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Clinton walks tightrope to woo women voters

Washington - Hillary Clinton says her life's work has been a battle to help women make their own choices, but the first rounds of the Democratic nomination race raised big doubts over whether America's women will choose her as the country's first female commander-i...

NY cop found guilty in 2014 fatal shooting of unarmed black man

New York - A jury has found a rookie New York police officer guilty of manslaughter in the 2014 fatal shooting of an unarmed black man -- an incident that fueled US protests against police tactics.

California gas leak under control

Los Angeles - A massive gas leak near Los Angeles that forced thousands from their homes for months was brought under control, a utility official said.

Clinton slams Sanders 'promises' in debate

Washington - Two days after her humiliating New Hampshire defeat, White House hopeful Hillary Clinton sought to regain the upper hand against her Democratic rival Bernie Sanders in their debate, denouncing his proposals as unrealistic and costly.

CIA director says IS group has used, can make chem weapons

Washington - CIA director John Brennan has said that Islamic State fighters have used chemical weapons and have the capability to make small quantities of chlorine and mustard gas, CBS News reported.

Last four holdouts in Oregon standoff surrender

Burns - The last four armed occupiers of a wildlife refuge in Oregon surrendered to authorities Thursday, ending a tense 41-day standoff over grazing rights on federal land that left one dead.

Clinton seeks rebound against Sanders at debate and beyond

Washington - Democratic presidential hopefuls Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders clash on the national stage Thursday as they woo minority voters, while Republican Jeb Bush is enlisting his presidential brother as he grasps for a campaign boost.

Scientists glimpse Einstein's gravitational waves

Washington - In a landmark discovery for physics and astronomy, scientists said Thursday they have glimpsed the first direct evidence of gravitational waves, ripples in the fabric of space-time that Albert Einstein predicted a century ago.

Russia has made 'quite specific' proposal on Syria ceasefire: Lavrov 

Munich - Russia has made a "quite specific" proposal for a ceasefire in Syria and is awaiting a US response, Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said on Thursday.

Pentagon chief seeks more help in anti-IS fight

Brussels - US Defense Secretary Ashton Carter on Thursday sought more help from dozens of defence ministers from the US-led coalition against Islamic State jihadists, as Russia mounts its own air campaign in Syria.

North Korea expels all South Koreans from joint industrial zone

Seoul - North Korea on Thursday expelled all South Koreans from the jointly run Kaesong industrial zone and seized their factory assets, saying Seoul's earlier decision to shutter the complex had amounted to a "declaration of war".

FBI surrounds last four protesters in Oregon standoff

Los Angeles - The FBI surrounded the last protesters holed up at a federal wildlife refuge in Oregon amid reports they will surrender on Thursday, suggesting the weeks-long armed siege is approaching a climax.

US, allies target N. Korea finances after rocket test

Paju - The United States and its Asian allies tightened the economic screws on North Korea Thursday, with the US Senate adopting fresh sanctions and South Korean firms abandoning a joint industrial park that helped fund Pyongyang's nuclear weapons programme.

Robert Kennedy assassin Sirhan Sirhan denied parole

Los Angeles - Authorities on Wednesday denied parole for the 15th time to Sirhan Sirhan, the man behind the 1968 assassination of US presidential candidate Robert F. Kennedy.

Republican White House field narrows as campaign moves south

Washington - Two more Republicans have ended their White House runs, whittling down the field as the party's remaining candidates and Democrat Hillary Clinton look to blunt the momentum of Donald Trump and Bernie Sanders down south.

Pentagon chief seeks more help in anti-IS fight

Brussels - Pentagon chief Ashton Carter and dozens of defence ministers from the US-led coalition striking Islamic State jihadists meet in Brussels on Thursday to take stock of the difficult campaign.

Former Hewlett-Packard boss Fiorina ends White House bid

Washington - Republican Carly Fiorina, the outspoken former chief executive of Hewlett-Packard who argued she would be the sharpest challenger against Democrat Hillary Clinton for the presidency, ended her White House bid Wednesday.

Clinton, Republicans regroup after New Hampshire drubbing

Washington - Hillary Clinton and a gaggle of mainstream Republican presidential hopefuls turned their gaze southward Wednesday, hoping to move on from thumping New Hampshire primary defeats at the hands of Bernie Sanders and Donald Trump.

Outgoing French foreign minister raps U.S. Syria role

Paris - Outgoing French Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius on Wednesday criticised the US role in Syria, saying he did not see "a very strong commitment" from Washington."There are ambiguities...

Moscow warns U.S. over missile system deployment to S. Korea

Moscow - Moscow on Wednesday warned that Washington's deployment of a US missile defence system to South Korea could spark an arms race in the region.

Top takeaways from the New Hampshire primary

Washington - In July, Hillary Clinton offered up some prophetic words."I always thought this would be a competitive race," she told CNN.How right she was.

Los Angeles passes $1.87 bn homeless plan

Los Angeles - Los Angeles, sometimes called the homeless capital of America, adopted a $1.87 billion plan Tuesday to help its 44,000 down-and-out people without homes.

Trump, Sanders win big in New Hampshire

Manchester - Donald Trump and Bernie Sanders resoundingly won Tuesday's presidential primaries in New Hampshire, riding a wave of anti-establishment anger in the second key test of the long, unpredictable race for the White House.

Supreme Court deals blow to Obama climate plan

Washington - The US Supreme Court has put on hold a sweeping plan to reduce greenhouse gas emissions from coal-fueled power plants, dealing a significant blow to President Barack Obama's efforts to rein in climate change.

Turkey summons US ambassador over Syria Kurds row

Ankara - Turkey's foreign ministry summoned the US ambassador on Tuesday after a senior American official angered Ankara by saying that Washington did not consider the main Syrian Kurdish party to be a terrorist organisation.

Iraq's Ramadi retaken, but rebuilding it a huge task

Baghdad - Iraq has completely retaken Ramadi from the Islamic State group, but now faces the enormous challenges of removing bombs, reestablishing basic services and rebuilding the shattered city, officials said Tuesday.

US spy chief: US and Russia could spiral into new Cold War

Washington - Russia is "paranoid" about being challenged by NATO and its efforts to rival American power could push it into a new Cold War, the head of US intelligence said Tuesday.

Homegrown extremists biggest Islamist threat to US: spy chief

Washington - The global threat posed by the Islamic State group is still rising but US-based homegrown extremists pose the biggest danger to the homeland, Washington's top spy chief said Tuesday.

Islamic State threat still rising: US spy chief

Washington - The threat posed by the Islamic State group is still growing, the head of US intelligence warned Tuesday, despite military action against its heartland.

North Korea has restarted plutonium reactor: U.S.

Washington - North Korea has restarted a plutonium reactor that could fuel a nuclear bomb and is seeking missile technology that could threaten the United States, Washington's top spy said Tuesday.
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