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VIDEO: US targets al-Shabab leader - in 15 secs The US military has carried out air strikes in Somalia, reportedly targeting a convoy carrying the leader of militant group al-Shabab. Here is the story in 15 seconds
BBC News | 1 hour, 54 minutes ago | comment? | recommend
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Developments in Iraq Read full story for latest details.
Voice of America | 2 hours, 39 minutes ago | comment? | recommend
Sudan orders Iranian diplomats to leave Khartoum closes cultural centres and gives Iran's diplomats 72 hours to get out, allegedly for promoting Shia Islam.
Al Jazeera | 3 hours, 9 minutes ago | comment? | recommend
US kills six in attack on al-Shabab leaders Somali armed group confirms convoy hit in drone attack near Barawe - but denies its leader Abu Zubeyr was killed.
Al Jazeera | 3 hours, 30 minutes ago | comment? | recommend
Syrian Forces Escalate Assault on Rebel-Held Damascus District Syrian forces carried out their fiercest assault on the rebel stronghold of Jobar in Damascus since the start of the three-year war, conducting at least 27 air strikes on Tuesday and killing a child, according to activists and rights groups. The governmen
Voice of America | 3 hours, 53 minutes ago | comment? | recommend
Landmine Kills 4 UN Soldiers in Northern Mali Four United Nations soldiers were killed on Tuesday and another 15 were wounded when the convoy they were traveling in struck a landmine in northern Mali, a spokesman for the country's U.N. peacekeeping mission said. The contingent had left a U.N. base in
Voice of America | 3 hours, 55 minutes ago | comment? | recommend
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UN: 1 Million Somalis at Risk of Hunger The United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization says more than 1 million Somalis are in need of humanitarian assistance, and at least 200,000 children under the age of five are acutely malnourished as drought hits southern and central Somalia. The U.
Voice of America | 4 hours, 17 minutes ago | comment? | recommend
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Poll Shows Record Support for Scottish Independence A poll showing support for Scottish independence at its highest ever level threw the fate of the United Kingdom into question on Tuesday, just two weeks before Scots vote on whether to secede. The poll by YouGov showed the unionist lead had shrunk to 6 pe
Voice of America | 4 hours, 43 minutes ago | comment? | recommend
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Japanese researchers develop 30-minute Ebola test Japanese researchers said Tuesday they had developed a new method to detect the presence of the Ebola virus in 30 minutes, with technology that could allow doctors to quickly diagnose infection. Professor Jiro Yasuda and his team at Nagasaki University sa
Yahoo! News | 4 hours, 47 minutes ago | comment? | recommend
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Pakistan Parliament Backs Embattled PM Sharif as Crisis Deepens Pakistan's parliament threw its weight behind embattled Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif on Tuesday as a deepening crisis over violent protests demanding his resignation prompted fears of an army intervention. But, signalling a possible softening in his positi
Voice of America | 4 hours, 47 minutes ago | comment? | recommend