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Jihadists take heavy losses in battle for Syria’s Kobane

Members of the media on a hilltop on the outskirts of Suruc, at the Turkey-Syria border, watch as smoke from a fire rises following a strike in Kobane, Syria, during fighting between Syrian Kurds and the militants of Islamic State group, Sunday, Oct. 19, 2014. The Islamic State group was taking heavy losses in the Syrian battleground of Kobane Sunday as Iraqi forces fought the jihadists buoyed by US backing for top government security appointments.  AP PHOTO/LEFTERIS PITARAKIS

The Islamic State group was taking heavy losses in the Syrian battleground of Kobane Sunday as Iraqi forces fought the jihadists buoyed by US backing for top government security appointments.

Posted: October 19th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

EU says stories on Mindanao peace can sell, too

The signing Comprehensive Agreement on the Bangsamoro. INQUIRE FILE PHOTO

Good news, especially about peace in Mindanao, could sell, too.

Posted: October 11th, 2014 in Headlines,Latest News Stories,Regions,Regions | Read More »

North, South Korea naval patrol boats exchange fire

Map showing the maritime border between North and South Korea.

North and South Korean naval patrol boats briefly exchanged warning fire Tuesday near their disputed Yellow Sea border which has been the site of numerous clashes in the past, the South’s defense ministry said.

Posted: October 7th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

Battle rages for Syria town as bombs kill 41 children

Syrian refugees from Kobani rest after arriving at the Turkey-Syria border crossing of Murstpinar near Suruc, Turkey, late Wednesday, Oct. 1, 2014. US-led coalition airstrikes targeted Islamic State fighters pressing their offensive against a Kurdish town near the Syrian-Turkish border on Tuesday in an attempt to halt the militants' advance, activists said.  AP PHOTO/BURHAN OZBILICI

Kurdish fighters backed by US-led air strikes were locked in fierce fighting Wednesday to prevent a key Syrian border town from falling to Islamic State group jihadists.

Posted: October 2nd, 2014 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

Australian laws to criminalize travel to terror hotspots

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Tougher counter-terror laws to be introduced to Australia’s parliament Wednesday would make it a crime to travel to places considered terror hotspots, punishable by up to 10 years’ jail.

Posted: September 24th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

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