Britain threatens to storm Ecuador embassy to get Wikileaks’ Assange
QUITO/LONDON – The diplomatic standoff over WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange escalated on Wednesday (15/08/2012) after Britain threatened to raid Ecuador’s embassy in London if Quito did not hand over Assange, who has been taking refuge there for two months.
9 killed in militant attack on major Pakistan air base
KAMRA, Pakistan – Islamist militants armed with rocket-propelled grenades and automatic weapons fought their way into one of Pakistan’s largest air bases on Thursday (16/08/2012), the air force said, in a brazen challenge to the nuclear-armed country’s powerful military.
Russian Aeroflot flight lands in Iceland after bomb threat
MOSCOW – A passenger jet flying from New York to Moscow made an emergency landing in Iceland on Thursday (16/08/2012) after a caller claimed there was a bomb on board, a spokeswoman for Russian airline Aeroflot said.
Pussy Riot reveals rift in Russian Orthodox Church
MOSCOW – An anti-Kremlin protest by three women on the altar of Moscow’s main cathedral has united many Russian Orthodox believers in outrage, but their trial has exposed deep rifts over the Church’s role in politics.
Iran finds more bodies after quakes
Rescue workers in Iran on Tuesday (14/08/2012) recovered more bodies three days after two powerful earthquakes struck the northwest of the country, killing more than 300 people, but officials played down reports that casualty numbers may still sharply rise.
Vatican orders Pope’s butler to stand trial, charges second man
VATICAN CITY – The Vatican on Monday (13/08/2012) ordered Pope Benedict’s former butler to stand trial on charges of aggravated theft for leaking documents alleging widespread corruption and for the first time revealed a second man was accused of being involved in the case.
Israel media talk of imminent Iran war push
JERUSALEM – Israel’s prime minister and defence minister would like to attack Iran’s nuclear sites before the U.S. election in November but lack crucial support within their cabinet and military, an Israeli newspaper said on Friday (10/08/2012).
Afghan police kill three US soldiers in Helmand
LASHKAR GHAR, Afghanistan – An Afghan police commander and several of his men killed three U.S. soldiers in the southern province of Helmand, turning guns on them after inviting them to a dinner to discuss security, Afghan officials said on Friday (10/08/2012).
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