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Ukraine's full NATO membership idea 'akin to lunacy'

Kiev expects NATO countries to give Ukraine a status of ‘special partner’, Ukrainian Prime Minister Arseny Yatsenyuk said Wednesday. However, the best decision for NATO would be “Ukraine’s membership” of the alliance, he said.

Ukraine's full NATO membership idea 'akin to lunacy'

Woman working 4 jobs to make ends meet dies while napping in car between shifts

A New Jersey woman who worked four jobs, who sometimes “wouldn’t sleep for five days,” according to a co-worker, died Monday while napping between shifts in her car on the side of the road.

Italian man who beheaded maid 'wanted to fight Hamas'

An Italian man shot dead by police on Sunday after allegedly beheading a maid in Rome was a pro-Israel fanatic, who wanted to fight against Hamas in Gaza, the killer's host said on Tuesday.

Israeli soldiers deserve Nobel Peace Prize: US envoy

The Nobel Peace Prize should be given to Israeli forces for their "unimaginable restraint" in their offensive against the blockaded Gaza Strip, says the Israeli envoy to the United States.

FBI warns driverless cars could become new 'lethal weapon' for terrorists

Self-driving cars are being assessed as a “game changing” vehicle and a potential “lethal weapon” according to an internal FBI report, and could be exploited by criminals or terrorists seeking to program explosive-stuffed cars to be self-driving bombs.

Ukraine vows to crush pro-Russians 'within a month'

A senior Ukrainian official says the ongoing military operation against pro-Russia forces may last another month while rejecting calls for a ceasefire.

Outrage as Australian judge says incest, pedophilia ‘may be accepted’ by society

An Australian judge has incurred the wrath of child protection and gay rights advocates after stating that incest and pedophilia may no longer be considered taboo – just as gay relationships are now more accepted than they were in the 1950s and 60s.

Poroshenko threatens to kill hundreds for each killed government soldier

Ukraine’s President Petro Poroshenko on Friday held a conference with top officials of the Armed Forces, security and Interior agencies after the death of several dozen Army servicemen in the Luhansk region, a report at the official presidential website said.

Boy, 5, Faces 'Sexual Misconduct' for Pulling Pants Down at Playground

An Arizona mother is furious after she says her 5-year-old son was unfairly accused of sexual misconduct.

Houston stadium security detains soccer fan for waving Palestinian flag as ‘racial slur’

Last Sunday, Palestinian-American Buthayna Hammad attended a soccer match at BBVA Compass Stadium, Houston’s downtown 22,000-seat soccer-specific stadium, home to the Houston Dynamo. About 15 minutes after the game started Hammad was approached by the head of Compass Stadium’s security Nathan Buchanan. Soon she encountered a total of eight security officials, four from stadium security and the other four, Houston police officers.

US praises 'restraint' of Kiev forces while they shell East Ukraine with missiles

Top Pentagon official has praised the way the Ukrainian military is dealing with anti-government forces. Assistant Defence Secretary Derek Chollet is in Kiev - and he says he's impressed with the work being done.

US praises 'restraint' of Kiev forces while they shell E. Ukraine with missiles

Environmental charity calls in police after grandad tidies up brambles on footpath

Pensioner Jim Higgins decided to cleared from a footpath near his garden. He also installed a seat for walkers, replacing a dilapidated fence. Charity which owns the path say they have health and safety concerns. Mr Higgins, 65, called in to be questioned by police after a complaint. Pensioner now faces being charged over the theft of the old fence.

Kiev proclaims post-referendum Donetsk, Lugansk regions ‘terrorist organizations’

New authorities in post-coup Kiev have listed the self-proclaimed republics of Donetsk and Lugansk as terrorist organizations. The two regions proclaimed themselves sovereign states after the controversial May 11 referendums.

Mother was asked by the Ireland's Health Service Executive if her son ‘still had Down syndrome’

A mother of two was asked if her four-year-old son ‘still had Down syndrome’ when applying for a medical card that had previously been taken away from him.

French mom blacklisted because name sounds like ‘Al Qaeda’

What's in a name? Apparently not a trip to the U.S. Aida Alic, whose name appears as Alic Aida on her passport, claims the ban from entry into the U.S. was just because of her name.

Bin Laden joker ends up on terror watchlist

A man from Munich who wrote "bin Laden" on a bank transfer form as a joke has been added to the German Central Bank's terror blacklist for ten years.

US firm pulls detergent from German shops over neo-Nazi code

US consumer goods giant Procter & Gamble said Friday it had axed a promotional package for its popular Ariel washing powder in Germany which inadvertently featured a neo-Nazi code.

I will raise world to reduce Russia to ashes: Tymoshenko leak

Ukraine’s former prime minister and opposition leader has said that it is time for the world to rise against Russia and reduce that country to ashes.

Weapons Safety Demonstration by DEA Agent Goes Very, Very Wrong

Lee Paige, DEA Agent and motivational speaker, was talking to high school students about the “dangers” of guns when suddenly his credibility went down the toilet.

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Overzealous Heathrow security officials 'confiscate' Toy Story cowboy Woody doll's miniature gun

A bemused air traveller has claimed on a social networking site that the figure was examined at Heathrow by security staff - who then subsequently confiscated the doll’s tiny firearm.

SNCF faces ban in US over Holocaust role

France's state-owned rail company SNCF faces the prospect of being barred from bidding for a €4.4 billion project in the US because of its role in transporting Jews to concentration camps during World War Two.

Boy, six, suspended from school for four days after he was found to have a packet of savoury biscuits in his lunchbox

A six-year-old boy who went to school with a bag of Mini Cheddars in his packed lunch has been suspended for four days after teachers said it contravened its healthy eating policy.

Father sentenced to 6 months in jail for over-paying child support

A father will spend half of 2014 behind bars for doing too much for his son. After overpaying child support and seeing his son too often — breaking terms that were secretly modified without his knowledge — a judge decided that no good deed should go unpunished and sentenced him to a lengthy jail sentence.

Father sentenced to 6 months in jail for over-paying child support

Hacktivist Who Leaked the Steubenville Rape Video Faces 10 Years in Prison as Culprit Walks Free

Remember that awful case in which a couple of high school football stars in Steubenville, Ohio, raped a young girl? Trent Mays and Ma’lik Richmond were brought to justice thanks to an anonymously hacked cellphone video that revealed the teenage victim was in fact unconscious at the time of the crime.

Let's blow all Iran nuclear sites up: US lawmaker

Republican Rep. Louie Gohmert says the United States should be prepared to take military action against Iran despite an interim nuclear agreement.

Berlin doggy deli sparks howls of 'decadence'

Germany's first restaurant for dogs and cats opened in Berlin over the holidays, drawing charges that the luxury eatery for furry friends is "decadent".

UK flood protection jobs to be axed as part of government austerity

The Environment Agency has confirmed that jobs in flood protection in England will be cut as part of a major restructuring of the organisation.

French pub fined €9,000 after customers returned empties to bar - because it's 'undeclared labour'

French officials have fined a pub in Brittany €9,000 for “undeclared labour” after a customer returned some empty glasses to the bar.

England and Afghanistan could play match at Wembley to mark end of war

A match between the England and Afghanistan football teams to mark the end of the 12-year war could be held at Wembley after a major new programme to boost the game was launched by David Cameron and the former England player Michael Owen.

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