Mourners carry the body of Milad Ayyash, a Palestinian teenager ...
May 14th, 2011
(Reuters) - Mourners carry the body of Milad Ayyash, a Palestinian teenager who died after being shot during protests in Jerusalem, during his funeral procession in the East Jerusalem neighbourhood of Ras al-Amud May 14, 2011. Tensions are high in East Jerusalem as Palestinians prepare to mourn on Sunday the creation of Israel in 1948, which they call the "nakba", or catastrophe, when hundreds of thousands of Palestinians fled or were forced to leave their homes. REUTERS/Ammar Awad (JERUSALEM - Tags: CIVIL UNREST POLITICS) -
China launched its first ever extraterrestrial landing craft into orbit en route for the moon in the small hours of Monday, in a major milestone for its space program. The Chang'e-3 lunar probe, which includes the Yutu or Jade Rabbit buggy, blasted off on board an enhanced Long March-3B carrier rocket from the Xichang Satellite Launch Centre i... [Full Article]
By Louis Charbonneau UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - China, Cuba, Russia and Saudi Arabia on Tuesday won three-year seats on the Geneva-based Human Rights Council, the United Nations' top rights body, despite concerns about abuses and restrictions on freedoms in all four nations. The annual election for one-third of the council's membership wa... [Full Article]
Ramallah (Palestinian Territories) (AFP) - Palestinian leaders on Friday drew on the legacy of Nelson Mandela, a high-profile supporter of their cause, likening his fight against apartheid to their own struggle to end Israeli occupation. Tributes to the late South African leader, whose death was announced Thursday, flooded in from Palestinian leade... [Full Article]