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`Just a few strikes`: Iraq militia wants help from old US foe

`Just a few strikes`: Iraq militia wants help from old US foe

Last Updated: Friday, August 22, 2014, 09:05

Iraq`s Mahdi Army fought US troops to the death in past years, but now some members of the rebranded Shiite militia say they could do with a little help from their old foe.

Death toll could double to over 80 in Hiroshima landslide, more rain falls

Death toll could double to over 80 in Hiroshima landslide, more rain falls

Last Updated: Friday, August 22, 2014, 08:11

Heavy rain delayed a search on Friday for more than 50 people believed buried under a deadly landslide on the edge of the Japanese city of Hiroshima, as opposition politicians rounded on Prime Minister Shinzo Abe for his handling of the disaster.

Top Vatican figure in row over child abuse comments

Top Vatican figure in row over child abuse comments

Last Updated: Friday, August 22, 2014, 08:10

Australia`s leading Catholic cleric George Pell, a top Vatican official, came under fire Friday after drawing an analogy between the church`s response to child abuse and a trucking company.

James Foley captors sent taunting letter to family: Employer

James Foley captors sent taunting letter to family: Employer

Last Updated: Friday, August 22, 2014, 08:10

Journalist James Foley`s jihadist captors sent his family a taunting and rambling email threatening to kill him, just a week before making public a video of his execution, the American reporter`s employer said Thursday.

469 children killed in Gaza: UNICEF

469 children killed in Gaza: UNICEF

Last Updated: Friday, August 22, 2014, 08:09

United Nations: A senior official of the United Nations Children`s Fund (UNICEF) said here Thursday that a total of 469 children were killed in the Gaza Strip, where the situation is "dire" because of its debilitating effect on the one million Gaza Strip inhabitants under the age of 18.

British jihadist Khadijah Dare vows to become first female to behead western prisoner in Syria

British jihadist Khadijah Dare vows to become first female to behead western prisoner in Syria

Last Updated: Friday, August 22, 2014, 07:47

While the world expressed shock and grief at the brutal murder of American journalist James Foley, a female jihadist set Twitter aflutter by vowing to become the first female to behead a western prisoner in Syria. Khadijah Dare, is the 22-year-old mother of one who originally hails from Lewisham in south east London.

Apologise for Spain civil war role, Germany told

Apologise for Spain civil war role, Germany told

Last Updated: Friday, August 22, 2014, 06:27

Spanish campaigners said on Thursday they have written to German Chancellor Angela Merkel demanding she apologise for her country helping the ex-dictator Franco in Spain`s civil war.

ISIS must be defeated in Syria as well as Iraq: US

ISIS must be defeated in Syria as well as Iraq: US

Last Updated: Friday, August 22, 2014, 06:26

Jihadist group the Islamic State can be contained and eventually defeated, the top US general said Thursday, but only if it is engaged in Syria and not just in Iraq.

National Guard ordered out of US riot town

National Guard ordered out of US riot town

Last Updated: Friday, August 22, 2014, 06:25

National Guard troops withdrew Thursday from a US town gripped by nearly two weeks of protests over the fatal police shooting of a black teenager, as new details emerged about the white officer who pulled the trigger.

Water crisis threatens thirsty Sao Paulo

Water crisis threatens thirsty Sao Paulo

Last Updated: Friday, August 22, 2014, 06:25

Sao Paulo is thirsty. A severe drought is hitting Brazil`s largest city and thriving economic capital with no end in sight, threatening the municipal water supply to millions of people.