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2 hrs ago | The Daily Star

85 Syria troops killed in jihadist advance: activists

BEIRUT: At least 85 Syrian army troops were killed as the jihadist Islamic State of Iraq and Greater Syria advanced on a regime position in the northern province of Raqa, an activist group said Saturday.


6 hrs ago |

Activists: Syrian rebels shoot down helicopter

The Britain-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights says the helicopter was shot down with a missile over a poor area of town known as Camp Nairab.


6 hrs ago |

2 critics of Swaziland government sentenced

The sentencing Friday of lawyer Thulani Maseko and Bheki Makhubu, editor of Swaziland's The Nation magazine, drew criticism from Amnesty International and other human rights groups, which described the ruling as an attack on freedom of expression.


Related Topix: Swaziland, World News, Africa, Mswati Iii

6 hrs ago | News9 Oklahoma City

Activists: Syrian rebels shoot down helicopter

The Ohio State marching band is moving forward without its director; a day after he was fired they're performing with the Columbus Symphony in what's often considered the band's unofficial season kickoff.


Related Topix: Ohio State University, Family, Kids, Wichita, KS

9 hrs ago | The Age

Boats: the backdown

More than 157 asylum seekers will be transported to the Australian mainland. The first time any asylum seekers have done so this year.


Fri Jul 25, 2014

The Irrawaddy Newsmagazine

Mon Activist Wins Asian Women's Award

An ethnic Mon women's rights activist, Khin Khin Kyu, has won the N-Peace Award, given by the multi-country N-Peace Network in recognition of her efforts to advance the rights of ethnic minority women in Burma.


Related Topix: Burma, World News,

Phoenix New Times

ICE Removes Immigrant Detainees From Pinal County Sheriff Paul Babeu's Jail

U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement has removed its immigrant detainees from the Pinal County Jail, after the county and the federal government failed to come to an agreement over how much the county gets paid to house the detainees.


Related Topix: Prison

Burnt Orange Report

When Well-Meaning Activism Goes Horribly Wrong: Stop Patriarchy and the Texans Who Oppose Them

If you follow Texas reproductive justice activists online, chances are you've heard of Stop Patriarchy and their Abortion Freedom Ride .


Related Topix: US News, Liberal Political News

The Island Packet

PETA blasts chimps theater appearance at 'Planet of the Apes' in Myrtle Beach + video

PETA is calling supporters to action more than a week after two chimpanzees went to the movies for the premier of Dawn of the Planet of the Apes in Myrtle Beach.


Related Topix: Myrtle Beach, SC, Science Fiction TV, Entertainment, Television, Theater, Arts

Vancouver Sun

Don Cayo: Tax audits aimed at Harper government critics should worry all Canadians

B.C. residents generally find public campgrounds clean and secure, but when it comes to the reservation system and user fees, not everyone is a happy camper.


Related Topix: North America, Canada, World News, Opinion

Detroit News

PETA will pay water bills for 10 Detroiters willing to go vegan

An animal rights group is offering to pay outstanding water bills for 10 Detroit residents on the condition they become vegan for one month.


Related Topix: Life, Food, Detroit, OR, Vegan, Vegetarian, Animal Rights, Agriculture, Science

Thu Jul 24, 2014

Prince George Citizen


Rob McGuffin, of Windsor, Ontario, carries water jugs into St. Peter's Episcopal Church in Detroit, Thursday, July 24, 2014, for a water station being set up to help Detroit residents who need water.


Related Topix: Canada, Cambridge, MA

The Brad Blog

Israel Attacks UN Shelter at School Compound in Gaza, At Least 15 Killed, Scores Injured

Brad speaks with John Wellington Ennis, documentarian and activist, on his newest film and his decade-long fight for election integrity... "It took one hour and 57 minutes for the execution to be completed, and Wood was gasping for more than an hour and a half of that time"..."Wood, 55, gasped more than 600 times before he died"... Record wildfires ... (more)


Related Topix: U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Publishing, News Corporation, US Governors, Sam Brownback, US Politics, US News

Global Voices Online

Three Anti-World Cup Activists Accuse Brazil of Political...

Brazil traded a military dictatorship for democracy nearly 30 years ago, but some are accusing the country, fresh off hosting the World Cup, of creating political refugees all the same.


Related Topix: South America, World News, Brazil,

ABC 33/40

Fire season in West so far is below expectations

A condemned murderer took nearly two hours to die and gasped for about 90 minutes during an execution in Arizona that quickly rekindled the national debate on capital punishment in the U.S. For years, gay rights activists in Colorado repeatedly said it would only be a matter of time before they would be allowed to marry.


Related Topix: Natural Disasters, Wildfire, Fire, Death Penalty, US News, US Politics, US Senate, Ron Wyden, Democrat

The Fresno Bee

Jihadis attack besieged Syrian army base

The assault, which began shortly after midnight, came a week after Islamic State fighters captured a gas field in the central province of Homs, an attack that left more than 200 people dead.


WDAM-TV Hattiesburg

Iraq: 60 dead in attack on prisoner convoy

Detectives say Florida State University law school professor Daniel Markel was shot in the head - but won't say whether he was shot from the front or back.


Related Topix: Iraq, World News, Middle East, Florida State University,

Wed Jul 23, 2014

Free Republic

130 Environmental Groups Call For An End To Capitalism

Environmentalists have declared that global warming can't be stopped without ending the 'hegemonic capitalist system,' saying that cap-and-trade systems and conservation efforts are 'false solutions.'


Related Topix: Global Warming, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, US Politics, David Vitter, US News, US Senate, Republican

Inmate's drawn-out death shocks activists

An Arizona inmate took almost two hours to die by lethal injection on Wednesday and his lawyers said he "gasped and snorted" before succumbing in the latest botched execution to raise questions about the death penalty in the United States.


Related Topix: Prison, Death Penalty, State Prisons, US News, Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals

Seattle Post-Intelligencer

Day in Pictures

Firecracker man: In Colombo, an activist wrapped in firecrackers holds a lighter during a symbolic protest against the burning of hundreds, if not thousands, of Tamils during mob rioting on the island 31 years ago.


Related Topix: Entertainment