25 Oct

News and Analyses, A Foreign Perspective


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Turkish Kurds watch as smoke from fighting rises over the Syrian border town of Kobani

Isis may have used chemical weapon in Kobani

Doctor in besieged Syrian town reports arrival of patients with blisters, burning eyes and breathing difficulties after explosion


Students wait for family members in a nearby church after the shooting at Marysville-Pilchuck high school.

Students wait for family members in a nearby church after the shooting at Marysville-Pilchuck high school. Photograph: Jason Redmond/Reuters

Two dead after Washington high school shooting

At least four taken to hospital with gunshot wounds after student opened fire at Marysville-Pilchuck school


obama ebola hug

Obama gives a hug to Dallas nurse Nina Pham in the Oval Office of the White House on Friday. Photograph: Pool/Getty Images

Obama hugs Dallas nurse hours after she is declared free of Ebola

White House spokesman says president is seeking to reassure public about medical protocols in place to combat disease


Department of Defense

The US Department of Defense has announced the first casualty of the third US-Iraq war. Photograph: Vernon Young/US Department of Defense/EPA

First US military death announced since Isis offensive started in Iraq

24 Oct 2014: The first US service member has died in the third US-Iraq war, although not in combat, the Department of Defense says


Palestinian protests in Ramallah, West Bank

Palestinian protesters throw stones during clashes near the West Bank city of Ramallah. Photograph: Shadi Hatem/Apaimages/SIPA/Rex

Palestinian-American teenager killed during West Bank clashes with Israeli military

   Israeli military say soldiers ‘prevented an attack’ by opening fire on a Palestinian who was throwing firebombs at traffic


Libyans step on a carpet featuring Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi on February 25, 2011 in Benghazi, Libya. Gaddafi was killed in October 2011.

Libyans step on a carpet featuring Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi. Photograph: John Moore/Getty Images

MI6 whistleblower’s partner accuses intelligence agencies of ‘moral slide’

   Annie Machon, former partner of David Shayler, reflects on impact of Snowden revelations at Playful conference. By Jemima Kiss 



Gun crime 10min ago

Washington shooting: police investigate love triangle claims

Jaylen Fryberg may have shot female classmate in revenge for jilting him in favour of another boy

Washington state 7hr 39min ago

Two dead after student opens fire in Washington state school

One student killed and four injured after youth named as Jaylen Fryberg, 15, fired handgun in cafeteria before shooting himself

US news 38min ago

Police give timeline of Washington state high school shooting – video

Police give a timeline of the Washington state high school shooting that left two students dead

Iran 2hr 34min ago

Iran executes Reyhaneh Jabbari despite global appeals for retrial

Activists say designer killed man in self defence after he tried to sexually assault her, and confession came under duress

Al Jazerra

Missing students' classmates want Mexico governor 'behind bars'

Missing students’ classmates want Mexico governor ‘behind bars’

Classmates demand prison time for Guerrero governor, as the one month anniversary of student disappearances nears

Drug Cartels
Human Rights
The decline of journalism from Watergate to 'Dark Alliance'

The decline of journalism from Watergate to ‘Dark Alliance’

What if Ben Bradlee had overseen Gary Webb’s investigation into the CIA, Contras and crack cocaine?



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