Islamic extremists shot scores of Yazidi men to death in Iraq, lining them up in small groups and opening fire with assault rifles before abducting their wives and children, according to an eyewitness, government officials and people who live in the area.
By Marc Jayson Cayabyab
Agriculture Secretary Proceso Alcala on Wednesday denied having any rift with appointed food czar former Senator Francis Pangilinan, who was appointed by the President to clean up the graft-ridden agency.
UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon Sunday welcomed the news of a fresh 72-hour ceasefire between Israel and Hamas, urging the two sides to work toward a longer-term truce.
Two rockets fired by Gaza militants slammed into southern Israel before dawn on Friday, as a 72-hour truce appeared to be reaching an end.
Israel and Hamas said they have agreed on a new 72-hour truce starting on Tuesday, after increasingly vocal world demands for a ceasefire in the bloody Gaza conflict.