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US says Iraq is priority in fight against ISIL

Published on Oct 13, 2014 Heavy clashes and constant shelling of the Syrian Kurdish town of Kobani appear to show the US strategy of air strikes is doing little to deter Islamic extremists. A propaganda video has been...

Hong Kong clashes as pro-democracy barriers are removed

Published on Oct 13, 2014 Tensions have boiled over in Hong Kong after police began removing some of the barricades erected by pro-democracy protesters. Hundreds of unidentified people, some wearing masks, then moved ...

6 killed as cyclone makes landfall in southern India

Published on Oct 13, 2014 At least 6 people have been killed as severe cyclonic storm, Hudhud, lashed southern India’s port city of Vishakhapatnam in the state of Andhra Pradesh this morning. ...

New phase of search for missing MH370 enters week one

Published on Oct 12, 2014 A new phase of the search for the missing Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370 resumed last week, in a remote part of the Southern Indian Ocean. This round of searching comes more than six months af...

Doubts, frustration over fruitless search for MH370

Published on Oct 12, 2014 The continuing failure to find any trace of Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370 has given rise to more doubts about the official version of events. It has been argued that the flow of information t...

International donors pledge money to rebuild Gaza

Published on Oct 12, 2014 International donors have pledged to help rebuild Gaza after it was devastated by an Israeli assault in the summer. At a conference in Cairo on Sunday, Qatar promised 800 million euros and EU...

ISIS has “rules” for reporters?

Published on Oct 12, 2014 CNN's Arwa Damon describes the changing media environment for reporters covering ISIS in Iraq and Syria. ...

I.S. aims to control water, electricity supplies

Published on Oct 8, 2014 The Islamic State is also said to be fortifying its positions in Iraq and trying to re-take key water resources in the country’s northwest. ...

Horrifying Effect: ‘Spice’ designer drug ‘turns people into zombies’

Published on Oct 12, 2014 WARNING: You may find some of the footage disturbing. Russia is taking steps to make a deadly designer drug which is sweeping the country illegal. There have been reports of 25 fatal cases so...

Thousands of Pakistan teachers skip classes

Published on Oct 11, 2014 Pakistani teenager Malala Yousafzai says being awarded the Nobel Peace Prize will help her campaign for education. However, her country has a poor record and in some areas one of the biggest p...

South African children pedal way to school

Published on Oct 12, 2014 Many children in South African walk long distances to school. Some arrive late or even drop out because it takes too long to walk. Now, there's a plan to improve attendance and punctuality. Al...

N Korea celebrates Workers’ Party anniversary

Published on Oct 11, 2014 North Korea has celebrated the 69th anniversary of the founding of the Workers' Party, but for the first time in three years Kim Jong Un missed the festivities. The authoritarian leader, who's...

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