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Execution of U.S. journalist reveals theBy Jennifer Saba NEW YORK (Reuters) - A chilling video showing the execution of journalist James Foley by Islamist militants marks the second time an American reporter has been beheaded by captors overseas, echoing the murder of Wall Street Journal correspondent Daniel Pearl in Pakistan in 2002. While Pearl worked for one of the largest news organizations in the world, Foley was on assignment for GlobalPost, an online news startup with about 28 full-time staffers that is trying to survive as a small, independent outlet. ...
Posted on 21 August 2014 | 10:05 pm
National Guard start pullout as protests inBy Scott Malone and Edward McAllister FERGUSON Mo. (Reuters) - Missouri's governor ordered National Guard troops to withdraw from the riot-weary town of Ferguson on Thursday as tensions eased after nearly two weeks of racially charged protests over the fatal police shooting of an unarmed black teenager. Demonstrators were orderly for a second straight evening on Thursday, the calmest night in the St. Louis suburb since 18-year-old Michael Brown was gunned down by a white police officer on Aug. 9 under disputed circumstances. Keep them close." Ferguson erupted in anger after the teenager's slaying, with nightly rallies frequently punctuated by looting, vandalism and clashes between protesters and heavily armed riot police, often ending in volleys of tear gas and dozens of arrests.
Posted on 21 August 2014 | 10:01 pm
Malaysia pauses in solemn homecoming forBlack-clad Malaysians observed a minute of silence and a nationwide day of mourning on Friday as the first remains of the country's 43 citizens killed in the MH17 disaster returned home. People across the country of 28 million went silent at 10:55 am (0255 GMT), about an hour after a Malaysia Airlines jet landed with the remains of 20 people killed when MH17 was blasted from the sky by a suspected surface-to-air missile over Ukraine on July 17. Malaysia's King Abdul Halim Mu'adzam Shah, Prime Minister Najib Razak and dozens of other top officials were on hand for a sombre reception ceremony at Kuala Lumpur International Airport. Residents of the capital Kuala Lumpur were overwhelmingly black-clad, including many Muslim women in black Islamic headscarves, as state television aired recitations from the Koran and photos of the Malaysian victims.
Posted on 21 August 2014 | 9:59 pm
Magnussen tips hot final as Phelps hits formWorld champion James Magnussen said it would take one of the year's fastest times to win the Pan Pacific Championships 100m freestyle after American stars Michael Phelps and Nathan Adrian threw down the gauntlet Friday. Adrian, who nudged out Magnussen by one-hundredth of a second to win the Olympic 100m gold in London, topped Friday's qualifiers with 48.05 seconds. Australia's two-time world champion was just 0.2sec behind, with Olympic great Phelps surging into contention on the back of 48.45, just four-hundredths of a second ahead of another Australian, Cameron McEvoy. Phelps, four months into his comeback from retirement, produced a sizzling swim to ensure he would be the second American in Friday's final ahead of team-mates Anthony Ervin and Jimmy Feigen.
Posted on 21 August 2014 | 9:56 pm
Amid outward calm, climate of fear cementsBy Amy Sawitta Lefevre and Andrew R.C. Marshall BANGKOK (Reuters) - "Is she dead yet?" Thai opposition activist Kritsuda Khunasen said she was blindfolded and struggling to regain consciousness when she heard this chilling query from one of her interrogators. She was detained for nearly a month by the Thai military after it toppled the government of Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra on May 22. Junta chief General Prayuth Chan-ocha has dismissed Kritsuda's claims as "totally untrue" and ignored United Nations calls for an investigation.
Posted on 21 August 2014 | 9:47 pm
1,400 Are Dead From Ebola and We Need Help,Entire families are being wiped out. Health workers are dying by the dozens. The Ebola outbreak raging in Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone has already killed more people than any other in history, and it continues to spread unabated. People are also dying ...
Posted on 21 August 2014 | 3:14 pm
Malaysia pauses in solemn homecoming forKuala Lumpur (AFP) - Black-clad Malaysians observed a minute of silence and a nationwide day of mourning on Friday as the first remains of the country's 43 citizens killed in the MH17 disaster returned home. People across the country of 28 million went ...
Posted on 21 August 2014 | 3:06 pm
Pete Wentz Welcomes Son Saint LazsloPete Wentz‘s new baby is a Saint! The Fall Out Boy bassist, 35, and model girlfriend Meagan Camper, 25, welcomed a son, Saint Lazslo, on Wednesday, Aug. 20 in Los Angeles, his rep confirms to PEOPLE. “Mom and baby are happy and healthy,” the rep says.
Posted on 21 August 2014 | 2:55 pm
Rand Paul Supports Legislation To EndWASHINGTON -- Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) said in an interview published Thursday that he supports legislation ending the president’s program to defer deportation for undocumented immigrants who came to the U.S. as children. Speaking to Breitbart News during ...
Posted on 21 August 2014 | 2:49 pm
ISIS 'beyond anything that we've ever seen,'The Islamic State terrorist group is "beyond anything that we've seen," Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel warned Thursday. Hagel spoke at a press conference about the failed U.S. mission over the summer to rescue several hostages in Syria, including James ...
Posted on 21 August 2014 | 2:39 pm