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Islamic fighters kill scores of Yazidi men in Iraq

Displaced Iraqis from the Yazidi community settle at the Qandil mountains near the Turkish border outside Zakho, 300 miles (475 kilometers) northwest of Baghdad, Iraq, Saturday, Aug. 16, 2014. AP

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.

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

Agriculture agency head denies rift with food czar

DA Secretary Proceso Alcala. INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

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.

Posted: August 13th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

UN chief cheers latest Gaza truce, urges long-term deal


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.

Posted: August 11th, 2014 in Featured Gallery,Latest News Stories,Photos & Videos,World | Read More »

Gaza rockets hit Israel as truce unravels

Israeli forces' flares light up the night sky of Gaza City on early Tuesday, July 29, 2014. A truce between Israel and Hamas militants in Gaza remained elusive as diplomats sought to end the fighting at the start of the Eid al-Fitr holiday, marking the end of the Muslim holy month of Ramadan. AP

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.

Posted: August 8th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

Israel, Hamas agree on new 72-hour truce

Palestinian baby

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.

Posted: August 5th, 2014 in Featured Gallery,Latest News Stories,Photos & Videos,World | Read More »