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Kurdish convoy heads to Syria to take on Islamic State

Kurdish convoy heads to Syria to take on Islamic State

Kobani, on the border with Turkey, has been under assault for more than a month and its fate has become a test of the U.S.-led coalition's ability to combat the Sunni Muslim insurgents.
Nigeria's Jonathan to run for president again in February

Nigeria's Jonathan to run for president again in February

Jonathan, who had been widely expected to run again, will collect a nomination form on Thursday to be the ruling party candidate in the presidential vote, his spokesman said.
No hope for survivors in Sri Lanka landslide, over 100 dead

No hope for survivors in Sri Lanka landslide, over 100 dead

"I don't think there could be any survivors," Disaster Management Minister Mahinda Amaraweera told Reuters, after visiting the disaster site in the tea-plantation village of Haldummulla, 190 km (120 miles) from the capital, Colombo.
Australia passes laws cracking down on foreign fighters

Australia passes laws cracking down on foreign fighters

Last month, the United Nations demanded that all states make it a serious criminal offence for their citizens to travel abroad to fight with militant groups, or to recruit and fund others to do so, in a move sparked by the rise of Islamic State.
United States praises China's growing role in Afghanistan

United States praises China's growing role in Afghanistan

The comments, made by a senior State Department official, are rare U.S. praise for Beijing, which this week hosts Afghan President Ashraf Ghani on his first visit abroad since assuming office in September.