The suspect in the serial killing spree that rocked Britain shocked the nation and even her own lawyer when she unexpectedly pleaded guilty to three of the alleged murders.
There were extraordinary scenes at London’s principal criminal court on Monday when a 31-year-old woman stunned her own legal team by casually admitting to the alleged murder of three men - and attempting to murder two more.When her lawyers attempted to intervene, Joanna Dennehy, 31, told the court that she didn’t want the inconvenience of traveling back to the Old Bailey courtroom as it was “a long way to come” to repeat herself.When the judge questioned whether her plea was genuine, she retorted, “I’ve pleaded guilty, and that’s that.
Five years after the horrific terrorist attack, the leader of Pakistan’s Lashkar-e-Tayyiba hasn’t been brought to justice—and chilling details of an American jihadi’s role have emerged.
Five years ago, the city of Mumbai was attacked by Pakistani terrorists in the most important terror attack since 9/11. The 10 terrorists’ tactics have been copied by others since—for example, just weeks ago in Nairobi. We know a great deal more today than ever about the attack, its planners, and the critical American hand in the plot.Two fabulous five-star hotels were the main targets. The Oberoi and the Taj hotels were attacked by teams of terrorists from the Pakistan-based Lashkar-e-Tayyiba group (LeT), along with the city’s train station, a restaurant that catered to foreign visitors and the rich, a Chabad House for visiting Israeli and American Jews, and the city hospital.
We don't know whether relations with Iran will go toward peace or war, but the interim freeze again under negotiations this week holds little risk and much promise. Don't let the hawks on both sides kill it, writes Leslie H. Gelb.
No honest person can know whether the nuclear negotiations with Iran will produce a sound agreement, least of all the know-it-alls who are fighting to prevent it. Maybe, the West will have to further strengthen economic sanctions. Perhaps, Iran will make threatening moves that justify a Western military strike. But the arguments against a full and serious drive to try staying the dogs of war are sheer, dangerous nonsense. The upside is a short-term deal that would lead to the Mideast equivalent of ending the Cold War with the Soviet Union.
The influential hotelier was found dead on Thursday afternoon in his newest venture, London’s Ace Hotel.
There was no indication of anything untoward at the newest outpost of the Ace Hotel, in London, today. No casual visitor would have guessed that the group’s maverick founder, Alex Calderwood, was found dead in one of his artfully retrofitted bedrooms on Thursday afternoon. He was 47.The music was the usual upbeat mix of dubstep reggae, bluegrass and vintage British punk, and a string quartet performed with commendable irony in the overpriced Hoi Polloi restaurant - where a small and unremarkable burger with chips would set a customer back £15 (about $24).
The men stayed behind in Candahug while the women escaped to higher ground when Typhoon Haiyan moved in.
Nine days ago, the village of Candahug was a tranquil haven on the eastern side of the Philippines, its meandering Pacific coastline flanked by thick palm groves. A half-hour's drive from the nearby city of Tacloban, its sheltered waters and whitewashed hotels made it a pleasant weekend getaway spot.Today, all that is left of Candahug is the church and community centre, saved by their concrete foundations. But ask a local resident for directions to the village and there comes the first hint of what makes it so unusual, even amid the widespread carnage of Typhoon Haiyan.
When someone in the public eye tries to offend you these days, you can bet they’re trying to sell something. Outrage isn’t about values, it’s about marketing.
We can’t make her go away because we don’t want her to go away. And there she is again, the tedious pop sensation Miley Cyrus—whose name I cannot escape, whose music I cannot identify—with her bovine tongue hanging out of her mouth, this time at the European Video Music Awards in Amsterdam. Like most other 20-year-old Americans embarrassing themselves in the Dutch capital, Cyrus was rather amused by the availability of semi-legal marijuana and puffed a joint on camera, a stage-managed bit of outrage that was only considered outrageous for the grave sin of flouting EU regulations banning smoking indoors.
Prince Bandar bin Sultan, once famous in Washington for his cigars, parties and charm, is now Saudi Arabia’s point man, fighting Iran in Syria and denouncing the Obama administration.
When the prince was the ambassador he was the toast of Washington, and plenty of toasts there were. Bandar bin Sultan smoked fine cigars and drank finer Cognac. For almost 30 years as Saudi Arabia’s regal messenger, lobbyist, and envoy, he told amazing stories about politicians and potentates, some of which, surprisingly, were true. Washington journalists loved him. Nobody had better access to more powerful people in higher places, or came with so much money, so quietly and massively distributed, to help out his friends.
Looking for a quiet place to finish his graphic novel, a writer wound up in Cairo during Egypt’s revolution. He left Cairo for Thessaloniki only to find Greece too erupting in violence.
I needed a place to stay for the summer, somewhere that I could hole up and finish the graphic novel that I’d been working on for more than a year. The art and script were finished and it was almost ready to shop around but needed some final touches that I couldn’t get done at home. That’s how I wound up in Cairo during the revolution—looking for a quiet place to write.An old friend needed someone to watch her flat for the summer so I flew to Cairo towards the end of June and set up shop with a stack of copies of the nearly finished pages, a few pens, and a plan to spend the next few months in monastic isolation focused on my work.
Adventurer journalist Robert Young Pelton is crowdfunding a trip to find African warlord Joseph Kony. Is he mad?
Following journalist and adventurer Robert Young Pelton through a conversation is a labyrinthine task, one as apparently daunting as his new project—“Expedition Kony”, a crowdfunded mission to track down Joseph Kony, the infamous Ugandan warlord and leader of the Lord’s Resistance Army (LRA).Yes, you read that right. This is not, as the social media joke goes, news from The Onion. Pelton is raising money for a trip to central Africa—he says he will be in four countries, and is cagey about naming them.
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She is a true inspiration. Teenage activist Malala Yousafzai has released a video statement for the first time since being shot by the Taliban last October. 'God has given me this new life,' Malala says, and in return, she is launching the Malala Fund, created to help educate children all over the world.