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Activists Say ISIS Releases 19 Syrian Christians

by The Huffington Post // March 1, 2015 // Updated 19:23 GMT // 0 Comments

The Islamic State group released at least 19 Christians on Sunday who were among the more than 220 people the militants took captive in northeastern Syria last week, activists and a local leader said.AHMAD AL-RUBAYE via Getty Images The news provided a modicum of relief to a Christian Assyrian community that has been devastated by […]

Exclusive: King Abdullah calls ISIS ‘outlaws’ of Islam

by CNN // March 1, 2015 // Updated 19:02 GMT // 0 Comments

Last December, ISIS captured Royal Jordanian Air Force pilot Moath al-Kasasbeh after his plane went down during airstrikes that were part of the United States-led coalition to defeat the group. For more than a month, al-Kasasbeh’s family, hailing from a high-ranking tribe considered especially loyal to Jordan’s royal family, implored ISIS to let him go. […]

Dear Chandrika: Conversations with my missing wife

by CNN // March 1, 2015 // Updated 17:30 GMT // 0 Comments

When will you be back? Your guess is as good as mine. For good. That is. What if I am gone for good? *** K.S. Narendran wrote these words, an inner dialogue with his wife of 25 years, Chandrika Sharma. She was one of 239 people aboard Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 when it disappeared a […]

Crowd Kills Teenage Girl Suspected To Be Suicide Bomber In Nigeria

by The Huffington Post // March 1, 2015 // Updated 17:23 GMT // 0 Comments

A crowd beat to death a teenage girl accused of planning to be a suicide bomber and then set her body ablaze Sunday, according to police and witnesses at a northeastern Nigerian market.Nigeria police patrol the city of Abuja, Nigeria, Saturday, Feb. 7, 2015. Civil rights groups staged a small protest Saturday against they proposed […]

Emails Suggest ‘Jihadi John’ Had Suicidal Thoughts

by The Huffington Post // March 1, 2015 // Updated 17:09 GMT // 0 Comments

Newly published emails suggest the man who became known as “Jihadi John” had suicidal thoughts before leaving Britain for Syria. –YouTube “His concerns seemed to border on paranoia,” Verkaik wrote. He described Emwazi as someone who was polite and understood how journalists worked.

Tens of Thousands March in Moscow to Honor Putin Critic

by The New York Times // March 1, 2015 // Updated 16:47 GMT // 0 Comments

MOSCOW — Tens of thousands of people representing a wide range of political parties and movements marched solemnly through central Moscow on Sunday to honor the opposition leader Boris Y. Nemtsov, many filing right past the Kremlin walls holding signs saying “I am not afraid.” – Go to Home Page »

Incredible Photos And Video Capture Moscow’s Massive March For Boris Nemtsov

by The Huffington Post // March 1, 2015 // Updated 15:47 GMT // 0 Comments

On Sunday, a procession of thousands marched to the Moscow bridge where prominent Russian opposition figure Boris Nemtsov was gunned down. Waving Russian flags and holding posters of the slain Kremlin critic, the mourners made their way through the capital streets while under the watch of a heavy police presence. – — Тот самый Мартин […]

Widow Of Murdered Spy Blames Russian Government For New Killing

by The Huffington Post // March 1, 2015 // Updated 13:57 GMT // 0 Comments

The widow of murdered Russian spy Alexander Litvinenko thinks the Russian government may have been involved in the murder of leading opposition figure Boris Nemtsov. Marina Litvinenko told BBC Radio on Sunday she thinks Nemtsov’s slaying Friday night in Moscow seems to have been the Russian government’s way of silencing critics of President Vladimir Putin, […]

Thousands March In Moscow To Mourn Slain Boris Nemtsov

by The Huffington Post // March 1, 2015 // Updated 13:14 GMT // 0 Comments

Thousands were converging Sunday in central Moscow to mourn veteran liberal politician Boris Nemtsov, whose killing on the streets of the capital has shaken Russia’s beleaguered opposition.People march in memory of opposition leader Boris Nemtsov, who was gunned down on Friday, Feb. 27, 2015, with portraits of him and words read ‘ he died for […]

Hong Kong Police Use Pepper Spray During Chaotic Shopping Protest

by The Huffington Post // March 1, 2015 // Updated 13:01 GMT // 0 Comments

Hong Kong police used pepper spray Sunday to break up scuffles between protesters demonstrating against mainland Chinese shoppers and villagers from a border town. –Police officers try to control the confrontation between activists demonstrating against mainland Chinese shoppers and local villagers at a suburban district of Yuen Long in Hong Kong, Sunday, March 1, 2015. […]

