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U.S.and partner nations launch air strikes in Syria

U.S.and partner nations launch air strikes in Syria

The United States and partner nations are carrying out the first air strikes against Islamic State targets in Syria, the Pentagon said on Monday, in ongoing operations that mark the opening of a new, far more complicated front in a battle against the militants.

White House intruder 'had 800 rounds of ammo'

White House intruder 'had 800 rounds of ammo'

A decorated Iraq war veteran who scaled a fence and got into the White House had over 800 rounds of ammunition in his car and was arrested in July with a sniper rifle and a map marking the executive mansion, a federal prosecutor says.

Cameron tries to quell party revolt over Scotland

Cameron tries to quell party revolt over Scotland

British Prime Minister David Cameron tried to head off a rebellion in his Conservative party over a promise of new powers for Scotland, highlighting the difficulty of giving Scots what they want after last week's referendum on Scottish independence.

Islamic State urges attacks on US, French citizens

Islamic State urges attacks on US, French citizens

Islamic State has urged its followers to attack citizens of the United States, France and other countries which have joined a coalition to destroy the ultra-radical group.

Toll in Nigeria church collapse rises to 115

Toll in Nigeria church collapse rises to 115

The death toll from the collapse of a church guesthouse in Lagos has risen to 115, South African government minister Jeff Radebe says, urging the heavily criticised Nigerian government to investigate the "tragedy".

Hong Kong students demand democracy

Hong Kong students demand democracy

Thousands of students braved sweltering heat in Hong Kong to demand greater democracy as they launched a week-long boycott of classes, underscoring a restive younger generation's determination to challenge the Chinese Communist Party.

Thousands crowd NY streets for climate march

Thousands crowd NY streets for climate march

An international day of action on climate change brought tens of thousands on to the streets of New York City, with organizers predicting the biggest protest on the issue in five years.

Bomb kills three policemen, Mursi witness

Bomb kills three policemen, Mursi witness

A bomb blast beside Egypt's foreign ministry killed three policemen on Sunday, including a key witness in a trial of deposed Islamist President Mohamed Mursi.

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