Iraq's Kirkuk has curfew imposed amid fierce
BBC NewsIraq's Kirkuk has curfew imposed amid fierce fightingBBC NewsA curfew is in place in the Iraqi city of Kirkuk following fierce overnight clashes between Kurdish Peshmerga forces and Islamic State militants. IS fighters used heavy weaponry and suicide bomb attacks against Kurdish Peshmerga forces to the south of the city ...Firefight to Oust Militants From Kirkuk Hotel in Northern IraqNBCNews.comIraqi cities rocked by deadly attacksAl Jazeera AmericaIslamic State attacks near Kirkuk, bombs kill 18 in BaghdadDaily MailUSA TODAY -euronews -Chron.comall 398 news articles »
Posted on 30 January 2015 | 6:58 am
Dutch Police: Teenager Who Stormed
Wall Street JournalDutch Police: Teenager Who Stormed Broadcaster Said He Acted AloneWall Street JournalAMSTERDAM—A 19-year-old man who stormed the Dutch state broadcaster was carrying a fake gun and said he had no ties to any terrorist organization, Dutch police said Friday. Police were investigating the motives of the teenager, who was detained late ...Gunman interrupts Dutch broadcast to demand airtime before being arrestedeuronewsBomb Rips Through Shiite Mosque in Pakistan, Dozens KilledNBCNews.comPolice: Teen Who Demanded Airtime on Dutch TV Acted AloneNew York TimesReuters UK -Telegraph.co.uk -The Independentall 541 news articles »
Posted on 30 January 2015 | 6:56 am
At least 49 dead in bomb blast at Shiite
Business RecorderAt least 49 dead in bomb blast at Shiite mosque in PakistanFox NewsISLAMABAD – A bomb blast ripped through a Shiite mosque in southern Pakistan as worshippers were gathering for Friday prayers, killing 49 people and wounding dozens, officials said. The blast was the deadliest sectarian attack to hit the country in months ...Blast at Shi'ite mosque in southern Pakistan kills 49ReutersBlast Kills Scores at Mosque in Southern PakistanNew York TimesBlast in Pakistan: Death toll in Shi'ite mosque attack rises to 40; more than 55 hurtThe Indian ExpressDaily Mail -Bloomberg -Al Jazeera Americaall 296 news articles »
Posted on 30 January 2015 | 6:48 am
Egypt attacks: Isis-affiliated terrorist
The IndependentEgypt attacks: Isis-affiliated terrorist group kills 26 people in bomb and rocket ...The IndependentAn Isis-affiliated terrorist group has killed at least 26 people in coordinated rocket and bomb attacks on the Egyptian military and police in the Sinai Peninsula. Ansar Beit al-Maqdis launched the assault on three towns on Thursday, detonating a car bomb ...Egyptian Islamic State Affiliate Claims Attack That Kills 32VICE NewsISIS-linked group kills 30, mostly soldiers, in EgyptTimes of IndiaSimultaneous attacks in Egypt kill scoresAl Jazeera AmericaSan Francisco Chronicle -The Australianall 699 news articles »
Posted on 30 January 2015 | 6:46 am
Germany Warns Greece Heading Wrong Way as
NDTVGermany Warns Greece Heading Wrong Way as Tsipras ShunnedBloomberg(Bloomberg) -- Greece's government risks isolation in the European Union by threatening to break ranks on sanctions against Russia and ditch its bailout deal, German Chancellor Angela Merkel's minister for European affairs said. “Greece is firmly anchored ...Germany: Talk of axing Greek debt 'divorced from reality'Chron.comShowdown in Athens as new Greek govt meets EU finance chiefUSA TODAYGreece rejects return of EU/IMF inspectors to Athens-sourceReuterseuronews -Reuters Blogs (blog)all 1,363 news articles »
Posted on 30 January 2015 | 6:44 am
Ukraine rebels vow to push offensive if
Pro-Russian separatists say they will push their latest offensive in eastern Ukraine further.
Posted on 30 January 2015 | 10:14 am
Qaeda group launches assault on
Al-Qaeda's affiliate in Syria battled Western-backed rebels Friday as the jihadists pressed their bid to seize control of northern areas, a monitoring group and rebels said. The fighting comes nearly three months after Al-Nusra Front expelled another group of Western-backed opposition fighters from Idlib province. The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said the jihadists launched their offensive against the Western-armed Hazem movement on Thursday in Aleppo province. "The jihadists expelled the rebels from Regiment 111, once a regime army base that Hazem had taken over," Observatory director Rami Abdel Rahman told AFP.
Posted on 30 January 2015 | 8:46 am
Mitt Romney says he will not make 2016 White
The 2012 GOP nominee announced he won't make a third bid for the presidency.
Posted on 30 January 2015 | 7:48 am
Dartmouth College bans hard liquor
On Thursday, school President Philip Hanlon announced that starting March 30, all students, regardless of age, will be prohibited from possessing hard alcohol on campus. The school’s Greek societies have also been warned that they need to improve their behavior or risk being banned. The White House says the behavior has led to an “epidemic” of sexual assault on school campuses. According to the National Institute of Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism, 1,825 college students between the ages of 18 and 24 die each year from alcohol-related unintentional injuries and 97,000 students are victims of alcohol-related sexual assault or date rape.
Posted on 29 January 2015 | 12:54 pm
Florida prosecutor drops case against
By Barbara Liston ORLANDO, Fla. (Reuters) - A Florida prosecutor announced on Friday he will not pursue an aggravated assault charge against former neighborhood watchman George Zimmerman stemming from a domestic incident earlier this month after the alleged victim recanted. Zimmerman, who was acquitted in 2013 in a fatal shooting of an unarmed black teenager, has had several brushes with the law since his trial. His latest arrest on Jan. 9 in central Florida was in connection with a domestic disturbance involving his then-girlfriend who had accused him of throwing a wine bottle at her and smashing her cell phone during an argument. Zimmerman claimed he acted in self-defense when he shot and killed Trayvon Martin, 17, in February 2012, when he was patrolling as a neighborhood watch volunteer.
Posted on 30 January 2015 | 9:05 am