Killer Of British Soldier Launches Appeal Bid
A self-described "soldier of Allah" who killed a British serviceman in a London street has launched a legal bid to overturn his murder conviction. The Judicial Office said Thursday that 29-year-old Michael Adebolajo had submitted an application to appeal. Adebolajo and another man, Michael Adebowale, were convicted in December of murdering Fusilier Lee Rigby, who was run down by a car and then stabbed near his London barracks in May.
PLO Offers 24-hour Truce, Says It Speaks For Hamas
A senior PLO official has called for a 24-hour humanitarian cease-fire in the Gaza war, saying he is also speaking in the name of Hamas. Yasser Abed Rabbo, secretary general of the Palestine Liberation Organization, said on Tuesday that Israel must bear the consequences if it rejects this call. There was no immediate comment from Hamas on the offer. Israeli government spokesman Mark Regev brushed aside the offer. He says that until Israel hears from Hamas directly, "it's not serious."
China: Ex-security Czar Zhou Under Investigation
China's ruling Communist Party announced an investigation into a feared ex-security chief on Tuesday, demonstrating President Xi Jinping's firm grip on power and breaking a longstanding taboo against publicly targeting the country's topmost leaders. The party's anti-graft watchdog, the Central Commission for Discipline Inspection, said on its website that it is investigating 71-year-old Zhou Yongkang for serious violations of party discipline, but gave no details. Such an announcement typically paves the way for the official to be ousted from the party and face prosecution.
Militant Video Offers Horrifying Warning To Troops
The al Qaeda spin-off that seized wide swaths of Iraq almost unopposed last month has released a video warning Iraqi soldiers who may still have some fight in them that they risk being rounded up en masse and executed. Iraq's army unraveled when the Islamic State of Iraq and al-Sham staged a lightning advance and later declared a medieval-style caliphate. The 30-minute video clip, circulated during the holiday that marks the end of the fasting month of Ramadan, shows ISIS militants standing over dozens of terrified, handcuffed Iraqi soldiers. They are then led away and then executed one by one by the Sunni militants.
Israel Hits Symbols Of Hamas Power In Gaza War
Israel escalated its military campaign against Hamas on Tuesday, striking symbols of the group's control in Gaza and firing tank shells that shut down the strip's only power plant in the heaviest bombardment in the fighting so far. Flares turned the sky over Gaza City orange overnight and by daybreak, as the conflict entered its fourth week, heavy clouds of dust hovered over the territory. A thick column of black smoke rose from a burning fuel tank at the power plant.
U.S. Seasonally Adjusted Home Prices Fall In May: S&P/Case-Shiller
A closely watched survey said on Tuesday, U.S. single-family home prices fell in May on a seasonally adjusted basis, falling short of expectations calling for a slight gain. The S&P/Case Shiller composite index of 20 metropolitan areas declined 0.3 percent in May on a seasonally adjusted basis. Non-seasonally adjusted prices rose 1.1 percent in the 20 cities, compared to an expectation of a 1.5 percent rise.
New Drobo Mini Networked Hard Drive Now Comes With SSDs, Ruggedized Flash Array
Connected Data announced the latest addition to its extensive family of external storage devices : the portable, rugged and expandable Drobo Mini with Solid-State Drives. The key feature of this Drobo Mini is its form factor: it’s meant to be carried around on locations to make protecting your data easier. While most Drobo devices typically don’t include hard drives out of the box, Connected Devices is rolling out the updated Drobo Mini in three bundles in sizes of 1, 2, and 4 terabytes, starting at a suggested retail price of $1,199 .
Justin Bieber -- Beverly Hills Cops School Condo Residents On Bieber Trouble
The Beverly Hills police paid a visit to the condo in which Justin Bieber is living … trying to calm down residents who are in meltdown mode because of the singer's antics. Law enforcement sources tell TMZ ... the officers were there to do some "community policing" and spoke with various homeowners in the building all about the Biebs. TMZ was told the main topic was noise and that the officers also spoke about basic security measures and how to best handle the increased traffic in the neighborhood from both fans and tour buses.
Prince Harry Photobombs New Zealand Officials At The Commonwealth Games
Like his grandmother Queen Elizabeth II last week , Prince Harry popped up in someone else's selfie when he decided to photobomb three New Zealand officials at Monday's Commonwealth Games .The 29-year-old royal redhead, who was seated two rows behind the officials, gave two thumbs up and flashed a huge smile as he posed behind unsuspecting rugby sevens coach Sir Gordon Tietjens, Sport Manawatu chief executive Trevor Shailer and Massey University professor Emeritus Gary Hermansson.
Apple Updates MacBook Pro Laptops, Cuts Price Of Older Model
Apple Incorporated said it updated its MacBook Pro line of laptops with a high-resolution Retina display, faster processors and higher memory for a starting price of $1,299. The world's largest technology company also lowered the price of its older 13-inch MacBook Pro by $100 to $1,099. Apple shares were up marginally in premarket trading on Tuesday, after closing at $99.02 on Monday on the Nasdaq.