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  • Gunman killed 2 N.Y. police officers before shooting himself
    2014-12-21 07:41:12 UTC
    New York - Two New York City police officers were parked in the Bedford-Stuyvesant neighborhood of Brooklyn when a gunman ambushed them, deputy chief Kim Royster told the New York Times. Both officers were shot in the head. The officers were rushe...

  • Imprisoned Kurdish journalist in Iran awarded human rights prize
    2014-12-17 06:26:01 UTC
    Toronto, Canada—Mohammad Seddigh Kaboudwand, an imprisoned Kurdish journalist in Iran has been awarded the 2014 Prize by the International Center for Human Rights (ICHR) for his contribution to human rights in his country. Ardeshir Zarezadeh, c...

  • Kobane: Kurdish forces started a major assault on ISIS
    2014-12-15 02:54:05 UTC
    Kobane (Kurdistan) – Kurdish Peshmerga forces and the People’s Protection Units (YPG) in Kobane captured seven important locations from the Islamic State (IS) in a joint major assault, a Peshmerga official told Rudaw. Meanwhile, YPG forces kil...

  • U.S. is not the leading economic power anymore
    2014-12-10 19:33:20 UTC
    The Chinese economy just overtook the United States economy to become the largest in the world. For the first time since Ulysses S. Grant was president, America is not the leading economic power on the planet. There’s no easy way to say this: USA ...

  • Shocking cases in CIA report reveal the extent of "brutal" interrogations
    2014-12-10 17:55:44 UTC
    <h3>US senators back release of CIA abuse details</h3> <strong>CIA torture report: Dianne Feinstein called its findings "shocking" and the CIA's behavior "in stark contrast to our values as a nation"</strong> A tremendous amount of the Senat...

  • Young entrepreneurial Kurds eager to bring Silicon Valley to Kurdistan
    2014-12-09 02:09:40 UTC
    KURDISTAN, ERBIL – How do you turn a concept into a successful business in Kurdistan? “There are so many ideas and so much energy here,” Jörgen Lindstöm, the Swedish ambassador to Iraq told the crowd at the swanky Divan hotel on Monday evening...

  • CIA torture report could pose risks to U.S. hostages
    2014-12-09 02:09:16 UTC
    Secretary of state John Kerry has asked Senator Dianne Feinstein to “consider” the timing of the expected release of a long-awaited report on the CIA’s harsh interrogation techniques. Kerry called Feinstein to discuss the broader implications o...

  • Stephanie Moseley and rapper husband Earl Hayes found dead in their home
    2014-12-09 02:03:21 UTC
    Stephanie Moseley, a US dancer and actress, has been found dead alongside her rapper husband Earl Hayes in their home in an apparent murder-suicide. The bodies of the pair were found dead in the bedroom of their highend Los Angeles apartment comp...

  • G’Day USA announced a new partnership with the Australian Academy of Cinema Television Arts (the AACTAs)
    2014-12-09 01:58:44 UTC
    The annual program, that aims at fostering deeper economic ties in the US, has just added a glamorous and much needed ‘star’ element to its schedule. This morning, at a Qantas hanger in Sydney’s Mascot airport, G’Day and actor Geoffrey Rush annou...

  • Leonardo DiCaprio heads home from Miami nightclub ‘with 20 women’
    2014-12-09 01:43:33 UTC
    MIAMI - The Wolf of Wall Street star was partying with a large group of friends at a club in Miami on Saturday night and reportedly left the venue with 20 women. An onlooker told the New York Daily News that Leo partied until the early hours of t...

  • Six men released from Guantanamo arrive in Uruguay
    2014-12-08 09:07:45 UTC
    The Pentagon identified the released detainees as Abu Wael Dhiab, Ali Husain Shaaban, Ahmed Adnan Ajuri, and Abdelahdi Faraj, from Syria; Mohammed Abdullah Taha Mattan, Palestinian; Adel bin Muhammad El Ouerghi, from Tunisia. A lawyer for 43-ye...

  • NY mayor refuses to endorse a U.S. grand jury decision
    2014-12-08 07:09:15 UTC
    New York mayor Bill de Blasio on Sunday refused to endorse a grand jury’s decision not to indict a police officer over the choking death of a man in the city last summer. De Blasio also doubled down on controversial comments he made about the risk...

