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Coalition campaign cripples terror group

The US Navy says a five-month air strike campaign against the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria is showing results, but so far only a quarter of the territory once controlled by militants in Iraq has been won back. The Gulf Dail

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Iran, world powers eye nuke compromises; Israel furious

Iran and six major powers were exploring possible compromises to break an impasse in nuclear negotiations on Sunday, but officials cautioned they were unable to move on several sticking points. The news came as Israel said the det

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Toshiba wins 472MW steam turbine and generator order

Toshiba Corporation has won a deal to supply a 472-megawatt steam turbine and generator (STG) for the Allen Combined Cycle Power Plant being constructed by the Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA), a US government-owned power utility.

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New Orleans airport attacker dies

The machete-wielding man who was shot by police when he attacked security agents at a New Orleans airport on Friday has died in hospital, police said on Saturday. Richard White, 63, was carrying six homemade explosives when he att

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New Orleans airport attacker dies

The machete-wielding man who was shot by police when he attacked security agents at a New Orleans airport on Friday has died in hospital, police said on Saturday. Richard White, 63, was carrying six homemade explosives when he att

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US, UAE move forward on space cooperation

The United States and the United Arab Emirates have agreed to work toward greater civil and national security space cooperation after officials from the two countries met in Washington this week, the US State Department said on Friday.

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US sets first major fracking rules on federal lands

The Obama administration's new rules governing fracking on federal lands drew swift criticism from all sides on Friday, with green groups calling the measures "toothless" and the energy industry slamming "unnecessary" reg

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US concerned over heavy Iran weaponry in Iraq

The US is concerned about how heavy Iranian weaponry might be used inside Iraq, including as Iran-backed militia help the offensive to retake the Iraqi city of Tikrit from Islamic State militants, a US official said on Tuesday. Re

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Fed set for first interest rate hike in 10 years

The Federal Reserve on Wednesday is expected to lay the groundwork for its first interest rate hike in nearly a decade, as it continues to weigh whether the US recovery can hold up against collapsing oil prices and a soaring dollar.

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Brent falls towards $53 after US crude stocks rise

Brent crude fell towards $53 a barrel on Wednesday as US crude stocks were forecast to have surged for the 10th straight week to a new record high, fuelling supply concerns of a global oil glut, although a weaker dollar kept a floor under prices

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