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defense secretary Chuck Hagel (L) and chairman of the joint chiefs of staff Army Gen Martin Dempsey.WASHINGTON: US President Barack Obama's top military adviser said on Tuesday that he would recommend deploying United States forces in ground operations against Islamic extremists in Iraq if airstrikes prove insufficient, opening the door to a riskier, more expansive American combat role than the pr...
Source : Times Of India | 2 Hour(s) AgoCategory : International
Tuesday announced an agreement between Israel and the Palestinian Authority on the rebuilding of the Gaza Strip, devastated in the recent Israeli military offensive.The pact will allow urgent reconstruction work to be carried out in Gaza, while ensuring that materials entering the area will not be used for other purposes, Robert Serry, the UN Special Coordinator for the Middle East Peace Process, ...
Source : Newkerala | 2 Hour(s) AgoCategory : International
Ebola epidemic in West Africa is "spiraling out of control" and posing a potential threat to global security, US President Barack Obama warned Tuesday."If the outbreak is not stopped now, we could be looking at hundreds of thousands of people infected, with profound political and economic and security implications for all of us," Obama said as he visited Centers for Disease Control and Prevention ...
Source : Newkerala | 2 Hour(s) AgoCategory : International
General Assembly (UNGA) started its 69th session at the UN Headquarters in New York Tuesday.Sam Kahamba Kutesa, Uganda's foreign minister who was elected president of the 69th UNGA session June 11, said in his opening remarks that the coming year will be a momentous time for the UN."We will commemorate the seventieth anniversary of its founding, the twentieth anniversary of the ground-breaking Bei...
Source : Newkerala | 2 Hour(s) AgoCategory : International
least seven people were killed and many others wounded Tuesday when an explosives-laden vehicle exploded near a rebel-held Syrian-Turkish border, activists and al-Mayadeen TV reported.The car blew up at a garage near the Bab al-Salam border crossing in the rebel-held northern town of Azaz in Aleppo province, Xinhua quoted the report as saying.In a separate incident, a Syrian war jet was shot down ...
Source : Newkerala | 2 Hour(s) AgoCategory : International
This site uses cookies. By continuing to browse the site you are agreeing to our use of cookies.’s economy as wages lagbehind inflation driven by higher import costs, former Ministryof Finance official Eisuke Sakakibara said.ends quantitative easing this year. The yen has slid 2.9 percentin September, on track for its biggest loss since November.A weaker yen boosted import costs 4.5 percent in Aug...
Source : Bloomberg | 2 Hour(s) AgoCategory : International
Both sides in the Scottish referendum debate are making their final pitch to voters on the last day of campaigning.It comes as the latest polls suggested the result remained too close to call, with a slender lead for a "No" vote.First Minister Alex Salmond has written to voters appealing to them to back independence, urging "let's do this".Key figures from the pro-Union Better Together campaign we...
Source : BBC | 3 Hour(s) AgoCategory : International
leaders of Britain's three main political parties have pledged to hand over more powers to Scotland if voters reject independence in Thursday's referendum, in what is widely interpreted as a last-minute panic move.The attempt to persuade Scots to remain in the 300-year-old union with the rest of the UK came as opinion polls showed the vote too close to call.Around 52 per cent of Scots were plannin...
Source : Sydney Morning Herald | 3 Hour(s) AgoCategory : International
driver who caused a crash that killed a 49-year-old woman and seriously injured her sister while at the wheel of a hired supercar has been jailed.Saqib Hussain, 25, who was driving an Audi R8 Spyder at 76mph, crashed in a 30mph zone in Birmingham in August 2013, West Midlands Police said.Hussain, of Acocks Green, hit a Ford Fiesta, killing passenger Noreen Ryan, Birmingham Crown Court heard.A pass...
Source : BBC | 4 Hour(s) AgoCategory : International
cookies.will need to keepcutting oil output to sustain prices above $100 a barrel, evenafter the kingdom’s largest reduction in two years, according toBNP Paribas SA andThe world’s biggest crude exporter told OPEC last week itpumped 408,000 barrels a day less last month, about as much asfutures below$100 this month for the first time since June 2013. Saudi Arabiaprobably will have to cut a similar...
Source : Bloomberg | 2 Hour(s) AgoCategory : International
settings.Crocodiles in and outside a pond at the farm where a woman committed suicide in Samut PrakanA 65-year-old Thai woman has committed suicide by jumping into a pond of crocodiles at a reptile farm popular with tourists near the capital, according to police.The incident occurred during opening hours at Samutprakarn Crocodile Farm, which doubles as a zoo and draws visitors who can feed the dea...
Source : Sydney Morning Herald | 2 Hour(s) AgoCategory : International
settings.Prime Minister Tony Abbott will leave Arnhem Land to farewell Australian troops bound for Iraq.Just hours before touching down in the region at the weekend, Mr Abbott announced the deployment of 600 troops to help combat Islamic State.He had indicated he may cut his week-long trip short to deal with security issues. Mr Abbott's office has now confirmed he will now fly out of Nhulunbuy on ...
Source : Sydney Morning Herald | 3 Hour(s) AgoCategory : International
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