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Obama is scheduled to get a briefing from U.S. Central Command on plans to deal with the ISIS terror group. The President will meet with his top commanders in Tampa and will also thank the troops here for their hard work.
President Barack Obama will consider sending US military advisers into combat in Iraq on a "case-by-case basis," the American military's top-ranking officer told senators on Tuesday. General Martin Dempsey, the chairman of the US Joint Chiefs of Staff, said future battles in Iraq could require American troops to join combat missions with Baghdad government forces to help direct American warplanes.
The number of hungry people in the world has dropped by 100 million over the last 10 years but one in nine are still undernourished, with Asia home to the majority of the underfed, the UN said on Tuesday. The UN's food agencies said the global number was down over 200 million since the early 1990s, but warned that despite the progress made, "about 805 million people in the world, or one in nine, suffer from hunger."
Aboriginal communities won't hold it against Tony Abbott, set to leave Arnhem Land early to farewell 600 troops in a multi national effort to combat Islamic state Tony Abbott is looking to cut his trip short, visiting aboriginal communities, in a bid to deal with the deployment of Aussie troops, heading for Iraq, on Thursday. Australia's Prime Minister landed in the north east Arnhem Land town of Nhulunbuy in the Northern Territory on Sunday and planned to camp in the region until Friday, to fulfil a pre-election promise.
When Trump Plaza opened on May 14, 1984, Donald Trump called it the finest building in Atlantic City, and possibly the nation. Dan Linville and his son were sitting in their living room when they smelled smoke.
Sen. Ted Cruz isn't helping us move forward in our foreign relations. If anything, he is moving us backwards.
The city you live in could play a major factor in landing that dream gig if you're on the job hunt. A new survey is suggesting parts of the country expect an increase in the labor force.
Susana Pereda, left, support specialist, and product specialists Christopher Jorge, and Marcella Salem, right, demonstrate the birth simulator "Victoria" that is used for healthcare education. "> Susana Pereda, left, support specialist, and product specialists Christopher Jorge, and Marcella Salem, right, demonstrate the birth simulator "Victoria" that is used for healthcare education.
Rodrigo Cantu, Caballero's cousin, said she was flying home earlier than expected last week when during the flight she felt bad and went to the bathroom. A military companion traveling with her went to the bathroom to check on her when she did not return and found her unconscious, Cantu said.
French President Francois Hollande called on Monday for a global response to counter the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria , as leaders of more than 30 counteries gathered in Paris to discuss how to fight against the militant group Al Arabiya reported "What is the threat? It is global so the response must be global," the French leader said, while speaking to open a Paris conference aimed at coordinating a strategy against the group, which has taken control of parts of Northern Iraq and has establishes a power base in Syria. Hollande was joined by his Iraqi counterpart, President Fuad Masum, who called upon countries worldwide to "stand by the Iraqi people."
Several Arab nations have offered to launch airstrikes on the Islamic State militant group, lending an important boost to U.S. efforts to knit a broad coalition against the advancing extremists, according to a U.S. official. The nations have offered their help to the Iraqis, who are struggling to halt the group in the country's north and west, or directly to U.S. military officials, the American official said.
Tony Abbott is refusing to put a time limit on Australia's commitment to wiping out Islamic State extremists but says the deployment to the Middle East won't be open-ended. The prime minister hit the media trail on Monday to explain the government's decision to send 600 military personnel to the United Arab Emirates as part of an international coalition against IS.
Success of the US campaign against Islamic State militants will come when the group no longer poses a threat to the United States and its allies in the Middle East, a top US official said on Sunday. US national security advisor Denis McDonough appeared to calibrate President Barack Obama's vow to "degrade and ultimately destroy" the militant group, in spelling out US objectives in an interview with NBC's Meet the Press.
Federal police probing alleged bribery by Leighton Holdings are finalising a brief of evidence to present to prosecutors in what looms as Australia's next major white-collar crime case. The revelations come with Fairfax Media obtaining a freshly leaked batch of company files, including correspondence between two top Leighton executives in 2011 describing a "disgusting history of incompetence and misbehaviour" and improper "rewards, special bonuses, travel rorts" in the company's overseas operations.
Updated: Wed Sep 17, 2014 02:44 am
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