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Australia says jets to help with air strikes against Islamic State

BAGHDAD (Reuters) - Australia's defence minister David Johnston said on Monday during a visit to Baghdad that his country's fighter jets will play a part in U.S.-led air strikes on Islamic State positions in Iraq. Johnston told reporters that up to eight Super Hornet aircraft will participate in a U.S.-led coalition "delivering air strikes to degrade, disrupt and ultimately seek to destroy ISIL (Islamic State)". Australian Special Forces will be serving as advisers to Iraqi forces, Johnston said after a meeting with Iraq's Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi. #Argentina #Australia #Brazil #facebook #France #India #Japan #Latin America #United Kingdom

17 mins ago

British PM Cameron tries to quell party revolt over new powers for Scotland

MANCHESTER England (Reuters) - British Prime Minister David Cameron tried to head off a rebellion in his Conservative party over a promise of new powers for Scotland, highlighting the difficulty of giving Scots what they want after last week's referendum on Scottish independence. Facing a difficult re-election contest next year, Cameron summoned a small group of disgruntled lawmakers to his country residence outside London on Monday to hear their complaints and to see what he could do to mollify them. One of the attendees, Conservative lawmaker James Wharton, said before the meeting Cameron needed to address concern that new powers for Scotland could disadvantage the rest of Britain, including England #Brazil #british #conservatives #facebook #France #India #Russia #Technology #United Kingdom

32 mins ago

France rules out air strikes in Syria

NEW YORK (Reuters) - French Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius said on Monday his nation would not launch air strikes against Islamic State (IS) militants based in Syria despite having bombed a suspected target of the group in northern Iraq last week. Islamic State is a hard-line Sunni Islamist group that has seized a third of Iraq and large swaths of territory across Syria. It has been blamed for a wave of sectarian violence, beheadings and massacres of civilians. #Arabic #Argentina #article #facebook #France #India #Latin America #opinion #Russia #Syria #United Kingdom #United States

32 mins ago

France rules out air strikes in Syria

NEW YORK (Reuters) - French Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius said on Monday his nation would not launch air strikes against Islamic State (IS) militants based in Syria despite having bombed a suspected target of the group in northern Iraq last week. Islamic State is a hard-line Sunni Islamist group that has seized a third of Iraq and large swaths of territory across Syria #Argentina #facebook #France #Mexico #opinion #Syria #Technology #United Kingdom #United States

47 mins ago

U.S. says won’t link Iran cooperation on Islamic State to nuclear talks

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The United States said on Monday it will refuse any effort by Iran to gain its cooperation on fighting Islamic State forces by being more flexible about Tehran's nuclear program. Senior Iranian officials told Reuters that Iran is ready to work with the United States and its allies to stop Islamic State militants but would like more flexibility on Iran's uranium enrichment program in exchange. Asked to respond, White House spokesman Josh Earnest said the idea was unacceptable #Brazil #facebook #France #India #Japan #Latin America #Politics #United Kingdom

47 mins ago

U.S. says won’t link Iran cooperation on Islamic State to nuclear talks

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The United States said on Monday it will refuse any effort by Iran to gain its cooperation on fighting Islamic State forces by being more flexible about Tehran's nuclear program. Senior Iranian officials told Reuters that Iran is ready to work with the United States and its allies to stop Islamic State militants but would like more flexibility on Iran's uranium enrichment program in exchange #Arabic #Argentina #Brazil #China #India #Italy #Latin America #opinion #Russia #United Kingdom #United States

Sep 23, 2014

Ebola toll passes 2,800 but "contained" in Senegal, Nigeria – WHO

FREETOWN (Reuters) - An outbreak of Ebola in West Africa has been largely contained in Senegal and Nigeria, the World Health Organisation (WHO) said on Monday, but the disease is still spreading elsewhere and has now killed over 2,811 people in the region. Senegal and Nigeria, the most recent of five nations to record cases of Ebola, implemented strict measures to isolate the ill and track down further possible cases -- steps that Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone have failed to impose, allowing the disease to take hold in cities and rural communities. Sierra Leone said it had registered 130 new cases of Ebola during a three-day national lockdown that ended late on Sunday, the most radical move yet to try to contain a disease that has killed around half of those it infects and is crippling some of the weakest countries in West Africa #Arabic #Argentina #markets #Mexico #Nigeria #Politics #Technology #United Kingdom #Virus

Sep 23, 2014

Ebola outbreak "pretty much contained" in Senegal and Nigeria

GENEVA (Reuters) - Two of the five countries affected by the world's worst-ever Ebola outbreak are managing to halt the spread of the disease, the World Health Organization said on Monday, although the overall death toll has risen to 2,811 out of 5,864 cases. "On the whole, the outbreaks in Senegal and Nigeria are pretty much contained," said an update from WHO's regional director in Africa. #Arabic #facebook #Japan #Latin America #Mexico #opinion #Russia #Technology #United Kingdom

Sep 23, 2014

Israeli high court orders closure of detention centre for African migrants

JERUSALEM (Reuters) - Israel's high court on Monday outlawed a detention centre where African migrants are held without trial and ordered some 2,000 inmates there released over the next three months. The ruling struck down a measure passed by Israel's parliament in December to indefinitely incarcerate migrants, most of them from Sudan and Eritrea, in a measure criticised by human rights groups as an attempt to force migrants to leave #Arabic #Business #China #France #Latin America #Mexico #opinion #Politics #Russia #Technology #United Kingdom #United States

Sep 23, 2014

White House intruder to face charges in court

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The man who jumped the fence at the White House and entered the building in a major security breach was scheduled to appear in court on Monday amid reports that U.S. authorities are considering ways to increase the security buffer surrounding the presidential compound. Omar Gonzalez, 42, who scaled the barrier Friday evening while carrying a knife, is expected in U.S #Business #China #India #Mexico #opinion #President #Russia #Security #Technology #United Kingdom