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ISIS militants destroy ancient statues, relics in Iraq (VIDEO)
The Islamic State has posted a video online showing a group of militants destroying ancient statues and other artifacts, saying they are symbols of idolatry. Some of the objects date from the seventh century BC. Specialists say the damage is incalculable.

26.02.2015 16:54

CT scan reveals 1,000 yo mummy inside statue of Buddha
Dutch scientists have scanned a statue of Buddha, dating back to the 11th or 12th century, to reveal a mummy inside. They’ve also taken samples of the mummy’s insides and discovered scraps of paper with ancient Chinese characters on them.

22.02.2015 06:19

What do you do when the Wailing Wall comes to your house? A new Jewish holy site in the Palestinian quarter
How a Palestinian living in a house that belonged to his family since the 17th century deals with a sudden appearance of a Jewish holy site, the Small Wailing Wall, and why it’s so important for the Palestinians in Jerusalem to never have fines or debts.

12.02.2015 14:45

‘Viagra ice cream’ & bondage emergencies: Kinky UK braces for 50 Shades of Valentine’s Day
With the cinema release of “Fifty Shades of Grey” planned for Valentine’s Day, UK firms are cashing in on the nation’s newfound sexual deviance. Meanwhile, emergency services are on standby for a spate of “bedroom antics-gone-wrong.”

12.02.2015 12:05

Fifty Shades of… DIY: B&Q to stock more kinky restraints for ‘mummy porn’ film release
Staff at hardware store B&Q have been urged to brush up on their intimate knowledge of “mummy porn” novel Fifty Shades of Grey and prepare for a heightened demand for cable ties, tape and rope as the BDSM film adaption hits the big screen.

10.02.2015 14:55

Estonian Holocaust exhibit ‘outrageous and disgusting example of poor taste’
A Holocaust exhibition in Estonia mocks the victims of the terrible tragedy and is a totally perverted way to mark the anniversary of the liberation of the Auschwitz death camp, says Efraim Zuroff, director of the Simon Wiesenthal Center in Jerusalem.

10.02.2015 11:09

​UK's 'Facebook Army' will change nature of journalism & war
Britain’s ‘Facebook Army' sounds like a revolutionary change in military direction. However, it’s just the logical progression of tactics the country has used for decades.

06.02.2015 06:50

​May the force be with… Torbay? English Riviera boasts almost as many Jedi as Muslims
There are nearly as many self-described Jedi Knights as there are Muslims in the picturesque seaside area of Torbay, according to figures from the last UK national census.

29.01.2015 13:40

‘Olympicopolis’: Smithsonian plans new London museum
America’s Smithsonian Institution is planning to open its first international museum outpost in London, as part of its “Olympicopolis” multimillion dollar project in the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park.

28.01.2015 13:41

​#NoMorePage3: The Sun axes topless models
The UK’s top selling newspaper has stopped printing ‘Page 3’ topless models after a run of 44 years, delighting critics of the “sexist” images and angering both fans of the feature, and those who see it as an issue of freedom.

20.01.2015 09:38

Russian Orthodox Christians take chilling plunge to mark Epiphany (PHOTOS, VIDEO)
Hundreds of thousands of people across Russia plunged into freezing waters to mark the Orthodox Epiphany on Sunday. Moscow, in particular, made special arrangements to allow the faithful to cleanse their souls – despite the frigid temperatures.

18.01.2015 22:28

Naked weddings? Ministers moot marriage law reform, including nudist ceremonies
Nudist weddings could soon be on the agenda following a radical shake-up of marriage law ordered by ministers.

13.01.2015 15:32