Kat Davies

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Isis announces Islamic caliphate in area straddling Iraq and Syria

Islamist militants have declared an Islamic "caliphate" in an area straddling Iraq and Syria, trumpeting the declaration in several videos.<p>One slick video, mostly in English, features a bearded fighter with an AK-47 on his back, explaining the new caliphate.<p>"This is not the first border we will …

Megyn Kelly to Cheney: Wrong, sir

FOX News’ Megyn Kelly had some tough questions for former Vice President Dick Cheney on Wednesday night, after he and his daughter, Liz, offered a scathing review of the Obama administration’s foreign policy.<p>“In your op-ed [in the Wall Street Journal], you write as follows: ‘Rarely has a U.S. …

Iraqi Militants Seize More Towns, Reportedly Execute Civilians

This article is from the archive of our partner .<p>ISIS militants, who have seized control of the Iraqi cities of Mosul and Tikrit, captured two …

Gun Violence Spurs Grim Industry: Bulletproof Items for Kids

Interest is spiking at companies that make bulletproof products for children.<p>Driven by the desire of parents and school districts to protect kids from shootings such as the recent tragedy at a high school near Portland, Oregon, these companies are performing a balancing act between making a profit …

A fissure in the dam of political reality: How Eric Cantor’s defeat foreshadows the coming apocalypse

<b>Eric Cantor, Robert Pattinson (Reuters/Jonathan Ernst/Mario Anzuoni)</b><p>For what could be a portrait of our own societal collapse, look to Robert Pattinson’s dystopian drama “The Rover”<p>Andrew O'Hehir<p>June 14, 2014 4:30pm (UTC)<p>The unexpected defeat of a sitting House Majority Leader by an obscure primary …

Porn star Nikki Benz to run against Rob Ford in Toronto mayoral elections

Canadian porn star Nikki Benz has formally announced her plans to run against scandal-ridden Toronto mayor Rob Ford in the October mayoral …

Salvation Army Worker Returns $125,000 That Fell From Armored Truck

A Salvation Army worker in California is being rewarded for his decision to return a bag containing $125,000 that fell from an armored truck.<p>Joe Cornell tells The Fresno Bee that he found the cash Tuesday after a Brinks truck pulled away from a red light in Fresno and left the sack behind.<p>The …

McDonald's to Thai Protesters: Lay Off the Golden Arches

McDonald’s has warned Thailand’s anti-coup protesters to “cease and refrain” from copying its logo onto protest signs or face “appropriate …

India gang rapes: Police sacked over hanged girls

http://vod-pro-ww-live.akamaized.net/mps_h264_hi/public/news/world/1080000/1080961_h264_1500k.mp4?__gda__=1534474821_a89e635d7ad38429dabc2c18b6198d70<p><b>Two police officers in India have been sacked for refusing to help search for two missing girls who were later found gang-raped and hanged,</b> …

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These World Cup Posters Are A Must-See For Any Soccer Super Fan

Brazilian artist and graphic designer Cristiano Siqueira pulled out all the stops when creating these incredible World Cup team posters for an ESPN campaign celebrating the tournament, which begins on June 12.<p>Each of these posters illustrates one of the 32 teams that will be heading to this year's …

How Conformity Became a Crime

<i>Note: If you don’t like to read the “b-word,” you will not like this post.</i><p>Ten years ago today, somebody in the movie <i>Mean Girls</i> said “I saw Cady Heron …

The White House Released a Celeb-Filled Anti-Rape PSA

This article is from the archive of our partner .<p>On the heels of the first report from the White House’s task force on student sexual assault, the …

12 Disturbing Photos Of Pro-Russia Separatists Taking Over East Ukraine

Events in eastern Ukraine are becoming progressively more unstable with each passing day. Pro-Russian separatists have now seized government buildings in at least 10 cities throughout the eastern part of the country.<p>Pro-Russian activists have also shot the mayor of Kharkiv, Ukraine's second-largest …

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South Sudan on brink of famine: UN chief

The UN has given warning that up to a million people could face famine in conflict-torn South Sudan unless there is immediate action, with rebels taking control of oil rich areas and threatening the capital, Juba.<p>Ban Ki-moon, the UN secretary general, said on Wednesday that "life and death'' issues …

Treat yourself: An open letter to the Class of 2014

To the Class of 2014,<p>This is it. One month ’till May and, odds are, you’re feeling numb and nauseous. The walls are closing in, all rugs have been …

How the Heartbleed bug works, and what passwords you need to change

Internet security experts are scrambling to patch an alarming encryption vulnerability that has exposed millions of passwords and personal information, including credit-card numbers, email accounts and a wide range of online commerce.<p><b>Latest news</b><p>The Canada Revenue Agency says about 900 customers had …

Everything you need to know about McCutcheon v. FEC

By Sean Sullivan<p>, Reporter<p><i>Back in October, we wrote an explainer on McCutcheon v. FEC, the case of aggregate donor giving on which the Supreme Court ruled today. We're reposting it here. And you can read the full McCutcheon ruling here.</i><p><b>So what's this case all about?</b><p>Shaun McCutcheon is a …

Leftist Luis Solis wins Costa Rican presidential poll

<b>Luis Guillermo Solis of the centre-left Citizen Action Party (PAC) has won the presidential election in Costa Rica.</b><p>With almost all the votes counted, Mr Solis had 78%.<p>He had been expected to win after his rival - governing party candidate Johnny Araya - had stopped campaigning after opinion polls …

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Ukraine's Military Is Pulling Out of Crimea

This article is from the archive of our partner .<p>Ukraine will draft a plan to remove its military and civilians from Crimea, essentially ceding …

Indian child slavery - in pictures

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Police Descend on Kiev Protest Camp After a Deadly Day of Demonstrations

This article is from the archive of our partner .<p>The Kiev administration building, vacated by protesters a fortnight ago, is on fire …

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Two men arrested after Ukrainian journalist beaten and hospitalised

Pictures from a dashboard camera capture the incident during which a car belonging to a Ukrainian journalist was run off the road.<p>Tatyana Chornovol was driving home when her vehicle was repeatedly rammed by a sports utility vehicle.<p>Although she tried to reverse out of danger, the SUV followed.<p>Three …

Ukrainian journalist brutally beaten after alleging ministerial corruption

A prominent Ukrainian civic activist and journalist was brutally beaten outside Kiev on Wednesday, the latest in a string of attacks on activists and opposition members amid weeks of protests calling for the removal of president Viktor Yanukovych and his cabinet.<p>Hundreds of journalists and …

Mandela Trained With Mossad, Top Secret Letter Alleges

Despite personifying peace and reconciliation during his life, a young Nelson Mandela may have actually been trained in "judo, sabotage and weaponry" by Israel's spy service, a new top secret document alleges.<p>According to a report by Israeli newspaper Haaretz, the South African icon was among a …