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Headhunting: Saudi Arabia hiring 8 new executioners after 2015 beheadings hit 85

Headhunting: Saudi Arabia hiring 8 new executioners after 2015 beheadings hit 85

Saudi Arabia, which executes more criminals than any nation except China and Iran, wants to hire eight new executioners. A surge in executions has been witnessed under new King Salman’s rule. The job description published online on Monday says no special training is required from applicants. The executioners would be required to behead condemned criminals […]

David Cameron’s Conservative Party wins overall majority

David Cameron’s Conservative Party wins overall majority

David Cameron’s Conservative Party has won an overall majority in the UK General Election. Labour Party leader Ed Miliband has resigned after a crushing defeat, with Lib Dem leader Nick Clegg and UKIP’s Nigel Farage also stepping down. Addressing the nation on Friday afternoon, Cameron confirmed the Tories would form a Conservative majority government. Cameron, […]

From the Arc de Triomphe to Gdansk, Europe celebrates

From the Arc de Triomphe to Gdansk, Europe celebrates

With moments of memory or military pomp, Europe is marking 70 years since defeating the Nazis in a war that changed the continent forever. The observations began overnight in Poland and will continue through the weekend. “With this signature, the German people and armed forces are for better or worse delivered into the victor’s hands,” […]

‘No big deal': Senior Iranian commander says Tehran ready for war with US

‘No big deal': Senior Iranian commander says Tehran ready for war with US

He sent a message to the Iranian negotiators, asking that they “never allow the other side to impose its will, exercise force, humiliate or threaten you.” Kerry is not alone in appearing to keep the threat of force alive. Last month Republican Senator Tom Cotton (Arkansas) claimed that it would take Washington just several days […]

NSA’s ‘Google for Voice’ tech can transcribe any phone call -Snowden docs

NSA’s ‘Google for Voice’ tech can transcribe any phone call -Snowden docs

Documents from the trove of Edward Snowden, the former NSA contractor, shine a light on the US government’s use of sophisticated computer programs to monitor, record, transcribe and analyze all sorts of speech. The NSA has for over a decade routinely increased the capabilities of speech recognition software, according to a report published this week […]

Ukraine peace deal: Ceasefire starting February 15, removal of heavy weapons

Ukraine peace deal: Ceasefire starting February 15, removal of heavy weapons

An agreement has been brokered in Minsk to stop hostilities in Ukraine from Sunday. The deal was reached after marathon talks between the leaders of France, Germany, Russia and Ukraine, and signed by the Ukrainian rebels. READ MORE: The Minsk ceasefire deal in 5 tweets “I believe we agreed on a big deal. We agreed […]

Paris manhunt: 3 gunmen at large, 12 shot dead at Charlie Hebdo offices

Paris manhunt: 3 gunmen at large, 12 shot dead at Charlie Hebdo offices

Paris manhunt: 3 gunmen at large, 12 shot dead at Charlie Hebdo offices Published time: January 07, 2015 16:08 Get short URL A general view shows firefighters, police officers and forensics gathered in front of the offices of the French satirical newspaper Charlie Hebdo in Paris on January 7, 2015 (AFP Photo / Martin Bureau) […]

AirAsia flight from Indonesia to Singapore confirmed missing

AirAsia flight from Indonesia to Singapore confirmed missing

AirAsia flight number QZ8501, bound from the Indonesian city of Surabaya to Singapore, has lost contact with air traffic control, the airline has confirmed. The missing flight is an Airbus A320-200 with up to 161 people on board. READ LIVE UPDATES Indonesia air transport authorities have provided details of the plane’s last position. “We are […]

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