Showing posts from May, 2016

London Comic Con — The most stunning and best cosplay costumes

Every year, over 100,000 people attend the Comic Con in London to see their favourite actors, directors and artists in the sci-fi, fantasy and manga world, and to buy memorabilia.  But the convention is most famous for the people who wear incredible cosplay outfits, or role-playing costumes. Some are incredibly elaborate and would cost thousands of pounds to create. The idea is to escape from reality for just one day and pay homage to their favourite TV programmes, movies, comics and popular culture characters. Here are some of our favourites from this year's show: London's Comic Con is hosted over three days in ExCel Centre in East London. Lianna Brinded/Business Insider

'A human catastrophe is unfolding in Fallujah'

Islamic State fighters halted an Iraqi army assault on the city of Fallujah with a counterattack at its southern gates on Tuesday, while the United Nations warned of peril for civilians trapped in the city and used by militants as human shields. The Iraqi army's assault on Fallujah has begun what is expected to be one of the biggest battles ever fought against Islamic State, the militant group also known as ISIS, ISIL or Daesh. The government, backed by world powers including the US and Iran, is determined to win back the first major Iraqi city that fell to the group in 2014. A week after Baghdad announced the start of the assault, its troops advanced in large numbers into the city limits for the first time Monday, pouring into rural territory on its southern outskirts but stopping short of the main built-up area.

How a 16-year-old kid built his dream video game company with no money

David Eisman is a 16-year-old high school sophomore and the founder CEO of video game company Pixelman Productions, which was founded in January.
He's not the typical kid programmer. In fact, he's barely a programmer at all, he says (he knows some C#). He considers himself a businessman. But that hasn't stopped him from going after his dream: to work in the video game industry. "I always wanted an internship at a video game company, but no one would ever hire me. They said I needed experience and I had to have built a video game already. So I decided to skip that step entirely of trying to get into a company and just make my own," he said.

EX Miss Turkey sentenced to 14-months in jail for insulting the country's President on Instagram

A court in Istabul today, Tuesday 31, convicted a former Miss Turkey of insulting President Recep Tayyip Erdogan through social media postings and gave her a 14-month suspended sentence.
27-year-old Merve Buyuksarac was found guilty of insulting a public official but immediately suspended the sentence on condition that she does not reoffend within the next five years.

Teen girl gets murdered over FB arguement...her female killer then confesses on FB

An 18 year old teen mum (pictured above) was murdered in Pennsylvania by a 16 year old girl after the two argued over the 18yr old's boyfriend. Read the story below from MediaTakeOut
A shocking crime has the entire town of Scranton, Pennsylvania, scratching their heads. An 18-year-old new mom named  Kayla VanWert died at the hospital Sunday night from stab wounds.

The Migaloo Private Submersible Yacht: Luxury 20,000 leagues under the sea

The Migaloo Private Submersible Yacht offers all the luxury of a superyacht above and below the ocean's surface

Complaining Is Terrible for You, According to Science

Why do people complain? Not to torture others with their negativity, surely. When most of us indulge in a bit of a moan, the idea is to "vent." By getting our emotions out, we reason, we'll feel better. But science suggests there are a few serious flaws in that reasoning. One, not only does expressing negativity tend not to make us feel better, it's also catching, making listeners feel worse. "People don't break wind in elevators more than they have to. Venting anger is...similar to emotional farting in a closed area. It sounds like a good idea, but it's dead wrong," psychologist Jeffrey Lohr, who has studied venting, memorably explained. OK, so complaining is bad for your mood and the mood of your friends and colleagues, but that's not all that's wrong with frequent negativity. Apparently, it's also bad for your brain and your health. Yes, really.

