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New report shows staggering rise in UK prison suicides
19 Oct 2014 14:51

New report shows staggering rise in UK prison suicides

The deteriorating crisis engulfing the British jails is further exposed by new figures revealing a staggering surge in suicide rate among prisoners.According to official data, four women and 121 men, aged between 18 and 74, killed themselves in the prisons between January 2013 and late August 2014, ...

 
Houthis take control of crossing along border with Saudi Arabia
19 Oct 2014 14:46

Houthis take control of crossing along border with Saudi Arabia

Fighters from the Shia Houthi Ansarullah movement have reportedly managed to take control of a strategically-important crossing along Yemen’s northern border with Saudi Arabia.The Houthis captured Tawwal border crossing in Hajjah Province on Saturday. They also took control of Wagha region in ...

 
US daycare staff suspend baby from doorknob by shirt
19 Oct 2014 14:41

US daycare staff suspend baby from doorknob by shirt

Three daycare workers have been fired following suspension of a 20-month-old boy from a doorknob by his shirt at the center, police say.One of the staff at a KinderCare center in Framingham, Massachusetts, suspended the baby while the two others took pictures on October 10, police said on Saturday.The ...

 
ISIS in Syria train Iraqi pilots in captured jets – monitor
17 Oct 2014 17:34

ISIS in Syria train Iraqi pilots in captured jets – monitor

Islamic State militants in Syria are training Iraqi pilots who joined the group to fly in three captured fighter jets, Reuters reported citing witnesses."They have trainers, Iraqi officers who were pilots before for [former Iraqi President] Saddam Hussein," said Rami Abdulrahman, who runs ...

 
Iraq imposes curfew in Ramadi, fearing militants
17 Oct 2014 17:32

Iraq imposes curfew in Ramadi, fearing militants

Iraqi officials in the western Anbar province say a curfew has been imposed in the provincial capital Ramadi over fears that ISIS might try to advance on the city.Sabah Karhout, the chairman of the Anbar provincial council, says the curfew began at midnight Friday as part of an effort to limit movement ...

 
US talking directly with Kurdish fighters
17 Oct 2014 17:30

US talking directly with Kurdish fighters

The US is working directly with Kurdish fighters in the fight against Islamic State (ISIS) terrorists, the State Department announced Thursday, in order to defend the city of Kobane along the Turkish-Syrian border. The Kurdish People's Protection Units (YPG) militia, part of Democratic Union Party (PYD),...

 
Germany to seize ID cards to keep would-be jihadists from Syria
17 Oct 2014 17:26

Germany to seize ID cards to keep would-be jihadists from Syria

ermany said Friday it would seize the personal identity cards of German radical Islamists it suspects of planning to travel to Syria or Iraq to join jihadist forces there.Germany, like many other European countries, is struggling to prevent a wave of would-be jihadists, some of them just teenagers, ...

 
ISIL natural outgrowth of Washington: Chomsky
15 Oct 2014 14:22

ISIL natural outgrowth of Washington: Chomsky

Political commentator and activist Noam Chomsky says ISIL and “radical jihadism” are the United States’ own creation.Chomsky made the remarks during an interview with Truthout news organization, originally published on October 1.“The appearance of ISIS and the general spread of radical ...

 
Americans unaware of key facts in news: Pew Research Center survey
15 Oct 2014 14:19

Americans unaware of key facts in news: Pew Research Center survey

A recent survey in the United States indicates that most US citizens are unaware of crucial facts surrounding the news covered in the media, with some respondents identifying Hosni Mubarak as Israel's current prime minister.The Pew Research Center conducted the News IQ quiz and asked 12 questions about ...

 
Former NC mayor sentenced to 44 months in bribery scandal
15 Oct 2014 14:16

Former NC mayor sentenced to 44 months in bribery scandal

Former Charlotte, North Carolina Mayor Patrick Cannon was sentenced to 44 months in federal prison on Tuesday for accepting bribes while he was in office. One such bribe involved a suitcase stuffed with cash.Cannon pleaded guilty in June to one count of honest services wire fraud for accepting bribes ...

