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  • Banker dies after becoming impaled on railings in 60ft fall from central London home

    12/10/2014 2:32:29 AM PST · by BlackVeil · 67 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 10 Dec 2014 | By Emma Glanfield
    A banker has died after becoming impaled on railings after falling 60ft from the window of a luxury penthouse in central London, which is next door to John Lennon's former home. ...Metropolitan Police said the man's death was not being treated as suspicious but confirmed enquiries were being carried out into the circumstances surrounding his death.
  • Oil spill said to be worst in Israel's history

    12/07/2014 12:08:31 AM PST · by BlackVeil · 15 replies
    Ynet News ^ | 4 Dec 2014 | Billie Frenkel
    The Environmental Protection Ministry called the oil spill from the Tran-Israel pipeline in southern Israel one of the worst pollution events in the history of Israel on Thursday and said the clean up will cause landscape damage and could take many months. ...
  • Mexico missing: Ugandan priest identified in mass grave

    11/15/2014 7:02:58 PM PST · by BlackVeil · 9 replies
    BBC News ^ | 14 Nov 2014 | anon
    Forensic experts in Mexico have identified the body of a Ugandan Catholic priest among the remains found in a mass grave last month. Father John Ssenyondo had been missing since being kidnapped in south-western Guerrero state six months ago. The grave was located by federal police looking for 43 students who went missing in the area on 26 September. ...
  • Isis Syria News: 70 Assad Officers Beheaded in Audacious Attack on Idlib

    10/28/2014 10:16:22 PM PDT · by BlackVeil · 7 replies
    International Business Times ^ | October 27, 2014 | By Maria Khan
    Isis (Islamic State) and Jabhat al-Nusar militants were close to capturing Syria's second city after hundreds of jihadists took over the newly appointed governor's office in the provincial capital, Idlib. It's believed 70 Syrian senior army officers were beheaded before government troops could recapture the building and save Idlib. ...
  • Egypt declares state of emergency in Sinai

    10/24/2014 11:04:51 PM PDT · by BlackVeil · 16 replies
    Al-Jazeera ^ | 25 Oct 2014 | Staff
    Egypt has declared a state of emergency in the north and centre of the Sinai Peninsula after a suicide car bombing killed at least 30 soldiers. The measures will begin on Saturday at 03:00 GMT "for [a] duration of three months," Presidency Abdel Fattah el-Sisi said in a statement, in the wake of the deadliest attack on the security forces since the army deposed President Mohamed Morsi last year. A three-day mourning period has been declared across the country, ...
  • CSL [Australian] looking to help fight Ebola virus

    10/16/2014 4:31:52 PM PDT · by BlackVeil · 2 replies
    Manufacturers Monthly ^ | 16 October, 2014 | Matt MacDonald
    Melbourne-based biotech manufacturer CSL says it is looking at how it can help fight the deadly Ebola virus. According to AAP, the blood plasma product and vaccine maker is talking with the World Health Organisation (WHO) about the possibly of it helping collect antibodies from the blood of survivors of the virus. ...
  • The writer who took Mao out into the cold

    10/03/2014 3:10:38 AM PDT · by BlackVeil · 5 replies
    Catholic News Service ^ | 2 Oct 2014 | anon
    Pierre Ryckmans, writer and academic. Born 1935, died 2014 Nowadays Mao is generally regarded as a tyrant on a par with Hitler and Stalin — worse, by some measures, if “indirect deaths” (starvation due to his policies) are counted in the overall toll. Yet in the 1970s he was the darling of the European radical Left. Pierre Ryckmans was born in Brussels into a well-off, devout Roman Catholic family. One relative was a monsignor; another a governor of the Belgian Congo. He first visited China in 1955 as a student and subsequently worked in Taiwan, Singapore and Hong Kong before...
  • At least 34 Syrian children die from contaminated measles vaccine

