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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.

Attorney General arrives in Ferguson

U. S. Attorney General Eric Holder arrived today in Ferguson, Missouri, as the highest‑ranking federal official to visit a city torn by violent...

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...

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...

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...

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...

Afghanistan orders US reporter to leave over election story

Afghanistan on Wednesday ordered a New York Times correspondent to leave the country after he wrote an article saying government ministers and officials...