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100 foreign fighters executed by ISIS for trying to quit - report
ISIS ‘military police’ executed 100 foreign fighters who attempted to quit and flee from the insurgents’ de-facto capital of Raqqa in northern Syria as frustration among militants has been growing, a UK newspaper reported citing a witness activist.

20.12.2014 19:14

Rallies staged in over 30 Spanish cities against tough new anti-protest law (PHOTOS)
More than 30 cities in Spain have expressed their anger over the so-called ‘gag’ legislation that criminalizes social protest and, demonstrators say, curbs the freedom of expression.

20.12.2014 13:56

Milwaukee protesters block interstate over police killings (PHOTOS)
At least 73 adults and one minor have been taken into custody by Milwaukee police for blocking interstate highway 43 while protesting the killing of an unarmed and mentally infirm black man by police officer earlier this year.

20.12.2014 09:59

Dick Cheney should be in prison, not on ‘Meet the Press’ - Greenwald
Journalist Glenn Greenwald said Dick Cheney is able to brag about the success of torture on weekend news shows because the Obama administration has decided to shield torturers rather than prosecute them.

20.12.2014 02:21

​Ferguson prosecutor says witnesses lied under oath to grand jury
Some witnesses obviously lied while testifying under oath to the Ferguson grand jury that ultimately declined to indict 18-year-old Michael Brown, said the St. Louis county prosecutor in charge of the case, Bob McCulloch.

20.12.2014 00:14

Afghan civilian casualties, injuries to reach 10,000 in 2014 – UN
Combined civilian casualties in Afghanistan will top 10,000 deaths and injuries this year, the UN has estimated, noting the highest civilian death toll on record and a nearly 20 percent increase compared to previous year.

20.12.2014 00:10

Personal data of 45,000 US federal workers at risk after KeyPoint breach
The computers of a company conducting background checks for the US government have been breached by hackers, putting the personal data of around 45,000 federal employees at risk of exposure.

19.12.2014 20:29

​Abortion debate in Ireland re-ignited as clinically dead pregnant woman kept on life support
Irish health authorities sought legal counsel Thursday night about whether a clinically dead pregnant woman, who had suffered catastrophic brain damage, should be kept on a life support machine to save her unborn baby.

19.12.2014 12:58

​Twitter should ban racist words – MP
Racist words should be banned from Twitter, says a UK Labour MP who was a victim of anti-Semitic abuse online.

19.12.2014 14:28

Farage defends UKIP activist’s racist, homophobic comments
Once again, UKIP leader Nigel Farage is unable to make it through a week without a slip of the tongue landing him in an unfortunate media quagmire. This time he has been attacked for defending a former party activist’s racist and homophobic slurs.

19.12.2014 15:52

3,000 migrants a month caught attempting to enter UK - govt
The number of illegal immigrants prevented from entering Britain has doubled over the last year to around 3,000 every month, Home Office data reveals. In the first four months of this year alone, 11,920 were stopped at Calais and British ports.

19.12.2014 12:12

​‘Time to wake up and start doing something’: How refugees live in Donbass
Over the past six months, the war has turned about 1 million people in Donbass into refugees, which is about a sixth of the entire population. Some went to other parts of Ukraine while others went to Russia.

19.12.2014 14:41