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France Halts Search for Bodies at Germanwings Crash Site

French investigators have ended their search for bodies in the Alps where a Germanwings passenger jet crashed last month, killing all 150 people on board, a local official said on Saturday.<p>Prosecutors believe German co-pilot Andreas Lubitz deliberately flew the Airbus A320 jet into the mountainside …

Islamic State bans skinny jeans and smoking

Jihadists threaten to jail any young man in Raqqa wearing skinny jeans, smoking or keeping music on their mobiles<p>Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (Isil) militants in the northern <b>Syrian province of Raqqa</b>have threatened to jail any young man wearing skinny jeans, smoking or keep music on his …

Skinny Jeans

Elderly nun gang raped trying to stop robbery in India, police say

A nun in her 70s was gang-raped by a group of bandits Saturday when she tried to prevent them from robbing a Christian missionary school in eastern India, police said, the latest crime to focus attention on the scourge of sexual violence in the country.<p>The nun was hospitalized in serious condition …

French try to block Battle of Waterloo coin

France wants to block plans for a €2 coin to celebrate the 200th anniversary of the historic battle fought by the Duke of Wellington against Napoleon Bonaparte in 1815 because it would be a “symbol that is negative”.<p>The French government is attempting to block a coin commemorating the Battle of …

Pakistan lifts death penalty moratorium for all criminals

Pakistan, which had already restarted executions for terrorists in wake of Taliban school massacre, to proceed with hangings for all prisoners sentenced to death<p>Pakistan has lifted its moratorium on the death penalty in all capital cases, officials said on Tuesday, <b>after restarting executions for</b> …

Propaganda video may be a cover for Mosul Museum looting

Many questions were raised by the shocking recent propaganda video showing<p>Islamic Statejihadists smashing statues, both authentic antiquities and gypsum reproductions, inside Iraq’s Mosul Museum and at the ancient Ninevah archaeological site nearby.<p>Most important is the absence of an accurate …

Air strike on Islamic State-run refinery in Syria kills 30-monitor

BEIRUT (Reuters) - A U.S.-led coalition air strike in Syria hit an oil refinery run by the Islamic State militant group near the border with Turkey on Sunday, killing 30 people, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights reported.<p>Rami Abdulrahman, who runs the Observatory, said the dead were refinery …

Man Arrested After Appearing on Roof of London's Palace of Westminster

British police have detained a man who got onto the roof of the Palace of Westminster, London’s most iconic building and the home of Britain’s parliament.<p>The 23-year-old man was taken into custody at around 5 a.m. Sunday local time, nearly eight hours after he was first seen on top of the historic …

Life as We Don't Know It? Experts Say It's Possible on Titan

Life as we know it requires water, but could an environment without H2O give rise to life as we don't know it? Scientists say it's theoretically possible, in a place that's as close as Titan, a smog-shrouded moon of Saturn that has seas containing hydrocarbons instead of water. Cornell University …

Astronomy

Pro-Baghdad forces 'making slow progress in Tikrit against determined Islamic State'

Iraqi government sends 30,000 forces to retake the town which Isil took last summer<p>Fighting was under way on Monday night in the key central <b>Iraqi</b> city of Tikrit, birthplace of former dictator Saddam Hussein, as government forces and Shia militia launched a major assault to displace <b>Islamic State of</b> …

Elderly Mystery Woman Found Buried in Coffin Near Richard III

Archaeologists found a lead coffin buried in the ruins of an English medieval church, just feet from the grave of England's King Richard III. When they opened the tomb, they expected to find the skeleton of a knight or a friar. But instead, they found the bones of an elderly woman.<p>The woman's …

HIV strain came from gorillas, study finds

Western lowland gorillas in southern Cameroon appear to be the source for the second-most-lethal category of the immunodeficiency virus that crossed into humans, a new study suggests.<p>The category, called HIV-1 group O, has not been nearly as dangerous to humans as group M, which has infected more …

Gorillas

Telltale Games, Lionsgate team up for TV/game hybrid

Some are of the opinion that video games these days are starting to get closer to TV shows and films, especially with some adopting a more episodic …

日 최고의 건강식, 이바라키현 '낫토' - 대한민국 문화ㆍ관광 1번지, 투어페이퍼

최근 건강에 관심이 늘어나면서 친환경 등과 같은 몸에 좋은 음식들의 인기가 좋다. 특히 깊은 맛은 물론 콜레스테롤 수치를 낮춰주는 발효음식은 일본에서도 큰 인기를 끌고 있다.<p>그들이 즐겨 먹는 발효음식은 '낫토'다. 이는 항암효과와 성인병 예방에 좋은 것으로 알려졌다. …

Paris night drone mystery deepens

<b>Drones have appeared over landmarks in central Paris for the second night running and police are no closer to knowing who is operating them.</b><p>There were five sightings between 23:00 on Tuesday and 02:00 (01:00 GMT) on Wednesday, French media report.<p>Up to three drones were seen near the Invalides …

