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Iraqi militias head to Anbar after fall of provincial capital to Isis

Iraqi defence ministry says reinforcements on the way after Islamic State claims full control over Ramadi<p>Iraqi militias have begun mobilising towards the predominantly Sunni Anbar province in a belated effort to push back against Islamic State, which seized the region’s capital city on Sunday.<p>“We …

Middle East

Greek finance minister says bailout deal is very close

ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Greek Finance Minister Yanis Varoufakis said Monday that he expects an agreement with bailout creditors within the next week, which would save the cash-strapped country from fast-approaching bankruptcy.<p>"I think we are very close," Varoufakis said. "Let's say (it's a matter) of …

Europe
Basketball

Nigeria seeks US help in fight against Boko Haram

Nigeria's president has called for greater military assistance from the US in the fight against armed group Boko Haram.<p>President Goodluck Jonathan appealed to the US to "come to Nigeria" in an interview published with the <i>Wall Street Journal</i>, citing US-led operations against the Islamic State of …

Africa

Rodgers throws six TDs in first half as Packers crush Bears | Reuters

(Reuters) - Aaron Rodgers became just the second quarterback to throw six touchdowns in a half as the Green Bay Packers handed NFC North rivals the Chicago Bears a 55-14 thrashing in the late game on Sunday.<p>Nov 9, 2014; Green Bay, WI, USA; Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers (12) talks with …