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Trapped U.N. peacekeepers escape Islamist militants in Golan Heights

Members of the United Nations Disengagement Observer Force (UNDOF) wave as they drive their armored vehicle in the Golan Heights near the border crossing between Israel and Syria, on August 30, 2014. 40 UN peacekeepers from the Philippines escaped after being surrounded since Thursday by Islamic militants in southern Syria. Show More Summary

Nidal Hasan: Former U.S. Army Psychiatrist And Shooter At Fort Hood Says Joining ISIS Is An ‘Honor’

Nidal Hasan believes it would be ‘an honor’ to join the caliphate in his letter to the leader of the ISIS terror group. Hasan was an Army psychiatrist who went on a mass shooting spree nearly five years ago at Fort Hood. Hasan killed 13 people and injured 30 others on November 5, 2009. Show More Summary

Infant Ice Bucket Challenge: 10-Month-Old Baby Doused By Her Grandfather [Video]

An infant in an ice bucket challenge has caused some major controversy this weekend. According to the New York Daily News, a Texas grandfather took the challenge with his 10-month-old granddaughter sitting in a walker in front of him. Show More Summary

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...

Bikini Coffee Shop Owner Hit With Prostitution Charges

2 days agoNews : NewsFeed

Baristas at "Java Juggs" were allegedly serving up more than just cappuccinos

Moscow, Kiev swap troops as Ukraine port girds for pro-Russian assault

2 days agoNews : The Newsroom

By Mark Trevelyan and Aleksandar Vasovic MOSCOW/MARIUPOL Ukraine (Reuters) - Ukraine and Russia swapped soldiers who had entered each other's territory near the battlefield in eastern Ukraine, where Kiev says Moscow's forces have come to the aid of pro-Russian insurgents advancing for an assault on a major port. Show More Summary

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

VENICE WATCH: 'Star Wars' stars keep mum in Venice

2 days agoNews : The Newsroom

VENICE, Italy (AP) — The Venice Film Festival is bringing 11 days of red carpet premieres, innovative movies and Hollywood glamour to the Italian city. Here's what has been catching the eye of The Associated Press:

China slams door on full Hong Kong democracy in 2017 vote

By Michael Martina and James Pomfret BEIJING/HONG KONG (Reuters) - China's parliament said on Sunday it will tightly control the nomination of candidates for a landmark election in Hong Kong in 2017, a move likely to trigger mass protests in the city's Central business district by disappointed democracy activists. Show More Summary

Fiji says no word on location of U.N. peacekeepers seized in Golan Heights

By Louis Charbonneau and Avi Ohayon UNITED NATIONS/EIN ZIVAN Golan Heights (Reuters) - The head of the Fijian army said on Sunday negotiations for the release of 44 soldiers seized by an al Qaeda-linked group on the Syrian side of the Golan Heights were being pursued but he worried there had been no word on where his men are being held. Show More Summary

2 Bucks County teens among those killed in Poconos crash

2 days agoNews : The Newsroom

Authorities say three young people are dead and three others hurt after an SUV crash in the Poconos.

China slams door shut on full Hong Kong democracy in 2017 vote

By Michael Martina and James Pomfret BEIJING/HONG KONG (Reuters) - China's parliament said on Sunday it will tightly control the nomination of candidates for a landmark election in Hong Kong in 2017, a move likely to trigger mass protests in the city's Central business district by disappointed democracy activists. Show More Summary

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

China insists on right to choose candidates for HK leader: Xinhua

2 days agoNews : The Newsroom

Beijing (AFP) - China's top legislative committee insisted Sunday on the authorities' right to choose candidates for the leadership of Hong Kong, state media said, a move likely to trigger protests in the former British colony.

EU wields Russia sanctions threat but timing vague

2 days agoNews : The Newsroom

By Alastair Macdonald and Andreas Rinke BRUSSELS (Reuters) - The European Union threatened Russia with new trade sanctions if Moscow fails to start reversing its action in Ukraine, but sharp divisions among leaders at a summit in Brussels left the timing of any measures uncertain. Show More Summary

American football - Sam confident of NFL shot despite Rams release

- Michael Sam, the first openly gay player drafted in National Football League, said he was confident of making a pro football team despite being cut by the St Louis Rams. The journey continues," the defensive end wrote on Twitter. NFL teams had to reach the 53-man NFL limit by Saturday ahead of next week's season openers.

Off-duty fire captain delivers his own baby on highway in Illinois

Dan Lynch, a fire captain, delivered his own daughter this week on a highway in Illinois.

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...

Iraqi and Kurdish forces bid to break Islamic State siege of town

2 days agoNews : The Newsroom

By Raheem Salman BAGHDAD (Reuters) - Iraqi army and Kurdish forces closed in on Islamic State fighters on Saturday in a push to break the Sunni militants' siege of the Shi'ite town of Amerli, army sources said. Two officers said Iraqi...Show More Summary

Obama family attends long-time aide's wedding to TV journalist

President Barack Obama, First Lady Michelle Obama and their two daughters on Saturday attended the wedding of their long-time friend and food guru Sam Kass to media personality Alex Wagner at a farm outside New York City, the White House said. Show More Summary

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