    09/17/2014 3:53:11 PM PDT · by BlackVeil · 12 replies
    The Guardian ^ | 17 September 2014 | Mowaffaq Safadi
    At least 34 children have died in rebel-held Syria after being injected with contaminated measles vaccines, the rebel government said on Tuesday, warning that the deaths might be caused by saboteurs linked to the Assad regime. The death toll is expected to rise, with many children from eight towns in Idlib province, north-west Syria, still in intensive care on Tuesday night. ...
  • [Australian] Police apologise for leaving plastic explosive in suitcase at Sydney airport

    09/11/2014 10:50:16 PM PDT · by BlackVeil · 25 replies
    The Guardian ^ | 11 Sept 2014 | Paul Farrell
    A suitcase containing plastic explosive was accidentally left at Sydney airport for three weeks by the Australian federal police in a serious training blunder. The AFP released a statement on Thursday apologising for mistakenly leaving a training device at the airport – containing 230g of plastic explosive ....
  • Jill Freud, Inspiration for Lucy in 'Narnia,' Reveals C.S. Lewis Memories

    09/05/2014 2:05:34 AM PDT · by BlackVeil · 16 replies
    Hollywood Reporter ^ | 19 Aug 2014 | Paul Bond
    There are multiple films in the works that will explore the relationship between literary fantasy giants J.R.R. Tolkien and C.S. Lewis, one called Tolkien & Lewis from Attractive Films and another called Jack & Tollers from Third Dart Studios. Still another from Fox Searchlight will focus only on Tolkien and is titled, appropriately enough, Tolkien. While the films are in the early stages, one of them — Tolkien & Lewis — is set to announce an interesting castmember: Jill Freud, aka the real Lucy Pevensie from Lewis’ books about Narnia. ...
  • Paris building blast: Four dead, eleven injured, five missing [said to be gas leak]

    08/31/2014 5:02:29 PM PDT · by BlackVeil · 23 replies
    Four people have been killed and eleven others injured after an explosion destroyed a four-storey building in a suburb of Paris on Sunday morning. Rescue teams with sniffer dogs are searching through the rubble for five other people, including a child, who are still missing. ...
  • Libya’s Islamist militias claim control of capital

    08/24/2014 3:59:26 PM PDT · by BlackVeil · 30 replies
    Daily Star ^ | 25 August 2014 | anon
    CAIRO: Libya’s Islamist militias said Sunday they have consolidated their hold on Tripoli and its international airport, driving out rival militias to the outskirts of the capital following a weekslong battle for control of the strategic hub. ...
  • Silence over UK’s Muslim Brotherhood inquiry raises questions

    08/24/2014 3:52:34 PM PDT · by BlackVeil
    The National ^ | 23 August 2014 | Colin Randall
    The British government is fighting claims that it has delayed publication of a long-awaited report on the Muslim Brotherhood’s activities, and possible links to terrorism, after learning that it opposed a ban on the organisation. Downing Street, the office of British prime minister, David Cameron, previously said the report would be presented ...
  • Air Algerie plane 'disappears' with 116 on board: live

    07/24/2014 4:37:03 AM PDT · by BlackVeil · 77 replies
    Daily Telegraph ^ | 24 July 2014 | By Andrew Marszal
    Air Algerie plane with 110 passengers and six crew loses contact with air traffic control and disappears from radar after taking off from Burkina Faso on flight to Algeria ...
  • Australians among dead after Malaysia Airlines jet shot down by missile over Ukraine

    07/17/2014 3:41:50 PM PDT · by BlackVeil · 19 replies
    Up to 27 Australians have died on board a Malaysia Airlines passenger jet that was shot down by a ground-to-air missile over Ukraine, killing all 298 passengers and crew. ...
  • Gunmen kill 29 women in attack on Baghdad brothel