  • On Staten Island, reactions to the death of Eric Garner split along racial lines
    2014-12-07 08:40:03 UTC
    Nowadays the cops keep their distance from the Tompkinsville beauty supplies store where Eric Garner died during his sidewalk arrest for selling “loosies” – single cigarettes – last July. Candles and hand-written notes on a battered fold-up met...

  • Mexico missing student identified among charred remains
    2014-12-07 08:31:05 UTC
    A family member of one of the students, Alexander Mora, confirmed that the remains identified were his. The relative said the family had received the information from a team of forensic experts. The students were allegedly seized by local po...

  • Powerful typhoon struck the eastern Philippines
    2014-12-07 08:25:41 UTC
    More than half a million people have fled coastal villages in the area, which was still recovering from Typhoon Haiyan last year. In Tacloban, where thousands were killed by Haiyan, roofs have been blown away and streets are flooded. But Hag...

  • Kurdish forces stop ISIS attack on three fronts in Kobane
    2014-12-07 08:25:02 UTC
    KOBANE — Islamist militants attacked the Kurdish forces in Kobane on three fronts Friday morning, a commander told Rudaw - a Kurdish media network-, and the Kurds responded with heavy fire, stopping the attack and killing several militants. “Th...

  • Washington Post reporter charged by Iran court
    2014-12-07 08:18:52 UTC
    A Washington Post reporter detained in Iran for months was formally charged on Saturday after a day-long proceeding in a Tehran courtroom, the newspaper reported. Jason Rezaian, the newspaper’s bureau chief in Tehran since 2012, appeared in cou...

  • US grand jury system 'broken'
    2014-12-04 21:45:34 UTC
    Civil rights leader Reverend Al Sharpton: We need to centralise and make clear that we want the justice department and the federal government to deal with the fact that the grand jury systems on a state level are broken and seem to lack the capaci...

  • EU parliament is poised to call for a break-up of Google
    2014-11-26 18:42:00 UTC
    MEPs are set to clash with the European commission over whether Google’s dominant search engine should be separated from the rest of the company. The parliament is poised to call for a break-up of Google in an attempt to drastically escalate Eu...

  • Fact check on immigration: OBAMA RIGHT - CRUZ WRONG
    2014-11-26 06:30:43 UTC
    President Obama and Texas Sen. Ted Cruz made seemingly conflicting statements about public opinion on the president's plan to address immigration issues in the U.S. Obama claimed that "most Americans support the types of reforms I've talked abo...

  • Immigration Enriches You and Me
    2014-11-22 20:36:40 UTC
    A BOOK, “The Christian Examiner,” warns that “ill-clad and destitute” immigrants are “repulsive to our habits and our tastes.” A former mayor of New York City cautions that they bring disease, “wretchedness and want” to America. And Harper’s We...

  • European parliament set to call for break-up of Google
    2014-11-22 06:04:39 UTC
    The European parliament is poised to call for a break-up of Google, in one of the most brazen assaults so far on the technology group's power. A draft motion seen by the Financial Times says that "unbundling of search engines from other commerc...

  • Obama New Steps to Fix the US Immigration System
    2014-11-21 02:25:35 UTC
    President Obama: "To those members of Congress who question my authority to make our immigration system work better, or question the wisdom of me acting where Congress has failed, I have one answer: Pass a bill." WASHINGTON — In an address ...

  • U.S. announced $3 Billion on World Climate Change Fund
    2014-11-14 21:57:30 UTC
    WASHINGTON — The White House announced the $3bn pledge on Friday, putting climate change firmly on the agenda of the G20 summit in Brisbane and injecting momentum into United Nations talks ahead of a key meeting in Lima this month. The $3bn is ...

  • Obama 'close to immigration action'
    2014-11-14 06:20:00 UTC
    WASHINGTON — In a letter to Obama released on Thursday, 116 House Democrats said it was clear Republican leaders would not pass legislation to enact comprehensive immigration reform. “By failing to do their job – and repeatedly interfering with y...