U.N. seeks release of peacekeepers held by Syria rebels

Monday, 01 September 2014 04:45
Druze men watch from the Israeli-annexed Golan Heights side of the Quneitra border with Syria as smoke rises during fighting between forces loyal to Syrian President Bashar al-Assad and rebels over the control of the area on Wednesday, August 27.
Americans detained in North Korea speak to CNN
Monday, 01 September 2014 04:45
STORY HIGHLIGHTSKenneth Bae, Matthew Todd Miller and Jeffrey Edward Fowle speak out"My situation is very urgent," Miller saysA CNN crew was told it was going to meet a government officialInstead, the crew was taken to Pyongyang to meet with the three Americans Pyongyang, North Korea (CNN) -- Three Americans detained in North Korea spoke out about their conditions Monday in an exclusive interview with CNN. Kenneth Bae, Matthew Todd Miller and Jeffrey Edward Fowle met…
3 children killed in knife attack on Chinese school
Monday, 01 September 2014 04:45
Hong Kong (CNN) -- A man killed three people at a primary school in central China on Monday and then committed suicide by jumping off a building, state media reported. Six people were wounded in the attack at the school in Hubei province, the state-run news agency Xinhua reported, citing the local government. The short report didn't provide details on the nature of the attack or say whether any of the victims were children.
U.S. Rebukes Israel Over West Bank Land Appropriation
Monday, 01 September 2014 04:45
Israel announced a land appropriation in the occupied West Bank that an anti-settlement group termed the biggest in 30 years, drawing a U.S. rebuke. Some 988 acres in the Etzion Jewish settlement bloc near Bethlehem were declared "state land, on the instructions of the political echelon" by the military-run Civil Administration on Sunday. "We urge the government of Israel to reverse this decision,” a State Department official said in Washington, calling the move "counterproductive" to…
So Much for Summer: Millions Face 'Miserable' Labor Day
Monday, 01 September 2014 04:45
The worst weather on Monday was predicted to hit an area stretching from Lake Superior to Lake Erie, covering Chicago and Detroit, and running down as far as Oklahoma. The Weather Channel reported that this area was at risk from high winds, large hail and even tornadoes.
Euro zone factory growth slows in August amid Ukraine tension: PMI
Monday, 01 September 2014 03:46
By Jonathan Cable LONDON, (Reuters) - Euro zone manufacturing growth slowed slightly more than initially thought last month as new orders dwindled and factories suffered amid rising tensions in Ukraine, a business survey showed on Monday. Factories barely increased prices last month, and manufacturing activity in France fell at the fastest pace in 15 months, in disappointing news for the European Central Bank before Thursday's monetary policy-setting meeting. Markit's final August manufacturing Purchasing Managers' Index…
Prince William and Kate Middleton on a Romantic Date: 'Couple Couldn't Keep Their Hands off Each Other'
Monday, 01 September 2014 03:45
Prince William and Kate Middleton took a break from their official duties and enjoyed a quiet date as the couple dined in a local country house hotel last week. The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge "could not keep their hands off each other" during a romantic dinner, an eyewitness revealed. The royal couple left Prince George in the safe care of his nanny at Anmer Hall, their country home in Norfolk. According to the Express, …
Jennifer Lawrence, others targeted in nude photo hack
Monday, 01 September 2014 03:45
A rep for Jennifer Lawrence, who won an Academy Award in 2013 for her role in "Silver Linings Playbook," says photos of the actress posted online were stolen. STORY HIGHLIGHTSOnline posts purport to show nude photographs of actress Jennifer LawrenceHer publicist says anyone who publishes them will be prosecuted Other celebrities also report they were hacked
Best of Napa Valley wine
Monday, 01 September 2014 03:45
As well as offering the chance to taste 10 perfect wines (scoring 100 points according to Robert Parker) the Napa Valley Experience features a private party at Chappellet Winery overlooking the area.
TV Screens Go Blank as Protesters Seize Network's HQ
Monday, 01 September 2014 03:44
Pakistan's national PTV channel and its English-language PTV World service were taken off the air Monday after protesters stormed its headquarters in central Islamabad. “They have stormed the PTV office,'' a news anchor said just before the screen went blank. “PTV staff performing their journalistic duties are being beaten up.'' Earlier, protesters wielding sticks and throwing stones marched on government buildings in the capital Islamabad after weeks of demonstrations demanding Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif's resignation…

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