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The Islamic State jihadist group is claiming to have executed US aid worker Peter Kassig as a warning to the United States.
US president Barack Obama has said there might be circumstances where US troops are deployed in a combat role in the battle to defeat the Islamic State terrorist group, but declined to outline what they would be.
A photo published on Russian television that appeared to show MH17 being shot out of the sky by a Ukrainian fighter jet has been vigorously refuted by citizen sleuths across the world.
The American President issued a clarion call for urgent action on climate change.
US President Barack Obama has placed climate change at the forefront of the G20 summit in Brisbane.
Around five million people are thought to have visited the artwork entitled Blood-Swept Lands and Seas of Red by artists Paul Cummins and Tom Piper.
A tsunami warning has been issued for eastern Indonesia, after a 7.3 magnitude earthquake hit off the coast of the Moluccas on Saturday afternoon.
Russian state television has again tried to shift blame for the MH17 tragedy but social media users debunked the claims quickly.