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US: Washington Post ‘Watergate’ editor Ben Bradlee dies, aged 93
22nd Oct 2014

US: Washington Post ‘Watergate’ editor Ben Bradlee dies, aged 93

  Former Washington Post editor Ben Bradlee, who led the paper’s coverage of the Watergate scandal, has died at the age of 93. Bradlee oversaw the journalistic investigation that brought down US president Richard Nixon. Bradlee died at his home … Continued

US: Arrests made in protests against killing of black young man
13th Oct 2014

US: Arrests made in protests against killing of black young man

    [Photo: Police start to move in and make arrests of protestors that do a sit-in at a convenience store in Shaw neighborhood of St. (Xinhua/Dane Iwata)] ST. LOUIS, (Xinhua): More than a dozen protesters were arrested Sunday in St. … Continued

Mexico: Thousands march for missing students
9th Oct 2014

Mexico: Thousands march for missing students

  Tens of thousands have marched in Mexico to join tearful families of 43 missing students amid fears a gang may have executed them. The protesters accuse the police of being complicit in the students being abducted. More than 20,000 … Continued

Brazil: Rousseff set for runoff with Neves in Brazil presidential vote
6th Oct 2014

Brazil: Rousseff set for runoff with Neves in Brazil presidential vote

  Official results in Brazil show incumbent Dilma Rousseff will face a run-off vote against challenger Aecio Neves in the country’s presidential election. Rousseff was the favorite heading into the vote. Brazil’s election authority on Sunday said no candidate had … Continued

US: American Rabbi calls for genocide of Muslims
5th Oct 2014

US: American Rabbi calls for genocide of Muslims

  [Rabbi Lewis (image from Congregation Etz Chaim)]   By Celine Hagbard   IMEMC News: As Jewish congregations around the world gathered this past week to celebrate Rosh Hashanah, the Jewish New Year, the members of one synagogue, located near … Continued

US Secret Service chief Julia Pierson stands down
2nd Oct 2014

US Secret Service chief Julia Pierson stands down

    The Director of the US Secret Service has resigned after top level security breaches came to light during her time in charge. Julia Pierson said she felt that Congress had lost faith in her ability after the lapses. … Continued

Peru: Eight killed in earthquake
29th Sep 2014

Peru: Eight killed in earthquake

    [Rescuers carry the body of a victim after an earthquake in Paruro Province of Cusco (Xinhua/Percy Hurtado/ANDINA)]   LIMA,(Xinhua): Eight people, including four minors, died and six others injured when an earthquake measuring 5.1 on the Richter scale jolted … Continued

US: ‘Modi in America,’ India’s Prime Minister dazzles New York
29th Sep 2014

US: ‘Modi in America,’ India’s Prime Minister dazzles New York

  India’s new Prime Minister Narendra Modi has received a rapturous welcome in New York. He pledged to unleash India’s economic potential. Though once shunned by the US, Washington has hastened to court the Indian premier. Indian Prime Minister Narendra … Continued

US: Man kills daughter, 6 grandchildren in Florida shooting
19th Sep 2014

US: Man kills daughter, 6 grandchildren in Florida shooting

  WASHINGTON,  (Xinhua):  A man shot dead his daughter and six grandchildren, aged from three months to 10 years old, at his home Thursday afternoon before committing suicide in a small town in Florida, the United States. Don Spirit, 51-year-old, … Continued

US lower house approves arming, training ‘moderate’ Syrian rebels
18th Sep 2014

US lower house approves arming, training ‘moderate’ Syrian rebels

  Politicians in Washington have voted in favor of plans for the US military to arm and train moderate rebels in Syria, as it plans attacks on “Islamic State” fighters also opposing President Bashar al-Assad. By the recent standards of … Continued

US to “persistently” strike Syria despite warnings by Damascus
17th Sep 2014

US to “persistently” strike Syria despite warnings by Damascus

    Planned US airstrikes against the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS) jihadists in Syria, which are not authorized by Damascus, will target extremist sanctuaries, command centers and logistic networks, Pentagon chief Chuck Hagel told lawmakers Tuesday. “This … Continued

US Congress eyes arming Syrian rebels as airstrikes expand
16th Sep 2014

US Congress eyes arming Syrian rebels as airstrikes expand

  An airstrike from the US military’s new campaign to combat “Islamic State” has struck near Baghdad. Meanwhile, the US Congress is looking to approve a measure to arm moderate Syrian rebels before midterm elections. The American military’s Central Command … Continued

US: Obama broadens military campaign against ‘Islamic State’
11th Sep 2014

US: Obama broadens military campaign against ‘Islamic State’

  US President Obama has vowed to target “Islamic State” militants “wherever they exist,” including Syria. Speaking on the eve of the anniversary of the September 11th attacks, Obama ruled out deploying combat troops. In a televised address on Wednesday, … Continued

US sanctions businesses, networks for helping Iran
30th Aug 2014

US sanctions businesses, networks for helping Iran

  The United States has slapped sanctions on more than 25 individuals and businesses linked with Iran. The US suspects them of having helped Tehran expand its nuclear program – or evade existing sanctions. The US Treasury announced sanctions against … Continued

Brazil: Inmates beheaded in prison riot in southern Brazil
25th Aug 2014

Brazil: Inmates beheaded in prison riot in southern Brazil

  Two prisoners have been beheaded, another killed and two guards taken hostage during a riot in a prison in southern Brazil. Officials say inmates are rioting to press for better facilities in the overcrowded jail. Inmates of the Cascavel … Continued

US: Ferguson curfew lifted, Obama appeals for restraint
19th Aug 2014

US: Ferguson curfew lifted, Obama appeals for restraint

    The governor of the US state of Missouri has lifted a curfew in a St. Louis suburb after a week of unrest over the police shooting of a black teenager. President Barack Obama has appealed for restraint from … Continued

US: Curfew imposed for second night in Ferguson, Missouri
18th Aug 2014

US: Curfew imposed for second night in Ferguson, Missouri

  Authorities in Missouri have re-imposed a curfew amid unrest over the police shooting of teenager Michael Brown. State Governor Jay Nixon has condemned the release of footage indicating Brown took part in a robbery. Officials on Sunday imposed a … Continued

US: Police fire smoke canisters at protesters in Ferguson, Missouri
17th Aug 2014

US: Police fire smoke canisters at protesters in Ferguson, Missouri

    Police in the US town of Ferguson, Missouri, have fired smoke canisters to disperse some 200 protesters defying a midnight curfew. Many residents remain angry at the recent police killing of a black teenager. Acting in defiance of … Continued

US: Anger after Missouri police name officer who shot black teenager
16th Aug 2014

US: Anger after Missouri police name officer who shot black teenager

    Information released by police was met with skepticism after the shooting of an unarmed black teenager by a white police officer, which sparked outrage and put the spotlight on racial tension and police conduct. Police in the US … Continued

USA: One killed in New Orleans hotel shooting
11th Aug 2014

USA: One killed in New Orleans hotel shooting

HOUSTON, (Xinhua): A man was injured and another died of an apparently self-inflicted gun wound after several hours of standoff with the police at a hotel in the U.S. city of New Orleans Sunday, local media reported. The shooting took … Continued

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