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Raúl Castro’s daughter first lawmaker to vote ‘no’ in Cuban parliament
By September 2, 2014 Read More →

Raúl Castro’s daughter first lawmaker to vote ‘no’ in Cuban parliament

Mariela Castro, the daughter of President Raúl Castro and niece of Fidel Castro, has given an unprecedented “no” vote in the Cuban parliament to a workers’ rights bill she felt didn’t go far enough to prevent discrimination against people with HIV or with unconventional gender identities.

UK: David Cameron outlines new anti-terror measures to MPs
By September 1, 2014 Read More →

UK: David Cameron outlines new anti-terror measures to MPs

New powers are needed to seize terrorist suspects’ passports and stop British-born extremists from returning to the UK, David Cameron has said. It was “abhorrent” British citizens had “declared their allegiance” to groups like Islamic State, he told MPs. He said the inability to stop UK terrorists returning home from overseas was “a gap in […]

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James Foley executioner said identified as British rapper
By August 24, 2014 Read More →

James Foley executioner said identified as British rapper

British and American intelligence services have identified the man suspected of beheading US journalist James Foley as a UK citizen who traveled to Syria to join the Islamic State, the Sunday Times reported.

Haiti gang raids jail and frees inmates
By August 11, 2014 Read More →

Haiti gang raids jail and frees inmates

An armed gang has attacked a prison in Haiti freeing an unconfirmed number of inmates. The Croix-des-Bouquets jail held more than 800 prisoners before the Sunday morning attack. The action caused panic in the area around the capital Port-au-Prince where the prison is located. “We heard a lot of gunshots, and we saw people running […]

Ebola outbreak: Nigeria declares national emergency
By August 8, 2014 Read More →

Ebola outbreak: Nigeria declares national emergency

A health official in Abidjan, Nigeria, displays a leaflet about the Ebola outbreak The move comes after the World Health Organization (WHO) said the spread of the virus in West Africa was an international health emergency. WHO says 961 people have died from Ebola in West Africa this year, two of them in Nigeria. The […]

Ebola Toll Tops 900; Liberia Declares Emergency
By August 8, 2014 Read More →

Ebola Toll Tops 900; Liberia Declares Emergency

The deadly Ebola outbreak on Wednesday showed new signs of spreading, as Nigeria confirmed a second death plus five new cases. The new cases in Nigeria raise concerns that the virus will spread further in Africa’s most populous nation, with its 174 million residents. Meanwhile, Liberia has declared a state of emergency over the outbreak […]

Widow of soldier killed by Hamas gives birth to a girl
By August 1, 2014 Read More →

Widow of soldier killed by Hamas gives birth to a girl

Galaitu Kshaun names baby Tal-Or, to bring to light the heroism of her father, killed 10 days ago by gunmen who emerged from a tunnel inside Israel By Yifa Yaakov Ten days after her husband was killed in battle by Hamas gunmen inside the Israeli border with Gaza, the widow of Warrant Officer Bayhesain Kshaun, […]

U.S., Regional Leaders Convene over Migration Crisis
By July 27, 2014 Read More →

U.S., Regional Leaders Convene over Migration Crisis

The presidents of Guatemala, Honduras and El Salvador speak at the Organisation of American States on Jul. 24, 2014 in Washington, DC. Credit: Juan Manuel Herrera/OAS WASHINGTON – As the presidents of El Salvador, Honduras and Guatemala prepare to meet with President Barack Obama Friday, more than 40 organisations issued a petition urging U.S. lawmakers […]

Moshe Malko, 20, seventh slain IDF soldier killed early Sunday
By July 21, 2014 Read More →

Moshe Malko, 20, seventh slain IDF soldier killed early Sunday

Moshe Malko, 20, is one of the 13 Golani Brigade soldiers killed early Sunday, the army announced Monday morning.

Malaysian Jetliner Reportedly Shot Down Over Ukraine
By July 17, 2014 Read More →

Malaysian Jetliner Reportedly Shot Down Over Ukraine

A Malaysian Airlines 777 jetliner was reportedly shot down while flying over Ukraine today, killing all 295 passengers and crew. Russian and Ukrainian authorities both deny responsibility for the incident, in which the aircraft was said to have been hit by a Buk surface-to-air missile, while flying at 33,000 feet enroute to Kuala Lumpur from Amsterdam.

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