23 August 2014
US cites 'dangerous' Chinese jet intercept
AP | Aug 23, 2014, 06.25 AM IST
WASHINGTON: The Obama administration on Friday accused a Chinese fighter
jet of conducting a "dangerous intercept" of a US Navy surveillance and
reconnaissance aircraft off the coast of China in international airspace
the fourth such incident since March.
The Pentagon press secretary, Rear Adm John Kirby, said Washington
protested to the Chinese military through diplomatic channels, calling the
Kiev Accuses Russia of Invading Ukraine
Kiev has accused Russia of "invading" Ukraine after President Poroshenko
said a convoy of over 100 aid vehicles entered Ukrainian territory without
"Ukraine's President Petro Poroshenko has accused Russia of a "flagrant
violation of international law" after Russian humanitarian aid lorries
entered Ukraine without permission,"reports BBC News.
Kiev went on to suggest that the convoy could be part of a "planned
Hamas kills 18 alleged spies for Israel
Hamas militants grab Palestinians suspected of collaborating with Israel,
before executing them in Gaza City on Friday.
GAZA CITY: Gaza gunmen killed 18 alleged spies for Israel today, including
seven who were lined up behind a mosque and shot after midday prayers, in
response to Israel's deadly airstrikes against top Hamas leaders.
Two of those killed were women, according to the Palestinian Centre for
U.S. warns Russia about forcing convoy into Ukraine
WASHINGTON, Aug. 22 (Xinhua) - The White House warned Russia on Friday that
sending an aid convoy into eastern Ukraine without Kiev's approval would
incur "additional consequences," while Russia insisted that further delay
of Moscow's humanitarian mission would have been "unacceptable."
"Today, in violation of its previous commitments and international law,
Russian military vehicles painted to look like civilian trucks forced their
Shiite militiamen kill dozens of Iraqi Sunnis in mosque shooting
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BAGHDAD - Iraqi Shiite militiamen machine-gunned minority Sunni Muslims in
a village mosque on Friday, killing dozens just as Baghdad is trying to
build a cross-community government to fight Sunni militants whose rise has
alarmed Western powers.
A morgue official in Diyala province, north of Baghdad, said 68 people had
been killed in the sectarian attack on the Muslim day of prayer.