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  • Israel guard shoots Palestinian at Jordan border

    March 10, 2014 8:25 AM 20

    Photos of the day: March 7, 2014 The Israeli police and the military could not immediately confirm the reports of the Palestinian man’s death. Rosenfeld says it was unclear who exactly carried out the shooting, the soldier whose rifle the Palestinian tried to take away or another guard. Shooting incidents such as Monday’s at the Allenby crossing are rare on the West-Bank-Jordan

  • Taiwan Investigates Threat to Chinese Targets

    March 10, 2014 7:49 AM 19

    Taiwanese authorities tightened security at the island's airports as they investigated a threat of terrorist attacks in China, officials said Monday. Officials of Taiwan's Civil Aeronautics Administration, or CAA, stressed that they couldn't authenticate the threat, which they learned of Tuesday, and said it was most likely unrelated to the disappearance

  • China media: Missing Malaysian plane

    March 10, 2014 7:47 AM 31

    The fate of Malaysia Airlines flight MH370, which vanished from radar almost three days ago en route to Beijing from Kuala Lumpur, is dominating headlines. A commentary in the Beijing Times notes that Premier Li Keqiang said he was "very worried" over the missing plane and added that his government will continue to be a "strong shield" for people who are overseas

  • Syrian rebels free kidnapped nuns

    March 10, 2014 4:18 AM 17

    The fighters, including members of the al Qaida-linked Nusra Front, seized the nuns and three helpers from the Mar Takla convent when they overran the Christian village of Maaloula, north of Damascus, in December. The nuns, who are believed to be mostly Syrian and Lebanese, worked in the convent's orphanage. Their seizure raised fears in the minority

  • 50,000 Orthodox Jews swarm NYC streets to protest Israeli army's proposal to draft their young men

    March 9, 2014 11:12 PM 38

    Ten city blocks of Manhattan became a river of black Sunday as 50,000 dark-clad ultra-Orthodox Jews took to the streets to protest Israel's proposal to force their young boys into its army. The gathering took up a stretch of Water Street, with demonstrators standing behind police barricades amid tight security as they prayed in solidarity with their

  • Shock, sadness and anger (but still hopeful)

    March 9, 2014 10:31 PM 92

    Sunday, March 09, 2014   by: Darren Taylor Two well-known local figures of Sault Ste. Marie’s Ukrainian community have shared their thoughts with in regards to the ongoing, disturbing (and deadly) social, political and military developments involving Ukraine. St. Mary’s Ukrainian Catholic Church Pastor Jerry Lazoryk (pictured) is an ethnic

  • Missing Malaysian jet may have disintegrated in mid-air – source

    March 9, 2014 4:35 PM 27

    KUALA LUMPUR/PHU QUOC ISLAND, Vietnam (Reuters) – Officials investigating the disappearance of a Malaysia Airlines jetliner with 239 people on board suspect it may have disintegrated in mid-flight, a senior source said on Sunday, as Vietnam reported a possible sighting of wreckage from the plane. International police agency Interpol confirmed that at least

  • Freelance photographer from Toronto killed in Syria bomb attack, family says

    March 9, 2014 4:14 PM 29

    BEIRUT -- The sister of a Canadian freelance photographer says her brother was killed in the northern Syrian city of Aleppo. Justina Rosa Botelho says 29-year-old Ali Moustafa, of Toronto, was killed in a bomb attack Sunday. Botelho says she learned of his death after activists sent her a photograph of her brother's corpse. Botelho spoke to The Associated

  • Fire Dept.: 30-40 hurt as stage falls

    March 9, 2014 3:29 PM 22

    ANAHEIM, California (AP) — A stage at a Southern California high school collapsed during a student event and 30-40 people were rushed to hospitals with mainly minor injuries, authorities said. Police, firefighters and medics responded to a call shortly before 11 p.m. PST Saturday after the stage gave way at Servite High School, according to the Anaheim

  • U.S. veteran honored 70 yrs after saying "no thanks" to Purple Heart

    March 8, 2014 11:23 PM 23

    AUBURN, New York (Reuters) - An 89-year-old U.S. World War Two veteran who was wounded when his plane crashed in occupied France in 1944 received a Purple Heart medal on Saturday, an honor he declined 70 years ago. Richard Faulkner was a 19-year-old staff sergeant when the B-17 bomber in which he was flying on his first combat mission collided with an allied