Iraqi jihadism expert Hisham al-Hashemi killed

A prominent jihadism expert was shot dead in a ‘hail of bullets’ in Baghdad last night after receiving threats from Iran-backed militias.  Footage showed a gunman firing through the window of Hisham al-Hashemi’s car after pulling up on a motorcycle and ambushing him outside his home.   No-one has claimed responsibility for the killing, but Hashemi … Read more Iraqi jihadism expert Hisham al-Hashemi killed

Russian billionaire offers to buy two statues BLM protesters want removed from US cities

A Russian billionaire has offered to buy two historical US statues that BLM protesters want removed from public view due to their links to racism and colonialism. Businessman Andrey Filatov, 48, who runs the Art Russe Foundation – focusing on the preservation of soviet-era art – has made an offer to purchase two statues that US … Read more Russian billionaire offers to buy two statues BLM protesters want removed from US cities

Jonathan Sackler, co-owner of Purdue Pharma, dies of cancer aged 65

Jonathan Sackler, co-owner of Purdue Pharma, dead of cancer at 65 Jonathan Sackler, one of the owners of Purdue Pharma, has died aged 65  His death was revealed in a court filing which lists the cause as cancer  Purdue, which makes painkiller OxyContin, is at the center of US opioid crisis Firm faces thousands of … Read more Jonathan Sackler, co-owner of Purdue Pharma, dies of cancer aged 65

China furious at ‘conspiracy theories’ after dossier’s spy claims

China vented fury at ‘conspiracy theories’ today after a controversial dossier accused it of trying to turn British establishment figures into agents. The bombshell 86-page report sparked a furious row by alleging a campaign by Beijing to persuade influential individuals to back Huawei and its strategic aims. Among a string of incendiary claims, it described … Read more China furious at ‘conspiracy theories’ after dossier’s spy claims

Photos of abandoned Yorkshire house untouched since 2003

These are the chilling images which show a house lost in time, overgrown with dust and grime having been abandoned for almost 20 years. Relics of yesteryear still sit within this small home in Hirst Courtney, north Yorkshire, creating an eerie atmosphere as if its since deceased owner had never left. A copy of the Daily … Read more Photos of abandoned Yorkshire house untouched since 2003