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Obama warns of jihadist 'cancer' in Iraq as reporter slain

US President Barack Obama on Wednesday demanded the world take action against the "cancer" of jihadist extremism in Iraq, after militants...

UN Council urges Israel, Palestinians to resume talks

The UN Security Council on Wednesday urged Israel and the Palestinians to return to the negotiating table to quickly agree on a lasting truce in Gaza.

Holder says he understands mistrust of police

Attorney General Eric Holder sought Wednesday to reassure the people of Ferguson about the investigation into the shooting death of a black...

Thai army ruler expected to become new premier

Three months after overthrowing Thailand's last elected government, the country's military ruler is poised to take up the post of prime...

McCain calls for increase in US airstrikes against Islamic State

McCain calls for dramatic increase in U. S. airstrikes against Islamic State

UK and Wellcome offer 6.5 million pounds for emergency Ebola research

An emergency research call has been launched to help fight the world's worst Ebola outbreak in...

US Special Forces 'had attempted' to rescue Foley, other hostages

President Barack Obama sent U. S. troops to Syria this summer to rescue a number of Americans held by a...

Thousands of armed rebels flood Yemen capital

Thousands of armed Shiite rebels in Yemen strengthened their positions in the capital Sanaa on Wednesday as they pressed their campaign to force the...

High court blocks same-sex unions in Virginia

Same‑sex couples will have to wait longer to begin marrying in Virginia after the U. S. Supreme Court agreed Wednesday to delay an appeals court...