Aggressively enforcing their interpretation of Shariah law, Islamic State militants have released a new video showing two alleged thieves in Western Syria blindfolded, bound, and flanked by members of the terror group as each has a hand chopped off with a meat cleaver.
The news and entertainment site Heavy.com published the graphic video on Saturday which shows a propagandist for IS explaining the punishment to onlookers before their hands are severed.
Heavy reports that the amputations took place in Welayat Homs, a city that's controlled by radical Islamic jihadists. more >>
A former Jordanian police officer has reportedly opened fire and killed two American citizens, along with one South African, at the outskirts of the Jordanian capital, Amman, at the King Abdullah Special Operations Training Center.
CBS News reported on Monday morning that the suspect was a 29-year-old police captain, who was also killed during the attack.
Jordanian government spokesman Mohammed Momani said that the three victims were trainers at the police center, while six other people were also injured during the attack. more >>
Thousands of dollars in donations are now pouring in for the family of an 11-year-old boy who sacrificed his life so his 7-year-old sister could escape the deadly hit of an out-of-control vehicle as they waited for the school bus just outside their home in Chester, South Carolina, last Tuesday.
According to The Herald, just before 7:30 a.m. the boy, La'Darious Tyres Wylie, a fifth-grader at Chester Park Center of Literacy through Technology, was at the bus stop down the street from his house with his sister, Sha'Vonta, when he was struck by a car.
The driver of the car, Michelle Johnson, 57, according to The Herald, did not stop and render aid or call authorities. La'Darious' head was smashed so bad, police say in an arrest warrant, that there was "severe damage" to Johnson's 2003 Nissan. La'Darious died Oct. 28, a day after the incident at Carolinas Medical Center in Charlotte. more >>
An inquiry into the 2008 massacre of nearly 100 Christians in Orissa, India, has concluded its investigation and is set to publish its findings amid reports that Hindu extremism is rising again.
Fides News Agency said that the detailed report of the investigation, which looks into the worst anti-Christian violence in India's history, will be published in December.
Judge A.S. Naidu, head of the Commission of Inquiry, explained that "because of the lack of cooperation of many stakeholders, including the government, it took almost seven years to finish the investigation." more >>
Australian megachurch pastor Phil Pringle is encouraging Singapore's City Harvest Church congregation to draw near to God amid the controversy of Pastor Kong Hee's recent guilty verdict.
The Gospel Herald reported on Monday that Pringle has been ministering to the congregation and released a number of messages following October's verdict, in which Judge See Kee Oon found Kong and five other CHC leaders guilty of funneling more than $35.5 million in church donations to a management company called Xtron.
The money was allegedly aimed at funding the popstar career of Kong's wife and fellow CHC pastor Sun Ho. more >>
Cats. What can you say about them? They purr, they scratch, they meow, and they steal toys from the neighbors.
In a video captured by cat owner Borut Birsa and uploaded to YouTube in mid October, a real feline decided to create its own companionship.
The cunning kitty pays a visit to the neighbors, clamps its jaw around a plush stuffed toy tiger, and carries it across the street to a meadow. more >>