North Korea has fired three short-range missiles from its east coast. South Korean officials have been carefully monitoring the missile firings as tensions rise again in the Korean Peninsula. The missiles were fired on Saturday morning and afternoon in a north-east direction. Analysts have said the missiles were not as dangerous as the intermediate-range missiles which Pyongyang had ...
Violence has erupted in many areas of Iraq. On Saturday morning eight people, including a police officer, his wife and children, were killed by gunmen who also kidnapped ten security force personnel in the Rashid area, south of Baghdad. The gunmen first broke into the home of the local administrator, killing one of his guards. They then moved on to the nearby house of Captain Adnan ...
A federal judge in the US has given law agents permission to track people's mobile phones without a warrant. New York judge Gary Brown has ruled that law enforcement agents can conduct cell phone surveillance against people who forget to turn their phones off. In a written ruling, he said: "Given the ubiquity and celebrity of geo-location technologies, an individual has no legitimate ...
A top general has warned that Washington is facing a crisis due to the scandal of sexual assaults in the country's military. The Chairman of the US Joint Chiefs of Staff General Martin Dempsey has called for the Obama administration to heed his warning, saying the country is in danger of losing women soldiers. During the week, US President Barack Obama met with General Dempsey, Defense ...
Brazilian president Dilma Rousseff officially opened Brasilia's Mane Garrincha World Cup stadium. Despite controversy surrounding delays and cost overruns, Rousseff said the 71,000-seat venue was now the source of pride among Brazilians, reports Xinhua. "A year ago they said that we wouldn't build our stadiums, that they wouldn't be ready. But now we are seeing that the stadiums have been ...
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Despite everything that is good about Spartacus, in many people's minds it will forever remain the one film Stanley Kubrick made as a "gun for hire." Brought in by actor/executive producer Kirk Douglas after he fired the original director, Anthony Mann (El Cid), Kubrick came in when production was already well underway. He was responsible for helming the majority of the film, bu ... ...
An environment campaign to enhance international efforts to combat the smuggling of elephant ivory tusks is being undertaken by the Dubai Police General Command. The new campaign is part of an ongoing bid by Dubai authorities to clamp down on the illegal shipment of elephant tusks from Africa to the Far East. According to Gulf News daily, the police awareness campaign was launched in Dubai's ...
It was a violent day in Iraq Saturday with at least 11 people killed and 10 policemen kidnapped as hatred simmers between the ruling Shi'ite majority and the Sunni minority. Gunmen broke into the home of an anti-terrorism policeman in the Baghdad suburb of Rasheed, killing him, his wife, and two children. Another security officer was killed elsewhere in Rasheed. Police say gunmen killed ...
VATICAN CITY Pope Francis shared personal moments with 200,000 people on Saturday, telling them he sometimes nods off while praying at the end of a long day and that it "breaks my heartrdquo; that the death of a homeless person is not news. Francis, who has made straight talk and simplicity a hallmark of his papacy, made his unscripted comments in answers to questions by four people at ...
A top Pakistani politician has been shot and killed in Karachi. Police say Zahra Shahid Hussain was shot twice in the head Saturday during an attempted street robbery outside her home. She died on the way to the hospital. A spokesman for Hussain's Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf party, or PTI, calls her killing an act of terrorism. Hussain was a senior vice president of PTI, which ...
Observing the 18th year of disappearance of their spiritual leader, the 11th Panchen Lama Gedhun Cheoki Nyima, scores of exiled Tibetans participated in prayer meetings here on Friday to mark the International Tibet Solidarity Day. International Tibet Solidarity Day marks the anniversary of the disappearance of the 11th Panchen Lama, Gedhun Cheoki Nyima who went missing in 1995. Panchen Lama ...
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U.S. President Barack Obama says he is focusing on ways to help the American middle class make economic gains, to bring them in line with the economic recovery of big business.
Obama said in his weekly address Saturday that he has been visiting cities across the country that are doing "interesting and creative" things to "re-ignite the engine" of middle class economic growth and make sure American citizens' hard work leads to a decent living.
In Baltimore this week, he said he visited a factory that is creating jobs at home by exporting digging equipment abroad. He also visited participants in a program that is giving training and guidance for low-income people to find work.
Obama said with unemployment the lowest it has been since 2008, with the auto industry thriving and the energy sector booming, it is time to focus on creating more good, middle-class jobs. He said he will be visiting more American cities in the coming weeks to continue working on job creation, education and" building new ladders of opportunity" for American workers.
In the Republican Party address, Representative Andy Harris of the eastern state of Maryland says "red tape" in the president's health care law passed several years ago will drive up costs for Americans.
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