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This Isn't The First U.S. Rescue Operation In Northern IraqThe last time was 1991, when the U.S. rushed to the aid of the Kurds. That mission offers several lessons as the U.S. embarks on a new operation to he...Read more...Malaysia's Money-Losing Airline Will Become National PropertyMalaysia plans to nationalize its flag carrier Malaysia Airlines after back-to-back disasters and a 12-year stretch that saw the company restructured ...Read more...Chermoula: From North Africa To The White House To Your TableGuests at the U.S.-Africa Summit were served beef with a Moroccan spice blend. We asked food mavens Marcus Samuelsson and Paula Wolfert to share their...Read more...

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McIlroy grabs halfway lead at US PGAWorld number one Rory McIlroy has the early halfway lead at the US PGA after a second-round 67 at Valhalla....Read more...US air strike on militants in IraqThe US launches an air strike against Islamic State (IS) militants in Iraq, and confirms that the group has taken the country's largest dam....Read more...UN camp in South Sudan 'horrific'At least 40,000 people who fled fighting in South Sudan are living in horrific conditions because of flooding at a UN camp, medical charity MSF says....Read more...Ebola 'an international emergency'The World Health Organization declares the spread of Ebola in West Africa an international health emergency....Read more...VIDEO: US launches strikes on Iraq militantsThe United States has launched air strikes on Islamist militants in Iraq, who are targeting Kurdish forces defending the northern city of Irbil....Read more...
Europe

Italian Senate to cut its powersSenators in Italy vote in favour of sweeping reforms that could lead to a dramatic reduction in the size and power of the upper house of parliament....Read more...Bank rejects offer from EcclestoneGerman bank BayernLB says it has rejected a 25m euros (£20m) settlement from Formula 1 boss Bernie Ecclestone....Read more...VIDEO: Boring town and Dull village twinnedGlenn Campbell meets Boring residents of a town in America that has a special relationship with Dull people in Scotland....Read more...Russia arrests Ukrainian officersInvestigators in Russia announce the arrest of five Ukrainian army officers for alleged war crimes as fighting rages over the border in eastern Ukrain...Read more...VIDEO: Balloon business on the up and upBBC business correspondent Ben Thompson visits the Bristol International Balloon Fiesta and sees how one British company has become the industry's wor...Read more...
Canada

Rob Anders makes bid for new rural riding of Bow River Calgary Conservative MP Rob Anders is seeking his party’s nomination in the new rural riding of Bow River ahead of next year’s fed...Read more...Remains of Canadian MH17 victim Andrei Anghel identified A Dutch-led forensic team says it has identified the remains of 23 victims aboard Malaysia Airlines Flight 17, including a 24-year-old...Read more...Union challenges decision to cut Air Canada flight attendants The union representing 7,000 flight attendants at Air Canada is asking Federal Court to review a decision allowing fewer flight attend...Read more...Small airplane makes 'spectacular' emergency landing on Quebec highway "Lucky" pilot walks away without a scratch after landing Cessna on highway in Terrebonne, Que....Read more...Driver, 65, charged in London, Ont., Costco crash that killed 2 sisters A 65-year-old woman faces chargesin the July 25 crash outside a London, Ont., Costco store that resulted in the death of two young sis...Read more...
Australia-Pacific

Market reacts to RBA's downgraded growth forecast, Iraq air strikesThe Australian share market fell sharply following overseas losses and news the United States has authorised air strikes in Iraq....Read more...Australia faces unprecedented energy oversupply: reportSouth-eastern Australia will not need to ramp up energy generation for the next 10 years, even under a worst-case scenario, a report says.The Australi...Read more...Government seeks to privatise Medicare processingMedicare payments could be processed by private providers as the Federal Government looks to cut the size of the public service. ...Read more...

Middle East

US air strike on militants in IraqThe US launches an air strike against Islamic State (IS) militants in Iraq, and confirms that the group has taken the country's largest dam....Read more...Israel strikes Gaza amid rocket fireIsrael resumes air strikes in Gaza after Palestinian militants fire rockets following the end of a three-day ceasefire....Read more...Iraq conflict: Why Irbil mattersUS moves to bolster defence of Iraqi Kurdistan's capital...Read more...Iraq refugees need urgent help - UNUN official says emergency aid drops by the US are helping refugees trapped by Islamist militants, but warns that more needs to be done....Read more...Graphic content: How media differ on use of Gaza imagesHow international media differ on use of Gaza images...Read more...
Asia-Pacific

China jails British GSK investigatorA British businessman and his American wife are sentenced to prison for illegally obtaining Chinese citizens' personal data, at a high-profile trial i...Read more...Killer of 'Bandit Queen' convictedA man is found guilty of killing India's bandit-turned-politician Phoolan Devi, 13 years after her death....Read more...Afghans sign unity government dealAfghanistan's rival presidential candidates sign a deal to form a national unity government after weeks of feuding....Read more...Pakistan returns India soldierPakistan hands back an Indian soldier carried by a river across the Line of Control (LoC) - the de facto border dividing the disputed Kashmir region....Read more...Malaysia Airlines in state 'takeover'Malaysia's state investment firm Khazanah Nasional seeks to take control of crisis-hit Malaysia Airlines for a "complete overhaul"....Read more...
South-Asia

China jails British GSK investigatorA British businessman and his American wife are sentenced to prison for illegally obtaining Chinese citizens' personal data, at a high-profile trial i...Read more...Killer of 'Bandit Queen' convictedA man is found guilty of killing India's bandit-turned-politician Phoolan Devi, 13 years after her death....Read more...Afghans sign unity government dealAfghanistan's rival presidential candidates sign a deal to form a national unity government after weeks of feuding....Read more...Pakistan returns India soldierPakistan hands back an Indian soldier carried by a river across the Line of Control (LoC) - the de facto border dividing the disputed Kashmir region....Read more...Malaysia Airlines in state 'takeover'Malaysia's state investment firm Khazanah Nasional seeks to take control of crisis-hit Malaysia Airlines for a "complete overhaul"....Read more...
Business

Bank rejects offer from EcclestoneGerman bank BayernLB says it has rejected a 25m euros (£20m) settlement from Formula 1 boss Bernie Ecclestone....Read more...China jails British GSK investigatorA British businessman and his American wife are sentenced to prison for illegally obtaining Chinese citizens' personal data, at a high-profile trial i...Read more...Authority bans US flights over IraqThe US Federal Aviation Administration bans all US airlines from flying over Iraq due to the "hazardous situation" as British Airways also suspends se...Read more...VIDEO: India's factory law plans questionedSome social activists have asked whether India's plans to revamp factory laws, which are intended to stimulate the economy, may erode worker rights....Read more...Markets rattled by air strike fearsStock markets are rattled, while the prices of oil and gold rise, as worries grow about the impact of conflicts in Iraq and Ukraine....Read more...

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