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U.S. Rethinks Strategy Against Islamic State


In Ramadi’s Wake, No Hint of New US Strategy 

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Despite the defeat of Iraqi forces by Islamic State fighters at Ramadi, White House officials say President Barack Obama does not plan to discard his strategy against the militant group in Iraq. VOA White House correspondent Luis Ramirez reports.

White House reaffirms strategy in Iraq despite fall of Ramadi - Los Angeles Times

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White House reaffirms strategy in Iraq despite fall of Ramadi
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President Obama huddled with his top security advisors Tuesday at the White House to consider U.S. strategy in Iraq two days after Islamic State fighters routed government forces and took control of a major provincial capital, a sharp setback for U.S. interests.
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In Ramadi’s Wake, No Hint of New US Strategy

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Despite the Islamic State militants’ defeat of U.S.-backed Iraqi security forces in Ramadi, the Obama administration says it does not plan to change its strategy – a resolute stance that has drawn sharp criticism from a top congressional Republican and some military analysts. White House spokesman Josh Earnest on Tuesday said President Barack Obama’s policy in the Iraqi conflict – employing airstrikes but no commitment of U.S. ground troops – overall has been a success. "There...

Fifteen people missing in Mexican state where 43 students massacred

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MEXICO CITY (Reuters) - Fifteen people have disappeared from the violent southwestern Mexican state where 43 trainee teachers were feared massacred last year, the state attorney general's office said on Tuesday.
  

Charles To Visit Scene Of Great Uncle's Murder

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The IRA blew up Lord Mountbatten's fishing boat in the seaside village of Mullaghmore, Co Sligo, in 1979.

Drug Use Rises in Afghanistan Following Record High Poppy Crops 

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Afghanistan has seen record high poppy crops during the last few years - and the result has been an alarming rise in illegal drug use and addiction in the war-torn country. VOA's Ayesha Tanzeem has this report from Kabul.

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Israel is running out of cemetery space, so it’s digging vast catacombs 

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JERUSALEM — For Jews seeking eternal rest, the most coveted real estate on earth lies in the soil of Jerusalem. Unfortunately, the city is rapidly running out of room to bury the dead.And so it has come to pass that an Israeli burial organization has teamed up with a cutting-edge construction firm to bore deep under a mountain here to create a vast underground necropolis — with elevators.Read full article >>







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How many of the 9 dead in Waco biker gang melee were shot by police? - Los Angeles Times

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How many of the 9 dead in Waco biker gang melee were shot by police?
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After a biker brawl escalated into a bloodbath at a restaurant in Waco, Texas, on Sunday, a key unanswered question remained: How many of the nine dead were shot by police? Police said Tuesday they did not yet have an answer and did not know when ...
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Kerry: US Must Clinch Trans-Pacific Trade Deal or Lose Out

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Secretary of State John Kerry was clear: Either the United States signs onto a wide-ranging Pacific Rim free trade pact, or risks getting left behind in the world of global economic competition. “If we don’t clinch free-trade agreements in the Asia Pacific it doesn’t mean that those agreements may not happen, it just means that we may not be part of them, and we may not shape them,” Kerry said. The U.S. Senate is embroiled in a debate over the huge, 12-nation Pacific Rim trade deal,...

Video game link to psychiatric disorders suggested by study

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Benefits, such as improved attention and perception, could come at a price, according to research
People who regularly play action video games could be at increased risk of developing neurological and psychiatric disorders, a study suggests.
We’re saying ‘Hey, wait, there might be a serious risk with them’
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No conflict of interest in Freddie Gray case, says Baltimore state's attorney 

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Defense lawyers had accused Marilyn Mosby of charging police with baseless crimes to prevent rioting in the district represented by her husband
Baltimore’s top prosecutor has filed a blistering response to conflict of interest allegations raised by lawyers for six police officers charged in the death of Freddie Gray. 
The defense lawyers have asked that a judge replace state’s attorney Marilyn Mosby with an independent prosecutor. They accused her of charging the officers with baseless crimes to prevent more rioting in the district represented by her husband, a city councillor, and say that she is too close to an attorney for Gray’s family.
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Russia and U.S. Find Common Cause in Arctic Pact

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Russia will sign a treaty on fishing in the Arctic Ocean, which was delayed by the crisis in Ukraine.
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Boehner: ‘Hope Is Not a Strategy’ to Defeat Islamic State

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U.S. President Barack Obama should "start over" and send a second, new request to Congress seeking formal authorization for the use of American-led military force against the Islamic State group in Iraq and Syria, a top congressional Republican said Tuesday. John Boehner, leader of the Republican-controlled House of Representatives, joined other critics who say the brutal fighters’ gains in the Iraqi city of Ramadi over the last few days prove the Obama administration needs a...

