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Aug 22, 2014

Sunnis Pull Out of Iraq Talks After Mosque Attack

(BAGHDAD) — Two Sunni parliamentary blocs have suspended talks on forming a new Iraqi government to protest an attack on a Sunni mosque that killed at least 64 worshippers during Friday prayers. The blocs affiliated with Parliament Speaker Salim al-J... #Iraq #Nouri al-Maliki

Aug 23, 2014

Bombings kill 30 in Iraq after Sunni mosque attack

(AP) -- Bombings in Baghdad and the northern city of Kirkuk killed at least 30 people in Iraq on Saturday as the government investigated a deadly attack on a Sunni mosque the day before that has heightened sectarian tensions amid a fragile political ... #Syria #Iraq #Baghdad #Mosul #Kirkuk

Aug 25, 2014

Female voters are being failed by the three main political parties

Sexist comments made by Labour MP Austin Mitchell are just the latest letdown for women and it is not only party behaviour that is disappointing, but policy too What a disappointing time it is to be a female voter in the UK. Thanks to Labour MP Austi... #Austin Mitchell #Liberal Democrats

Aug 24, 2014

Libya: Islamist-allied fighters celebrate after seizing Tripoli airport - video

A video purportedly shows forces from Misrata and other cities celebrating, as they capture Tripoli international airport from the Zintan brigades. The battle for the airport between armed militias has lasted nearly a month. War planes had earlier st... #Libya #Tripoli, Libya #Misrata, Libya

Aug 23, 2014

Bombings kill 42 in Iraq after Sunni mosque attack

(AP) -- Bombings in Baghdad and the northern city of Kirkuk killed at least 42 people in Iraq on Saturday as the government investigated a deadly attack on a Sunni mosque the day before that has heightened sectarian tensions amid a fragile political ... #Syria #Iraq #Baghdad #Mosul #Kirkuk

Aug 14, 2014

Life in prison for killer of India's Bandit Queen

(AP) -- The upper-caste killer of India's "Bandit Queen" was sentenced Thursday to life in prison for gunning down the outlaw-turned-legislator who was idolized as a champion of the lower castes. Phoolan Devi roamed central India's desolate valleys i... #India #New Delhi

Aug 15, 2014

7 dead as battle erupts in Somali capital

(AP) -- Combat shook Mogadishu early Friday as government troops launched a dawn attack on a house belonging to a former warlord as part of a disarmament campaign. Seven people died in the violence. Explosions and gunfire were heard as troops battled... #India #New Delhi

Aug 14, 2014

Relatives of ferry victims hope for papal boost

(AP) -- The relatives of some of the more than 300 people killed in an April ferry sinking are hoping Pope Francis' visit to South Korea will provide both solace for their anger and grief -- and a boost in their struggle against the government. Most ... #Facebook #Park Geun-hye

Aug 12, 2014

Iraq crisis deepens; U.S. directly arms Kurds

Iraq's president snubbed incumbent Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki and picked another politician Monday to form the next government, setting up a fierce political power struggle even as the country battles extremists in the north and west. The showdow... #Washington, D.C. #Iraq #Baghdad #The Pentagon #Barack Obama #Nouri al-Maliki

Aug 14, 2014

Killer of Phoolan Devi, India's 'Bandit Queen', given life sentence

Sher Singh Rana imprisoned and fined for 2001 murder of lower-caste heroine seen as upper-caste revenge attack The upper-caste killer of India's "Bandit Queen" was sentenced on Thursday to life imprisonment for gunning down the outlaw-turned-politici... #Washington, D.C. #Iraq #Baghdad #The Pentagon #Barack Obama #Nouri al-Maliki