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Foley's Killers Are 'Bloodthirsty,' Iraq President Says

Saturday, 23 August 2014 10:15
Respectfully, to the family of James Foley, We have received painfully the grievous news of killing the journalist James Foley, without believing that any human being could perform a bloodthirsty act like this. This crime is added to the many daily crimes that are done by the terrorists, and stresses on the necessity of boosting the freedom of journalists, guarding their rights to work, and securing the delivery of their news to the audience. This…
Who's Driving That Tanker? New Sailing Rules Emerge
Saturday, 23 August 2014 10:15
SEATTLE — A quarter-century after a drunk captain and his fatigued crew ran the Exxon Valdez onto a reef where it spilled 10.8 million gallons of crude oil into Alaska's Prince William Sound, new rules are taking shape to prevent a similar disaster in the rapidly opening Arctic Ocean. There, melting sea ice is opening a new frontier for cruise and cargo ships as well as prospectors for oil, gas, and hard rock minerals. A…
Abbas and Egypt urge new Gaza talks
Saturday, 23 August 2014 10:15
23 August 2014Last updated at 15:47 Share this pageDeliciousDiggFacebookredditStumbleUponTwitterEmailPrint At least 65 Gazans have been killed since the latest truce collapsed on Tuesday, Palestinian officials say Continue reading the main story Mid-East crisisCrippled infrastructureHuman costUnder fireGaza blockade Watch Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas has called on Israel and Hamas to attend fresh talks in Egypt.
Inverness hand weakened Celtic shock defeat
Saturday, 23 August 2014 10:06
Inverness (United Kingdom) (AFP) - Inverness Caledonian Thistle handed Celtic a shock 1-0 defeat in the Scottish Premiership on Saturday as the Hoops paid the price for fielding a weakened side at the Caledonian Stadium. With Tuesday's crucial Champions League play-off second leg against NK Maribor in mind Celtic made no fewer than 10 changes while Inverness stuck with the side that defeated Motherwell last week. However, the gamble failed to pay off as Eoghan…
Rosberg edges Hamilton for Belgian GP pole
Saturday, 23 August 2014 10:06
Spa (Belgium) (AFP) - World championship leader Nico Rosberg turned the screw to gain another advantage over his rival and Mercedes team-mate Lewis Hamilton on Saturday when he secured his fourth straight pole for Sunday’s Belgian Grand Prix. On a day of capricious and treacherous conditions at the majestic 7.004km Spa-Francorchamps circuit in the Ardennes forest, the 29-year-old German produced a meticulous performance that delivered an error-free and fastest lap to claim his seventh pole…
North Carolina film incentives chopped
Saturday, 23 August 2014 10:06
Dean Norris in "Under the Dome."CBS North Carolina legislators have ditched the state’s longtime film and TV incentives program amid a conservative push to cut back on such government support reports Variety. “We knew that this would be an uphill battle and we were cautiously optimistic,” said Johnny Griffin, director of the Wilmington (N.C) Regional Film Commission. “The problem was that a lot of legislators were philosophically opposed to any incentives, period.
Russian Deputy PM says no plans to ban McDonald's: Itar-Tass
Saturday, 23 August 2014 09:24
MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russian authorities are not planning to close the McDonald's chain in the country, Deputy Prime Minister Arkady Dvorkovich was quoted saying on Saturday, after inspectors visited a number of restaurants run by the fast-food company. "No one is talking about it at all (a ban on McDonald's in Russia)," Dvorkovich was quoted saying by Itar-Tass news agency, in what could be a reprieve for the food chain, which considers Russia as one…
Ukraine rebels bury the fallen -- story behind the lens
Saturday, 23 August 2014 09:17
Photojournalist Jonathan Alpeyrie took a series of images of pro-Russian rebels burying four fallen fighters in Ukraine, August 18. The rebels died fighting the Ukrainian army in the eastern Donetsk region.
Donetsk, Ukraine: Photos of a besieged Ukrainian city
Saturday, 23 August 2014 09:17
Children are taken into the cellar of an orphanage for shelter during intense shelling in Marynivka, Ukraine, on August 19. Photojournalist Jonathan Alpeyrie spent the day with locals, going in and out of bomb shelters as missiles were launched on the city.
F1: Nico Rosberg claims pole at Spa
Saturday, 23 August 2014 09:17
STORY HIGHLIGHTSMercedes Nico Rosberg fastest in qualifying for Belgium Grand PrixTeammate Lewis Hamilton second fastest; Sebastian Vettel third F1 drivers back in action after a four-week summer break (CNN) -- Let battle commence ... again. After a four-week summer break, it was business as usual for Mercedes' Nico Rosberg and Lewis Hamilton as they battled for supremacy in qualifying for the Belgium Grand Prix on Saturday. With eight races remaining in the 2014 Formula One…
 

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