- 17:28 | In the world How the 'hoverboards' took off - in spite of laws against them
Within five minutes, the teenagers begin to circle. They are drawn, camera phone first, by the contraption at my feet.
- 17:10 | In the world US government deporting Central American migrants to their deaths
The US government is deporting undocumented immigrants back to Central America to face the imminent threat of violence, with several individuals being murdered just days or months after their return.
- 16:49 | In the world Why Columbus Day’s days could be numbered
Native American groups, who were by all indications here first, didn't like the idea of celebrating a man whose arrival on the continent marked their decline and brought with it all manner of suffering.
- 16:27 | In the world Audiovisual tricycles by ‘VJ Suave’ project animations on the streets of Rio de Janeiro
Over the last year or so VJ Suave have pedaled their bikes through Russia, Germany and Switzerland, but I think a few more cities are in order? Make it happen.
- 16:08 | In the world A French museum dedicated to over 100 hyperrealistic miniature film sets
The tiny scenes were produced by world-renowned miniaturists and contain the highest form of Hyperrealism in order to trick the audience’s eye into believing each set was indeed life-size.
- 15:49 | In the world An elegant kinetic sculpture by Derek Hugger that mimics the flight of a hummingbird
This project took me roughly 700 hours and contains about 400 parts.
- 15:30 | In the world Owners of 'Breaking Bad'-themed coffee shop scouting for Brooklyn location
Founder Deniz Kosan has said that he was inspired by a scene in the Emmy-winning show where meth-maker Walter White admires a cup of joe.
- 15:12 | In the world Icy Villains, Cool Lawmen Make ‘Fargo’ Season 2 Worth the Trip
The first season of the widely acclaimed series Fargo defied the odds against movie-to-TV remakes and turned out terrific.
- 14:55 | In the world Putting astronauts on Mars: NASA lays out three-phase plan
The path to Mars goes through the moon — or the region of space near the moon, anyway.
- 14:33 | In the world Armed robbery suspect tries to use Uber as getaway car
Uber's an ambitious company that's always on the lookout for new ways to make money, but we should at this point make it absolutely clear - the incident was not part of a trial for a new service called UberGetaway.
- 14:14 | In the world US military airdrops 50 tons of ammo for Syrian fighters, after training mission ends
Coming just two days after the Defense Department announced it was effectively ending its current training program, the airdrop delivery was made Sunday by four C-17 transport aircraft.
- 13:56 | In the world 'The Walking Dead' season premiere recap: 'First Time Again'
The post-apocalyptic world that The Walking Dead takes place in is a decidedly gray area.
- 13:35 | In the world T-Swift breakup buzz is 'stupid' declares BFF
Except that didn't happen, according to her best friend and #squad member, Selena Gomez.
- 13:13 | In the world More evidence children harmed by lead near Philadelphia 'Ghost Factory'
Tests of soil where these children play also found dangerously high levels of lead contamination in most of the samples examined.
- 12:54 | In the world Incredible images of the world's most extreme rush hours
Pictures in Daily Mail.
- 12:38 | In the world The children raised by wolves
Article in BBC.
- 12:17 | In the world Economics Nobel honors study of consumption differences between rich and poor
Angus Deaton, 69, a British-American economist at Princeton University, pioneered the study of consumption among poor families and individuals and how it differs from that of more affluent people.
- 11:55 | In the world Lukashenko wins landslide of more than 80 percent – exit polls
Often styled as ‘Europe’s last dictator’, he faced no serious challenge with leading opposition figures either barred from standing or boycotting the ballot.
- 11:36 | In the world Test your smarts on worker ants, kitty contraception, and more on this week’s science news quiz!
Test in Sciencemag.
- 11:18 | In the world The island where men are disappearing
On Old Providence nobody rushes. Nobody looks stressed. They never stop smiling.
- 10:57 | In the world EU calls on Russia to end bombing campaign in Syria
Foreign ministers, who have been meeting in Luxembourg, are warning that strikes designed to support President Bashar al-Assad could deepen the civil war, which has left around a quarter of a million people dead.
