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Islamic State closes in on Syrian town, refugees flood into Turkey

Sep 22, 2014

Islamic State closes in on Syrian town, refugees flood into Turkey

SURUC Turkey/BEIRUT (Reuters) Islamic State militants tightened their noose on a northern Syrian border town on Sunday as the United Nations said the number of Syrian Kurds fleeing into neighbouring Turkey may have topped 100,000 and was likely to go much higher. #Yahoo! #wcnts #wcntn #undefined #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
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
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
Egypt to host PalestinianIsraeli Gaza talks in days  state news agency

Sep 21, 2014

Egypt to host PalestinianIsraeli Gaza talks in days state news agency

CAIRO (Reuters) Egypt will host talks between rival Palestinian factions within days, followed by indirect negotiations between Palestinians and Israelis on the ceasefire in Gaza, the state news agency MENA said on Saturday. #Yahoo! #content #wcntn #undefined #cookie #values #rco #aut #rch #typeof-registered #cnt
Ukraine ceasefire is "in name only"  NATO

Sep 21, 2014

Ukraine ceasefire is "in name only" NATO

TALLINN (Reuters) Fighting in Ukraine is continuing and the truce there is a ceasefire "in name only", NATO's top military commander said on Saturday. "The situation in Ukraine is not good right now," U.S #Yahoo! #content #wcnts #wcntn #typeof-social #undefined #cookie #values #rco #aut #typeof-registered #cnt
At least 36 killed in shootout with Islamists in northeast Nigerian town

Sep 20, 2014

At least 36 killed in shootout with Islamists in northeast Nigerian town

MAIDUGURI Nigeria (Reuters) Fighters from Nigerian Islamist militant group Boko Haram stormed the northeastern town of Mainok on Friday, sparking a gun battle that killed at least 36 people and continued into Saturday, two security sources said. Four civilians were also killed in the remote north of Cameroon in a crossborder attack by Boko Haram militants, according to Cameroon state radio. #Yahoo! #content #wcnts #wcntn #undefined #cookie #aut #rch #typeof-registered
Kiev, rebels agree to extra measures to ensure Ukraine ceasefire

Sep 20, 2014

Kiev, rebels agree to extra measures to ensure Ukraine ceasefire

MINSK (Reuters) ProRussian separatists and representatives from Kiev and Moscow agreed on Saturday on further measures to ensure a ceasefire between Ukrainian troops and proRussian separatists. Violations of a Sept. 5 ceasefire between Ukrainian troops and proRussian separatists, whom Kiev says have been reinforced by Russian weapons and soldiers crossing over the two countries' porous border, have kept Ukrainian troops on full alert. #Yahoo! #wcnts #wcntn #typeof-social #undefined #cookie #rco #aut #rch
Part of White House evacuated; Obama not present witnesses

Sep 20, 2014

Part of White House evacuated; Obama not present witnesses

WASHINGTON (Reuters) White House staff and reporters were evacuated on Friday night by the Secret Service because an intruder was spotted running on the grounds of the complex shortly after President Barack Obama had left the building, witnesses said. Obama had just left aboard the Marine One helicopter for Camp David, the presidential retreat in nearby Maryland, when armed, uniformed Secret Service personnel ordered the press corps and members of the White House staff to evacuate. #content #wcnts #wcntn #typeof-social #cookie #values #rco #aut #rch #typeof-registered #cnt