UK seen close to joining air strikes against ISIS

2014-09-23 19:31

Prime Minister David Cameron may announce that Britain is ready to join air strikes against ISIS and that he plans to seek parliament's approval for such action, government sources say.

UK: We haven’t made final decision over air strikes in Syria

2014-09-23 15:52

Britain says no final decision has been made over whether to join air strikes launched by the US and several Gulf allies on ISIS strongholds in Syria.

100 arrested at Wall Street climate crisis sit-in

2014-09-23 09:53

A day after over 100 000 people marched to warn that climate change is destroying the Earth, more than 1 000 activists blocked parts of Broadway in Manhattan's financial district in a sit-in to protest.

Australia treating ISIS kill threat as genuine

2014-09-23 07:54

Australia says it is treating as genuine a call by the Islamic State group for Muslims to indiscriminately kill Australians, issued after anti-terrorism raids foiled an alleged abduction plot.

US bombs ISIS in Syria - Pentagon

2014-09-23 05:46

The United States and its "partners" have launched a barrage of bombs and Tomahawk cruise missiles on ISIS extremists in Syria, the Pentagon says.

3 Afghan soldiers missing from US base

2014-09-22 13:50

Police and military officials are searching for three soldiers from the Afghanistan National Army who went missing during a training exercise at a US military base.

Global marches draw attention to climate change

2014-09-22 12:19

Tens of thousands of activists have walked through Manhattan, warning that climate change is destroying the Earth.

32 structures destroyed in California wildfire

2014-09-22 09:24

Nearly three-dozen structures have been destroyed in a massive Northern California wildfire that continues to spread more than a week after it started, officials say.

Zuma arrives in US for UN meeting

2014-09-21 19:29

President Jacob Zuma, accompanied by numerous ministers, have arrived in New York to attend the United Nations general assembly.

White House evacuated after man jumps fence

2014-09-20 12:05

A man has riggered an evacuation at the White House late after he scaled a fence and made it into the building before being captured.

US stocks rise on Alibaba, Scotland vote

2014-09-19 16:14

US stocks have pushed higher in opening trade as the market readied for trading of shares of China e-commerce giant Alibaba and relief over Scotland's vote.

Congress backs Obama on aid to Syrian rebels

2014-09-19 14:03

Legislation requested by President Obama authorising the military to arm and train Syrian rebels fighting Islamic militants in the Middle East is headed for his signature after a sweeping Senate vote.

Argentina, Citigroup face tough questioning

2014-09-19 11:30

A US appeals court has signaled its displeasure with Argentina as Citigroup warned it faces "serious and imminent hazard" if it follows a judge's order.

Ukraine's pleas for lethal aid from US go unmet

2014-09-19 09:18

US president Barack Obama says $46m in new assistance that the US will provide to Ukraine's military will help the country defend against Russian aggression.

California wildfire shows explosive growth

2014-09-18 23:17

An out-of-control wildfire that is threatening more than 2 000 homes in Northern California is showing explosive growth, consuming tens of thousands of additional acres.

Hottest August since 1880

2014-09-18 20:47

Last month was the hottest August on record for global average temperatures over land and ocean surfaces.

Obama, Ukraine president to meet at White House

2014-09-18 12:35

In a symbolic show of support for Ukraine's fledgling government, President Barack Obama will host Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko in the Oval Office after the leader speaks to a joint session of Congress.

Bali suitcase 'murderer' gets lawyer for baby

2014-09-18 11:56

A US woman detained on the Indonesian resort island of Bali in connection with the murder of her mother has retained legal representation for her unborn child.

Texas executes woman for starvation of boy, 9

2014-09-18 10:26

A Texas woman convicted of the starvation and torture death of her girlfriend's 9-year-old son a decade ago has been executed.

Liberia hopes US Ebola pledge will spur others to act

2014-09-18 07:29

Liberian President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf says she hopes President Barack Obama’s decision to send 3 000 troops to West Africa to battle the worst Ebola outbreak on record would spur other countries to help.

Healthy Briton injected in Ebola vaccine trial

2014-09-17 22:01

A healthy British volunteer has become the first person to receive a new vaccine for the Ebola virus in a trial at the University of Oxford in London.

SA negating Ebola role - expert

2014-09-17 21:08

SA should have played the leading role in the fight against the spread of the Ebola virus in Africa, Frans Viljoen, director of the University of Pretoria's centre for human rights, says.

General: Air strikes not enough to destroy ISIS

2014-09-17 20:06

Air strikes alone will not be enough to destroy Islamic State fighters in Iraq and Syria, and Baghdad will need training to rebuild ground forces.

Dempsey: Half of Iraqi army not OK as US partners

2014-09-17 16:01

About half of Iraq's army is incapable of partnering effectively with the US to roll back the Islamic State group's territorial gains, a top US military officer has said.

US NSA chief says monitoring tech-savvy ISIS

2014-09-17 14:36

As US military leaders outlined their strategy before Congress to fight ISIS militants on the battlefield, the NSA chief says he is watching the media-savvy group's cyber capabilities.