Drones

Bookseller offers rarity that inspired Charlotte Brontë – and her pseudonym

Thomas Bewick’s History of British Birds, mentioned in Jane Eyre, was owned by Yorkshire philanthropist believed to have supported Brontë family<p>A rare first edition of Thomas Bewick’s History of British Birds belonging to Frances Currer, the woman believed to have inspired Charlotte Brontë’s …

Prodromos and Desi Residence by Vardastudio Architects & Designers

Vardastudio Architects & Designers presents the Prodromos and Desi Residence. Located in the<p>Vardastudio Architects & Designers presents the Prodromos …

Chock Full of Crocs! 7 Fossil Species Found in Amazon Basin

How would you like to dip your toes in a swamp with seven different crocodilian species, including two 26-foot (8-meter) monsters, all living side by side and eating just about anything that moves? That is what life was like in the lush Peruvian Amazon basin 13 million years ago.<p>The scene featured …

Jordan's King Balances Threats Abroad And Critics At Home

Jordan's King Abdullah has faced a delicate balancing act ever since he ascended the throne in 1999 following his father's death. His country shares borders with Iraq, Syria and Israel among others, and there always seems to be trouble in the neighborhood.<p>His latest challenge has been to convince …

터키 잠적 김군 IS 훈련 소식에 김군 어머니 "마음 찢어져"

터키 잠적 김군 IS 훈련 소식에 김군 어머니 "숨도 못 쉴 정도, 마음 찢어져"<p>[아시아경제 온라인이슈팀] 터키에서 잠적한 김군의 IS 훈련 소식이 전해진 가운데 김군 어머니의 발언에 관심이 집중되고 있다.<p>국정원은 24일 국회 정보위원회의에서 김군이 IS로 갔고 장소는 확인되지 않지만 훈련을 받고 있다고 보고했다.<p>정보위 야당 간사인 새정치연합 신경민 의원은 "IS와 관련된 보도 내용은 거의 다 맞다"며 "국정원에서도 그렇게 확인되고 있다고 들었다"고 전했다. 신 의원은 이어 '김군의 생사'를 묻는 기자들 질문에 "사망했다는 얘기는 …

Homeworld Remastered puts you in command of the most stunning space battles ever

"It’s funny how nostalgia works. We think it looked like it does now, but back then," says Brian Martel, chief creative officer at Gearbox Software, the studio that handled the remasters. "We were actually trying to have it feel like you always remembered it." <i>Homeworld Remastered</i> includes major …

Unreal 4 gets native HTML5 exporting and support for giant worlds

Epic Games is working hard to make your browser an amazing next-gen gaming platform.<p>The company announced today that it is adding HTML5 exporting to its Unreal 4 game-development engine. This will enable developers to export their projects to run on the Web in a browser like Firefox, which supports …

Three missing British girls believed to have crossed into Syria

Three British girls who left their homes to join the extremist group Islamic State are believed to have crossed into Syria, London police said Tuesday.<p>Counter-terrorism officers said they have reason to believe that the three teenage friends are no longer in Turkey, a common entry point into the …

Mall Terror: Lone Wolf Threat Is Real, Say Officials

Officials say publicly there is no “credible threat” of an attack on America’s shopping malls, despite an on-line “call to action” by terror group al Shabab -– but behind the scenes authorities are taking the threat seriously, because previous calls to action have been heeded by violent “lone …

법원 "자살보험금 약관대로 줘라"

[아시아경제 김재연 기자]약관에는 자살한 때도 일반사망보험금보다 많은 재해사망보험금을 주는 것처럼 표시하고도 일반보험금만 지급해오던 보험사들의 행태에 제동을 건 법원 판결이 나왔다.<p>서울중앙지법 민사101단독 박주연 판사는 박모씨 등 2명이 삼성생명보험을 상대로 낸 보험금 지급 소송에서 "특약에 따른 재해사망보험금 1억원을 지급하라"며 원고 승소로 판결했다고 25일 밝혔다.<p>박씨는 2006년 8월 아들의 이름으로 보험을 들면서 재해 사망시 일반 보험금 외에 1억원을 별도로 주는 특약에 가입했다.<p>가입 당시 약관에 따르면 자살은 …

Three-parent babies: House of Lords approves law despite fears children could be born sterile

The House of Lords has approved controversial IVF procedures aimed at preventing inherited mitochondrial diseases<p>Peers have approved historic legislation which would see Britain become the first country in the world to create three-parent babies, despite fears children could be born sterile.<p>Health …

Archaeologists Stumble Across a Hoard of Gold

A cache of medieval Arab gold coins may already be the largest in the eastern Mediterranean, and there's probably more to come.<p>An unprecedented discovery of more than 2,000 gold coins off the north-central coast of Israel might be part of the largest gold hoard ever found in the eastern …

Prosecution expert says 'American Sniper' suspect not insane

An ex-Marine charged with shooting "American Sniper" author Chris Kyle and another man was not legally insane, a prosecution expert said, suggesting the man may have gotten some of his ideas from the television show "Seinfeld."<p>Prosecutors called rebuttal witnesses Friday in the trial of Eddie Ray …