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Obama to lay out case for taking on Islamic State militants in speech

President<p>Obama outlined a “steady, relentless” strategy Wednesday to combatIslamic Statefighters “wherever they exist,” signaling that he will target themilitantgroup in Iraq and neighboring Syria, where the fighters have captured large swaths of territory.<p>Nearly six years after he was elected on …

Gates Foundation charity to spend $60m on fighting Ebola in west Africa

The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation said on Wednesday it would spend $40m (£25m) – on top of $10m already committed – to support the emergency response to west Africa's Ebola outbreak – the group's largest donation yet to a humanitarian effort.<p>"It became clear to us over the last 7 to 10 days that …

Fukushima nuclear disaster: three years on 120,000 villagers remain uprooted

Kimimasa Mayama/AFP/Getty Images<p>Workers constructing an ice wall at the Fukushima nuclear plant in 2011. Photograph: Kimimasa Mayama/AFP/Getty<p>276<p>image/jpeg<p>http://static.guim.co.uk/sys-images/Guardian/Pix/pictures/2014/9/8/1410196070374/Workers-constructing-the--011.jpg<p>460<p>Justin Mccurry/Guardian<p>Liko …

Toronto Mayor Rob Ford in hospital with tumor in abdomen

Toronto Mayor Rob Ford, who gained global notoriety after a well-publicized battle with addiction, was admitted to hospital with a tumor in his abdomen on Wednesday, throwing his campaign for re-election into doubt.<p>Ford went to a Toronto hospital, complaining of abdominal pains that had lasted …