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  • Video: IS seized some of the weapons airdropped for Kurds
    Isis 2014-10-21 20:10:58 UTC
    In a new video, IS 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 Kobane appears to have fallen into the hands of IS, a ...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Kurdish fighters in Kobani call for heavy weapons
    Isis-kobane 2014-10-11 17:21:20 UTC
    A group that monitors the Syrian civil war said the Kurdish forces faced inevitable defeat in Kobani if Turkey did not open its border to let through arms - something Ankara has so far appeared reluctant to do. ISIS 'Islamic State' is getting s...
  • 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...
  • Australian Major General says ISIS will be defeated in Iraq
    1000 2014-10-10 16:58:49 UTC
    Australian Major General Craig Orme says the Coalition is supremely better and maintaining connection to Iraqi and Kurdish peshmerger ground forces than ISIS is at supplying its own fighters. “These are problems all military forces face. They’ve ...
  • Turkey: Syrian town about to fall to jihadists
    Kobane-diaal 2014-10-07 17:24:25 UTC
    MURSITPINAR, Turkey ( AP ) — The Islamic State group is about to capture the Syrian border town of Kobani, Turkey's president said Tuesday, as outgunned Kurdish forces struggled to repel the extremists with limited aid from U.S.-led coalition airs...
  • Hong Kong Protesters Stage Massive, Defiant Ralley
    Hong_kong 2014-10-04 16:22:45 UTC
    HONG KONG (AP) - Pro-democracy protesters were defiant in the face of attacks by opponents and warnings by the Hong Kong government to clear the streets, staging a massive rally Saturday evening in the downtown business district they've occupied f...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • UN pledge action to curb climate change
    Clima 2014-09-24 15:57:07 UTC
    By Leonie Terfort, DIAAL NEWS - Last sunday people protested against global warming. 675,000 protesters in 161 countries, according to the organizers. There were upper east side strollers, wild costumes, drums, celebrities, well weathered p...
  • Worldwide marches to demand action on Global warming
    Global_warming 2014-09-24 15:56:58 UTC
    DIAAL NEWS - As many as 310,000 demonstrators marched through the streets of New York City to demand U.N. action on global warming just days before the United Nations’ 2014 Climate Summit, which will be held in Midtown Manhattan. The demonstration...
  • Referendum: Scotland says 'N0' to independence
    Scotland 2014-09-19 07:44:12 UTC
    By Michael Luz and Orion Pegman Diaal News - Scotland has voted to stay in the United Kingdom. The scottish independence referendum say that 44,7 percent of the voters said “yes” and 55,3 percent of the voters said “no”. Earlier: The...
  • Alibaba – What You Should Now About The Biggest IPO Ever
    Techcrunch_sf_2013_4s2a3709_marissa_mayer 2014-09-22 05:40:13 UTC
    Chinese Internet giant Alibaba is getting set for NYSE IPO. What does this mean for Yahoo stock? <strong>Alibaba is trying its luck on a foreign stock exchange, the IPO is expected in the next few days - not in Hong Kong, but in New York. A bi...
  • NASA to Reactivate Manned Space Flight
    Nasa-diaal 2014-09-24 15:54:01 UTC
    DIAAL NEWS - Three years after the retirement of the space shuttle program, the U.S. space agency NASA paved the way to resume US manned flights into space. "We’re returning human space flight launches to the US.", said NASA on Twitter yesterday. ...