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Police come under 'heavy gunfire' in Ferguson, Missouri

Mon, 08/18/2014 - 18:24
Police came under “heavy gunfire” and 31 people were arrested, authorities said on Tuesday, in racial unrest in Ferguson, Missouri sparked by the fatal shooting of an unarmed black teenager by a white policeman 10 days ago.

Israel and Palestinians extend truce by 24 hours

Mon, 08/18/2014 - 16:38
Egypt late on Monday announced a 24-hour extension in talks between Israel and Hamas aimed at salvaging a long-term arrangement that would allow reconstruction of the Gaza Strip following a month-long war that has killed some 2,000 people.

Pope says legitimate for world ‘to stop’ IS in Iraq

Mon, 08/18/2014 - 14:03
Pope Francis said on Monday the international community would be justified in stopping Islamist militants in Iraq, but he said any action would need to be taken under the auspices of the UN.

Muslim engineer banned from French nuclear sites

Mon, 08/18/2014 - 13:52
A Muslim engineer working for a firm subcontracted by French energy giant EDF has been banned from accessing French nuclear sites where he normally works, a move his lawyer says is “pure Islamophobia”.

Racism, riots and police violence: America under scrutiny

Mon, 08/18/2014 - 12:10
The family of Michael Brown is calling for the arrest of the police officer who shot him dead. Meanwhile, the actions of the police on the streets are being called into question, and the Missouri National Guard has been sent to Ferguson. How has this American story come to be? What are the factors that led to the shooting of an unarmed black teenager by an officer whose pledge was "to serve and protect"?

Police shot Ferguson teen six times: independent autopsy

Mon, 08/18/2014 - 11:06
The attorney for the family of an unarmed black teenager fatally shot by police said a private autopsy confirms witness accounts that he was shot multiple times.

France orders thousands of body-mounted cameras for police

Mon, 08/18/2014 - 10:50
French police will soon be routinely equipped with body-mounted video cameras following a year-long experiment that has been judged a success by officers and police unions.

Video: Living under fire in Ukraine’s separatist east

Mon, 08/18/2014 - 10:03
As pro-Russian and Ukrainian troops step up the battle for the restive east, aid groups are warning of a humanitarian crisis, with a rocket striking a refugee truck Monday. FRANCE 24 visited an emergency shelter trying to help the local population.

Hundreds protest Israeli wedding of 'Jew with Muslim'

Mon, 08/18/2014 - 04:37
A bride who converted from Judaism to the Muslim faith and a Muslim groom were married on Sunday to cries of “Death to Arabs” as Israeli police held back about 200 angry protesters.

WikiLeaks' Assange says he will leave Ecuador embassy 'soon'

Mon, 08/18/2014 - 03:38
WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange, who has spent over two years inside Ecuador’s London embassy to avoid extradition to Sweden, said on Monday he planned to leave the building “soon”, without giving further details.

Exclusive: Kurdish forces fight to protect Yazidis fleeing IS

Mon, 08/18/2014 - 03:06
Kurdish guerrillas represent the last remaining hope for the Yazidi minority against jihadist forces storming northern Iraq. France 24 reports near Mount Sinjar, where refugees spoke of kidnappings and rape at the hands of the Islamists.

Gunmen lift €250,000 from Saudi prince in Paris heist

Mon, 08/18/2014 - 01:13
A Saudi prince’s motorcade was attacked in a commando-style operation on Sunday, with the thieves fleeing the scene with “sensitive” documents and a reported 250,000 euros worth of loot, according to French police.

England dominate Canada to claim Women's Rugby World Cup

Sun, 08/17/2014 - 23:39
A scorching try from centre Emily Scarratt helped England lift their first women's rugby World Cup title since 1994 in a 21-9 final victory over Canada on Sunday.

US National Guard deployed to restive Ferguson

Sun, 08/17/2014 - 23:33
Missouri Governor Jay Nixon ordered the National Guard on Monday to help restore peace to the St. Louis suburb of Ferguson, hours after police fired tear gas to disperse people protesting against the shooting of a black teenager by an officer.

US-backed Kurds retake Iraq’s largest dam from Islamists

Sun, 08/17/2014 - 23:06
Iraqi Kurdish fighters backed by US warplanes have retaken the country's largest dam from jihadists, Kurdish officials said, as the United States and Britain step up their military involvement.

Ukraine troops recapture key building in rebel stronghold

Sun, 08/17/2014 - 12:37
Ukrainian forces have raised their national flag over a police station in the city of Luhansk which was for months under rebel control, Kiev said on Sunday, in what could be a breakthrough in Ukraine’s efforts to crush pro-Moscow separatists.

US attorney orders federal autopsy in Missouri teen’s death

Sun, 08/17/2014 - 12:09
U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder on Sunday ordered a federal autopsy on the body of a black Missouri teenager whose fatal shooting by a white police officer has spurred a week of rancorous and sometimes violent protests in suburban St. Louis.

Haider al-Abadi: Is it mission impossible for Iraq’s new leader?

Sun, 08/17/2014 - 09:57
When Haider al-Abadi was nominated Iraq's next prime minister, a politician whispered, "May God help you". With a raging jihadist insurgency and a country split along sectarian lines, Abadi needs all the help he can get.

Rebels down Ukrainian warplane as military equipment ‘arrives from Russia’

Sun, 08/17/2014 - 05:53
Pro-Russian separatists shot down a Ukrainian warplane in eastern Ukraine overnight into Sunday, a military spokesman said, as Moscow denied rebel claims that it had sent military equipment across the border.

Police fire tear gas as Ferguson protesters defy curfew

Sun, 08/17/2014 - 03:13
Police in Ferguson, Missouri, said they fired smoke and tear gas early Sunday to disperse protesters, angry at the shooting of a black teenager by a white police officer, after they defied a midnight curfew announced the day before.