Aug 20 2017 Anger Simmers in Philippines Over Duterte’s Drug War

Mourners at the funeral of a Philippine man who police shot dead protested his innocence on Sunday, the latest sign of rising anger over President Rodrigo Duterte’s bloody campaign to stamp out drugs.
More than 12,500 people, many small-time drug users and dealers, have been killed since Duterte took office in June 2016. Police say about [...]

 

Aug 20 2017 Anger Simmers in Philippines Over Duterte’s Drug War

Mourners at the funeral of a Philippine man who police shot dead protested his innocence on Sunday, the latest sign of rising anger over President Rodrigo Duterte’s bloody campaign to stamp out drugs.
More than 12,500 people, many small-time drug users and dealers, have been killed since Duterte took office in June 2016. Police say about [...]

 

Aug 20 2017 Sudanese Children of IS Militants Released in Libya

Four children from Sudan whose parents are believed to have been killed fighting for Islamic State in the Libyan city of Sirte last year were handed over to the Sudanese consul on Sunday for return to their country.
Sirte was a stronghold for Islamic State from 2015-2016, when Libyan forces backed by U.S. air strikes ousted [...]

 

Aug 20 2017 Sudanese Children of IS Militants Released in Libya

Four children from Sudan whose parents are believed to have been killed fighting for Islamic State in the Libyan city of Sirte last year were handed over to the Sudanese consul on Sunday for return to their country.
Sirte was a stronghold for Islamic State from 2015-2016, when Libyan forces backed by U.S. air strikes ousted [...]

 

Aug 20 2017 Stifled in Middle East, Lebanese Band Finds Audience in West

Lebanese band Mashrou’ Leila’s blend of indie rock and lyrics about social and political injustice has won a passionate following among fans seeking an alternative to Arab pop with its romantic themes.
But securing a firm footing in the Middle East has been difficult for the band. Jordanian authorities cancelled its concert in June, for the [...]

 

Aug 20 2017 Stifled in Middle East, Lebanese Band Finds Audience in West

Lebanese band Mashrou’ Leila’s blend of indie rock and lyrics about social and political injustice has won a passionate following among fans seeking an alternative to Arab pop with its romantic themes.
But securing a firm footing in the Middle East has been difficult for the band. Jordanian authorities cancelled its concert in June, for the [...]

 

Aug 20 2017 10 Missing After US Destroyer Collides with Tanker

Ten American sailors are reported missing and five injured after the U.S. Navy destroyer USS John S. McCain collided with a merchant ship east of Singapore, near the Strait of Malacca.
The U.S. 7th Fleet released a statement early Monday that the guided-missile destroyer collided with the Liberian-flagged Alnic MC at about 6:20 a.m. local time. [...]

 

Aug 20 2017 10 Missing After US Destroyer Collides with Tanker

Ten American sailors are reported missing and five injured after the U.S. Navy destroyer USS John S. McCain collided with a merchant ship east of Singapore, near the Strait of Malacca.
The U.S. 7th Fleet released a statement early Monday that the guided-missile destroyer collided with the Liberian-flagged Alnic MC at about 6:20 a.m. local time. [...]

 

Aug 20 2017 What’s in a Name? Virginia School Enters Confederate Symbols Battle

In the northern Virginia county where Confederate general Thomas “Stonewall” Jackson earned his famous moniker, a battle has begun to remove his name from the local high school where it appears in large white letters on the red brick facade.
Inspired by last weekend’s race-fueled violence in Charlottesville, a local official proposed renaming the school, extending [...]

 

Aug 20 2017 What’s in a Name? Virginia School Enters Confederate Symbols Battle

In the northern Virginia county where Confederate general Thomas “Stonewall” Jackson earned his famous moniker, a battle has begun to remove his name from the local high school where it appears in large white letters on the red brick facade.
Inspired by last weekend’s race-fueled violence in Charlottesville, a local official proposed renaming the school, extending [...]

 
 
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