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Group: Justice elusive year after Syria gas attack

This Aug. 21, 2013, citizen journalism image provided by the Media Office Of Douma City which has been authenticated based on its contents and other AP reporting, shows a Syrian man mourning over a dead body after an alleged poisonous gas attack fired by regime forces, according to activists, in Douma town, Damascus, Syria. AP

One year after the deadly chemical attack on rebel-held areas outside Damascus, the victims and their families have yet to see those behind the mass killings held responsible, a human rights group said Thursday.

Posted: August 21st, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Photos & Videos,World | Read More »

Israeli airstrike kills 3 senior Hamas leaders

Displaced Palestinians cry after an Israeli airstrike hit their pervious shelter in a U.N school, at Beit Hanoun hospital in the northern Gaza Strip, Thursday, July 24, 2014. AP

An Israeli airstrike in Gaza killed three senior commanders of the Hamas military wing on Thursday, the group said, in what is likely to be a major blow to the organization’s morale and a significant achievement for Israel’s intelligence agency.

Posted: August 21st, 2014 in Featured Gallery,Latest News Stories,Photos & Videos,World | Read More »

Indonesian police fire tear gas at poll protesters

Supporters of losing presidential candidate Prabowo Subianto try to protect themselves from the riot police in a scuffle during a protest outside the local office of the General Election Commission in Surabaya, East Java, Indonesia, Wednesday, Aug. 6, 2014. Indonesia's Constitutional Court on Wednesday began hearing a challenge to the result of the country's July 9 presidential election, which ended in victory for Jakarta Gov. Joko Widodo. AP

Indonesian police fired tear gas Thursday to disperse protesters trying to get close to a court set to rule on a challenge to the legality of last month’s elections.

Posted: August 21st, 2014 in Featured Gallery,Latest News Stories,Photos & Videos,World | Read More »

Drilon calls for LP meeting on Charter change, Aquino 2nd term

Senate President Franklin Drilon. RYAN LEAGOGO/INQUIRER.net

Senate President Franklin Drilon on Thursday confirmed that he had endorsed a meeting among Liberal Party (LP) members to discuss the issue of Charter change.

Posted: August 21st, 2014 in Featured Gallery,Latest News Stories,Nation,Photos & Videos | Read More »

Thai army ruler nominated as next prime minister

Prayuth Chan-ocha

Three months after overthrowing Thailand’s last elected government, this Southeast Asian nation’s junta leader is stepping out of his army uniform for good — to take up the post of prime minister in a move critics say will only extend his time at the helm and consolidate the military’s grip on power.

Posted: August 21st, 2014 in Featured Gallery,Latest News Stories,Photos & Videos,World | Read More »