    07/16/2014 6:01:50 PM PDT · by BlackVeil · 36 replies
    Telegraph ^ | 14 Jul 2014 | anon
    Religious militias are suspected of carrying out a massacre in a brothel in Baghdad in which 29 women and two men were killed. ... an notorious brothel-keeper known only as "Aws", who used to bribe police and soldiers in the neighbourhood to turn a blind eye to his rackets. The side street where the compound was located was routinely guarded by members of the security forces. Grisly photographs obtained by the AFP news agency showed crouching bodies of five women huddled together in a corner of a bathroom with blood-spattered tiled walls and floor ...
  • Opera Australia has sacked soprano Tamar Iveri over homophobic slurs

    06/22/2014 9:38:08 PM PDT · by BlackVeil · 38 replies
    Daily Life ^ | 20 June 2014 | Debbie Cuthbertson
    Opera Australia have sacked soprano Tamar Iveri following the furore over "unconscionable" homophobic comments singer posted on her Facebook page. ... The post took the form of a letter to Georgian President Giorgi Margvelashvili in which she implored him to "stop vigorous attempts to bring West's ‘fecal masses’ in the mentality of the people by means of propaganda". The singer was responding to a gay pride parade that had been organised to pass through the yard of an Orthodox Church in the Georgian capital, Tbilisi. On Saturday the singer blamed her husband for the comments ...
  • Police waited hours before launching search for missing teens

    06/15/2014 5:26:21 AM PDT · by BlackVeil
    Ynet News ^ | 15 June 2014 | Yoav Zitun
    Police received a preliminary report about the disappearance of the three teens in the West Bank at around the time of the assumed kidnapping on Thursday night, it emerged Saturday. However, the police did not begin searching for the teens or inform the IDF and Shin Bet until the father of one of the boys went to the police in the early hours of Friday morning. ...
  • IDF held drill in area hours before teens disappeared

    06/15/2014 5:18:52 AM PDT · by BlackVeil
    Ynet News ^ | 15 June 2014 | Yoav Zitun
    The IDF held a drill in the same area of the West Bank where three yeshiva students went missing on Thursday night, less than a day before their disappearance. The extensive exercise drilled the layout of a massive, developing terror attack. ...
  • The Israeli army calls an entire batallion to the Hebron area

    06/15/2014 5:13:19 AM PDT · by BlackVeil · 21 replies
    Palestine News Network ^ | 15 June 2014 | Staff
    The Israeli Military Command decided today to send another unit of infantry troops to the Hebron area to join the ongoing military operation in search of the three missing settlers, which has been titled “Return of the Brothers”. ...
  • Snow falls on Victorian alpine peaks [Australia]

    06/14/2014 7:01:09 PM PDT · by BlackVeil · 7 replies
    Sky News Australia ^ | 15 June 2014 | Staff
    After a slow start to the season, snow has finally begun falling on Victoria's alpine peaks. At Mt Hotham, 3cm of snow had fallen since Saturday morning ...
  • Suspect in Brussels Jewish Museum shooting in custody

    06/01/2014 2:58:50 AM PDT · by BlackVeil · 10 replies
    Ynet News ^ | 1 June 2014 | Staff
    A man suspected of killing four people at the Jewish Museum in Brussels on May 24 was arrested Friday in Marseille, carrying a Kalashnikov and a pistol of the type used in Belgian capital AFP learned on Sunday from sources close to the investigation and judicial source. A source close to the investigation says that Mehdi Nemmouche, a 29-year-old from Roubaix in northern France, is suspected of having been in the company of jihadists in Syria in 2013. He is in custody on suspicion of murder ...
  • Israeli counterterror chief’s son blames US for his 1988 assassination

