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Leaked Sony emails exhibit wealthy elite’s maneuvering to get child into Ivy League school
Emails leaked during last autumn’s hack of Sony Pictures revealed how a connected CEO of a major corporation tried to court favor with an Ivy League university. Michael Lynton was trying to improve the chances of his daughter getting into Brown.

24.04.2015 18:10

‘Protest against nuclear policy’: Japan’s radioactive drone pilot turns himself in
A 40-year-old Japanese man has taken responsibility for launching a drone with radioactive material that landed on the roof of the office of Prime Minister Shinzo Abe. He said he took the course of action to protest the government’s nuclear policy.

24.04.2015 21:00

​Not again! Barbie maker’s ‘Nazi Poland’ game outrages Warsaw days after FBI chief blunder
One of the world’s largest toy manufacturers – American company Mattel, known as the producer of Barbie dolls and toy Disney characters - raised a storm of indignation in Poland, as one of its latest card games contains the phrase ‘Nazi Poland’.

24.04.2015 16:58

​Bin Laden-linked terror cell planned Vatican attack – prosecutor
Italian police have issued 18 arrest warrants for Sardinia-based terror suspects with Al-Qaeda links who may have been planning an attack on the Vatican. Two of the alleged jihadists are believed to be former bodyguards of Osama Bin Laden.

24.04.2015 12:22

Stripper send-off: China pledges crackdown on burlesque funerals
China’s Ministry of Culture issued a statement condemning the rural practice of having strippers dance at funerals to attract mourners. Crackdowns on the “uncivilized” practice were promised, threatening glorious afterlives across the country.

24.04.2015 06:59

Dutch forensic expert fired for exposing photos of MH17 victims
​A senior Dutch forensic expert involved into the investigation of the MH17 plane crash has been dismissed, with further sanctions against him considered after he showed images of plane crash victims to his students.

24.04.2015 06:18

No ‘swooshing’: ISIS reportedly bans Nike because it sounds like ‘sex’ in Arabic
Unverified reports suggests that the Islamic State has banned Nike apparel because the brand’s name sounds like the term for sexual intercourse in Arabic. Militants have reportedly been ordered to get rid of smutty-sounding sportswear.

24.04.2015 05:23

Death in jail cell: Video reveals man arrested for ‘sagging pants’ left to die
Newly released video shows the last moments of a Louisiana man arrested for wearing “sagging pants.” Police pile onto him shocking into submission, then leave him lying face down on the jail floor for ten minutes. When they return, he is dead.

23.04.2015 17:45

​BND helped NSA spy on EU politicians & companies ‘against German interests’
Germany's BND intelligence agency spied on European politicians and companies for the NSA for over a decade, Spiegel Online revealed. But an internal probe showed that at least 40,000 of those spying requests were against German and EU interests.

23.04.2015 16:55

Petrobras loses $2.5bn in bribery, promises ‘recovery’
The new CEO of Brazil's state-run oil company Petrobras, Aldemir Bendine claims the $2.5 billion the company lost through corruption was “recoverable”. Petrobras is currently engulfed in the largest financial scandal in Brazil's history.

23.04.2015 11:49

Gen. Petraeus gets 2 years of probation for revealing state secrets to his mistress
David Petraeus, the retired general who headed the Central Intelligence Agency until details of a sordid affair drove him to resign in 2012, was sentenced on Thursday for leaking classified secrets to his former mistress.

23.04.2015 13:26

‘Institutionalised theft’: Barclays’ PFI contracts based on rigged interest rates ‘bleeding NHS & schools dry,’ say activists
Political activists gatecrashed Barclay’s AGM in Central London on Thursday to highlight the role of private finance initiatives (PFI) in “killing off” Britain’s public services, racking up unsustainable debt, dodging tax and funneling profits offshore.

23.04.2015 08:38