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​Malaysian ISIS fighters taking bank loans to fund ‘one way trip’ to martyrdom
Malaysian wannabe-IS members have been applying for loans in banks, as well as getting rid of most of their property, in order to fund what they believe to be a one way road to martyrdom, the New Straits Times citing investigation papers on five cases.

21.12.2014 00:01

100 foreign fighters executed by ISIS for trying to quit - report
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.

20.12.2014 19:14

Pakistan starts hanging militants in revenge for school massacre
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.

20.12.2014 09:08

Milwaukee protesters block interstate over police killings (PHOTOS)
At least 73 adults and one minor have been taken into custody by Milwaukee police for blocking interstate highway 43 while protesting the killing of an unarmed and mentally infirm black man by police officer earlier this year.

20.12.2014 09:59

‘The highest price’: Over 1.7mn children affected by Ukrainian conflict, UN says
The conflict in eastern Ukraine is having a horrendous impact on as many as 1.7 million children, and hundreds of schools have been damaged or destroyed, according to the latest report by the UN Children’s Fund.

20.12.2014 10:06

BlackBerry & Boeing make self-destructing 'black phone'
Boeing has joined forces with BlackBerry to develop a high-security ‘black phone’, running on Android software. Designed for government agencies, it will encrypt calls, as well as destruct all its data if it is tampered with.

20.12.2014 06:04

Staples data breach exposes 1.16mn cards in 115 stores
The world’s largest office supply retailer Staples has revealed that up to 1.16 million of its clients’ payment cards might have been “affected” by a massive malware attack on the company’s point-of-sales systems.

20.12.2014 03:02

NY cracks down on toy gun sellers
Giants of American retail such as Walmart and Amazon have announced they will comply with New York Attorney General’s order to stop selling realistically looking toy guns, unless their barrels are clearly marked with clearly visible orange markings.

19.12.2014 23:53

Russia’s military doctrine remains ‘solely defensive’ – Putin
Russia is going to maintain its security “consistently and rigorously,” President Vladimir Putin has said. And despite NATO’s military buildup close to Russian borders, the national military doctrine will remain solely defensive, he said.

19.12.2014 14:56

Experimental Ebola drug helped critically ill doctor – study
An anti-Ebola prototype drug has helped a critically ill doctor from Sierra Leone, according to the latest study. The medic, who was flown to a German hospital in September with severe Ebola symptoms and discharged a month later, fully recovered.

19.12.2014 13:50

​‘Time to wake up and start doing something’: How refugees live in Donbass
Over the past six months, the war has turned about 1 million people in Donbass into refugees, which is about a sixth of the entire population. Some went to other parts of Ukraine while others went to Russia.

19.12.2014 14:41

Bomb attacks foiled at Crimea 'prosecutie' office
Two attempted terrorist attacks on the Crimean Prosecutor’s Office have recently been prevented by members of the local People’s Guard. So-called ‘prosecutie' Natalia Poklonskaya has also had previous threats.

19.12.2014 11:46