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  • India: Village elders who sentenced sisters to be raped as punishment face arrest

    Indian police are considering arresting the men who ordered that two sisters be raped to atone for their brother having a relationship with a married woman from a higher caste. The punishment was ordered by the council of a farming village of Sankrot, which is home to around 200 people in Uttar Pradesh and around 30 miles from New Delhi. India's Supreme Court ruled that the village councils, known as 'panchayats' are illegal.

    International Business Times
  • X Factor supremo Simon Cowell moved by singer's audition

    X Factor judge Simon Cowell appeared to lose his composure as he watched an aspiring singer audition in tonight's episode of the show.

    Press Association
  • MI6 spy Gareth Williams found dead in bag had 'hacked Clinton secrets'

    A MI6 spy who was discovered dead in a holdall at his apartment in 2010 had hacked into sensitive information about former US President Bill Clinton, it has been claimed. The spy had obtained Clinton's diary for an event and passed it to a friend. Gareth Williams, 31, hacked into the event's guest list as it was to be attended by President Clinton, passing it to his friend who was also to be a guest at the party, according to sources speaking on condition of anonymity to the Sun on Sunday.

    International Business Times
  • UK: Police search for woman who is missing after serious assault

    Freyah Standley, 25, was last seen near the Esso service station along King Street in Weymouth, Dorset, around 11.30pm on Saturday (29 August) night. According to witnesses she was hurt in an assault at the service station and suffered a head injury. Chief Inspector Ben Hargreaves, of Dorset Police, told Sky News: "We are very concerned for Freyah's welfare due to her possible serious head injury which very likely requires medical attention.

    International Business Times
  • Zayn Malik and Perrie Edwards split: Singer 'smitten' with Indian Burberry model Neelam Gill

    Zayn Malik has moved on his love life after splitting with Perrie Edwards. The former One Direction star had recently called off his engagement with the Little Mix singer. Gill, who was Burberry's first ever Indian model, is planning to fly to Los Angeles to spend a few days with Malik.

    International Business Times
  • This Is Why Men Find Thin Women Attractive, According To Science

    Among other things, men seem to associate bigger women with old age

    Rob Waugh
  • Dog and Kitten Share Touching Bond

    Several days ago a little kitten turned up on Barbara’s doorstep and refused to leave. She’s since named her Apache and has introduced the cat to her white Swiss shepherd named Alto. As can be seen in this video the two have formed an adorable bond with Alto taking on the role of protector. Credit: YouTube/Alto

  • How to spot a psychopath through yawns, sense of smell and speech patterns

    Psychopathy – the absence of empathy or caring about other people – is characterised by a number of traits, such as being selfish, manipulative and having an antisocial lifestyle. There are a number of ways to spot a psychopath, such as lack of empathy, superficial charm and self-centered impulsivity. A study published earlier this month found psychopaths are immune to contagious yawning.

    International Business Times
  • 9 Movie Couples Who Hated Each Other In Real Life (9 photos)

    Ryan Gosling & Rachel McAdams – ‘The Notebook’ (2004) Theirs is one of contemporary cinema’s most celebrated romances, complete with that iconic scene of them smooching in the rain. Upsettingly for fans of 'The Notebook’, the relationship between Ryan Gosling and Rachel McAdams was stormy off screen too. Gosling allegedly asked director Nick Cassavetes to replace McAdams with another actress after shooting had begun, and Cassavetes recalls walking into a room to find the pair screaming at each other at the top of their voices. Of course, Ryan and Rachel went on to be one of the cutest couples in Hollywood, which just goes to show how accurate that terrible 'opposites attract’ romcom cliché can be. 

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  • Islamic State executes 'dozens' of fighters attempting to defect to other Islamist groups

    Islamic State (Isis) has executed dozens of its own fighters, a number of whom were accused of working with rival jihadist groups, in the last month, according to a UK-based monitoring group. The UK-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights (SOHR), which monitors the Syrian Civil War using an extensive network of sources on the ground, revealed on Sunday that the group had killed 39 people within the group. The Observatory said that the executions were carried out between 29 July and 29 August.

