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Brilliant or reckless? US and Arab nations launch air strikes on Islamic State fighters in Syria

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In a daring escalation, that time will reveal as brilliant or reckless, American and Arab fighter aircraft have launched their first air strikes on Syria.

Boks grow extra leg at Newlands: Genia

published about 1 hour ago
Recalled halfback Will Genia expects the Springboks to be a completely different beast to the team the Wallabies over-ran in Perth.

Uighur scholar Ilham Tohti sentenced to life in jail by Chinese court

published about 1 hour ago
China has sentenced prominent Uighur scholar Ilham Tohti to life in jail on charges of separatism in a prosecution condemned by foreign governments and human ... more

China increasingly producing 'tools of torture' for export - Amnesty

published about 2 hours ago
BEIJING, Sept 23 (Reuters) - Dozens of Chinese firms are producing and exporting "tools of torture", from electric stun guns to metal spiked batons, to ... more

Ukraine retreats from front line in 'New Russia'

published about 2 hours ago
The Russian-backed territory of "Novorossiya" in Ukraine has moved closer to de facto independence after Ukrainian troops and rebel militias began to retreat from the ... more

Starbucks tests coffee with beer taste

published about 3 hours ago
All Starbucks coffee shops sell coffee. Some sell beer. But only a precious few sell coffee that many people out in social media land insist ... more

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