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Kerry to seek help on Islamic State

Oct 20, 2014

Kerry to seek help on Islamic State

U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry arrived in Indonesia on Monday to attend Joko Widodo’s presidential inauguration and press Southeast Asian nations to step up their efforts in the fight against the Islamic State (IS) group. Kerry is among foreign dignitaries visiting Jakarta for ...

Oct 20, 2014

Israeli hospital treats Hamas leader's daughter

An Israeli hospital says it has treated the daughter of Hamas’ top leader in the Gaza Strip, weeks after a brutal war between Israel and the Islamic militant group. Avi Shushan, a spokesman for Tel Aviv’s Ichilov Hospital, said the daughter of Ismail Haniyeh ...

Oct 20, 2014

Indonesia inaugurates outsider Widodo as president

Joko Widodo, Indonesia’s first leader without deep roots in the era of dictator Suharto, was sworn in as president on Monday but faces huge challenges to enact a bold reform agenda. The inauguration, which was attended by foreign dignitaries including U.S. Secretary of State ...

Swedish military releases photo of mysterious 'foreign vessel'

Oct 20, 2014

Swedish military releases photo of mysterious 'foreign vessel'

The Swedish military has presented photographic evidence of a mysterious “foreign vessel” off the coast of Stockholm but rejected reports it was on the “hunt” for a damaged submarine. Ever since the armed forces received a tip-off about a “man-made object” off the coast ...

Modi's BJP makes big gains in Indian state polls

Oct 20, 2014

Modi's BJP makes big gains in Indian state polls

Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s Hindu nationalist party has made big gains in two Indian state elections, results showed Sunday, in an endorsement likely to encourage him to step up the pace of economic reforms. Modi’s Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) was set to win 122 ...

Oct 20, 2014

Australia to deploy 200 special forces members in Iraq

Australia will soon deploy 200 special forces troops in Iraq to advise and assist Iraqi security forces a month after the Australians were sent to the Middle East, the foreign minister said Monday. Foreign Minister Julie Bishop said in a statement from Baghdad that ...

Oct 20, 2014

Indiana police detain man in deaths of four women

An Indiana man confessed to killing a woman whose body was found in a motel and told police where the bodies of three more women could be found, police said Sunday. Police found the bodies of three women at different locations in Gary, Indiana, ...