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Philippine Troops Pull Off 'Greatest Escape' from Militants

Under cover of darkness, 40 Filipino peacekeepers escaped their besieged outpost in the Golan Heights after a seven-hour gunbattle with Syrian rebels, Philippine officials said today. Al-Qaeda-linked insurgents still hold captive 44 Fijian troops.The getaway, combined with the departure of another entrapped group of Filipino troops, marked a major...

Iraq Forces Break 2-Month ISIS Siege

Iraqi security forces and Shiite militiamen have broken a two-month siege imposed by the Islamic State on the northern Shiite Turkmen town of Amerli, according to various officials. Army spokesman Lt. Gen. Qassim al-Moussawi said today that forces "reached" the town; retired general and Amerli resident Khaled al-Amerli confirms the...

Judaism’s hijacking by Zionists drives 70% of secular Jews to marry non-Jews– Koppman at Huffpo

Steve Koppman is a playwright and the author of a book on Jewish Folklore. At Huffington Post he has out an anti-Zionist piece up that says Jews should be supporting the BDS (Boycott Divestment and Sanctions) movement because it epitomizes the best of Jewish values in opposition to the militant Jewish state that oppresses Palestinians. A

Oil sales, extortion, taxes and smuggling funding the Islamic State

With its reign of terror over a large population and ability to self-finance on a staggering scale, the extremist group that beheaded American journalist James Foley now resembles the Taliban with oil wells. The Islamic State, whichShow More Summary

Boy Cuts Worker's Safety Line on 8th Floor

A guy doing handiwork outside an apartment building in China got quite the shock when a boy severed his safety line, leaving him to dangle 100 feet above the ground, reports NPR. Why the unkind cut? The worker, named Liu, apparently made so much noise installing lights that the 10-year-old...

Preparing for War with Ukraine’s Fascist Defenders of Freedom

On the frontlines of the new offensive in eastern Ukraine, the hardcore Azov Battalion is ready for battle with Russia. But they're not fighting for Europe, either.

ISIS Sells Women Into Marriage for $1K Each

The Islamic State has "distributed" about 300 Yazidi women to its jihadist fighters as spoils of war, CNN reports. The Islamic State, or ISIS, kidnapped the women when it seized Yazidi villages and forced tens of thousands to flee earlier this month, according to a British group monitoring the crisis....

McCain, Graham: Go After ISIS Now

Sens. John McCain and Lindsey Graham say they're appalled that President Obama's response to threat posed by the Islamic State is to say, " We don't have have a strategy yet. " He needs to get one fast, they write in the New York Times. Putting a dent in ISIS's finances would...

China rebukes 'foreign meddling' in Hong Kong

Beijing warns against foreign interference ahead of expected move to restrict democratic choice in autonomous territory.

Angelina Jolie makes powerful plea for Syrian refugees

Actress Angelina Jolie made a powerful plea for a renewed effort to resolve the crisis in Syria on Friday. Jolie’s statement came in the wake of an announcement by the United Nations that the number of Syrian refugees has hit the grim milestone of three million. Show More Summary

Ukraine seeks to join Nato to defend itself against Russia

ago Ukraine called on Friday for full membership in NATO, its strongest plea yet for Western military help, after accusing Russia of sending in armored columns that have driven back its forces on behalf of pro-Moscow rebels. RussianShow More Summary

Should Americans be allowed to Serve in Foreign Armies?

AJ+ “An American, Douglas McAuthur McCain was killed fighting for the Islamic State group (formerly known as ISIS or ISIL) in Syria. He’s not the only American to have been killed fighting…

Volcano Erupts in Papua New Guinea, Diverting Flights

A volcanic eruption in Papua New Guinea on Friday sent smoke and ash spewing high over the South Pacific island nation, leading some aircraft to alter their flight paths. Mount Tavurvur on East New Britain Island erupted hours before dawn, a bulletin from the Rabaul Volcanological Observatory said. There have been no reports of injuries……

China to Hong Kong: No Open Elections

Pro-democracy activists in Hong Kong have vowed to make good on their threat of widespread civil disobedience after Beijing crushed hopes of an open election for the territory's chief executive in 2017. China's legislature ruled that candidates must be backed by a nominating committee, a move that means voters are...

Russia urges 'immediate ceasefire' in Ukraine

Russian foreign minister says peace talks should be devoted to agreeing on an immediate ceasefire without conditions.

Pakistani protesters storm state TV building

Hundreds of opposition activists calling for resignation of prime minister take over state broadcaster in Islamabad.

Pakistan's State Owned TV Under Siege By Protestors

Hundred of protestors of Pakistan Tehreek e Insaf (PTI) and Pakistan Awami Tehreek (PAT) have stormed into the Head Office of Pakistan's state-owned TV channel PTV. On 1st of September morning protesters broke open the main gate of Pakistan Television (PTV) Head Quarters in Islamabad and the station went off...

Hong Kong police disperse pro-democracy group

Chinese official visiting financial hub heckled by pro-democracy lawmakers and activists who demand full democracy.

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