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Brazil mobilizes 157,000 cops and troops for World Cup security

Brazil said Friday it is mobilizing 157,000 soldiers and police to ensure security during the World Cup, which opens in 20 days against a backdrop of violent protests and strikes. The defense ministry said it would provide 57,000 navy, army and air force personnel for the event, including 21,000 who…

Watch: U.S. Marines tell Hannity to ‘f*ck off’

At “Occupy Wall Street” on Monday, two men in military colors who claimed to be Marines spoke to a cameraman with “The Other 99 Percent” and explained why they joined the protest. Along the way, both men gave arch-conservative Fox News opinion host Sean Hannity a piece of their minds.…

BBC says journalist attacked in Yemen protests

LONDON — A BBC journalist and his cameraman were deliberately attacked in Yemen Monday by government supporters while reporting on violent protests against President Ali Abdullah Saleh, the broadcaster said. Abdullah Ghorab, the BBC’s Arabic correspondent in Yemen, was left cut, bruised and with a bleeding nose in the incident…

Hamas has been working on a ‘crutch-a-pult’, Jon Stewart jokes

Israel insists that commandos had to intercept aid ships headed for Gaza because they could have been supplying weapons to Hamas. At least nine activists were killed in the raid. Israel said that they were forced to use live rounds because activists attacked them first. “The activists said they never…

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