(Reuters) – An offensive by insurgents that threatens to dismember Iraq seemed to slow on Saturday after days of lightning advances as government forces regained some territory in counter-attacks, easing pressure on the Shi’ite-led government in Baghdad. As Iraqi officials spoke of wresting back the initiative against Sunni militants, neighboring Shi’ite Iran held out the prospect of working with its longtime U.S. arch-enemy to help restore security in Iraq. U.S. President Barack Obama said on Friday he was reviewing military options, short […]
United States President Barack Obama said that his government is looking at all options, including military action to help Iraq fight Islamist militants. [youtube id=”-KbighPNabQ”]
China denies Japanese accusations regarding the near miss incident between Chinese and Japanese military planes, with Beijing saying that it is the Japanese plane that flew abnormally close to a Chinese reconnaissance aircraft. [youtube id=”MxrMRuSQ784″]
The San Jose Council officials led by Mayor Chuck Reed commends the Iglesia ni Cristo for their 100 years. Don Orozco reports from San Jose. [youtube id=”uFzQ2VygUjk”]
[youtube id=”pnjeV3Pn1hg”] Japan protests against China after Beijing’s military jets approached a Japanese aircraft.
[youtube id=”Zjhh9NYUx6A”] Pro-democracy Hong Kong nationals reacted strongly against an official paper from Beijing saying that the city is under the full oversight of Beijing and is not totally autonomous.
[youtube id=”Uh9cA3g6Oxg”]Once again, the Department of Foreign Affairs is asking Filipinos in Libya to voluntarily repatriate as the political situation in the country continues to worsen. The Philippine government will shoulder the expense of the repatriation.
15 crew members of MV Sewol that sank last April face trial on charges ranging from homicide to negligence. [youtube id=”6mBeoZixBl4″]
What to do when you find yourself caught in a rip current. Ron Hamilton reports from Hawaii. [youtube id=”0yf-ppqir-c”]
More than 100,000 residents of the city of Mosul in Iraq evacuated when Islamist militants attacked, prompting the Iraqi prime minister to urge the parliament to declare a state of emergency. No Filipinos were reported affected by the evacuation. [youtube id=”yYVMi5kHmR0″]
(Reuters) — At least six people were killed in storms that swept Germany’s most populous state late on Monday, forcing Duesseldorf airport to shut down, with falling trees leaving some roads impassable. After a scorching hot three-day holiday weekend, thunderstorms, strong winds and heavy rain pounded the western state of North Rhine-Westphalia, causing Germany’s third-largest airport in Duesseldorf to close for about an hour. Three people were reported to have died in the state capital […]
(Reuters) – Fifteen crew members of a South Korean ferry that sank in April killing more than 300 people, most of them children, went on trial on Tuesday on charges ranging from negligence to homicide, with the shout going up of “murderer” as the captain entered the court. Captain Lee Joon-seok, 68, and three senior crew members were charged with homicide, facing a maximum sentence of death. Two were charged with fleeing and abandoning ship […]