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House approves Obama’s plan to fight Islamic State 
Washington Post - 8 Hours ago
By and Paul Kane , The House on Wednesday approved President Obama’s plan to train and equip moderate Syrian rebels to counter the growing threat of the Islamic State organization, even though lawmakers     Add Comment

Obama thanks Congress for vote to aid Syrian rebels 
Reuters UK - 11 Hours ago
Archaeological researchers in England have discovered evidence of new hidden monuments near the prehistoric site of Stonehenge, the ancient Briton site built sometime between 3,000 and 1,600 BC, raising     Add Comment

Ukraine’s leader comes courting Obama and Congress for more aid 
Washington Post - 11 Hours ago
By , KIEV, Ukraine — Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko will arrive in Washington on Thursday with a simple request: more economic and military aid for a nation that is reeling from an insurgency     Add Comment

Vote on Obama Plan to Arm Syrian Rebels Heads to Senate 
NBCNews.com - 5 Hours ago
Despite warnings from war-weary opponents on both sides of the aisle, a bipartisan group of lawmakers in the House voted Wednesday to give President Barack Obama authorization to train and arm moderate     Add Comment
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>>   US social policy
Chinese poor promised more social security 
People.com.cn - 10 Hours ago
BEIJING, Sept. 17 -- The Chinese government has decided to establish a special branch of its social security system for low-income people in urgent need of help. It will target such people struggling     Add Comment

The Luxury Traveller and Social media 2014: The Americas 
4Hoteliers - 8 Hours ago
Last year at ILTM Americas 2013, we released the first edition of The Luxury Traveller & Social Media - We were inspired by the idea that the social media about luxury travel brands represents a living     Add Comment

GAO: Obamacare Plans Include Taxpayer-Funded Abortion Coverage 
Breitbart.com - 10 Hours ago
:41 PM PDT post a comment The Government Accountability Office (GAO), the non-partisan government watchdog, has issued a new report that identifies 1,036 Obamacare plans that cover abortion     Add Comment

Six Tips from the US Government for Keeping Teens Safe on Social Media 
Ein News - 11 Hours ago
Sep 17, 2014 - 19:45 GMT Going back to school is about more than shiny shoes and trendy notebooks. It's also about kids making new friends and adding those friends on social network sites like Facebook,     Add Comment
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>>   US political columnists
This Diagram Could Hold the Key to Fixing Our Ailing Planet 
The New Republic Online - 12 Hours ago
T his upcoming Sunday, over 100,000 people are expected to converge on New York City for the People’s Climate March. My colleague Rebecca Leber has explained that the “real goal” of the march, taking     Add Comment

Obama Can't Admit That Romney Was Right: Russia Is Our 'Top Geopolitical Threat' 
The New Republic Online - 19 Hours ago
“W e do very little trade with Ukraine and, geopolitically … what happens in Ukraine doesn’t pose a direct threat to us,” President Barack Obama declared, almost offhandedly, last Saturday.   His assertion     Add Comment

The New Republic names Guy Vidra, General Manager of Yahoo News, as Chief Executive  
The New Republic Online - 23 Hours ago
PRESS RELEASE Washington, DC and New York, NY (September 17, 2014) – The New Republic today announced that it has appointed Guy Vidra as Chief Executive Officer effective October 13, 2014. The appointment     Add Comment

California Won't Eliminate Campus Rape by Over-Legislating Sex 
The New Republic Online - 9/17/2014
L aws governing sexual conduct are about to change for the worse. With 20 percent of female students reporting sexual-assault incidents, California's State Senate recently passed legislation to target     Add Comment
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>>   US security
Iran's Rouhani blasts ISIS and US led coalition 
CNBC - 6 Hours ago
"Are Americans afraid of giving casualties on the ground in Iraq? Are they afraid of their soldiers being killed in the fight they claim is against terrorism?" Rouhani said. "If they want to use planes     Add Comment

Chinese hacked U.S. military contractors, Senate panel finds 
Reuters India - 8 Hours ago
6:44am IST WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Hackers associated with the Chinese government have repeatedly infiltrated the computer systems of U.S. airlines, technology companies and other contractors involved
Chinese hacked US military contractors, Senate panel finds SABC
UPDATE 3-Chinese hacked U.S. military contractors, Senate panel finds Reuters UK
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Iran rules out cooperating with US in Iraq 
Jakarta Post - 10 Hours ago
, 8:44 AM Iran's foreign minister is ruling out cooperating with the United States in helping Iraq fight Islamic State militants and warning that the terrorist group poses a much broader global
Iran rules out cooperating with U.S. in Iraq Akron Beacon Journal
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Obama is defying the Constitution on war 
Washington Post - 8 Hours ago
By , The United States last declared war many wars ago, on June 5, 1942, when, to clarify legal ambiguities during a world conflagration, it declared war on Hungary, Romania and Bulgaria. Today’s issue
Will: Obama is defying the Constitution on war Washington Post
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>>   Human rights
In China, Companies Learn Business of Human Rights 
China Digital Times - 8 Hours ago
Human Rights Watch’s China Director Sophie Richardson writes at The Globe and Mail that with harsh tactics reported in a string of recent antitrust probes , “in effect, the government’s tactics against     Add Comment

Kuwait- Foreign missions laud Humanitarian Leader 
MENAFN - 9 Hours ago
(MENAFN - Arab Times) KUWAIT CITY Sept 17 (KUNA): His Highness the Amir Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah received on Wednesday heads of diplomatic missions who expressed congratulations on his     Add Comment

