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  • Two London teens have married IS group fighters: lawyer

    Two of three teenage girls who travelled from Britain to Syria sparking criticism of the police response have married Islamic State (IS) group fighters, the lawyer for their families said Saturday. Kadiza Sultana, 16, and 15-year-olds Shamima Begum and Amira Abase left their homes in February and flew to Istanbul before crossing into Syria. Tasnime Akunjee, who represents the families, told the Guardian that the news had "caused a lot of distress." "It entrenches their lives in Syria, rather than in Britain.

    AFP
  • America's 'Plan B' for Iran comes with one huge problem

    Should negotiations ultimately fail and Tehran makes a break for a nuclear weapon, the US has signalled that it is ready to attack Iranian nuclear facilities with an awe-inspiring "plan B" — the 30,000-pound bunker busting Massive Ordnance Penetrator (MOP).

    Business Insider
  • Kim Kardashian says sexy selfies can be empowering

    The big reveal from Kim Kardashian's guest turn for San Francisco's revered Commonwealth Club of California on Tuesday night? Before her visit, the Commonwealth Club's invitation to Kardashian provoked minor controversy. Kardashian did discuss the key topics, and others, during an hour-long appearance before an adoring audience that was mostly young and female.

    Associated Press
  • Trump sues Univision for $500 million over Miss USA cancellation

    U.S. presidential candidate and real estate mogul Donald Trump filed a $500 million lawsuit on Tuesday against Univision over the Spanish-language TV network's decision to end its contract to broadcast the Miss USA pageant, which is co-owned by Trump. Univision said last week it would not air the July 12 pageant because of what it called insulting remarks about Mexican immigrants made by Trump when he announced he was running for the 2016 Republican presidential nomination. The 19-page lawsuit accuses Univision of a "thinly veiled attempt" to stifle Trump's freedom of speech in order to boost Democratic frontrunner Hilary Clinton.

    Reuters
  • Gang arrested for beating up expatriate

    The Criminal Investigation Department (CID) of Jeddah Police arrested a three-member gang that robbed an expatriate in south Jeddah. The expatriate was stopped by one of the gang members as he was walking on a subsidiary road in south Jeddah and asked for help with an address. The expatriate attempted to flee, but the man grabbed him.

    Saudi Gazette
  • Here's the manual that Al Qaeda and now ISIS use to brainwash people online

    The US and other Western countries have been alarmed at how the Islamic State militant group has been able to lure teenagers and young people to the Middle East to join its ranks. Rukmini Callimachi of The New York Times recently wrote about a 23-year-old American woman from Washington state who has been communicating with Islamic State (also known as ISIS, ISIL, or Daesh) recruiters online. The woman, "Alex," showed Callimachi the messages and reading materials these recruiters had sent her, and their approach to grooming her seems textbook.

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  • Actors Ben Affleck, Jennifer Garner announce plans to divorce

    Hollywood A-list couple Ben Affleck and Jennifer Garner on Tuesday announced plans to divorce, a day after their 10th wedding anniversary. Oscar-winning Affleck, 42, and Garner, 43, starred together in the 2003 superhero film "Daredevil" and were married in 2005 and have three children, all under the age of 10. Affleck has enjoyed a recent wave of success, with his 2012 film "Argo" winning the best picture Oscar and more recently, his 2014 thriller "Gone Girl" becoming a box office hit.

    Reuters
  • Yemen's Houthis attack Saudi Arabia's Najran and Jizan

    Yemen's dominant Houthi group and its army allies said on Saturday it had shelled various areas in Saudi Arabia's Jizan and Najran, killing and wounding several soldiers. The Houthi-controlled Saba news agency said 13 shells had been launched on Friday, targeting several areas including Jizan's airport. An alliance of Gulf Arab nations has been bombing Yemen's Houthi militia and allied army units loyal to powerful ex-President Ali Abdullah Saleh since March 26 in an attempt to restore exiled President Abd-Rabbu Mansour Hadi to power.

    Reuters
  • England coach gives fantastic interview about the player who scored the brutal own goal that knocked them out of the World Cup

    England lost to Japan in the Women's World Cup semifinal in the most heartbreaking way possible, giving up an own goal in the final minute and losing 2-1. The goal was incredibly unlucky for England. If Laura Bassett doesn't deflect the ball, the Japan attacker is almost certainly going to have a 1-on-1 with the goalie at point-blank range, and if the deflection is one inch higher or one foot to the right, the ball caroms in a different direction and doesn't go in the goal.

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  • Escaped convict Richard Matt once promised to murder another inmate's wife to get out of jail

    Convicted murderer and prison escapee Richard Matt, shot dead by a border patrol agent last week, once convinced a fellow inmate to post his bail and hire him as a hitman, the New York Times has reported. As it turns out, his wife was Desiree Teslar — granddaughter of Warner Bros. founder Harry Warner and heiress to his fortune. In 1991, David Teslar was sent to the Buffalo, NY, holding center after Desiree Teslar accused him of embezzling more than $1 million from their joint trust and hiding it in a Swiss bank, according to the Daily Beast.

