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US to seek Arab backing in Islamic State fight

After threatening to destroy and degrade Islamic State militants, the US will court skeptical Gulf Arab allies this week and consider expanding training and arming of moderate Syrian rebels to lead the fight against the jihadists.

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US job growth brakes to 8-month low

US employers hired the fewest number of workers in eight months in August and more Americans gave up the hunt for jobs, providing a cautious Federal Reserve with more reasons to wait longer before raising interest rates. Nonfarm p

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US envoy to India resigns after diplomatic row

The US ambassador to India has resigned following a row over the arrest of a junior Indian diplomat in New York that pushed relations between the world's biggest democracies to their lowest ebb in more than a decade. U.S. Stat

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Death toll rises to 24 in US mudslide

The likely death toll from a devastating weekend landslide in Washington state rose to 24 on Tuesday after rescue workers recovered two bodies and believed they had located eight more, the local fire chief said. As many as 176 peo

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Nextgen malaria vaccines targeted

The world should aim to have vaccines which reduce malaria cases by 75 per cent, and are capable of eliminating malaria, licensed by 2030, according to the updated 2013 Malaria Vaccine Technology Roadmap. This new target comes in

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Storm kills five as tornadoes rip US Midwest

A fast-moving storm system triggered multiple tornadoes on Sunday that killed at least five people and flattened large parts of a town in Illinois as it tore across the Midwest, authorities said. The storm also forced the Chicago

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United celebrates 5 years of Dubai operations

United Airlines, a major American airline, is celebrating the fifth anniversary of non-stop service between Dubai and its Washington/Dulles hub with a series of activities across the UAE. Dave Hilfman, the senior VP (Sales) and Ji

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Driver shot dead in car chase near US Capitol

A dramatic car chase through the streets of Washington from near the White House to the U.S. Capitol ended in gunfire on Thursday when law enforcement officers shot and killed the driver as lawmakers and aides huddled in a lockdown.

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Washington to Wall Street: Threat of default is real

Money lenders trust America so implicitly that they generally dismiss the risk it won't pay its debts. But in the US capital, fears are growing that political dysfunction might trigger the unthinkable. Government veterans from

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13 killed in Washington Navy Yard shooting

A US military veteran opened fire at the Washington Navy Yard on Monday in a burst of violence that killed 13 people, including the gunman, and set off waves of panic at the military installation just miles from

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