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  • ISIS Video: America’s Air Dropped Weapons Now in Our Hands
    Isis 2014-10-21 19:28:33 UTC
    In a new video, ISIS shows American-made weapons it says were intended for the Kurds but actually were air dropped into territory they control. At least one bundle of U.S. weapons airdropped in Syria appears to have fallen into the hands of ISIS,...
  • Oscar Pistorius: Five years in jail for culpable homicide
    Oscar_pistorius_sentenced_to_five_years_ 2014-10-21 09:13:44 UTC
    Oscar Pistorius has been jailed for five years for killing his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp. South African legal experts say Pistorius must serve at least one-sixth of his sentence before being considered for house arrest. On a five-year sentence...
  • KOBANE: U.S. planes drop weapon to Kurdish Peshmerga
    Kobane-us 2014-10-20 07:19:40 UTC
    U.S. military aircraft dropped weapons and supplies to Kurdish peshmerga defending the Syrian city of Kobane against the 'Islamic State' IS, despite its ally Turkey’s declarations opposing such a move. The airdrops on Sunday were the first of t...
  • North Korea exporting food to China
    Nk-china 2014-10-19 05:58:57 UTC
    For over 15 years, North Korea has been one of the world’s largest recipients of food aid. Last week, however, it emerged that the isolationist state may be exporting an increasing amount of food to China. The South Korean-based NK News website...
  • Secretive X-37B US military space plane returns to Earth
    X-37b_space_plane_october__2014 2014-10-18 15:55:07 UTC
    After a record-shattering 22 months in space, the U.S. Air Force's mysterious X-37B space plane returned to Earth on Friday (Oct .17) in a smooth landing at Vandenberg Air Force Base in California. The 674-day mission launched in December 2012, bu...
  • Kofi Annan 'bitterly disappointed' by response to Ebola
    Annan 2014-10-17 07:31:14 UTC
    The World Health Organization is to "ramp up" efforts to prevent Ebola spreading beyond the three countries most affected by the deadly virus, Liberia, Sierra Leone and Guinea. Fifteen African countries will receive more help in areas including p...
  • The Ebola outbreak could grow to 10,000 new cases a week
    Who 2014-10-15 07:12:11 UTC
    The Ebola outbreak could grow to 10,000 new cases a week within two months, the World Health Organisation warned on Tuesday as the death toll from the virus reached 4,447 people, nearly all of them in west Africa. Dr Bruce Aylward, the WHO assi...
  • American killed by gunman in Saudi Arabia
    Riyadharial1 2014-10-15 05:45:48 UTC
    An American defence contractor was shot dead and another injured in the Saudi Arabian capital, Riyadh, the State Department said. The two US citizens were employees of Vinnell Arabia, a subsidiary of Northrop Grumman, the Virginia-based defence...
  • Turkish government denies U.S. use of Turkish airbase
    Turkey_airport 2014-10-15 05:45:37 UTC
    Turkish officials have denied reaching a new agreement to let the US use its Incirlik airbase in the fight against Islamic State (Isis) militants, in comments which ran contrary to a statement made by US national security adviser Susan Rice on Sun...
  • US planes worth $486 Million scrapped in Afghanistan
    K 2014-10-12 06:38:09 UTC
    Sixteen military transport planes bought by the United States government for the Afghan Air Force (AAF) at a cost of $486 Million were recently destroyed by the Afghan military and sold for scrap parts at around six cents per pound, prompting a go...
  • Ebola outbreak deaths exceed 4,000
    Abola 2014-10-10 18:28:05 UTC
    The number of deaths attributed to the Ebola outbreak has risen above 4,000, the World Health Organization says. The latest figures show there have been 4,024 confirmed or suspected deaths in the worst-affected West African nations of Guinea, L...
  • Mikhail Gorbachev discharged from hospital
    Mikhail_gorbachev_discharged_from_hospital 2014-10-10 17:18:59 UTC
    A spokeswoman for Gorbachev’s foundation confirmed to AFP that the last leader of the USSR had arrived at their headquarters and that “everything was back to normal.” Gorbachev — who has been suffering from ailing health — had earlier said he w...
