Aug. 14, 2014
UN SIGNALS RED ALERT IN IRAQ
This came as U.S. troops and aid workers arrived on Mount Sinjar yesterday to help Yazidi refugees taking shelter. According to the Pentagon, the people were fewer in number and in better conditions than earlier thought, making a rescue mission unnecessary, The Washington Post reports.
GAZA TRUCE EXTENDED
A Wall Street Journal report says that Washington halted the transfer of Hellfire missiles Israel requested during the Gaza offensive. This apparently came after senior U.S. officials “were caught off guard last month when they learned that the Israeli military had been quietly securing supplies of ammunition from the Pentagon without their approval,” the newspaper writes.
POLICE BRUTALITY IN FERGUSON, MO.
RUSSIA RESUMES AID TO UKRAINE
POPE VISITS S. KOREA AMID MISSILE FIRE
BRAZILIAN CANDIDATE DIES IN PLANE CRASH
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