- 10:38 | In the world Cash reward for Google.com takeover man
Now Mr Ved has been given a cash reward for spotting the error, which he has decided to donate to charity. Google declined to comment on the story.
- 10:19 | In the world Australian technology transforms how farmers will manage fields
The Tasmanian Institute of Agriculture is trialling a new machine, which uses ‘optical sensors’ to analyse pastures.
- 10:00 | In the world Aerosmith protest over Trump campaign using their hit Dream On
The singer's lawyers have sent a cease-and-desist letter, saying the use of the song "gives a false impression" he endorses Mr Trump's presidential bid.
- 21:00 | In the world American journalist found guilty of 'espionage' in Iran
Video in FOXNEWS.
- 20:39 | In the world Britain tops list of heaviest alcohol drinkers in new survey
6,500 people across the UK, Germany, Australia, America and China were interviewed by Maxus, a media agency for the drinks industry, who found that Britons had the most liberal attitude to alcohol.
- 20:22 | In the world Paris climate summit: UN negotiations 'need redesign'
The researchers say the science of cooperation is being ignored. Instead, they say the negotiations should focus on a common commitment on the global price of carbon.
- 20:01 | In the world Syrian troops make gains as Putin defends air strikes
Putin said his country's objective was to stabilise the Syrian government and create conditions for a political compromise. He also called on other countries to "unite efforts against this evil".
- 19:40 | In the world EMC to shop itself after deal with Dell - sources
EMC has asked for a 'go-shop' provision to be included in the merger agreement that will allow it to solicit bids from other parties and pay a discounted breakup fee to Dell if there is a deal with another company.
- 19:23 | In the world Strongman Lukashenko poised for fifth presidential term
Authoritarian President Alexander Lukashenko is virtually guaranteed re-election for a fifth term as Belarus goes to the polls on Sunday.
- 19:05 | In the world Turkey mourns Ankara attacks, said to be work of two suicide bombers
Article in Euronews
- 18:43 | In the world Tense presidential poll after clashes in Guinea
A different outcome would be preferred by main opposition leader Cellou Dalein Diallo but he has urged calm with no post-electoral violence.
- 18:25 | In the world Surfer loses his leg after shark attack on Oahu's North Shore
The Honolulu Star-Advertiser reports relatives identified the victim as Colin Cook, 25, and confirmed doctors amputated most of his left leg. His hands were injured when he punched the shark before it swam away.
- 18:04 | In the world Tiny flies create zombie honeybees that take night flights, then die
The afflicted bees often make uncharacteristic night flights, sometimes buzzing around porch lights before dying.
- 17:45 | In the world Florida beats Missouri 21-3
Kelvin Taylor rushed for 99 yards and two first-quarter touchdowns and No. 11 Florida defeated Missouri 21-3 on Saturday night.
- 17:26 | In the world 'Soul Mates' share love of Motown at Florida Studio Theatre
Castellino, who has staged several shows at FST in the last 25 years, said part of the charm of “Soul Mates” is watching four young white singers discovering Motown music and putting their own style into songs most closely associated with African-American voices.
- 17:07 | In the world New Elvis album teams king with royal orchestra
Priscilla Presley closes her eyes and bites her lip as she listens to a new album of Elvis songs, with the king of rock and roll's voice backed by Britain's Royal Philharmonic Orchestra.
- 16:48 | In the world News Climate change clips wings of migratory birds in Poland
Polish ornithologist Jaroslaw Nowakowski delicately unravels the goldcrest, among Europe's smallest bird species, placing it inside a muslin bag before moving it to a make-shift laboratory in a tent for measuring and tagging with rings.
- 16:29 | In the world Changing one letter makes most halloween candy sound gross
Photos in BuzzFeed.
- 16:11 | In the world This is what it’s like coming out when you’re disabled
Charlie Willis was dancing in a gay club with a man he had just met when the man tried to put his hands down Willis’s trousers.
- 15:50 | In the world Why so many syrian children are making the trek to Europe alone
Oday was 16 when he made the plan to save his family.
- 15:32 | In the world For third time in 40 years, no Social Security increase coming
By law, the annual cost-of-living adjustment, or COLA, is based on a government measure of inflation, which is being dragged down by lower prices at the pump.
