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White House spokesman Josh Earnest. ©Reuters
White House makes it official : US "at war" with IS

The White House declared the United States was at war with Islamic State radicals, seeking to rub out another semantic flap over its Syria policy.

White House makes it official : US "at war" with IS
Chile president urges justice on coup anniversary
Chile president urges justice on coup anniversary

Chile's president marked the 41st anniversary of the coup that brought Augusto Pinochet to power .

Chile president urges justice on coup anniversary
What will the US-led war against jihadists look like?
What will the US-led war against jihadists look like?

Barack Obama's vow to take the fight to jihadists will expand a US-led air war already underway and likely require deploying more special forces.

What will the US-led war against jihadists look like?
Pope says war no way to address injustice
Pope says war no way to address injustice

War is not the way to address injustice, Pope Francis said.

Pope says war no way to address injustice
Vladimir Putin. © Reuters
‘Putin Plan’ for settling conflict in Ukraine

In order to stop the bloodshed and stabilise the situation in southeast Ukraine, I believe that the parties to the conflict should immediately agree on and coordinate the following steps: Vladimir Putin.

‘Putin Plan’ for settling conflict in Ukraine
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Video of Kazakhstanis in Syria is a manipulation: political expert

Kazakh political analyst Yerlan Karin called the video purporting to show Kazakhstani citizens fighting in Syria an information manipulation.

Video of Kazakhstanis in Syria is a manipulation: political expert
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16 Kazakhstanis join militants of Islamic State of Iraq

At least 16 Kazakhstanis are know to have joined the extremist militants of the Islamic State of Iraq.

16 Kazakhstanis join militants of Islamic State of Iraq
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China announces national 'Martyrs' Day': report

Chinese lawmakers have approved a national day to commemorate people who died in wars resisting foreign invaders.

China announces national 'Martyrs' Day': report
Putin and Poroshenko agree to solve Ukrainian crisis peacefully
Putin and Poroshenko agree to solve Ukrainian crisis peacefully

Russian President Vladimir Putin and Ukrainian President Petr Poroshenko have agreed to solve the Ukrainian crisis peacefully, via negotiations and that mistakes like forcible takeover would not happen again.

Putin and Poroshenko agree to solve Ukrainian crisis peacefully
Israel hits Gaza, suspends Cairo talks after rocket fire
Israel hits Gaza, suspends Cairo talks after rocket fire

Israel and Palestinian militants resumed fire across the Gaza border, sparking panic across the war-torn enclave and halting truce talks.

Israel hits Gaza, suspends Cairo talks after rocket fire
Spy chief warns Australians becoming 'extremist propagandists'
Spy chief warns Australians becoming 'extremist propagandists'

Australians are becoming key players in the successful "social media wars" being waged from Iraq and Syria, the country's spy chief has warned.

Spy chief warns Australians becoming 'extremist propagandists'
Ukrainian plane hit by missile, say villagers on Russia border
Ukrainian plane hit by missile, say villagers on Russia border

Two men lean on the smouldering wreckage of a Ukrainian airforce plane. They poke among the debris, looking for anything of value. Using an iron bar, one of them moves a Kalashnikov rifle to reveal what appears to be a charred human limb.

Ukrainian plane hit by missile, say villagers on Russia border
Argentine 'Dirty War' officers guilty of killing bishop
Argentine 'Dirty War' officers guilty of killing bishop

Two retired military officers were sentenced to life in prison for the murder of a Catholic bishop during Argentina's 1976-1983 dictatorship.

Argentine 'Dirty War' officers guilty of killing bishop
Sri Lanka delays digging up suspected Muslim mass grave
Sri Lanka delays digging up suspected Muslim mass grave

A magistrate has postponed Tuesday's scheduled start of an operation to exhume a suspected mass war grave on Sri Lanka's east coast after police said they needed more preparation time, an official said.

Sri Lanka delays digging up suspected Muslim mass grave
Historic shift as Japan expands scope of military
Historic shift as Japan expands scope of military

Japan loosened the bonds on its powerful military, proclaiming the right to go into battle in defence of allies, in a highly controversial shift in the nation's pacifist stance.

Historic shift as Japan expands scope of military
Veteran Ismail Galiulin at the tank firing range © Tengrinews
88-yo Kazakhstan veteran in perfect shape: races tank, destroys targets

After a 60-year break 88-year-old veteran-tankman from Kazakhstan's Karaganda Ismail Galiulin showed that good skill never fades away.

88-yo Kazakhstan veteran in perfect shape: races tank, destroys targets
Death toll rises in Ukraine, fresh warnings of civil war
Death toll rises in Ukraine, fresh warnings of civil war

The death toll from a military offensive in a flashpoint town in east Ukraine rose to at least 34, officials said Tuesday, amid fresh warnings of civil war and the shutdown of a major airport in the region.

Death toll rises in Ukraine, fresh warnings of civil war
UN chief lands in war-torn South Sudan to push for peace
UN chief lands in war-torn South Sudan to push for peace

UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon flew into South Sudan Tuesday to demand an end to a brutal four-month-old civil war that has sparked dire warnings of genocide and famine.

UN chief lands in war-torn South Sudan to push for peace
Ukrainian Prime Minister Arseny Yatseniuk. ©Reuters/Andrew Kravchenko
Europe tries new peace bid for Ukraine as Kiev warns of war

European leaders are desperately pushing a new peace bid for Ukraine as the country slipped towards what its interim president warned Monday was already a "war" in the face of spreading violence.

Europe tries new peace bid for Ukraine as Kiev warns of war
Dozens die in Odessa blaze as Ukraine violence spreads
Dozens die in Odessa blaze as Ukraine violence spreads

More than 30 people were killed in a "criminal" blaze in Ukraine's southern city of Odessa, as violence spread across the country during the bloodiest day since Kiev's Western-backed government took power.

Dozens die in Odessa blaze as Ukraine violence spreads