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World News

Fighting IS not a priority for Turkey: US spy chief

WASHINGTON, Feb 27: Turkey does not place a high priority on fighting Islamic State militants and as a result foreign fighters are able to travel through the country into Syria, US intelligence chief James Clapper said Thursday. When asked, Clapper told senators he wasn’t optimistic Turkey would take a more active role in the war against the IS group. ...Full Article

‘Jihadi John’ from Islamic State beheading videos unmasked as Londoner

LONDON/WASHINGTON, Feb 27: The masked “Jihadi John” killer who fronted Islamic State beheading videos has been identified as Mohammed Emwazi, a British computer programming graduate from a well-to-do London family. The ...Full Article

Ukraine says pulling back arms as US, Russia trade barbs

ARTEMIVSK, Feb 27: Ukraine’s military on Thursday (Feb 26) said it had started withdrawing heavy weapons from the frontline, bolstering a stuttering peace plan as the United States and Russia traded ...Full Article

Murdered US journalist’s family relish ‘Jihadi John’ prosecution

MIAMI, Feb 27: The family of Steven Sotloff, an American-Israeli journalist murdered by the Islamic State group, said they were relishing seeing his killer face justice after the apparent ...Full Article

Boston bombings trial to start March 4: Court official

NEW YORK, Feb 26: The trial of alleged Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev will start with opening statements on March 4, an official said Wednesday (Feb 25) following two months of jury ...Full Article

Obama challenges 2016 candidates on immigration

MIAMI, Feb 26: US President Barack Obama trained his sights on Republicans and 2016 presidential hopefuls Wednesday (Feb 25), encouraging voters to demand they support immigration reform. Visiting the battleground state ...Full Article

New York residents arrested over IS extremist plot

NEW YORK, Feb 26: Three New York residents have been arrested for plotting to join extremists fighting in Syria and two threatened to carry out attacks within the United ...Full Article

UN-backed ceasefire shows signs of taking hold in Ukraine

KIEV, Feb 26: A UN-backed ceasefire showed signs of finally taking hold in Ukraine on Wednesday (Feb 25), with no deaths reported on the front for the first time ...Full Article

Indonesia’s Widodo ‘considering position’ on death row Australians

SYDNEY, Feb 26: Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott Thursday (Feb 26) offered a glimmer of hope for two men facing imminent execution in Indonesia after phoning President Joko Widodo ...Full Article

US Embassy reports threats to Americans in Afghanistan

WASHINGTON, Feb 25: The U.S. Embassy in Afghanistan issued an emergency message on Tuesday warning of threats to Americans living in the capital Kabul. “As of late February 2015, ...Full Article