Editor's Choice

October 29, 2014

Morbid or practical? You never know when it's time to die so why not record a farewell message in case? (File/Shutterstock)
06:19 GMT
Only in Lebanon. A new smartphone app has been designed to let people prerecord and schedule a final message for loved ones before dying.
Apparently the love for Nutella is popular with the Islamic State (File/AFP)
04:00 GMT
An Austrian teen who ran away from home to join IS in Syria allegedly said she still gets Nutella and cornflakes in her new home.

October 28, 2014

The government says it wants to ensure all videos and images comply with the country's laws. (AFP/File)
12:35 GMT
The Saudi government will soon regulate all video sharing websites on the internet.
Six men working in the shop were arrested because of the offensive cake. (Shutterstock)
08:49 GMT
Saudi Arabia's Commission for the Promotion of Virtue and Prevention of Vice has shut down a sweets shop for selling "anti-Islamic" cakes.
According to reports, the patient and the surgeon were related. (Shutterstock)
07:17 GMT
A man in Lebanon called his friend to open fire on a hospital after a doctor told him he needed to shave his stomach hair for surgery.
Investigations revealed that thieves had stolen 150km of train track in the area, making the train’s return impossible (Photo for illustrative purposes only). (AFP/ File Archive).
07:00 GMT
The train’s last journey was in 2006 when it moved from the town of Dakhla in the north-western province of New Valley and has since never returned- until now!

October 27, 2014

Social media leads to another relationship downfall … this time with a suspended prison term at the other end. (Shutterstock)
11:16 GMT
A devastated bigamy victim told a court her husband had spent £45,000 on his second wedding party in Oman.
Reyhaneh said she did not want her mother to wear black to her funeral. (Photo courtesy of Daily Mail)
08:22 GMT
Iranian woman hanged for killing her rapist writes heart-wrenching letter to mother.
Dubai police are now using Google Glass to record traffic violations (Image: Gulf News)
07:08 GMT
Dubai's police force must be the most high tech of them all. First, they got fancy Lamborghini cars and now they are using Google Glass to record traffic violations.
It's unclear where the lion came from. (Shutterstock)
05:58 GMT
Members of a Shia militia manning a checkpoint in Iraq recently stopped a pickup truck with an unusual passenger.

October 26, 2014

Time for rebranding? Italo Suisse chocolatiers changed the company's name to ISIS (File/AFP)
10:01 GMT
A renowned Belgian chocolatier changed its name to ISIS without realising these days it stands for the terrorist organizaiton wreaking havoc across the Middle East.
Iraqi students walk to class on the first day of the new semester in Baghdad on Oct. 22, after schools were delayed a month because many were being used as shelters for displaced families feeling violence.  (AFP/Ahmad Al-Rubaye)
09:53 GMT
A group of young Iraqi bloggers and activists have started a campaign on social media using the hashtag #Baghdadisfine. The campaign was started to counter rumours that the Sunni Muslim extremist group, the Islamic State, was an immediate threat to Baghdad.
Conflict Kitchen seeks to use food to educate locals and college students about countries that are allegedly in conflict with the United States. [Conflict Kitchen Website]
09:29 GMT
Food cart that hands out anti-Israel propaganda with its sandwiches has received funding from a foundation run by the Heinz Endowment.
Police escort the "cannibal brothers" to a local court in Sargodha, April 15, 2014 (File/AFP)
07:05 GMT
Erm, why was cannibalism legal in the first place? Pakistan is due to outlaw cannibalism after two brothers were found guilty of robbing graves to make human curries.

October 25, 2014

Palestinian artist Iyad Sabbah created an installation depicting the realities of war (Image: The Independent)
05:00 GMT
Palestinian artist Iyad Sabbah reconstructed the acts of war by creating realistic sculptures across beaches in Gaza.