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Pew Research: African-Americans think race relations have worsened under Obama
African-Americans say relations between blacks and whites in the United States have gotten worse in the Obama era, according to a new a new Pew Research Center/USA Today poll.

27.08.2014 16:32

'Executions, amputations and lashings': ISIS commits war crimes in Syria, UN says
Both the Islamic State militants and the Syrian government have committed crimes against humanity during the civil war in Syria, a report by a special UN panel says.

27.08.2014 14:42

#FreeAndrew on front page: German Junge Welt joins campaign to free Russian journalist
German newspaper Junge Welt has declared it joins the international campaign to free the Russian journalist Andrey Stenin, who has been missing in Ukraine since August 5.

27.08.2014 14:56

Black TV producer on way to Emmys party mistaken for bank robber, handcuffed, held for six hours
An African-American film producer in Beverly Hills for an Emmy pre-party was handcuffed and detained for around six hours on Friday night as police believed he fit the description of a suspect in a nearby bank robbery.

27.08.2014 14:04

1,400 kids sexually abused in UK town, council turned blind eye over 'racism' fears
Children as young as 11 in the Yorkshire town of Rotherham were raped by multiple perpetrators, abducted, trafficked to other cities in England, beaten and intimidated, by groups of mainly Asian men from 1997 to 2013, a troubling new report claims.

27.08.2014 10:53

Detroit resumes water service shutoffs for cash-strapped residents
The City of Detroit has once again begun shutting off water service for residents who are months behind on their bills. The move comes as a 30-day moratorium on shut-offs ended on Monday.

27.08.2014 03:42

Leonardo DiCaprio, tar sands opponents call on Canada’s Prime Minister, Shell CEO in Ice Bucket Challenge
Actor Leonardo Di Caprio and other leaders of opposition against tar sands production in Alberta, Canada challenged some high-profile corporate and government players to take the Ice Bucket Challenge, a social-media-driven fundraiser for ALS research.

26.08.2014 16:00

Islamic State demands $6.6mn ransom for female American hostage
Islamic State militants are holding a third American hostage, a 26-year-old humanitarian worker kidnapped last year in Syria. The jihadist group is demanding a ransom of $6.6 million and the release of a Muslim woman from a US prison.

26.08.2014 15:18

Assange: Saint or sinner?
That is, after all, how the debate on the Australian transparency activist and founder of WikiLeaks has been framed for several years now.

26.08.2014 12:52

​‘It was a matter of time before something happened to set off the Ferguson riots’
We are talking about a predominantly black community that has been harassed and abused by a predominately white police forced for many, many years, Ted Rall, American political cartoonist, columnist and author, told RT.

26.08.2014 13:25

Most Russians see Ukrainian turmoil as civil war - poll
Almost 60 percent of Russians consider the current crisis in Ukraine a civil war, and the same share of those polled do not expect the strain in Russia-Ukraine relations to develop into a ‘hot’ military conflict.

26.08.2014 12:31

UK jihadists don’t warrant reactionary legal overhaul – former MI6 director
Britain should refrain from a reactionary legislative overhaul sparked by an unproven domestic threat of British militants fighting in Iraq and Syria, warns a former MI6 director of global counter-terrorism.

26.08.2014 09:19

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