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- National Guard heads to Hawaii town threatened by river of lava
By Karin Stanton PAHOA Hawaii (Reuters) - A contingent of National Guard troops was dispatched to a Hawaii town on Thursday to provide security to the Big Island community threatened by a river of molten lava that is slowly creeping toward the town's main road, an emergency official said. The lava flow from the Kilauea volcano has been slithering toward the village of Pahoa for weeks and at last watch was advancing at less than five yards (meters) an hour, said Darryl Oliveira, director of Hawaii County Civil Defense. ...
- Israel backing out of US V-22 aircraft sale
Israel's defence minister is dropping the purchase of US V-22 Osprey aircraft, raising concerns that this could further chill already frosty relations with Washington, Israel Hayom daily said Thursday. The mass-circulation freesheet, considered close to Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, said Moshe Yaalon's decision went against the Israeli military's wishes. Israel Hayom said the planned purchase of six Ospreys would have made Israel the first country outside the United States to deploy them. Turbulent US-Israel ties plunged to new lows this week when an anonymous senior official in President Barack Obama's administration was quoted in The Atlantic magazine as calling Netanyahu "a chickenshit" interested only in preserving his own political skin.
- After Fukushima, Japan gets green boom _ and glut
- New clue to the mystery of Amelia Earhart?
- Trooper ambush suspect caught, death penalty eyed
- LG Electronics profit surges on smartphone sales
- Kerry says reported U.S. slur of Israel's Netanyahu 'damaging'
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The description of Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu as a "chickenshit" by an anonymous U.S. official as quoted in a U.S. magazine this week was disgraceful and damaging, Secretary of State John Kerry said on Thursday. Netanyahu on Wednesday condemned the comment from an unnamed official in The Atlantic, which added to tensions between his government and the Obama administration, particularly over settlement building in Israeli-annexed East Jerusalem. ...
- Rescuers press to save 18 trapped Turkish miners