‘ Hamid Karzai Motorcade Attacked by Militants ‘

#AceBreakingNews – AFGHANISTAN (Kabul) – July 17 – According to preliminary reports, four presidential bodyguards were wounded as several militants attacked motorcade of Afghanistan’s current President Hamid Karzai in Eastern Afghan Paktia province on Thursday, the national news agency Khaama Press reported.

“The terrorist attack has failed and the attacked area is now safe. All the terrorists, hidden in the nearby buildings under construction, have been neutralized”, head of airport’s criminal police Gul Aga Hashimi said reported (Tass)




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‘ Donetsk and Luhansk People’s Republic Launch Offensive on National Guard ‘

#AceWorldNews – UKRAINE (Donestsk/Luhansk) – July 16 – Self-defence fighters of the self-proclaimed Donetsk and Luhansk People’s Republics have launched an offensive on the Ukrainian National Guard forces in eastern Donetsk Region, the National Guard’s website said on Wednesday.

Donestsk and Luhansk Peoples Republican Armies

The offensive was launched “at 5am (local time) today from the settlement of Stepanovka (the Donetsk Region),” the Ukrainian National Guard press office reported.

“Tank and mortar strikes were delivered against the Ukrainian National Guard’s checkpoint located near Marinovka (the Donetsk Region). The shelling continued for an hour. The National Guard repelled the attack,” the report said.

A battle is currently under-way in the area of the settlement of Tarany.

Self-defence fighters are attacking from the settlements of Saur-Mogila and Stepanovka, using mortar and tank fire against the Ukrainian military’s positions, the report said.

Four Ukrainian National Guard soldiers have been wounded, the report said.


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#World : ” State of anxiety as `Global Leaders’ wait to see just how the `US Decides What to Do’ about its `Ongoing Economic Crisis’ before its to Late”


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Bread for the World Urges Congress to Protect Food Stamps and Improve International Food Aid in the Farm Bill

Bread for the WorldAs millions of families brace for automatic cuts to SNAP (the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, or food stamps), members of the House and Senate meet today to finalize a farm bill that will impact vital anti-hunger programs–specifically SNAP and international food aid.

“Struggling U.S. families will suffer enough hardship as a result of this week’s food stamp cuts,” said Rev. David Beckmann, president of Bread for the World. “We must urge Congress to protect life-saving anti-hunger programs and not balance the budget on the backs of hungry people who cannot afford additional hardship.”

SNAP effectively and efficiently helps more than 47 million low-income Americans put food on the table. Even though unemployment and poverty have remained high, the number of families at risk of hunger has not increased since 2008. Unfortunately, Congress voted twice in 2010 to cut SNAP in order to pay for other priorities. Eleven billion dollars in cuts to the program–or nearly 10 million missed meals per day–will take effect this Friday.

Food StampsProposed food stamp cuts the range from $4 billion to $39 billion.

Congress is also considering improvements to international food aid programs that will increase flexibility, cost-effectiveness and efficiencies in order to better respond to global hunger and malnutrition in the 21(st) century.

“Last year, international food aid programs reached more than 66 million people affected by famine, disasters and other emergencies,” added Beckmann. “Still, our food aid programs could be more efficient. Bread for the World supports these and other changes that reduce global hunger and malnutrition.”

Bread for the World urges lawmakers to support a farm bill that reduces hunger in the United States and around the world by protecting and strengthening SNAP and improving international food aid.

Bread for the World (www.bread.org) is a collective Christian voice urging our nation’s decision makers to end hunger at home and abroad.

SOURCE  Bread for the World

Courtesy of Bread For The World  

Website: http://www.bread.org


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