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Heartbreaking pictures show mother kangaroo reaching for joey one last time before dying in male companion's arms

A mother kangaroo has been captured reaching out to cuddle her joey one last time before she died.<p>The photographer, Evan Switzer, captured the moment on a bushland property in River Heads, Queensland, Australia.<p>He noticed what was going on while he was on a walk on the property on Monday …

Kangaroo

Kurds make gains against Islamic State in northern Iraq

Kurdish fighters in northern Iraq say they are regaining ground against the forces of Islamic State in the area.<p>The Peshmerga fighters claim to have taken back three villages from the Islamic extremist militants, with the help of Iraqi warplanes.<p>Jim Muir reports from Baqarta where other Kurdish …

Islamic State (ISIS)

Libya crisis: US 'caught off-guard' by air strikes

http://vod-pro-ww-live.akamaized.net/mps_h264_hi/public/news/world/1103000/1103653_h264_1500k.mp4?__gda__=1522253572_484f6d7dee88637695dc78248cab385b<p><b>US officials say Egypt and the UAE were behind air strikes in Libya last week that targeted Islamist-linked militia.</b><p>A senior US official told the BBC …

New York Times

Captured Russian troops 'in Ukraine by accident'

<b>Ten Russian soldiers captured in eastern Ukraine crossed the border "by accident", Russian military sources are quoted as saying.</b><p>Ukraine has released video interviews of some of the seized paratroopers.<p>The incident comes as the Ukrainian and Russian leaders have held their first-ever bilateral …

Russia

Colombia peace talks in 'decisive phase'

Talks to end Colombia's five-decade conflict have entered what the government called a "decisive phase" as army officers and FARC rebels began work on the terms of an eventual ceasefire.<p>The creation of the "subcommission" to propose the framework for an eventual ceasefire and disarmament marks the …

India and Pakistan exchange deadly fire

India has accused Pakistani troops of firing guns and mortar rounds on at least three villages in the India-administered Kashmir, killing at least two members of one family, while Pakistan has said that two of its civilians were killed in "unprovoked" India fire.<p>Dharmendra Pareek, a top official of …

US slams China over spy plane 'provocation'

The United States has accused the Chinese military of provocation after one of its fighter jets conducted an "intercept" of a US Navy spy plane in international air space over the South China Sea.<p>The Obama administration condemned the latest incident, with Deputy National Security Adviser Ben …

Deadly air strikes target fighters in Tripoli

Two air strikes by unidentified planes have targeted positions of government-aligned fighters in Libya's capital, Tripoli, residents and a militia spokesman said.<p>Ten people were killed and dozens wounded, a spokesman for Libya Dawn, a bloc of Islamist-leaning forces mainly from Misrata, told the …

Iran refuses to open key base to IAEA

Iran will not give UN nuclear inspectors access to a military base that they have been seeking to visit since 2005, Iranian Defence Minister Hossein Dehgan has said.<p>Dehgan's comments came just two days before a deadline for Iran to give its response to the IAEA, the UN’s nuclear agency, over …

Qatar denies backing Islamic State group

Qatar has rejected accusations of giving financial support to fighters of the Islamic State group who have seized large swathes of territory in Iraq and Syria, and condemned their "barbaric" murder of a US journalist.<p>Foreign Minister Khaled al-Attiyah's comments on Saturday came a day after the …

Ukraine marks Independence Day with parade

Ukraine is celebrating its anniversary of independence with army parades in show of the country's military force as the Kiev government continues to fight against pro-Russian armed groups in the east of the war-torn country.<p>The country, which declared independence from the Soviet Union in 1991, …

Nigeria rejects Boko Haram 'caliphate' claim

The leader of Boko Haram has claimed that the Nigerian armed group will rule a northeastern town as part of an "Islamic caliphate", a claim quickly rejected by the military.<p>"Thanks be to Allah who gave victory to our brethren in [the town of] Gwoza and made it part of the Islamic caliphate," …

