Archive for February, 2016

Nanny parades little girl’s ‘decapitated’ head through Moscow streets

February 29, 2016 9:00 pm
Nanny parades little girl’s ‘decapitated’ head through Moscow streets

Gyulchehra Bobokulova carried the head through Moscow streets yelling “Allahu Akbar”. Photo / Twitter A nanny decapitated the little girl in her care before walking through Moscow carrying the child’s severed head. The woman shouted “Allahu Akbar” as she appeared near Oktyabrskoye Pole metro station in the northwest of the […]

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Mummified body found on yacht drifting off coast of Philippines

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Mummified body found on yacht drifting off coast of Philippines

The mummified body of Manfred Fritz Bajorat. Photo / Supplied This is the mummified body of a German adventurer who was found dead drifting on his abandoned yacht at the weekend off the coast of southern Philippines. Manfred Fritz Bajorat, 59, was discovered by two fishermen aboard his yacht in […]

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‘Tree Man’ of Bangladesh undergoes first operations to remove bark-like warts from hands and feet

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‘Tree Man’ of Bangladesh undergoes first operations to remove bark-like warts from hands and feet

Abul Bajandar, 26, sits at Dhaka Medical College Hospital in Dhaka. Photo / Getty Images The Bangladeshi man nicknamed “Tree Man” because of the massive bark-like growth on his hands and feet has undergone the first of many operations to remove the warts. Doctors in the capital Dhaka conducted surgery […]

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A SEAL Team 6 member must step out of the shadows to receive the Medal of Honor

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A SEAL Team 6 member must step out of the shadows to receive the Medal of Honor

Senior Chief Edward C. Byers Jr., a Navy SEAL, will receive the Medal of Honor on Feb. 29. (Photos released by the U.S. Navy) In the darkness of a single-room building in Afghanistan, Navy Senior Chief Edward C. Byers Jr. had little time to react: A fellow Navy SEAL had […]

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Corpse found in garden of Airbnb rental

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Corpse found in garden of Airbnb rental

The Airbnb renters were being questioned by police. Photo / AFP A group of friends who rented a house on Airbnb for a party weekend in a French town discovered the decomposing body of a woman in the garden. “Her body was found at the bottom of the property which […]

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The inside story on London Zoo’s love triangle

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The inside story on London Zoo’s love triangle

Caroline Westlake lost her job, boyfriend and home after a row with a colleague at a Christmas party. Photo / Getty Images It was described as the “menagerie a trois”, a colourful love triangle among the staff at London Zoo. And when the story first emerged of how the meerkat […]

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US election: Military could refuse Donald Trump’s orders if he became president

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US election: Military could refuse Donald Trump’s orders if he became president

Trump told a South Carolina retirement community that he supports waterboarding and similar interrogation techniques because “torture works”. Photo / AP Former CIA director Michael Hayden believes there is a legitimate possibility that the US military would refuse to follow orders given by Donald Trump if the Republican front-runner becomes […]

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Twin bombing attacks in Baghdad market kill at least 59

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Twin bombing attacks in Baghdad market kill at least 59

Iraqis inspect the damage at the site of a bombing claimed by the Islamic State (IS) group near a market in the Sadr City area of northern Baghdad. Photo / Getty Images Militants attacked an outdoor market in eastern Baghdad on Sunday, killing at least 59 people and wounding nearly […]

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Sworn in on Friday, shot dead on Saturday

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Sworn in on Friday, shot dead on Saturday

An Army staff sergeant in the US has been charged with killing a police officer and injuring two others. Officer Ashley Guindon died on her first day on the job while responding to a call about a possible domestic incident in the Woodbridge-Lake Ridge area south of the Prince William […]

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Man kills 14 family members before taking his own life

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Man kills 14 family members before taking his own life

People gather outside the residence of Indian man Hasnain Warekar, in Thane, outskirts of Mumbai. Photo / Getty Images A man in India has stabbed 14 members of his own family to death, including seven children, before hanging himself, in one of the country’s worst massacres in recent years. Hasnin […]

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