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Australian aircraft to support U.S.-led air strikes in Iraq: PM

SYDNEY (Reuters) – Australian aircraft will join the U.S.-led coalition in air strikes against Islamic State insurgents in Iraq in an initial support role, Prime Minister Tony Abbott said on Wednesday, ahead of a final decision to undertake bombing missions.








Posted on 1 October 2014 | 5:28 am

Egypt offers military training to Libya, cites Islamic State threat

CAIRO (Reuters) – Egypt has offered to train pro-government forces battling rival armed groups in Libya, stepping up efforts to eradicate what it says is a threat to its own stability from the anarchy engulfing its neighbor.


Posted on 1 October 2014 | 5:21 am

Taliban bombs hit Afghan army vehicles, killing at least seven

KABUL (Reuters) – Two Taliban suicide bombers carried out separate attacks on Afghan army vehicles in Kabul on Wednesday, killing at least seven people and wounding more than 15, the government said, a day after Afghanistan signed security deals with NATO and the United States.








Posted on 1 October 2014 | 5:16 am

Amid differences, Israel’s Netanyahu to seek reassurances from Obama on Iran

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – President Barack Obama and Israel’s Benjamin Netanyahu meet for a new round in their often-tense relationship on Wednesday, facing differences over Iran diplomacy and Middle East peace efforts as well as complications from the U.S.-led fight against Islamic State militants.








Posted on 1 October 2014 | 5:09 am

Hong Kong democracy protesters and officials mark uneasy National Day

HONG KONG (Reuters) – Thousands of pro-democracy protesters thronged the streets of Hong Kong on Wednesday, some of them jeering National Day celebrations, as demonstrations spread to a new area of the city, ratcheting up pressure on its pro-Beijing government.








Posted on 1 October 2014 | 4:30 am

Australia passes security law, raising fears for press freedom

SYDNEY (Reuters) – The first of a series of security powers requested by Australia’s government to combat Islamist militants passed through parliament on Wednesday, despite criticism that they could land journalists in jail for reporting on national security.


Posted on 1 October 2014 | 4:11 am

Japan volcano death toll likely to rise to around 46 as more victims found

TOKYO (Reuters) – The death toll from Japan’s worst volcanic eruption in decades is likely to rise to around 46 after as more victims were discovered on the ash-covered summit, media said on Wednesday.


Posted on 1 October 2014 | 3:50 am

Mexico conservative party leader Madero stands down temporarily

MEXICO CITY (Reuters) – The leader of Mexico’s biggest opposition party is stepping aside temporarily to seek a congressional seat next year at which time he could resume his post as party leader.








Posted on 1 October 2014 | 2:14 am

Obama, Modi work to deepen improving U.S.-India ties

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. President Barack Obama and Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi agreed on Tuesday to deepen U.S.-Indian cooperation on maritime security to ensure freedom of navigation in what amounts to a response to China’s naval muscle-flexing in Asia.








Posted on 1 October 2014 | 1:23 am

Exclusive: U.S. to pay $300 million to end Brazil cotton trade dispute – officials

BRASILIA/WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The United States will pay Brazilian cotton producers $300 million to settle a decade-old dispute over cotton subsidies, two officials familiar with the settlement said on Tuesday, the first concrete step to repair ties hurt by an espionage scandal.


Posted on 1 October 2014 | 1:13 am

Kurds seize Iraq/Syria border post; Sunni tribe joins fight against Islamic State

ARBIL Iraq/MURSITPINAR Turkey (Reuters) – Iraqi Kurdish troops drove Islamic State fighters from a strategic border crossing with Syria on Tuesday and won the support of members of a major Sunni tribe, in one of the biggest successes since U.S. forces began bombing the Islamists.








Posted on 1 October 2014 | 12:58 am

Brazil’s Rousseff widens lead over Silva in fresh polls

BRASILIA/SAO PAULO (Reuters) – President Dilma Rousseff has solidified her lead over opposition candidate Marina Silva and would win a runoff vote to Brazil’s presidential election, two new polls showed on Tuesday.








Posted on 30 September 2014 | 11:51 pm

Hong Kong protests approach potential National Day flashpoint

HONG KONG (Reuters) – Thousands of pro-democracy protesters thronged the streets of Hong Kong early on Wednesday, ratcheting up pressure on the pro-Beijing government that has called the action illegal and vowed to press ahead with National Day celebrations.








Posted on 30 September 2014 | 11:39 pm

In al Qaeda attack, lines between Pakistan military, militants blur

KARACHI Pakistan/ISLAMABAD (Reuters) – Months after Owais Jakhrani was sacked from the Pakistan navy for radical Islamist views, he led an audacious mission to take over a warship and turn its guns on a U.S. naval vessel in the open seas.


