International  August 30, 2014
All Philippine UN peacekeepers in Golan now safe: military
Members of the United Nations Disengagement Observer Force (UNDOF) drive their armoured vehicles in the Israeli-annexed Golan Heights near the Quneitra crossing, the only border crossing between Israel and Syria, on August 30, 2014All 75 Filipino troops serving as UN peacekeepers in the Golan Heights are now safe after the last batch slipped away under cover of night from besieging Syrian rebels, a military spokesman said Sunday."Everyone is in a safe position. We left our (old) position but we brought all our arms," said Lieutenant Colonel Ramon Zagala.An initial group of 3...  Full Story
All Philippine UN peacekeepers in Golan now safe: military
All 75 Filipino troops serving as UN peacekeepers in the Golan Heights are now safe after the last batch slipped away under cover of night from besieging Syrian rebels, military spokesman said Sunday."Everyone is in a safe position. We left our (old) position but we brought all our arms," said Lieutenant Colonel Ramon Zagala....  Full Story
British brain tumour boy found in Spain: police
Image released by Hampshire Constabulary on August 29, 2014 shows five-year-old boy Ashya KingAshya King, the five-year-old British boy with a brain tumour who was taken from hospital without medical consent, has been found in Spain with his parents, who have been arrested, Spanish police said."Ashya King was found in a hotel 3 km from de Velez Malaga (southern Spain) and was admitted to a hospital," the National Police force wrote on its T...  Full Story
300 injured as police clash with protesters in Islamabad
Pakistani riot policemen take position during clashes with opposition supporters near the prime ministerAt least 300 people were wounded in clashes between police and protesters in Pakistan's capital Islamabad, hospital officials said Sunday, as a fortnight-long political impasse took a violent turn.The violence, which began late Saturday and continued early Sunday, erupted after around 25,000 people marched from parliament to the prime minister's ho...  Full Story
EU gives Russia new sanctions ultimatum
A Ukrainian loyalist fighter from the Azov Battalion stand guard on a hill on the outskirts of Mariupol on August 30, 2014European Union leaders on Sunday gave Russia a week to reverse course in Ukraine or face a new round of sanctions as Kiev warned it was on the brink of "full-scale war" with Moscow.Fears are growing that the confrontation on the EU's eastern borders could engulf the whole continent after Russia sent troops to back a new offensive by pro-Kremlin reb...  Full Story
Brazil poll favorite rows back on gay marriage
Marina Silva (C), presidential candidate for the Brazilian Socialist Party, walks in the Rocinha favela during her political campaign in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, on August 30, 2014Brazilian surprise package Marina Silva, whom polls suggest could oust incumbent Dilma Rousseff in October presidential elections, rowed back on liberal social policy Saturday after dropping a program reference to gay marriage.Silva, an ecologist and evangelical Christian who once served for the ruling Workers Party as environment minister, holds c...  Full Story
Rescued Nicaragua miners join hunt for missing comrades
Relatives, friends and fellow miners wait as rescuers try to reach a group of miners trapped in a gold mine in the community of El Comal, near Bonanza in northeastern Nicaragua, on August 29, 2014Twenty workers dramatically rescued from a collapsed Nicaraguan gold mine joined frantic efforts to find eight comrades still missing after the cave-in, officials said Saturday.The rescued men were hauled out of the unlicensed gold mine one-by-one late Friday after being buried in a collapse at the unlicensed pit a day earlier.After speaking with r...  Full Story
Poland's Tusk, Italy's Mogherini get EU top jobs
Polish Prime Minister Donald Tusk arrives on August 30, 2014 for a European Union summit at EU headquarters in BrusselsEuropean leaders Saturday named Polish Premier Donald Tusk the next EU president and Italian Foreign Minister Federica Mogherini to head its diplomatic service as the bloc faces a series of challenges topped by Ukraine.Tusk, who speaks only halting English and no French, is the first eastern European to hold such a senior post in the EU and is know...  Full Story
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