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Report: Obama threatened to fire on Israeli jets attacking Iran

Report: Obama threatened to fire on Israeli jets attacking Iran

A Kuwaiti newspaper reported Saturday that US President Barack Obama thwarted an Israeli military attack against Iran's nuclear facilities in 2014.

No national inquiry on 1,200 murdered Canadian natives

No national inquiry on 1,200 murdered Canadian natives

A historic national roundtable convened in Canadas capital Friday to discuss 1,200 murdered or missing aboriginal women has ended in frustration for families of the victims.

Ukraine's military reports significant fall in fighting

Ukraine

Ukraine's military said on Saturday there had been a significant decrease in attacks by pro-Russian separatists in the east overnight, but said rebels had fired GRAD missiles at the town of Avdiivka despite a two-week-old ceasefire deal.

India raises defence budget as it confronts China

India raises defence budget as it confronts China

India announced on Saturday a modest 7.9 percent increase in defence spending for the fiscal year starting April 1, suggesting that it will move only gradually with the military's long wish list for fighter jets, ships and artillery.

US Congress extends funding for Dept of Homeland Security

US Congress extends funding for Dept of Homeland Security

Congress passed a one-week funding extension for the Department of Homeland Security late Friday to avert a partial shutdown just hours before a midnight deadline.

US, Cuba make 'progress' in talks

US, Cuba make

U.S. and Cuban officials said there was "good progress" after a second round of talks between the two countries were held at the State Department on Friday.

Fourth batch of Kurdish peshmerga troops heads to Kobani

Fourth batch of Kurdish peshmerga troops heads to Kobani

The fourth batch of Iraqi Kurdish peshmerga troops is currently on its way to the Turkish province of Sanliurfa in order to reach the Syrian town of Kobani, an AA correspondent has observed.

Obama condemns killing of Russian opposition leader

Obama condemns killing of Russian opposition leader

President Barack Obama sharply condemned the brutal murder of slain Russian opposition leader Boris Nemtsov as he called for an investigation into his death.

8 dead in US shooting spree

8 dead in US shooting spree

A gunman killed seven people Thursday night in four separate locations in the U.S. state of Missouri before turning the gun on himself, according to law enforcement authorities.

Italian parliament recognizes Palestinian state

Italian parliament recognizes Palestinian state

The Italian parliament on Friday voted to recognize the state of Palestine, Fatah leader Nabil Shaath told.