- 15:14 | In the world Heavy rain floods Washington State football stadium
Video in abcnews.
- 14:53 | In the world Torre to review Utley's slide for possible discipline
Utley broke Tejada's right leg during the seventh inning of the Dodgers' 5-2 win Saturday night while trying to break up a double play at second base.
- 14:31 | In the world Apple is said to deactivate its news App in China
The Apple News app, which the company announced in June, is available only to users in the United States, though it is being tested in Britain and Australia.
- 14:12 | In the world No hard feelings! Inside James Caan and Kathy Bates' Misery reunion for EW
What Psycho did for showers, and Jaws did for New England beaches, Misery would do for sledgehammers. And typewriters. And Kathy Bates.
- 13:53 | In the world The X-Files season 10 premiere at New York Comic Con
- 13:34 | In the world Didy Veldman’s six best dances in art
Art can reflect an element of dance or what dance is or what dance could be about; whether that’s the afterwards, the exhaustion.
- 13:15 | In the world Iran issues 'puzzling' verdict for Washington Post journalist
Rezaian, who holds Iranian and American citizenship, was arrested with his wife and two photojournalists on July 22, 2014. However, all parties were released except for Rezaian.
- 12:58 | In the world Syrians leave Jordan for new refuge
During the nearly two-hour ride, Manar talks about the war and his family's flight to Jordan in 2012 from their home in Daraa, in southern Syria. First, they lived in the Zaatari refugee camp (pictured). Now, the family rents an apartment in Irbid.
- 12:37 | In the world Hamilton closing in on Formula One title
Lewis Hamilton triumphed at the Russian Grand Prix in Sochi on Sunday and took a massive step towards clinching the Formula One driver's championships with teammate Nico Rosberg retiring.
- 12:16 | In the world Pragmatic Tsipras postpones Greek revolution, trouble lurks
That makes it hard to answer the 64-million-euro question on the minds of policymakers and investors in Europe and beyond: has Greece finally emerged from six years of economic and political crisis, or is this just another false dawn?
- 11:55 | In the world Kendall Jenner flashes her butt (again) in lacy two-piece
The 19-year-old model bared her booty at a fancy masquerade ball held in honor of designer Roberto Cavalli's wife, Eva, on Friday at One Mayfair in London.
- 11:36 | In the world Cosby deposition lasted hours, second one sought
Lawyer Gloria Allred said Saturday that Cosby appeared for a deposition in Boston. Allred represents Judy Huth, who claims Cosby forced her to perform a sex act on him in the 1970s.
- 11:19 | In the world A wild portrait of South Africa
Award-winning wildlife photographer, and Earth Capture contributor, Neil Aldridge made his name photographing African wild dogs.
09:13 14/03/2013 » Law
Saudi Arabia beheads men for stealing
Seven men were executed by beheading Wednesday in Saudi Arabia for stealing, CNN reported, citing SPA, the official Saudi New agency.
The deaths came a day after the United Nations called for the kingdom not to carry out the punishment, in part because the men had allegedly not been given fair trails. The U.N. said the men were reportedly accused of organizing a criminal group, armed robbery, raiding and breaking into jewelry stores in 2005.
The U.N. special rapporteur on torture, Juan E. Mendez, said there are also grave concerns that the men were tortured during detention and forced to sign confessions.
"This is not the only in breach of Saudi Arabia's international obligations under international law, which imposes an outright prohibition on torture, it is also in breach of the government's international obligation under the Convention against Torture that explicitly forbids the use of all forms of torture for the purpose of extracting confessions or acquiring information," he said.
SPA issued a statement on behalf of the Ministry of Interior that starts with a Quranic verse from the chapter "The Table Spread."
"The punishment of those who wage war against God and His Messenger, and strive with might and main for mischief through the land is: execution, or crucifixion, or the cutting off of hands and feet from opposite sides, or exile from the land: that is their disgrace in this world, and a heavy punishment is theirs in the Hereafter."
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17:18 13/10/2015 » Politics
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16:46 13/10/2015 » Economy
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16:44 13/10/2015 » Society
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16:43 13/10/2015 » Society
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16:42 13/10/2015 » Society
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