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US team in Iraq sends its draft assessment: Pentagon


john kirbyWashington: The US military team in Iraq has sent its draft assessment of the current situation in the strife-torn country, a significant part of which has been captured by Islamic militants, Pentagon spokesperson has said.

Women with sexy Facebook pics seen as less competent


facebookWashington: Young women who post revealing photos on social media sites are viewed by their female peers as less physically and socially attractive and less competent to perform tasks, a new study suggests.

Escalation of Israel, Palestine tension benefits no one: Obama


barack obamaWashington: Observing that escalation of tension in the Middle East "benefits no one", President Barack Obama has said the US will do everything it can to facilitate a return to the 2012 cease-fire between Israel and the Palestinians.

Air India flight lands safely after bird strike in New Jersey


air india flightNewark (US): An India-bound flight out of New Jersey was forced to return to the airport because of an engine fire sparked by a bird strike.

US concerned about terrorist safe havens in Pakistan: General Campbell


campbellWashington: A top American General has expressed concern over the terrorist safe havens in Pakistan but said the US wil continue to work with the country.

US budget deficit to drop to 583 bln this year


Washington: The US government budget deficit in 2014 will come down to USD 583 billion, a drop of USD 100 billion over the previous year.

This is the sharpest drop during the period of Obama administration, the White House said on Friday.

US, not co-ordinating any military mission for Iraq: Hagel


chuck hagelWashington: The US is not co-ordinating military exercises or missions with Iran or Russia to help Iraq in its fight against Islamic militants, but it is assisting the Iraqi security forces in the combat, a top American diplomat has said.

Jihadists take hold of 88 pounds of nuclear material in Iraq


Jihadists take hold of 88 pounds of nuclear material in IraqNew York, July 11 - Jihadi rebels in Iraq have reportedly taken hold of nuclear material from a university in the northern Iraqi town of Mosul, which is now under the control of the Sunni militants.