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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.

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.

Forty migrants missing after raft sinks near Libya

Forty migrants missing after raft sinks near Libya

Forty migrants were missing after the raft that carried them sank around 50km from eastern Libya, an Italian coast guard official said on Sunday.

IS closes in on Syrian town, refugees flood into Turkey

IS closes in on Syrian town, refugees flood into Turkey

Islamic State militants tightened their noose on a northern Syrian border town on Sunday as the United Nations said the number of Syrian Kurds fleeing into neighbouring Turkey may have topped 100,000 and was likely to go much higher.

Kentucky preservation society cracking century old bourbons

Kentucky preservation society cracking century old bourbons

A Louisville preservation society will raise a glass in December to toast the end of the Prohibition Era, but not with just any ordinary drink.

Ukraine ceasefire is 'in name only' - NATO

Ukraine ceasefire is 'in name only' - NATO

Fighting in Ukraine is continuing and the truce there is a ceasefire "in name only", NATO's top military commander said.

NASA spacecraft approaches Mars

NASA spacecraft approaches Mars

A NASA spacecraft designed to investigate how Mars lost its water is expected to put itself into orbit around the Red Planet after a 10-month journey.

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