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Israel abuzz over reports that attacks on Iran were planned, abandoned

Accounts published in Israel over the weekend suggest that Prime Minister<p>Benjamin Netanyahuplanned to strike Iran more than once in recent years but met with internal opposition.<p>On Friday, Israel's Channel 2 news broadcast excerpts from a taped interview that former Prime Minister<p>Ehud Barakgave to …


Army deployed to Beirut after anti-government anger boils over

<b>Beirut, Lebanon (CNN) —</b> Lebanese army units were deployed Sunday in central Beirut following violent street protests over garbage going uncollected, said Col. Joseph Moussalem, spokesman for the Lebanese Security Forces.<p>Red Cross Lebanon said 49 protesters and police officers were injured in …

Middle East

25-Year-Old's Body Stolen From Casket in 'Brazen' Theft Following Her Funeral

Texas police tell PEOPLE they are “cautiously optimistic” that the body of a 25-year-old woman – possibly stolen from her casket in broad daylight, …


Rihanna Surprises Audience at Kanye West's Concert and Crowd Literally Loses It

I've never meant "literally" so literally.<p>Kanye West was a last-minute replacement for Frank Ocean — what's going on, Frank?! — at last night's FYF Festival in Los Angeles, and he did <i>not</i> disappoint. He played a set of classics, and at the end, it turned into high-energy one-minute renditions of …

Kanye West

Twitter has killed Politwoops, which kept an eye on politicians

The Open State Foundation (OSF) knew this was coming. The US account was shut down by Twitter in May. Now the hammer has come down on the rest of the group’s Politwoops accounts – each of which was dedicated to monitoring deletions by elected officials in a specific country.<p>Another account, …