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Tuesday, October 21, 2014   16:32 GMT

U.S. Airdrops to Kobani Kurds Mark New Stage in ISIL Conflict
Jim Lobe

WASHINGTON - The U.S. air drop Sunday of new weapons and supplies to Kurdish fighters in the besieged border town of Kobani marks an important escalation in Washington’s efforts to “degrade and destroy” the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL).
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History of Key Document in IAEA Probe Suggests Israeli Forgery
Gareth Porter
WASHINGTON - Western diplomats have reportedly faulted Iran in recent weeks for failing to provide the International Atomic Energy Agency with information on experiments on high explosives intended to produce a nuclear weapon, according to an intelligence document the IAEA is investigating.
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Pressure Building on Obama to Impose Ebola Travel Ban
Carey L. Biron
WASHINGTON - President Barack Obama is under significant pressure to impose a range of restrictions on travellers coming to the United States from West African countries affected by the current Ebola outbreak.
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Economy and Trade
>   Pressure Building on Obama to Impose Ebola Travel Ban
>   Despite Public’s War Weariness, U.S. Defence Budget May Rise
>   Ahead of Myanmar Trip, Obama Urged to Demand Extractives Transparency
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Politics
>   U.S. Airdrops to Kobani Kurds Mark New Stage in ISIL Conflict
>   History of Key Document in IAEA Probe Suggests Israeli Forgery
>   Despite Public’s War Weariness, U.S. Defence Budget May Rise
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Civil Society
>   Pressure Building on Obama to Impose Ebola Travel Ban
>   Ahead of Myanmar Trip, Obama Urged to Demand Extractives Transparency
>   U.S. Investigation into Illegal Timber Imports a “Sea Change”
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Environment
>   Ahead of Myanmar Trip, Obama Urged to Demand Extractives Transparency
>   U.S. Investigation into Illegal Timber Imports a “Sea Change”
>   Harper Playing Defence in Canada's Pipeline Politics
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Development
>   Pressure Building on Obama to Impose Ebola Travel Ban
>   Ahead of Myanmar Trip, Obama Urged to Demand Extractives Transparency
>   Most Nations Reducing Worst Forms of Child Labour
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Human Rights
>   U.S. Airdrops to Kobani Kurds Mark New Stage in ISIL Conflict
>   Despite Public’s War Weariness, U.S. Defence Budget May Rise
>   Ahead of Myanmar Trip, Obama Urged to Demand Extractives Transparency
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Health
>   Pressure Building on Obama to Impose Ebola Travel Ban
>   Militarising the Ebola Crisis
>   Despite New Pledges, Aid to Fight Ebola Lagging
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Media & Communications
> "No Planet B"  Marchers Demand Swift Action on Climate Change
>   UN Staff Celebrates Holi, Hindu Festival of Colours
>   New York Farmers Aid the City's Hungry
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 Despite Public's War Weariness, U.S. Defence Budget May Rise
 Ahead of Myanmar Trip, Obama Urged to Demand Extractives Transparency
 Uruguay's Decision Could Come Too Late for Gitmo Detainees
 Most Nations Reducing Worst Forms of Child Labour
 U.S. Anti-ISIL Strategy Drawing Growing Scepticism
 U.S. Investigation into Illegal Timber Imports a "Sea Change"
 Harper Playing Defence in Canada's Pipeline Politics
 Azerbaijan Pursues Drones, New Security Options
 Documents Detail Secret Talks Between Washington and Havana
 U.S. to Create National Plan on Responsible Business Practices
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 We Must Think of “Security” in New Ways
 OPINION: Al Baghdadi and the Doctrine Behind the Name
 Ethiopia Moves in Right Direction with Climate Change Response But Challenges Remain
 Pacific Islanders Take on Australian Coal
 U.S. Airdrops to Kobani Kurds Mark New Stage in ISIL Conflict
 Protecting Biodiversity in Costa Rica’s Thermal Convection Dome in the Pacific
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 Belize Fights to Save a Crucial Barrier Reef
 Warmer Days a Catastrophe in the Making for Kenya’s Pastoralists
 OPINION: Innovation Needed to Help Family Farms Thrive
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