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Al Qaeda chief Ayman al-Zawahiri declares war on ISIS; rubbishes caliphate | Latest News & Updates at Daily News & Analysis

Al Qaeda chief Ayman al Zawahiri has declared war against Islamic State, says a report in The Mirror.<p>Declaring that ISIS chief Abu Bakr al Baghdadi …

We just got the clearest sign yet that Russia doesn't really care about fighting ISIS in Syria

"This system is the advanced version used by Russia, and it's meant to be operated by Russians in Syria," a Western diplomat who is regularly briefed on US, Israeli, and other intelligence assessments told Reuters.<p>Russia has substantially increased its military presence in Syria over the past two …

Obama cancels traditional Waldorf Astoria hotel stay after Chinese takeover

Barack Obama will not stay at New York’s Waldorf Astoria during the UN general assembly this month after the hotel was bought by a Chinese insurance firm.<p>State Department stays quiet about exit from Chinese-owned Waldorf Astoria<p>Read more<p>White House spokesman Josh Earnest said Obama and the US …

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9/11 terror attacks were not plotted in Afghanistan by al-Qaeda, claims Karzai

On anniversary of New York terror attacks, former Afghan president says he has not seen "any report that would indicate that Al-Qaeda is operating in Afghanistan"<p>Hamid Karzai, the former Afghan president, has called al-Qaeda a “myth” and described any link between Afghanistan and the 9/11 terror …

Southern California Wildfires: Body Found in Blaze's Ashes

U.S. news<p>A badly burned body was found in Southern California Thursday, as fire crews stepped up their assault on the worst of the wildfires raging across San Diego County.<p>Firefighters located the body in a transient encampment in the area of Ambrosia and Calliandra, Carlsbad city officials said in …

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11 Financial Books Every Young Person Should Read

Those of you who are seeking investing enlightenment are not going to find much of it on the web.<p>I suggest you log off, power down your computer, and read some books. Take your time. The months you spend perusing this list will be well spent.<p>I'd recommend reading at least the first four books …

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Breathtaking Macro Portraits of Bees by Sam Droege

Bees have received an enormous amount of publicity lately due to the massive decline in their numbers across the globe. While most tend to focus on …

Fantastical Clouds Magically Suspended in Empty Rooms

Amsterdam-based artist Berndnaut Smilde is best known for his fantastical <i>Nimbus</i> series, in which individual clouds appear to magically float in empty rooms. The haunting images portray the airy nimbuses drifting through gorgeous Rococo rooms, Gothic cathedrals, and abandoned factories, evoking a …

A Question Of Biggitude: What's The Largest Creature On Earth?

What's the biggest living thing on Earth? I can think of two. I'm not sure which is biggest, but neither of them is a blue whale. These are weirder. Much, much weirder.<p>One is a tree. The other eats trees.<p>This is the tree.<p>Now, I know this looks like more than one tree. If you were counting, it looks …

100-Year-Olds Moms Share Insights On What It Means to Be a Mother

This Mother’s Day, why not take some advice from three women who’ve been moms for a very, very long time?<p>In honor of the 100th anniversary of the …

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Reddit Goes Bananas Over Little Boy's Curious Request

Sometimes, it only takes a piece of fruit and a hungry kid to create a new meme.<p>A curious and hungry young boy named Carter knocked on his neighbor's …

U.S. Won't Recognize East Ukraine Independence Votes

World<p>The U.S. government will not recognize the results of two sovereignty referendums in eastern Ukraine, officials said on Monday.<p>State Department spokeswoman Jen Psaki called the voting process "suspect."<p>"We do not recognize the illegal referendum that took place in portions of Donetsk and …

In Ukraine, Donetsk People’s Republic lurches to life

The Donetsk People's Republic lurched to life Monday, with separatist leaders vowing to drive the Ukrainian military off their territory and appealing to join neighbouring Russia.<p>They also said they would prevent national elections from taking place here on May 25, a move certain to spur further …

Ukraine crisis: May election 'will play crucial role'

<b>German Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier has said Ukraine's 25 May presidential vote will be "crucial" in bringing the country out of its crisis.</b><p>Mr Steinmeier is in the Ukrainian capital, Kiev, amid fresh attempts to find a diplomatic solution.<p>On Monday, pro-Russia activists in the east …