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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 »

Hong Kong riot police ‘withdrawn’ from protests – gov’t

Hong Kong Democracy Protest

Hong Kong’s authorities announced Monday they were withdrawing riot police from the streets of the protest-wracked city in a major concession to pro-democracy demonstrators.

Posted: September 29th, 2014 in Featured Gallery,Latest News Stories,Photos & Videos,World | Read More »

Hong Kong protesters ‘doomed’ – China media; Instagram blocked

Protesters gather at a main road in the financial central district after riot police use tear gas against them after thousands of people blocked the road in Hong Kong, Sunday, Sept. 28, 2014. AP FILE PHOTO

Hong Kong pro-democracy demonstrators are “doomed,” Chinese state media said Monday as Beijing moved to wipe social media coverage of the mass protests and blocked photo-sharing service Instagram.

Posted: September 29th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

Pro-democracy protests expand in Hong Kong

Hong Kong Democracy Protest

Pro-democracy protests expanded in Hong Kong on Monday, a day after demonstrators upset over Beijing’s decision to limit political reforms defied onslaughts of tear gas and appeals from Hong Kong’s top leader to go home.

Posted: September 29th, 2014 in Featured Gallery,Latest News Stories,Photos & Videos,World | Read More »

Obama admits US underestimated IS threat

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President Barack Obama admitted Sunday that the United States had underestimated the opportunity that a collapsing Syria would provide for jihadist militants to regroup and stage a sudden comeback.

Posted: September 29th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

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