Thursday, 21 Aug, 2014
<a href=""><b>Davutoglou designated as AKP leader and new prime minister</b></a><p>Turkey’s ruling party has formally designated Foreign Minister Ahmet Davutoğlu to be the successor of Recep Tayyip Erdoğan as both prime minister and chairman of the Justice and Development Party (AKP), marking the start of a new era in Turkish political life.</p> <a href=""><b>‘I know ISIS butcher known as John the Jailer’ says French former hostage</b></a><p>French reporter Didier Francois (photo), said the gruesome film brought back painful memories of being chained up in the dark with James Foley and other ISIS hostages in Syria.</p> <a href=""><b>Israel calls up 10,000 reservists after killing top Hamas commanders (VIDEO)</b></a><p>The IDF has decided to mobilize 10,000 reservists, who will replace other reserve forces that are being sent home for rest after targeted assassinations of two Hamas military chiefs</p> <a href=""><b>One in four foreigners who have signed up for Islamic State is British</b></a><p>At least one in four of the estimated 2,000 foreigners fighting for ISIS in Syria and Iraq is British – and half of those are already back in the UK, it has emerged today.</p> <a href=""><b>Foley’s headsman one of gang of British jihadists known as ‘The Beatles’</b></a><p>Find Britain’s ‘Black Beatle’: Hunt for masked butcher identified as ‘John’ – a Londoner in gang of UK homegrown jihadis known as ‘The Beatles’</p> <a href=""><b>Stratfor: In Iraq, the US and Iran align against Islamic State jihadists</b></a><p>A leading US intelligence think tank, Stratfor, analyses the geopolitical context of dramatic developments in Syria, Iraq and the wider Middle East region, following the ascendancy of Islamic State jihadists.</p> <a href=""><b>25 masterpieces from Greece & Italy on display in Athens</b></a><p>Twenty-five masterpieces from Greece and Italy will be displayed at an art exhibition at the National Archaeological Museum in Athens starting next week.</p> <a href=""><b>Brutal summer for oil prices (important chart)</b></a><p>Oil is having a brutal summer despite unrest in some of the world’s top oil-producing countries.</p> <a href=""><b>Ferguson cop suspended for pointing gun at demonstrators (VIDEO)</b></a><p> A police officer who was part of the effort to keep peace during protests in Ferguson has been suspended for pointing a semi-automatic rifle at demonstrators, then cursing and threatening to kill one of them.</p> <a href=""><b>Pro-Russian separatists shoot down Ukrainian jet, hit two copters</b></a><p>Pro-Russian separatists struck two helicopters as well as a jet with portable air defense systems Wednesday in the Luhansk region of Ukraine.A source within the Ukrainian military confirmed the statement</p>
Photo of the Day
Star formation in the southern Milky Way
Two star-forming regions in the Milky Way shine, photo taken by a telescope in Chile.