Denise Geel

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David Bowie Verbatim: drugs, dresses and lust in the Sixties and Seventies – the things we learned from the man in his own words

<i>Extraordinary and previously unheard recordings of Bowie from the BBC archive tell his story from Bromley to Berlin</i><p>The hour-long programme was made up of Bowie’s own anecdotes and stories covering the first chapter of his life, from his London and then Kent childhood, to drug-fuelled oblivion in …

David Bowie

The Islamic State holds about 3,500 slaves in Iraq, U.N. says

The United Nations released a report this week detailing the "staggering civilian death toll in Iraq" over the past two years. It found that nearly 19,000 Iraqi civilians have been killed since the Islamic State's insurgency flared at the beginning of 2014, while some 3.2 million Iraqis have been …

Middle East

ISIS Fighters Just Got a Huge Pay Cut

Whatever you may have been told, sometimes waging war on behalf of an apocalyptic nightmare theocracy isn’t all it’s cracked up to be.<p>Fighters for …

Isis has destroyed Iraq's oldest Christian monastery, satellite images confirm

St Elijah’s monastery in Mosul, which stood as a place of worship for 1,400 years, is thought to have been razed between August and September 2014<p>New satellite photos confirm what church leaders and Middle East preservationists had feared: the oldest Christian monastery in Iraq has been reduced to …

Archaeology

U.S. Says It's Slowing Flow, But Foreign Fighters Still Flock to ISIS

For the first time since the U.S. began a massive bombing campaign against ISIS in Iraq and Syria in 2014, American officials say they have achieved some success in slowing the flow of foreign fighters streaming across the Turkish border into the group’s self-declared caliphate.<p>But U.S. …

Middle East

Ebola: Sierra Leone quarantines more than 100 people following new death

Death of 22-year-old woman confirmed by World Health Organisation, Sierra Leone had been declared free of the disease last November<p>Sierra Leone's government on Saturday urged the public not to panic as it announced that more than 100 people had been quarantined following a new death from Ebola just …

London man says child in Isis video is his grandson

The child shown at the end of the latest Islamic State propaganda video is the son of a south London woman who converted to Islam and left for Syria several years ago, according to her father.<p>Henry Dare, also known as Sunday, said that he recognised the child from the film as Isa, one of the sons …

Counterterrorism

Mass Grave Found in Ramadi, Iraq, After ISIS Driven From City

A mass grave containing the bodies of around 40 civilians has been found in the Iraqi city of Ramadi, a regional official said Monday.<p>Iraqi forces last month retook the center of the city, which is the capital of Anbar province, more than seven months after it was overrun by ISIS.<p>Eed Amash, …

Improvised Explosive Devices

ISIS tunnels: How ISIS militants evade airstrikes in Ramadi

<b>Ramadi, Iraq (CNN) —</b> The battle for the key Iraqi city of Ramadi has opened a window into the resilience of ISIS. It took months of daily onslaughts before Iraqi forces and the U.S.-led coalition were able to expel the militants from the city center recently.<p>Ramadi witness: 'They wanted to use us …

Islamic State (ISIS)

Pentagon: Hundreds of military kids sexually abused annually

Cpl. Aaron C. Masa became fast friends with a fellow Marine during field training in North Carolina. But behind his buddy's back, Masa was sexually abusing his friend's 3-year-old stepdaughter. He also took sexually explicit photos of the girl and the Marine's infant daughter.<p>A military judge …

Search for UK jihadi in Isis video to use voice and vein recognition software

Intelligence experts hunting the unknown British jihadi and a young child shown in a new Islamic State murder video will use the same identification techniques used to track down Mohammed Emwazi, who was killed in a targeted US drone strike in November.<p>It took months to publicly identify Emwazi, …

Terrorism

Rat on a plane: Air India flight returns to Mumbai after rodent spotted on board

The plane was due to fly to London but had to return to the city after passengers spotted the rat. They were later flown to London in a separate plane<p>An Air India plane flying to London was forced to return to Mumbai after passengers spotted a rat on board, the airline said on Thursday.<p>Though the …

Airplanes

Russia to scale back space programme as economic crisis bites

Russia is revising the scale of its space programme, the national space agency has said, after a newspaper reported that the government may be forced into billions of dollars of cuts to its ambitious Moon exploration plans.<p>Several Russian government ministries were engaged in revising the space …

Space Exploration

Microsoft failed to tell thousands of Hotmail users that they had been hacked by the Chinese

On Wednesday, after a series of requests for comment from Reuters, Microsoft said it will change its policy and in the future tell its email customers when it suspects there has been a government hacking attempt.<p>The company also confirmed for the first time that it had not called, emailed or …

A powerful cyclone has pushed the North Pole 50 degrees above normal to melting point

From Tuesday evening to Wednesday morning, a mind-boggling pressure drop was recorded in Iceland: 54 millibars in just 18 hours. This triples the criteria for "bomb" cyclogenesis, which meteorologists use to describe a rapidly intensifying mid-latitude storm. A "bomb" cyclone is defined as dropping …

Someone Made a Google Chrome Filter to Block Donald Trump From Your Internet

Few people have dominated the media — particularly online — in 2015 like Donald Trump has. Mentions of the business mogul and Republican presidential …

Hiroshima Hut / Suppose Design Office

<i>Text description provided by the architects.</i> One of the issues that emerged during the design process of this building was how to insert it in a …

Hiroshima

Investigation Reveals Chilling New Details About Paris Attacks

A French newspaper's extensive probe has found the terrorists at the Bataclan toyed with some victims.<p>A reconstruction of one of the worst terrorist attacks in France's recent history has revealed gruesome new details about the assault and highlighted unanswered questions.<p>On Nov. 13, three teams of …

Terrorism

Quiet Moments Along the Streets of NYC's Chinatown

New York-based photographer Franck Bohbot has a knack for transforming a normally bustling location into a quiet and contemplative scene. In all of his work, he eliminates people from his compositions and concentrates on the structures and architecture throughout a place. This approach results in …

New York City

Futuristic Floating City Could Soon Become a Reality

Atlantis may not be the only city in the ocean after architecture firm AT Design Office gets its newest blueprint approved. This innovative city plan was commissioned by the China Communications Construction Company (CCCC) as a possible eco-friendly city expansion alternative to continuing on land. …

Architecture

Coldplay: Ghost Stories

Since we met Chris Martin 14 years ago, he's been a trusted emotional shepherd, nudging us to hear the clanging bells, marvel at the stars, glow in …

Music