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'Cyber attack war games' to be staged by UK and US

<b>The UK and US are to carry out "war game" cyber attacks on each other as part of a new joint defence against online criminals.</b><p>The first exercise, a staged attack on the financial sector, will take place later this year, Downing Street said.<p>The "unprecedented" arrangement between the two countries …

US to send 400 troops to train Syrian rebels

<b>The US Department of Defense is to send 400 troops and hundreds of support staff to train moderate rebels against Islamic State (IS) in Syria.</b><p>It is not yet clear where the troops will be drawn from or where they will be based, though Turkey, Qatar and Saudi Arabia have offered to host them.<p>The US …

Paris attacks: Twelve suspects held overnight

http://vod-pro-ww-live.akamaized.net/mps_h264_hi/public/news/world/1138000/1138246_h264_1500k.mp4?__gda__=1524648599_9bca12bd2728a76fb1b82779e88434a4<p><b>Twelve suspects are being held by police in the Paris region over last week's attacks in the French capital that killed 17 people.</b><p>They are being …

European week: Paris shootings and TTIP protests

The headlines of the European political week are reviewed in 60 seconds by Giles Dilnot.<p>They include the first Parliamentary session after the Paris shootings, thousands of EU nationals leaving to fight in the Middle East, opposition to TTIP, and the future of sanctions against Russia.<p><b>More: Follow</b> …

What's involved in cyber war games?

<b>There are good lessons to learn from failure - especially when it comes to testing your digital defences.</b><p>Most large companies regularly subject themselves and their IT staff to exercises designed to expose their weaknesses. Indeed, some aspects of everyday business depend on them being able to show …

Islamic State militants 'execute 15 people in Syria'

<b>The Islamic State (IS) militant group is reported to have executed 15 people over the past 24 hours in Syria.</b><p>Some of the victims were shot and crucified, according to the UK-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights.<p>Horrifying images have also emerged from IS-controlled territory in Iraq showing …

Belgium charges five over 'terror plot to kill police'

<b>Five people have been charged in Belgium following a series of anti-terror raids that began on Thursday evening and left two suspects dead.</b><p>The five have been charged with "participating in the activities of a terrorist group", the prosecutor's office told the AFP news agency.<p>Officials had said …

Will the UK and Pakistan co-operate on security interests?

<b>Pakistan's army chief, Gen Raheel Sharif, has said there will be no let up in the military's offensive against Pakistani Taliban (TTP) militants on the Pakistani side of the border with Afghanistan.</b><p>"The campaign will go on through the winter months," he said during a three-day visit to London. …

Japan PM Shinzo Abe pledges $2.5bn in Middle East aid

<b>Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe has pledged $2.5bn (£1.7bn) in non-military assistance to the Middle East.</b><p>Mr Abe was speaking in Egypt at the start of his six-day tour of the region, which includes Jordan, Lebanon, Israel and the Palestinian territories.<p>He pledged $200m (£130m) in non-military …

Attack on UN camp in Mali kills peacekeeper

<b>Gunmen have launched an attack on a UN camp in Mali, killing a UN peacekeeper, residents and eyewitnesses say.</b><p>The attack took place at about 06:00 in the northern town of Kidal. Residents said at least two suicide bombers were involved and a car bomb was detonated.<p>A soldier from Chad was killed and …

Belgium deploys troops following anti-terror raids

<b>Troops have been deployed across Belgium to guard potential targets of terrorist attacks, following a series of anti-terror raids and arrests.</b><p>Up to 300 soldiers will be mobilised in Brussels, Antwerp and elsewhere.<p>Belgium's interior minister told the BBC that his country had to make use of all the …

'The Babadook,' smart and dark, delivers grown-up horrors

"The Babadook" is a smart, darkly drawn modern-day horror movie of monsters, memories and mothers.<p>For it is a mother's love on the line that heightens the provocation in this thriller set off when a children's book about the dreaded Babadook comes to life — dook, dook, dook — three bumps in the …

'Jal' like a cool sip of water in these drought-centric times

The Bollywood import "Jal" ("water" in Hindi) may not be a perfect film, but it's the perfect tale for these drought-centric times. First-time director Girish Malik, who co-wrote with Rakesh Mishra, has crafted a starkly beautiful, at times dazzling, vision that reinforces water as our most …

