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Japan raises military profile in naval war games with U.S.

Japan raises military profile in naval war games with U.S.

Japan stepped up its role in large-scale war games with the United States this week, with one of its admirals commanding air and sea maneuvers that the U.S. military described as the most complex ever overseen by the Japanese navy.
  • Obama unveils U.S. immigration reform, setting up fight with Republicans

    President Barack Obama imposed the most sweeping immigration reform in a generation on Thursday, easing the threat of deportation for some 4.7 million undocumented immigrants and setting up a clash with Republicans who vow to fight his moves.
  • Iraq, Turkey vow to work together against IS group

    Iraq's prime minister said on Thursday that his country and neighboring Turkey have agreed on closer security and intelligence cooperation in the face of the threat posed by the Islamic State group.
  • Egypt considers pardons for Al Jazeera staff

    Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi suggested on Thursday he was considering pardoning journalists of the Qatar-based Al Jazeera television station jailed in his country for nearly a year on charges of aiding a "terrorist organization".

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Africa

Burkina Faso names army colonel Zida as prime minister G20 commits to higher growth, fight climate change; Russia isolated over Ukraine Armed clashes in Libya's Tripoli, airport shutdown Global leaders meet for G20 summit in Australia Mediator says South Sudan rivals agree to end war U.N. sanctions Yemen's ex-President Saleh, two rebel leaders

Middle East

Iraq, Turkey vow to work together against IS group Egypt considers pardons for Al Jazeera staff Suicide car bomb kills five in Iraqi Kurdish capital Israel approves 78 new settler homes in East Jerusalem G20 commits to higher growth, fight climate change; Russia isolated over Ukraine Islamic State group beheads US aid worker

Europe

Ukraine rules out direct talks with separatists G20 commits to higher growth, fight climate change; Russia isolated over Ukraine Italy's immigration crisis moves from sea to streets Global leaders meet for G20 summit in Australia Russian troops hold drills in Serbia Thousands protest in Romania ahead of presidential run-off vote

Asia - Pacific

Japan raises military profile in naval war games with U.S. Japan PM seeks referendum on "Abenomics" in snap election G20 commits to higher growth, fight climate change; Russia isolated over Ukraine Global leaders meet for G20 summit in Australia Obama, Suu Kyi meet as Myanmar hero shifts role World's sexiest hotel bedroom found in Vietnamese water villa

US & Canada

Obama unveils U.S. immigration reform, setting up fight with Republicans G20 commits to higher growth, fight climate change; Russia isolated over Ukraine Islamic State group beheads US aid worker

Latin America & Caribbean

Angry Mexicans protest over 43 missing students Honduras' Miss World contestant found murdered with sister G20 commits to higher growth, fight climate change; Russia isolated over Ukraine

South Asia

Four sentenced to death for Pakistan 'honour killing' G20 commits to higher growth, fight climate change; Russia isolated over Ukraine Global leaders meet for G20 summit in Australia

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Angry Mexicans protest over 43 missing students

Tens of thousands marched in the capital Thursday demanding that authorities find 43 missing college students, seeking to pressure the government on a day normally reserved for the celebration of Mexico's 1910-17 Revolution. Japan PM seeks referendum on "Abenomics" in snap election Honduras' Miss World contestant found murdered with sister Ukraine rules out direct talks with separatists Four sentenced to death for Pakistan 'honour killing' Suicide car bomb kills five in Iraqi Kurdish capital

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Taliban video shows handover of US soldier

The Taliban have released a video showing the handover of Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl to U.S. forces in eastern Afghanistan.The 17-minute video, made public on ...

Iranians 'released' from jail for making 'Happy' fan video

Police in Iran have released six people who were arrested for posting a video online of them dancing to US pop-star Pharrell Williams' hit song "Happy ...

Thailand army declares martial law

Source: Reuters and agencies / IBTimesThailand's army declared martial law on Tuesday to restore order after six months of anti-government protests wh ...

Turkish mine explosion leaves scores dead

At least 201 people were killed and hundreds more remained trapped underground after an explosion and fire in a coal mine in the western Turkish provi ...

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