- Violence, threats, prompt more Muslim women in Britain to wear a veil Reuters - 12 hrs ago
By Belinda Goldsmith and Olivia Harris LONDON (Reuters) - When youth worker Sumreen Farooq was abused in a London street, the 18-year-old decided … More »Violence, threats, prompt more Muslim women in Britain to wear a veil
By Belinda Goldsmith and Olivia Harris LONDON (Reuters) - When youth worker Sumreen Farooq was abused in a London street, the 18-year-old decided it was time to take a stand - and she started to wear a headscarf. Farooq is one of many young Muslim women living in Britain who have, for various reasons, chosen to adopt …
- British Muslims blame jihadi subculture after beheading video Reuters - 56 mins ago
By Kate Holton and Raheem Salman LONDON/BAGHDAD (Reuters) - A British Muslim leader called for action on Thursday to tackle a jihadi sub-culture after an Islamic State video showed a suspected Briton beheading U.S. Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel said the threat from Islamic State was "beyond anything we've seen" and the …
- Robin Williams' ashes scattered in San Francisco Bay Reuters - 2 hrs 23 mins ago
Comedian Robin Williams' ashes have been scattered in the San Francisco Bay following his apparent suicide, according to a death certificate released by Marin County on Thursday. Williams, 63, was found hanged in his Tiburon, California, home last week. The "Mrs. Doubtfire" star had been suffering from severe depression, …
- Bank of America settles mortgage probes for $16.65 billion Reuters - 6 hrs ago
By Aruna Viswanatha, Jonathan Stempel and Peter Rudegeair WASHINGTON/NEW YORK (Reuters) - Bank of America Corp reached a record $16.65 billion settlement with the U.S. The settlement announced on Thursday by the U.S. It is expected to resolve the vast majority of the Charlotte, North Carolina-based bank's remaining liabilities …
- Islamic State threat 'beyond anything we've seen': Pentagon Reuters - 1 hr 35 mins ago
By Missy Ryan WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The sophistication, wealth and military might of Islamic State militants represent a major threat to the United States that may surpass that once posed by al Qaeda, U.S. "They are an imminent threat to every interest we have, whether it's in Iraq or anywhere else," Defense Secretary …
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- Prisoner freed 90 years early appeals sentence Associated Press - 1 hr 12 mins ago
- American Ebola doc: 'I am thrilled to be alive' Associated Press - 2 mins 3 secs ago
ATLANTA (AP) — At least one of the two American aid workers who were infected with the Ebola virus was to be discharged Thursday from an Atlanta hospital, a spokeswoman for the aid group he was working for said.
- The ice bucket stops with Obama Associated Press - 5 mins ago
EDGARTOWN, Mass. (AP) — The ice bucket stops with Obama.
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- Grouper Eats Shark in One Bite in Viral Video
With Shark Week on the Discovery Channel just ending, it's understandable that you may have the carnivorous fish on the mind and think that such a dangerous predator should be avoided at all costs. A certain grouper clearly didn't think so. In this video, which was featured on the front page of Reddit, we see the two fish circling each other right before the 4-foot shark gets caught on a fisherman's line.
- Kiev says Russian army vehicles seized as aid checks start
Ukraine said Thursday it had captured two armoured vehicles belonging to the Russian military in the war-torn east as checks began on a disputed aid convoy from Moscow parked up at the border. Fighting between government forces and pro-Russian rebels raged in Ukraine's east as Kiev pressed on with an offensive to rout struggling insurgents ahead of a fresh round of diplomacy that will see the presidents of the two countries meet next week for the first time in months. Some 300 Russian trucks -- that Kiev fears could be used to help the insurgency -- inched closer to crossing the border into rebel-held territory after Ukraine's customs officials said they had started processing the first of the lorries after a week of wrangling.
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- Egypt's Air Sinai halts Tel Aviv flights over security fears
Egypt's Air Sinai said it cancelled flights Thursday and Friday to Tel Aviv for security reasons, after a warning by Hamas's armed wing against foreign airliners flying to Israel. The Egyptian carrier operates four weekly flights to Tel Aviv's Ben Gurion international airport. "The flights on Thursday and Friday were cancelled due to, the deteriorating security situation and shelling near Ben Gurion airport," said Mahmud Guda, an airline official in charge of reservations. A spokesman for the Ezzedine al-Qassam Brigades Wednesday warned foreign airlines against flying into Tel Aviv from 6 am (0300 GMT) in a bid to disrupt air traffic.