UN: Iraq Violence Kills At Least 1,100 In February

by The Huffington Post // March 1, 2015 // Updated 12:23 GMT // 0 Comments

The U.N. mission to Iraq said Sunday that violence claimed the lives of at least 1,100 Iraqis in February, including more than 600 civilians. The U.N. Assistance Mission in Iraq (UNAMI) said in a statement that 611 civilians were among 1,103 people killed last month, with the rest hailing from the security forces. It said […]

Documentary on Air Pollution Grips China

by The New York Times // March 1, 2015 // Updated 10:17 GMT // 0 Comments

“This was the PM 2.5 curve for Beijing in January 2013, when there were 25 days of smog in that one month,” explains Ms. Chai, a former Chinese television reporter, referring to a widely used gauge of air pollution. At that time, she continues, she did not pay much attention to the smog engulfing much […]

Chile’s President Meets With Teen Who Asked To Die

by The Huffington Post // March 1, 2015 // Updated 03:43 GMT // 0 Comments

Chile’s president went to a hospital Saturday to meet with a 14-year-old girl who shocked the country by going on YouTube to plead for the leader to let doctors euthanize her because she is tired of her struggle with cystic fibrosis. The government quickly said no after the video began spreading on social media Thursday. […]

Germans at the Crux of Crises, but Reluctantly

by The New York Times // March 1, 2015 // Updated 03:39 GMT // 0 Comments

BERLIN — Germany has become Europe’s indispensable nation, at the center of crises over Ukraine and Greece. But a country uncomfortable with leadership, often labeled a reluctant hegemon, has had a rocky month. Chancellor Angela Merkel sees the Russian threat, but has rejected a military option in Ukraine. (Axel Schmidt/Associated Press) The German chancellor, Angela […]

Venezuela’s Maduro Cracks Down On American Visitors

by The Huffington Post // February 28, 2015 // Updated 23:12 GMT // 0 Comments

(Refiled for wider distribution) CARACAS, Feb 28 (Reuters) – Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro said on Saturday his government had captured American citizens involved in “espionage activities,” and said U.S. citizens in the future will have to seek visas to come to the OPEC nation. Speaking during a rally, he said his government will prohibit some […]

Netanyahu Takes Campaign Against Iran Deal To Jerusalem Holy Site

by The Huffington Post // February 28, 2015 // Updated 22:11 GMT // 0 Comments

By Maayan Lubell JERUSALEM, Feb 28 (Reuters) – Israeli Prime Benjamin Netanyahu took his campaign against a nuclear deal with Iran to Jerusalem’s sacred Western Wall on Saturday, on the eve of his departure to Washington to address Congress on the issue. His rare pilgrimage to one of Judaism’s holiest sites was highly symbolic — […]

Fertile Ground for Militancy in Hometown of Jihadi John

by The New York Times // February 28, 2015 // Updated 21:47 GMT // 0 Comments

LONDON — When Mohammed Emwazi went to the mosque, a short walk north from Notting Hill and its millionaire mansions, he would sometimes run into another young Muslim from the housing projects in his neighborhood in northwest London, Bilal al-Berjawi. The area in London where Mohammed Emwazi, the Islamic State militant known as Jihadi John, […]

Nemtsov killing: A chilling historical parallel?

by CNN // February 28, 2015 // Updated 21:32 GMT // 0 Comments

In Moscow on February 27, 2015, a lone gunman killed Boris Nemtsov, a former deputy prime minister and a powerful and charismatic opposition leader who stood as an alternative to Vladimir Putin. In Leningrad on December 1, 1934, a lone gunman killed Sergey Kirov, a powerful Bolshevik who stood as an alternative to Josef Stalin. […]

Fear Envelops Russia After Killing of Putin Critic Boris Y. Nemtsov

by The New York Times // February 28, 2015 // Updated 21:23 GMT // 0 Comments

MOSCOW — About two weeks before he was shot and killed in the highest-profile political assassination in Russia in a decade, Boris Y. Nemtsov met with an old friend to discuss his latest research into what he said was dissembling and misdeeds in the Kremlin. People remembered opposition leader Boris Y. Nemtsov on Saturday with […]

U.S. Seeks To Deport Bosnians Over War Crimes

by The Huffington Post // February 28, 2015 // Updated 20:09 GMT // 0 Comments

Immigration officials are moving to deport at least 150 Bosnians living in the United States who they believe took part in war crimes and “ethnic cleansing” during the bitter conflict that raged in the former Yugoslavia in the 1990s.An elderly Bosnian Muslim man, survivor of the Srebrenica 1995 massacre, pays his respects at a relative’s […]

