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ISIS targets the young, then the old in twin Baghdad bombings

Australia is one of the biggest contributors to the US -led military campaign against IS militants in Iraq and Syria, with 780 Australian military personnel in the Middle East and aircraft including six jet fighters striking Islamic State targets.



Man with fake gun at airport wanted to speak to president

The shocked employee said Michael Pettigrew, 26, told her to ask 911 dispatchers to bring the police and that he wanted to speak to the president. The gun was later determined to be a simulated firearm that could not have been fired. A document released Wednesday by Orlando police showed that Pettigrew was court-martialed at a Marine base in Twentynine Palms, California, for stabbing another Marine six years ago.


China factory activity held steady in May, index shows

China factory activity held steady in May, index shows

Manufacturing performance, it was noted in the index report, fell below the 50.0 threshold at 48.7 in May. HONG KONG (AP) - Growth in China's factory activity was steady last month while the services industry rebounded, according to data released Wednesday that signal the recovery in the world's No.



USA increases military aid to Israel in the wake of Trump's visit

A key ingredient to the relative success of Donald Trump's first foreign visit in office could be described as intentional amnesia, a condition that appeared to render the president as well as the leaders of Saudi Arabia, Israel (and presumably the Vatican, later this week) without memory of some of the most highly charged, critical comments or pledges the commander in chief has made in the previous year.



The Note: The White House staff shakeup begins

President Donald Trump's top adviser and son-in-law Jared Kushner , on the firing line for his reported attempt to set up a "back-channel" with Russian Federation, has received support from U.S. As actor James Urbaniak pointed out on Twitter , "What does the covfefe Tweet mean?" is now a legitimate question. The tweet ended there. "Well, I haven't talked to him since all of this came out", Haley said.