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UPDATE 8-Pakistani protesters clash with police, soldiers secure state TV – Reuters

Posted: Monday, September 01, 2014

* Protests demanding PM resignation started in mid-August * How crisis unfolds depends on army’s actions * Protesters clash with police, advance on PM house (Adds more clashes, comment from defence minister) By Syed Raza Hassan and Maria Golovnina ISLAMABAD, Sept 1 (Reuters) – Pakistani soldiers and paramilitary forces secured the headquarters of the state television channel PTV in Islamabad on Monday after a crowd of anti-government protesters stormed the…

Federal Judge Blocks Abortion Law – WWNO

Posted: Monday, September 01, 2014

A federal judge has blocked a restrictive abortion law from taking effect in Louisiana. At issue is the requirement that doctors providing abortions to have admitting privileges at area hospitals. A restraining order now blocks the law requiring doctors performing abortions to have admitting privileges at hospitals within 30 miles of their clinics. Doctors involved in the case have applied for those privileges and are waiting for a decision. Attorneys…

Disruptive Hong Kong protests loom after China rules out democracy – Reuters

Posted: Monday, September 01, 2014

HONG KONG (Reuters) – Hong Kong police used pepper spray to disperse pro-democracy activists on Monday as the Asian financial center braces for a wave of disruptive protests against China’s decision to rule out full democracy. China’s National People’s Congress (NPC) Standing Committee set the stage for a political showdown on Sunday when it rejected democrats’ demands for the right to freely choose Hong Kong’s next leader in 2017, leading…

Palestinian Authority Rejects Israeli Land Claim in West Bank – Businessweek

Posted: Monday, September 01, 2014

Palestinians criticized Israel’s decision to appropriate about 1,000 acres of West Bank land, a move that one Israeli non-governmental organization said was “unprecedented in scope” since the 1980s. The Defense Ministry yesterday declared the area south of the West Bank city of Bethlehem state land, a designation that under Israeli law allows for settlement construction. The property is located in the Gush Etzion settlement bloc, which Israel has said it…

Ukraine soldiers battling Russian tanks at Lugansk: Kiev military – Zee News

Posted: Monday, September 01, 2014

Keiv: Ukrainian troops on Monday were battling a Russian tank contingent in the eastern city of Lugansk, Kiev said, accusing Moscow`s army units of moving into large cities in the region. “The battle between Ukrainian paratroopers and a reinforced tank battalion of the Russian armed forces is continuing with the goal of controlling the Lugansk airfield,” military spokesman Leonid Matyukhin wrote on his Facebook page. Ukraine`s Defence Minister Valeriy Geletey…

Protesters storm state TV station in Pakistan – Los Angeles Times

Posted: Monday, September 01, 2014

Anti-government protesters and Pakistani police have clashed once again as the demonstrators pushed into a sprawling government complex in the country’s capital in an effort to try to reach the prime minister’s official residence. Pakistani television showed images of the protesters and police clashing on Monday in Islamabad. The protesters could be seen hurling rocks at policemen. The protesters, who have camped for over two weeks near the complex, made…

A Timeline of Atlantic City’s Revel Casino Hotel – ABC News

Posted: Monday, September 01, 2014

A look at key moments in the history of Atlantic City’s Revel Casino Hotel: September 2007: Revel Entertainment and partner Morgan Stanley file plans for a new casino and 3,800 hotel rooms. It would be the first new casino in Atlantic City since the Borgata opened in 2003. July 31, 2008: A plane crash in Minnesota kills three executives of Revel Entertainment and its builder, Tishman Construction. Jan. 28, 2009:…

Israel to take over West Bank land – BBC News

Posted: Monday, September 01, 2014

1 September 2014 Last updated at 00:45 Local Israeli settlements said they hoped to build on the land Israel has announced plans to expropriate 400 hectares (988 acres) of Palestinian land in the West Bank. The decision to appropriate land south of Bethlehem is believed to be the largest seizure by Israel in 30 years. The military-run…

Iraqi forces, US strikes break ISIS siege on northern Shiite town – New York Daily News

Posted: Monday, September 01, 2014

JM LOPEZ/EPA Peshmerga fighters fire a cannon at Islamic State positions during heavy clashes in Duz-Khurmatu, Iraq, on Sunday. The Iraqi military retook control of the northern town of Amirli from ISIS militants, who had besieged it for nearly two months. Iraqi security forces and a coalition of militiamen on Sunday broke a six-week siege imposed by the Islamic State terror army on a northern Iraqi village,…

Hong Kong pro-democracy activists heckle China official day after vote ruling – Reuters

Posted: Monday, September 01, 2014

HONG KONG (Reuters) – Hong Kong pro-democracy activists heckled a senior Chinese official on Monday, shouting slogans and forcing him to temporarily abandon a speech explaining Beijing’s decision to rule out a fully democratic election in 2017. Li Fei, deputy secretary general of China’s National People’s Congress (NPC) Standing Committee, was speaking a day after Beijing rejected demands by pro-democracy activists for the right to freely choose the city’s next…

