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Former top general calls on Obama to wipe out Isis in wake of Foley killing


Powered by Guardian.co.ukhttp://www.theguardian.com/world/2014/aug/21/general-john-allen-obama-isis-james-foley-killing

General John Allen retiresAn influential retired US general has called on Barack Obama to order the destruction the militant group responsible for murdering American journalist James Foley amid conflicting views in the administration on how to respond to the atrocity.

As Obama’s foreign policy team debates expanding its renewed air war in Iraq after the killing of Foley by the Islamic State (Isis), John Allen, a retired marine general who commanded the Afghanistan war from 2011 to 2013, urged Obama to “move quickly to pressure its entire ‘nervous system’, break it up, and destroy its pieces.”

How common are plane crashes?


Powered by Guardian.co.ukThis article titled “How common are plane crashes?” was written by Aisha Gani, for The Guardian on Thursday 24th July 2014 16.20 UTC

There have been three aviation disasters in the last week: the shooting down last Thursday of the http://www.theguardian.com/world/2014/jul/17/malaysia-airlines-plane-crash-east-ukraine over eastern Ukraine, killing all 283 passengers and 15 crew, the http://www.theguardian.com/world/2014/jul/23/taiwan-transasia-airways-plane-crash-penghu-island-typhoon-matmo while trying to land at a Taiwanese airport on Wednesday, killing 48 and injuring 10, and the crashing today of http://www.theguardian.com/world/2014/jul/24/air-algerie-flight-5017-wreckage-found-mali, which was carrying 110 passengers and six crew members.

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Air Algérie flight AH5017 wreckage found in Mali

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Powered by Guardian.co.ukThis article titled “Air Algérie flight AH5017 wreckage ‘found in Mali'” was written by Kim Willsher in Paris and Monica Mark, west Africa correspondent, for theguardian.com on Thursday 24th July 2014 15.07 UTC

The wreckage of Air Algérie flight AH5017 from Burkina Faso to Algeria, which disappeared from radar with 116 people on board, has been discovered in Tilemsi, Mali, it was claimed on Thursday. However, searches were later said to be continuing.