US stocks mixed as European equities tumble

2014-09-23 16:42

Wall St stocks have been mixed in early trade after more poor data on the eurozone economy had sent European markets tumbling.

How the US has justified overseas military action

2014-09-23 15:40

A look at the domestic legal justifications the US has used for military action around the world.

Syria says US informed it before strikes

2014-09-23 09:28

The Syrian foreign ministry says the US informed Damascus' envoy to the UN before launching airstrikes against the Islamic group in Syria.

Rockefellers to divest from fossil fuels

2014-09-23 06:33

The Rockefellers, the first family of oil, say they will divest from fossil fuels in a fresh boost for the fight against climate change ahead of a UN summit.

US reporter quits live on TV in pot protest

2014-09-22 21:30

An Alaska TV reporter has left her colleagues red-faced after quitting live on air using an expletive, while vowing to spend more time fighting to legalise marijuana in the US state.

Accused White House intruder is decorated Iraq war veteran

2014-09-22 12:21

The Texas man accused of breaking into the White House while armed with a knife is a US military veteran who was decorated for his service in the Iraq war, the US army says.

Pandor in charge while Zuma is away

2014-09-22 11:06

Science and Technology Minister Naledi Pandor will be acting president while President Jacob Zuma is attending the UN general assembly in New York.

Obama readies climate change push at UN summit

2014-09-22 08:05

President Barack Obama will seek to galvanise international support in the fight against climate change when he addresses the UN, with time running out on his hopes of leaving a lasting environmental legacy.

Syria blasts coalition against Islamic State

2014-09-21 14:03

Syria's parliament speaker says the US should work with Damascus in assembling a coalition to battle the Islamic State extremist group rather than allying with nations that support terrorism.

Utah doctor to be sentenced for killing wife

2014-09-20 07:15

A doctor who was convicted of murder after his wife was found drugged and dead in the bathtub of their Utah home will be sentenced in the case that became a true-crime TV obsession.

Man urged victim to commit suicide via webcam

2014-09-19 15:40

A man in prison for raping a girl when she was 12 is now charged with trying to persuade her to kill herself while he watched on a webcam.

Egypt 'using detention' to silence opponents

2014-09-19 13:59

The growing number of political detainees in Egypt is raising concerns about human rights abuses, an issue US secretary of state John Kerry says he has had 'frank' talks about in Cairo.

US, Australia welcome bank progress

2014-09-19 11:00

The United States and Australia are encouraged by progress on rules to reduce the problem of "too-big-to-fail" banks as part of efforts to improve stability.

Man kills 6 grandchildren in US shooting

2014-09-19 08:02

A once-convicted felon has killed six of his grandchildren, including an infant, his adult daughter and himself in a shooting at the man's home in a small town in Florida.

Stolen Jaguar wheeled back to owner 46 years later

2014-09-18 20:51

At age 82, Ivan Schneider had given up on finding his luxury Jaguar stolen 46 years ago, until it was recovered on a cargo ship destined for Holland.

UK nurse who survived Ebola flies to US to help

2014-09-18 18:41

Britain's Foreign Office says a nurse who recovered from Ebola has travelled to the US to donate blood to an American patient who is fighting the disease.

Marshall Islands leader posts climate video plea

2014-09-18 12:24

Marshall Islands President Christopher Loeak was forced to heighten the seawall protecting his home last year but says the year-old defences are now barely enough to protect his family from a "climate emergency".

Baby clownfish embark on epic journeys

2014-09-18 10:32

In their first days of life, clownfish larvae can swim up to 400km in order to find a home, according to a new study.

Iran rules out co-operating with US in Iraq

2014-09-18 08:12

Iran's foreign minister ruled out co-operating with the US in helping Iraq fight Islamic State militants and warned that the terrorist group poses a much broader threat that needs new thinking.

SA-born Elon Musk gets fresh challenge

2014-09-18 05:00

With a $2.6bn contract for his firm SpaceX to build a spacecraft for carrying astronauts to the International Space Station, South African-born Elon Musk's star is on the rise again.

Wary lawmakers ready to OK arms for Syrian rebels

2014-09-17 21:09

Wary House lawmakers have prepared to give President Barack Obama authority to arm and train Syrian rebels in the fight against Islamic State militants.

US high-speed trading firm fined $16m

2014-09-17 20:20

A high-frequency trading firm has been fined $16m for violating minimum capital requirements, the Securities and Exchange Commission has announced.

ISIS video warns US over Iraq

2014-09-17 16:51

A slick new video by the militant ISIS group has warned the US against Iraq deployment. VIDEO not for sensitive viewers.

Wildfire engulfs homes in California town

2014-09-17 14:36

Fire crews aided by calmer winds and aircraft have knocked down a wildfire that destroyed 150 homes and forced more than 1 000 people to flee a small town.

US man indicted for material support to ISIS

2014-09-17 10:23

A Yemini-born US man has been indicted for allegedly providing material support to the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria by recruiting members for the jihadist group.

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