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Fears of violence shake Mexico schools

ACAPULCO, Mexico — Mexican schools appear increasingly vulnerable to the country’s drug violence, with five human heads dumped outside one school and threats of a grenade attack on another in the past week alone. From northern border areas to Acapulco, on the Pacific coast, to the port of Veracruz, on…

Hundreds attend funeral of executed Georgia inmate Troy Davis

WASHINGTON — Mourners gathered in Georgia on Saturday for the funeral of murder convict Troy Davis, saying his execution last month serves as a rallying cry for the movement to end capital punishment. Hundreds of people packed the Jonesville Baptist Church in the southern city of Savannah, where many wore…

Tucker Carlson and Greta Van Susteren have epic shouting match

It appears that neither Tucker Carlson or Fox News host Greta Van Susteren are willing to back down in their fight over a report Carlson posted on his website, The Daily Caller. Susteren had called Carlson a “pig” and accused him of promoting violence against women after he reported Mike…

Google suspends ad for book critical of atomic bomb cover-up

A book that delves into the cover-up a film documenting the horrors suffered by victims of the atomic bomb attacks on Hiroshima and Nagasaki has been deemed too violent for Google’s advertising program. Greg Mitchell’s new book, Atomic Cover-Up: Two U.S. Soldiers, Hiroshima & Nagasaki and The Greatest Movie Never…

Petraeus steps down in Afghanistan

General David Petraeus, the most celebrated military leader of his generation, stepped down as US commander in Afghanistan on Monday after a checkered year at the helm of what is America’s longest war. At a ceremony in Kabul, Petraeus passed the baton to John Allen, a former subordinate who made…

Israel ‘wounds seven’ in Gaza raid: Palestinians

GAZA CITY, Palestinian Territories — Seven people were wounded in Gaza on Sunday by what Palestinian medical sources said was an Israeli air strike, but Israel denied it had carried out any such raid. Adham Abu Selmiya, spokesman for the Hamas-run medical services in the Gaza Strip, said four children…

Israel bombs Gaza after rocket fire

Israeli jets bombed two sites in Gaza early on Wednesday, wounding one woman, after Palestinians fired three rockets into southern Israel, Israeli and Palestinian sources said. The Israeli military said its aircraft “targeted two weapons manufacturing sites in the northern Gaza Strip.” “Direct hits were confirmed and secondary explosions were…

US must do more to halt Mexico violence: UN official

The United States must do its part to halt weapons trafficking and drug use behind some of Mexico’s violence and insecurity, the top UN rights official said Friday. “I do call on the United States of America, indicated as the principal consumer of drugs and supplier of weapon of Mexico,…

Palestinians report dramatic rise in attacks by Jewish settlers

Attacks by Jewish settlers on Palestinian farmland and crops increased “dramatically” in June, a report released by the Palestinian Authority has shown. “Since the beginning of June, the settlers attacks escalated dramatically, especially against the land and the trees. In the first week of June, settlers burnt 350 trees Deir…

Political shootings leave 24 dead in Karachi

Pakistan’s leading human rights organisation on Wednesday accused the government of failing to stop political killings after officials said another night of violence left 24 people dead in Karachi. The Human Rights Commission of Pakistan (HRCP) says 1,300 killings have been reported in the country’s biggest city this year, 490…

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