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Pistorius To Receive Sentence This Week

Posted On October 12, 2014

(Johannesburg) -- Olympic and paralympic athlete Oscar Pistorius will know this week whether he will spend time in prison for shooting and killing his girlfriend in February last year. A judge earlier ruled Pistorius was not guilty of intentionally killing Reeva Steenkamp, but found him guilty of manslaughter and negligence. The state is likely to…

Kerry: U.S. Deeply Concerned About Kobani

Posted On October 12, 2014

(Cairo) -- The United States is keeping a close eye on ISIS activities as it attempts to take control of the Syrian town of Kobani. Speaking Sunday at a conference in Cairo, Secretary of State John Kerry said the U.S. is deeply concerned, but that it will take time to build the coalition needed to…

McCaul: U.S. Should Consider Suspending West African Visas

Posted On October 12, 2014

(Austin, TX) -- The Chairman of the House Homeland Security Committee thinks the United States should consider putting travel visas from western Africa on hold.   On CBS' "Face the Nation," Representative Michael McCaul said calls for banning all flights from the region go too far, but more measures may be needed to fight the…

Rice: U.S. Ground Troops Wouldn’t Benefit Fight Against ISIS

Posted On October 12, 2014

(Washington, DC) -- President Obama's national security adviser says the fight against ISIS won't be a quick one.   On NBC's "Meet the Press," Susan Rice shot down suggestions the strategy against the terrorist group isn't working, saying it's too early to tell. She added that deploying U.S. ground troops wouldn't help the situation in…

Kissinger: Iran Should Be An Ally

Posted On October 12, 2014

(Berlin) -- A former Secretary of State expects the fight against ISIS to see America teaming up with nations that might be considered enemies. On NBC's "Meet the Press," Henry Kissinger said Iran and the U.S. share similar goals.   The diplomat who served under Presidents Nixon and Ford said President Obama has a challenge…