Kashmir gun battle leaves several dead

Four rebels and an army trooper have been killed near the de facto border in India-administered Kashmir, Indian defence officials said.<p>The rebels, who remain unidentified, were killed in Kundanar area of Kupwara district near Line of Control (LoC), 150km north of summer capital, Srinagar.<p>"Due to …

Iran says it shot down Israeli drone

Iran's elite Revolutionary Guard says it has brought down an Israeli stealth drone above the Natanz uranium enrichment site in the centre of the country.<p>The Guards issued a statement saying the drone was trying to penetrate the site, state news agency ISNA said on Sunday.<p>"The downed aircraft was of …

Can Somalia disarm its militias? | Somalia

Earlier this month, the Somali government announced a campaign to rid the country of illegal weapons. Politicians say it will be a major step to bring peace to a nation torn apart by years of civil strife and lawlessness.<p>Weapons are everywhere in Somalia. They are in the hands of the militia and …

Islamic State captures key Syrian air base

Fighters from the Islamic State group have taken over an air base in northeast Syria, capturing it from government forces after fighting that cost more than 500 lives, a monitoring group and state media have said.<p>The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights (SOHR), a London-based monitoring group, said …

Deep Pockets, Dark Goals: How Will ISIS Keep Funding Terror?

Ransom payments for kidnap victims, crimes like extortion and robbery and, lately, oil sales are believed to have brought in “hundreds of millions of dollars” for ISIS during its two-year reign of terror, U.S. intelligence officials tell NBC News. But the group is burning through money nearly as …

Al-Qaeda

Iraq conflict: UN warns of possible Amerli 'massacre'

<b>The UN has called for action to prevent what it says may be a possible massacre in the northern Iraqi town of Amerli.</b><p>Special representative Nickolay Mladenov says he is "seriously alarmed" by reports regarding the conditions in which the town's residents live.<p>Amerli, under siege by Islamic State …

Middle East

US 'set to launch air strikes' on senior Isis terror chiefs in Syria

White House will 'take action' against threats as Turkey comes under pressure to halt flow of jihadists across its border<p>The United States was said to be considering air strikes aimed at eliminating individual leaders of Islamic State as Turkey came under mounting pressure to stem the flow of …

U.N.: 'Unspeakable' suffering in Iraqi town besieged by ISIS fighters

As violence continues to wrack Iraq, the United Nations warned Saturday of another ethnic slaughter in the making by Sunni extremists from ISIS.<p>ISIS fighters have besieged the ethnic Turkmen Shiite town of Amerli in the north for two months, and its fewer than 20,000 residents are without power and …

Britain plans tougher laws to tackle UK jihadists | Reuters

LONDON (Reuters) - Britain said on Saturday it planned tougher laws to deal with British Islamist militants after Islamic State (IS) fighters in the Middle East released a video showing a suspected Briton beheading U.S. journalist James Foley.<p>Britain's Home Secretary Theresa May leaves Downing …

Fears grow for second kidnapped US journalist

Steven Sotloff, of Miami, Florida, is apparently the second journalist shown in the Islamic State group's video of the grisly beheading of American reporter James Foley.<p>Sotloff, 31, is a freelance writer who covered the Arab Spring and the war in Syria for <i>Time magazine</i>, the <i>Christian Science Monitor</i> …

1985 Volkswagen Typ 183 Iltis

This 1985 Typ 183 Iltis is a Bombardier built, ex-Canadian military version that’s said to be daily driven. Effectively the Thing’s replacement, …

Hardtop and Overdrive: 1974 Triumph TR6

This 1974 Triumph TR6 (CF12962 U O) is said to be rust free and mostly original apart from a respray in the original French Blue. A hardtop and …

1974 Toyota Land Cruiser FJ40

This 1974 Toyota Land Cruiser is said to be mostly original with 67k miles from new. A dealer-installed Warn winch is a very cool option, while new …