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Nagasaki marks 69th anniversary of US atomic bombing

People listen to chorus during a ceremony in front of the Statue of Peace at Nagasaki Peace Park to mark the 69th anniversary of the world's second atomic bomb attack, in Nagasaki, southern Japan Saturday, Aug. 9, 2014. (AP Photo/Kyodo News)

Tens of thousands marked the 69th anniversary of the US atomic bombing of Nagasaki on Saturday, as the city’s pacifist mayor urged the Japanese government to listen to increasing concerns over controversial plans to expand the role of its military.

Posted: August 9th, 2014 in Featured Gallery,Latest News Stories,Photos & Videos,World | Read More »

Lebanese army agrees to 24-hour truce in town

Lebanese army soldiers sit on top of a military truck as reinforcements arrive to the outskirts of Arsal, a predominantly Sunni Muslim town near the Syrian border in eastern Lebanon, Monday, Aug. 4, 2014. Thousands of Lebanese civilians and Syrian refugees packed cars and pickup trucks Monday, fleeing an eastern border town that was overrun by militants from neighboring Syria as Lebanese troops fight to liberate the area. AP

The Lebanese army agreed to a 24-hour cease-fire in a border town held by Islamic extremists from Syria Tuesday to allow for negotiations for the release of captive soldiers and evacuate casualties, a senior Lebanese security official said.

Posted: August 6th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

World leaders to mark WWI outbreak in Belgium

In this photo taken Saturday, July 26, 2014, the modern city center of Mons, Belgium. Fierce battles around Belgium's Liege and Mons during World War I held great significance by holding up the pressing Germans for a few days, even if in eventual defeat, delaying their operation and eventually stranding them short of Paris, and short of a swift victory. AP

Government leaders and royalty will gather in the Belgian city of Liege on Monday to mark the 100th anniversary of the outbreak of World War I, a small Balkans conflict that went global with the German invasion of neutral Belgium in August 1914.

Posted: August 4th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

War defines life for displaced folk

ZULEIKA Sandigan, outside her new home in Tulunan, North Cotabato province, has known war all her life. GERMELINA LACORTE

We heard the sound of gunfire, and soon enough, people were shouting, telling us to flee because fighting has erupted,” Zuleika Sandigan, 75, said, recalling one night in August 2008 when she and her family had to flee their house in Barangay Galidan in Tulunan, North Cotabato province.

Posted: August 3rd, 2014 in Headlines,Regions | Read More »

US Congress backs Israel’s Iron Dome missile defense

President Barack Obama. (AP Photo/Connor Radnovich)

The U.S. Congress on Friday rushed through a $225 million bill to support Israel’s missile defense system, with House of Representatives approval coming just before lawmakers began a five-week summer break.

Posted: August 2nd, 2014 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »