Drinking coffee may protect against multiple sclerosis (MS), a study suggests.


‘Extremely kind’ Jihadi John was harassed by MI5

Mohammed Emwazi, the Briton identified in reports as Islamic State executioner ‘Jihadi John’, has been described as “extremely kind” and “extremely gentle” by a man who has known him since 2009.


Ukraine to begin weapons withdrawal

Ukraine’s military has said it will start pulling back its heavy weapons from the front line with Russian-backed separatists as required under a ceasefire agreement.


‘Never again must money blind us’ as Savile reports are published in the UK

“Never again must the power of money or celebrity blind us to repeated clear signals that some extremely vulnerable people were being abused,” UK health secretary Jeremy Hunt said as a series of damning reports were published into how Jimmy Savile raped and assaulted hundreds of people in hospitals.


IS video shows ruined artefacts

The Islamic State (IS) group has released a video showing militants using sledgehammers to smash ancient artefacts in Iraq’s northern city of Mosul, describing the relics as idols that must be removed.


Man’s testicles stolen by blonde

A married television actor working in Russia woke up to find his testicles stolen by a ‘young blonde woman’ he shared a sauna with.

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‘Bomber’s’ lawyer critical of jury profile for Boston Marathon bombing trial

Lawyers for the Boston Marathon bombing suspect have asked a judge to dismiss the indictment against their client or suspend his trial, saying there are not enough minorities and younger people in the jury pool.


Quirky World: Town’s new name may not click with tourists

NAMIBIA: A linguistic storm is brewing in Luderitz, where some residents of the remote Namibian town are protesting plans to change its name to !Nami#nus.

Couple celebrate at a mass wedding in South Korea

South Korea abolishes law on adultery

A South Korean court has abolished a 62-year-old law that criminalised extramarital affairs, and the stock price of a prominent condom maker immediately shot up 15%.


Cameron fails in pledge to slash UK migration

British prime minister David Cameron failed to cut net migration to the tens of thousands before the general election as figures revealed another surge in arrivals.


German nurse claims he killed 30 patients

A German hospital nurse has begun a life sentence for murdering two patients who were victims of a suspected wider killing spree that he says claimed 30 lives.


Man, 28, ‘attacked 92-year-old girlfriend’ in the US

A 28-year-old Memphis man has been charged with attacking his 92-year-old girlfriend after she apparently refused to take her medication, according to a police report.


Bin Laden papers used in trial

Prosecutors presented al-Qaeda documents found in Osama bin Laden’s Pakistan compound at the trial of a man charged in a British terrorism plot.


Revenge porn king wants clean web record

A revenge porn king wants a squeaky clean Google record. Craig Brittain raked in thousands of dollars by posting naked photos of women online. Now, he wants his own revenge: on the websites that wrote about him.