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Tiny Qatar plays outsize role in U.S. war strategy

Sep 17, 2014

Tiny Qatar plays outsize role in U.S. war strategy

Just kilometers from where former Guantanamo Bay terrorist suspects have resettled, American warplanes take off from Qatar’s al-Udeid air base in the global war on extremism. The contrast in images illustrates why tiny but rich Qatar is an intriguing player in what President Barack ...

Who are the 'terrorists' the world needs to fight?

Sep 17, 2014

Who are the 'terrorists' the world needs to fight?

From Washington and Paris to Tehran and Damascus, it seems everyone agrees on the growing need to fight “terrorism.” What exactly the word means is another matter entirely. For the United States and its partners in the West, there is no doubt the Islamic ...

Goldfish has 'high-risk' surgery for brain tumor in Australia

Sep 17, 2014

Goldfish has 'high-risk' surgery for brain tumor in Australia

A goldfish called George was on the mend in Australia on Tuesday after undergoing “high-risk” brain surgery. The 10-year-old fish had a tumor protruding from its head, leaving his owner with two options: to have it operated on or have the fish put to ...

American waistlines get bigger and bigger: study

Sep 17, 2014

American waistlines get bigger and bigger: study

The average American’s waistline has expanded over the past decade, adding about 1 inch (2.5 cm) of belly fat among the general public from 1999 to 2012, researchers said Tuesday. The findings in The Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA) are the first ...