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Review: What you see is not always what you get in this week’s releases Special

This week’s releases include an upgraded scary classic; a new take on a comic book standard; a couple of movies that take unexpected paths; another chapter in a cutthroat saga; and an origin story no one knew they wanted.

Rohingya demand justice after UN probe calls for genocide prosecution

Dhaka - Rohingya leaders in Bangladesh on Tuesday challenged the United Nations to ensure Myanmar's generals stand trial after investigators called for top military commanders to be prosecuted for genocide against the minority.

No fast-track NATO membership for Georgia: Merkel

Tbili - German Chancellor Angela Merkel on Friday ruled out any fast-track NATO membership for Georgia, ten years after the alliance's leaders pledged the ex-Soviet nation would join the club.

US forces back Philippine troops in Islamist held city

Marawi - United States special forces are providing support to the Philippine military battling to dislodge Islamist militants in a southern city, the US embassy said Saturday, as 13 Filipino marines were killed in fresh fighting.

US forces back Philippine troops in Islamist held city

Marawi - United States special forces are providing support to the Philippine military battling to dislodge Islamist militants in a southern city, the US embassy said Saturday, as 13 Filipino marines were killed in fresh fighting.

Last protesters surrender at Oregon wildlife refuge

Burns - The last four protesters occupying a national wildlife refuge in Oregon surrendered without a shot Thursday, ending a 41-day occupation that attracted national attention but did not spark outrage over federal land policies that militants hoped for.

Pride and obscurity: The historic crew of Vietnam's 'Tank 390'

Hanoi - When Tank 390 crashed through the gates of Saigon's presidential palace 40 years ago, it heralded the end of Vietnam's war. But the men who manned it have since lived in obscurity, poor yet forever bonded by the history they created.

Man lists 'drug dealer' as his occupation on arrest report

West Palm Beach - On Tuesday a man in West Palm Beach, Florida, was arrested and on an arrest report he listed his occupation as "drug dealer."

Op-Ed: Israel's escalating offensive and child victims of the occupation

Israel has launched an open-ended and escalating offensive against the Hamas-ruled Gaza Strip. Air strikes and naval gunfire hit 50 sites overnight while Israeli troops have been mobilized along the Gaza border.

Philippine leader likens China's rulers to Hitler

Manila - Philippine President Benigno Aquino has warned China's efforts to claim disputed territories are like Nazi Germany's before World War II, drawing a fierce Chinese response on Wednesday branding him ignorant and amateurish.

Israel demolishes 4 Palestinian homes in the West Bank

Four Palestinian homes housing 40 people were demolished by Israeli bulldozers under the order of the Israeli Defence Forces.

Walking through history: The many incarnations of ancient Aptera Special

A lesser known archeology site on the island of Crete is Ancient Aptera, a town with a long history. The site features a Greek theater and temples, Roman cisterns and bathhouses, a Turkish castle and a Christian monastery: Cretan history all in one place.

Gaza runners barred from Bethlehem marathon by Israel

Bethlehem - Runners from Gaza hoping to have taken part at a marathon in Bethlehem were denied permission by Israel to travel into the West Bank.

Canadian study suggests occupational risks for breast cancer

Researchers have been trying to understand what factors increase a woman’s chance of developing breast cancer. A Canadian study suggests there may be occupational contributors to the disease.

Op-Ed: The correct narrative For the Israeli-Palestinian conflict

Gaza - Throughout the latest bout of violence between the Israelis and the Palestinians, a narrative has been put forward by the Israelis, a narrative backed and supported by several western governments.

Video: Chris Hedges on the Israeli assault on Gaza in 2009

Gaza - While this video was made in 2009, the content is still very relevant today. Chris Hedges makes a very moving speech about the attack on Gaza by the Israeli military and the implications of this attack.

Video: Veteran's rally for Bradley Manning in Oakland (update)

Oakland - A rally and occupation action for accused whistleblower Bradley Manning was held at President Obama's campaign headquarters in Oakland and Portland on August 16. 12 people were arrested. Updated with photos.

Op-Ed: Although police have moved in, 'Occupy' still has a job to do

The long-awaited showdown between police and 'Occupy Wall Street' protesters has indeed been ugly at points, but continues to proceed in a relatively civil manner. Many now question whether the movement can survive following widespread eviction notices.

Palestinians reject Netanyahu's peace parameters on territories

After Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu addressed the US Congress on Tuesday, Palestinians broadly rejected his assertion that Israel needs to retain key territories seen as vital to the potential Palestinian state.

Saudi Arabian troops cross over into Bahrain

Manama - In an attempt at stopping unrest in Bahrain, troops from Saudi Arabia were deployed into Bahrain on Monday, along with police officers from the United Arab Emirates, a move that opposition groups in the island nation call an “occupation.”

Op-Ed: Obama gives to the defense, Iraq’s most vulnerable remain abused

Washington - As a US defense budget continues reaping the rewards of politicians in love with the sound of war drums, a new Human Rights Watch report gives a brutal look at the reality of American tax dollars used to help promote torture, rape and murder in Iraq.

Report: Iraqi human rights abuse is 'commonplace' - Part I

New York - A new report on human rights obligations in war-ravaged Iraq shows commonplace abuses eight years after the US-led occupation began, notably among the country’s most vulnerable, including women, detainees and those exposing corruption.

Op-Ed: The Catholic Synod statement on Israeli settlements

New York - Pope Benedict XVI convened the first Special Assembly for the Middle East of the Synod of Bishops in Vatican City from October 10th to 24th.

French minister accuses U.S. of 'occupying ' Haiti

Characterizing the American troop deployment in Haiti as an 'occupying' force, France's minister in charge of humanitarian aid issued concern over U.S. air traffic controls.

Palestinian farmers denied access to water in disputed West Bank

Claiming Palestinian farmers are stealing water from the central source shared by both Israelis and Palestinians, Israel has implemented water restrictions on Palestinians in the disputed West Bank.

Serfs' Liberation Day for Tibet, Or Not

2009 is a year of anniversaries for Tibet. Almost 60 years ago, the Chinese People’s Liberation Army invaded and overran the country.

Op-Ed: 10 Degrading Jobs You Will Hope You Never Have To Accept

In these difficult economic times when we are looking to greener pastures and considering drastic career changes, how many of us stop and take time to appreciate what we have in our lives and how much better off we are than many others in the world?

Israeli Onslaught on Gaza Continues Unabated

Palestinians in Gaza have had no reprieve from merciless aerial bombardments at the hands of their Israeli occupiers with the campaign continuing through to a second day.

Israel Plans for New Lebanese Aggression

The Jerusalem Post is quoting anonymous Israeli Military sources as saying that plans for a renewed Israeli occupation of Southern Lebanon have been formulated.

Bush Makes Suprise Trip To Iraq

President Bush has secretly arrived on his fourth trip to Iraq during its invasion and occupation. Bush and Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki will formalize the security agreement between the two nations. Bush will hand Iraq back the reigns of sovereigntry.
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Police turn up outside the gates of the UCL, they are checking to see if any trouble or lawlessness is taking place within the occupation.
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PROTEST: Aerial photograph shows portions of the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge taken over by militants in the 41-day standoff that ended Thursday. Area marked 1 is a fire lookout used by militants as a watch tower, 2 is the refuge office militants used as their headquarters and 3 marks staff residential buildings used by militants as barracks.
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