    06/01/2014 1:13:13 AM PDT · by BlackVeil · 11 replies
    Times of Israel ^ | 31 May 2014 | Staff
    Twenty-five years after a famed Israeli counterterrorism operator died in a mysterious plane crash in Mexico, his son alleged on Friday that the death was an assassination, and pointed the finger of blame at the United States. Amiram Nir was the counterterrorism adviser to former Israeli prime ministers Shimon Peres and Yitzhak Shamir in the 1980s, and played a key role in the Iran-Contra affair, a political scandal which involved officials in the Reagan administration secretly facilitating the sale of arms to Iran, including by Israel, in breach of an embargo. Nir died in late 1988 in a plane crash...
  • Mummy blogger Lacey Spears investigated after son dies of salt poisoning

    05/31/2014 11:54:28 PM PDT · by BlackVeil · 13 replies
    EssentialKids ^ | May 7, 2014 | Livia Gamble
    Mummy blogger Lacey Spears is being investigated after her son died of a suspected salt overdose. Five-year-old Garnett Spears died suspiciously in January from acute sodium poisoning, reports the Daily Mail. Lacey built a following blogging about her son's illness for many years, dubbing her son "Garnett the Great". A source close to the investigation told Fox News, "It's evident by the nature of what was found in his body that somebody, in effect, poisoned him.” ...
  • Gerry Adams arrest: NI police granted extension

    05/02/2014 1:30:24 PM PDT · by BlackVeil · 20 replies
    BBC News ^ | 2 May 2014 | anon
    Police in Northern Ireland have been given more time to question Sinn Féin leader Gerry Adams in connection with the 1972 murder of Jean McConville. ... An initial 48-hour deadline to either charge or release him was due to expire at 20:00 BST on Friday, but the police successfully applied for more time to question him. ...
  • Retired army general wants Egypt's St. Catherine's Monastery demolished

    04/14/2014 5:26:04 PM PDT · by BlackVeil · 22 replies
    Al-ahram ^ | 13 Apr 2014 | Sherry El-Gergawi
    A retired army general says he has filed a court case pushing for Egypt's historic Saint Catherine's Monastery to be demolished and its Greek monks deported on the grounds that they pose a threat to national security. In May 2012, Ahmed Ragai Attiya obtained 71 administrative orders regarding the demolition of the monastery's multiple churches, monk cells, gardens and other places of interest on the grounds, which he claims were all built in 2006 and thus not historic, according to Ihab Ramzy, the monastery's lawyer. ... In the same ONTV interview, Attiya levelled a host of accusations against the monastery's...
  • Iraqi women protest against proposed Islamic law to permit child marriage

    03/08/2014 7:10:11 PM PST · by BlackVeil · 9 replies
    About two dozen Iraqi women have demonstrated in Baghdad against a draft law approved by the Iraqi cabinet that would permit the marriage of nine-year-old girls and automatically give child custody to fathers. The group's protest was on International Women's Day on Saturday (local time) and a week after the cabinet voted for the legislation, based on Shiite Islamic jurisprudence, allowing clergy to preside over marriages, divorces and inheritances. The draft law would also ...
  • Turkey caught in the Russia-Crimea snowstorm

    03/02/2014 5:48:25 PM PST · by BlackVeil · 34 replies
    Al-Arabiya ^ | 1 March 2014 | Ceylan Ozbudak
    As I am writing this article, Turkish Foreign Minister Davutoğlu is still in Ukraine to discuss the situation in the Crimea region. ... In an article in last week’s Russian Pravda, it was noted that if Ukraine was divided, then the status of the Crimean Peninsula – returned to Ukraine in 1954 by Nikita Kruschev, would be open to discussion, and that would include Turkey having a say in the future of Crimea. Russia gains control over Crimea The reference to this claim is the “Küçük Kaynarca” (Karlowitz I) signed 230 years ago. As per this agreement, signed by the...
  • Sinai attacks: Deadly bombing hits Egypt tour bus

    02/16/2014 11:27:13 AM PST · by BlackVeil · 11 replies
    BBC News ^ | 16 February 2014 | anon
    A bomb attack on a tourist bus in the Sinai peninsula has killed at least three South Korean tourists and an Egyptian driver, officials have said. A number of South Koreans were also hurt in the attack, which came as the bus was preparing to cross into Israel. ...
  • Chief economist’s apparent suicide is the latest in a series of bizarre deaths ...

