Second night of rallies after Ferguson ruling

People protesting against the Ferguson jury decision took to the streets in some US cities for a second day, even as others were still cleaning up vandalism from the night before. Protesters on Tuesday disrupted traffic for several hours in central St Louis by blocking major intersections, an interstate highway[…]

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Israeli bus hits Palestinians in West Bank

One Palestinian has been killed and two others injured after they were run over by a bus with an Israeli number plate in the occupied West Bank, Al Jazeera’s correspondent reported. The incident took place on Tuesday evening near an Israeli military checkpoint at the entrance on the village of[…]

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Half of Syrian population in danger: UN

The United Nations has warned that about 50% of the Syrian population is in urgent need for humanitarian aid, calling on the Security Council to push for ending the conflict in the Middle Eastern country. “This is a conflict that is affecting every Syrian,” Valerie Amos, Under-Secretary-General for Coordination of[…]

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2 men charged with trying to support IS

One of two Minnesota men accused of planning to join the Islamic State group was stopped at an airport by FBI agents before traveling to the Middle East, but the other man slipped by authorities, according to a criminal complaint unsealed Tuesday. Abdullahi Yusuf, 18, was stopped at the Minneapolis[…]

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Essebsi leads presidential vote

The run-off battle in Tunisia’s first free presidential election gets underway Wednesday, after secular frontrunners Beji Caid Essebsi and incumbent Moncef Marzouki finished top in the first round. Political veteran Essebsi, 87, came out ahead in the first round vote at the weekend, securing 39.46 percent of votes cast, six percentage[…]

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Korkie not among freed hostages

Kidnapped South African Pierre Korkie was not among the hostages freed by Yemeni troops, the Gift of the Givers said on Tuesday. “We have received confirmation from credible sources that the hostage freed is not Pierre but an American citizen who is now already in the US Embassy,” Gift of[…]

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Worst Ferguson violence since August: US police

Violence that erupted in Ferguson after a US grand jury’s decision not to indict a white police officer in the death of an unarmed black teenager was the “worst” since August, when the unrest first started, police said on Tuesday. “What I’ve seen tonight is probably much worse than the[…]

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Yemen troops free al-Qaeda hostages

Yemeni security forces have freed seven Yemeni hostages and a foreigner in a raid in which seven al-Qaeda kidnappers were also killed, the country’s supreme security committee said. The committee did not disclose the nationality of the foreign hostage, but a Yemeni government source said he was a US military[…]

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Thousands line up to vote in Kashmir

Indian-administered Kashmir headed to the polls under tight security with Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s Hindu nationalist party eyeing power for the first time in the disputed Muslim-majority region. More than one million residents are eligible to vote on Monday in the first stage of staggered elections in the Himalayan region,[…]

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