Posted on 30 September 2014 | 11:26 pm

Kurds seize Iraq/Syria border post; Sunni tribe joins fight against Islamic State

ARBIL Iraq/MURSITPINAR Turkey (Reuters) – Iraqi Kurdish troops drove Islamic State fighters from a strategic border crossing with Syria on Tuesday and won the support of members of a major Sunni tribe, in one of the biggest successes since U.S. forces began bombing the Islamists.








Posted on 30 September 2014 | 10:31 pm

Obama, Modi work to deepen improving U.S.-India ties

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. President Barack Obama and Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi agreed on Tuesday to deepen U.S.-Indian cooperation on maritime security to ensure freedom of navigation in what amounts to a response to China’s naval muscle-flexing in the Asia-Pacific.


Posted on 30 September 2014 | 10:19 pm

Avalanche in southern Chile kills Canadian, Swedish climbers

SANTIAGO (Reuters) – An avalanche along the remote southern border of Chile and Argentina has killed two mountain climbers, one from Canada and one from Sweden, Chilean police said on Tuesday.


Posted on 30 September 2014 | 9:25 pm

Special Report: Islamic State uses grain to tighten grip in Iraq

SHEKHAN Iraq (Reuters) – For Salah Paulis, it came down to a choice between his faith and his crop.


Posted on 30 September 2014 | 9:19 pm

U.S. warns South Sudan: Strike a peace deal or face U.N. sanctions

UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) – The United States warned South Sudan’s president and rebel leader on Tuesday to engage in serious peace talks to end nearly a year of violence in the world’s newest state or face United Nations sanctions.


Posted on 30 September 2014 | 8:56 pm

Catalonia suspends formal campaign on Spain independence vote

MADRID/BARCELONA (Reuters) – Catalonia’s regional government said on Tuesday it would temporarily suspend campaigning for a vote on independence from Spain, after Madrid filed a legal block to the referendum.


Posted on 30 September 2014 | 8:41 pm

World News Headlines – Yahoo News

12 killed as 2 trains collide in northern India

LUCKNOW, India (AP) — A passenger train overshot a stop signal and plowed into another train in India’s northern Uttar Pradesh state, killing 12 people and injuring dozens of others, officials said Wednesday.

Posted on 1 October 2014 | 5:45 am

Londoners divided on skyscraper boom

Some Londoners are delighted at their city's "Manhattanisation" but others warn it risks losing its soulLondon (AFP) – Skyscrapers are shooting up all over London, transforming a skyline once dominated by Big Ben and St Paul's Cathedral.

Posted on 1 October 2014 | 5:44 am

Iraq, Syria athletes banned from Asiad for doping

INCHEON, South Korea (AP) — The fourth and fifth doping cases of the Asian Games were confirmed Wednesday, with an Iraqi weightlifter and a Syrian karate athlete disqualified banned and kicked out of the event.

Posted on 1 October 2014 | 5:42 am

Ebola case stokes concerns for Liberians in Texas

A police car drives past the entrance to the Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital in Dallas, Tuesday, Sept. 30, 2014. A patient in the hospital is showing signs of the Ebola virus and is being kept in strict isolation with test results pending, hospital officials said Monday. (AP Photo/LM Otero)DALLAS (AP) — The first case of Ebola diagnosed in the U.S. has been confirmed in a man who recently traveled from Liberia to Dallas, sending chills through the area's West African community whose leaders urged caution to prevent spreading the virus.

Posted on 1 October 2014 | 5:41 am

3 soldiers charged in Mexico army killing of 22

FILE - In this July 3, 2014 file photo, state authorities use crime scene tape to seal off an unfinished warehouse that was the site of a shootout between Mexican soldiers and alleged criminals on the outskirts of the village of San Pedro Limon in Mexico state, Mexico. Three soldiers have been charged with homicide in the June killings of 22 suspected gang members in southern Mexico, Attorney General Jesus Murillo Karam announced on Tuesday Sept. 30 2014. (AP Photo/Rebecca Blackwell, File)MEXICO CITY (AP) — Months after the Mexican army said it had killed 22 suspected gang members in a fierce shootout, three soldiers are being charged with homicide.

Posted on 1 October 2014 | 5:41 am

Top Asian News at 5:30 a.m. GMT

HONG KONG (AP) — Hong Kong’s embattled leader attended a flag-raising Wednesday to mark China’s National Day after refusing to meet with protesters who threatened to expand pro-democracy demonstrations unless he resigns and the Chinese leadership agrees to broader electoral reforms. Chief Executive Leung Chun-ying took part in the ceremony — marking the anniversary of the founding of communist China in 1949 — as hundreds of protesters behind police barricades yelled at him to step down, although they fell silent and turned their backs when the ceremony began.

