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    Hotel Siege Ends in Mali; 12 Dead
    Aug08

    Hotel Siege Ends in Mali; 12 Dead

    BAMAKO (Reuters) – Malian security forces on Saturday stormed a hotel used by United Nations staff and freed four hostages held there by suspected Islamist militants during a nearly 24-hour siege in which 12 people died. The gunmen had seized the Byblos Hotel in the town of Sevare, around 600 km (400 miles) northeast of the west African...

    Food Destruction Causes Public Outcry in Russia
    Aug08

    Food Destruction Causes Public Outcry in Russia

    Hundreds of thousands of Russians have taken to the internet to voice their opposition to the government’s decision to destroy contraband food products, seized by Russian authorities under trade sanctions imposed on European importers. Russia officially began implementing its new policy of bulldozing the banned food imports on Thursday. The...

    Official: 4 rescued from Mali hotel; 9 killed in attack
    Aug08

    Official: 4 rescued from Mali hotel; 9 killed in attack

    BAMAKO, Mali (AP) — Special forces early Saturday rescued four people who hid in a hotel for nearly 24 hours after Islamic extremists stormed the building and launched a shootout that killed nine people plus three attackers, in a rare attack far from the jihadists’ northern strongholds, Mali’s defense ministry adviser said.The four...

    ‘Face of War’: Ukraine artist creates Putin portrait with bullet shells
    Aug08

    ‘Face of War’: Ukraine artist creates Putin portrait with bullet shells

    Kiev (AFP) – A young Ukrainian artist has captured global media attention by creating a striking portrait of Russian President Vladimir Putin out of 5,000 bullet shells collected in the separatist east.Daria Marchenko’s “The Face of War” — a remarkably realistic and politically tinged depiction of Putin in a dark...

    Ukrainian Artist Creates Putin Portrait With Spent Cartridges
    Aug08

    Ukrainian Artist Creates Putin Portrait With Spent Cartridges

    A Ukrainian artist has used 5,000 spent cartridge cases to create a portrait of Russian President Vladimir Putin, entitled “A Face of War.” …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    Hostages held in Mali hotel after jihadist attack kills 8
    Aug08

    Hostages held in Mali hotel after jihadist attack kills 8

    BAMAKO, Mali (AP) — Jihadists stormed a hotel hosting United Nations staff in central Mali on Friday, seizing hostages and killing at least five Malian soldiers and a U.N. contractor in one of the most brazen attacks in months, the government said.Officials said at least two militants were also killed in the fighting.Mali’s army continued...

    Russian TV Deserters Divulge Details On Kremlin’s Ukraine ‘Propaganda’
    Aug08

    Russian TV Deserters Divulge Details On Kremlin’s Ukraine ‘Propaganda’

    Former employees of Russia’s largest state media holding have divulged behind-the-scenes details about what they portray as a Kremlin propaganda campaign to deliberately mislead and inflame television audiences with news coverage of the Ukraine conflict. The Russian culture website Colta.ru this week published tell-all accounts by two...

    A Plague of Locusts
    Aug08

    A Plague of Locusts

    In the Biblical Book of Exodus, the eighth plague that Yahweh inflicts on Egypt is one of locusts: “They covered the surface of the soil till the ground was black with them. They devoured all the greenstuff in the land and all the fruit of the trees that the hail had left. No green was left on any tree or plant in the fields throughout the...

    Nuclear Fuel Bank Aims to Avoid Politics, Deter Proliferation
    Aug08

    Nuclear Fuel Bank Aims to Avoid Politics, Deter Proliferation

    An International Atomic Energy Agency nuclear fuel bank set to open August 27 in eastern Kazakhstan will be aimed at guarding against energy supply disruptions and discouraging countries from developing their own nuclear weapons technology. The agency’s fuel bank, its second, will hold up to 90 tons of low-enriched uranium for energy...

    Several foreigners held hostage, eight killed in Mali hotel attack
    Aug07

    Several foreigners held hostage, eight killed in Mali hotel attack

    Bamako (AFP) – A Ukrainian hostage managed to escape from the “four or five terrorists” who were still barricaded inside the hotel in Sevare, telling soldiers that he had been with three South Africans and a Russian when the shooting began.Three bodies were still lying next to a burned-out minibus at the entrance to the hotel, a...