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Graphic video emerges of a 9-year-old child being executed by Shia Iranianmilitia

A terrifying video has emerged online that claims to show a nine-year-old boy being brutally executed by members of a Shia militia. The military force accused the child of being a supporter of the Islamic State terror group, ISIS. According to several reports, the clip was recorded in Tikrit - a...

Monday, January 7, 2019 - 1:41pm

Public sex: 6 rules for getting frisky outdoors

Now that the weather’s turning warmer, many people are overcome by two urges: to get outside and to get it on. Two great tastes that taste great together! And so the season of outdoor sex has begun. But it’s not all fun and games like naked Slip ’n Slide — there are some...

Monday, October 15, 2018 - 6:06pm

U.K. approves vaping to quit smoking, says it's 95 percent safer

Vaping enthusiasts worldwide are cheering a decision by British regulators granting alicense to an e-cigarette – as a prescription to quit smoking traditional cigarettes. The Guardian reported that "Britain's drug regulators have given the go-ahead for a British American Tobacco...

Wednesday, August 30, 2017 - 12:30pm

Naked skydivers bid for world record in plea for British unity

As gloomy headlines multiplied in the wake of last year's Brexit vote, four Britons decided to cheer up their divided country by setting a new world record for skydiving. Naked. Pete Sharwood-Smith, Gary Lincoln-Hope, Pete Cheek and Olly Aylott jumped from a plane 22,400 feet above a Kenyan...

Friday, July 7, 2017 - 7:47am

Putin leaves Russians guessing on economic reform plan

Russia's leading economic thinkers say the country needs bold action to avoid stagnation. After President Vladimir Putin set out his ideas for the economy in a keynote speech on Friday, they are still waiting to hear what that action will be. Addressing the St Petersburg International Economic...

Sunday, June 4, 2017 - 5:11pm

Chinese wary about U.S. missile system because capabilities unknown: experts

By Greg Torode and Michael Martina HONG KONG/BEIJING (Reuters) - China is steadfastly opposed to the deployment of advanced U.S. anti-missile radars in South Korea because it does not know whether the defenses, intended for North Korean missiles, are capable...

Monday, April 3, 2017 - 7:56pm

As Trump-Xi summit looms, evidence of strained ties on China-North Korea border

By Sue-Lin Wong and Joseph Campbell NANPING/DANDONG, China (Reuters) - In the Northeast Asia Special Region straddling China's border with North Korea, the area...

Monday, April 3, 2017 - 7:44pm

Hong Kong's restive youth prepare for long struggle with Beijing

By James Pomfret and Venus Wu HONG KONG (Reuters) - With China's preferred candidate selected as Hong Kong's next chief executive, another blow to the morale of the city's democracy activists, their young leaders are taking a page from Beijing's...

Monday, April 3, 2017 - 7:04pm

Remains of a 3,700-year-old pyramid found near Cairo

Remains of an ancient pyramid, believed to date back some 3,700 years, were found in Egypt, the Associated Press reported on Monday. The ruins are near the bent pyramid of the first pharaoh of the Fourth Dynasty.An Egyptian excavation team discovered the remains of the pyramid, which date back to...

Monday, April 3, 2017 - 6:07pm

Russia and Belarus heal ties in shadow of metro bombing

By Denis Pinchuk ST PETERSBURG (Reuters) - The presidents of Russia and Belarus said on Monday they had resolved all disputes over energy, signaling a rapprochement at a time when both leaders are grappling with street protests and the threat of new Western...

Monday, April 3, 2017 - 2:08pm

Germany's Merkel wants to limit Brexit fallout

BERLIN (Reuters) - The European Union should try to limit the fallout from Britain's decision to leave the European Union, German Chancellor Angela Merkel said on Monday, conceding that some...

Monday, April 3, 2017 - 8:36am

Israeli police kill Palestinian who stabbed three in Jerusalem

JERUSALEM (Reuters) - Israeli paramilitary police officers shot dead a Palestinian on Saturday after he stabbed three Israelis in Jerusalem's Old City, a police spokesman said. The assailant wounded two ultra-Orthodox Jewish men in the street...

Saturday, April 1, 2017 - 11:20am

Suu Kyi's party wins nearly half of Myanmar by-elections

By Wa Lone and Simon Lewis YANGON (Reuters) - Myanmar leader Aung San Suu Kyi's party won nearly half of the seats contested in by-elections on Sunday, the first vote since it swept to...

Saturday, April 1, 2017 - 1:12am

Australia bolsters security checks for flights from Middle East

By Harry Pearl SYDNEY (Reuters) - Australia will conduct additional security checks on passengers flying directly from Muslim-majority countries in the Middle East to prevent security threats. The new rules follow similar measures introduced by...

Friday, March 31, 2017 - 11:13pm

As French election race tightens, Macron defies National Front

By Marc Leras and Simon Carraud MARSEILLE/BIGUGLIA, France (Reuters) - France's centrist presidential contender Emmanuel Macron singled out...

Friday, March 31, 2017 - 10:25pm

Peru prosecutors open graft probe into ex-leader Garcia: source

By Teresa Cespedes LIMA (Reuters) - Public prosecutors in Peru have opened a preliminary probe into the country's former President Alan Garcia as part of a far-reaching inquiry into bribes that Brazilian builder Odebrecht SA has acknowledged distributing to win...

Friday, March 31, 2017 - 8:35pm

Brazil's Temer signs bill allowing outsourced jobs

SAO PAULO (Reuters) - Brazilian President Michel Temer on Friday signed into law a bill approved by the Congress last week to allow companies to outsource jobs, a measure fiercely opposed by unions. This is one of the first moves by the government to reform the...

Friday, March 31, 2017 - 8:29pm

Venezuela says murders soared to 60 per day in 2016

CARACAS (Reuters) - Venezuela's murder rate rose to an average 60 per day last year, up from about 45 per day in 2015, the attorney general's office said on Friday, as a deep economic and political crisis exacerbated violence in the country. Official data put the...

Friday, March 31, 2017 - 7:40pm

Paraguay rioters set fire to Congress after Senate re-election vote

By Daniela Desantis and Luc Cohen ASUNCION (Reuters) - Protesters stormed and set fire to Paraguay's Congress on Friday after the Senate secretly voted for a constitutional amendment that would allow President...

Friday, March 31, 2017 - 7:00pm

China downplays tensions with U.S. as Xi prepares to meet Trump

By Ben Blanchard and David Lawder BEIJING/WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Beijing sought to play down tensions with the United States and put on a positive face on Friday as the U.S. administration slammed China on a range of business issues ahead of President Xi Jinping...

Friday, March 31, 2017 - 5:15pm