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Tuesday, March 24, 2015 - 9:15am
150 Feared Dead After Plane Crashes in French Alps
Developing story... A commercial airliner carrying approximately 150 people has crashed in the French Alps on Tuesday morning, the civil aviation authority in France has confirmed. According to officials, no survivors are expected. The plane, operated by Lufthansa's low-cost division Germanwing,...
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Friday, March 20, 2015 - 4:00pm
Yemen: Suicide Bomb Attack Kills 135 at Shiite Mosques
Suicide bomb attacks on two Shiite mosques in Yemen's capital on Friday killed at least 135 people and wounded 345, according to the TV station Al Masirah , which is run by Shiite Houthi rebels, who overtook the city in September. A medical source told Reuters the death toll was at least 126...
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Wednesday, March 18, 2015 - 9:00am
At Least 19 Dead After Attack In Tunisia's Capital
Update 1:45 PM EST: At least 19 people have been reported killed following an attack and three-hour hostage crisis at the popular National Bardo national museum in Tunisia's capital. Prime Minister Habib Essid said 17 of the people killed were foreigners. Two shooters have also been reportedly...
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Tuesday, March 17, 2015 - 4:15pm
Syria Shot Down US Drone: State Media
Syrian forces have allegedly shot down a U.S. drone in the country, according to reports from the state-run Syrian Arab News Agency on Tuesday. "Syrian air defense systems shot down U.S. UAV north of Lattakia Province," SANA said . The incident is being widely reported as the first such downing of...
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Monday, March 9, 2015 - 4:30pm
VIDEO: The War on ISIS, Iraqi Agency, and the Rising Role of Iran
In an interview with the Real News Network , professor, author, and activist Vijay Prashad examines the rising power of Iran and the declining influence of the United States in war-torn Iraq. "The Iraqis are, as it were, standing up," said Prashad. "I think an Iraqi could turn around now and say,...
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Saturday, March 7, 2015 - 1:15pm
Obama Delivers Speech to Mark 50th Anniversary of Civil Rights March in Selma
At ceremony commemorating the fiftieth anniversary of the historic civil rights march that began in Selma, Alabama on March 7, 1965, President Barack Obama delivered a speech on Saturday in which he celebrated the spirit and deeds of those who risked their lives facing down local police and state...
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Sunday, March 1, 2015 - 2:00pm
As Netanyahu Heads to DC, CodePink Tries to Shut Down AIPAC
As Israel’s prime minister, Benjamin Netanyahu , is crossing the Atlantic heading to Washington to deliver Tuesday's controversial speech to Congress on Iran, activists are spending Sunday trying to shut down the annual conference of the American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC). AIPAC has...
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Saturday, February 28, 2015 - 12:45pm
Wisconsinites Rally to Stop ‘Right-to-Work’ Bill
On Saturday, the Wisconsin AFL-CIO is rallying thousands of workers from around the state at the state capitol against the impending adoption of the law that would ban private sector workers from being required to join a union or pay dues.
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Friday, February 6, 2015 - 2:45pm
ISIS Claims US Hostage Killed During Jordanian Bombing Raid in Syria
Though unsubstantiated, the Islamic State (ISIS) claimed on Friday that a female U.S. hostage, named as Kayla Jean Mueller, was killed in during a bombing raid on Syrian targets by the Jordanian military. As the Guardian reports : A statement posted on a website sometimes used by Isis fighters and...
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Tuesday, February 3, 2015 - 4:15pm
Video Purportedly Shows Jordanian Pilot Burned Alive By ISIS
A video released Tuesday purportedly depicts a 26-year-old Jordanian pilot, First Lt. Moaz al-Kasasbeh, burned alive by the so-called Islamic State or ISIS. The 20-minute-long footage includes clips directly referencing Jordanian involvement in the ongoing U.S.-led military operations against ISIS...
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