Drug Use Rises in Afghanistan Following Record High Poppy Crops 

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Afghanistan has seen record high poppy crops during the last few years - and the result has been an alarming rise in illegal drug use and addiction in the war-torn country. VOA's Ayesha Tanzeem has this report from Kabul.

Torture Claims in Tunisia Await Truth Commission

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Members of Tunisia's Truth and Dignity Commission met with people in the town of Kebili last week to urge victims of abuse to make public complaints.

S. Korea Protests N. Korea’s Missile Test

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South Korea has sent a letter to a United Nations sanctions committee to protest North Korea’s recent test-firing of a ballistic missile, a South Korean official said Tuesday. The official, who asked to remain anonymous, told the VOA Korean Service the government sent the letter to the U. N. Security Council’s sanctions committee on North Korea. The letter calls for the committee to look into whether the test violated U.N. Security Council resolutions. The sanctions committee was...

Over 100 'boat people' land in Indonesia, hundreds more sighted at sea

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LANGSA, Indonesia (Reuters) - Indonesian fishermen brought more than 100 Rohingya and Bangladeshi migrants to shore in northwestern Aceh province early on Wednesday, a search and rescue official said.








  

U.S. Focuses on Top Venezuelan Officials in a Broad Cocaine Inquiry 

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It is unlikely the authorities in Caracas would hand over high-profile leaders if they were charged, given the strained relations
with America.
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Gay Marriage on Ballot Shows Shift in Irish Attitudes

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Irish voters will decide Friday whether to legalize same-sex marriage, and the referendum’s very existence is a measure of the Roman Catholic Church’s waning power in the country.

White House Won’t Upend ISIS Strategy

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While the group’s capture of Ramadi had been a setback, administration officials said that President Obama’s strategy of conducting airstrikes while relying on Iraqi forces on the ground had yielded gains.

Outrage in Portugal over police beating of man in front of his children 

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Video footage of Jose Magalhaes being struck by police at Benfica football match has put family at centre of national scandal over alleged police brutality
Video footage of a Portuguese policeman beating a middle-aged football fan in front of his two young sons has caused a national scandal in the country.
Jose Magalhaes took his sons and his 66-year-old father to watch their team, Benfica, play an away fixture against Vitória de Guimarães. The 0-0 draw meant Benfica won the league title.
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Insurgents Continue Advance in Syria, Keeping Pressure on Government Forces 

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The advance was carried out by the same coalition of Islamist groups that seized the provincial capital, the city of Idlib.

In Greek Town, Reparations Claim Against Germany Hits Home

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Residents of a small mountain town, site of the worst massacre in Greece under Nazi occupation during World War II, say they are still waiting for Germany to pay for their loss.

London Police Arrest Nine in Heist

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Police investigating a major heist in the British capital’s jewelry district over the Easter weekend arrested nine men—including two in their 70s—in raids across the city.

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U.N. chief Ban says North Korea retracts approval for visit

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SEOUL (Reuters) - U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said on Wednesday his plan to go to North Korea for a visit to an industrial complex had been scrapped after Pyongyang retracted its earlier approval, calling the move "deeply regrettable".
  

10 Things to Know for Wednesday 

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Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about Wednesday:...

Snowden Sees Some Victories, From a Distance

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Edward J. Snowden, exiled in Russia, is globe hopping via video appearances and enjoying victories for his cause in Congress and the courts.

Gunfight in blood-soaked western Mexican state kills at least eight

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MEXICO CITY (Reuters) - At least eight people died in a shootout between Mexican federal police and suspected gang members in the troubled western state of Jalisco, a government official said on Tuesday.








  

U.S. Rethinks Strategy Against Islamic State

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President Barack Obama, under growing pressure after a setback in the war against Islamic State, is considering changes in U.S. strategy to fight the extremist group.

Oil spills off California coast after pipeline ruptures - CNN

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Oil spills off California coast after pipeline ruptures
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(CNN) An oil spill in California on Tuesday created a slick in the ocean that stretched for miles near a popular beach. Santa Barbara County Fire Department spokesman Capt. Dave Zaniboni said the spill began west of Santa Barbara after a pipeline ruptured ...
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North Korea Retracts Invitation to UN Chief

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North Korea on Wednesday abruptly cancelled an invitation to United Nations Secretary General Ban Ki-moon to visit the isolated state. Ban said "no explanation was given for this last-minute change.''  He called the decision "deeply regrettable." The U.N. chief was planning on Thursday to visit a factory park that lies just north of the demilitarized zone that separates North and South Korea. Ban's planned tour of the jointly run Kaesong Industrial...

