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North Korean leader Kim Jong-un 'has illness'

<b>North Korean leader Kim Jong-un has an unspecified medical problem, state media report, after he failed to appear at a key political event.</b><p>A report on state television said on Thursday that Mr Kim, 31, was in an "uncomfortable physical condition" but gave no details.<p>Earlier, the leader was absent …

No One Really Knows What Happened To Kim Jong Un

Kim Jong Un, the 31-year-old "semi-divine" leader of the world's most secretive state, has not made a public appearance in almost 35 days.<p>Rumors have been flying about what happened to the dictator — some say he's having health problems, some say someone else has taken control of the country, and …

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6 must-reads from Palin family brawl police report

Nobody is being charged in a drunken brawl that involved a white limousine full of members of Sarah Palin's family, police in Alaska said Thursday.<p>But it sure sounds like things got out of hand, with the host of the September house party where it all happened saying the Palins got into a fight they …

As Obama gave Syria nod, his coalition was still unclear

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The effectiveness of the U.S.-led coalition effort in Syria is under scrutiny as Islamic State fighters try to overrun a strategic Syrian town on Turkey’s border.<p>U.S. President Barack Obama (C) sits with Secretary of State John Kerry (R) as the president chairs a meeting of …

Obama cites Sunni, Shia Islamic conflicts

To combat the terrorists in Iraq and Syria, President Barack Obama says the U.S. must ease the religious animosity between Sunni and Shia Islamic sects.<p>In an interview with CBS' "60 Minutes" to air Sunday night, Obama described the U.S. role in combating terrorist threats posed by the Islamic State …

Top White House security adviser says US has strong support inside Syria for ISIS strikes

A top White House national security adviser said Sunday that the United States has strong support from Syrian residents in its effort to destroy Islamic State positions in their country, downplaying protests and arguing that Syrian President Bashar Assad is a common enemy.<p>"We've seen strong …

Obama says US 'underestimated' rise of ISIS, admits 'contradictory' Syria policy

President Obama acknowledged Sunday that U.S. intelligence officials "underestimated" the threat posed by the Islamic State and overestimated the Iraqi army’s capacity to defeat the militant group.<p>The president said in a wide-ranging interview on CBS' “60 Minutes” that the Islamic State militants …

Boehner: U.S. may need ground troops to destroy ISIL

House Speaker John Boehner says the U.S. may have "no choice" but to send ground forces into Syria to battle the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant.<p>"At the end of the day, I think it's gonna take more than airstrikes to drive them outta there," the Ohio Republican said in an interview airing …

Top Obama Official: This Will Not Be Another Iraq War

President Barack Obama's deputy national security adviser on Sunday dismissed comparisons between the ongoing campaign against the Islamic State and the United States' long wars in Iraq and Afghanistan.<p>"What we’re doing is totally different," Tony Blinken told Chris Wallace on "Fox News Sunday." …

Obama Admits U.S. Intelligence Didn't See ISIS Coming

The U.S. underestimated the threat the Islamic State of Iraq and Greater Syria (ISIS) posed in Syria and Iraq, President Obama conceded in an …