LONDON – Dustin Brown is taking the world by storm after he stunned tenth seed Rafael Nadal at Wimbledon. Everyone wants to talk about him, including WABC in New York. However, they used the wrong photo. https://twitter.com/jon_wertheim/status/617283113392189440 Spot on #journalism
LONDON – HOLY. COW. World number one Serena Williams barely survives to advance to the fourth round of Wimbledon after she defeated Briton Heather Watson 6-2, 4-6, 7-5. She is one step closer to winning a calendar Grand Slam and
The American Center for Law and Justice (ACLJ) is reporting that Pastor Michael and Pastor Pete, two Sudanese Christian pastors, face the death penalty after a judge charged them with numerous offenses. Now it is up to the defense to prove their innocence.
LONDON – Richard Gasquet and Nick Kyrgios secured a spot in the fourth round with their hard fought victories over higher seed players. Stan Wawrinka and David Goffin also advanced in straight sets. Gasquet played a brilliant game against 11
The Islamic State (ISIS/ISIL/IS) published pictures of jihadists destroying ancient statues in Palmyra, Syria, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The terrorist group previously promised not to touch the historical landmarks.
The most troubling statistic found in a report by the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, published on the Islamic State’s (ISIS/ISIL) first anniversary, involves the treatment of children. The group believes ISIS murdered at least 74 children in the past year.
While the world concentrates on Syria and Iraq, the Islamic State (ISIS/ISIL) inches closer to Russia’s North Caucasus region. Militants in Dagestan, Chechnya, Ingushetia, and Kabardino-Balkaria declared allegiance to the terrorist group.
A semi-quiet Day 4 at Wimbledon ended with an explosion. Qualifier Dustin Brown, ranked 102 in the world, defeated tenth seed Rafael Nadal 7-5, 3-6, 6-4, 6-4.
The latest report from the United Nations on South Sudan states the armed forces raped and burned females alive. The world’s newest country is still in a civil war.
Day 3 at Wimbledon is the hottest day in the tournament’s history at 35C/95F. Officials prepped ice towels for the players and enforced the heat rule in place. But only women are allowed a break of 10 minutes between during the second and third sets.
Yazidi artist Ammar Salim, 31, uses his talent to show the world what the Yazidis suffer under the Islamic State (ISIS/ISIL/Daesh). His paintings tell the story of the Yazidi massacres. “I want to connect all that happened, to explain about the Yazidi genocide,” he explained to Rudaw.
Kei Nishikori, the fifth seed, withdrew from Wimbledon Wednesday morning due to a calf injury. It is the same injury he received in Halle, where he withdrew from the semifinals.
Armenian families who fled Kobane, Syria, do not plan to return home even though the Kurdish army successfully defeated the Islamic State (ISIS/ISIL). “There were only eight families left before the ISIL attack [in October 2014],” explained Agop Tomasyon. “All of these families left Kobane after the attack.”
Wimbledon, the world’s most prestigious tennis tournament, wins applause for many things, such as the play or the mouthwatering strawberries and cream. But nothing comes close to the grass at the All England Lawn Tennis Club.
The slump continues for Canadian Eugenie Bouchard.
Day 2 at Wimbledon did not disappoint even with the intense heat. While 28C/84F is not blazing hot to some it is for London. One visitor collapsed in Court 2 at the beginning of the match between Jo-Wilfried Tsonga and Gilles Muller, which turned into the most exciting match of the day.
UK Foreign Office Refuses to Issue Travel Warning to Tunisia After Muslim Gunman Commits Mass Murder
The United Kingdom Foreign Office refuses to issue a travel warning regarding Tunisia after a gunman slaughtered 39 people on a Tunisian beach over the weekend.
Boats from Italy, Spain, Ireland, and Britain rescued 2,900 migrants spread across 21 boats from Libya this weekend. This latest rescue means over 68,000 migrants arrived in Italy in the past six months.
Corporate chain Walmart has apologized after a store in Louisiana baked a cake bearing the Islamic State (ISIS/ISIL) flag following its refusal to bake a cake with a Confederate flag.
The Federal Supreme Court in the United Arab Emirates sentenced a local woman to death for murdering an American teacher in December. She stabbed Romanian-born Ibolya Ryan to death in the bathroom of an Abu Dhabi shopping mall.
The first gay Imam Daayiee Abdullah claims the Quran does not specifically mention punishment of homosexuals. His statement comes in light of crackdowns of gay pride rallies in Muslim countries. “Nowhere in the Quran does it say punish homosexuals,” he declared. “And historians have also never found any case of the Prophet Muhammad dealing with homosexuality.”
Day 1 of Wimbledon never fails to keep the world entertained. A few upsets, but the majority of the higher seeds advanced. The real drama occurred in the press room.
An explosion has killed Egyptian Prosecutor General Hisham Barakat and injured at least seven more people on Monday morning in Cairo.
Serena Williams survived a scare in the first round against world number 113 Margarita Gasparyan to advance to the second round, 6-4, 6-1.
LGBT Ukrainians living in the nation’s east, center of conflict between Ukraine and neighboring invader Russia, are being forced to flee from their previously tolerant homes in the aftermath of Russian takeovers of towns.