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post 24 July 2014
Read more from Kylie Morris on her blog On the Hispanic child migrant trail

More than 50,000 children have made the journey without their parents from Central America into the United States since November - but what happens to them?

post 21 July 2014
Read more from Kylie Morris on her blog UN demands access to MH17 plane crash site

The United Nations Security Council demands that armed groups allow "safe, secure, full and unrestricted access" to the MH17 crash site.

article 11 July 2014 World, Israel
Obama offers to help broker Gaza ceasefire

US President Barack Obama phones the Israeli prime minister offering to help negotiate a truce, as the Israel bombing offensive continues into its fourth day.

article 09 July 2014 World, Israel
Israeli tanks (reuters)
What's America's Israel strategy? Five questions answered

Barack Obama urges both Israel and Palestine to show restraint. But how is America trying to achieve peace in the increasingly volatile Middle East? We answer some key questions.

post 03 July 2014
Read more from Kylie Morris on her blog US immigrants are more than just numbers

One young immigrant tells me here story - she went to school in her town one day, and wore the wrong colours. Two members of a gang approached her, and delivered a death threat.

article 28 June 2014 World, Iraq
US sends armed drones to Iraq 'to protect its troops'

The US military says it has deployed armed manned and unmanned aircraft over Iraq to protect its soldiers, and may consider targeting "high value individuals".

article 24 June 2014 World, Iraq
Isis rebels 'capture' Baiji Iraq oil refinery

Sunni rebels in Iraq claim they have fully captured the country's main oil refinery at Baiji, north of Baghdad.

article 23 June 2014 UK, Jordan
Kerry promises 'intense and sustained' US help for Iraq
Kerry promises 'intense and sustained' US help for Iraq

US Secretary of State John Kerry says the US will not delay in helping Iraq defeat the Isis insurgency.

article 21 June 2014 World, Iraq
Iraq militants take border post after heavy fighting

Sunni militants seize an Iraqi crossing on the border with Syria after a day-long battle in which they killed some 30 Iraqi troops, security officials claim.