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War! What is it good for?

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"War" by Edwin Starr (Original Video - 1969) Mapping the world at war. An interactive map highlights the shocking number of ongoing conflicts around the world While a handful of conflicts dominate international newswires, a host of bloody, unresolved wars continue to be played out across the globe to devastating human cost, underreported and, in certain instances, largely unnoticed by the wider world.

Mapping the world at war

Military action against North Korea 'an option', warns Rex Tillerson. A pre-emptive US military strike against North Korea may be necessary if the threat posed by its nuclear weapons programme reaches a level that “requires action”, the US secretary of state, Rex Tillerson, has warned.

Military action against North Korea 'an option', warns Rex Tillerson

Speaking in Seoul on the second day of a visit to the Asia-Pacific region, Tillerson said Washington’s policy of “strategic patience” towards the regime in Pyongyang had ended. In his strongest comments yet on concerns that North Korea is moving closer towards developing a nuclear strike capability that could threaten the US mainland, Tillerson said “all options are on the table”. “Certainly we do not want to, for things to get to military conflict,” he said at a joint press conference with South Korea’s foreign minister, Yun Byung-se. “If they elevate the threat of their weapons programme to a level that we believe requires action, then that option’s on the table. “Let me be very clear: the policy of strategic patience has ended.

“We know that other nations can take actions.” Operation Enduring Freedom. Gandhi Memorial Museum (Sabarmati Ashram) / Charles Correa ⋆ ArchEyes. This Gandhi memorial museum designed by Charles Correa is located in the Ashram where the Mahatma lived from 1917 to 1930.

Gandhi Memorial Museum (Sabarmati Ashram) / Charles Correa ⋆ ArchEyes

Housing his books, letters and photographs, this modest and humanly scaled memorial uses brick piers, stone floors and tiled roofs to find a contemporary expression for the spirit of swadeshi. Architects : Charles CorreaTypology : Cultural Architecture / Museum, ResidenceLocation : Sabarmati Ashram, suburb of Ahmedabad, IndiaProject year : 1963Materials : Wooden doors, stone floors, ceramic tile roofs, and brick columnsImages: © Archives of Charles Correa This is the right place for our activities to carry on the search for Truth and develop Fearlessness. West training Syrian rebels in Jordan. Western training of Syrian rebels is under way in Jordan in an effort to strengthen secular elements in the opposition as a bulwark against Islamic extremism, and to begin building security forces to maintain order in the event of Bashar al-Assad's fall.

West training Syrian rebels in Jordan

Jordanian security sources say the training effort is led by the US, but involves British and French instructors. Iraqi Refugees. Prior to the recent fighting in Iraq connected with the Islamic State (IS), approximately 1.5 million Iraqis were displaced internally or into neighboring countries.

Iraqi Refugees

In July 2014, the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) reported that over 1.9 million Iraqis were displaced from their homes. The refugee crisis has impacted both Iraqis who fled and the communities that they left behind. Engineers, artists, lawyers, academics, doctors, and other professionals were among the first to escape the war. This migration dismantled many of Iraq's cultural institutions and stripped it of the services that middle class professionals provide. According to the Iraqi Medical Association, approximately half of Iraq's registered doctors fled the country in the years immediately following the 2003 invasion. Meanwhile, crucial health indicators in Iraq have worsened.

Key Findings Recommendations. Syria conflict: Aid convoy hit by 'air strike' near Aleppo. Image copyright EPA/SYRIAN RED CRESENT A convoy of aid trucks has been hit by an air strike near the Syrian city of Aleppo, reports say, hours after the military declared the current cessation of violence was over.

Syria conflict: Aid convoy hit by 'air strike' near Aleppo

One unconfirmed report said 12 people were killed in the attack near the town of Urum al-Kubra. A UN spokesman said at least 18 of 31 trucks had been hit but could not confirm it was by an air strike. UN Special Envoy for Syria, Staffan de Mistura, said it was an "outrage". Kashmir: Concerns conflict escalating after 17 Indian soldiers killed. Posted The deaths of 17 Indian soldiers near the border with Pakistan has raised fears simmering conflict between the two nuclear-armed rivals is again escalating.

Kashmir: Concerns conflict escalating after 17 Indian soldiers killed

Worst casualty numbers for more than a decadeIndia blames the Pakistan-based group Jaish-e-MohammadMilitary establishment calls for retaliation against Pakistan In the most deadly attack on India's military in more than a decade, militants penetrated an army base in Kashmir early on Sunday, lobbing grenades and shooting. India says the heavily armed gunmen crossed the line of control from Pakistan, which one cabinet minister labelled a 'terrorist state'. Pakistan denied any involvement, but observers believed it was likely aimed at drawing international attention to unrest in Kashmir. India's army said the militants who attacked its base at Uri, south-west of Kashmir's capital Srinagar, were using Pakistani weapons.

“A New Pearl Harbor” “A New Pearl Harbor” Two years ago a project set up by the men who now surround George W Bush said what America needed was “a new Pearl Harbor.”

“A New Pearl Harbor”

Its published aims have, alarmingly, come true.