    02/03/2014 11:52:06 AM PST · by BlackVeil · 48 replies
    Financial Post ^ | 31 Jan 2014 | Steven Perlberg
    Russell Investments’ Chief Economist Mike Dueker was found dead in an apparent suicide in the United States, the latest in a series of untimely deaths among finance workers and business leaders around the world this past week. Police say it appears Dueker took his own life by jumping from a ramp near the Tacoma Narrows Bridge in Tacoma, Wash., the AP reported Friday. ...
  • ‘My thoughts were misread,’ says Halla Diyab [anti-refugees from Syria]

    02/03/2014 11:37:19 AM PST · by BlackVeil · 7 replies
    Al-Aarabia ^ | Al-Arabia News | Eman El-Shenawi
    A British-Syrian TV pundit is threatening to sue social media users who slander her or threaten her life after her recent controversial views regarding not allowing Syrian refugees to come to Britain were aired on a BBC program. Halla Diyab, a writer and producer based in London, told BBC One’s This Week news program that Syrian refugees would be better off seeking asylum in neighboring Arab countries such as Saudi Arabia, Lebanon, Jordan and Egypt - rather than coming to England where they will face a cultural barrier such as not being able to speak English. Syrian refugees shouldn’t be...
  • Iran’s Navy Deploys to Atlantic Ocean

    01/21/2014 6:30:07 PM PST · by BlackVeil · 39 replies
    The Diplomat ^ | 22 Jan 2014 | By Zachary Keck
    Iran’s Navy began its first deployment to the Atlantic Ocean on Tuesday, according to reports in local press. ...The Navy held a ceremony to celebrate the ships’ departure, which was attended by the commander of Iran’s Navy, Admiral Habibollah Sayyari, as well as his deputy, Rear Admiral Seyed Mahmoud Moussavi. Iran has long discussed deploying naval assets to the Atlantic Ocean. As far back as 2011, Sayyari had threatened to deploy warships off the Atlantic Coast of the United States. ...As The Diplomat previously reported, Iranian media outlets noted in August 2013 reports that Iran’s Navy “also plans to dispatch...
  • US authorities find body of missing Australian soldier Paul McKay

    01/16/2014 11:12:07 AM PST · by BlackVeil · 4 replies
    ABC News ^ | 17 Jan 2014 | anon
    Police have found the body of an Australian soldier who has been missing in the United States for more than two weeks. Captain Paul McKay disappeared on New Year's Eve after catching a bus to a remote town near the Canadian border and walking into the Adirondack mountains in freezing conditions. His body was found near the summit of Scarface Mountain in upstate New York about 11am on Wednesday (local time), according to a police statement. Police say they have not discovered any signs of foul play. ...
  • Why Narnia Still Matters

    11/23/2013 1:00:22 AM PST · by BlackVeil · 21 replies
    Time Magazine ^ | 23 November 2013 | By Lev Grossman
    I have a funny sort of personal connection to C.S. Lewis, who died 50 years ago today. It’s through my mother: she was born in London and is just old enough to remember the Blitz, and like the Pevensie children in The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe, she was sent to the countryside to escape the bombing. Unlike them ...
  • A 'mere Christian'? Assessing C.S. Lewis after fifty years

    11/22/2013 6:19:20 PM PST · by BlackVeil · 9 replies
    Australian Broadcasting Commission ^ | 22 Nov 2013 | Alister McGrath
    Few can have failed to notice that this day marks the fiftieth anniversary of the death of C.S. Lewis (1898-1963). Throughout the summer, Lewis has featured prominently in literary festivals across the length and breadth of England. His home church - Holy Trinity, Headington Quarry, Oxford - arranged a modest celebration of the anniversary in September, and found themselves swamped by the public interest. ...
  • Paris shooting suspect taken into custody

