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Filipinos told to leave Libya after beheading

The Philippines has dispatched its foreign secretary to oversee the evacuation of 13,000 citizens from Libya after a Filipino construction worker was beheaded and a nurse gang-raped there.<p>Foreign Secretary Albert del Rosario said on Thursday he was flying to Djerba island in neighbouring Tunisia to …

Nato unprepared for potential threats from Russia, say MPs

Nato is ill-prepared to confront new threats posed by Russia, and members of the western military alliance may not have the collective political will to take concerted action to deter an attack, a cross-party group of MPs warn on Thursday.<p>Nato's command and control structures, the alliance's …

Mass casualties as Gaza market area bombed

At least 17 Palestinians have been killed and 200 wounded in the bombardment of an area of Shujayea during a "humanitarian pause" unilaterally announced by Israel.<p>The attack came on the outskirts of the Shujayea, between Gaza City and the Israeli border, shortly after the Israeli army said it was …

Deep sea octopus mom tends her eggs longer than any animal on Earth

Call it extreme parenting: Scientists announced the discovery of a deep sea octopus mom that faithfully guarded the same clutch of eggs for a record-breaking 4-1/2 years.<p>"This is the longest brooding or gestation of any animal on the planet," said Brad Seibel, an animal physiologist at the …

Meet The 8-Year-Old Boy Who Carried His Disabled Brother Through A Triathlon

We overuse the word hero a lot. We use it for people who don’t really inspire us. We use it for things that are not at all heartwarming. Thankfully, we have real heroes like 8-year-old Noah Aldrich, who carried, pushed and pulled his disabled brother through an entire triathlon. His reasoning was …

Ex-policeman on Azelle Rodney murder charge

<b>A former policeman is to be charged with murdering a man who was shot dead after a car was stopped by officers in north London nine years ago.</b><p>Azelle Rodney, 24, was travelling in a car that was stopped by police, who were looking for a group they believed were on their way to an armed robbery.<p>An …

Shocking Photos Show How Polluted China's Water Has Become

Officials in Wenzhou are still trying to find the cause of the water and air pollution, but Yixiu Wu, who tracks water-pollution issues for Greenpeace, told Voice of America, "I think the water-pollution problem, it's no longer a remote problem, only in the countryside," he said. "It's affecting …

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Israeli Bombing Ruins Gaza's Only Power Plant

Israel broadened its assault on Gaza on Tuesday, reportedly wrecking the region's only power plant and killing more than 125 Palestinians.<p>Barrages "destroyed Hamas's media offices, the home of a top leader and what Palestinians said was a devastating hit on the only electricity plant," <i>The New York</i> …

Fifty Shades of Grey trailer most viewed of 2014

The trailer for Fifty Shades of Grey has become the most viewed of 2014 after less than one week of release, according to the Hollywood Reporter.<p>Citing figures from tech firm Zefr, the industry bible says the promo for Sam Taylor-Johnson's film has picked up a staggering 36.4m views on YouTube …

Ebola: Germany accepts infected patient for treatment

As medical services across Europe are on high alert to prevent any risk of Ebola spreading here, a hospital in Germany accepts a patient with the virus<p>With medical services across Europe on high alert to prevent any risk of the Ebola virus spreading here, a hospital in Germany has agreed to accept …

North Korea threatens nuclear strike on White House

If the US threatens North Korea's survival, the country will fire nuclear-armed rockets, says director of the military's General Political Bureau<p>A top-ranking North Korean military official has threatened a nuclear strike on the White House and Pentagon after accusing Washington of raising military …

Gaza pounded by Israel after Netanyahu promises prolonged battle

Gaza endured a night of relentless bombardment that brought some of the heaviest pounding since the start of the conflict three weeks ago, in the hours after the Israeli political and military leadership warned of a protracted offensive.<p>Palestinian officials say more than 110 people have been …

Schoolgirl 'beheaded classmate because she wanted to dissect someone'

A 16-year-old Japanese schoolgirl has confessed to decapitating a classmate, police have said, as she reportedly told investigators she "wanted to dissect" someone.<p>The teenager, whose name was not released as she is a minor, was arrested on Sunday on suspicion of murdering her 15-year-old female …

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Friends: The One Where the EU Wants a Divorce

Phil warns Dave that Angela and François may be friendly but it's actions that count<p>Dave was delighted to see his new Foreign Secretary step into No 10. “Phil!” he exclaimed. “To what do I owe the pleasure?”<p>“I’m very concerned,” said Philip Hammond. “As Defence Secretary I had a pretty clear …

Jenny McCarthy: I Never Criticized Cousin Melissa Over Her Weight

Jenny McCarthy has nothing but love for her family – and that includes Melissa McCarthy.<p>According to the <i>View</i> cohost, reports that she has criticized …

Ryan Adams Lets ‘My Wrecking Ball’ Fly at Newport Folk Festival

Ryan Adams paid a visit to Rhode Island on Friday to help the legendary Newport Folk Festival celebrate its 55th anniversary. During his set, Adams …

Look Who Surprised David Silverman At His ‘Simpsons’ Comic Con Booth

<i>The Simpsons</i> booth at Comic Con has officially become our new favorite thing.<p>The animated Fox series is in San Diego this week to promote the launch of <i>Simpsons World</i>, an online experience that lets you create episode playlists and share clips with friends. The show’s also there to hype up that 552 …

James Gunn Will Write And Direct ‘Guardians Of The Galaxy 2,’ But That’s Not All He Wants From Marvel

With <i>Guardians of the Galaxy</i> set to hit theaters by the end of the week, it’s only fitting that sequel talk would be flying through the air already. I mean this is Marvel we’re talking about and they’ve got a plan.<p>If the initial reviews and general buzz surrounding the movie are any indication, a …

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Canadian airline passenger arrested by SWAT is mentally ill, father says

When Sadegh Shahi heard reports about a SWAT team armed to the teeth storming onto a Sunwing Airlines flight to arrest a passenger, he thought to himself, "it's probably my son."<p>The father's intuition apparently was correct.<p>Ali Shahi was arrested Friday by at least a half-dozen heavily armed …

Gaza death toll soars above 1,000 as ceasefire reveals horrors

A lull in fighting between Israel and Hamas allows Gaza City's residents to survey the extent of damage<p>When the people of Nazaz street in Gaza City returned home during the respite afforded by a ceasefire, they came not to resume their lives, but to bury their dead and pick over the remains of …

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'Industrial-scale fraud’ in mayor’s victory

Labour rival of Lutfur Rahman, the extremist-linked mayor of Tower Hamlets, says he saw ballot papers at the count where a vote for him, or candidates supporting him, had been crossed out and a different vote written in<p>The extremist-linked mayor of Tower Hamlets, Lutfur Rahman, benefited from …

Sarah West, First Female Navy Commander, Leaves Ship Amid Affair Claim

The first female commander of a major Royal Navy warship has left her vessel after claims she had an affair with a shipmate.<p>Commander Sarah West, 42, …