Archive for February, 2016

Nanny parades little girl’s ‘decapitated’ head through Moscow streets

February 29, 2016 9:00 pm
Nanny parades little girl’s ‘decapitated’ head through Moscow streets

Gyulchehra Bobokulova carried the head through Moscow streets yelling “Allahu Akbar”. Photo / Twitter A nanny decapitated the little girl in her care before walking through Moscow carrying the child’s severed head. The woman shouted “Allahu Akbar” as she appeared near Oktyabrskoye Pole metro station in the northwest of the […]

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Mummified body found on yacht drifting off coast of Philippines

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Mummified body found on yacht drifting off coast of Philippines

The mummified body of Manfred Fritz Bajorat. Photo / Supplied This is the mummified body of a German adventurer who was found dead drifting on his abandoned yacht at the weekend off the coast of southern Philippines. Manfred Fritz Bajorat, 59, was discovered by two fishermen aboard his yacht in […]

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‘Tree Man’ of Bangladesh undergoes first operations to remove bark-like warts from hands and feet

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‘Tree Man’ of Bangladesh undergoes first operations to remove bark-like warts from hands and feet

Abul Bajandar, 26, sits at Dhaka Medical College Hospital in Dhaka. Photo / Getty Images The Bangladeshi man nicknamed “Tree Man” because of the massive bark-like growth on his hands and feet has undergone the first of many operations to remove the warts. Doctors in the capital Dhaka conducted surgery […]

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A SEAL Team 6 member must step out of the shadows to receive the Medal of Honor

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A SEAL Team 6 member must step out of the shadows to receive the Medal of Honor

Senior Chief Edward C. Byers Jr., a Navy SEAL, will receive the Medal of Honor on Feb. 29. (Photos released by the U.S. Navy) In the darkness of a single-room building in Afghanistan, Navy Senior Chief Edward C. Byers Jr. had little time to react: A fellow Navy SEAL had […]

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Corpse found in garden of Airbnb rental

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Corpse found in garden of Airbnb rental

The Airbnb renters were being questioned by police. Photo / AFP A group of friends who rented a house on Airbnb for a party weekend in a French town discovered the decomposing body of a woman in the garden. “Her body was found at the bottom of the property which […]

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The inside story on London Zoo’s love triangle

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The inside story on London Zoo’s love triangle

Caroline Westlake lost her job, boyfriend and home after a row with a colleague at a Christmas party. Photo / Getty Images It was described as the “menagerie a trois”, a colourful love triangle among the staff at London Zoo. And when the story first emerged of how the meerkat […]

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US election: Military could refuse Donald Trump’s orders if he became president

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US election: Military could refuse Donald Trump’s orders if he became president

Trump told a South Carolina retirement community that he supports waterboarding and similar interrogation techniques because “torture works”. Photo / AP Former CIA director Michael Hayden believes there is a legitimate possibility that the US military would refuse to follow orders given by Donald Trump if the Republican front-runner becomes […]

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Twin bombing attacks in Baghdad market kill at least 59

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Twin bombing attacks in Baghdad market kill at least 59

Iraqis inspect the damage at the site of a bombing claimed by the Islamic State (IS) group near a market in the Sadr City area of northern Baghdad. Photo / Getty Images Militants attacked an outdoor market in eastern Baghdad on Sunday, killing at least 59 people and wounding nearly […]

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Sworn in on Friday, shot dead on Saturday

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Sworn in on Friday, shot dead on Saturday

An Army staff sergeant in the US has been charged with killing a police officer and injuring two others. Officer Ashley Guindon died on her first day on the job while responding to a call about a possible domestic incident in the Woodbridge-Lake Ridge area south of the Prince William […]

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Man kills 14 family members before taking his own life

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Man kills 14 family members before taking his own life

People gather outside the residence of Indian man Hasnain Warekar, in Thane, outskirts of Mumbai. Photo / Getty Images A man in India has stabbed 14 members of his own family to death, including seven children, before hanging himself, in one of the country’s worst massacres in recent years. Hasnin […]

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KKK’s ‘White Lives Matter’ rally erupts into vicious brawl

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KKK’s ‘White Lives Matter’ rally erupts into vicious brawl

Dozens of protesters who heard about a planned Ku Klux Klan rally were waiting by a Southern California park when six Klansmen pulled up in a black SUV and took out signs reading “White Lives Matter.” The KKK members were dressed in black shirts decorated with the Klan cross and […]

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Hillary Clinton relishes big win over Bernie Sanders in South Carolina

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Hillary Clinton relishes big win over Bernie Sanders in South Carolina

Hillary Clinton easily defeated Senator Bernie Sanders in the South Carolina Democratic primary, the first test of whether his strong challenge from Clinton’s political left had eroded support among African American voters. With the victory, Clinton can claim a powerful advantage among black voters who could determine the outcome in […]

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Yazidi women, girls seek healing in Germany after Isis ‘hell’

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Yazidi women, girls seek healing in Germany after Isis ‘hell’

