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.
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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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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, […]
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, is one of the 13 Golani Brigade soldiers killed early Sunday, the army announced Monday morning.
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.
Drag Queen Mojito, one of the drinks on the menu at the La Vaca Rosada bar in Varadero, Cuba. Credit: Jorge Luis Baños/IPS HAVANA – Two men kiss each other while two women dance together without making other clients feel uncomfortable at the prívate club Humboldt 67, one of the venues seeking to cash in […]
Prosecutors in Brazil have begun legal action against a leading construction company, Odebrecht, accusing it of maintaining 500 Brazilian workers in “slave-like conditions” in Angola. By Joao Fellet Prosecutors say Odebrecht committed “human trafficking” while transporting workers to a biofuel plant. They are demanding 500m reais ($220m; £130m) in compensation for workers. Odebrecht said […]