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  • Flogging Molly, Celtic-punkers, returning to Sands Bethlehem Event Center; G Love show also set

    Flogging Molly, Celtic-punkers, returning to Sands Bethlehem Event Center; G Love show also set
    One of the music acts that drew a near-sellout crowd to Sands Bethlehem Event Center during its opening week in 2012 is scheduled to return. Celtic-punk band Flogging Molly, which drew a standing crowd of about 3,000 to the center for its last show,...
  • Russia says weapons from NATO states would abet war crimes in Ukraine

    MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russian Parliamentary Speaker Sergei Naryshkin said on Tuesday any deliveries of weapons from NATO countries to Kiev would be abetting war crimes being committed in eastern Ukraine. Earlier this month, a senior Ukrainian official...
  • Seoul reminds citizens of North Korea flag ban

    SEOUL (Reuters) - With the opening ceremony of the Incheon Asian Games just one week away, South Korea's government issued a stern reminder to its citizens on Friday that they are banned from carrying the North Korean flag. Seoul's Unification Ministry...
  • Thai junta tells rights group to 'get its facts straight'

    BANGKOK (Reuters) - Thailand's ruling junta urged Amnesty International to "get its facts straight" after the human rights group issued a scathing appraisal of 100 days under military rule.     The military had created a "climate of fear" since seizing...
  • Holder pledges to 'follow the facts' in civil rights probe of Ferguson shooting

    WASHINGTON Attorney General Eric Holder on Thursday formally opened a broad civil rights investigation into the Ferguson, Mo., Police Department, as well as a cooperative reform effort with the St. Louis County Police Department. The federal probe that...
  • Amnesty says evidence both sides committed war crimes in Ukraine

    MOSCOW (Reuters) - Amnesty International said on Wednesday it had documented evidence of war crimes by both sides in the conflict between Ukrainian forces and pro-Russian separatists in eastern Ukraine. The human rights group's secretary general, Salil...
  • Afghans back U.S. pact but worry it won't end violence

    Afghans back U.S. pact but worry it won't end violence
    At least one thing appears to be certain about Afghanistan’s long drawn-out presidential election: The winner will sign a bilateral security agreement with the United States. Both candidates, Ashraf Ghani and Abdullah Abdullah, have endorsed the...
  • William Saletan: ISIS atrocities run deep

    ISIS has released another beheading video. Two weeks ago, it posted a video of an ISIS fighter decapitating U.S. journalist James Foley. The new clip shows another reporter, Steven Sotloff, meeting the same end. A third video, released several days ago,...
  • Syria jihadists advance against regime forces in Quneitra

    BEIRUT Islamist rebels on Friday advanced against Syrian regime troops on the Syrian side of the Golan Heights near the Israeli border, a monitoring group said. Fighters from the al-Qaida-linked Nusra Front and Islamic Brigades seized two hills in the...
  • Amnesty International: Islamic State carrying out ethnic cleansing

    Amnesty International: Islamic State carrying out ethnic cleansing
    The militant group Islamic State, which has seized large areas of northern Iraq in recent months, has "carried out ethnic cleansing on a historic scale," according to a report released on Tuesday by the monitoring group Amnesty International. The 26-...
  • Helen Bamber dies at 89; tireless activist for torture victims

    Helen Bamber dies at 89; tireless activist for torture victims
    Helen Bamber's father read to her as a child in pre-war Britain, but there was nothing warm or comforting about the experience. He read passages from Hitler's anti-Semitic treatise "Mein Kampf" and articles by Hitler's chief propagandist, Joseph...
  • Press freedom under fire in Ferguson

      Press freedom under fire in Ferguson
    Journalists in Ferguson, Mo., don't face as many risks as our colleagues in Syria, but that's not much to brag about. Hardly anything compares to the dangers journalists face in Syria, where James Foley, a freelance photojournalist for GlobalPost and...