October 20, 2014
#Turkey helping Kurdish fighters cross into #Kobani

#Turkey helping Kurdish fighters cross into #Kobani

In this image taken from a hilltop in Mursitpinar on the outskirts of Suruc at the Turkey-Syria border, Kurdish fighters walk to their positions in Kobani, Syria, Sunday, Oct. 19, 2014.In this image taken from a hilltop in Mursitpinar on the outskirts of Suruc at the Turkey-Syria border, Kurdish fighters walk to their positions in Kobani, Syria, Sunday, Oct. 19, 2014. Kobani, also known as Ayn Arab, and its surrounding areas, has been under assault by extremists of the Islamic State group since mid-September and is being defended by Kurdish fighters. (AP Photo/Levend Ali)

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October 20, 2014
Boy 15, Beaten and Burned Alive because of a stray goat! how the curse of caste still blights India #BurnedAlive

Boy 15, Beaten and Burned Alive because of a stray goat! how the curse of caste still blights India #BurnedAlive

Sai Ram, 15, burned alive because of a stray goat, was just one of 17,000 Dalits to fall victim to caste violence in the state of Bihar

Dalits at a ceremony honouring survivors of caste-based atrocities. Dalits in Bihar have long faced massacres and gang-rapes.Dalits at a ceremony honouring survivors of caste-based atrocities. Dalits in Bihar have long faced massacres and gang-rapes. Photo: Alessio Mamo/Redux/eyevine

Jason Burke in Delhi and Manoj Chaurasia in Patna

In another time, another place, Sai Ram might have…

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October 20, 2014
Hung parliament following the 2015 general election ‘would hurt economy’ | #UK #HungParliament #economy

Hung parliament following the 2015 general election ‘would hurt economy’ | #UK #HungParliament #economy

Item Club warns growth and business investment may be squeezed as businesses are nervous over political uncertainty.

The Item Club predicts that business investment growth will slow sharply next year, from 9% in 2014 to 5.8% in 2015.The Item Club predicts that business investment growth will slow sharply next year, from 9% in 2014 to 5.8% in 2015. Photograph: Paul Rapson/Alamy

Graeme Wearden reporting,

Britain’s economy could suffer a “huge uncertainty shock” if next year’s general electiondelivers a hung…

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October 20, 2014
#Germany blames pro-Russian rebels for #MH17 passenger plane crash

#Germany blames pro-Russian rebels for #MH17 passenger plane crash

An armed pro-Russia militant attempts to stop journalists from accessing the site of the crash of a Malaysia Airlines plane carrying 298 people from Amsterdam to Kuala Lumpur in Grabove, in rebel-held east Ukraine, on July 19, 2014An armed pro-Russia militant attempts to stop journalists from accessing the site of the crash of a Malaysia Airlines plane carrying 298 people from Amsterdam to Kuala Lumpur in Grabove, in rebel-held east Ukraine, on July 19, 2014 © AFP

Reuters.

BERLIN– Germany’s BND foreign intelligence agency has concluded that pro-Russian rebels are to blame for the downing of Malaysia Airline MH17 in Ukraine…

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October 20, 2014
#ISIS: Image of #Baby Girl Being ‘#Beheaded’ Emerges Out of Phones Recovered from Dead Jihadists

#ISIS: Image of #Baby Girl Being ‘#Beheaded’ Emerges Out of Phones Recovered from Dead Jihadists

ISISA shocking image has been recovered out of dead jihadists’ phone of a baby girl being beheaded by ISIS militants. Reuters.

Gopi Chandra Kharel reporting,

A shocking image has been recovered of a baby girl moments from being beheaded by the dreaded ISIS militants. The image was one of several other pictures that emerged out of phones retrieved from dead fanatics recovered by Kurdish soldiers in…

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October 18, 2014
Officials fear #Ebola’s on #AIDS path; some disagree

Officials fear #Ebola’s on #AIDS path; some disagree

ebolaFILE – In this Aug. 7, 2014 file photo provided by the Spanish Defense Ministry, aid workers and doctors transfer Miguel Pajares, a Spanish priest who was infected with the Ebola virus while working in Liberia, from a plane to an ambulance as he leaves the Torrejon de Ardoz military airbase, near Madrid, Spain. Comparisons between Ebola and AIDS have surfaced in mid-2014 as the Ebola outbreak…

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October 18, 2014
#Germany arrests 2 suspected Islamic State supporters #IslamicStategroup

The Associated Press.

BERLIN (AP) — German prosecutors say they’ve arrested two men suspected of supporting the Islamic State group and searched the homes of several others.

Federal prosecutors said the two were arrested Saturday in the western city of Aachen. They were identified only as Tunisian citizen Kamel Ben Yahia S. and Russian national Yusup G. because of German privacy rules.

The…

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October 18, 2014
#Taliban attack, kills 3 Afghan security troops

#Taliban attack, kills 3 Afghan security troops

Afghans look inside a civilian vehicle that was damaged in a roadside bombing, in Kabul, Afghanistan, Tuesday, Oct. 14, 2014. The Afghan interior ministry said that several Afghan civilians have been killed and wounded in the bomb blast in the western part of the country’s capital.Afghans look inside a civilian vehicle that was damaged in a roadside bombing, in Kabul, Afghanistan, Tuesday, Oct. 14, 2014. The Afghan interior ministry said that several Afghan civilians have been killed and wounded in the bomb blast in the western part of the country’s capital. (AP Photo/Massoud Hossaini)

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP)— An official says that at least three Afghan security force…

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October 18, 2014
Families of slain UK aid workers call for unity #UniteAgainstISIS

The Associated Press.

LONDON (AP) — Families of two British aid workers killed by the Islamic State group in Syria on Saturday urged people of all faiths to unite against the militants’ “hateful acts.”

In a letter published in the Guardian newspaper, Barbara Henning and Michael Haines urged everyone “to find a single act of unity — one simple gesture, one act, one moment — that draws people…

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October 18, 2014
#Lebanon pulled into war with #IslamicStategroup

Hamza Hommos, 55, father of Lebanese policeman Wael Hommos, who was kidnapped by Islamic State militants and the Nusra Front.In this Thursday, Oct. 16, 2014 photo, Hamza Hommos, 55, father of Lebanese policeman Wael Hommos, who was kidnapped by Islamic State militants and the Nusra Front, speaks during an interview with The Associated Press in front of his tent set up for their sit-in protest in downtown Beirut, Lebanon. With all eyes on the Islamic State group’s onslaught in Iraq and Syria, a less conspicuous but…

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