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One Direction at BRIT Awards 2016: Liam Payne, Louis Tomlinson reunite

Following a months-long drought, One Direction has reunited. Sort of.<p>Liam Payne and Louis Tomlinson represented the band at the BRIT Awards on …

Pop Music

BRIT Awards 2016: Lorde Performs "Life on Mars?" With David Bowie's Backing Band

<i>Photo by Brian Rasic / Getty Images</i><p>Today, the BRIT Awards paid tribute to David Bowie by presenting him with the Icon Award posthumously. Annie Lennox introduced Gary Oldman, who accepted the award on Bowie's behalf. They then introduced Bowie's former backing band, who performed a medley of his …

Brits Awards 2016: Adele Censored During Acceptance Speech, But ITV Forget To Bleep Her Actually Swearing

Adele found herself being censored during one of her big moments at the Brit Awards, but producers’ attempts to stop her swearing from being …

Saudis lobby MEPs before arms embargo vote over Yemen

Saudi Arabia has mounted an intense lobbying campaign to try to prevent members of the European parliament voting for an arms embargo because of the Saudi military action in Yemen that has resulted in heavy civilian casualties.<p>As part of a concerted campaign, Saudi representatives have been meeting …

Middle East

12 Fictional Journeys Any World Traveler Will Envy

Visit Marfa, Mallorca, and Paris -- all without canceling your Seamless order.<p>A shift in perspective, or at least a quick, cool dip into the mind of another person, is the objective of travel, and also of reading great books.<p>So if you’re both knowledge-hungry and couch-bound, pick up a road trip …

Australia warns of 'advanced' Indonesia terror threat

Travellers have been advised to take precautions, just days after a similar warning about neighbouring Malaysia<p>Australia on Thursday warned that terrorists might be in the "advanced stages of preparing attacks" in Indonesia and advised travellers to take precautions, just days after a similar …

Asia

ISIS supporters threaten Mark Zuckerberg and Jack Dorsey

A group of ISIS supporters has threatened to take down Facebook and Twitter -- as well as their leaders.<p>Photos of Mark Zuckerberg and Jack Dorsey appear multiple times in a 25-minute video created by a group that calls itself the Sons Caliphate Army. The images of the two CEOs are sometimes …

Social Media

Young brothers charged over YouTube video of prank terrorist attack

A Melbourne trio called the Jalals has caused outrage with a mock drive-by shooting, leading to an investigation by Australian police.<p>Brothers Max …

Terrorism

Turkish troops taking on Isil in 'secret battle' in Iraq

Exclusive: More than 1,000 soldiers are engaged in covert ground war with the Islamic State near their stronghold of Mosul, against Iraq's<p>Turkish troops are locked in a covert fight against the Islamic State in north Iraq, the Telegraph has learned, despite Baghdad’s insistence that they leave the …

Iran arrests Baquer Namazi, father of imprisoned American businessman

<b>Washington (CNN) —</b> Six weeks after freeing U.S. citizens in a prisoner swap with the United States, Iran appears to have arrested yet another man whom Washington may take an interest in seeing freed.<p>Baquer Namazi, 80, is the father of American businessman Siamak Namazi, who was detained in October …

Israel cooperation puts Palestinian forces in a tough spot

RAMALLAH, West Bank (AP) — It was nearly 2 a.m. when Amjoud Sallaj heard a loud explosion outside his home. In a matter of seconds, Israeli troops …

Syrian army recaptures town in Aleppo province from IS group

BEIRUT (AP) — Syrian government troops backed by Russian airstrikes recaptured a town in Aleppo province from Islamic State militants on Thursday in …

Middle East

Messi sends Afghan 'plastic shirt boy' a signed jersey

A five-year-old Afghan boy photographed wearing an improvised Lionel Messi shirt made out of a plastic bag has finally received the genuine article - and it was signed by the Barcelona superstar.<p>Murtaza Ahmadi shot to internet fame after photographs of him dressed in the blue-and-white top with …

Soccer

ISIS propaganda video threatens Mark Zuckerberg and Jack Dorsey over account deletions

Facebook and Twitter, it seems, are indeed having an impact in the fight against ISIS, at least online.<p>Last week we reported on a George Washington University study that concluded the Islamic State was having a difficult time spreading propaganda, or recruiting, on Twitter. This coincides with …