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Attorney general bids to quell tensions in US riot town

Last Updated: Thursday, August 21, 2014, 04:54

The United States` most senior law enforcement official sat down with college kids, community leaders and angry residents Wednesday in a suburb shaken by more than a week of racially charged protests.

FBI believes James Foley beheading video authentic, says report

Last Updated: Wednesday, August 20, 2014, 15:57

As the Islamic State continues unleashing terror and barbarism in Iraq and Syria, there is growing outrage and horror at the emergence of a video that reportedly shows the beheading of a US journalist James Foley.

US lawmakers to FIBA: End discriminatory policy against Sikhs

Last Updated: Wednesday, August 20, 2014, 09:17

A bipartisan group of 20 influential American lawmakers has asked the International Basketball Federation (FIBA) to end its discriminatory policy against Sikh players who wear turbans, an article of faith.

US carries out 15 air strikes near Iraq dam: Military

Last Updated: Tuesday, August 19, 2014, 01:40

US warplanes and drones carried out 15 air strikes on Monday against Islamic State militants battling for control of a major dam in northern Iraq, the military said.

Autopsy shows unarmed Ferguson teen repeatedly shot: Lawyer

Last Updated: Tuesday, August 19, 2014, 01:38

An unarmed black teenager fatally shot by police suffered a bullet wound to his right arm that may have occurred when he put his hands up or when his back was turned to the shooter, "but we don`t know," a pathologist hired by the teen`s family said on Monday.

Possible immigration rift for Obama with Democrats

Last Updated: Sunday, August 17, 2014, 01:48

President Barack Obama is facing potential rifts with members of his own party in tough re-election contests as he barrels toward a fall fight with Republicans over his ability to change immigration policies.

Kurds battle to retake Iraq`s largest dam: General

Last Updated: Sunday, August 17, 2014, 01:45

Kurdish troops backed by US warplanes on Saturday launched a bid to recapture Mosul dam, Iraq`s largest, from jihadists, a senior Kurdish military official said.

Thailand bans surrogate babies from leaving: Media

Last Updated: Friday, August 15, 2014, 13:50

Four couples from the United States and Australia have been prevented from leaving Thailand with surrogate babies as part of a government crackdown on the burgeoning commercial surrogacy industry, an Australian broadcaster reported on Friday.

Ebola scare: US orders embassy families out of Sierra Leone

Last Updated: Friday, August 15, 2014, 00:31

The United States on Thursday told the families of its diplomats in Sierra Leone to leave the country to avoid exposure to the deadly Ebola epidemic.

Barack Obama says Sinjar siege broken, some personnel to leave Iraq

Last Updated: Friday, August 15, 2014, 00:28

US President Barack Obama said on Thursday that the Islamist militant siege of Iraq`s Mount Sinjar had been broken and most of the US military personnel sent to assess the situation would be pulled out of Iraq in the coming days.

Indonesia tests mental health of US teen in Bali murder case

Last Updated: Thursday, August 14, 2014, 23:33

Indonesian police on Thursday conducted mental health checks on an American teenager suspected of killing her mother and stuffing her battered body into a suitcase on the resort island of Bali.

Governor of Iraq`s Sunni heartland secures US support against militants

Last Updated: Thursday, August 14, 2014, 21:21

The governor of Iraq`s Sunni heartland Anbar Province said he has asked for and secured U.S. support in the battle against Islamic State militants because opponents of the group may not have the stamina for a long fight.