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​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 ...

 
Kurds urge more air strikes on ISIL, seek corridor via Turkey
13 Oct 2014 17:11

Kurds urge more air strikes on ISIL, seek corridor via Turkey

Kurdish forces defending Kobani urged a US-led coalition to escalate air strikes on the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) militants, who tightened their grip on Kobani over the weekend.A group that monitors the Syrian civil war said Kurdish forces faced inevitable defeat in Kobani if Turkey ...

 
Four killed in Turkish military helicopter crash
13 Oct 2014 17:09

Four killed in Turkish military helicopter crash

Four army officers were killed as a military helicopter crashed in Kocaeli province on Sunday, Turkish army said in a statement.The Sikorsky helicopter that took off from Cengiz Topel Military Air Base on Sunday in Kocaeli disappeared on a routine flight to Konya province. Turkish army launched an operation ...

 
Battle for Baghdad: ISIS now within 8 miles of airport, armed with MANPADS
11 Oct 2014 17:16

Battle for Baghdad: ISIS now within 8 miles of airport, armed with MANPADS

Islamic State’s offensive on the Iraqi capital intensified as the jihadist fighters advanced as far as Abu Ghraib, a suburb only 8 miles away from Baghdad’s international airport.The outer suburb of Abu Ghraib is also the site of the infamous prison the US military used to humiliate and ...

 
Iraqi Yazidi girl tells of captivity with ISIS
11 Oct 2014 17:13

Iraqi Yazidi girl tells of captivity with ISIS

The young Yazidi girl rocked apprehensively as she described the ordeal that saw her taken from her family, snatched from her home by militants in Iraq, then sold as a slave in Syria before finally escaping to Turkey.The 15-year-old is now with what is left of her family - two of her brothers and some ...

 
US Russia’s biggest enemy: Poll
11 Oct 2014 17:12

US Russia’s biggest enemy: Poll

A recent opinion poll has shown that an overwhelming majority of Russians count the United States as their country’s biggest foe.According to the survey, which was conducted at the end of September by the polling institution Russian Public Opinion Research Center (VTsIOM), the number of Russians ...

 
UK police, spy agencies have automatic access to call records
11 Oct 2014 17:10

UK police, spy agencies have automatic access to call records

Britain’s mobile phone companies have made customers’ call records available to the country’s police and spy agencies through automated systems, media reports say.A Guardian investigation revealed on Friday that phone companies EE, Vodafone, and Three delivered customer’s data ...

 
Rand Paul to Obama: Don’t close Guantanamo
11 Oct 2014 17:07

Rand Paul to Obama: Don’t close Guantanamo

Republican Senator Rand Paul has called on President Barack Obama not to close the US military prison at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, by executive decree. Paul, who is seen as a potential Republican presidential candidate in the 2016 election, made the remarks in an interview with CNN on Friday, a day after ...

 
Twitter CEO Dick Costolo received Isis death threats:
10 Oct 2014 16:51

Twitter CEO Dick Costolo received Isis death threats: 'That’s a jarring thing for anyone to deal with'

Twitter CEO Dick Costolo and his staff have received death threats from Isis, he has claimed.The Jihadist militant group (also known as Islamic State) was using the social media channel to share its news, so their accounts were shut down.“After we started suspending their accounts, some folks ...

 
Only 100 cybercrime brains worldwide says Europol boss
10 Oct 2014 16:48

Only 100 cybercrime brains worldwide says Europol boss

There are only "around 100" cybercriminal kingpins behind global cybercrime, according to the head of Europol's Cybercrime Centre.Speaking to the BBC's Tech Tent radio show, Troels Oerting said that law enforcers needed to target the "rather limited group of good programmers"."...

 
ISIL uses Qatar-linked arms: Evidence hint
10 Oct 2014 16:46

ISIL uses Qatar-linked arms: Evidence hint

Evidence suggests that weaponry, supplied by Qatar to insurgents in Syria, have ended up in the hands of ISIL Takfiri militants.Image grabs from video footage have surfaced, showing a militant with a Chinese FN-6 man-portable air-defense system and what appears to be an Mi-17 Iraqi helicopter.The Iraqi ...

 
We oppose both ISIL, Syria: Turkey PM
10 Oct 2014 16:44

We oppose both ISIL, Syria: Turkey PM

Amid accusations of Turkey’s support for ISIL militants, Turkish Prime Minister says Ankara is opposed to the Takfiri militants in the same way it opposes Syrian President Bashar al-Assad.Referring to another acronym for the terrorist group, Ahmet Davutoglu said on Friday that the country"...

 
ISIS now controls at least 40% of Kobani, captures Kurd HQ - reports
10 Oct 2014 16:42

ISIS now controls at least 40% of Kobani, captures Kurd HQ - reports

IS forces have made new gains in Kobani, now controlling at least 40 percent of the Syrian town. They have seized the Kurd headquarters, a monitoring group said."They have taken at least 40 percent (of the town)," Rami Abdulrahman, who runs the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, said by ...

 
Twitter sues US over violating freedom of speech
8 Oct 2014 08:56

Twitter sues US over violating freedom of speech

The social network company Twitter has sued the US administration over restrictions it has imposed on the firm for disclosing the government’s secret orders to hand over user data in the name of national security.The micro-blogging giant filed a lawsuit in California on Tuesday, saying the restrictions ...

 
Muslim inmate’s beard length at US court
8 Oct 2014 08:54

Muslim inmate’s beard length at US court

US Supreme Court justices have voiced doubts over whether a Muslim prisoner’s beard can threaten the security of a prison in Arkansas.In a court hearing held on Tuesday, arguments started over whether Muslim inmate Gregory Holt could wear a half-inch (1.3 cm) beard due to religious reasons.The ...