Melissa Thomas

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Now is the time to gamble on bitcoin

If you’ve got money you can afford to lose and a penchant for gambling, there’s no better time than now to plow that cash into bitcoin, the alternative currency that plunged in value over the past two days after hitting astronomical highs.<p>Let me be clear: I am not saying that, in the long run, …

Israel plans military 'revolution' to face new regional threat

<b>Israel's armed forces - the most powerful and best equipped in the Middle East - are changing. Older tanks and aircraft will be retired. Some 4,000 - maybe even more - professional career officers will be dismissed.</b><p>A range of other changes over the next five years are intended to make the Israeli …

Dozens killed in Iraq cafe blast

Bomb blast outside crowded cafe in city of Kirkuk leaves more than 30 people killed.<p>A suicide bomber detonating his explosives at a cafe in northern Iraq has killed more than 30 people and injured dozens more.<p>The blast in the ethnically mixed city of Kirkuk tore through a cafe where people had …

Thousands gather for pro-Morsi rally in Cairo

Tens of thousands of Egyptians cram into squares, as US for the first time calls for the ousted leader to be freed.<p>Tens of thousands of Egyptians have packed into squares and marched along streets in Cairo to protest against the military overthrow of president Mohamed Morsi, and the United States …

Saudi Arabia warns pilgrims over coronavirus

<b>Health officials in Saudi Arabia have asked pilgrims visiting its holy sites to wear masks in crowded places to stop the spread of the MERS coronavirus.</b><p>A list of requirements issued by the health ministry also tells elderly people or those with chronic diseases to postpone their …

Prisoners suspend hunger strike at Guantanamo

Majority of inmates taking part in hunger strike have ended their fast according to US military.<p>Most prisoners on hunger strike at Guantanamo Bay have resumed eating, the US military has said.<p>The inmates of the army-controlled detention centre ended, or at least paused, the hunger strike on Friday …