  • Islamic State militants control 40 percent of Kobane
    Kurdistan 2014-10-11 08:05:38 UTC
    “ISIS now controls 40 per cent of Kobane,” after entering eastern districts on Monday and attacking from the west and the south, said the Britain-based Observatory, which has a wide network of sources inside Syria. Fierce fighting had raged for...
  • US Ebola patient dies in hospital in Dallas
    Isolate30n-3-web 2014-10-08 17:03:30 UTC
    DALLAS (AP) - The first Ebola patient diagnosed in the United States died in a Dallas hospital Wednesday, a little more than a week after his diagnosis exposed gaps in the nation's defenses against the disease and set off a scramble to track down ...
  • Obama’s ‘red line’ on Syria damaged U.S. credibility
    Panetta 2014-10-07 17:05:59 UTC
    WASHINGTON (AP) — Former Defense Secretary Leon Panetta is criticizing President Barack Obama for leaning toward, then deciding against military action against Syria for its use of chemical weapons. "By failing to respond, it sent the wrong mes...
  • Cameron: We must do everything we can to defeat ISIS
    Cameron 2014-10-04 16:08:15 UTC
    CAIRO (AP) - The Islamic State extremists who have beheaded another Western hostage are deaf to reason and must be destroyed, British Prime Minister David Cameron said Saturday as Muslims worldwide were urged to pray for the victim on one of Islam...
  • British hostage beheaded by terror group ISIS
    Isis- 2014-10-04 05:56:52 UTC
    CAIRO (AP) -- An Internet video released Friday purports to show an Islamic State group fighter beheading British hostage Alan Henning, the fourth such killing carried out by the extremist group now targeted in U.S.-led airstrikes. The video mi...
  • Hong Kong Protesters Shelve Talks With Government
    News 2014-10-03 18:40:24 UTC
    HONG KONG (AP) - Hong Kong pro-democracy protesters called off planned talks with the government on electoral reforms Friday after mobs of people tried to drive them from streets they had occupied in one of the city's main shopping areas. The H...
  • Asia will stretch only so far
    Diaalnews-pic 2014-10-03 15:01:15 UTC
    It’s not as dire for Asia as many thought. A few months ago headlines suggested China was about to stumble, tripped up by defaults and plunging confidence. Japan’s economy was pummelled by a hike in consumption taxes. India looked paralysed by pol...
  • How ISIS protects against Air strikes
    Us-air-strik-diaalnews 2014-10-15 05:53:26 UTC
    By Orion Pegman Two months after the U.S. air strike against ISIS, the signs show how well the Islamic State adapts to the new situation. Most buildings are evacuated before the air strikes. In a village south of Kirkuk, fighters left one ...
  • Hong Kong pro-democracy rally on China’s National Day
    Hong_kong 2014-10-02 04:35:08 UTC
    By Leonie Terfort DIAAL NEWS - Tens of thousands of protesters remained in downtown Hong Kong, even after major confrontations with police, who used tear gas and pepper spray on Sunday resulting in widespread condemnation and thousands of a...
  • ISIS financed with stolen Art
    Nabi_yunus_mosul-diaalnews.com 2014-10-07 17:31:48 UTC
    By Orion Pegman DIAAL NEWS - The Islamist militant group ISIS is proceeding with, not only incredible brutality against humanity but they are also systematically destroying Cultural Heritage in the controlled areas in Syria and Iraq. The...
  • Turkish government has its own plan for Syria
    Erdogan-diaal 2014-10-01 06:52:47 UTC
    By Orion Pegman DIAAL NEWS - Syrian refugees are still escaping from ISIS to Turkey. Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan would like to set up a protection zone for them in northern Syria and solve several problems at once --push the ISIS b...
  • Edward Snowden Awarded 'Alternative Nobel'
    Edward_snowden_alan_rusbridger-diaalnews 2014-09-27 15:58:29 UTC
    By Leonie Terfort, DIAAL NEWS - NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden and Guardian editor-in-chief Alan Rusbridger have jointly received the 2014 Right Livelihood honorary award, dubbed “the alternative nobel prize”. Sveriges Television SVT an...
  • Will we ever get a deal on climate change?
    Clima 2014-09-30 18:03:48 UTC
    By Leonie Terfort, Climate summit on September 23 at the UN, NY - Nifty strollers, weathered protesters, upper-east-side walking shoes, politicians, seniors, celebrities and lots of tweeting young people. Emma Thomson (actress) summed their ...