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Airstrikes blunt IS momentum, limit their mobility

WASHINGTON — U.S. airstrikes have hammered Islamic State fighters, killing more than 1,500 of them and limiting their ability to stage the mass attacks that allowed them to seize large tracts of land in Iraq and Syria this summer, according to two senior officers.<p>Iraqi forces and Kurdish fighters …

Isis: Tony Abbott welcomes extra US troops but says he won't send more

The US president authorises the doubling of troop levels in Iraq to 3,000, but PM says Australia’s plans have not changed<p>Barack Obama’s approval of additional troops in Iraq is welcome but Australia’s current commitment remains, the prime minister, Tony Abbott, has said.<p>The US president has …

Julie Bishop discusses Isis with John Kerry as US boosts troop numbers

Australia’s foreign minister says she and the US secretary of state talked about the difficulties of fighting the extremist group<p>Australia’s foreign minister, Julie Bishop, says nobody should be under any illusions that defeating Islamic State will be easy, as US President Barack Obama moves to …

Meet the Kurdish women fighting the Islamic State

Battling Isil on the frontline in Northern Iraq are the female peshmerga army - fighting as equals alongside the male Kurdish forces for the future of their country<p>The town of Taza Khurmatu is about eight miles south of <b>Kirkuk</b>, in <b>northern Iraq</b>. Less than five months ago it was busy and thriving. Now …

Islam

Obama approves sending up to 1,500 more US troops to Iraq

President Obama has approved sending up to 1,500 additional U.S. troops to Iraq, doubling the number being deployed to help Iraqi forces fight the Islamic State.<p>The president also requested an additional $5.6 billion on Friday for the war against the Islamic State, in part to cover the additional …

ISIS campaign in Iraq prompts Obama to nearly double U.S. presence

President Obama said up to 1,500 U.S. troops will go to Iraq in a major new deployment, almost doubling the number of American trainers and advisers …

ISIS Trains Child Soldiers at Camps for 'Cubs of the Islamic State'

Their guns are as big as they are — which is not saying much.<p>On the streets of Syria and Iraq, ISIS militants are building a small army — literally. The use and recruitment of child soldiers is a war crime. It's also a practice which ISIS has boasted of in photos and videos splashed across the …

Islam

How Ebola's 300+ Mutations Could Make The Virus Even Scarier

Instead of improving, the situation is getting worse, with infection rates growing exponentially in three West African countries. The disease is so out of control there that the World Health Organization has said that by early December, there could be 10,000 new Ebola infections every week.<p>The …

Disease

Amid Ebola scare, airlines approve fare hike

The nation's largest airlines have approved a $4 round-trip fare hike, despite anxiety over Ebola and higher travel prices for the upcoming holiday season.<p>The hike may signal that the airline industry believes demand for air travel is so strong that it won't be discouraged by an Ebola scare or a …

Delta Airlines

Ebola patient discharged from Emory Hospital

Emory University Hospital has discharged a third Ebola patient, who has not been named.<p>The patient, who wishes to remain anonymous, was flown to Emory Sept. 9 after contracting Ebola in West Africa. Emory released the patient Sunday, after blood tests showed he is free of the virus.<p>The man is …