Death toll soars to 638 in Egypt violence
17 Aug wtop.com
Weeping relatives in search of loved ones
uncovered the faces of the bloodied, unclaimed dead in a Cairo
mosque near the smoldering epicenter of support for ousted President
Mohammed Morsi, as the death toll soared past 600 Thursday from
Egypt's deadliest day since the Arab Spring began.
Philippines ferry “Thomas Aquinas” sinks at Cebu
17 Aug Phil.net
At least 24 people have died and more than 280
are missing after a ferry collided with a cargo ship and sank off
the Philippines. The MV Thomas Aquinas, carrying 692 people, was in
collision with the cargo vessel on Friday evening near the central
city of Cebu,
Snowden’s dad reaches out to son despite danger
17 Aug DTN
Lon Snowden, the father of fugitive U.S.
National Security Agency leaker Edward Snowden, has reached out to
his son via the Internet, officials said. The older Snowden
communicated with his son through a protected Internet channel using
encrypted messages, RIA Novosti reported.