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Russian columns enter Ukraine

In this photo taken Wednesday, Aug. 27, 2014, local residents stand near the building where they live after a shelling in Donetsk, eastern Ukraine. AP

Two columns of tanks and military vehicles rolled into southeastern Ukraine from Russia on Thursday after Grad missiles were fired at a border post and Ukraine’s overmatched border guards fled, a top Ukrainian official said.

Posted: August 29th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

HK graft cops raid pro-democracy media boss’ home 


In this June 23, 2009 file photo, media magnate Jimmy Lai appears in a court in Hong Kong after a Chinese man was convicted in Hong Kong for allegedly planning to shoot two prominent pro-democracy figures, Lai and veteran politician Martin Lee, in the territory. AP

Hong Kong anti-corruption police on Thursday searched the homes of a media magnate who is an outspoken critic of Beijing and a pro-democracy legislator after receiving a complaint alleging that lawmakers had taken bribes.

Posted: August 29th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

Mystery of Death Valley’s moving rocks solved

This undated photo provided by the National Park Service shows rocks that have moved across a dry lake bed in Death Valley National Park in California's Mojave Desert.  AP FILE PHOTO

For years scientists have theorized about how large rocks — some weighing hundreds of pounds — zigzag across Racetrack Playa in Death Valley National Park, leaving long trails etched in the earth.

Posted: August 29th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

Pope sacks key Benedict XVI protege

Cardinal Antonio Canizares Llovera

Pope Francis has removed a key protege of Emeritus Pope Benedict XVI from the Vatican’s liturgy office and sent him back to his native Spain.

Posted: August 29th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

UN confirms 43 UN peacekeepers seized in Syrian Golan

Armored vehicles from the UN peacekeepers of the United Nations Disengagement Observer Force, also known as UNDOF wait to cross from the Israeli controlled Golan Heights to Syria, Thursday, Aug. 28, 2014. The UN confirmed that an armed group captured 43 UN peacekeepers on the Syrian side of the Golan Heights on Thursday, saying it was doing everything to secure their release.  AP PHOTO/ARIEL SCHALIT

The United Nations confirmed that an armed group captured 43 UN peacekeepers on the Syrian side of the Golan Heights on Thursday, saying it was doing everything to secure their release.

Posted: August 28th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

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