Australia’s brutal film noir

Hard-boiled Australian thrillers have won acclaim at film festivals and introduced actors who have since become Hollywood stars. Christian Blauvelt reports.<p>When you think of film noir, hard-boiled detectives, sultry femme fatales and shadowy American cities come to mind – not the outback. But in …

Horror movies were my therapy

As a kid, I was forced to watch gory slasher films that terrified me. But now I’m grateful for what they taught me<p>Samuel Sattin<p>October 3, 2014 10:58pm (UTC)<p>For a long time, I wasn’t sure if my father took joy in much of anything at all. He was a lower-middle class guy, even if he had made his way …

The Trailer For James Franco’s ‘Kink’ Documentary Is NSFW And Features Plenty Of Clamps, Whips & Chains

I usually make a point to steer clear from documentaries about porn for the same reasons that I steer clear from documentaries like <i>Food, Inc..</i> Like chicken McNuggets, porn is something that I enjoy quite often, for very cheap, and I’d rather not have it ruined by peeking into the factory and seeing …

New ‘White Bird in a Blizzard’ Trailer Features ‘Potentially Cool’ Side of Shailene Woodley

<i>Fault in Our Stars</i> star Shailene Woodley and <i>Doom Generation</i> Director Gregg Araki make for a really bizarre mix. Araki’s films – from <i>Doom</i> to <i>Mysterious Skin</i> to the subtle masterpiece <i>Totally F***ed Up</i> – feature carnal sexuality and unremitting gore. Woodley’s, by contrast, include a whole of …

'Borgman' Trailer: The Bastard Child of Luis Buñuel and Michael Haneke – /Film

There are some wizards cutting trailers for Drafthouse Films, and this new <b>Borgman</b> trailer is quite good, and very chilling. The film is something of …

In 'The Giver' Trailer, Everything Is Fine -- Except for All the Injections

As teens, we all suspected that something nefarious lurked just beneath the surface of every well-scrubbed suburban home development. In "The Giver," Jonas (Brenton Thwaites) finds out the secret of his wholesome-seeming society, and yeah, there are some big secrets behind all the sunny smiles. …

“Nymphomaniac” Isn’t Pornography, Unless You’re Into Some Pretty Weird Stuff

"Nymphomaniac" Isn't Pornography, Unless You're Into Some Pretty Weird Stuff<p>The government of Turkey has banned Lars Von Trier’s “Nyphomaniac” as …

Choux Temptations

Choux pastry is one of the most versatile ingredients that you can work with when it comes to pastry. It’s not difficult to make, but it is something …

'The Sacrament' Theatrical Trailer: Ti West's Atmospheric Cult Thriller – /Film

If you’re like me, you actively avoid red-band trailers because they tend to give away some of the biggest and best moments of a movie. Well, we can …

Horror

Toasted Oatmeal with Strawberry Chia Jam

Toasted Oatmeal with Strawberry Chia Jam and Coconut Whipped Cream<p>Author: Cookie and Kate<br>• Prep Time: 10 mins<br>• Cook Time: 25 mins<br>• Total Time: 35 …

Banana Cacao Nib Buckwheat Muffins

DIY Love Elixirs: Infused Simple Syrups

Do love potions exist? I say yes. Okay, <i>kind of</i>. The words <i>potion</i> and <i>elixir</i> both imply conjury - perhaps a bubbling test tube or a little amber bottle …

Sexplosion: 12 Sex-Steeped Films That Defined and Defied Libidos

<i>Editor’s Note: Robert Hofler survived forty years as an entertainment journalist, having worked as an editor at</i> Life<i>,</i> Us<i>,</i> Variety<i>, and several other</i> …

Red-Band Trailer for ZOMBEAVERS

First Look: Jeff Bridges Gets Into Dystopian YA With 'The Giver' – /Film

It’d be easy to assume that <b>Philip Noyce</b>‘s <i>The Giver</i> is just another <i>Hunger Games</i> knock-off, given that it’s yet another YA adaptation set in a …

Books

The Night of the Hunter – review

First published on Thu 16 Jan 2014 17.31 EST<p>"I come not with peace, but with a sword," says Robert Mitchum's psychopathic bogus preacher, brandishing a switchblade that at moments of extreme sexual excitement and disgust will poke out of his trouser-pocket, tearing the material. His performance in …