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British Film Board Bans US Horror 'Hate Crime'

The British Board of Film Classification (BBFC) has banned the release of a US film in the UK. ‘Hate Crime' has become the fourth horror movie to fall foul of Britain's film classification system.

Despite Transparency Pledge, White House-Press Relations at All Time Low

Despite a pledge to be the most transparent government in history, the Obama administration is anything but. According to a new study, President Obama’s relationship with the press may be at an all time low.

Demand for Bodyguards Skyrockets in Crime-Embattled Kiev

With growing numbers of people, including schoolchildren, facing the prospect of being attacked in the city streets, Kiev's wealthier residents have been turning to private bodyguards in an attempt to ensure their safety.

First Debate With Cartoonist Vilks After Copenhagen Terror Canceled

The first public appearance of Swedish artist Lars Vilks, known for his drawings of the Prophet Muhammad, canceled. Vilks was scheduled to speak at the Folkets Hus conference venue in the Swedish city of Gothenburg.

Final Report on MH17 Crash Expected by October 2015 – Dutch Official

Dutch Safety Board official Sara Vernooij stated that the final report on the July 2014 crash of the Malaysia Airlines MH17 airliner in eastern Ukraine could be ready by October.

Ex-UK Defence Chiefs Taking Money for Pumping Up Pressure on War

A former British defence chief who has called for his serving colleagues to "resign en masse" if the next government tries to impose any further cuts on the armed forces, is being paid by a defence industry company with interests in increasing military spending.

ISIL Executes 11 Commanders for Fleeing Battlefield Amid Iraqi Army Advance

Islamic State (ISIL) militants executed 11 commanders, who left Tikrit, the place of battlefield with Iraqi army.

'No Business As Usual' Policy Hinders US-Russia Cooperation - Expert

Russia's governmental adviser on international relations and security Sergei Rogov said that "Obama's administration announced the 'no business as usual' policy which led to cooperation on the leftover principle.

US May Send Troops to Support Iraq, Syrian Rebels Fight Islamic State

US Joint Chiefs of Staff Chairman Martin Dempsey said that the United States could send special operations forces to accompany Iraqis or the new Syrian forces in fight with the ISIL militants.

Six NATO Ships Begin Joint Black Sea Exercise - NATO Maritime Command

Marine Group Two is comprised of six ships - Vicksburg, Fredericton, Turgutreis, Spessart, Aliseo, and Regina Maria.

Ban on BBC Rape Documentary in India to Be Challenged by Creators

The film's creators, including director Leslee Udwin, and their supporters have stated that the purpose of the documentary is not to insult.

Russian Soldiers to Be Fingerprinted to Receive Meals - Reports

The fingerprint-based system will help soldiers avoid having to wait in long lines during meal breaks.

Boston Bombings Witness Killed by FBI Agent Innocent Victim – Father

Ibragim Todashev, who was shot dead by an FBI agent during an interrogation in May 2013, was a victim of a friendship with Boston Marathon bombing suspects Tamerlan and Dzhokhar Tsarnaev. Ibragim Todashev's relatives announced their plans to sue the FBI for $30 million.

Investigator Contracts Deadly Bacteria Released From Louisiana Lab

A fifth monkey has mysteriously fallen victim to a leak of a potentially deadly bacteria from a high-security research lab in Louisiana, leaving investigators puzzled.

N. Korea Warns US About Nuclear Strike in Response to 'Provocative' Drills

Never-mincing words, North Korea is out with a new warning, saying it would use a pre-emptive strike if necessary to stop “an ever-increasing nuclear threat” by the United States.

Spanish Police Detain Former Ukrainian Finance Minister

Former Ukrainian Finance Minister Yuriy Kolobov was detained in Spain, according to Ukraine's interior ministry.

Black Death on Subway: NYC Rats Carry Fleas Blamed for Bubonic Plague

A new study revealed that New York City’s rats carry a flea species associated with the infamous bubonic plague, also known as the Black Death that devastated Europe in the 14th Century.

Commissioner Calls on Putin to Take Tougher Line on Pedophiles

Russian children's rights commissioner Pavel Astakhov called on Russian President Vladimir Putin to introduce stricter punishments for people who commit sexual offenses against children. Astakhov proposed to establish lifelong monitoring of persons convicted of such crimes.

Minecraft Creator's $2.5 Billion Tweet

A simple tweet earned $2.5 billion dollars for the creator of Minecraft.

Death Toll in Donetsk Mine Rises to Ten

Death toll of miners killed in a methane explosion at the Zasyadko mine in Donetsk reached ten people, according to the regional administration.

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