Federal judge suspends enforcement of new Louisiana abortion law – Los Angeles Times

Posted: Monday, September 01, 2014

Louisiana’s new antiabortion law can take effect Monday as scheduled, but provisions requiring doctors to have admitting privileges at nearby hospitals cannot be enforced against clinics and doctors who filed suit, a federal judge ruled Sunday night.  U.S. District Judge John W. deGravelles, a recent Obama appointee who sits in Baton Rouge, granted a temporary restraining order against state officials after three of Lousiana’s five abortion-performing clinics sued.  The plaintiffs…

5 killed in plane crash north of Denver – Fox News

Posted: Monday, September 01, 2014

Aug 31, 2014: Police and firefighters work on the scene where three people were killed and two others injured after an airplane crashed in a field northwest of the main runway at Erie Municipal Airport while coming in for a landing in Erie, Colo.AP ERIE, Colo. –  All five people aboard a small plane that crashed near an airport north of Denver have died, a spokesman for the National Transportation…

Israel proposes taking more West Bank land for Jewish settlers – Washington Post

Posted: Sunday, August 31, 2014

JERUSALEM — The Israeli government announced Sunday that it would appropriate almost 1,000 acres of land in the West Bank that could be used to build homes for Jewish settlers. The Israeli group Peace Now, which opposes expansion of Israeli settlements in the occupied West Bank, called it the largest land appropriation in 30 years. The Civil Administration, the Israeli military authority in the West Bank, said the decision was…

Hong Kong braces for protests as China rules out full democracy – Reuters

Posted: Sunday, August 31, 2014

BEIJING/HONG KONG (Reuters) – Pro-democracy activists vowed on Sunday to bring Hong Kong’s financial hub to a standstill after China’s parliament rejected their demands for the right to freely choose the former British colony’s next leader in 2017. The Standing Committee of the National People’s Congress (NPC) endorsed a framework to let only two or three candidates run in the 2017 leadership vote. All candidates must first obtain majority backing…

Iraq operations cost $7.5 million per day, says Pentagon (+video) – Christian Science Monitor

Posted: Sunday, August 31, 2014

WASHINGTON — US military operations in Iraq, including airstrikes and surveillance flights, have cost about $560 million since mid-June, the Pentagon said Friday. Rear Adm. John Kirby, the Pentagon press secretary, said the average daily cost has been $7.5 million. He said it began at a much lower rate in June and escalated after the airstrikes in northern Iraq began this month. After he spoke, the US Central Command announced four additional airstrikes, bringing the total…

Libyan armed faction takes over US Embassy annex in Tripoli – Reuters

Posted: Sunday, August 31, 2014

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Members of a Libyan militia have taken over an abandoned annex of the U.S. Embassy in Tripoli but have not broken into the main compound where the United States evacuated all of its staff last month, U.S. officials said on Sunday. A YouTube video showed the breach of the diplomatic facility by what was believed to be a militia group mostly from the northwestern city of Misrata….

49er Ray McDonald arrested on domestic violence charges – SFGate

Posted: Sunday, August 31, 2014

(08-31) 12:04 PDT — Niners defensive tackle Ray McDonald was released on bail Sunday after being arrested earlier in the morning on suspicion of felony domestic violence, San Jose police officials said. Officers were called around 2:45 a.m. to the 2500 block of Bentley Ridge Drive, a home in San Jose’s upscale Silver Creek neighborhood, said police spokeswoman Sgt. Heather Randol. After a brief investigation by police, McDonald, 29, was…

US Airstrikes Help Break Militants’ Siege of Northern Iraqi Town – New York Times

Posted: Sunday, August 31, 2014

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Hong Kong Group Vows Fight Over China `Puppet’ Poll Plan – Bloomberg

Posted: Sunday, August 31, 2014

Protest leaders in Hong Kong have vowed an era of civil disobedience that may bring chaos to the city as they accused China of betraying its promise to deliver greater democracy. The activist group Occupy Central With Love and Peace said the time for negotiation had passed and it will carry out its threat to stage a mass occupation of Hong Kong’s financial district, without specifying a date. China, which…

Pakistan PM still surrounded by protesters after deadly clashes – Reuters

Posted: Sunday, August 31, 2014

ISLAMABAD (Reuters) – Pakistani opposition leader Imran Khan called on more of his supporters to take to the streets on Sunday and stand up to security forces, after weeks of protests demanding Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif’s resignation turned violent. Peaceful anti-government demonstrations spilled over into deadly confrontation overnight after thousands of protesters tried to storm Sharif’s residence. Police responded with teargas and rubber bullets. At least three people were killed…

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