University bosses have been left red-faced after they accidentally linked to a hardcore XXX-rated porn site through their own web page. The link to the explicit “Japan UK 150” portal appeared on a Japanese learning resources page of Brunel University’s official site. More »Which University Accidentally Linked To XXX-Rated Hardcore Porn On Its Own Website?
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Islamic State militants have destroyed three tower tombs in the ancient city of Palmyra, Syria's antiquities chief has said. Maamoun Abdulkarim told Reuters that sources in Palmyra had confirmed the extremists have blown up the tombs, which were built between 44 and 103AD. They include that of Elahbel, built in 103AD, which Mr Abdulkarim said was four storeys high and had an underground floor. More »IS Militants Blow Up Ancient Tombs in Palmyra
President Obama appears to have the votes to ensure congressional approval of the landmark nuclear deal with Iran, a key plank of which is an easing of economic sanctions. And one of the beneficiaries will be Iran’s primary tool for projecting power – the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC), and especially its elite Qods Force, which handles operations abroad. More »Iran's elite military is entangled in regional wars. Mission creep?
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Finland's government on Friday doubled its estimate for the number of asylum seers in the country this year to up to 30,000, following an influx in the past few days. The government had two weeks ago lifted the estimate to 15,000. The Interior Ministry said in a statement that during this week, many asylum seekers had come through Sweden, crossing a land border up north in Lapland. More »Finland doubles asylum seeker forecast to 30,000
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An ALS breakthrough announced by scientists was partially funded by money raised through the Ice Bucket Challenge. A team of researchers identified a protein linked to cell death in the brain or spinal cord of patients – providing a target for therapeutic intervention in the future. Scientists at Baltimore's Johns Hopkins University announced their findings at the 14th International Conference on Endothelin: Physiology, Pathophysiology and Therapeutics in Georgia. More »ALS breakthrough aided by funding from Ice Bucket Challenge
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SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) — Three Northern California jail guards have been arrested after an inmate under their watch was found dead of multiple blunt trauma, authorities said. More »3 California deputies arrested; inmate died of blunt trauma
Strictly Come Dancing 2015: BBC pairs wholesome Daniel O'Donnell with Siberian siren Kristina Rihanoff …International Business Times - 3 hours ago
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By Steve Tongue LONDON (Reuters) - With pundits and supporters taking a first appearance for Wales at the European Championship finals for granted, debate has moved on to whether Gareth Bale is the greatest player ever to represent them. The Real Madrid forward's superb header won Thursday's Group B game in Cyprus and meant he has scored or assisted in eight of the nine goals that have taken his country to within three points of reaching France next summer with three games to play. Although the whole team has improved significantly in shooting up to a record ninth in the FIFA rankings, Bale has produced inspirational performances from a position just behind the main striker. More »More support for Bale as best-ever Wales player
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DAMASCUS, Syria (AP) — Islamic State militants destroyed three ancient tower tombs in the central city of Palmyra in the last few days, a Syrian government official said Friday. More »Official: Islamic militants destroy ancient tombs in Syria
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