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IS releases animated video depicting Jihadi John beheading Obama

IS releases animated video depicting Jihadi John beheading Obama

Washington, Apr. 15 - Pro- Islamic State ( IS) activists have released an animated video that depicts the masked executioner Jihadi John beheading the US President Barack Obama.

According to Fox News, the clip is titled "A Message to America" and was posted on Saturday by the Fadhaeh Al-'Ilmaniyya group.

Obama is seen kneeling in front of Jihadi John in the cartoon with the caption that reads "the knife has been craving for Obama's stinky blood".

He then says "save me!" before the video cuts to an image of Obama lying in a pool of blood with his head severed.

The video concludes with Obama waking up from a nap in an office. (ANI)


Obama may not get Congressional war authority against IS militants, says John Boehner

Barack Obama

Washington, Apr. 15 - United States House speaker John Boehner has said that it would be "virtually impossible" to pass the authorization that President Barack Obama sought to get the war authority against Islamic State
(IS).

According to CNN, Boehner said that there was no reason to give Obama less authority than what he already has until he has a strategy about the battle.

Obama had sent a proposal in February to Congress that limited the President's authority to wage a military campaign against IS to three years.

Boehner's comments about the authorization comes a day after another House Republican leader Kevin McCarthy of California said that there were not enough votes in the House to pass Obama's proposal. (ANI)


Artists demand NY police return Snowden bust

Edward Snowden

New York : Three artists on Tuesday demanded that New York police return a bust of fugitive US whistle blower Edward Snowden to public display or threatened legal action.

Civil rights lawyer Ronald Kuby said the artists would remain anonymous because they feared arrest and prosecution after authorities removed the sculpture from a Brooklyn park last week.

"We hope New York City will release the statue so it may continue to spark healthy conversations about issues central to our freedoms," the artists said in a written statement.

They erected the 100 pound (45 kilo) bust at an American Revolution war memorial in Fort Greene park shortly before dawn on April 6 but within hours it was confiscated by police.


Richard III managed to hide his scoliosis until death in 1485

Richard III managed to hide his scoliosis until death in 1485

Washington, Apr 14 - Richard III kept his physique, not least the scoliosis revealed by forensic examinations of his skeleton, a secret from the public as part of his "propaganda of power," as per researchers.

A month after Richard's remains were reinterred at Leicester Cathedral, Mary Ann Lund, of the School of English at the University of Leicester, has reflected on the notoriety the ruler's body received during the Tudor period, when his physical appearance was frequently used to cast aspersions on his character.

In later depictions, following the disrobing and exhibition of Richard III's body following the Battle of Bosworth, he was falsely portrayed with a withered arm and unequal limbs.


IS threatens to launch another 9/11 style attack on US

IS threatens to launch another 9/11 style attack on US

New York, Apr. 12 - Islamic State (IS) militants have threatened to launch another 9/11 style terror attack on US homeland in a message on Twitter using the hashtag, "We Will Burn America".

According to the New York Post, the IS extremists posted a propaganda video on Twitter that was filled with ominous threats and a bloodthirsty highlight reel of their "greatest hits".

The video is 11-minute long and a compilation of IS' most atrocious acts of terrorism and savagery can be seen.

As images of the terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center repeatedly flash across the screen, it read that the "blessed incursion was a fatal blow".

IS militants can be seen throughout the footage steering tanks and blasting mortar shells at unknown targets. (ANI)


Marco Rubio joins 2016 US presidential race urging for way to 'new American century'

Marco Rubio

Washington, Apr. 14 - Miami Senator Marco Rubio has kicked off his 2016 presidential campaign with a generational message for his supporters that said that it is the time for this generation "to lead the way toward a new American Century".

According to CBS News, Rubio said that the campaign was more than just the laws that they are going to pass.

Rubio became the third politician to enter the race on the Republican side, joining fellow senators.

Rubio said that Americans are proud of their history and that the country is about the future.

Rubio's rally was held at Miami's Freedom Tower, which was once the building where the U. S. processed Cuban refugees fleeing Fidel Castro's violent revolution in the late 1950s. (ANI)


WikiLeaks accuses Hillary Clinton for stealing its logo

WikiLeaks accuses Hillary Clinton for stealing its logo

Washington: Hillary Clinton was on Monday accused by WikiLeaks of stealing its 'innovative' Twitter logo design for her 2016 presidential campaign.

"Hillary Clinton has stolen our innovative WikiLeaks twitter logo design," WikiLeakes said on Twitter.

The tweet offered a side-by-side comparison of the logos. WikiLeaks' artwork features an hourglass with a dripping earth, along with a red arrow, while Clinton's shows a red arrow used to form a large "H."

67-year-old former first lady and New York senator yesterday launched her second Oval Office bid, which led to countless reactions on social media.

One response was a tweet from WikiLeaks, accusing Clinton's campaign of swiping their twitter logo.

This will be Clinton's second attempt for securing the top post.


U.S intelligence claims China's 'qualitative' naval-based arsenal poses threat to country

U.S intelligence claims China's 'qualitative' naval-based arsenal poses threat t

Washington, Apr 13 : China's rapidly growing naval-based arsenal, which boasts of advanced guided-missile warships and submarines, can pose a serious threat to the United States, claimed country's naval intelligence report.

