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Western wildfires: Wind, heat, dry land fueling large blazes

Posted by on 16/08/2015
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Western wildfires: Wind, heat, dry land fueling large blazes

Western wildfires: Wind, heat, dry land fueling large blazes

CALIFORNIA: Winds in the West are helping stoke wildfires sweeping across the Northern Rocky Mountains, Pacific Northwest and elsewhere, posing problems for firefighters trying to contain the flames fed by drought. Weather was expected to worsen fires in some areas, as the federal government said it will exhaust its firefighting budget next month. Here’s a […]

American flag raised as US reopens embassy in Cuba

Posted by on 14/08/2015
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American flag raised as US reopens embassy in Cuba

American flag raised as US reopens embassy in Cuba

HAVANA: Secretary of State John Kerry yesterday called for “genuine democracy” in Cuba as the American flag was raised over a US embassy in Havana for the first time in 54 years. Putting a symbolic capstone on the United States’ historic rapprochement with Cuba, Kerry gave the cue to hoist the Stars and Stripes over […]

Bush declines to rule against use of government torture

Posted by on 14/08/2015
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Bush declines to rule against use of government torture

Bush declines to rule against use of government torture

DAVENPORT, Iowa: Republican presidential candidate Jeb Bush on Thursday declined to rule out resuming the use of torture under some circumstances by the US government. The former Florida governor said that in general, he believes torture is inappropriate, and that he was glad his brother, former President George W Bush, largely ended the CIA’s use […]

‘Leading everywhere’: Trump barrels ahead – Bush, Clinton trade blame over Iraq war

Posted by on 13/08/2015
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Ferguson under state of emergency – Night of protests brings confrontation, arrests

Posted by on 11/08/2015
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Ferguson under state of emergency – Night of protests brings confrontation, arrests

Ferguson under state of emergency – Night of protests brings confrontation, arrests

FERGUSON: The racial flashpoint city of Ferguson awoke under a state of emergency yesterday after a second night of clashes between police and protesters, a year after the shooting death of an unarmed black teen. In unrest that erupted Monday evening and stretched into the early hours, angry demonstrators beat drums and chanted as they […]

Peaceful rallies in Ferguson give way to violence, gunfire

Posted by on 10/08/2015
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Peaceful rallies in Ferguson give way to violence, gunfire

Peaceful rallies in Ferguson give way to violence, gunfire

FERGUSON, Missouri: A man was critically wounded in a gun battle with police as street protests turned violent in Ferguson, Missouri, on Sunday night, marring a day of peaceful rallies to mark the fatal shooting of an unarmed black teenager by a white officer one year ago. The death of Brown and a grand jury’s […]

US deploys F-16s to Turkey for IS fight

Posted by on 10/08/2015
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Trump resumes battle with rivals, debate moderator

Posted by on 09/08/2015
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Trump resumes battle with rivals, debate moderator

Trump resumes battle with rivals, debate moderator

WASHINGTON: Donald Trump yesterday professed his love for women and said he would be their best advocate if elected president, dismissing the firestorm of his own making that has consumed the Republican presidential campaign. Even as he asserted that one of his main challengers is the one in trouble with female voters, the only woman […]

Ferguson protests one year after Brown police shooting – Some confrontations, but rally peaceful

Posted by on 09/08/2015
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Ferguson protests one year after Brown police shooting – Some confrontations, but rally peaceful

Ferguson protests one year after Brown police shooting – Some confrontations, but rally peaceful

FERGUSON, Missouri: Hundreds of protesters rallied in Ferguson, Missouri on Saturday to mark a year since police killed unarmed black teen Michael Brown, whose death sparked unrest and a national debate about race relations in America. Led by Brown’s family, a crowd marched along one of the avenues hit by fierce rioting last November when […]

Trump barred from conservative gathering after latest barb

Posted by on 09/08/2015
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Trump barred from conservative gathering after latest barb

Trump barred from conservative gathering after latest barb

ATLANTA: Donald Trump opened his mouth and now finds the door closed to him at a high-profile gathering of conservative activists. His latest incendiary comment, about one of the Fox News moderators from Thursday’s Republican presidential debate, has led to a scolding by the party and condemnation by organizers of the RedState Gathering. The billionaire […]

Trump hogs limelight at Republican debate – Mogul draws boos from crowd, rivals’ rebukes

Posted by on 07/08/2015
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Trump hogs limelight at Republican debate – Mogul draws boos from crowd, rivals’ rebukes

Trump hogs limelight at Republican debate – Mogul draws boos from crowd, rivals’ rebukes

CLEVELAND: Bombastic, comical, provocative: Donald Trump, the billionaire leading the Republican primary race, offered the best and worst of himself Thursday as opponents strained to offer more gravitas in the first major debate of the 2016 campaign. Flanked by nine rivals who trail him in the polls, the real estate mogul immediately set himself apart […]

Obama: Rejecting Iran deal would spell war

Posted by on 06/08/2015
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Obama: Rejecting Iran deal would spell war

Obama: Rejecting Iran deal would spell war

WASHINGTON: President Barack Obama made a vigorous case for his nuclear deal with Iran Wednesday, warning lawmakers that rejecting diplomacy would lead to war and destroy US credibility. Casting the debate over the agreement with Tehran as “the most consequential foreign policy debate” in a decade, Obama said Congress must not waver under pressure from […]