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Liz Kendall says Labour should back 2% defence spending

<b>Labour should commit to the Nato target of spending at least 2% of national income on defence, leadership contender Liz Kendall has said.</b><p>Before the election neither the government nor Labour committed to meeting the target.<p>The shadow care minister also said a "new era" was needed for Labour after …

Great Britain

ISIS storms Syrian city near Palmyra ruins

<b>(CNN) —</b> ISIS militants on Wednesday stormed a central Syrian city that's just meters from the ancient ruins of Palmyra, activists said.<p>ISIS fighters entered Tadmur, the Arabic name for the modern city with thousands of residents at the Palmyra site, after days of fighting with Syrian government …

Bin Laden raid: US releases more documents

<b>In his final years, Osama Bin Laden urged his followers to remain focused on attacking the US, newly released documents show.</b><p>US officials have published a trove of files found at his Pakistan hideout the night the al-Qaeda chief was killed.<p>They include Arabic correspondence with his lieutenants, a …

Netanyahu kills bill to throw Palestinians off Jewish buses

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu stepped in to quash a law only hours after it went into effect on Wednesday as it threatened to blow up into a public relations disaster.<p>New Minister of Defence Moshe Yaalon accepted a longstanding Jewish settler’s demand and banned West Bank Palestinians …

Obama warns Coast Guard cadets global warming a national security ‘threat’

At a time when the U.S. military is facing threats on multiple fronts -- most immediately, the advances of the Islamic State in Syria and Iraq, where the terror group recently seized Ramadi -- President Obama told U.S. Coast Guard Academy graduates that climate change needs to be added to that list …

Burundi president delays parliamentary elections by 1 week

BUJUMBURA (Reuters) - Burundian President Pierre Nkurunziza appealed for ethnic harmony on Wednesday, addressing fears that weeks of political unrest could trigger another bout of bloodletting between Hutus and Tutsis in the heart of Africa’s Great Lakes.<p>A man holds up his bible during a protest …

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