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Obama Signals No Immediate Airstrikes in Syria President Barack Obama is downplaying the possibility of imminent U.S. airstrikes against Islamic extremists in Syria. Speaking to reporters Thursday at the White House, Obama said he is still working on a comprehensive plan to deal with the group. The pr
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Pakistan Army Steps in Try to Resolve Political Crisis Pakistans powerful military has stepped in to act as mediator and guarantor to broker a deal between embattled Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif and two anti-government leaders calling for his ouster. For days, opposition politician Imran Khan and a firebrand c
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Ebola Vaccine Trials To Begin Next Week The National Institutes of Health says it is launching early stage trials of a vaccine to prevent the Ebola virus, which has infected or killed thousands of people across West Africa. The World Health Organization says Ebola could infect more than 20,000
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Judge Dismisses Apartheid Case against US Companies A U.S. judge has dismissed a 12-year-old lawsuit against two major corporations accused of encouraging human rights violations in apartheid-era South Africa. Black South Africans brought the case against car manufacturer Ford Motor Company and technology
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Obama: No Strategy Yet on Islamic State Threat President Barack Obama says he has no strategy yet on how to defeat Islamic State militants in Iraq and Syria and will send Secretary of State John Kerry to the region to build a coalition. VOA White House correspondent Luis Ramirez reports.
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Syrian Extradited to US on Terrorism Charges A Syrian man accused in a plot to attack U.S. troops in Iraq has been extradited to the United States. Authorities say Ahmad Ibrahim al-Ahmad made his first courtroom appearance on Thursday in Arizona, where he faces multiple federal charges, including th
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Is West Doing Enough to Tackle Islamic State? U.S. President Barack Obama has ruled out sending ground troops to Iraq to fight militants of the so-called Islamic State, or ISIS, despite officials in Washington describing the extremist group as the biggest threat the United States has faced in years.
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New Russian Moves in Ukraine Challenge NATO NATO, the United States and Ukraine say Russian forces are taking a more significant role in fighting in eastern Ukraine, bolstering separatist groups that have lost considerable ground to the government forces in recent weeks. The cultural center of rebe
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Ferguson Protesters File Lawsuit Against Police A multi-million-dollar civil lawsuit filed Thursday accuses police officials in Ferguson, Missouri of violating civil rights in the central U.S. town during largely peaceful protests in recent weeks. Five plaintiffs are seeking $40 million in the federal
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Uneven Coverage of Suppressed Ethiopian Journalists This month, Ethiopian officials shut down five magazines -- the latest in a series of shutdowns -- but the move got little attention from outside the country. The East African country is well known for suppressing the media, but some cases seem to get cel
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