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China criticises Japan after Shinzo Abe honours war criminals as martyrs

China has urged Japan to “make a clean break with militarism” and build trust with its neighbours after it emerged that the prime minister, Shinzo Abe, had honoured more than 1,000 convicted war criminals as “martyrs” who laid the foundations for modern Japan.<p>Reports of the tribute, made in April …

47 UN peacekeepers 'abducted by al-Qaeda linked Syrian rebels'

Fears for the safety of UN peacekeepers reported missing during fighting on the Golan Heights involving Al-Nusra Front, an al-Qaeda linked group<p>Syrian militants have reportedly captured more than 40 United Nations peacekeepers during skirmishes on the Israeli border.<p>Forty-seven soldiers from the UN …

Middle East

Ebola spreads to Nigeria oil hub Port Harcourt

<b>Nigeria has confirmed its first Ebola death outside Lagos – a doctor in the oil hub of Port Harcourt.</b><p>His wife has been put under quarantine, while a further 70 people in the city are under surveillance.<p>Latest figures show more than 1,550 people have died of Ebola, with at least 3,000 confirmed …

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Israelis search Jerusalem forest for missing American student

JERUSALEM (Reuters) - Israeli police and volunteers found a body near a forest in Jerusalem on Thursday while searching for a 23-year-old American student who went missing last week, but said no formal identification had yet been made.<p>A flyer asking for help in the search for missing New Jersey …

Video shows Islamic State executes scores of Syrian soldiers | Reuters

BEIRUT (Reuters) - Islamic State fighters executed scores of Syrian soldiers captures when the militants seized an airbase in the province of Raqqa at the weekend, according to a video posted on You Tube on Thursday.<p>The video, confirmed as genuine by an Islamic State fighter, showed the bodies of …

US journalist Steven Sotloff's mother begs Isis for kidnapped son's return

The mother of an American journalist who is being held by Islamic State (Isis) militants made a plea for her son’s safe return to the group’s leader on Wednesday.<p>“I am sending this message to you, Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi al-Quraishi al-Hussaini, the caliph of the Islamic State. I am Shirley Sotloff. …

Ukraine's President Says That Russia Has Invaded Ukraine

This article is from the archive of our partner .<p>On Thursday, Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko accused Russia of invading Ukraine as troop …

A weakened Hamas clings on to the people's support in Gaza

Amid the glass, twisted metal and shattered concrete lie exercise books and exam papers. An entire wall appears to have been flung 100 metres across a lawn. To one side, someone has placed twisted metal shards – the remains of the Israeli missile which removed almost the entire front of the …

Teen allegedly beaten by Israeli police returns home to U.S.

The 15-year-old boy allegedly beaten by Israeli police early this month returned to his family in Florida late Wednesday.<p>Tariq Khdeir arrived at<p>TampaInternational Airport shortly before 11 p.m. to a cheering crowd of friends and family.<p>Tariq was arrested and beaten July 3 during a clash with …

Israel

We will kidnap soldiers if you invade, Hamas warns Israel

The number killed in Gaza passes 100 as troops and armour mass on the Israel side of the border<p>Hamas leaders issued a blunt warning to Israel against invading the Gaza Strip on Friday by promising that it would exploit any ground incursion to kidnap Israeli soldiers.<p>The threat came as Benjamin …

Palestinian unity government sworn in

Fatah and Hamas join forces under reconciliation deal but Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu warns world against rushing to embrace new government<p>President Mahmoud Abbas swore in a Palestinian unity government on Monday under a reconciliation deal with Hamas Islamists that led Israel to …

Gunmen kill nine in northeast Nigeria church attack | Reuters

MAIDUGURI/ABUJA (Reuters) - Gunmen opened fire on a church service in a remote village in northeastern Nigeria, killing nine people as worshippers fled into the bush, police and a witness said on Monday.<p>A member of the congregation said people jumped through windows to try to escape Sunday’s attack …

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Two Israelis among victims of shooting at Brussels Jewish Museum

An Israeli couple were among the victims of a shooting at the Jewish Museum in Brussels Saturday that killed three people and left one person critically injured.<p>Paul Hirschson, an Israeli Foreign Ministry spokesman, told the Associated Press Sunday that the victims were a couple in their 50s from …

Afghanistan presidential election to be settled at height of fighting season

Afghans face a dangerous trip to the polls in June for a second round of voting in their presidential election after no candidate claimed a clear majority in the first round.<p>The contest between two former ministers will be decided at the height of the summer fighting season, when Taliban fighters …

Travel agency evacuates Britons from Kenya in response to terrorism threat

A British travel agency is evacuating hundreds of tourists from Kenya after the Foreign Office warned against all but essential travel to parts of the country because of the threat from terrorists.<p>Holiday operator Thomson is said to be flying all of its customers back to the UK following advice …

Christian in Sudan sentenced to death for faith; 'I'm just praying,' husband says

Hours after a Sudanese court sentenced his pregnant wife to death when she refused to recant her Christian faith, her husband told CNN he feels helpless.<p>"I'm so frustrated. I don't know what to do," Daniel Wani told CNN on Thursday. "I'm just praying."<p>This week a Khartoum court convicted his wife, …

Moscow May Day parade lauds Putin as rebels seize more Ukraine buildings | Reuters

MOSCOW/DONETSK, Ukraine (Reuters) - Russia staged a huge May Day parade on Moscow’s Red Square for the first time since the Soviet era on Thursday, with workers holding banners proclaiming support for President Vladimir Putin after the seizure of territory from neighboring Ukraine.<p>Thousands of …

Awesome Dad Builds Backyard Roller Coaster for His Two Kids

Someone give this man an award! Father of two, Will Pemble should be named “DIY Dad of the Year” for his 180-foot long, 10-foot high fully functioning roller coaster that he built in his San Francisco backyard for his kids. After returning back home from a family trip to Six Flags Great Adventure …

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Assad Government Air Raid Kills Children in Syrian School

At least 18 people, 10 of them children, were killed when Syrian government bombs hit a school in the northern city of Aleppo on Wednesday, according to a Syrian rights group.<p>The Britain-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, which relies on a network of on-the-ground volunteers, said it had …

Middle East

Denmark bans Nigeria adoptions after raid on suspected baby factory

Children's minister halts all adoption from Nigeria with immediate effect following arrests of pregnant women in Lagos<p>Denmark has suspended adoptions from Nigeria less than a month after Lagos police arrested eight people at a suspected baby factory.<p>"I have decided to suspend all adoption from …

China destroys statues as 'anti-Christian' campaign widens

Chinese Catholics weep as statues depicting the Passion of Christ are removed or hidden from public view in what they say is reminiscent of the Cultural Revolution<p>Holy statues depicting Biblical scenes including Jesus’ crucifixion have been destroyed, removed or "hidden" by authorities in a city …

China

The Week in Photos March 29, 2014

It was a grim week, with gunshots in Kabul, riots in Cairo, protests in Madrid, a mudslide right here in the US. Plus, the grim realization of Flight …