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Obama orders review of cops’ military hardware use in Ferguson

Obama orders review of cops’ military hardware use in Ferguson

US President Barack Obama has ordered a review of the distribution of military hardware to state and local police out of concern at how such equipment has been used during racial unrest in Ferguson, Missouri. The president ordered the examination of federal programmemes and funding that enable state and local law enforcement to purchase...

New clashes erupt in Ferguson as Obama urges calm

New clashes erupt in Ferguson as Obama urges calm

US police say they have arrested 31 people during another night of angry protests in the town of Ferguson in the state of Missouri. Unrest flared hours after President Obama called for calm following the fatal police shooting of unarmed black teenager Michael Brown on 9 August. The US attorney general is due to visit...

Obama justifies strikes on Iraq dam

Obama justifies strikes on Iraq dam

US air strikes in support of Iraqi forces' efforts to retake the country's largest dam are aimed at protecting US interests there, President Obama says. The failure of Mosul dam may put US staff and facilities, including the US embassy in Baghdad, at risk, Barack Obama warned Congress in a letter. It comes after the...

Reaction to death of actor, comedian Robin Williams

Reaction to death of actor, comedian Robin Williams

  Oscar-winning actor and comedian Robin Williams was found dead at age 63 on Monday from an apparent suicide at his home in Northern California, authorities said. Hollywood celebrities and many others who knew him paid tribute to Williams: His wife Susan Schneider said in a statement: "This morning, I lost my husband and my best...

US in new strikes on Iraq militants

US in new strikes on Iraq militants

The US military says it has carried out four new air strikes on militants to defend civilians in northern Iraq. US Central Command said jet fighters and drones had destroyed armoured carriers and a truck that were firing on members of the Yazidi sect. Thousands of civilians fled into the mountains after the Islamic State...

Us Intervention In Iraq

Events threaten Obama's legacy

Events threaten Obama's legacy

After years of resisting the pull of more Mideast conflicts, President Barack Obama has sent the military back into action in Iraq, where he once accused his predecessor of waging a "dumb war." US planes yesterday bombed Islamic militants who were towing artillery outside Irbil near US personnel, the Pentagon said. The aggressive insurgency threatens...

Migrant youths without claims will be sent home: Obama

Migrant youths without claims will be sent home: Obama

President Barack Obama has told Central American leaders that migrant children flooding into the US without legitimate legal claims will be sent home. The presidents of Guatemala, Honduras and El Salvador met Mr Obama at the White House on Friday to discuss the crisis at the US southern border. More than 50,000 children, many unaccompanied,...

Israel's Ongoing Attack on Gaza

Protests turn angrier in Bangladesh

Protests turn angrier in Bangladesh

Protests against Israel's attack on Gaza have intensified across the country with people calling out to the global community to intervene immediately to end what they term genocide by Israeli military. A cross-section of people in different parts of the country yesterday protested the attack, and called for an immediate end to the atrocities. Denouncing...

Gaza death toll 105

Gaza death toll 105

Israel's aerial bombardment of Gaza claimed its 105th Palestinian life yesterday as Hamas pounded central Israel with rockets and Washington offered to help broker a truce. Diplomatic efforts to end the hostilities between Israel and Hamas militants gathered pace, with US President Barack Obama phoning Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. "The United States remains prepared...

Armed drones guard US interests in Iraq: Pentagon

Armed drones guard US interests in Iraq: Pentagon

The US has armed drones flying over Baghdad to protect US troops that recently arrived to assess Iraq's deteriorating security, the Pentagon said. The military for more than a week has been flying manned and unmanned aircraft over Iraq, averaging a few dozen sorties daily for reconnaissance. US begins drone flights over Iraq. 4pET: http://t.co/1y6ik1hZVb...

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