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Michael Brown’s funeral draws thousands in Missouri

Lesley McSpadden, left, follows a casket containing the body of her son Michael Brown as it is wheeled out Monday, Aug. 25, 2014, at Friendly Temple Missionary Baptist Church in St. Louis. Hundreds of people gathered to say goodbye to Brown, who was shot and killed by a Ferguson, Mo., police officer on Aug. 9. (AP Photo/New York Times, Richard Perry, Pool)

Relatives said goodbye Monday to the 18-year-old unarmed black man who was shot and killed by a police officer, remembering him as a “gentle soul” with a deep and growing faith in Christianity and ambitions that one day “the world would know his name.”

Posted: August 26th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

Lawyers’ groups join anti-pork protest

The Integrated Bar of the Philippinea marched from the Supreme Court to join the anti-protest rally at Rizal Park to protest Pres. Aquino's term extension and attempt to clip the powera of the Supreme court. TETCH TORRES/INQUIRER.net

Members of the Integrated Bar of the Philippines have started to march their way to Rizal Park to join the anti-pork protest.

Posted: August 25th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Metro | Read More »

Police on heightened alert for anti-pork rally

Looking properly porcine, young activists push for the abolition of the graft-swamped pork barrel during a protest rally along Taft Avenue in Manila. RICHARD A. REYES/INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

Twenty percent of the entire Metro Manila police force will be tasked to secure the protest against the pork barrel system at Rizal Park on Monday, a Philippine National Police (PNP) official said.

Posted: August 25th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Metro | Read More »

Gov. Nixon taking National Guard out of Ferguson

Attorney General Eric Holder, left, listens during his meeting at the U.S. Attorney's office in St. Louis, Mo., Wednesday, Aug. 20, 2014. Sitting with clockwise from the far left, Richard Callahan, US Attorney for the Eastern District of Missouri, Sen. Roy Blunt, R-Mo., Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon, Acting Assistant Attorney General for Civil Rights Molly Moran, Rep. Emanuel Cleaver, D-Mo., Rep. Lacy Clay, D-Mo., and Sen. Claire McCaskill, D-Mo. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais/Pool)

Governor Jay Nixon on Thursday ordered the Missouri National Guard to begin withdrawing from Ferguson, where nightly scenes of unrest have erupted since a white police officer fatally shot an unarmed black 18-year-old nearly two weeks ago.

Posted: August 22nd, 2014 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

Twin protests suspend life in Pakistani capital

Supporters of Pakistan's fiery anti-government cleric Tahir-ul-Qadri listen to their leader at a rally in Islamabad, Pakistan, Sunday, Aug. 17, 2014. Pakistan's cricketer-turned-politician Imran Khan and Qadri led massive rallies in Pakistan’s capital, demanding Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif step down over alleged fraud in last year’s election in front of thousands of protesters. AP

Twin protests demanding the Pakistani government step down have wreaked havoc in the capital, Islamabad, where commuters must circumvent shipping containers and barbed wire to get to work, protesters knock on people’s doors to use the bathroom, and garbage is piling up.

Posted: August 18th, 2014 in Featured Gallery,Latest News Stories,Photos & Videos,World | Read More »