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Russian aid convoy advances toward Ukraine

August 22, 2014 • World NewsComments (0)

About 60 trucks forming part of a Russian aid convoy are parked in a field about 7 kilometers (4 miles) from a border control point with Ukraine in the Russian town of Donetsk, Rostov-on-Don region, Russia, Thursday evening, Aug. 21, 2014. (AP Photo/Pavel Golovkin) KIEV, Ukraine (AP) — Fierce fighting raged in eastern Ukraine on [&hellip...

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Social media pushes back at militant propaganda

August 21, 2014 • World NewsComments (0)

FILE – In this Friday, May 27, 2011, file photo, journalist James Foley poses for a photo during an interview with The Associated Press, in Boston. A video by Islamic State militants that purports to show the killing of Foley by the militant group was...

Ukraine’s rebel capital seeks ersatz normality

August 20, 2014 • World NewsComments (0)

Local residents hold their papers to apply for benefit payments as they stand in line at the rebel headquarters in Donetsk, eastern Ukraine, Tuesday, Aug. 19, 2014. A crowd formed outside the rebel headquarters, once the Donetsk region administrative...

Ukraine: Dozens killed in shelling of convoy

August 19, 2014 • World NewsComments (0)

A Russian APC moves in a field in about 10 kilometers (6.2 miles) from the Russia-Ukrainian border control point at Russian town of Donetsk, Rostov-on-Don region, Monday, Aug. 18, 2014. (AP Photo/Pavel Golovkin) KIEV, Ukraine (AP) — Ukraine accused...

Ukraine says troops entered rebel-held city

August 18, 2014 • World NewsComments (0)

German Foreign Ministers Frank-Walter Steinmeier, left, talks to his French counterpart Laurent Fabius talk before a meeting with the Foreign Ministers of Ukraine and Russia at the Guesthouse of the Foreign Ministry Villa Borsig in Berlin, Sunday, August 17,...

Pakistan politician calls for civil disobedience

August 18, 2014 • World NewsComments (0)

Pakistani authorities place shipping containers to stop protesters from entering into the high security zone in Islamabad, Pakistan, Sunday, Aug. 17, 2014. Pakistan’s fiery anti-government cleric Tahir-ul-Qadri and Imran Khan led massive rallies in...

Islamic fighters kill scores of Yazidi men in Iraq

August 17, 2014 • World NewsComments (0)

Displaced Iraqis from the Yazidi community settle at the Qandil mountains near the Turkish border outside Zakho, 300 miles (475 kilometers) northwest of Baghdad, Iraq, Saturday, Aug. 16, 2014. Islamic extremists shot 80 Yazidi men to death in Iraq, lining...

China, S. Korea blast Japan’s war shrine visits

August 16, 2014 • World NewsComments Off

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe delivers his remarks during a memorial ceremony at Budokan Martial Arts Hall in Tokyo, Friday, Aug. 15, 2014. Abe visited Yasukuni in December, 2013, drawing widespread criticism. But Aug. 15 is a key date as it marks the...

Brazil: Presidential candidate dies in plane crash

August 14, 2014 • World NewsComments Off

Firefighters work at the crash site of a small plane that was carrying Brazilian presidential candidate Eduardo Campos and several campaign officials, in Santos, Brazil, Wednesday, Aug. 13, 2014. Campos died Wednesday when the small plane that was carrying...

UN says Iraq humanitarian crisis at highest level

August 14, 2014 • World NewsComments Off

Civilians inspect the site of a car bomb attack near a restaurant in the southeastern district of New Baghdad, Iraq, Wednesday, Aug. 13, 2014. A string of attacks in and around the capital killed more than a dozen and wounded dozens. (AP Photo/Karim Kadim)...