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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 day in 1945, when Emperor Hirohito announced the surrender on the radio. [&hellip...

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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)...

UN: OK to use untested Ebola drugs in outbreak

August 13, 2014 • World NewsComments Off

The body of a man found in the street, suspected of dying from the ebola virus is covered and removed by health workers, in the capital city of Monrovia, Liberia, Tuesday, Aug. 12, 2014. The World Health Organization declared it’s ethical to use untested...

Iraq’s prime minister seems increasingly isolated

August 13, 2014 • World NewsComments Off

FILE – In this Wednesday, Feb. 27, 2013, file photo, Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki listens to a question during an interview with The Associated Press in Baghdad. On Tuesday, Aug. 12, 2014, al-Maliki ordered security forces not to intervene in...

Liberian doctors to get experimental Ebola drug

August 11, 2014 • World NewsComments Off

Workers have their temperature taken before entering the Freeport area, an important commercial port facility, Monrovia, Liberia, Monday, Aug. 11, 2014. Experts say fear and misunderstanding of Ebola have led many to ignore medical advice, fueling the...

Iraq crisis deepens; US directly arms Kurds

August 11, 2014 • World NewsComments Off

President Barack Obama arrives to speak about developments in Iraq, Monday, Aug. 11, 2014, from Chilmark, Mass., during his family vacation on the island of Martha’s Vineyard. Obama welcomed new leadership in Iraq as “a promising step...

US aids displaced Iraqis as airstrikes help Kurds

August 9, 2014 • World NewsComments Off

President Barack Obama speaks on the South Lawn of the White House in Washington, Saturday, Aug. 9, 2014, about ongoing situation in Iraq before his departure on Marine One for a vacation in Martha’s Vineyard. Obama announced late Thursday that he had...

Thousands from Iraq minority flee to Syria

August 9, 2014 • World NewsComments Off

Displaced Iraqi from the Yazidi community carry humanitarian aid at the camp of Bajid Kandala at Feeshkhabour town near the Syria-Iraq border, in Iraq Saturday, Aug. 9, 2014. The displacement of at least tens of thousands of Yazidis- Kurdish speakers of an...

Liberians demand that govt picks up Ebola bodies

August 9, 2014 • World NewsComments Off

A man, left rear, holds up his hands after he and others prayed about the deadly Ebola virus in the city of Monrovia, Liberia, Saturday, Aug. 9, 2014. Over the decades, Ebola cases have been confirmed in 10 African countries, including Congo where the disease...