    International Business Times
  • 'Invisible' drones that can find stealth jets could be added to Russian and Chinese arsenals

    Russia and China are in a race to develop new stealth drones that may render the expensive F-35 stealth fighter aircraft redundant, the aerospace website Flight Global reported on 26 August. According to the site, Russian electronic systems manufacturer Concern Radio Electronic Technologies (KRET), used the MAKS 2015 International Aviation and Space Show air show in Moscow to debut a model for their new unmanned air vehicle (UAV) that can detect stealth combat aircraft while remaining undetected itself.

    International Business Times
  • Russia stakes claim to the lost treasures in Poland's missing Nazi gold train

    The secret contents of the Nazi gold train located in Poland is fast becoming the centre stage of an international row even before any treasure has been retrieved. "Representatives of Russia should undoubtedly be involved in determining the value of the items discovered if the train is located," lawyer Mikhail Joffe told Sputnik News. "In this case, Poland is obliged to engage international experts to clarify what is in the cargo.

    International Business Times
  • U2's Bono now world's richest rock star after raking in £1bn from Facebook

    U2 singer Bono has overtaken former Beatles legend Sir Paul McCartney to become the richest musician in the world – thanks to a canny investment he made in Facebook when the social media group was first taking off back in 2009. Bono invested £56m to acquire a 2.3% share in the company which according to reports is now worth some £940m. The bonanza means Bono has now earned more in the last six years from his canny business deals than he has amassed in his whole career in music, including almost 40 years as a singer U2.

    International Business Times
  • Teenage girl missing for two days after leaving nightclub with men

    A teenager who disappeared after leaving an Edinburgh nightclub with two men has been missing for two days. Louise Davidson was last seen outside Espionage nightclub on Victoria Street at 4.30am on Tuesday. On Facebook, Louise’s friend Lesleyanne Haxton said: "[I’ve] not heard from Louise since Monday now, please if anyone hears from her let us know. Ms Haxton said her friend had been talking to the men in the nightclub.

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  • Jeremy Corbyn under fire over 'tragedy' of Osama bin Laden killing

    Jeremy Corbyn has come under fire for saying it was a "tragedy" that Osama bin Laden was killed by the United States rather than being put on trial.

    Press Association
  • Abused pitbull Khalessi gets new nose after her upper jaw was cut off by owners

    A pitbull from Florida, US, has been given a new nose after her upper jaw was cut off by her owners in a horrific case of animal abuse. Khalessi, named after the Game of Thrones character, was rescued by Passion 4 Pits after being found in an Orange County shelter facility.

    International Business Times
  • Isis in Iraq: 'Iraqi Rambo' Abu Azrael filmed slicing Islamic State fighter with sword like 'kebab'

    Footage has emerged of the "Iraqi Rambo" Abu Azrael carving the flesh from the body of a charred Islamic State (Isis) fighter. Ayyub al-Rubaie, who goes by the nickname Abu Azrael – "Father of Azrael" – burned the man alive and hung his body from an electricity pylon in Baiji, northern Iraq, according to Al-Jazeera. In the video Azrael, who has been dubbed by the "Iraqi Rambo" because of his muscular physique and "ferocity on the battlefield", stands holding a sword by the blackened corpse of a suspected Isis militant.

    International Business Times
  • Rita Ora and Wiz Khalifa dating? Stars spark dating rumours with 'electrifying' chemistry backstage

    Rita Ora has been romantically linked to a string of high-profile men, and now it looks like she has set her sights on rapper Wiz Khalifa. According to the Sun, the duo continue to fuel rumours of a budding romance after getting close in recent weeks.

    International Business Times
  • Switzerland: Chinese tourists given special trains after locals complain about rudeness off piste

    Chinese tourists to a Swiss mountain resort are being invited to use separate trains following a spate of complaints by locals who were incensed and disgusted by their behaviour. The row is the latest example of Chinese tourists being condemned for their behaviour and being accused of being an embarrassment to their country. Almost half of all visitors to the scenic Swiss resort of Mount Rigi now come from China following a huge marketing campaign involving a six-year partnership with an organisation from the Chinese region of Mount Emei.

    International Business Times