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  1. ISIS bulldozes ruins ancient Assyrian city of Nimrud, Iraqi TV saysFri, 06 Mar 2015 01:43:19 GMT
    ISIS has again destroyed cultural treasures, this time bulldozing the site of the ancient Assyrian city of Nimrud in northern Iraq, state-run media said Thursday. The extent of the destruction wasn't immediately revealed, according to Iraq's state broadcaster Iraqiya TV, which cited the Ministry of Antiquities and Tourism. More...
  2. Labour 'must rule out SNP deal'Fri, 06 Mar 2015 00:38:23 GMT
    Former Prime Minister Sir John Major has urged Ed Miliband to rule out governing with the SNP in order to protect the United Kingdom. The ex-Tory leader said the nationalists would enter any deal with the "overriding aim" of "prising apart" the union. More...
  3. Cold War-era thriller premieres as operaThu, 05 Mar 2015 20:29:23 GMT
    Take a little brainwashing, add a few political assassinations and stir in a villainess evil enough to rival Lady Macbeth. The enduring result is "The Manchurian Candidate," first as a novel, then two movies and now - an opera. More...
  4. Rooms going fast at Hungary's village for rentThu, 05 Mar 2015 16:25:18 GMT
    More than 300 inquiries and reservations for 280 guests have been made since Mayor Kristof Pajer last week began advertising the village of Megyer, available for 210,000 forints a day. Pajer said Thursday that tourists are coming from as far away as Australia, South Africa, Sweden and the U.S. and the village "is booked solid in August and most of April and May." Amenities offered by Megyer, population 18 and 190 kilometers southwest of Budapest, include seven guest houses that sleep 39 people, a bus stop, horses, chickens and four hectares of farm land. More...
  5. Magaluf in bid to prevent drunken sex scandalsThu, 05 Mar 2015 12:25:14 GMT
    Under the new proposals, expected to be introduced from 1 May, police will have powers to seize drinks from tourists on the street between 10pm and 8am. There will also be drastic restrictions to the pub crawls which led to a teenage girl from Northern Ireland performing sex acts on two dozen men at a Magaluf bar. More...
  6. Last Ebola patient to be released in LiberiaThu, 05 Mar 2015 11:24:52 GMT
    The head of the Incidence Management System, Tolbert Nyenswah, said the recovered patient will be released Thursday from a Chinese-built Ebola treatment unit in Monrovia, the capital. Nyenswah said Wednesday that there were no other confirmed cases of Ebola in the country and as such, Liberia can then begin to count up to 42 days to be declared Ebola free in keeping with World Health Organization protocols and standards. More...
  7. Mexican police grab latest Zetas leader in wealthy suburbThu, 05 Mar 2015 07:25:25 GMT
    Mexican police and soldiers on Wednesday captured Omar Trevino Morales, widely considered to be the most important leader of the Zetas drug cartel that once carved a path of brutal bloodshed along the country's northern border with the U.S. National Security Commissioner Monte Alejandro Rubido said at a news conference in Mexico City that the man known as "Z-42" was arrested in a pre-dawn raid in San Pedro Garza Garcia, a wealthy suburb of the northern city of Monterrey. A simultaneous raid on another street in the same suburb reaped Carlos Arturo Jimenez Encinas, allegedly Trevino's finance chief, Rubido said. More...
  8. Man accused of trying to join ISIS is indictedThu, 05 Mar 2015 03:20:25 GMT
    A California man accused of trying to travel to Syria to join ISIS was indicted Wednesday, charged with attempting to support terror and other counts. Adam Dandach, 21, of Orange, California, was arrested July 3 and initially charged in a complaint of making false statements on a passport application with plans to fly from Orange County's John Wayne Airport to Istanbul, Turkey, and eventually reach Syria, the FBI said. More...
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