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  • The Cavaliers are making a $230 million bet that last year's team is good enough to win it all

    The Cleveland Cavaliers entered the summer with a laundry list of their players hitting free agency. In the first 24 hours of the NBA's free agency period, the Cavs re-signed their biggest free agents, piling up a giant payroll in the process. Kevin Love re-signed to a five-year, $110 million deal, Iman Shumpert agreed to a four-year, $40 million deal, and Tristan Thompson will reportedly agree to a five-year, $80 million deal.

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  • There's a lot of evidence that the next iPhone will have an incredible camera

    A new document leaked by a supposed Foxconn employee, the company that builds the iPhone in China, was obtained by Apple Insider, and it reinforces rumors that the iPhone 6's successor could have a 12-megapixel camera, as well as 2 gigabytes of RAM. Rather, a 12-megapixel camera compared with the iPhone 6's 8-megapixel shooter would allow you to record slow-motion videos in ultra-high 4K resolution. 4K resolution means video shot with the next iPhone will be about twice as sharp as video shot with the iPhone 6.

    Business Insider
  • The South China Sea is now a 'core interest' of Beijing — and that's a problem for its neighbors

    China’s aggressive posture toward the South China Sea has been stirring tensions in the region, and a new national security law suggests that Beijing is just getting started. In years past,  China's core interests were believed to mean specific and limited territorial matters, such as those regarding Taiwan and Tibet, that the communist country determined to be internal matters. The new law is reportedly an indication that the “core interests” have been stretched.

    Business Insider
  • Czech tour guide hospitalised with suspected MERS

    A Czech tour guide has been hospitalised in Prague, suspected of having the potentially fatal MERS virus, the health minister said Friday. "He spent about a week in South Korea and returned to the Czech Republic on May 29," Svatopluk Nemecek told public Czech Television. "On Thursday he went on a coach trip as a guide and got sick," Nemecek said, adding that the man was taken to a specialised Prague hospital with a fever after a medical check.

    AFP
  • Kuwait tightens security as emir attends joint prayers

    Kuwait deployed unprecedented security measures around Shiite mosques for Friday prayers following last week's deadly bombing, as the emir attended rare Shiite-Sunni joint ceremony in a show of unity. Shiite mosques in Kuwait City were completely cordoned off and roads leading to them were closed to traffic as security men and volunteers stood guard, an AFP reporter said. A Saudi suicide bomber from the Islamic State group blew himself in a Shiite mosque last Friday killing 26 people and wounding 227 others in the worst bombing in the history of Kuwait.

    AFP
  • Jaden and Willow Smith at Dubai Summer Surprises

    Dad Will Smith kicked off his 2014 here, celebrating the new year. Now the Smith siblings, Jaden and Willow Smith, are heading to Dubai to help celebrate the annual Dubai Summer Surprises (DSS). The two performers will make appearances across the city starting with a kids fashion show at The Dubai Mall on August 13.

    Gulf News
  • Russian Cargo Spacecraft Launches Toward Space Station

    It looks like a robotic cargo ship will actually make it to the International Space Station this time. Russia's Progress 60 freighter launched smoothly toward the orbiting lab atop a Soyuz rocket at 12:55 a.m. EDT (0455 GMT) Friday (July 3) from Baikonur

    SPACE.com
  • Donna Karan stepping down as chief designer for her company

    Donna Karan will step down from daily duties as chief designer at her namesake company, Donna Karan International, to devote more time to her philanthropic foundation. Karan, 66, co-founded the company in 1984. It now sells apparel, sportswear, accessories and shoes under the Donna Karan New York and DKNY brands.

    Associated Press
  • Amy Winehouse documentary wins raves but angers family

    In "Amy," performers as diverse as Yasiin Bey and Tony Bennett sing the praises of the late Amy Winehouse, and the documentary helps reclaim the talented, troubled singer as a musician, rather than a mess. Critics love it — but it has left her family hurt and angry. The singer's father, Mitch Winehouse, has branded the film inaccurate and misleading.

    Associated Press
  • JetBlue makes 1st New York-Havana flight

    New York, July 4 (IANS/IANS) JetBlue made its first weekly flight between New York's John F. Kennedy International Airport and Havana's Jose Marti International Airport as part of the measures taken in recent months to restore relations between Cuba and the US. According to a communique on Friday from the airline, JetBlue becomes the first large US airline to serve this route since restrictions on travel between the two countries were eased early this year. New York-based JetBlue announced on May 5 its intention to connect the Big Apple and Havana with weekly flights, initially with tickets sold at the Cuban Travel Services agency.

    IANS