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American veterans of Iraq war join Kurds battling ISIL

Veterans of the US occupation of Iraq have been joining Kurdish units fighting the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) group in northern Iraq.<p>Al Jazeera spoke to a number of the men, who had crossed into Iraq a few months ago, and had since taken part in clashes against ISIL fighters, …

Veterans

Thousands in Germany protest against Europe-U.S. trade deal | Reuters

BERLIN (Reuters) - Thousands of people marched in Berlin, Munich and other German cities on Saturday in protest against a planned free trade deal between Europe and the United States that they fear will erode food, labor and environmental standards.<p>People dressed in costumes take part in a …

North Africa

The Other review – Philip French on Robert Mulligan’s cult psychological horror movie

Now best known for <i>To Kill a Mockingbird</i>, the celebrated seven-film partnership between director Robert Mulligan and producer Alan J Pakula ended in 1969. Pakula embarked on directing a series of conspiracy thrillers (most famously <i>All the President’s Men</i>) that reflected the following decade of …

Horror

Obama Orders Reduction In Government's Greenhouse Gas Emissions

President Obama signed an executive order at the White House on Thursday directing the federal government to cut its emissions of greenhouse gases by 40 percent from 2008 levels within the next decade and to increase its use of renewable energy sources to 30 percent of total consumption.<p>"These are …

Clean Technology

Afghanistan's ancient Sufi order shocked by deadly attack

Nothing could have prepared Mohammad Zarar for the lead story on Afghanistan's 10 p.m. television news Saturday.<p>The Sufi Muslim meetinghouse in Kabul that the 46-year-old science teacher attended for more than a decade was attacked by gunmen. Officials said six people were killed, but members of …

Extremism

Kurdish militia pays tribute to Ashley Johnston, killed fighting with its forces

The 28-year-old Australian is understood to have been the first Westerner to die fighting with the array of militia groups opposed to Isis<p>The official command of the Kurdish People’s Protection Movement (YPG) have paid tribute to a 28-year-old Queenslander killed last week fighting with its forces …

Northern Territory

Vatican condemns leaking of documents showing power struggle | Reuters

VATICAN CITY (Reuters) - The Vatican on Friday condemned the leaking of documents that according to a media report show a power struggle in the Holy See over economic reforms and excessive expenses by the cardinal charged with carrying them out.<p>Saint Peter's Square is seen from a hill in the north …

Economic Reform

Netanyahu trip to Congress provokes harsh reaction from US Jewish leaders

Israeli prime minister’s decision to instigate a high-level confrontation with the White House is not winning favor in the Jewish community<p>Only one head of government is in the hall of fame of Cheltenham high school, just outside Philadelphia: prime minister Binyamin Netanyahu of Israel.<p>Netanyahu …

Israel

The 10 most important things in the world right now

<b>1.</b> When it meets with eurozone partners on Wednesday, Greece's radical government will ask for a "bridge" agreement until a wider debt deal can be negotiated in September.<p><b>2.</b> A senior government official says the mysterious death of Argentine prosecutor Alberto Nisman is part of an attempted coup …

Europe

5 facts that show half of America is seriously struggling

Unemployment is down and the U.S. economy is resurgent, but only a fraction of the country is reaping the benefits<p><i>Happy Monday! S&P 500 now up 10% for year --CNN Money<br>Third-quarter U.S. economic growth strongest in 11 years --Reuters<br>The U.S. economy is on a tear --Wall Street Journal</i><p>Half of our …