They don't call me a striker for nothing! Kidnapper is pictured on a stretcher after being beaten unconscious by a Mexican footballer during player’s daring escape

Alan Pulido has been rescued safe and sound after being kidnapped
The Olympiacos man was said to have been taken away by masked men
Pulido beat up his captor and forced him to reveal their current location 
Police arrested Daniel Hernandez Morales at the scene of the kidnapping 

These are the shocking photographs showing star Mexican footballers moments after he managed to free himself from an armed kidnapper.  Olympiakos striker Alan Pulido, 25, was kidnapped after he attended a party in the northern Mexican state of Tamaulipas.  One member of the gang was guarding Pulido when he managed to free himself and tied his captor to a chair and beat the criminal until he revealed the location of the

Jury finds 'Shield' actor Michael Jace guilty of second-degree murder

A Los Angeles jury has found actor Michael Jace guilty of second-degree murder in the fatal shooting of his wife two years ago. The panel of six men and six women informed a judge Tuesday that it had reached the decision in the case against Michael Jace, who played a police officer on the television series "The Shield." The verdict was read Tuesday after the weeklong trial.

The BlackBerry Z30 Review

The BlackBerry Z30`s creators describe it as the most technological communicator of all similar products available in the market. This is a premium class device, so, of course, the price on it is fairly high. But it may significantly differ on various websites. Try look for the BlackBerry Z30 on Jiji, the leading marketplace in Nigeria. It`s quite logical that the wider the assortment, the
more opportunities to find the best deal.

The front panel is equipped with 5" Super AMOLED display (PenTile) with a resolution of 1280 x 720 pixels. Despite the significant advantages (deep black color, high contrast, bright saturated colors and low power consumption when displaying dark shades), the screen has some minuses as well - not the highest brightness, the white color is not as white as it should be, fonts don't look smooth. This is the standard criticism to all displays of this type, but we can`t call them bad or good – tastes differ. Above the screen there are front 2-meg…

Runtown parts ways with his label, Eric Manny Records, claims threat to life

Nigerian singer, songwriter and producer Runtown has parted ways with his record label, Eric Manny Records (or at least he's trying to) and they didn't do so on the best of terms. Eric Manny, owned by billionaire businessman, Okwudili Umenyiora, has gotten a court injunction stopping Runtown from performing as an artist, amongst other things, pending when they settle their issues.

Runtown got his lawyers to write to the label, claiming threat to life, extortion, and that he didn't get his payment/royalties from performances, ring-back tunes and etc. He also said he has returned all properties he received from the label when he signed with them in 2014. Read his letter to the owner of Eric Manny and his lawyers letters after the cut...(will bring Eric Manny's side of the story later)

Harambe shooting: SECOND zoo gorilla dies just hours after silverback is killed in his enclosure

Harry, the Western lowland gorilla died after a short illness A second zoo gorilla has died in captivity just hours after Harambe was shot dead in his enclosure in Cincinnati. Harambe, a 17-year-old silver back was shot dead by zoo workers after a four-year-old boy managed to crawl through a gap and fall into the enclosure. The killing has led to an outcry on social media, with many calling the decision to shoot him unjustified with some questioning how the child was able to get into the animal's enclosure, the Birmingham Mail reports. Astonishing footage released by an eye-witness shows the Harambe interacting with the child who he seems to be 'protecting' and at one point holds his hand. Just hours after news of the shooting, it was revealed that a member of the gorilla troop at Dublin Zoo in Ireland has also passed away.

EXCLUSIVE: The most irresponsible parents in the world? Revealed, the convicted drug dealer and his partner whose son fell into zoo enclosure causing Harambe the gorilla to be shot

These are the parents of the four-year-old boy whose 15-feet fall into the gorilla exhibit moat in Cincinnati Zoo resulted in the death of 17-year-old silverback gorilla, Harambe. Seen here for the first time is mother Michelle Gregg, 32, who has four children by father Deonne Dickerson, 36, a man who, Daily Mail Online can disclose, has a lengthy criminal history. Criminal filings against Dickerson stretch over a decade and include burglary, firearms offences, drug trafficking, criminal trespass, disorderly conduct and kidnap.

Mom and dad: Deonne Dickerson and Michelle Gregg are the parents of the four-year-old boy who fell into the gorilla enclosure housing Harambe on Saturday at Cincinnati Zoo In 2006 he was sentenced to one year behind bars for a drug trafficking conviction.  But in numerous pictures posted on Dickerson's Facebook site in recent years he appears to have turned his life around to become the proud father of four. Indeed, the majority of his postings to the socia…

'ISIS terrorists slaughter Real Madrid supporters' during Champions League final in bloody new attack

Terrorists have gunned down at least 12 Real Madrid fans while they were watching the Champions League final in a fresh attack on club supporters in Iraq. Four gunmen started firing indiscriminately at their victims after bursting into a Real Madrid supporters’ club based in Baquba around 40 miles north of the capital Baghdad. The group’s president Ziad Albidani told Spanish sports daily AS the attack happened towards the end of the match before the penalty shoot-out decided by Cristiano Ronaldo. The number of dead has been put at 12 with eight injured. The extent of their injuries are not known.

