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October 12, 2014

The 15-year-old girl was one of hundreds of Yazidi women who were kidnapped following the IS siege on Mount Sinjar. She's since escaped and been reunited with some surviving family members in n. Iraq. (AFP/FIle)
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After being kidnapped by Islamic State militants following the siege of Mount SInjar, a 15-year-old Yazidi girl speaks out for the first time, tells of being sold to two different husbands and escaping each.
A Pittsburgh restaurant with a Palestinian menu finds itself in deep hummus with the local Jewish community (Image: Shutterstock).
04:00 GMT
Jews in Pittsburgh are in a pickle over a restaurant's Palestinian menu.

October 11, 2014

Yusra Hussien's family fears the UK teen was brainwashed by online jihadis.
09:43 GMT
The aunt of a missing 15-year-old schoolgirl who is thought to have been radicalised online before travelling to Syria says powerful jihadists are 'brainwashing' British teenagers through the internet.
Google Street View is using a camel to map the Liwa desert in Abu Dhabi (File/AFP)
05:00 GMT
Who says you need the latest technology to achieve results? Google Street View is now using a camel called Raffia to map the Liwa desert in Abu Dhabi.

October 10, 2014

Malala Yousafzai was critically injured in October 2012, when she was shot by a Taliban gunman in Pakistan (File/AFP)
11:32 GMT
Pakistan's 17-year-old children's rights campaigner Malala Yousafzai has been awarded the Nobel Peace Prize Friday.
Oh goodness, I just woke up like this! (Image/Twitter)
05:30 GMT
Like the #nomakeupselfie, #WakeUpCall is basically just another excuse to get crazy with the Instagram filter. You know, "for charity."

October 9, 2014

The child, pictured with his father, was believed to have been killed fighting alongside the Islamic State (Image: YouTube screenshot)
11:47 GMT
Islamic State supporters have circulated images on social media allegedly of the youngest foreign fighter, aged 10 years old, to be killed in battle alongside the extremist group.
A Saudi boy stabbed his 18-months old sister in the neck and chest after watching sheep being slaughtered during Eid al-Adha.
09:46 GMT
A Saudi boy stabbed his 18-months old sister in the neck and chest after watching sheep being slaughtered during Eid al-Adha.
No more waxing. [Twitter]
07:54 GMT
First it was #Bendgate, now iPhone 6 users are claiming their phones are pulling their hair out! #Hairgate
Scotland Yard said the raids were linked to 'Islamist related terrorism.
05:00 GMT
'Oi lads I smell war': What medical student dubbed The Surgeon tweeted hours before his arrest in Jihadi terror raid

October 8, 2014

The Kurds are out gunned and, in some instances, have resorted to turning tractors and other farm equipment into armored vehicles. (Photo courtesy of Daily Mail)
13:11 GMT
These feisty grannies are taking matters into their own hands to defend their people.
The eleven-year-old Mohammad al-Mir received an impressive, record breaking score. (Photo courtesy of Daily Star)
10:44 GMT
A sixth grade Lebanese boy came in first place in an international junior mental calculation competition in Germany, beating dozens of participants from more than 40 countries.
Since the decree was issued, most journalists have fled IS-controlled areas. (AFP/File)
08:44 GMT
IS militants have reportedly issued a media decree in the Syrian province of Deir Ezzor, in which journalists must refer stories to the self-proclaimed press office for approval and swear allegiance to the Islamic State.
Crimes against Emirati nationals in London - including at the Cumberland Hotel - startled the UAE. (Image: Guoman Hotels)
04:00 GMT
Philip Spence has admitted to three counts of grievous bodily harm, but said he was not trying to kill anyone.

October 7, 2014

Amal is forever immortalized as a Simpson cartoon. (AFP/File)
07:22 GMT
When you've reached Simpson dimensions, you've made it big! Lebanese lawyer gets sketched Marge-style into a cartoon strip by one artist who has imagined her in all her Simpson glory!