Thousands Form Human Chain Outside Japan Parliament Over US Military Base (PHOTOS, VIDEO)
Protesters demanding officials stop the controversial relocation of the US military’s Futenma base to Henoko, on Okinawa.
Putin Enacts Law Banning 'undesirable' NGOs
Authorities can ban foreign NGOs and go after their employees, who risk up to six years in prison…
by AFP

Syria says Islamic State executes hundreds in Palmyra
Site of some of the world’s most extensive and best preserved ancient Roman ruins…
by Mariam Karouny
Gay Ireland hails 'a new Republic' as same-sex marriage approved
Large majority in the traditionally Catholic country voted to allow same-sex marriage.
by Conor Humphries, Padraic Halpin

March against Monsanto: World rallies in protest
Campaigners are urging those who can’t attend one of the marches around the globe, to make their own protest by buying local organic food.
Clashes erupt as Brazil police retake huge squatter site
Police record 10 arrests during repossession of land 1,500 families set up makeshift huts.
by Benjamin Tanvener

Richard Haass: Depending on Iraqi Government Against ISIS Isn't Working
Says inaction will only result in ISIS continuing to gain territory.
by Sandy Fitzgerald
Chinese navy warns US spy plane in contested South China Sea
Escalation comes days after Beijing warned Washington that its determination to defend its territory was “unshakeable.”
by Tom Phillips

Saudi Arabia 'could buy Pakistani nuclear weapon'
Decision to purchase ‘off the shelf’ nuclear device has already been made, newspaper quotes US defence official as saying.
by Alexander Sehmer

World War III will start with Pentagon bombing of RT
Moscow would destroy CNN, which he considers the flag-bearer of pro-American propaganda.
by RT
Pope calls Palestinian leader ‘angel of peace’ during visit
Francis made the compliment during the traditional exchange of gifts.
by Associated Press

ISIS gains control of major Iraqi city
City not far from Baghdad.
by Hugh Naylor & Mustafa Salim
Obama vows to 'stand by' Gulf allies amid concern over Iran threat
“Iron-clad commitment to the security of our Gulf partners.”
by Reuters

How the Media Spins Story of Russian Soldiers In Ukraine
It is clear that facts matter little to some people.
by Alexander Mercouris
UN: France Must Do More to Stop Racism, Refugee Abuse
The agency criticized “territorial ghettos” in poor suburbs.
by ABC News