Summary While the US government touted its "record" settlement reached this week with Bank of America for mortgage fraud that helped fuel the 2008 recession, the details of the agreement indicate yet another light punishment for an offending Wall Street titan. "This historic resolution - the largest such settlement on record - goes far beyond 'the cost of doing business,'" Attorney General Eric Holder said in a statement . "Under the terms of this settlement, the bank has agreed to pay $7 billion in relief to struggling homeowners, borrowers, and communities affected by the bank's conduct. This is appropriate given the size and scope of the wrongdoing at issue," Holder added.
Summary The brother of American journalist James Foley said Friday morning that the U.S. government could have done more to attempt to free his brother and other American hostages from the Islamic militant group ISIL. "There's more that could have been done directly on Jim's behalf," Michael Foley, 38, told Yahoo Global News Anchor Katie Couric in an exclusive interview near his parents' home in Dover, New Hampshire.
Summary "Sometimes love means letting go when you want to hold on tighter." Actually, it taught my brain to fall out of love!. The scientifically interesting background of this experience is about the nature of memory.
Summary As the US has acknowledged that the Islamic State group is a greater threat than Al-Qaeda, the White House is reportedly seeking domestic legal justification at home to use unlimited military force against the Sunni extremists in Iraq and Syria. According to the official, while the administration is working to formulate a long-term policy, it is currently focused on driving the militants out of Iraq back to Syria, where they were originally fighting the forces of Syrian President Bashar Assad. Although the US and Arab states of the Persian Gulf have been sponsoring Assad's adversaries in one of the bloodiest civil wars in the world of recent times, the Islamists that now form the backbone of the IS fighting force have been unable to finish off Assad's regime, mostly because of the significant popular support the Syrian leader enjoys.
Summary Gunmen opened fire inside a Sunni mosque in Iraq's eastern Diyala Province, killing at least 68 people, Reuters said citing medical officials. Iraqi security forces said they tried to get to the scene after the attack, but were repelled by bombs planted by the militants, which allowed the attackers to get away. The village of Wais is controlled by the Iraqi government, but a number of neighboring towns and villages have fallen to the Islamic State militants.
Summary Muslims who are facing abuse, racism and discrimination should not have to apologise for opposing their government's foreign policy, just as millions of non-Muslims do. The everyday Islamophobia (which is by far the most extensive level of racism in Europe) again helps alienate young Muslims especially. Governments then demand more of the same and continue the exact policies that caused the trouble in the first place.
Summary MANILA -- The Department of Health (DOH) has launched an investigation on the case of Jannary "Yanna" Chan, the 10-year-old girl who died after she was allegedly rejected by Butuan Doctors Hospital. "I am also sending our head ng hospital accreditation committee to look into the case to make sure that there is certain so-called abuse, or baka naman hindi lang nagkakaintindihan ng husto ito," Ona added. However, for Dr. Gene Nisperos of the Health Alliance for Democracy, the government needs to do more than just to investigate the case.
Summary MANILA, Philippines - Far Eastern U Tams hammered a fang-less Santo Tomas Tigers, 66-55, to forge a three-way tie for the lead with Ateneo and La Salle in the UAAP Season 77 men's basketball pace Sunday at the MOA Arena. Out to avenge their 67-69 first-round defeat and maintain a good position in the standings, the Tams came out charging at the Kevin Ferrer-less Tigers and stormed to a 42-19 tear to set the tone for their fourth consecutive victory and 7-2 overall.
Summary Did you know? Surprisingly most people just walked right by the bottle and didn't think twice. That is, until one good person noticed the bottle laying directly in front of the bin, picked it up -- and then out of nowhere, a flash mob forms around her, celebrating her small yet significant act of kindness.
Summary An insider told 'The Fact' on August 23, "Sunny, Hong Jin Ho, Choi Hong Man, volleyball coach Kim Se Jin, announcer Do Kyung Wan, and more are set to attend the recording of 'Happy Together' at the KBS building in Yeouido, Seoul today." According to insiders, the episode will be a 'short vs tall' special in which the guests will share funny incidents that happened to them because of their height.
Summary A Russian border guard opens a gate in front of a truck from a convoy that delivered humanitarian aid for Ukraine on its return to Russia at border crossing point "Donetsk" in Russia's Rostov Region August 23, 2014. The ICRC has expressed its readiness to help with the distribution of aid across the regions in need. The Russian Foreign Ministry also confirmed "the intention to continue cooperation with the ICRC in the efforts to provide the humanitarian aid for the residents of southeastern Ukraine."