SAS accused of killing unarmed Afghan civilians

Image caption One man says members of his family were killed in an SAS night raid The Royal Military Police is investigating an allegation that British special forces killed unarmed Afghan civilians, the BBC understands. The BBC has spoken to one man who says four members of his family were killed in a night raid […]

Saudi Arabia has ‘clear link’ to UK extremism, report says

Image copyright Getty Images Saudi Arabia is the chief foreign promoter of Islamist extremism in the UK, a new report has claimed. The Henry Jackson Society said there was a “clear and growing link” between Islamist organisations in receipt of overseas funds, hate preachers and Jihadist groups promoting violence. The foreign affairs think tank called […]

Police seize servers of Ukrainian software firm after cyber attack – Reuters

KIEV Ukrainian police on Tuesday seized the servers of an accounting software firm suspected of spreading a malware virus which crippled computer systems at major companies around the world last week, a senior police official said. The head of Ukraine’s Cyber Police, Serhiy Demedyuk, told Reuters the servers of M.E.Doc – Ukraine’s most popular accounting […]

China’s forest city

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Nathan’s Hot Dog Eating Contest: Man eats 72 frankfurters

A US man has successfully defended his title for the 10th year in a row – by eating 72 hot dogs in 10 minutes. Joey Chestnut, from California, was crowned winner in front of a delighted crowd at Nathan’s Hot Dog Eating Contest, held in Coney Island each Fourth of July. His victory followed hot […]

Moscow’s clean up cruise

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How war on tobacco is hurting farmers

Indian farmers are under pressure to grow less tobacco as a result of global health campaigns. Many are worried about their future. Produced by Kunal Sehgal, filmed and edited by Varun Nayar. How war on tobacco is hurting farmers

Michigan’s Corey Malone-Hatcher retires from football – The Detroit News

Corey Malone-Hatcher(Photo: Scout.com) Corey Malone-Hatcher, a four-star freshman defensive end for Michigan, announced on Twitter on Tuesday that he is retiring from football. Malone-Hatcher, from St. Joseph (Mich.) High, says he is not able to compete due to lingering effects of an Achilles injury suffered in 2015 early in his junior season. Malone-Hatcher says he […]