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Iraqi guilty of beating wife to death in US

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A US jury found an Iraqi man guilty Thursday of beating his wife to death in their California home because she wanted a divorce, in what was initially thought to be a hate crime.

Posted: April 18th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

Gunmen kill 20 at Sudan UN base–US envoy

The United Nations Humanitarian Coordinator in South Sudan, Toby Lanzer, speaks to journalists in Juba, on April 17, 2014.  Gunmen stormed a  UN base in South Sudan today to slaughter civilians from a rival tribe sheltering there, wounding dozens in an "unprovoked" attack before peacekeepers fought them off, the UN said. The top UN aid official in South Sudan, Toby Lanzer, said he was "outraged" by the assault in the war-ravaged town of Bor, in which two peacekeepers were also wounded. AFP

Gunmen killed at least 20 people and wounded 70 others when they stormed a UN base in South Sudan Thursday, the US envoy to the world body said.

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

US urges Myanmar to ease tensions

Samantha Power, the United State’s ambassador to the United Nations. AP FILE PHOTO

The US ambassador to the UN urged Myanmar on Thursday to intervene to stop communal violence there and protect humanitarian workers in the volatile western state of Rakhine.

Posted: April 18th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

Little known jihadist group vows new Egypt attacks

An image grab taken from Egypt's Nile TV shows Egyptian President Mohamed Morsi taking the oath of office during a swearing-in ceremony at the Constitutional Court in Cairo on June 30, 2012. AFP PHOTO/NILE TV

A little-known jihadist group, Ajnad Misr, claimed a series of attacks and vowed new ones targeting Egyptian security forces in a video posted on its Twitter account on Thursday.

Posted: April 18th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

DPWH exec, husband gunned down in Tagum

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An unidentified gunman shot and killed an official of the Department of Public Works and Highways and her husband outside the couple’s home here on Monday night, police said Tuesday.

Posted: April 15th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Regions | Read More »

Death toll in Basilan clashes rises to 7

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Deaths from the sporadic clashes between the government forces and Abu Sayyaf Group in Basilan on Friday rose to seven while the number of injured rose to 28.

Posted: April 12th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Regions | Read More »

Woman gets life in prison in stiletto heel slaying

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A Houston woman was sentenced to life in prison Friday for fatally stabbing her boyfriend with the stiletto heel of her shoe, striking him at least 25 times in the face and head.

Posted: April 12th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Photos & Videos,World | Read More »

3 dead, 20 hurt in Basilan clash

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Philippine troops launched an assault against Abu Sayyaf extremists in the south early Friday and sporadic clashes have left at least three militants dead and 20 soldiers wounded, officials said.

Posted: April 11th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Regions | Read More »

20 soldiers wounded in clash with Sayyaf in Basilan

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Twenty soldiers from the 3rd Scout Ranger Battalion were wounded in a series of encounters with Abu Sayyaf Group in Basilan early Friday.

Posted: April 11th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Regions | Read More »

China circumcision patient held over doctor’s murder—media

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A Chinese man “dissatisfied” with his circumcision is suspected of killing a doctor at the hospital where the operation was carried out, state media reported Wednesday.

Posted: April 9th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

Judge in massacre case sets 105th arraignment

An accused in the 2009 Maguindanao massacre who claimed to be a victim of mistaken identity will be finally arraigned, more than four years after the killings.

Posted: April 6th, 2014 in Headlines,Metro | Read More »

AP photographer killed, reporter wounded

In this Sept. 9, 2011 photo, Associated Press photographer Anja Niedringhaus poses for photographers following a news conference for the opening of her exhibition at the C/O Berlin museum in Berlin. Niedringhaus, 48, an internationally acclaimed German photographer, was killed and an AP reporter was wounded on Friday, April 4, 2014 when an Afghan policeman opened fire while they were sitting in their car in eastern Afghanistan. (AP Photo/David Azia)

An Afghan police commander opened fire Friday on two Associated Press journalists, killing Pulitzer Prize-winning photographer Anja Niedringhaus and wounding veteran correspondent Kathy Gannon — the first known case of a security insider attacking journalists in Afghanistan.

Posted: April 5th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

Nigerian uprising kills 1,500 this year–Amnesty

In this Saturday, Feb, 22. 2014 photo released by National Emergency Management Agency, (NEMA), displaced people receive relief aid, in Maiduguri, Nigeria. Living in fear and hunger, some quarter million Nigerians forced from their homes this year by an Islamic uprising are surviving in the bush, overcrowded with relatives and friends or in squalid camps where 500 share one latrine, a new report says. The National Emergency Management Agency describes dire conditions for people already traumatized by the loss of loved ones, belongings, homes and livelihoods in northeast Nigeria. In all, more than 3 million people — a third of the population — are suffering from the insurgency that has killed thousands and driven tens of thousands of farmers from their land, the agency said in the first report on the humanitarian plight created by the insurgency in Nigeria. AP

Increasing atrocities by extremists and uncontrolled reprisals by security forces have killed at least 1,500 people this year in northeastern Nigeria’s Islamic uprising, Amnesty International reported Monday, accusing both sides of war crimes and crimes against humanity.

Posted: March 31st, 2014 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

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