Posted on 1 October 2014 | 5:33 am

Australia sends 2 unarmed support planes over Iraq

CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — Australia was sending two unarmed air force planes to support U.S.-led coalition combat operations against the Islamic State movement in Iraq, but would not yet launch its own airstrikes, the prime minister said Wednesday.

Posted on 1 October 2014 | 5:32 am

2 suicide bomber attacks in Kabul kill 7, wound 21

Afghan security forces guard the site of a suicide attack in Kabul, Afghanistan, Wednesday, Oct. 1, 2014. Two suicide bombers in the Afghan capital targeted two buses carrying Afghan army troops on Wednesday, killing several people and wounding over a dozen others, police said. (AP Photo/Massoud Hossaini)KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — Two suicide bombers in the Afghan capital targeted two buses carrying Afghan army troops on Wednesday, killing seven and wounding 21 people, police said.

Posted on 1 October 2014 | 5:30 am

Tough sell: marketing Uganda to gay travellers

Ugandan activists take part on August 9, 2014 in the first gay-pride march in Entebbe since an anti-gay law was overturnedKampala (AFP) – Uganda is probably the last place a gay holidaymaker would want to visit, but tourism bosses in the east African nation are nevertheless trying to achieve the seemingly impossible.

Posted on 1 October 2014 | 5:28 am

Australian aircraft to support U.S.-led air strikes in Iraq: PM

A pair of U.S. Air Force F-15E Strike Eagles fly over northern IraqSYDNEY (Reuters) – Australian aircraft will join the U.S.-led coalition in air strikes against Islamic State insurgents in Iraq in an initial support role, Prime Minister Tony Abbott said on Wednesday, ahead of a final decision to undertake bombing missions. The United States has been bombing Islamic State and other groups in Syria for a week with the help of Arab allies, and hitting targets in neighboring Iraq since August. European countries have joined the campaign in Iraq but not in Syria. …

Posted on 1 October 2014 | 5:28 am

World – Google News

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Modi-Obama meet: India and US will jointly take on terror, take off for Mars – Times of India


Times of India

Modi-Obama meet: India and US will jointly take on terror, take off for Mars
Times of India
WASHINGTON: President Obama and Prime Minister Narendra Modi set US-India ties on a higher plane on Tuesday with a high-minded and forward looking approach that transcended workaday wrinkles, past individual histories, and institutional wrangles.
'Thank You America', says Modi as he leaves US for homeHindustan Times
Narendra Modi holds talks with Barack ObamaIndian Express
Obama Joins With Modi in Pledge to Expand Economic TiesBloomberg
Voice of America -NDTV -Firstpost
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Posted on 1 October 2014 | 5:35 am

Australia Sends 2 Unarmed Support Planes Over Iraq – ABC News


Sydney Morning Herald

Australia Sends 2 Unarmed Support Planes Over Iraq
ABC News
Australia was sending two unarmed air force planes to support U.S.-led coalition combat operations against the Islamic State movement in Iraq, but would not yet launch its own airstrikes, the prime minister said Wednesday. An E-7A Wedgetail early warning …
Islamic State: Australian planes to start flying over Iraq in support of coalition ABC Online
Australian PM Tony Abbott not in favour of burqa in parliamentIndian Express
RAAF begins flight missions over Iraq, as part of campaign against Islamic StateSydney Morning Herald
The Australian -Daily Mail
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Posted on 1 October 2014 | 5:33 am

Taliban Suicide Bombers Kill Seven, Injure 19 People in Kabul – Wall Street Journal


Times of India

Taliban Suicide Bombers Kill Seven, Injure 19 People in Kabul
Wall Street Journal
KABUL—Taliban suicide bombers struck in Kabul on Wednesday, killing seven people and injuring 19, a day after Afghanistan's new government agreed to allow U.S. and allied troops to remain in the country after the end of this year. Early Wednesday …
UPDATE 2-Taliban bombs hit Afghan army vehicles, killing at least sevenReuters
2 Suicide Bomber Attacks in Kabul Kill 7, Wound 21ABC News
Taliban Suicide Bombers Kill 7 in KabulNBCNews.com
Haaretz -BBC News -Daily Mail
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Posted on 1 October 2014 | 5:33 am

