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Iran blasts mock U.S. carrier in war games


Story highlights Iranian military drills target mock-up of USS Nimitz Speedboats and cruise missiles are used in the naval drills U.S. described fake carrier as akin to Hollywood set

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Iranian military drills target mock-up of USS Nimitz
Speedboats and cruise missiles are used in the naval drills
U.S. described fake carrier as akin to Hollywood set

Iran blasted its mock-up of a U.S. aircraft carrier during naval drills on Wednesday, swarming the target with 100 speedboats armed with rockets, shoulder-launched missiles and mortars as well as striking it with cruise missiles, according to reports from Iran’s semi-official Fars News Agency.

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Rare Roman headstone uncovered in England


A rare Roman tombstone discovered facedown weeks ago in England proved to be even more spectacular on Wednesday, when archaeologists turned it over.

A rare Roman tombstone discovered facedown weeks ago in England proved to be even more spectacular on Wednesday, when archaeologists turned it over.

A rare Roman tombstone discovered facedown weeks ago in England proved to be even more spectacular on Wednesday, when archaeologists turned it over.

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ISIS’ incredible show of force on Europe’s doorstep: Terrorists in Libya who beheaded 21 Egyptian Christians parade their fleet of brand new ‘police cars’ in front of cheering children


 

  • The video shows fleet of Toyota pickup trucks carrying Islamic State flags
  • Men, women and children cheer as the cars drive through city of Benghazi¬†
  • Uploaded by extremist group Ansar al-Sharia who want Sharia law in Libya
  • The terror group pledged its allegiance to Islamic State in October last year
  • Linked to public and bloody executions of 21 Egyptian Christians this week

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Pakistan police targeted in deadly Lahore blast


Breakaway faction of the Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP), named Jamaat-ur-Ahrar, claimed responsibility for the attack [AFP]

Breakaway faction of the Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP), named Jamaat-ur-Ahrar, claimed responsibility for the attack [AFP] Explosion kills at least five people outside a shopping plaza near Lahore’s police headquarters, officials say.

At least five people have been killed and 25 others wounded in an attack on the police headquarters in the eastern Pakistani city of Lahore, police officials and medical sources say.

A suicide bomber approached the entrance of the building, and on being denied entry, detonated his explosives, senior police official Haider Ashraf told Al Jazeera. Continue reading

Scorpion On A Plane: Woman Stung On Hand


The flight where the scorpion was found. Pic: Twitter/@MEPOSU The flight is delayed after the woman is stung and crew members search the aircraft for any more unwanted arachnids.

The flight where the scorpion was found. Pic: Twitter/@MEPOSU
The flight is delayed after the woman is stung and crew members search the aircraft for any more unwanted arachnids.

A scorpion has stung a woman on the hand minutes before her flight from Los Angeles to Portland took off.

Alaska Airlines Flight 567 was taxiing on the runway at the weekend when the passenger was stung. Continue reading

Oil Train Blast ‘Like Atomic Bomb Went Off’


Huge Explosion As Train Derails Hours after the accident, fires were still burning

Huge Explosion As Train Derails
Hours after the accident, fires were still burning A train carrying oil derails and bursts into flames, slamming into a house and forcing the evacuation of hundreds of families.

A house has been destroyed and two towns evacuated after a train carrying 100 tankers of crude oil derailed, causing a massive explosion.

The train derailed during a snowstorm in southern West Virginia on Monday. One tanker ended up in the Kanawha River and at least 14 others exploded. Continue reading

PM: Young Unemployed Will Work For Benefits


David Cameron says his reforms aim to end long-term unemployment and help youngsters understand "welfare is not a one-way street".

David Cameron says his reforms aim to end long-term unemployment and help youngsters understand “welfare is not a one-way street”.

Young people out of work or not in education or training for six months will need to do unpaid work to claim benefits under welfare reforms drawn up by the Conservative Party.

The reforms mean people aged between 18 and 21 will have to do 30 hours of community work each week and 10 hours of job-hunting to qualify for benefits. Continue reading

Denmark terror suspect swore fidelity to ISIS leader on Facebook page


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Man identified as Denmark shooter swore fidelity to ISIS leader in Facebook posting
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China executes mining tycoon Liu Han


Liu Han, center, cries as he is escorted by police officers during his trial on 16 April 2014.

Liu Han, center, cries as he is escorted by police officers during his trial on 16 April 2014.

China has executed a mining tycoon found guilty of murder and running a “mafia-style” organization, state media reported Monday.

Liu Han, 48, the former chairman of Hanlong Group, was executed along with his brother, Liu Wei, and three associates, official news agency Xinhua reported.

The men met with their families before they were executed, Xinhua said. Continue reading

Abbott cites ‘legal options’ amid Bali Nine corruption claims


Andrew Chan, left, and Myuran Sukumaran were sentenced to death in 2006

Andrew Chan, left, and Myuran Sukumaran were sentenced to death in 2006

 

Australian Prime Minster Tony Abbott has said there are still “legal options available” in the case of two Australians on death row in Indonesia.

Andrew Chan and Myuran Sukumaran were convicted of drug crimes in 2006 and could be executed within days. Continue reading

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