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  1. News - World - UNITED STATES

    US veterans of Iraq war shocked and bitter at its catastrophic turn

    Posted Jul 07th 2014, 10:53pm by WASHINGTON POST

    ... for success. The Iraq war killed nearly 4,500 US troops and, by some estimates, cost taxpayers more than US$2 trillion. I worry about the friends I met there and what’s going to happen to them COLONEL ... at the tail end of America's longest war and hoping for a better outcome. "Watching how much everybody worked to continue to have hope and progress for that country and to watch it crumble ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1549180/us-veterans-iraq-war-shocked-and-bitter-its-catastrophic-turn
  2. News - World - UNITED STATES

    Who’s the worst post-war US president? Obama, Americans tell pollsters

    Posted Jul 03rd 2014, 09:50pm by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Washington Poll of Americans also puts George W. Bush among least popular post-war US leaders Who's the worst US president? Obama President Barack Obama, who is enduring a tough second term, tops a list of the worst US leaders since the second world war, according to a poll of Americans. The survey results, unveiled by the polling institute at Quinnipiac ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1545996/obama-worst-post-war-president-americans-tell-pollsters
  3. News - World - UNITED STATES

    Islamic State poses threat to US ‘beyond anything we’ve seen’, says Pentagon

    Posted Aug 22nd 2014, 05:31pm by Reuters

    ... strength during Syria’s civil war and swept into northern Iraq earlier this summer, sounded a note of alarm several days after the group posted a video on social media showing one of its fighters ... threat. Obama ended the war in Iraq that killed thousands of American soldiers and consumed US foreign policy for nearly a decade, Even after the gruesome killing of US journalist James Foley, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1579331/islamic-state-threat-beyond-anything-weve-seen-says-pentagon
  4. News - World - UNITED STATES

    Actor returned to Afghanistan for role of his life: a translator for US Marines

    Posted Aug 11th 2014, 07:52pm by AP

    ... was established in Hollywood. Besides playing roles on screen, he had advised a team of Hollywood heavyweights including Mike Nichols and Tom Hanks on the film Charlie Wilson's War. Hanks starred ... translation, his work in Afghanistan helped the 48-year-old Fazli develop his career, especially in war films and, he freely admits, playing a Middle Eastern terrorist. He had a role ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1571472/actor-returned-afghanistan-role-his-life-translator-us-marines
  5. News - World - UNITED STATES

    Rioting in Ferguson prompted by unemployment, bad schools and white domination

    Posted Aug 18th 2014, 10:15pm by NYT

    ... building for decades. Moving vans have carried off many middle-class homeowners who eagerly bought brick homes with yards in St Louis' northern suburbs after the second world war. They've ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1576250/suburbanisation-poverty-spark-lit-fire-ferguson
  6. News - World - UNITED STATES

    After Fort Hood shootings, terror of the human time bombs scarred by war

    Posted Apr 04th 2014, 10:56pm by NYT

    ... McClatchy-Tribune in Washington Terror of the human time bombs scarred by war For years after the 9/11 attacks, Americans fretted about fundamentalist Islamic cells infiltrating ... question: have the Iraq and Afghanistan wars created American-grown human time bombs with grievous mental and physical wounds that the military and veterans' health care systems can't ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1465096/after-fort-hood-shootings-terror-human-time-bombs-scarred-war
  7. News - World - UNITED STATES

    Auschwitz guard Johann Breyer dies before facing trial in Germany

    Posted Jul 24th 2014, 11:38pm by Reuters

    ... Reuters Auschwitz guard dies before trial in Germany A former Nazi concentration camp guard died hours before a judge ordered his extradition from the US to Germany to face charges of aiding and abetting the deaths of 216,000 Jews. Johann Breyer, 89, who served during the second world war as an armed guard at Buchenwald and Auschwitz and emigrated to Philadelphia in 1952, died ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1558341/auschwitz-guard-johann-breyer-dies-facing-trial-germany
  8. News - World - UNITED STATES

    Man famous as ‘kissing sailor’ in second world war-era photo dies

    Posted Mar 15th 2014, 02:15pm by Associated Press

    ... Associated Press in Houston A man who became known for claiming he was the US sailor kissing a woman in Times Square in a famous second world war-era photo taken by a Life magazine ... returned from the second world war, McDuffie’s life became more exciting about six years ago when Houston Police Department forensic artist Lois Gibson was able to identify him as the young man ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1449289/man-famous-kissing-sailor-second-world-war-era-photo-dies
  9. News - World - UNITED STATES

    Republican move on immigrants backfires on John Boehner

    Posted Aug 01st 2014, 11:44pm by Reuters

    ... deportations of undocumented residents brought to the US as children by their parents. Shortly after the drama unfolded at the House of Representatives, rank-and-file Republicans were publicly warring ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1564445/republican-move-immigrants-backfires-john-boehner
  10. News - World - UNITED STATES

    Henry Kissinger recovering in hospital after heart valve replacement

    Posted Jul 16th 2014, 10:09pm by Reuters

    ... and its Arab neighbours and the Paris Peace Accords with North Vietnam. While many hailed Kissinger for his brilliance and broad experience, some opponents branded him a war criminal ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1555403/henry-kissinger-recovering-hospital-after-heart-valve-replacement

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