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International Criminal Court: Russia's Invasion Of Ukraine Is A 'Crime,' Not A Civil War

On November 14, the International Criminal Court (ICC) issued its preliminary findings that “there exists a sensible or reasonable justification for a belief that a <i>crime</i> [my italics] falling within the jurisdiction of the Court ‘has been or is being committed’” within the Crimean and Donbas …

Russia

Thousands of Indonesians expected to rally against rising intolerance

JAKARTA (Reuters) - Thousands of Indonesians are expected to rally on Saturday against what they see as growing racial and religious intolerance in the world’s largest Muslim-majority country.<p>Members of hardline Muslim groups hold a big national flag as they attend a protest against Jakarta's …

Teargas

Hacked Kremlin Emails Could Signal a Turn in the U.S.-Russia Cyberwar

Before they pulled off one of the most embarrassing cyber heists ever to hit the Kremlin, the hackers from the Ukrainian Cyber Alliance, who styled …

These Giant Snowballs Just Appeared on Russia's Coastline

Hundreds of giant, naturally-formed snowballs have appeared on the beach near a remote Russian village of Nyda in the Arctic Circle.<p>According to the …

Akhnaten as you've never seen him: How L.A. Opera delivers Philip Glass' Egyptian Pharaoh tale

Philip Glass' "Akhnaten" is the un-"Aida."<p>Verdi and Glass both re-imagined an ancient Egypt suited to the composers' own times. But whereas Verdi relies on the great 19th century Italian opera themes of forbidden love and the like to make the exotic realm of Pharaohs and gods knowable, Glass …

Los Angeles

Ancient Roman coins found in an old Japanese castle - CNN Style

Written by Emiko Jozuka, CNN<p>When archeologist Hiroyuki Miyagi heard that a bunch of ancient Roman and Ottoman coins had been unearthed from the ruins of an old castle in Okinawa, he initially thought it was a hoax.<p>"I couldn't believe they'd found coins from the Roman empire in Kasturen castle," …

Putin and Assad Are Outdoing ISIS at Mass Murder

Why the U.S. can’t save Syria by talking to Russia<p>The all-out assault on Aleppo by Russian and Assad regime aircraft, targeting as it does aid convoys, hospitals, homes, market places, and mosques, seems to have mildly surprised and deeply upset senior American officials. Saddled with a president …

Middle East

Leading US exorcists explain huge increase in demand for the Rite – and priests to carry them out

In the US, over the past 10 years, the number of official priest exorcists has more than quadrupled from 12 to 50.<p>But for two of America’s most active exorcists – Father Gary Thomas, whose training in Rome was chronicled in Matt Baglio's book <i>The Rite: The Making of a Modern Exorcist</i>, and Father …

The Iranian-German who made a film about the annihilation of Ukraine’s Jews

<i>Director Farschid Ali Zahedi fled Iran for Germany following the Islamic Revolution, where he became fascinated by Jewish history and the Holocaust.</i> …

Israel

‘We Misled You’: How the Saudis Are Coming Clean on Funding Terrorism

On his latest trip, a former senior U.S. official finds a new attitude in Riyadh. But will it stick?<p>On my most recent trip to Saudi Arabia, I was greeted with a startling confession. In the past, when we raised the issue of funding Islamic extremists with the Saudis, all we got were denials. This …

Clown sightings have spread to North Carolina. Now police are concerned about creepy copycats.

By Ben Guarino<p>, Reporter<p>It was near 10 a.m. Tuesday morning when man spied clown. The clown wore typical big-tent get-up — a wig of red curls, too-big shoes, blue pants and a shirt with yellow polka dots — topped off with a scary mask, as the witness would describe to Greensboro, N.C., police. The …

North Carolina

Bye bye burka: ISIS bans burka in Iraqi city after killings by veiled women

In light of security threats aimed at Islamic State commanders, the terror group has banned the full-face cover in sensitive areas of Mosul, …

5 under-the-radar video games we can't wait to check out this fall

<i>Labor Day marks the unofficial end of summer — so this weekend we're previewing the games, movies,</i> <i>music</i> <i>and more that our staff is most excited about</i> …

