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Iraqis welcome further US airstrikes, but worry they'll get more than they asked for

Twelve days ago, President Barack Obama said he had no strategy for dealing with the terrorist group, ISIS, that has taken over large parts of Iraq and killed two American journalists in recent weeks. Now, things seem to be different.<p>Obama will unveil a strategy in a speech to the American people …

Iraq call for immediate military intervention as Obama unveils plan

Barack Obama prepares to unveil his plan for 'degrading and ultimately destroying' the Islamic State as Iraq's ambassador says he wants to see action as soon as possible<p>Britain and America should launch attacks to defeat Islamic State militants as soon as possible, Iraq’s ambassador said, as Barack …

Middle East

Rebuilt 18th century ship tests French waters

PARIS (AP) — A reconstruction of the 213-foot (65-meter) frigate used by France's Marquis de Lafayette to bring reinforcements to American revolutionaries in 1780 has tested the waters for the first time.<p>The test run at high tide Sunday was a key step in an ambitious 17-year project aimed at …

Al-Shabaab ushers in new leadership after deadly US air strike

Ahmad Umar's selection follows the killing of Ahmed Abdi Godane, the spiritual leader of the al-Qaida-linked group<p>Al-Shabaab, Somalia's Islamic extremist group, has named a new leader after confirming the killing of its previous leader by a US air strike, a commander of the group said.<p>The Somali …

Henry Kissinger: Iran 'A Bigger Problem Than ISIS'

Former Secretary of State Henry Kissinger said that Iran "is a bigger problem than ISIS."<p>In an interview with NPR that was released on Saturday, Kissinger explained that because Iran has a stronger footing in the Middle East, it has a greater opportunity to create an empire.<p>"The borders of the …

Anti-ISIS video shows crucifixions, bodies

The brutal mock ISIS recruitment video starts with a simple phrase: Run. Do not walk to ISIS land.<p>Then a body is thrown off a cliff.<p>Later a mosque is blown up, followed by a photo of a body with a severed head.<p>Complete with crucifixions, Muslims being whipped, shot in the head at point-blank range …

New Report Details The Horrific 'Ethnic Cleansing' By ISIS In Iraq

And then, backs turned, they were shot. Salah was hit in the left leg, falling forward. He immediately played dead, waited until the group from ISIS left, and fled the area.<p>"I don't know who the others were. I was too scared to look around, I couldn't focus," Salah said later. "I don't know what …

Amnesty International

Pinball is now legal in Oakland for the first time in 80 years - Inside Scoop SF

For the first time in 80 years, you can now legally play pinball in Oakland.<p>As reported by the Chronicle’s Carolyn Jones in June, Oakland was one of thousands of cities to ban pinball in the 1930s because the machines were essentially used for gambling, since there were no flippers and winners …

Islamic State militants pose 'biggest threat' to US

http://vod-pro-ww-live.akamaized.net/mps_h264_hi/public/news/world/1102000/1102741_h264_1500k.mp4?__gda__=1524175280_7b4725a29514c33d80b09a39e9068076<p><b>Islamic State militants are the most dangerous threat America has faced in years, top US officials have warned.</b><p>Defence Secretary Chuck Hagel said US …

Middle East

Spain arrests eight in 'ISIS cell'

http://vod-pro-ww-live.akamaized.net/mps_h264_hi/public/news/world/1085000/1085068_h264_1500k.mp4?__gda__=1522327341_e470a2b21d970da3c4538e503c9c2d79<p><b>Spanish police say they have detained eight people on suspicion of recruiting militants to fight in Syria and Iraq.</b><p>They suspect the cell of trying to …

Terrorism

Nuclear powers modernising arsenals, says study

Sipri says upgrades suggest nuclear weapons will remain deeply embedded elements of nations' defence strategies<p>All five legally recognised nuclear-weapons states – China, France, Russia, Britain and the US – are deploying new nuclear weapon delivery systems or have announced programmes to do so, …

More Millennial Mothers Are Single Than Married

Despite the anxiety society still feels about single mothers, most American mothers aged 26 to 31 had at least one child when they were not married. …

Demographics

Could Kurdistan emerge as the middle east's newest country?

The northern region of Iraq, known as Iraqi Kurdistan, has all the trappings of a state - with its own flag, anthem and regional government. It's …

WATCH: These Dance Moves May Get You Death Threats in Kurdistan

A risqué new music video is making waves in socially conservative Kurdistan, drawing both clicks on YouTube and reports of death threats in social …

Middle East

GOP Rep. Dana Rohrabacher half-defends Russia’s annexation of Crimea

The California congressman isn’t saying it was right of Russia to seize the former Ukrainian territory, but …<p>Speaking during a House Foreign Affairs Committee markup of the Ukraine Support Act, Republican Rep. Dana Rohrabacher went off-script for a moment and offered a qualified defense of Russia's …

Pro-Russian Crimeans celebrate landslide vote for return to motherland

Sevastopol residents celebrate 'going home' after 23 years as part of Ukraine, with 95.5% backing reunion with Russia<p>With Soviet-era music blaring from loudspeakers and the Russian tricolour everywhere, the overwhelming feeling in Sevastopol was that the city was finally "going home" after a …

Home : Nature Status

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Can Samantha Power, the United States' Youngest-Ever Ambassador to the United Nations, Live Up to Her Own Ideals?

Power rose to fame critiquing America's failed responses to humanitarian crises. In her new role, the "conscience of the White House," is hoping to make some real changes.<p>In her very first speech as the new United States ambassador to the United Nations, Samantha Power strode onto a stage at UCLA …

United Nations Approves Internet Privacy Resolution

<b>The United Nations’ human rights committee passed a “right to privacy” resolution that was sponsored by Germany and Brazil. The new document protects</b> …

Bill Nye Scolds GOP Congresswoman on Global Warming

Bill Nye “The Science Guy” told Republican Representative Marsha Blackburn of Tennessee to stop questioning the facts behind climate change on Sunday …

The Mount Rushmore Fight Club: A History of Hating Presidents

We may think our modern partisans are nasty, but what about the critics who called Washington ‘Machiavellian,’ Jefferson a ‘howling atheist,’ and …

World must act on North Korea rights abuse, says UN report

http://vod-pro-ww-live.akamaized.net/mps_h264_hi/public/news/world/1053000/1053668_h264_1500k.mp4?__gda__=1522203514_5f52ac2967f05573fb2bfcf162e2e73e<p><b>The international community must act on evidence that crimes against humanity are being committed in North Korea, says a long-awaited UN report.</b><p>A …

North Korea

TRANSCRIPT: Bill O'Reilly interviews President Obama

BILL O'REILLY, HOST: Mr. President, thank you for doing this.<p>BARACK OBAMA, PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES: Great to be with you.<p>O'REILLY: Really appreciate it.<p>I want to get some things on the record.<p>So let's begin with health care.<p>OBAMA: Yes?<p>O'REILLY: October 1st it rolls out.<p>OBAMA: Right.<p>O'REILLY: …