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Barack Obama

Barack Hussein Obama II (born August 4, 1961) is the 44th and current President of the United States. He is the first African American to hold the office. Obama previously served as the junior United States Senator from Illinois from January 2005 until he resigned after his election to the presidency in November 2008.

Obama is a graduate of Columbia University and Harvard Law School, where he was the president of the Harvard Law Review. He was a community organizer in Chicago before earning his law degree. He worked as a civil rights attorney in Chicago and taught constitutional law at the University of Chicago Law School from 1992 to 2004. Read More

Articles About Barack Obama

Iraq Security
Beheading of US Journalist Triggers Outrage: France Moots Joint Assault on Islamic State

By IBTimes AU

Brutal killing of the U.S. journalist is becoming a wakeup call for drastic action against the Islamic ultras. (1:26 pm)

MORE TOPICS: IRAQ, GERMANY, RELIGION

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ALS sufferer takes on Ice Bucket Challenge For His Own Cause[Video]

By IBTimes AU

A man, David Kurt McClain, suffering from ALS or Amytrophic Lateral Sclerosis took part in the Ice Bucket Challenge, reported the Huffington Post. (1:23 pm)

MORE TOPICS: MARK ZUCKERBERG, FACEBOOK

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Pentagon Reveals James Foley Secret Mission Had Failed; Executioners Contact Family Before Beheading Foley

By IBTimes AU

A secret mission to save James Foley from the ISIS has failed, the Pentagon revealed (12:22 pm)

MORE TOPICS: IRAQ, LIBYA

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British PM David Cameron Cuts Short Summer Holiday to Lead Hunt for Foley Beheader; Abbott Calls Decapitation ‘Pure Evil’

By IBTimes AU

British Prime Minister David Cameron was on a summer holiday when news of the beheading of American journalist James Foley sparked an international search for the man with a British accent who decapitated the newsman. Mr Cameron cut short his vacation and lead the hunt for the jihadist. (10:50 am)

MORE TOPICS: IRAQ, TONY ABBOTT, CANCER

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ISIS Beheading US Journalist James Foley Sparks Outrage, Netizens Demand 'All-Out War'

By IBTimes AU

The world reacts to the beheading of U.S. journalist James Foley after ISIS posted a gruesome video meant to send a "message" to the President Obama. (9:38 am)

MORE TOPICS: IRAQ, HUMAN RIGHTS, TWITTER, FACEBOOK

U.S. President Barack Obama delivers a statement from Martha's Vineyard, Massachusetts
White House Had Prior Information on Islamic State Killing James Foley

By IBTimes AU

The U.S. government was apparently aware that the Islamic State, formerly known as ISIS, was going to kill American journalist James Foley as a response to the airstrike U.S. President Barack Obama had earlier authorised on the militant organisation. (8:56 am)

MORE TOPICS: IRAQ, WHITE HOUSE

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Taylor Swift, Selena Gomez and Justin Bieber All Accept The ALS Ice Bucket Challenge

By IBTimes AU

Taylor Swift nominates her friend Selena Gomez to take on the Ice Bucket Challenge while Justin Bieber also joins in on the fun. (Aug 20)

MORE TOPICS: MICROSOFT, BILL GATES, REAL MADRID, JUSTIN BIEBER

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10 Celebrities Who Took The ALS Ice Bucket Challenge: Justin Bieber, Selena Gomez, Chris Pratt & LeBron James [VIDEOS]

By IBTimes AU

Spreading like wildfire, the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge is the latest craze in America with Hollywood celebrities taking part to raise money for the said disease by pouring a freezing cold bucket of water over their heads before nominating other people to get involved. Now trending in UK. (Aug 20)

MORE TOPICS: BILL GATES, MARK ZUCKERBERG, FACEBOOK, AUSTRALIA, NEW YORK, SOUTH AFRICA

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After James Foley, ISIL Threatens to Behead Another American Journalist Steven Sotloff

By IBTimes AU

After reportedly beheading American photojournalist James Wright Foley, ISIL terrorists are threatening to do the same to another American journalist, Steven Sotloff, who appears to have witnessed the decapitation of Foley. (Aug 20)

MORE TOPICS: AL-QAEDA, IRAQ, WHITE HOUSE

Still image from undated video of a masked Islamic State militant holding a knife speaking next to man purported to be James Foley at an unknown location
ISIS Posts Graphic Beheading Video of US Journalist James Foley

By IBTimes AU

ISIS posted the beheading video of American photo-journalist James Foley. The U.S. journalist went missing more than a year back while he was in Syria. ISIS, now known as the Islamic State, threatened U.S. President Barack Obama holding him responsible for Foley’s death. (Aug 20)

MORE TOPICS: IRAQ