Ministers have quietly issued reams of corrections to previous ministerial statements in which they claimed that Saudi Arabia is not targeting civilians or committing war crimes.
The autocratic petro-state is currently engaged in a bombing campaign in Yemen where it has blown up hospitals, schools, and weddings as part of its intervention against Houthi rebels.
Dramatic CCTV footage has been released showing the moment a woman got out of her car at a Chinese wildlife park, only to be dragged away by a tiger.
At least one person is dead and two others are injured after a machete-wielding Syrian refugee allegedly attacked passersby on a German street. The 21-year-old randomly hacked at terrified members of the public near a kebab shop in the city of Reutlingen this afternoon, it is reported.
On July 25, the Democratic National Convention will begin in Philadelphia, Pa. To commemorate the event and its embrace of corrupt politician Hillary Clinton as the Democratic nominee, Wikileaks is releasing thousands of DNC/Clinton emails.
The Russian team are expected to be banned by the International Olympic Committee from competing under their national flag at the Rio Games this summer. The decision, set to be announced today, comes after a Wada report into the conduct of Russian athletes revealed a “culture” of state-sponsored doping since the turn of the millennium. It means up to 387 athletes could be banned from participating in Brazil this summer in their country’s name.
When Russian aircraft bombed a remote garrison in southeastern Syria last month, alarm bells sounded at the Pentagon and the Ministry of Defense in London.
The Russians weren’t bombarding a run-of-the-mill rebel outpost, according to U.S. officials. Their target was a secret base of operations for elite American and British forces. In fact, a contingent of about 20 British special forces had pulled out of the garrison 24 hours earlier. British officials declined to comment.
The country was just beginning to worry about nuclear fallout, and the Air Force wanted to reassure people that it was OK to use atomic weapons. And so on July 19, 1957, five Air Force officers stood on a patch of ground in the Nevada desert and waited for the bomb to drop.
The genderfluid panqueer-demiromantic being in question, let's call her "Sarah", is a 21 year old spoiled girl from Kansas who worked for her father's company, lived in a house that he owned rent-free, received free health insurance, free phone, free Internet access, free car insurance and presumably a free car. He also allowed his daughter to let three of her dumbass tumblrite friends move in with her into the house that he owns.
Cop and two others stabbed during Hyde Park water fight as youths chant "Black Lives Matter".
Just when you thought the M134 Minigun was the most amazing weapon ever, the XM556 Microgun shows up. The XM556 Microgun is built by Empty Shell Defense and is still currently in the prototype stages. This little bad boy is chambered in 5.56 mm, weighs 16 pounds and is 22 inches long. Go ahead and add three of these to my Christmas list.
Russia’s ruble headed for its lowest level in a week on speculation policy makers will shut down the currency’s gains as officials echoed a warning by President Vladimir Putin that its appreciation may have gone too far.
“The central bank can successfully undermine the attractiveness of the ruble by cutting interest rates and intervening to buy dollars, to replenish the FX reserves.”
Twitter has permanently banned a rightwing writer and notorious troll for his role in the online """""abuse""""" of Leslie Jones over her role in the Ghostbusters reboot.
The media, politicians and Polygon writers love to pearl clutch over video games, linking them to real-world violence — especially mass shootings. This Jack Thompsonian rhetoric stems from past psychological studies correlating violent games and increased aggression. Now we have a little more evidence to counter those constant calls for the government to police and censor games.
Right now in Toledo, a badass World War Two-themed Wrangler is making its way down the assembly line as the Jeep brand celebrates its 75th anniversary today. Unfortunately, it’s just a concept, but that’s probably a good thing, because otherwise I’d be out about $35 grand.
The new one-off Wrangler is built on the base Sport trim, but Jeep hacked off the roll bar, threw the doors in a pile somewhere, and painted the Jeep the same olive-drab color found on the old Willys MB workhorse.
Every Fourth of July, people across the United States celebrate their independence with dazzling firework displays. Sometimes these fireworks go off without a hitch, other times ... not so much. A few years ago, the city of San Diego accidentally set off all of their fireworks in 30 seconds. Watch what happens when 30 minutes worth of fireworks all go off at the same time.
The couple, who live in the German town of Vierkirchen, stood accused of inciting hatred toward migrants via the Facebook group that the pair had created called the “Anti-refugee movement” (AFB). The group is said, by the court, to have been a clear incitement against migrants and as a result both 27-year-old Peter M. and his 26-year-old wife Melanie M. were found guilty of hate speech, Merkur reports.
The co-ordinated raids on 60 addresses were the first time the authorities had acted on this issue in such a way. The aim is to tackle what police called "a substantial rise in verbal radicalism".
Three police officers are dead, and several others injured after a shooting Sunday morning in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, according to multiple media outlets citing the city's mayor Kip Holden.
“This all means that Assad is no longer at risk,” said a senior official in the western-backed Syrian opposition. “This means that he has won.”
The Turkish army on Saturday ordered its troops stationed in Iraq to withdraw immediately. This news was flashed at the official Iraqi television.
At just 19 years old, Fred Barley has proven he knows what he wants out of life and he’ll do anything to make it happen.
Officers found the teen sleeping in a tent over the weekend outside a local college. Instead of giving him a ticket for trespassing, the officers listened to his story – and that’s where this amazing story begins.
The House Intelligence Committee has made public most of a section of a 2002 report into the 9/11 attacks in which investigators urged intelligence agencies to probe possible ties between some of the hijackers and the Saudi government – including at least two individuals that FBI sources indicated might be spies for Saudi Arabia and funneled cash to the terrorists.
A Jefferson County sheriff's deputy who was involved in an off-duty shooting has been cleared. One of Marquez's bullets struck the suspect's pistol, traveling straight down that gun's barrel and disabling it. Officials say such a shot is "one in a billion."
THERESA MAY HAS appointed former mayor of London and prominent leave campaigner Boris Johnson as her Foreign Secretary.
Horrified feminists recoiled in unison yesterday when they realised that the empowerment of women also applies to people who don’t share your politics. The most ardent voices in the fight against the patriarchy bent over backwards to paint the victories of Theresa May and Andrea Leadsom in the Conservative leadership race as a disaster.