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Syria crisis: Obama 'has the right' to strike regardless of vote, says Kerry

The US has evidence that sarin nerve gas was used in chemical attacks outside Damascus last month and could go ahead with military strikes against Bashar al-Assad's regime even without the backing of Congress, the US secretary of state, John Kerry, has said.<p>A day after Barack Obama vowed to put any …

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Some of Hollywood's brightest stars attend the royal wedding<p>Harry, Markle do things their way with a non-traditional royal wedding<p>Harry, Markle ride …

Royal Weddings

Winston Churchill's shocking use of chemical weapons

The use of chemical weapons in Syria has outraged the world. But it is easy to forget that Britain has used them – and that Winston Churchill was a powerful advocate for them<p>Secrecy was paramount. Britain's imperial general staff knew there would be outrage if it became known that the government …

Colombia Deploys Troops To Quell Protests

Colombian President Manuel Santos deployed members of the country's armed forces in an effort to quell violent protests that have paralyzed many cities including the capital of Bogotá.<p>"I've ordered the militarization of Bogotá and I will do the same of any other place where it is necessary," Santos …

Satellite imagery shows North Korea expanding rocket launch site

New satellite imagery shows North Korea is conducting major new construction to expand facilities at a launch site from where it fired a rocket into orbit last December, a US research institute has said.<p>The work at the west coast site of Sohae, near the northern border with China, includes what …

North Korea

Arab League discusses Syria crisis

The Arab League has discussed the ongoing crisis in Syria at a closed-door meeting in Cairo.<p>Ambassador level talks will be followed with the foreign ministers meeting due to start at 16:00 GMT.<p>The meeting in the Egyptian capital had been scheduled for Tuesday, but was advanced to Sunday "in light …

Obama-Syria Timeline Shows Turning Points In U.S. Debate On Intervention (PHOTOS)

WASHINGTON, Aug 31 (Reuters) - President Barack Obama backed off from an imminent military strike against Syria on Saturday to seek the approval of the U.S. Congress, in a decision that likely delays U.S. action for at least 10 days.<p>Following are turning points in the Obama administration's debate …