Former jail guard files complaint with B.C. Human Rights Tribunal 
Globe and Mail - 9 Hours ago
A former provincial jail guard who says he was forced to work in the same Vancouver Island institution that housed an inmate accused of brutally beating and sexually assaulting the guard’s sister has     Add Comment

Foreign missions laud Humanitarian Leader 
MENAFN - 9 Hours ago
(MENAFN - Arab Times) KUWAIT CITY Sept 17 (KUNA): His Highness the Amir Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah received on Wednesday heads of diplomatic missions who expressed con...    Add Comment
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>>   International development
Centre 'Selectively Targetting', Says Salman Khurshid's Wife After It Refers NGO  
NDTV - 8 Hours ago
Louise Khurshid, wife of Congress leader Salman Khurshid has accused the Narendra Modi government of 'political vendetta'. New Delhi :  Louise Khurshid, wife of Congress leader Salman Khurshid accused     Add Comment

Man, 63, axed to death in food aid row 
New Zimbabwe.com - 5 Hours ago
A 63-YEAR-OLD Gokwe man was stoned and axed to death in a dispute over food aid, the High Court heard this week. Stanlaus Dube, from Chikwenhere village under Chief Chireya, died after he was allegedly     Add Comment

Love for books + learning = way to fight poverty 
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 9 Hours ago
By Janine Villagracia | INQUIRER.net Senator Bam Aquino giving his keynote speech during the opening ceremonies of the 35th Manila International Book Fair. MANILA, Philippines – “Love for     Add Comment

Japanese NGO has toilet designs for 'Clean India' drive 
Times of India - 9 Hours ago
AMRITSAR: This could well be the beginning of a "Sino-Japanese war" on the Indian soil. On a day when Chinese President Xi Jinping was shaking hands with Prime Minister Narendra Modi in Ahmedabad, a Japanese     Add Comment
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>>   Afghanistan
Three Indiana women went to war. A Colorado first lady took notice. 
Washington Post - 10 Hours ago
By , DENVER — There is little blood but a lot of guts in Helen Thorpe’s new book “Soldier Girls,” about three women in the Indiana National G uard who went to war together and gave a brutally honest
Three Indiana women went to war.A Colorado first lady took notice. Washington Post
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Time to share power in Afghanistan 
Washington Post - 11 Hours ago
By , AFGHANISTAN IS teetering between a political implosion that could ignite civil war in Kabul and a power-sharing deal that could give the country another chance for stability. Election authorities     Add Comment

Afghan front-runner Ghani says power-sharing agreement is near 
Washington Post - 9 Hours ago
By , Afghanistan’s rival presidential candidates will share power under a deal that is within two days of completion, front-runner Ashraf Ghani said Wednesday in an interview with The Washington Post.     Add Comment

Afghan front-runner tells of power-sharing agreement 
Washington Post - 9 Hours ago
By , Afghanistan’s rival presidential candidates will share power under a deal that is within two days of completion, front-runner Ashraf Ghani said Wednesday in an interview with The Washington Post.     Add Comment
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>>   Iran
India ships in 50 pct more Iranian oil in Jan-Aug -trade 
Reuters India - 6 Hours ago
11:18am IST * Aug crude imports from Iran up 81 pct y/y * India Oil Corp buys Iran oil after 2-mth gap * IOC ships in Caspian Sea oil for first time By Nidhi Verma NEW DELHI, Sept 18 (Reuters)
India ships in 50 pct more Iranian oil in Jan-Aug - trade Yahoo! India
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Iran's Rouhani blasts ISIS and US led coalition 
CNBC - 6 Hours ago
"Are Americans afraid of giving casualties on the ground in Iraq? Are they afraid of their soldiers being killed in the fight they claim is against terrorism?" Rouhani said. "If they want to use planes     Add Comment

Iran's Rouhani blasts ISIS 
CNBC - 6 Hours ago
"Are Americans afraid of giving casualties on the ground in Iraq? Are they afraid of their soldiers being killed in the fight they claim is against terrorism?" Rouhani said. "If they want to use planes     Add Comment

TABLE-India's August Iran oil imports up 30 pct vs July -trade 
Reuters Africa - 6 Hours ago
NEW DELHI, Sept 18 (Reuters) - India's oil imports from Iran rose 30 percent in August from July to 273,500 barrels per day (bpd), tanker arrival data compiled by Reuters from trade sources showed. The     Add Comment
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>>   Iraq
House approves Obama’s plan to fight Islamic State 
Washington Post - 8 Hours ago
By and Paul Kane , The House on Wednesday approved President Obama’s plan to train and equip moderate Syrian rebels to counter the growing threat of the Islamic State organization, even though lawmakers     Add Comment

Three Indiana women went to war. A Colorado first lady took notice. 
Washington Post - 10 Hours ago
By , DENVER — There is little blood but a lot of guts in Helen Thorpe’s new book “Soldier Girls,” about three women in the Indiana National G uard who went to war together and gave a brutally honest
Three Indiana women went to war.A Colorado first lady took notice. Washington Post
all 1 news articles >>    Add Comment

Kerry Says Coalition Seeks to Decimate Islamic State 
Bloomberg - 12 Hours ago
Secretary of State John Kerry said more than 50 countries have joined the U.S. fight against Islamic State,and some coalition members are prepared to launch airstrikes in Syria against the extremist group.     Add Comment

Iran's Rouhani blasts ISIS and US led coalition 
CNBC - 6 Hours ago
"Are Americans afraid of giving casualties on the ground in Iraq? Are they afraid of their soldiers being killed in the fight they claim is against terrorism?" Rouhani said. "If they want to use planes     Add Comment
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