News Headlines - 19 February 2015

Obama says US at war with those 'perverting Islam' - Al Jazeera English

US President Barack Obama has said his country is not at war with Islam, but with people who have perverted the religion, calling for a focus on preventing "terrorists" from recruiting and inspiring others.

BBC News - US Federal Reserve 'unlikely' to raise rates soon

Officials at the Federal Reserve are unlikely to raise interest rates soon, the latest minutes from the bank's January meeting have revealed.

Telegraph's Peter Oborne resigns, saying HSBC coverage a 'fraud on readers' | The Guardian

The Daily Telegraph’s chief political commentator has resigned and launched a blistering attack on the paper’s management and owners over its lack of coverage of the HSBC tax story, which he described as a “fraud on its readers”.

Iwo Jima survivors gather in Washington to mark anniversary of bloody WWII battle - Stripes

Capt. Larry Snowden led a company of 230 Marines that landed on the beach of a small Japanese island on Feb. 19, 1945. Five weeks later, when Iwo Jima fell to U.S. forces after one of the bloodiest battles in the Pacific during World War II, his unit’s losses reflected the steep cost of an historic victory.

Alien: New Movie Confirmed with Director Neill Blomkamp | Variety

20th Century Fox has closed a deal with director Neill Blomkamp to develop a new “Alien” movie, sources confirm.
The untitled sci-fi project is separate from “Prometheus 2,” which Fox is still making with Ridley Scott.
Blomkamp, who directed “District 9″ and the upcoming Sony feature “Chappie,” had been teasing the project in recent months but said the extra-terrestrial reboot was likely abandoned. It was supposed to star “Alien” veteran Sigourney Weaver.








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