London rioters resent media image of hooded teen thug

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LONDON (Reuters) – Residents of a London housing estate laughed at a televised plea by police for parents to call their children and help rein in the youths who looted and burned swathes of the city. A youth makes a rude gesture as he leaves Highbury Magistrates court where he […]

Marine from Bakersfield dies in Afghanistan

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The Associated Press Share E-Mail Print Text Size: tool name tool goes here 0 comments Similar stories: ” tooltipId=”mi_tt1″> Marine sergeant from Wilson killed in Afghanistan Marine sergeant from Wilson killed in Afghanistan Military officials say a Marine Corps sergeant from Wilson has been killed in Afghanistan. ” tooltipId=”mi_tt2″>…

Major protests erupt against Chile’s Pinera

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SANTIAGO (Reuters) – Protesters battled police in Chile’s capital on Tuesday in the latest unrest against deeply unpopular President Sebastian Pinera, possibly sidetracking his top priorities such as capital market reforms. Spearheaded by students demanding more affordable and improved education, tens of thousands of protesters marched in the streets of […]

Somali president vows to hunt down Islamist rebels

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DAR ES SALAAM (Reuters) – Somalia’s President Sheikh Sharif Ahmed promised on Wednesday to rid the country of the Islamist militants who are fighting to overthrow his administration and blocking food aid to millions of people facing starvation. Ahmed was speaking four days after al Shabaab pulled most of its […]

Navy SEALs, bin Laden and Violent Modernism and Mysticism

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Article by WorldNews.com Correspondent Dallas Darling. “Evil kills its perpetrators and oppression’s pastures are fatal.” -Osama bin Laden, “The Towers of Lebanon,” October 29, 2004. “A military helicopter crashed in Afghanistan killing 31 U.S. special operation troops, most of them from the elite Navy SEALs unit that killed al-Qaeda leader […]

Famine refugees facing rape threat

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Marauding gangs and criminals are attacking Somali famine refugees more frequently as they flee across the border to Kenyan camps, but Kenyan police say they do not have enough manpower to stop them. The lack of manpower underscores a larger problem for Kenya: officials say they are being overwhelmed by […]

US drone strike kills 20 militants in NW Pakistan

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RASOOL DAWAR Associated Press= PESHAWAR, Pakistan (AP) — Pakistani intelligence officials say 20 Islamist militants are now known to have been killed in an American missile attack close to the Afghan border. The officials said 16 of the dead were Afghan militants belonging to the Haqqani network, an insurgent faction […]

Experts respond: UK Riots and crowd psychology

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Wednesday, 10 August 2011, 4:40 pm Press Release: Science Media Centre As rioting continues in London and other UK cities, the public are left wondering how the mob mentality of a riot develops – and how authorities can effectively respond. Sparked by the death of a young man in North […]

Asian stock markets jump on Fed’s low rates pledge

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Michael Pistillo, right, works with a fellow specialist on the floor of… BANGKOK (AP) – Asian stock markets jumped Wednesday following a surge on Wall Street prompted by an unprecedented pledge from the U.S. Federal Reserve to keep interest rates super low for the next two years. Japan’s Nikkei 225 […]