Jan Ilhan Kizilhan has heard more than 1,400 horror stories from Yazidi women once enslaved by Islamic State jihadists in Iraq. Photo / AFP One eight-year-old was repeatedly sold and raped, while another girl set herself on fire to make herself less attractive to her jihadist captors. These are only […]

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More than 130,000 migrants in Germany have simply vanished

February 28, 2016 11:00 am
More than 130,000 migrants in Germany have simply vanished

A migrant waits at a centre for asylum seekers in a former vocational school residence in Gera, central German. Photo / AP More than 130,000 asylum seekers who arrived in Germany during last year’s migration crisis have vanished – raising fears that many will try to head to the UK. […]

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More children to be united with adoptive parents

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More children to be united with adoptive parents

Francois Balumuene. Photo / Getty Images Congo’s ambassador to the United States says 82 children soon will join their adoptive parents abroad in the latest cases to be cleared by the government after more than two years of waiting. Ambassador Francois Balumuene said that the latest adoptees bring the total […]

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Donald Trump a racist by 2nd former Mexican president

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Donald Trump a racist by 2nd former Mexican president

Felipe Calderon, who was president of Mexico from 2006-2012, even said he thought Donald Trump was trying to exploit the same social feelings and resentments as did Adolf Hitler. Photo / Getty Images Former Mexican President Felipe Calderon has joined his predecessor in office in unloading on Donald Trump, calling […]

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10-year-old girl dies after saving toddlers from runaway SUV

February 27, 2016 10:00 am
10-year-old girl dies after saving toddlers from runaway SUV

Kiera Larsen has been hailed a hero and a “guardian angel”. Photo / gofundme.com A 10-year-old girl was killed in California on Monday as she pushed two toddlers out of the path of a runaway SUV while the three were playing together on a driveway. Kiera Larsen has been hailed […]

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US Nuke test: The missile is the message

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US Nuke test: The missile is the message

An unarmed Minuteman III intercontinental ballistic missile launches during an operational test at Vandenberg Air Force Base, California. Photo / AP Like a giant pen stroke in the sky, an unarmed Minuteman 3 nuclear missile roared out of its underground bunker on the California coastline on Thursday and soared over […]

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Woman who broke her wrist in a pub fall to demand £4.2m in damages

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Woman who broke her wrist in a pub fall to demand £4.2m in damages

For the discerning pub-goers of London’s upmarket Notting Hill, there are few greater pleasures in life than a balmy summer’s evening spent on the terrace of The Westbourne, chilled drink clasped in hand. The highly rated gastro-pub, which is owned by artist Sebastian Boyle, has long attracted a trendy crowd […]

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India Chipchase murder: Girlfriend of Kiwi rugby star died from ‘pressure on neck’

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India Chipchase murder: Girlfriend of Kiwi rugby star died from ‘pressure on neck’

India Chipcase was found strangled in a house after she went missing on a night out. A 20-year-old doctor’s daughter who was found dead after a night out with friends died due to pressure on her neck, an inquest has heard. India Chipchase, who worked as a part-time barmaid, was […]

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US teenager sentenced in rape, killing of high school teacher – ‘He is pure evil’

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US teenager sentenced in rape, killing of high school teacher – ‘He is pure evil’

Philip Chism sits in silence while waiting for Judge David Lowy to enter the courtroom during his sentencing. Photo / AP A US teenager who raped and killed his high school math teacher was sentenced Friday to life in prison with eligibility for parole in 40 years. The 2013 slaying […]

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Al Shabaab Islamists kill 200 Kenyan soldiers

February 26, 2016 9:30 am
Al Shabaab Islamists kill 200 Kenyan soldiers

Military pallbearers stand to attention next to coffins of Kenyan soldiers who were killed in Somalia. Photo / AP As many as 200 soldiers were killed in an attack on a Kenyan military camp in Somalia by al Shabaab Islamists last month, according to Somali President Hassan Sheikh Mohamud. Kenyan […]

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Donald Trump on Princess Diana: ‘I could have slept with her’

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Donald Trump on Princess Diana: ‘I could have slept with her’

Republican candidate Donald Trump says of Princess Diana: “She had the height, she had the beauty, she had the skin – the whole thing.” Photo: AP He is the most outspoken candidate in the race for the White House. So it’s no surprise that old remarks made by presidential hopeful […]

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Nepal plane crash kills all 23 on board

February 25, 2016 11:00 am
Nepal plane crash kills all 23 on board

Relatives of the plane crash victim gather for the information about the crashed aircraft at the airport in Pokhara, Nepal. Photo / Getty Images Rescuers found the wreckage of a small plane carrying 23 people that crashed in bad weather into a mountain in central Nepal, police said. All on […]

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Woman orders the clams – finds $900 pearl

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Woman orders the clams – finds $900 pearl

Lindsay Hasz holds a rare pearl that she found in her seafood meal while dining at an Italian restaurant in Washington state. Photo: AP A woman bit down on a rare pearl while eating a meal of clams and other seafood at an Italian restaurant in Washington state. KOMO-TV reports […]

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