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US, Kurds strike at Islamic State in Syria

US warplanes attacked Islamic State targets in Syria overnight, in raids that a group monitoring the war said killed civilians as well as jihadist fighters. The British-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said the strikes hi

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Suicidal employee sets fire to Chicago air traffic centre

US airports reported hundreds of residual flight cancellations on Saturday, a day after a fire at a Chicago-area air traffic control centre that authorities said was set by an employee who then tried to take his own life. The incident f

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Ericsson acquires key stake in US cloud company

Ericsson said it has agreed to acquire a majority stake in Apcera, a US-based enterprise services company and creator of the next-generation platform as-a-service (PaaS) called Continuum which works across cloud, on premise and hybrid environmen

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Modi gets rock star reception

Indian Prime Minster Narendra Modi (R) waves at people on the street in New York, US on September 26, a day before his appearance at the United Nations General Assembly. Modi, who is on his first trip to New York as leader of the

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US, GCC vow strong ties to fight terror

The US and GCC states have pledged to strengthen co-operation to counter the threat of terrorism and enhance economic and trade relations, said a report. This came during the fourth ministerial meeting of the GCC-US Strategic Co-o

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US agrees $2.5bn upgrade of military vehicles for UAE

The US government on Friday said it has approved $2.5 billion in modifications and upgrades of used US military vehicles that are to be sold separately to the United Arab Emirates as "excess" equipment. If finalized, the

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French, US planes strike Islamic State in Iraq, Syria

French fighter jets struck Islamic State targets in Iraq yesterday (September 25), and the United States hit them in Syria, as a US-led coalition to fight the militants gained momentum with an announcement that Britain would join.

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IS planning attacks on Paris, US subway systems

Iraq has received ‘credible’ intelligence that Islamic State militants plan to launch attacks on subway systems in Paris and the US, Iraqi Prime Minister Haider Al-Abadi said. "Today, while I am here, I am receivi

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H&M plans expansion in US and China

Fashion retailer Hennes & Mauritz (H&M) said it plans to expand its business over the coming year by increasing online sales and opening new stores, particularly in its largest markets, the US and China. Chief executive Ka

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Gold falls to nine-month low

Gold prices fell to a nine-month low on Thursday as the dollar rose to four-year highs against a basket of currencies and stock markets strengthened. Platinum fell to its lowest since June last year, sliding below $1,300 an ounce,

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