U.S. Seeks to Deport Bosnians Over War Crimes

by The New York Times // February 28, 2015 // Updated 19:12 GMT // 0 Comments

WASHINGTON — Immigration officials are moving to deport at least 150 Bosnians living in the United States who they believe took part in war crimes and “ethnic cleansing” during the bitter conflict that raged in the former Yugoslavia in the 1990s. Michael MacQueen, of Immigration and Customs Enforcement, with a tactical map of Bosnian Serb […]

‘Netanyahu Has Caused Israel The Most Strategic Damage On Iran’

by The Huffington Post // February 28, 2015 // Updated 18:24 GMT // 0 Comments

Meir Dagan feels a debt of gratitude towards Benjamin Netanyahu. “When I got sick,” Dagan told us on Wednesday, “I needed a liver for a transplant. Netanyahu stepped in to help me. I have no personal grudge against him; to the contrary.”Backdropped by Jerusalem’s Old City Ottoman walls, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu looks on […]

5 Killings That Show How Dangerous It Is To Be A Kremlin Critic

by The Huffington Post // February 28, 2015 // Updated 18:00 GMT // 0 Comments

MOSCOW (AP) — Prominent Russian opposition figure Boris Nemtsov’s killing follows the slaying over the past decade of several other high-profile critics of President Vladimir Putin and his policies. Here is a look at some of the best-known cases. 1. ANNA POLITKOVSKAYA Renowned journalist Anna Politkovskaya, 48, was fatally shot in the elevator of her […]

Restaurant In Hawaii Offers Fresh Start For Former Prostitutes, Convicts, Others Who Need A Hand

by The Huffington Post // February 28, 2015 // Updated 17:43 GMT // 0 Comments

When Mary Nelson started working at a restaurant in Honolulu last year, she hid in the back as a dishwasher. Despite her lively personality and quick humor, she was too intimidated to interact with the customers, so for the first six months of the job, she washed dishes. It was only the second job the […]

Restaurant In Hawaii Offers Fresh Start For Former Prostitutes, Convicts, Others Who Need A Hand

by The Huffington Post // February 28, 2015 // Updated 17:43 GMT // 0 Comments

When Mary Nelson started working at a restaurant in Honolulu last year, she hid in the back as a dishwasher. Despite her lively personality and quick humor, she was too intimidated to interact with the customers, so for the first six months of the job, she washed dishes. It was only the second job the […]

Touching Photo Series Captures Dying Pit Bull’s First And Last Time Seeing The Ocean

by The Huffington Post // February 28, 2015 // Updated 17:31 GMT // 0 Comments

When a photographer’s beloved pit bull got sick, she decided to take him on one last special trip so he could make a few more beautiful memories. Zhenia Bulawka spent almost a decade with her cherished rescue dog, Mr. Dukes. But after falling ill, her pit bull found himself in the last stages of Grade […]

ISIS to release 29 Assyrian Christians, monitoring group says

by CNN // February 28, 2015 // Updated 17:23 GMT // 0 Comments

ISIS captured at least 220 Assyrians, all Christians, on February 23 during an attack on the villages around the town of Tal Tamer in the northern Syrian province of al-Hasakah. – CNN’s Hamdi Alkhshali in Atlanta contributed to this report.

How Boko Haram Uses Female Suicide Bombers To Terrorize Nigeria

by The Huffington Post // February 28, 2015 // Updated 16:22 GMT // 0 Comments

Every week, The WorldPost asks an expert to shed light on a topic making headlines around the world. Today, we speak with Elizabeth Pearson about Boko Haram’s use of female suicide bombers.In this July 2014 file photo, people gather at the scene of a car bomb explosion at the central market in Maiduguri, Nigeria. (AP […]

Woman In Wheelchair Shovels The Snow And Blows Us Away

by The Huffington Post // February 28, 2015 // Updated 15:47 GMT // 0 Comments

The record snow in Massachusetts has met its match. From her motorized wheelchair, Crystal Evans of Braintree has shoveled snow for more than 100 hours since January, WCVB reported. Holding the shovel between her footrests, she becomes a human snowplow — and inspires others to pitch in. Volunteers joined her Sunday to clear out a […]

Russian Opposition Leaders See Kremlin Links To Nemtsov Slaying

by The Huffington Post // February 28, 2015 // Updated 15:46 GMT // 0 Comments

Russian opposition leaders on Saturday accused the Kremlin of being behind the death of a towering figure of post-Soviet politics, Boris Nemtsov, as they struggled to come to grips with the highest-profile assassination of President Vladimir Putin’s 15 years in power.Getty Read the whole story at The Washington Post

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