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Egypt jails Al Jazeera journalists, U.S. calls sentences ‘chilling’

(Reuters) – Three Al Jazeera journalists were jailed for seven years each by an Egyptian judge on Monday, in what Washington called “chilling, draconian sentences” that must be reversed. Cairo defended the journalists’ convictions – for aiding a “terrorist organisation” – and rejected the widespread condemnation as “interference in its internal affairs”. The three, who all denied the charge of working with the now banned Muslim Brotherhood, included Australian Peter Greste and Canadian-Egyptian national Mohamed […]

100 YEARS SINCE WORLD WAR ONE

In 2014 the world marks the 100th anniversary of the beginning of World War One, a global conflict which killed more than 16 million people and changed the nature of military conflict.

Presidential trip to Japan

Due to the invitation of the Japanese prime minister, President Aquino went to Japan and is set to meet with the prime ministering regarding support in the territorial dispute arbitration.