Lifestyle | Fox News

For the First Time in 100 Years, 130 Art Masterpieces Leave Russia

By the time Russian industrialist Sergei Shchukin’s palace and fortune were seized by the Bolsheviks, his collection of 278 artworks by the likes of …

Art

South Carolina parents warned about clown 'trying to lure children into the woods'

If you haven't already been scared off by the most nightmarish headline of the week, you'll soon be sufficiently creeped out.<p>Residents of the Fleetwood Manor Apartments in Greenwood County, S.C., reported to the local news on Wednesday that they received an ominous letter warning them that a clown …

Is Islam Violent? Forget the Koran, Let’s Talk About Islam’s Proven Historical Record

By Raymond Ibrahim PJ Media, August 3, 2016 Too often, the debate around Islamic violence centers around doctrine — around what the Koran and other …

PC culture lets Islamic extremism run 'rampant' in UK prisons, investigators say

Islamic extremism is infesting British prisons, and often goes unchallenged thanks to a culture of political correctness, a Government report has warned.<p>A review of prison extremism for the Ministry of Justice was concluded that “cultural sensitivity” and “fear of being labelled racist” led to a …

23 photos inside dreary Moscow dorms show what college life is like in Russia

While dorms in the US can cost up to $14,000 a year to live in, it's a different story in Russia. In 2014, photographer and reporter Pascal Dumont documented a dozen dormitories at various schools for The Moscow Times.<p>There, he found students living with bedbugs and roaches, underneath leaky …

Environmental Health

The fatwa hotline: 'We have heard everything'

Can men and women work together? (Yes) Should I fast during Ramadan if I have my period? (No) These are just some of the dilemmas answered by women running a Muslim helpline in Abu Dhabi<p>Sheikha Naeema lifts her glass to take a sip of water, but the large grey telephone on her desk blinks again, red …

Islam

Media Ignores Ongoing Genocide of Christians in The Middle East

On March 17, 2016, Secretary of State John Kerry officially declared the extermination of Christians and other minority religious groups in the …

South Sudan Troops Raped, Beat Foreigners as U.N. Force Ignored Calls for Help: AP

NAIROBI, Kenya — The soldier pointed his AK-47 at the female aid worker and gave her a choice.<p>"Either you have sex with me, or we make every man here rape you and then we shoot you in the head," she remembers him saying.<p>She didn't really have a choice. By the end of the evening, she had been raped …

Ukraine is on the verge of full-scale war

It's hot as hell, and it's about to get hotter. When the sun goes down, the guns start blazing. And all that separates the men at their triggers is a grassy patch of land the size of a soccer field that is heavily mined. If you're a Ukrainian soldier here, you don't need binoculars to observe the …

Russia

Vladimir Putin’s Red Scare? Inside Russia’s Resurgent Communist Party

World Communist Party Vladimir Putin Russia<p>When Vladimir Obukhovsky speaks of Josef Stalin, his voice drops a tone in reverence. The 23-year-old is …

The Epic Honey Trap: A Classic Case Shows Just How Far Moscow Will Go

The French ambassador looked like an easy target, but 100 operatives were called on to get him laid, and get him recruited.<p><i>“Eh bien, Dejean, on</i> …

Russia finally passed a law banning domestic violence, but the police haven’t earned women’s trust.

On July 8, 2016, a Ukrainian social worker named Anastasia Melnychenko wrote a list of every incident of sexual harassment and violence she had …

10 'Superfoods' to Eat Daily for Optimum Fitness

Ask five nutrition experts to provide a list of their favorite "superfoods," and the results will vary—but they'll also overlap. The reason is each …

Study ‘proves alcohol causes cancer’. The problem? There wasn’t a study

A new study has proved that alcohol causes cancer according to the front pages of the <i>Guardian</i> and the <i>i</i> today. The <i>i</i> adds the kicker that the study shows that the ‘supposed health benefits of a glass of red wine are now “irrelevant”‘.<p>The study was published in the journal <i>Addiction</i> and the only …