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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 »

Protests disrupt Hong Kong travel and businesses

Hong Kong Democracy Protest

Pro-democracy protests brought widespread travel chaos to Hong Kong Monday with many schools and businesses shuttered but the city’s stock exchange said it would operate as usual.

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

Hong Kong protest spreads to new site across harbor

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 police used tear gas on Sunday and warned of further measures as they tried to clear thousands of pro-democracy protesters gathered outside government headquarters in a challenge to Beijing over its decision to restrict democratic reforms for the city.

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

World leaders meet with multiple crises on agenda

Ban Ki-moon Hassan Rouhani

Facing a world in turmoil from multiple crises ranging from wars in the Mideast and Africa to the deadly scourge of Ebola and growing Islamic radicalism, leaders from more than 140 countries open their annual meeting at the United Nations on Wednesday with few solutions.

Posted: September 24th, 2014 in Featured Gallery,Latest News Stories,Photos & Videos,World | Read More »

Some 130,000 Syrians reach Turkey, fleeing IS

Local people clash with security forces in Suruc, Turkey, Friday, Sept. 19, 2014, before Turkey opened its border to allow in up to 4,000 people who massed on the Turkey-Syria border, fleeing the Islamic militants’ advance on Kobani - a day after officials prevented them from crossing in and Turkish prime minister Ahmet Davutoglu said Turkey, which is already host to some 1.2 million refugees from Syia, would provide the group with help on the Syrian side of the border. AP

The number of Syrian refugees who have reached Turkey in the past four days after fleeing the advance of Islamic State militants now totals 130,000, Turkey’s deputy prime minister said Monday.

Posted: September 22nd, 2014 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

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