The report, released by the Office of Naval Intelligence, revealed that China's current naval force of 300 surface ships, submarines, amphibious ships, and missile-armed patrol craft is rapidly expanding .

The naval intelligence report stated that deployment of the new YJ-18 supersonic anti-ship cruise missile on warships and submarines poses a major threat to U.S. and allied vessels, the Washington Times reported.


IS claims it now controls 'parts' of Iraq's largest Baiji refinery

IS claims it now controls 'parts' of Iraq's largest Baiji refinery

Washington, April 13 : Islamic State has reportedly released images to support its claims that it now controlled parts of Iraq's largest oil refinery.

The images were released on Sunday and showed storming of the facility, fierce clashes and plumes of smoke rising above the contested site, reported the CNN.

The group said that it launched an offensive on the Baiji oil refinery late Saturday and its fighters had taken control of several buildings inside the refinery by Sunday. However, Iraqi government security officials have denied those claims and insisted that Iraqi forces remained in full control of the refinery.


Nun sets herself on fire in Tibet in protest against Beijing's control over region

Nun sets herself on fire in Tibet in protest against Beijing's control over regi

Washington, Apr 12 : A nun in Tibet has set herself on fire in an act of self-immolation protesting Beijing's control over the region and crying out for the Dalai Lama to return to the country, said overseas rights groups.

According to Fox News, Yeshi Khando, 47, of Ngangang Nunnery circled Kardze Monastery in Sichuan province self-immolated herself on Wednesday near the police station while shouting slogans including "Tibet needs freedom," said London-based Free Tibet.

In a reference to the Tibetan Buddhist spiritual leader who has lived for decades in exile in India, she called out "Let His Holiness Return to Tibet" as she was on fire, said the group.


Boss in hot water for firing woman by text for refusing sex

Boss in hot water for firing woman by text for refusing sex

New York, Apr 11 : A married Long Island -limo-company manager and his employer have been mandated to pay out over 700 000 dollars to former female dispatcher he fired for rejecting his sexual advances.

The 32-year-old Geralyn Ganci sued manager Raymond Townsend after she was fired for repeatedly refusing his barrage of sleazy requests, which eventually landed her in the hospital with extreme emotional distress, the New York Post reported.

Ganci said in her suit that the sex-crazed Townsend said in one text that he had to pull over to the side of the road and masturbate thinking about her.

Ganci added that she was shocked and sickened by his behavior that occurred despite the fact that Townsend's wife worked at the same New Hyde Park company and sat near her.


'Impressed' Obama strikes lightning pose on meeting Bolt

'Impressed' Obama strikes lightning pose on meeting Bolt

Washington, Apr 11 (ANI): President of the United States Barack Obama was so impressed on meeting Jamaican sprint superstar Usain Bolt that he struck the decorated Olympian's famous lightning pose .

Obama was completely star struck on meeting the six-time Olympic gold medallist, TMZ. com reported.

In fact, the President of the United States gushed about Bolt to the room saying that nobody's ever been faster than 'this man, ever' of all the billions of people.

Obama is supposedly in Jamaica on political business, the report added. (ANI)


Meet the woman who married 10 men without getting divorced to most

Meet the woman who married 10 men without getting divorced to most

Washington, April 11 - A woman named Liana Barrientos from New York has been accused of marrying 10 men, without actually divorcing many of them.

According to the court records, 39-year-old Barrientos, who's dubbed a "serial" bride, could be facing 4 years of jail time is she's found guilty of the charges, ABC News reported.

However, the Bronx woman has plead not guilty on two counts of offering a false instrument for filing after police accused her of lying on her recent 10th marriage application, and license in 2010 by signifying that she was never married before.


Shakespeare's plays reflect his psychological signature

Shakespeare's plays reflect his psychological signature

Washington, Apr 10 : A new research has suggested that Shakespeare's plays reveal his psychological signature.

Applying psychological theory and text-analyzing software, researchers at the University of Texas at Austin have discovered a unique psychological profile that characterizes Shakespeare's established works and this profile strongly identifies Shakespeare as an author of the long-contested play 'Double Falsehood.'

Researcher Ryan Boyd said that research in psychology has shown that some of the core features of who a person is at their deepest level can be revealed based on how they use language. With the new study, they show that you can actually take a lot of this information and put it all together at once to understand an author like Shakespeare rather deeply.


Pentagon says Iran's new 'suicide drones' pose increased threat to Israel, US Navy

Pentagon says Iran's new 'suicide drones' pose increased threat to Israel, US Na

Washington, Apr 10 : Iran has been placing an "explosive emphasis" on putting military surveillance and attack drones into the sky, including "suicide drones" that pose increased risks for Israel and the U.S Navy in the Persian Gulf, a new U.S Army analysis has said.

The Iranian army has been leading the drive for a fleet of explosive-mounted "killer drones" and has tested the aircrafts against ship targets near the Strait of Hormuz, the chokepoint for maritime traffic in and out of the Gulf, The Washington Times reported.

The study noted that Iran has also shared its new drone technology with two U.S.-designated terrorist groups, Hamas on Israel's south and Hezbollah on its north, which aim to destroy Israel.


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