ISIS Executioner 'Jihadi John' Is Named in Media

Thursday, 26 February 2015 06:11
LONDON — The masked executioner clutching a knife in ISIS beheading propaganda videos was named by two news organizations on Thursday. The Washington Post published the name of the militant who has been dubbed "Jihadi John." The newspaper cited "friends and others with familiar with his case." The BBC also named the individual without citing sources. NBC News was not immediately able to confirm the man's identity. "Jihadi John" is a Briton born in Kuwait…
Warnings about hospital sex crimes of UK star Savile ignored: official reports
Thursday, 26 February 2015 06:10
LONDON (Reuters) - Warnings about Jimmy Savile, the late BBC TV presenter revealed two years ago to have been one of Britain's most prolific sex offenders, who preyed on victims at hospitals where he volunteered, were ignored, official reports said on Thursday. Three years ago, police said Savile, one of the Britain's best-known celebrities in the 1970s and 1980s, had abused hundreds of victims, mainly youngsters, at hospitals and at BBC premises over six decades…
Euro zone lending shows sign of turnaround as morale improves
Thursday, 26 February 2015 06:08
By Paul Carrel and John O'Donnell FRANKFURT (Reuters) - Bank lending in the euro zone fell slightly in January but at a slower pace than a month earlier, suggesting the economy may be turning a corner as consumer morale picks up in the bloc's largest economies. European Central Bank President Mario Draghi said late on Wednesday that "all in all, the outlook is more positive than it was a few months ago" in the 19-country…
Global equities hit new record as cheap money reigns
Thursday, 26 February 2015 06:08
By Hideyuki Sano TOKYO (Reuters) - Asian shares prices held near five-month highs on Thursday after upbeat U.S. housing and Chinese factory data, while the dollar nursed modest losses following Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen's comments. MSCI's broadest index of Asia-Pacific shares outside Japan <.MIAPJ0000PUS> stood little changed near the five-month high hit on Wednesday while Japan's Nikkei <.N225> rose 0.2 percent. MSCI's 46-country world index <.MIWD00000PUS> stood just below its double-top of its September…
''The Doctors' slam Mama June, stage intervention for Honey Boo Boo's health
Thursday, 26 February 2015 06:08
June "Mama June" Shannon and her 9-year-old daughter Alana "Honey Boo Boo" Thompson are taken to task over Honey Boo Boo's eating habits on "The Doctors." NEWS: What Really Happened While Making 'Honey Boo Boo' ADVERTISEMENT ADVERTISEMENT "Honey Boo Boo has way too much sugar," Travis Stork, M.D. said. "Way too much processed foods in the house and that's what's got to stop." Even at her young age, Honey Boo Boo is already encountering health…
Teenager brings poop power to Kenyan school
Thursday, 26 February 2015 05:13
Story highlightsA Kenyan teenager is using biogas in his school's kitchenExtracting gas from human waste saves the school moneyThe system took a year to buildMethane gases in biofuel still harms the environment CNN Marketplace Africa covers the macro trends impacting the region and also focuses on the continent's key industries and corporations (CNN)When Leroy Mwasaru's school in eastern Kenya faced a sewage problem, the teenager and a group of friends set out to fix it.
Subway cars become a home for sea life
Thursday, 26 February 2015 05:13
The Art of Movement is a monthly show that highlights the most significant innovations in science and technology that are helping shape our modern world. (CNN)Usually dumping metal into the ocean is a bad thing, but for once throwing disused items into the sea is working out for the greater good. Over 2,500 New York subway cars have been used to create an underwater reef for crustaceans and fish in the Atlantic.
Activist fears 262 Assyrian captives face slaughter
Thursday, 26 February 2015 05:12
Story highlights "We pray, we pray all the time," says a relative of a dozen Assyrians feared kidnappedAssyrian activist says ISIS now holds 262 Assyrian Christians hostageThe extremist group has seized 11 Assyrian villages over three days, says monitoring group (CNN)ISIS has seized even more Assyrian Christian hostages after taking over nearly a dozen Assyrian villages in northeastern Syria in the past few days, an activist said Thursday. The Sunni extremist group now holds 262…
U.S.: Russia's Detention of Pilot Is 'Unacceptable'
Thursday, 26 February 2015 05:10
LONDON — The State Department criticized Russia's "unacceptable" refusal to release an imprisoned Ukrainian pilot who has been on hunger strike for almost 11 weeks. Nadiya Savchenko was detained in June on charges she was involved in the deaths of two journalists, allegations she denies. At the time of her detention, there were conflicting reports over how the pilot — whose plane was shot down in eastern Ukraine — ended up in Russia. Moscow said…
ISIS Abducts More than 100 Christians in Syria: U.N.
Thursday, 26 February 2015 05:10
ISIS militants kidnapped more than 100 Christians in northeast Syria earlier this week, the United Nations said late Wednesday. The U.S. condemned the abductions, which it said included women, children, priests and the elderly. "Hundreds of other civilians remain trapped in villages surrounded by [ISIS] fighters, and clashes continue between [ISIS] and local forces defending their communities," State Department spokeswoman Jen Psaki told reporters Wednesday.

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