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October 22, 2014

Philip Spence, 33, bludgeoned his victims repeatedly in front of their children in their suite at London's plush Cumberland Hotel near Marble Arch.
09:23 GMT
Philip Spence had been smoking crack for two days when he spotted a stash of designer bags through a partially open door as he prowled the corridors on the seventh floor of the hotel.
Abdullah Elmir, 17, was branded an "idiot" by his relative for joining the extremist group (Image: Screenshot)
07:56 GMT
A Sydney-born ginger teen is the latest Islamic State protégé to call for destruction of the West. A bit silly? Abdullah Elmir was branded a "stupid idiot" by his family for joining the terrorist group.
A woman was forced to give birth in front of Kafr El-Dawar General Hospital after her husband claimed she was denied a place.  (File/Shutterstock)
05:00 GMT
Kafr El-Dawar General Hospital's director has been suspended following the hospital's refusal to admit a patient in labor who was forced to give birth on the street.

October 21, 2014

She told her students on Twitter after they asked about her disappearance that she was trying to find a cave where she could speak freely. (Shutterstock)
12:20 GMT
A lecturer at Dammam University informed her students recently that she had left her job to join Islamic State.
The Aerostar Hotel is launching a new halal service for Muslim travelers.
11:19 GMT
Trying to woo more Muslim travelers to Russia, a Moscow hotel is launching a new halal service - right down to the Quran on the nightstand.
Kobani survivors have given graphic and shocking details of the atrocities they witnessed as they fled their town  (Bulent Kilic/ AFP).
10:00 GMT
Survivors of the fighting in Kobani have spoken of the atrocities the saw as they fled the town besieged by Islamic State militants.
Russian website launches 'Miss Hitler' beauty pageant.
04:00 GMT
A Nazi-inspired beauty pageant dubbed "Miss Hitler 2014" is calling for attractive women to participate in the contest held on the Russian equivalent to Facebook .

October 20, 2014

The lady was told that in France there is a ban on covering faces, and she was asked to either uncover her face or leave the auditorium (Shutterstock).
17:02 GMT
French opera-goers were rudely shocked by the controversial ejection of this lady from the Bastille Opera.
US wife of Saudi granted e-mail divorce. [Slate.com]
09:57 GMT
An American court has approved a woman’s plea to get a divorce from her Saudi husband via e-mail after the man left the country with her three kids and prevented her from seeing them.
A number of acid attacks against women in Iran in recent months have raised fears among some that the victims were singled out because they were not wearing veils that sufficiently covered them.
09:04 GMT
A number of acid attacks against women in Iran in recent months have raised fears among some that the victims were singled out because they were not wearing veils that sufficiently covered them.
Lebanon hasn’t seen a train on its tracks since the last service, shuttling cement to the capital, ceased to run in 1997. [the Independent]
08:43 GMT
Arab world derailed but could Lebanon get back on track by resurrecting historical railway?
The members of the Cologne-based Median Empire Motorcycle Club reportedly have strong Kurdish roots. (Photo courtesy of Facebook)
05:00 GMT
A group of German bikers have followed in the footsteps of a Dutch Motorcycle Club and joined in the fight against Isis in Syria.

October 19, 2014

Multiple DJs are on location to get everyone groovin'. (Photo courtesy of discosoupe.org)
15:42 GMT
Beirutis are bustin' moves and helping raise awareness about food waste at the trendy Disco Soup event.
Private security guards search cars at the gates of Cairo University. (AFP/Khaled Desouki)
10:41 GMT
University students are being given mandatory drug tests.
Julie Andrews as the iconic Mary Poppins in the Disney production of the child's fantasy book written by P. L. Travers (Courtesy of Facebook).
08:36 GMT
For all you who thought Mary Poppins was just beautiful story character, think again!