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US states order mandatory quarantine on health workers from Ebola zones

New York and New Jersey have agreed to impose even stricter measures on travelers from Ebola-hit West African countries.

White House under pressure to appoint Obamacare chief executive

Obamacare allies are pushing the White House to name a chief executive to run its health insurance marketplace and allay the concerns of insurers.

US says Libya no-fly zone in place

US and allied forces have effectively established a no-fly zone over Libya and halted an offensive by Muammar Gaddafi against rebels in Benghazi.

US eyes troop surge for Afghanistan

The Pentagon is considering a plan to send 20 000 troops to Afghanistan over the next 12 to 18 months to quell rising Taliban violence.

Pentagon admits Afghan strategy not succeeding

President George Bush secretly approved orders allowing US forces to carry out ground assaults inside Pakistan, the New York Times reports.

TV newsman Tim Russert dies of heart attack

Tim Russert, a household name in American political discourse as host of NBC's Meet the Press Sunday talk show, has died of a heart attack.

Clinton: US could ‘totally obliterate’ Iran

Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton warned Tehran on Tuesday that if she were president, the United States could ''totally obliterate'' Iran in retaliation for a nuclear strike against Israel. Clinton said she wanted to make clear to Tehran what she was prepared to do as president in hopes that this warning would deter any Iranian attack.

Putin is Time magazine’s person of the year

Time magazine named Russian President Vladimir Putin its person of the year for 2007 on Wednesday, saying he had returned his country from chaos to ''the table of world power'' though at a cost to democratic principles. ''He's not a good guy, but he's done extraordinary things,'' said Time managing editor Richard Stengel.

US intelligence calls Iraq violence ‘civil war’

United States intelligence has concluded key elements of Iraq's violence could be described as a ''civil war,'' a term Bush administration officials have been reluctant to use until now, a new report said on Friday. The report also suggested President George Bush's new strategy for controlling Iraqi violence must show progress within 12 to 18 months or risk further deterioration.

US’s ‘low-intensity warfare’ in Africa

Africa has emerged as a leading front in the United States military campaign against al-Qaeda, which Washington believes would like to create a new safe haven in the continent's vast, hard-to-govern regions. Small groups of US special forces have begun traversing the hinterlands of more than a dozen countries in the Horn of Africa.

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