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St Louis, Missouri – No Gray Area: Beliefs Shape Views Of Brown Killing

Monday, September 1st, 2014 St Louis, Missouri - Lamont Jones and Keith Stephens stood 60 feet from each other, separated by four lanes of pavement and a thousand miles of perception. Stephens was wearing a T-shirt printed with a police shield bearing the phrase "OFFICER DARREN WILSON I STAND BY YOU," as part of a rally supporting the white policeman who killed 18-year-old Michael Brown, who was unarmed. Jones was across...

Barcelona – Clockwork Heart Pacemaker Does Away With Batteries

Sunday, August 31st, 2014 Barcelona - Swiss engineers, famous for making the world's finest watches, are turning their hands to cardiology with a prototype battery-less pacemaker based on a self-winding wristwatch. Current pacemakers, which help the heart beat more regularly, offer a lifeline for many patients with cardiac problems but the need for battery power is a limiting factor, since replacing them requires a...

Washington – Mike Rogers: Foreign Fighters In Syria Pose ‘Very Serious Threat’ To U.S.

Sunday, August 31st, 2014 Washington - Hundreds of U.S., British and Canadian citizens who have trained with Islamic State fighters trying to carve out their own state in Iraq and Syria pose a "very serious threat" to the United States, a top Republican lawmaker said Sunday. Representative Mike Rogers, chairman of the House Intelligence Committee, urged the Obama administration to aggressively prosecute U.S. citizens...

Gaza City – Islamic Jihad Fighters Parade After Gaza War

Friday, August 29th, 2014 Gaza City - Thousands of Islamic Jihad fighters paraded in Gaza City Friday, in a defiant show of force three days after a ceasefire ending a bloody war between Israel and Gaza militants. Fighters at the march wore military fatigues and carried assault rifles and other light weaponry, with some holding aloft different types of rockets fired at Israel during the 50-day conflict that ended on...

New York – Islamic State Backers Under Scrutiny In US

Friday, August 22nd, 2014 New York - Officially, the FBI agents who swarmed Donald Ray Morgan at Kennedy Airport this month were there to arrest him on a mundane gun charge. But they whisked him away to their Manhattan office and grilled him for two hours on an entirely different topic: Islamic State extremists. Over and over, they asked Morgan, a 44-year-old North Carolina man, converted Muslim and author of...

New York – Ice Bucket Challenge May Change Nonprofit World

Friday, August 22nd, 2014 New York - The ice bucket challenge's phenomenal success is making other charitable organizations rethink how they connect with a younger generation of potential donors. Since the ALS Association began tracking the campaign's progress on July 29, it has raised more than $53.3 million from 1.1 million new donors in what is one of the most viral philanthropic social media campaigns in...

Sana’a – Death To Israel Slogans At Yemeni Shiites Mass Demo

Friday, August 22nd, 2014 Sana'a - Tens of thousands of supporters of Yemen's Shiite rebels rallied Friday in Sanaa pressing the government to quit as a presidential team held crisis talks in their stronghold to end the impasse. After the rally, a group of Zaidi rebels began erecting an encampment on a road in northern Sanaa that leads to the airport and where the interior, communication and electricity ministries are...

Gaza – Israeli Airstrike Kills Three Senior Hamas Military Commanders, Netanyahu Praises Shin Bet, IDF For Precise Execution

Thursday, August 21st, 2014 Gaza - An Israeli airstrike in Gaza killed three senior commanders of the Hamas military wing Thursday, delivering a likely blow to the organization's morale and highlighting the long reach of Israel's intelligence services. The pre-dawn strike leveled a four-story house in a densely populated neighborhood of the southern town of Rafah, killing six people, including the three senior Hamas...

Jerusalem – Israeli-US Relations Tested Once Again in Gaza War

Wednesday, August 20th, 2014 Jerusalem - When Israel completes its damage assessment from its latest war with Hamas, it may conclude that one of the biggest casualties was its all-important relationship with the United States. A recent American decision to hold back on the delivery of advanced Hellfire missiles offered dramatic manifestation of a relationship that appears to be deteriorating in large part due to strained...

Gaza – Health Ministry: Death Toll In The War-Torn Gaza Strip Has Passed 2,000

Monday, August 18th, 2014 Gaza - The Gaza death toll rose over 2,000 Monday as the clock ticked towards a midnight deadline and negotiators in Cairo strove to hammer out a decisive end to weeks of bloodshed. Gaza's health ministry said the death toll rose over 2,000 as more people succumbed to injuries sustained since the fighting began. The figures showed 2,016 people had been killed and another 10,196...

Beirut – Islamic State Carves Jihadist Hub In Heart Of Middle East

Tuesday, August 12th, 2014 Beirut - Ridiculed at first, the new power which has seized a third of Iraq and triggered the first American air strikes since the U.S. troop withdrawal in 2011 – has carved itself a powerful and possibly lasting presence in the Middle East. The bombing of fighters of the Sunni Islamic State is unlikely to turn around Iraq and its fragmented condition has given the self-proclaimed caliphate...

Cairo – Egypt Starts Digging New Section Of Suez Canal

Tuesday, August 5th, 2014 Cairo - Egypt's president on Tuesday inaugurated the digging of a new section of the Suez Canal, a $4 billion military-led project to expand a key corridor of world trade that he says will be finished next year. As warplanes flew overhead in a ceremony broadcast on state television from the canal city of Ismailia, Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi said that the new 35-km (22 mile) segment is part of...

Tehran – Iran Says It Gave Missile Technology To Hamas

Monday, August 4th, 2014 Tehran, Iran -Hamas is able to fire missiles into Israel because Tehran provided weapons technology to the militant group to defend itself against Israeli attacks, a senior Iranian official said Monday. Officials from Iran's powerful Revolutionary Guards have said in the past that Fajr-5 missiles are part of Hamas' Gaza Strip arsenal, whose technology has been supplied by Iran and produced...

Atlanta, GA – In Georgia, Leaked Campaign Memo: Jews ‘Tremendous Financial Opportunity’

Sunday, August 3rd, 2014 Atlanta, GA - The first outside political group has already started to hammer Georgia Democrat Michelle Nunn using her leaked campaign plan that detailed her strategy and discussed her potential weaknesses as an Atlanta nonprofit executive seeking a seat in the U.S. Senate. Republicans and Democrats agree that even more powerful blows will come later, as GOP nominee David Perdue and the...

Washington – U.S. Officials Defend Kerry From Israeli Criticism

Monday, July 28th, 2014 Washington - Obama administration officials rallied to the defense of U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry on Monday after withering criticism in Israel of Kerry's failed attempt to secure a ceasefire between Israelis and Palestinians. The critiques of Kerry centered around ideas that U.S. officials say were sent to Israeli officials, based on an Egyptian draft ceasefire proposal, that would...
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