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Obama says tackling Iraq's insurgency will take time

BAGHDAD (Reuters) - Special forces loyal to Iraqi Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki were deployed in strategic areas of Baghdad on Sunday night after he delivered a tough speech indicating he would not cave in to pressure to drop a bid for a third term, police sources said.<p>An Iraqi police officer …

Iraqi PM to file complaint against new president

BAGHDAD (AP) — Iraq's embattled Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki, in a surprise speech late Sunday, resisted calls for his resignation and accused the …

Officials: U.S. airstrikes kill ISIS fighters

American warplanes pounded extremist Sunni fighters in northern Iraq on Saturday in what officials described as an effort to defend minority Yazidis "being indiscriminately attacked," strikes that came just as President Barack Obama warned of an extended air campaign against the terror group.<p>The …

Iraq crisis: 'It is death valley. Up to 70 per cent of them are dead'

On board Iraqi army helicopter delivering aid to the trapped Yazidis, Jonathan Krohn sees a hellish sight<p><b>Iraq crisis: live</b><p>Mount Sinjar stinks of death. The few Yazidis who have managed to escape its clutches can tell you why. “Dogs were eating the bodies of the dead,” said Haji Khedev Haydev, 65, …

Iraq conflict: US in new air strikes on militants

http://vod-pro-ww-live.akamaized.net/mps_h264_hi/public/news/world/1099000/1099804_h264_1500k.mp4?__gda__=1534510475_fbbc43570c2fed40121c44462c2ce58d<p><b>The US military says it has carried out a third round of air strikes on Sunni Muslim militants to defend civilians in northern Iraq.</b><p>It said jet …

Obama sees no quick fix in Iraq

U.S. warplanes and drones stepped up attacks against Islamist militants in northern Iraq on Saturday, as President Obama warned that the effort to help Iraqi forces deny a safe haven to “barbaric terrorists” and help rescue thousands of trapped religious refugees wouldn’t be a short-term …

UK plane drops first aid in Iraq

http://vod-pro-ww-live.akamaized.net/mps_h264_hi/public/news/world/1099000/1099829_h264_1500k.mp4?__gda__=1534517821_16e16c2952888b1bc5379c575b5dc434<p><b>A British military aircraft has made the first drop of UK aid in Iraq.</b><p>The Ministry of Defence said the plane had carried out its mission overnight.<p>The …

Obama warns of long campaign as Iraq strikes continue against Isis

Barack Obama has committed the US to long-term involvement in Iraq, warning that the rapidly evolving crisis in the north would not be solved quickly.<p>US aircraft have targeted armoured vehicles and militant positions in a second day of strikes against Islamic State forces. A mix of US fighters and …

Six Passengers On The Malaysia Airliner Were Reportedly Headed To An AIDS Conference

"The International AIDS Society (IAS) today expresses its sincere sadness at receiving news that a number of colleagues and friends en route to attend the 20th International AIDS Conference taking place in Melbourne, Australia, were on board the Malaysian Airlines MH17 flight that has crashed over …

Corpses and body parts strewn amid MH17 wreckage greet first arrivals at Ukraine crash scene

Horrendous scenes in eastern Ukraine field where Malaysian Airlines flight crashed to earth are encountered by local villagers, rescue workers and militiamen as they reach the scene<p>Scenes of near-unspeakable horror, with crumpled corpses and body parts strewn amid the smouldering wreckage, greeted …

Collaborative Algorithm Lets Autonomous Robots Team Up And Learn From Each Other

Last week, MIT announced an exciting, but somewhat obscure breakthrough—a new algorithm, called AMPS, that turns teams of robots into better learners. It lets autonomous systems quickly compare notes about what they’ve observed in their respective travels, and come up with a combined worldview.<p>If …

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Food Allergy Treatments for Children Show Promise

News<p>An estimated 15 million people in the United States have a food allergy of some sort, and according to the journal “Pediatrics,” 5.9 million of them are children.<p>Now researchers are working on a way to desensitize patients who suffer from some of the most common allergens in the U.S.: peanuts, …

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Is Urine Really Sterile?

Study Reveals 12 Cereals that Contain More than 50 Percent Sugar

The cereal aisle is often the site of parent-child debates over colorful, sugar-laden brands. But parents may be surprised to learn that "sugary" doesn't really describe a number of options--the Environmental Working Group (EWG) has analyzed more than 1,500 breakfast cereals and identified a dozen …

16 Delicious Things You Never Thought To Make With Cake Mix

Forget sticking to the directions on the box.<p>Yes, cake mixes are great for making cake, but that's not all they're capable of. In fact, you won't believe all the awesome things cake mix can do. These 16 recipes use cake mix in unexpected yet delicious ways!<p><b>1. No-Bake Funfetti Cheesecake Cups</b><p>This …

Recipes

75 Summer Recipes Everyone Should Know How to Cook

Master these ultimate summer dishes and eat well through September.<p><b>Just because we're not in the mood to fire up the oven</b> to make brisket in the summer doesn't mean we're off the hook when it comes to warm weather meals. Nope, when it comes to summertime, there are <i>definitely</i> some classics that just …

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