 
US army drafts blueprint for World War III
15 Oct 2014 14:14

US army drafts blueprint for World War III

With US politicians and the American media engaged in an increasingly acrimonious debate over the strategy guiding the latest US war in the Middle East, the United States Army has unveiled a new document entitled the Army Operating Concept (AOC), which provides a “vision of future armed conflict” ...

 
Ebola death rate rises to 70%: WHO
15 Oct 2014 13:12

Ebola death rate rises to 70%: WHO

The death rate in the Ebola epidemic raging in West Africa has reached around 70 percent, the World Health Organization said Tuesday.“What we’re finding is 70 percent mortality,” said Bruce Aylward, assistant director general of the WHO.The number of cases is continuing to spiral in the ...

 
Syrian guerrilla group goes head-to-head against Islamic State
14 Oct 2014 19:32

Syrian guerrilla group goes head-to-head against Islamic State

A local guerrilla campaign has taken root in Syria, targeting Islamic State [IS] militants in the eastern part of the country where IS has established a stronghold.The newly emergent guerrilla group, which calls itself “White Shroud” – in an apparent reference to the Islamic death shroud ...

 
Secret US space plane lands after spending two years in orbit
14 Oct 2014 19:30

Secret US space plane lands after spending two years in orbit

A mysterious US Air Force unmanned aircraft is landing after 22 months of orbiting the Earth amid speculations that it is sent for spying or military mission.The X-37B, which looks like a small space shuttle, took off to a clandestine mission over undisclosed nations, from Cape Canaveral in Florida ...

 
​Italian nurse arrested over killing 38 patients who irritated her
14 Oct 2014 19:28

​Italian nurse arrested over killing 38 patients who irritated her

Italian police have arrested a nurse suspected of killing at least 38 of her patients because they, or their relatives, were irritating her. The officials also found a selfie, with the nurse giving a thumbs-up in front of a recently deceased patient.Daniela Poggiali, 42, a hospital nurse was arrested ...

 
Sex with animals banned in Denmark after outcry over legal loophole: Minister acts after country became magnet for sex tourists
14 Oct 2014 19:26

Sex with animals banned in Denmark after outcry over legal loophole: Minister acts after country became magnet for sex tourists

He told Danish daily Ekstra Bladet: 'I have decided that we should ban sex with animals. This is because it constitutes an attack on the animal, which naturally cannot consent to sex. 'It is also damaging to our country's reputation to allow this practice to continue here while it is banned elsewhere....

 
Want a happy marriage? Have a big, cheap wedding
14 Oct 2014 19:22

Want a happy marriage? Have a big, cheap wedding

If you're serving burgers and Bud Light at your backyard wedding, don't worry. You and your spouse may have the last laugh.A new study found that couples who spend less on their wedding tend to have longer-lasting marriages than those who splurge. The study, by two economics professors at Emory University,...

 
US efforts against ISIL not real: Leader
13 Oct 2014 17:19

US efforts against ISIL not real: Leader

Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyed Ali Khamenei says efforts by the US and its allies against the ISIL Takfiri terrorists are not genuine.“If anyone fuels the fire in this regard, he or she will definitely be helping sinister America and Britain which are the creators of the ISIL ...

 
Islamic State admits, justifies enslaving Yazidi women and children
13 Oct 2014 17:16

Islamic State admits, justifies enslaving Yazidi women and children

The Islamic State has admitted and tried to justify enslaving and selling Yazidi women and children, captured during a blitz advance in Iraq and Syria. A new Human Rights Watch report confirms “abuses” against Kurdish ethno-religious community.In an article published in the latest issue of the ...

 
GCHQ more dangerous to privacy than NSA – Snowden
13 Oct 2014 17:13

GCHQ more dangerous to privacy than NSA – Snowden

Edward Snowden has warned that Britain’s GCHQ spy agency is a bigger threat to privacy than the NSA, as it uses illegally collected information in criminal prosecutions and, unlike in the US, has relatively few constitutional checks on its activities.Speaking by Skype video linkup to a London ...