    11/20/2013 6:13:59 PM PST · by BlackVeil · 3 replies
    Irish Times ^ | 20 Nov 2013 | anon
    A man suspected of shootings in Paris that left a photographer seriously injured in Paris two days ago has been taken into custody, the French prosecutor’s office has said. A suspect “with a strong resemblance” to the gunman was arrested this evening, a spokeswoman for the office said. ...
  • Paris gun attacks: Liberation and Societe Generale hit

    11/18/2013 4:26:45 PM PST · by BlackVeil · 10 replies
    BBC News ^ | 18 Nov 2013 | staff
    A manhunt is continuing in Paris after a gunman attacked offices of the newspaper Liberation and fired outside the HQ of the Societe Generale bank. A photographer, 27, was critically hurt at Liberation. The gunman later forced a motorist to drive him to the Champs Elysees before allowing him to go. Police are looking for the same man who broke into the Paris offices of the 24-hour news channel BFMTV on Friday. Police have now been stationed outside all the main media offices in Paris. ...
  • Israel said to be working with Saudi Arabia on Iran strike plan

    11/16/2013 8:55:54 PM PST · by BlackVeil · 75 replies
    Times of Israel ^ | 17 Nov 2013 | Staff
    Israel is working on coordinating plans for a possible military strike with Saudi Arabia, with Riyadh prepared to provide tactical support to Jerusalem, a British newspaper reported early Sunday. The two countries have both united in worry that the West may come to terms with Iran ...
  • Prince Bandar bin Sultan, Saudi Arabia’s Gatsby, Master Spy

    11/16/2013 8:00:21 PM PST · by BlackVeil · 2 replies
    Daily Beast ^ | 16 Nov 2013 | By Christopher Dickey
    Prince Bandar bin Sultan, once famous in Washington for his cigars, parties and charm, is now Saudi Arabia’s point man, fighting Iran in Syria and denouncing the Obama administration. ...
  • Why Isn't Randy Kraft Dead?

    11/01/2013 9:23:00 PM PDT · by BlackVeil · 14 replies
    Orange Coast ^ | April 22, 2013 | Patrick J. Kiger
    Thirty years after his arrest in Orange County, one of California’s deadliest and most depraved serial killers still lives and breathes on San Quentin’s death row. What’s wrong with this picture? ...
  • Innocent man burned to death by vigilante neighbours

    10/28/2013 8:19:31 PM PDT · by BlackVeil · 28 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 28 October 2013 | By Luke Salkeld
    An innocent man was viciously beaten and then burned to death by vigilante neighbours who wrongly believed rumours that he was a paedophile. Bijan Ebrahimi, a keen gardener, had taken photographs of youths vandalising his hanging baskets and intended to hand them to police as evidence. ...
  • Police charge trio over alleged anti-Semitic attack in Bondi, Sydney

    10/26/2013 1:40:05 AM PDT · by BlackVeil · 7 replies
    Police have charged three people over an alleged anti-Semitic attack in Sydney's eastern suburbs early this morning. Four men and a woman were walking home from the synagogue in Bondi shortly after midnight when a group of about eight young men began yelling anti-Semitic insults at them. Police say the confrontation soon turned into a physical fight. They arrested two 17-year-olds and a 23-year-old ...
  • Death toll up to four in Cairo's Warraq church attack

    10/22/2013 9:49:50 PM PDT · by BlackVeil · 4 replies
    Al-Ahram ^ | 21 Oct 2013 | Sayed Gamal
    The Ministry of Health announced on Monday that the death toll of Al-Warraq's Keniset Al-'Adra (Church of the Virgin Mary) attack increased to four while the number of injured rose to 18. Unknown assailants opened fire late on Sunday during a wedding ceremony held at the church in Al-Warraq, a working class neighbourhood in Imbaba, Giza. ...
  • Tomb of Head of Pharaohs Physicians of fifth dynasty discovered

