ISIS ‘military police’ executed 100 foreign fighters who attempted to quit and flee from the insurgents’ de-facto capital of Raqqa in northern Syria as frustration among militants has been growing, a UK newspaper reported citing a witness activist.
Pakistan has executed two convicted militants after lifting a moratorium on the death penalty in response to the murder of over 130 children at a Peshawar school by the Taliban. It is planning more hangings and airstrikes against militants.
Greenpeace’s executive director was met with protests calling for “Justice for Nazca” outside a Peruvian court following a reckless stunt during which activists trampled Peru’s world-renowned Nazca Lines in an attempt to promote renewable energy.
Car dealers in the Russian capital ran out of stock, as customers were buying Porsches, Lamborghinis and BMWs in unusually large numbers, despite growing price tags. The influx was prompted both by holiday spirits and ruble devaluation, experts say.
Cuban leader Raul Castro said the country would not give up its political values for which it has fought. Calling for mutual respect in the new development of relations with the US, Castro stated Cuba would continue its socialist route.
Beppe Grillo, the leader of an Italian Eurosceptic party says he has already received 50,000 signatures for his petition to push for a referendum on Italy leaving the Euro. He cites rising unemployment and lack of economic growth for wanting to quit.
A Swedish trio of companies has developed an innovative bike helmet equipped with a high-tech sensor which will warn cyclists and drivers alike of impending traffic using a cloud-based two-way communication system.
Men and women can live "long and happily together," but they are unlikely to die on the same day, a major study has shown. Global life expectancy soared by 5.8 years in men and 6.6 years in women between 1990 and 2013.
Several dozen historical Italian castles are up for sale, their owners unable to pay maintenance costs and high taxes. But Russian buyers are stepping in, searching for properties in "strategic locations."
With Christmas coming fast upon us a new web application called Crypto Santa uses virtual encryption technology, which entirely removes human identification from the process of gift giving, adding a new twist to the semi-anonymous game.
A new NASA video gives a glance of what an astronaut could see from a spacecraft while rushing down through our planet’s atmosphere. The recording presents the last 10 minutes of the Orion’s test flight – before the final splash into the Pacific Ocean.
Russian scientists are working on a high-tech virtual map of the Arctic in order to keep track of climate change developments and monitor human impact on the area, in what may help pave the way for safer mining of the region’s oil and gas reserves.