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ISIS jihadists did not order female genital mutilation?

ISIS jihadists did not order female genital mutilation?

Last Updated: Friday, July 25, 2014, 10:50

The United Nations said that jihadists in Iraq have ordered all women between the ages of 11 and 46 to undergo female genital mutilation, but experts quickly cast doubt on the claim.

Beatings and addiction: Pakistan drug `clinic` prescribes torture

Beatings and addiction: Pakistan drug `clinic` prescribes torture

Last Updated: Friday, July 25, 2014, 09:13

Hashish addict Noor Rehman has spent three years chained to a concrete slab covered by insects.

Japan PM leaves for Latin America, Caribbean

Japan PM leaves for Latin America, Caribbean

Last Updated: Friday, July 25, 2014, 09:09

Japan`s Prime Minister Shinzo Abe left on a five-nation tour of Latin America and the Caribbean that will reportedly see a major Japanese bank extend a USD 500 million oil exploration loan to Brazil.

Iran detains four journalists, three of them Iranian-American: CPJ

Iran detains four journalists, three of them Iranian-American: CPJ

Last Updated: Friday, July 25, 2014, 09:08

The Committee to Protect Journalists called on the Iranian government to immediately release four detained journalists, three of whom it said had US-Iranian nationality.

South Korea ferry businessman`s cause of death impossible to decide: Agency

South Korea ferry businessman`s cause of death impossible to decide: Agency

Last Updated: Friday, July 25, 2014, 09:03

South Korea`s forensic agency said it was impossible to determine the cause of death of a businessman linked to a ferry that capsized and killed more than 300 people in April.

Parents head to Ukraine convinced MH17 daughter still alive

Parents head to Ukraine convinced MH17 daughter still alive

Last Updated: Friday, July 25, 2014, 09:02

The parents of an Australian victim of the MH17 disaster are clinging to hopes their daughter may still be alive, travelling to Ukraine to find her, reports said.

Vladimir Putin igniting dangerous nationalist fervor: US general

Vladimir Putin igniting dangerous nationalist fervor: US general

Last Updated: Friday, July 25, 2014, 09:56

Russian President Vladimir Putin`s military intervention in Ukraine is fanning nationalist sentiments that could spread across the region with dangerous, unpredictable consequences, the US military`s top officer said.

China`s aircraft carrier puts naval ambitions on show

China`s aircraft carrier puts naval ambitions on show

Last Updated: Friday, July 25, 2014, 08:53

At a northern quayside China`s first aircraft carrier dwarfs nearby vessels, its take-off ramp rising higher than the top deck of the cruise ship at the next berth, symbolising the country`s naval ambitions.

Poland cancels cultural project with Russia

Poland cancels cultural project with Russia

Last Updated: Friday, July 25, 2014, 08:50

The Polish government announced that it has cancelled plans for celebrating Poland Year in Russia and Russia Year in Poland, a cultural project planned for 2015.

Arizona hits back at `botched` execution claims

Arizona hits back at `botched` execution claims

Last Updated: Friday, July 25, 2014, 08:48

Arizona authorities have hit back at criticism of the execution of a double murderer who took two hours to die by lethal injection, denying the procedure was botched.