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September 16, 2014

David Haines was beheaded in a gruesome Islamic State propaganda video (Image: Facebook)
11:25 GMT
The teenage daughter of David Haines wrote a heartfelt Facebook post after her father's death, saying she was "touched and grateful" for the messages of support.
One dirham is roughly 28 American cents (Image: Google)
10:52 GMT
With the rise in housing costs and inflation, there's probably not much you can buy for 1 dirham (28 cents), but here are a few ideas; a pen, boat ride, or even some ice-cream if you're lucky!
Didier Francois was freed by IS terrorists earlier this year (File/Getty/AFP)
09:10 GMT
Didier Francois, the French journalist who was released by his Islamic State captors revealed that the likes of James Foley and David Haines had no idea they were about to be beheaded.
The room can be adjusted depending on the season and temperature. (AFP/File)
05:00 GMT
The Sharifi-ha House in Tehran has rooms that rotate up to 90 degrees.

September 15, 2014

A space sandwich, anyone? (File/Shutterstock)
10:19 GMT
Lebanese security staff foiled attempts to smuggle hash into a prison when the drug was discovered in sandwiches.
The Saudi woman had been married to a fraud for 18 years (File/Shutterstock)
09:27 GMT
A Saudi woman has been left devastated after her husband of 18 years turned out to be a fraud who faked his identity to stay in the Kingdom.
Chrys Columbine poses for a photo in Hamra, Beirut (Image: The Daily Star)
08:29 GMT
It's saucy, sexy and now in Beirut. The art form of burlesque may seem like just some eye candy but British performer Chrys Columbine wants to dance her way around the Middle East.
05:00 GMT
This guy takes it one step too far when he sets up a fake scheme to miss work.

September 14, 2014

Mike Haines described his brother as "just another bloke" in his statement (AFP/HO/Site Intelligence Group)
11:02 GMT
In the words of David Haines' brother, the aid worker was "just another bloke". Mike Haines paid tribute to his sibling who was beheaded my Islamic State militants in a heartbreaking statement, released after his death.
Israeli band Turquoise is due to perform songs by Arab legend Fairouz, stirring controversy (Image: Screenshot)
09:02 GMT
The Israeli band Turquoise has been accused of a "Zionist plot" to steal songs from the famous Arabic singer Fairouz.
08:48 GMT
Retired US general compares air strikes to casual sex (really)
Lawrence of Arabia's map is expected to fetch up to £100,000 when it goes under the hammer at Sotheby's in London. [Daily Mail]
07:28 GMT
Hand-drawn map that guided Lawrence of Arabia to victory in revolt against the Ottomans set to fetch £100,000 at auction.
Apparently, the Islamic Front's video project was meant to show that it's fighters are better trained than militants in rival group, Islamic State. (AFP/File)
06:00 GMT
In a professionally-made video released on YouTube, militants from the extremist group Islamic Front are shown completing what the call, "Black War Training Camp."

September 13, 2014

David Haines, 44, is the most recent IS-held Westerner threatened with execution. (AFP/File)
13:43 GMT
Amid international IS attention, the family of Briton David Haines makes a public plea with his captors, asking them to respond to their repeated attempts at contact.

September 12, 2014

Welp, phone records don't lie.
19:40 GMT
This Saudi woman used spy software to get into her husband's phone and uncover his cheating ways, getting herself a divorce and some peace of mind!