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Pakistan school: Devastation where 148 were slain

This Wednesday, Dec. 17, 2014 combination of undated pictures provided by their families shows some of the students of the Army Public School who were killed on Tuesday when Taliban militants stormed their school in Peshawar, Pakistan.  (AP Photo/family photographs)

The Taliban massacre that killed 148 people, mostly children, at a military-run school in northwestern Pakistan left a scene of heart-wrenching devastation, pools of blood and young lives snuffed out as the nation mourned and mass funerals for the victims got underway Wednesday.

Posted: December 17th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

66 journalists killed in year of ‘barbaric’ attacks—report

reporters without borders

Attacks on journalists have grown more barbaric and kidnappings have soared, Reporters Without Borders said Tuesday, in a year when violence against the media took center stage.

Posted: December 16th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

Canadian soldier, gunman dead in parliament attack

A Royal Canadian Mounted Police intervention team walks past a gate on Parliament hill in Ottawa Wednesday Oct. 22, 2014. A soldier standing guard at the National War Memorial has been shot by an unknown gunman and there have been reports of gunfire inside the halls of Parliament. Emergency responders are still on the scene as paramedics performed CPR on the soldier before he was taken away by ambulance.  AP PHOTO/THE CANADIAN PRESS, ADRIAN WYLD

Gunfire echoed through the Gothic halls of the Canadian parliament Wednesday as police shot dead a gunman suspected of killing a soldier guarding a nearby war memorial before storming the building.

Posted: October 23rd, 2014 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

10,000 pigeons in China undergo anal security check—reports

China pigeons

The 10,000 pigeons released in a ceremony Wednesday for China’s National Day underwent unusual scrutiny, each having its feathers and anus checked for dangerous materials, state-run media reports said, reflecting government jitters over possible attacks.

Posted: October 1st, 2014 in Featured Gallery,Latest News Stories,Photos & Videos,World | Read More »

Ceasefire in eastern Ukraine violated

A Ukrainian tank destroyed in recent battles with the Russian troops is seen on a  road near the village of Dmytrivka, Luhansk region in the eastern Ukraine Tuesday, Sept. 23, 2014.  Despite of the declared cease-fire between the separatists and the Ukrainian military in eastern Ukraine occasional shooting has been reported. (AP Photo/Petro Zadorozhnyy)

A ceasefire between pro-Russian separatists and government forces in eastern Ukraine has been violated in the rebel-held city of Donetsk.

Posted: September 24th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

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