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Firefighters get electrocuted during Ice Bucket Challenge as US officials, Catholics warn against trend
Four firefighters were shocked by a nearby power line on Thursday in the process of helping students at Campbellsville University participate in the 'Ice Bucket Challenge,' a social media-fueled fundraiser for ALS research.

22.08.2014 17:41

Hamas executes 18 suspected Israeli informers in Gaza
Hamas has executed 18 Palestinians suspected of collaborating with Israel after three of its own military commanders were killed Thursday in an Israeli airstrike that may have been conducted on the basis of intelligence given by informants.

22.08.2014 17:36

‘Shia militia attack’ on Sunni mosque kills 68 in eastern Iraq
Shia militia allegedly opened fire inside a Sunni mosque in Iraq’s eastern Diyala Province on Friday killing at least 68 people, Reuters reports, citing medical officials. A different account of the incident claims an Islamist suicide bomber was involved.

22.08.2014 13:31

'My mission is vengeance': Man says he killed four in response to US foreign policy
A Seattle man has told investigators he killed four people in Washington state and New Jersey this year in a mission to avenge the “millions” of lives “taken every single day” by the United States government, according to court documents.

21.08.2014 15:33

‘Psychopathic violence’: British Muslim organizations condemn ISIS extremism
British Muslim organizations have condemned self-professed ‘Jihadists’ responsible for the murder of US journalist James Foley, and along with parents of suspected British fighters, have agreed to work with the police to ‘root out’ extremism.

21.08.2014 08:49

#ISISmediablackout: UK celebs urge against sharing James Foley video online
Celebrities and commentators have led calls on Twitter for the video depicting the beheading of US journalist James Foley not to be shared online to avoid handing the Islamic State a platform for its propaganda.

20.08.2014 10:56

ISIS beheading: Militants ‘represent a direct threat’ to UK security says Foreign Sec.
Islamic State militants, who released a video allegedly showing the beheading of a US journalist, ‘represent a direct threat’ to UK security said Foreign Secretary Philip Hammond. David Cameron has cut short his holiday to respond to the incident.

20.08.2014 09:06

​Creative chaos redux: The Black Sea pivot and the evolving project for the Greater Middle East
The events of the past weeks and months show that the world is currently going through an intense and frightening time. War and armed strife bound about once more, threatening the global equilibrium, now moving towards the Black Sea.

19.08.2014 12:46

Siberian elders vote to bury 2,500yo mummy to stop quakes, floods
A council of elders in Russia’s Altay Region voted to bury the mummy of a woman who lived in the region in the 5th century BC. Altay locals believe that her excavation from her tomb back in 1993 angered her spirit and causes natural disasters.

19.08.2014 10:54

Pope Francis says ‘unjust aggressor’ ISIS must be stopped, rejects new Iraq ‘conquest’
Pope Francis has acknowledged the possibility of military intervention in Iraq, where Islamists have terrorized Christians and other minorities. He stressed that any action must follow a consensus by multiple countries.

19.08.2014 00:24

Nude games over: Arrests, public apology after naturist fest in Malaysia
Eight people have been arrested for participating in a nudist sports festival in Malaysia, with the organizer apologizing to the public of the Muslim-majority state for staging the event.

18.08.2014 19:46

Not kosher: Supermarket removes Jewish food amid anti-Israel protests
A central London branch of a major UK supermarket emptied its kosher food shelf after its manager feared anti-Israeli protesters outside would attack the store, the grocery giant has confirmed.

18.08.2014 10:27

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