    10/22/2013 9:30:21 PM PDT · by BlackVeil · 3 replies
    El Ahram ^ | 22 Oct 2013 | Nevine El-Aref
    The tomb of the fifth dynasty Head of Physicians of Upper and Lower Egypt, Shepseskaf-Ankh, was discovered in Abusir Necropolis - 25km from the Giza plateau, during excavation by a Czech archaeological mission. The tomb is carved in limestone and consists of a large open court, eight burial chambers for Shepseskaf and his family members, and a very distinguished huge false door engraved with the various titles and names of Shepseskaf-Ankh. ...
  • 10pc rise in new HIV cases across Australia

    10/20/2013 8:40:55 PM PDT · by BlackVeil · 10 replies
    There has been a sharp increase in the number of Australians contracting HIV, the virus that leads to AIDS. New statistics show the number of infections across the country rose by 10 per cent last year - the fastest increase in about 20 years. ...
  • Meet the Pope's Jewish Bookbinder

    10/19/2013 9:10:32 PM PDT · by BlackVeil · 4 replies
    The Forward ^ | October 25, 2013 | By Graham Lawson
    ... The advent of the Internet has not seen off the format of the book, nor is its demise coming anytime soon. Yehuda Miklaf, a Jerusalem-based bookbinder, has a backlog of orders, and his highly regarded editions are still in demand. Despite the specialized and somewhat exclusive nature of Miklaf’s work, his burgeoning trade testifies to the fact that books remain very much in the cultural domain and will for some time to come. Born Seamus McClafferty (he converted to Judaism in 1986 and moved to Jerusalem with his wife), Miklaf hails from Nova Scotia. In 1968 he moved to...
  • Turkey: Israel is not meeting all our expectations

    10/09/2013 7:09:21 PM PDT · by BlackVeil · 9 replies
    Ynet News ^ | 6 Oct 2013 | Smadar Peri
    Netanyahu already apologized for Marmara incident, but Turkey is in no rush to forgive or forget. ‘Israel apologized too late,’ Turkish President Abdullah Gul tells Yedioth Ahronoth. Senior Turkish advisor: As long as Erdogan is in power, things will not change ...
  • Saudi preacher jailed over daughter's death

    10/09/2013 12:17:59 AM PDT · by BlackVeil · 22 replies
    BBC News ^ | 7 Oct 2013 | By Sebastian Usher
    A Saudi preacher accused of torturing his five-year-old daughter and beating her to death has been sentenced to eight years in prison and 600 lashes. The case of Fayhan al-Ghamdi made headlines around the world earlier this year when it was suggested that a Saudi court might let him walk free. Activists began a campaign named after his daughter, "I am Lama" ...
  • Australian Man from Queensland Tagged as Australia's First Suicide Bomber Blows Himself Up in Syria

    10/07/2013 11:09:30 PM PDT · by BlackVeil · 14 replies
    International Business Times ^ | 8 October 2013 | By Sigrid Salucop
    An Australian man from Queensland according to Australian intelligence sources blew himself up in Deir Ezzor, Syria while driving a truck full of explosives, reports Today Tonight. The Australian jihadist was fighting with Al-Qaeda and has been in Syria for a year, sources say. ...
  • Iranians mock Netanyahu over jeans comment

    10/07/2013 10:58:37 PM PDT · by BlackVeil · 16 replies
    BBC News ^ | 7 Oct 2013 | anon
    Iranians have used social media to mock Israeli prime minister, Benjamin Netanyahu, ... In an interview with BBC Persian TV Mr Netanyahu said that if Iranians were free they would wear blue jeans, and listen to Western music. Hundreds of Iranians both in Iran and abroad reacted on social media sites. Many posts showed mainly young Iranians wearing jeans and listening to Western music, some in comic poses. Others mocked up scenes from ancient Persian history with the protagonists wearing denim. ...