Arushi Mishra

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Isis threat to Kobani: Turkey’s prime minister vows to stop militants

Islamic State (Isis) militants stepped up their attacks on the Syrian Kurdish city of Kobani on Friday in what some Kurdish activists described as a “possibly decisive moment in the battle”.<p>Idris Nassan, Kobani’s deputy foreign affairs minister, said shelling on the city, near the Turkish border, …

Father of British Isis hostage John Cantlie makes emotional appeal

The elderly father of the British journalist John Cantlie being held by Islamic State (Isis) in Syria has made a moving appeal from his hospital bed for his captors to release his son.<p>Speaking after undergoing throat surgery, Paul Cantlie said: “This is not how I would imagine spending my 81st …

Former defense secretary blames Obama for ignoring his advice in Iraq

President Obama's former defense secretary, Leon Panetta, says if the White House had listened to his advice on U.S. troop levels in Iraq, the country's security situation may not have unraveled.<p>"To this day, I believe that a small U.S. troop presence in Iraq could have effectively advised the …

ISIS militants enter key border city

Canada Joins Battle Against ISIS

Canadian fighter jets will take part in U.S.-led air strikes against Islamic State militants operating in Iraq for up to six months, Prime Minister Stephen Harper said on Friday.<p>Harper told the House of Commons that Canada also planned to send an air-to-air refueling aircraft and two surveillance …

British Isis fighter calls David Cameron a ‘despicable swine’ in online video

An apparent British Islamic State (Isis) fighter has appeared unmasked in a video posted online in which he calls the prime minister, David Cameron, a “despicable swine”.<p>Dressed in camouflage fatigues and with a bandaged right arm, the bespectacled man challenges western governments to “send all …

ISIS Claims To Have Killed British Hostage Alan Henning

A video released by the Islamic State group on Friday appears to show the beheading of British aid worker Alan Henning, the Associated Press reports. In the clip, the militants threaten to kill another hostage they identify as American Peter Kassig.<p>Alan Henning, a 47-year-old taxi driver from …

Australia Blesses Special Forces in Iraq

Obama envoy sees long road ahead in war with Islamic State

BAGHDAD (Reuters) - The U.S. envoy charged by President Barack Obama with building a coalition to fight the militant group Islamic State warned on Friday that the war against the jihadists was in its early stages.<p>U.S. President Barack Obama (R) meets with retired Marine Corps General John Allen in …

Nations rally to support U.S. efforts attacking Islamic State

The U.S.-led coalition attacking Islamic State in Iraq and Syria now boasts dozens of nations although President Barack Obama has yet to secure UN Security Council authorization and the legality of the entire campaign remains murky.<p>In Iraq, the attacks have the legitimacy conferred by being …

Syrian Kurds plea for help defending Kobani from Isis advance

Syrian Kurds have issued a desperate call for western powers and their own kin to rally to the defence of the city of Kobani, which appears closer than ever to falling in the face of a sustained barrage from Islamic State militants.<p>The city, one of the largest Kurdish bastions of resistance to Isis …

Why is Turkey reluctant to fight the Islamic State?

What We Know About The American Being Held By The Islamic State

The Sunni militant group Islamic State is holding another American hostage. The revelation came in a video showing the beheading of British citizen Alan Henning.<p>At the end of the the video, a man warns that Peter Kassig, an Iraq War veteran, is next.<p>In a statement, Kassig's family confirmed that …

Kurds call to arms as Islamic State closes in on Syrian town

MURSITPINAR/BEIRUT (Reuters) - Islamic State forces shelled the Syrian border town of Kobani on Saturday and its Kurdish defenders said they were expecting a new assault to try to capture it.<p>U.S.-led coalition warplanes had struck at Islamic State targets overnight to halt the insurgents’ advance …

The shark-tracking camera that kept rolling when a great white attacked

GoPro's most extreme sport yet<p>The footage is peaceful at first. An autonomous vehicle shaped a bit like a torpedo, striped with yellow, green, and black, floats harmlessly through the gorgeous blue waters off Guadalupe Island. It hums quietly in the water, six cameras capturing the beautiful …

Nascar's Tony Stewart, racetracks and tragedy

<b>Was three-time Nascar racing champion Tony Stewart responsible for the death of 20-year-old Kevin Ward Jr?</b><p>On a dark dirt track in upstate New York on Saturday night, sprint cars driven by Stewart and Ward collided, knocking Ward out of the race. The young driver jumped out of his vehicle and, clad …

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The curse of the $8 million dinosaur

In 1990, a group of small-time fossil hunters discovered the world's most valuable T rex. They also uncovered a legal nightmare<p>To the untrained eye, the three bones jutting out from the cliff face would have looked like stones, bleached white in the blinding South Dakota sun. But as soon as Peter …

Who is Elon Musk? Tech billionaire, SpaceX cowboy, Tesla pioneer – and real life Iron Man

By the time Elon Musk founded the company that would become PayPal, in 1999, he had already built and sold one internet business. But this time he hit the jackpot.<p>Already wealthier than most of us will ever dream of being, he netted close to $180 million from PayPal’s sale to eBay, enough to retire …

The 50 Most Dazzling Pictures From Space

Taking pictures in space ain’t just point and shoot. When a spacecraft is billions of miles from home, it takes an awful lot of data processing and …

So You Think You Can Dance With The Salmonella?

Anyone who has watched Dancing With The Stars or So You Think You Can Dance knows that a top-notch performance requires a combination of intricate choreography along with countless hours of practice. In these series, while time may be limited, the execution can still be exemplary leaving the …

Syria’s collapsed health-care system urgently needs world’s help, MSF warns

One of the world's most dogged medical charities says the health-care system in Syria has collapsed, unable to keep pace with not only military and civilian casualties of the civil war but also everyday conditions like pregnancies and chronic illnesses.<p>In an open letter last week to the global …

Five useful tips for group communication in iOS 7

Most social media sites will allow you to communicate to a specific individual, an entire group of online friends that happen to use the service, or …

William Hague: this is a moment for democratic nations to live up to their values

The use of chemical weapons by President Assad's regime in Syria is a moral outrage that cannot go unchallenged<p>The faces of the victims of last week’s chemical weapons attack in Syria are haunting. We still do not know how many people died. Médecins Sans Frontières, an independent humanitarian …

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Our medical teams are working around the clock to treat the massive influx of wounded.<p>The international coalition led by Saudi Arabia and the United …

Blue Jays extend winning streak to 11 with win over A's

They are the castoffs, the unwanted, the not-quite-ready-for-prime-time players. And they are also all valuable members of an otherwise star-studded Blue Jays team that has become the toast of Toronto with a refuse-to-lose mentality.<p>Dioner Navarro, who was supplanted as the Blue Jays starting …

Girls in Laos benefit from vaccine against human papillomavirus

Young girls in Laos, South East Asia, are among the first in the developing world to benefit from a vaccine which can help prevent cervical cancer.<p>The human papillomavirus (HPV) is the most common cause of the cancer which kills thousands of women around the world every year, with 85% of those …

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