World Briefing: Algeria: Extremists Are Killed

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An Algerian official said that security forces had killed 21 armed Islamic extremists Tuesday who were meeting in a forest to plan an attack on Algiers.

​Ailing vet's 911 call shows risk of "elder orphans"

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North Carolina man's story highlights one of the many risks of aging alone

There's a war on for your mind! 

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Apart from documents that have outlined supposed terrorist threats, like Al-Qaeda, and their connection to US intelligence agencies, like the CIA, there are a number of whistleblowers that have come out adding more fuel to the fire. Because not many are even aware of these documents, letting people know about a truth that can be hard for people to accept, let alone ponder the possibility is very important. It’s just one aspect of the veil that’s been blinding the masses for quite some time now.
The latest whistleblower is David Steele, a 20-year Marine Corps intelligence officer, and the second-highest-ranking civilian in the U.S. Marine Corps Intelligence. He is a former CIA clandestine services case officer, and this is what he had to say:
“Most terrorists are false flag terrorists, or are created by our own security services. In the United States, every single terrorist incident we have had has been a false flag, or has been an informant pushed on by the FBI. In fact, we now have citizens taking out restraining orders against FBI informants that are trying to incite terrorism. We’ve become a lunatic asylum.”
What Is A “False Flag Attack?”
A great example of a false flag attack is 9/11, something that many people believe to be a creation of US intelligence agencies, or some entity above the government (one that controls what Eisenhower called “the military industrial complex”). The idea is that these so called terrorist attacks are created by this group, in order to justify the infiltration of other countries, and to justify a heightened state of “national security.” As a result, in the eyes of the citizenry, war and mass murder are justified, when the intentions behind these actions are something the citizenry has no idea about. This is why we see a false sense of patriotism programmed into many people, especially in the United States. Men and women join this massive military machine with good hearts, thinking that they are serving their country and fighting terrorism, when they are doing the complete opposite. They are only participating in a fabricated war based on lies and misinformation.
“The truth is, there is no Islamic army or terrorist group called Al-Qaeda, and any informed intelligence officer knows this. But, there is a propaganda campaign to make the public believe in the presence of an intensified entity representing the ‘devil’ only in order to drive TV watchers to accept a unified international leadership for a war against terrorism. The country behind this propaganda is the United States.” – Former British Foreign Secretary, Robin Cook
Today, we might be seeing the same thing with ISIS. Although there are no verified documents like there are when it comes to Al-Qaeda, given what that information shows us, combined with Wikileaks documents and statements from insiders, we could be looking at the same thing.
Not long ago, FBI whistleblower stated that:
“The US is reviving terror scare with ISIS to promote the terror war industry.”
You can read more about that story here
Again, 9/11 is a great example and you can find out more information about that here.

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FBI: Plane hacker claims he hacked hard and often

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Admitted to making plane change course.

Saudi Arabia ‘could buy Pakistani nuclear weapon’

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Decision to purchase 'off the shelf' nuclear device has already been made, newspaper quotes US defence official as saying.
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Pentagon Admits Preparing for Mass Civil Breakdown, Joint Drills Raise Concern 

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A contingency plan in the event of wide scale social unrest.

Obama combats police militarization by limiting supply of military-style gear 

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Surprise announcement will ban government from providing items such as armored vehicles, high-power firearms and grenade launchers to local police.

Ex-CIA head: Other terror groups more dangerous than ISIS

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Al Qaeda subgroups have shown more willingness to confront the U.S. on its home soil.

Obama seeks to end immigration enforcement by local, state police 

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Recommendation from task force set up in wake of Ferguson riots.

FBI: "No evidence" Amtrak train was shot at before derailment

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Investigators still exploring possibility object of some kind struck locomotive's windshield; ruling on probable cause of deadly wreck is months away

New Face To Lead Pentagon Strategy Shop

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US Defense Secretary Ash Carter appointed James H. Baker to helm the Pentagon's internal think tank, the Office of Net Assessment, replacing influential analyst and futurist Andrew Marshall, who stepped down after 42 years of service.

       
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Israel Girds for Gridlock with White House

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Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's new minister for science, technology and space has blasted US President Barack Obama as "a dictator" and insists his administration has not been a friend of Israel.

       

Fall of Ramadi a Setback To Anti-IS Effort

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The Islamic State group's capture of Ramadi is a serious setback to the US strategy to defeat the jihadists and raises fresh doubts about the competence of its Iraqi partners.

       

NATO: Terrorists May Use Migrant Cover

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NATO head Jens Stoltenberg warned Monday that fighters from Islamic extremist groups may hide among the flood of migrants seeking refuge in Europe, increasing the need for an effective response.

       

Fearing Russian expansion, Baltic nations step up military exercises - Washington Post