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  1. News - World - TURKEY

    Turkey steels for action as Islamic State advances on Syrian border town

    Posted Oct 03rd 2014, 09:59am by Reuters in Suruc, Turkey

    ... the Islamic State insurgents attacking Kobani. The PKK is designated a terrorist group by Turkey, the United States and European Union. A spokesman for the YPG said a US citizen, Jordan Matson, had ... tribe, in one of the biggest successes since US forces began bombing the Islamists. The United States has been carrying out strikes in Iraq against the militant group, which is commonly known ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1608702/turkey-steels-action-islamic-state-advances-syrian-border-town
  2. News - China Insider - MILITARY

    Chinese military promotes Tibet paramilitary unit's political chief in 'unusual' move

    Posted Oct 08th 2014, 01:30pm by Chris Luo

    ... in an apparent effort to bolster the party’s control over security in the region. Tang Xiao, political commissar for the paramilitary unit in the Tibet Autonomous Region, was promoted to a rank ... Tang represents the Communist Party in the army unit and supervises troops’ ideology. The commissar usually serves as the second-in-command to the commanding officer in the army. The armed ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china-insider/article/1612045/chinese-military-promotes-tibet-paramilitary-units-political
  3. News - World - ISLAMIC MILITANCY

    US aid worker Peter Kassig may be Islamic State militants' next target

    Posted Oct 05th 2014, 06:08am by AP, AFP

    ... a masked militant threatens to behead the Iraq war veteran next. The group is now being targeted in United States-led air strikes. In a three-minute video posted on YouTube, Kassig's father, ... of the network that masterminded the 2001 attacks on the United States. Although there is little evidence of a firm alliance yet between Islamic State and al-Qaeda-linked Taliban commanders, Islamic ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1609767/us-aid-worker-peter-kassig-may-be-islamic-state-militants-next-target
  4. News - World - TECHNOLOGY

    Europe’s effort to rein in Google seen in United States as censorship

    Posted May 26th 2014, 10:24pm by AP

    ... Associated Press in Mountain View, California European court ruling giving people a say in what can be learned about them seen in US as an infringement on liberties and free speech Atlantic divide on censoring Google Europe's moves to rein in Google- ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1519703/europes-effort-rein-google-seen-united-states-censorship
  5. Business - Economy - TRADE

    United States wins WTO car import ruling against China

    Posted May 24th 2014, 01:52am by BLOOM

    ... Bloomberg in Washington America wins WTO car import ruling against China The World Trade Organisation (WTO) has ruled in favour of the United States in a dispute with China involving cars, two years after America filed complaints against it, according to a person familiar with the matter. The US was set to announce the victory in Washington yesterday, according to the source, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/economy/article/1519166/united-states-wins-wto-car-import-ruling-against-china
  6. News - World - IRAQ

    Iraqi Kurds fight Islamic State with antiquated weapons

    Posted Oct 02nd 2014, 11:36am by Associated Press in Mahmoudiyah, Iraq

    ... Iraqi Kurdish fighters on the front lines of battle say they have yet to receive the heavy weapons and training pledged by the United States and nearly a dozen other countries to help them push ... Associated Press in Mahmoudiyah, Iraq Kurdish Peshmerga fighters armed with decades-old weapons are facing Islamic State jihadists using moden American weapons captured from the Syrian ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1607580/iraqi-kurds-fight-islamic-state-antiquated-weapons
  7. News - World - ISLAMIC MILITANCY

    Al-Qaeda pipes up again as West faces new threat from Islamic State

    Posted Sep 26th 2014, 10:19pm by THE WASHINGTON POST

    ... enemy emerges As the United States mobilised against new Islamist enemies this month, the voice of an ageing adversary echoed in the distance. Ayman al-Zawahiri, one of al-Qaeda’s founders ... 2001 attacks. But Zawahiri was silent on a far more sensitive project – the creation of a cell in Syria dedicated to plots against the United States – that once again made predictions ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1601239/al-qaeda-pipes-again-west-faces-new-threat-islamic-state
  8. News - World - IRAQ

    Iraq PM says Islamic State plans attacks on US and Paris subways

    Posted Sep 26th 2014, 10:24am by Reuters in New York

    ... Reuters in New York Islamic State jihadsts plan to attack subway railways systems in the United States and Paris, according to Iraq's Prime Minister Haidar al-Abadi Iraq has “credible” intelligence that Islamic State militants plan to attack underground railway systems in Paris and the United States, the prime minister said on Thursday, but US and French officials said ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1600733/iraq-pm-says-islamic-state-plans-attacks-us-and-paris-subways
  9. News - World - ISLAMIC MILITANCY

    Islamic State frees 70 Kurdish schoolchildren kidnapped in Syria

    Posted Sep 30th 2014, 08:46pm by Reuters

    ... The United States began air strikes against the militants in Iraq on August 8 and expanded to Syria on September 22. The coalition has made 290 strikes in Iraq and Syria, of which the US military has ... Reuters in Washington Seventy Kurdish children held hostage released Islamic State jihadists last night freed 70 Kurdish schoolchildren its fighters kidnapped in northern Syria in May. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1604686/islamic-state-frees-70-kurdish-schoolchildren-kidnapped-syria
  10. News - China - TRAVEL

    China 'considering' building high-speed rail line from Beijing to the United States

    Posted May 09th 2014, 10:26am by The Guardian

    ... according to a report in the state-run Beijing Times newspaper. Crossing the Bering Strait in between Russia and Alaska would require about 200km (125 miles) of undersea tunnel, the paper said, ... four times the length of the Channel Tunnel which connects France and England. According to the state-run China Daily, the tunnel technology is “already in place” and will be used to build ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1508118/china-considering-building-high-speed-rail-line-beijing-united-states

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