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U.S. says other countries willing to launch air strikes in Syria

Sep 21, 2014

U.S. says other countries willing to launch air strikes in Syria

WASHINGTON (Reuters) The United States has indications other countries are willing to launch air strikes against Islamic State militants in Syria, its U.N. ambassador said on Sunday, predicting "we will not do the air strikes alone." Washington is trying to build an international military, political and financial coalition to defeat the radical Sunni Muslim group that has seized swathes of Iraq and Syria and proclaimed a caliphate in the heart of the Middle East. #Yahoo! #wcnts #typeof-social #undefined #cookie #values #rco #aut #cnt
Ghani named Afghan Presidentelect after deal to end election dispute

Sep 21, 2014

Ghani named Afghan Presidentelect after deal to end election dispute

KABUL (Reuters) Former finance minister Ashraf Ghani was named Afghanistan's presidentelect on Sunday after he signed a deal to share power with his opponent, ending months of turmoil over a disputed election that destabilised the nation as most foreign troops prepare to leave. The announcement withheld the final election numbers, apparently as part of the political deal between Ghani and rival Abdullah Abdullah, a former foreign minister who claimed the process was rigged against him. #Yahoo! #content #wcnts #typeof-social #undefined #cookie #values #rco #aut #typeof-registered #cnt
World leaders to gather at U.N. in shadow of Islamic State, Ebola crises

Sep 21, 2014

World leaders to gather at U.N. in shadow of Islamic State, Ebola crises

UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) World leaders gather in New York this week to tackle a host of crises: the violence Islamic State militants are wreaking in Iraq and Syria, the exponential spread of the deadly Ebola virus in Africa and deadlocked negotiations on Iran's nuclear program. There is little hope the 193nation U.N. General Assembly will achieve much in the annual fiveday marathon of speeches #Yahoo! #content #wcnts #wcntn #typeof-social #undefined #cookie #values #aut #rch #typeof-registered #cnt
Turkish president says no ransom paid for release of hostages held by IS

Sep 21, 2014

Turkish president says no ransom paid for release of hostages held by IS

ISTANBUL (Reuters) President Tayyip Erdogan said on Sunday no ransom was paid for the release of Turkish hostages held by Islamic State in Iraq and that it was the result of diplomatic and political negotiation. Turkish intelligence agents brought 46 hostages seized by Islamic State militants in northern Iraq back to Turkey on Saturday after more than three months in captivity, in what Erdogan described as a covert rescue operation. "A material negotiation is totally out of the question ... #Yahoo! #content #wcnts #typeof-social #undefined #cookie #values #rco #aut #rch #cnt
French mostly favour military involvement in Iraq  poll

Sep 21, 2014

French mostly favour military involvement in Iraq poll

PARIS (Reuters) The majority of French favour military intervention against Islamic State militants in Iraq, according to an Ifop poll carried out for French Sunday newspaper Le Journal du Dimanche. The survey showed 59 percent of the 952 people interviewed supported international intervention, whilst 53 percent were in favour of French military involvement. #Yahoo! #content #wcnts #wcntn #typeof-social #cookie #values #rco #aut #rch #typeof-registered #cnt
Wife of Alan Henning, Briton held by Islamic State, pleads for his release

Sep 21, 2014

Wife of Alan Henning, Briton held by Islamic State, pleads for his release

MANCHESTER (Reuters) Alan Henning, a volunteer British aid worker being held by Islamic State (IS) militants, should be released unharmed, his wife said in a statement issued a week after his captors threatened to murder him. Henning, 47, was part of an aid convoy taking medical supplies to a hospital in northwest Syria in December last year when it was stopped by gunmen and he was abducted. He appeared in a video released by IS last week, which showed the murder of another Briton, David Haines. #Yahoo! #content #wcnts #typeof-social #undefined #values #rco #rch #typeof-registered
SpaceX Falcon rocket blasts off from Florida

Sep 21, 2014

SpaceX Falcon rocket blasts off from Florida

CAPE CANAVERAL Fla (Reuters) An unmanned Falcon 9 rocket blasted off from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida on Sunday to deliver a cargo ship to the International Space Station for NASA. The 208foot (63meter) tall booster, built and launched by privately owned Space Exploration Technologies, bolted off its seaside launch pad at 1:52 a.m. #Yahoo! #content #wcnts #wcntn #typeof-social #undefined #cookie #values #rco #aut #rch #typeof-registered
U.S. to deliver 10 Apache helicopters to Egypt  Pentagon

Sep 21, 2014

U.S. to deliver 10 Apache helicopters to Egypt Pentagon

WASHINGTON (Reuters) U.S. Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel spoke with Egyptian Defense Minister Colonel General Sedki Sobhy on Saturday to confirm the United States plans to deliver 10 Apache helicopters to Egypt to support Cairo's counterterrorism efforts, the Pentagon said. The United States originally announced in April that it had decided to lift its hold on the delivery of the attack helicopters to Egypt, imposed last year after the military's ouster of President Mohamed Mursi and an ensuing crackdown against protesters. #Yahoo! #content #wcnts #typeof-social #undefined #values #aut #rch #typeof-registered #cnt
CORRECTED (Official) Man arrested for trespassing at White House day after security breach

Sep 21, 2014

CORRECTED (Official) Man arrested for trespassing at White House day after security breach

WASHINGTON (Reuters) (Secret Service corrected last name of intruder to Gonzalez from Gonzales. Corrects throughout.) A man was arrested on Saturday for trespassing at the White House, one day after an intruder from Texas scaled a fence and made it inside the doors of the executive mansion while President Barack Obama was away, the Secret Service said. Secret Service spokesman Ed Donovan said the latest case involved a man who approached the White House gates on foot, was sent away, then returned in his vehicle to the White House gates #Yahoo! #content #wcnts #typeof-social #undefined #cookie #values #aut #rch #typeof-registered