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Airstrikes and aid provide relief for Iraqi town

Some residents have said that the Iraqi military's efforts to fly in food, water and other aid. (Reuters)

Aircraft from the United States, Australia, France and Britain dropped food and water to the beleagu...

Threat of Islamic State demands a global coalition: USAfghanistan-based jihadi group posts photo, online tribute to Mumbai youth 'killed' in Iraq
The horse-trading over jobs underlines the power of rival national governments over the supranational institutions of the EU. (Reuters)
EU wields Russia sanctions threat but timing vague
EU threatened Russia with new trade sanctions if Moscow fails to start reversing its action in Ukrai...

What's in the Gaza peace deal?

Israel and the Palestinians agreed on Tuesday to an Egyptian-brokered plan to end the fighting in Ga...

China growth not threat to its neighbours: Xi Jinping

Chinese President Xi Jinping said that the perceived threat from China's growth was a "simple distor...

Hospitals overdo Ebola plans, posing new risks: Researchers

Fear of Ebola is causing U.S. hospitals to take precautions.

Pakistan social media abuzz with pro and anti-govt debates

As the Pakistan government and protesters were locked in an intense standoff in the capital.
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ALS Celebrities in 'Ice Bucket Challenge' to fight disease
Spielberg, Bieber and Bill Gates are among celebrities pouring buckets of ice water over their heads...
Smoking in pregnancy may affect grandchildren's growth
Smoking during pregnancy can affect the growth of a woman's future grandkids, a new study has found.
Yoga may boost your brainpower: Study
Practicing hatha yoga three times a week can significantly improve cognitive function in the elderly...
Good neighbours may curb your heart attack risk
Love thy neighbour, it may be good for your heart!
'Unfortunate' that India-Pakistan talks cancelled: US
US described cancellation of next week Foreign secretary level talk between India-Pakistan as "Unfor...
Iraqi Kurds retake country's main dam from jihadists
Iraqi Kurdish fighters backed by US warplanes retook the country's largest dam from jihadists today....
WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange develops life threatening heart defect
Assange has developed a heart defect and chronic lung condition during his years confined to Ecuador...
Another Ebola problem: Finding its natural source
A scary problem lurks beyond the frenzied efforts to keep people from spreading Ebola..
Benjamin Netanyahu says undeterred by Hamas warnings in talks on ending Gaza war
Netanyahu, any deal on Gaza's future had to meet Israel's security needs..
New US strikes in Iraq include land-based bombers
The U.S. has expanded its air campaign in Iraq with attacks aimed at helping Iraqi forces regain..
Two Saudis beheaded for murdering compatriots
Two Saudi men were decapitated by sword today for separate murder charges, the interior ministry sai...
Telescope sees rare blurring of black hole light: NASA
NASA's black-hole hunting telescope has captured an extreme and rare event in the regions immediatel...
West facing 'generational struggle' against Islamic State: Cameron
British Prime Minister David Cameron today said the West is facing a "generational struggle" against...
Chinese businessman detained for selling 'Viagra liquor'
A Chinese businessman has been detained for adding a drug that treats male impotency to Chinese whit...
Protesters take to streets again ahead of curfew in Ferguson
Hundreds of demonstrators in Ferguson, Missouri, angry at the shooting death of a black teenager by ...
As data overflows online, researchers grapple with ethics
Scholars are exhilarated by the prospect of tapping into the vast troves of personal data collected ...
US Fed seen moving slowly after first rate hike in Q2 2015
The US Federal Reserve is expected to move in baby steps when it starts to bump up borrowing costs f...
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