Saudi Arabia bans Haj pilgrims from Ebola hotspots – euronews


euronews

Saudi Arabia bans Haj pilgrims from Ebola hotspots
euronews
With hundreds of thousands of pilgrims streaming into Saudi Arabia from the Muslim world for the annual Haj in Mecca, the authorities are banning travelers from countries hard-hit by the Ebola virus. Hospitals are preparing themselves, especially for an …
Intl. conference on Palestine held in Mecca, Saudi ArabiaPress TV
ISIS is the Antithesis of the Holy PilgrimageTIME
Mecca On Alert As Hajj Begins And ISIS Concerns GrowHuffington Post
International Business Times UK -The Guardian -Zee News
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Posted on 1 October 2014 | 5:28 am

Hong Kong braced for huge National Day democracy protests – BBC News


BBC News

Hong Kong braced for huge National Day democracy protests
BBC News
As Hong Kong braces for huge pro-democracy rallies, leader CY Leung has urged protesters to back electoral reforms set out by Beijing. Speaking early on the National Day holiday, Mr Leung said Hong Kong should work with Beijing to achieve progress.
Hong Kong marks National Day with protestsFinancial Times
Hong Kong protests: Bus loads of police arrive; 'umbrella revolution ABC Online
Images of Hong Kong's Umbrella RevolutionNew York Times
The News International -CBC.ca -euronews
all 7,444 news articles »

Posted on 1 October 2014 | 5:22 am

US signs pact to keep troops in Afghanistan past 2014 – Reuters


Reuters

US signs pact to keep troops in Afghanistan past 2014
Reuters
KABUL (Reuters) – Officials from Afghanistan and the United States on Tuesday signed a long-delayed security agreement to allow American troops to stay in the country after the end of the year, filling a campaign promise by new President Ashraf Ghani.
Deal gives US 2 more years to train Afghan troops, conduct strikesLos Angeles Times
New Afghan administration sign US security dealBusiness Standard
Crisis averted? Afghanistan, US sign security pact (+video)Christian Science Monitor
Businessweek -New York Times -Xinhua
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Posted on 1 October 2014 | 4:52 am

Seven more bodies found on deadly Japanese volcano – Telegraph.co.uk


Telegraph.co.uk

Seven more bodies found on deadly Japanese volcano
Telegraph.co.uk
Emergency teams on Wednesday discovered seven more bodies close to the peak of Mount Ontake, which erupted without warning on Saturday. The discovery of the dead hikers brings the death toll to 43, with more than 40 other people still listed as missing.
Japan volcano death toll likely to rise to around 46 as more victims foundIndian Express
Japan volcano death toll likely to rise to around 46The Hindu
Seven more bodies found in search for missing hikers as rescuers continue to Daily Mail
Times of India -Sky News Australia -Business Recorder
all 487 news articles »

Posted on 1 October 2014 | 4:22 am

Three Gaza war vets committed suicide in past month – Haaretz


Haaretz

Three Gaza war vets committed suicide in past month
Haaretz
Three soldiers who fought in this summer's war in the Gaza Strip have committed suicide over the last month. In addition, a reservist called up for service in the north during the war to replace regular troops who were sent to Gaza committed suicide during his …
International Lawyers and Politicians Condemn Israel's war on GazaPress TV
Not a single child untouched by recent Gaza conflict: UN expertThe Nation
Israelis Rethink Life Along Gaza Border After WarWall Street Journal
The Electronic Intifada (blog) -RIA Novosti -The Guardian (Australia)
all 74 news articles »

Posted on 1 October 2014 | 3:57 am

Mexico charges three soldiers with homicide in killing of suspected gang members – Fox News


Fox News

Mexico charges three soldiers with homicide in killing of suspected gang members
Fox News
FILE – In this July 3, 2014 file photo, state authorities use crime scene tape to seal off an unfinished warehouse that was the site of a shootout between Mexican soldiers and alleged criminals on the outskirts of the village of San Pedro Limon in Mexico state, …
3 Mexican soldiers accused of killing 22 gang suspectsRT
3 Mexican soldiers to be charged with homicide in killings of 22Los Angeles Times
3 Soldiers Are Charged With Homicide in Mexico KillingsNew York Times
Businessweek
all 59 news articles »

Posted on 1 October 2014 | 3:21 am

After coup and slayings, Thai authorities ponder tourist-tracking – Los Angeles Times


NDTV

After coup and slayings, Thai authorities ponder tourist-tracking
Los Angeles Times
Yearlong political unrest followed by a military coup has cut deeply into Thailand's vital tourist trade, and a grisly double slaying of British backpackers in mid-September has spurred fear of an even sharper plummet in foreign visits. But a proposal by Tourism …
Media, police forensic experts leave Koh TaoPhuket Gazette
Thai murder victim may have been raped, say policeHerald Scotland
Thailand Proposes Tourist Wristbands After Murders Prompt ConcernsTIME
Phuketwan -TVNZ -Irish Independent
all 181 news articles »

Posted on 1 October 2014 | 12:53 am