Lewis Hamilton celebrates with Justin Bieber after winning thrilling Monaco Grand Prix race

the most iconic race of the Formula One season and Lewis Hamilton celebrated his victory with none other than Justin Bieber. The delighted British champion hopped out of his car before racing over to the Purpose singer for a hug. How cute. Admittedly Lewis did quickly celebrate with his team of engineers first and then Bieber – but it ended up being all about the Biebs.

NBA player shot dead while 'burglarizing' a home

Current New Orleans Pelican player Bryce Dejean -Jones (pictured above) was killed early yesterday morning May 28th in a home in Dallas. Police say he was shot dead while burglarizing the home. People are finding the burglary story strange because this season Bryce made $169,883. Below is the report from Dallas Police:
On May 28, 2016, at approximately 3:20 am, Dallas officers responded to the 2500 block of Bennett Avenue regarding a shooting. Upon arrival officers found one individual had been shot.
The resident of the apartment reported that an individual had kicked open the front door and entered his apartment. The resident, who was asleep in the bedroom, heard the individual enter and retrieved a handgun.
He stated he called out to the individual, but was not answered. As the individual kicked the bedroom door, the resident fired his gun. The individual left the apartment and collapsed in the breezeway. The individual was transported to a local hospital where he died from his injurie…

Real Madrid take to streets this morning to parade Champions League Trophy (photos)

Real Madrid's players travelled back to Madrid, Spain last night after winning a historic 11th Champions League Trophy and took to the streets this morning in an open bus parade to showcase their trophy to thousands of fans that lined the streets.

Viral Video: Woman Forces Armed Robber To Strip Butt-Ass Naked And Beg For Mercy

In this viral clip, an unidentified woman in Colombia is seen taunting the man who attempted to rob her, turning the tables on him.  She’s refusing to let the death grip she has on his hair go unless he strip down to his naked azz. Hilarious

Australian '60 Minutes' condemned for involvement in alleged kidnapping

Australia -- The producer behind an Australian television program's involvement in a mother's botched child-snatching operation in Lebanon has lost his job, as the show's founder on Friday dubbed the debacle "the gravest misadventure in the program's history." The comment by Australia's 60 Minutes founder Gerald Stone came amid the release of a damning internal review into the incident, in which the program paid a so-called child recovery agency to snatch an Australian woman's two children back from her estranged Lebanese husband. Sally Faulkner said her children's father, Ali al-Amin, took them from their home in Australia to Beirut on a holiday last year and never returned. In April, Faulkner and a 60 Minutes crew covering her story went to Beirut in a bid to get back the children. But after agents hired by 60 Minutes grabbed the children off a Beirut street, the four-member TV crew, Faulkner, two agents from the Britain-based Child Abduction Reco…

An migrant arrived America 28 years ago with borrowed $100 and couldn't speak English. Today she is running for U.S. Senate

Talk about the American dream! A Chinese migrant Lily Tang Williams who grew up under Mao's oppressive regime is running for U.S. Senate today....28 years after she arrived the country with borrowed $100 in her pocket and could not speak a word in English. She shared her story on twitter

UK citizen 'who planned to blow up Heathrow airport' gets 40 years in US jail for supporting Al-Qaeda

A UK citizen who 'planned to blow up Heathrow airport' has been jailed for 40 years in the US for supporting Al-Qaeda. Ming Quang Pham, aka Amin, had pleaded guilty to three counts of terrorist related activity. Born in Vietnam, he used to live in New Cross and worked in a London branch of McDonald's - but intended to commit a massacre in his home city. He is believed to have been personally trained by an Al Qaeda leader to carry out a devastating suicide attack and bomb Heathrow Airport , US court papers claimed. They claim Pham, 33, was instructed to wear a backpack containing the bomb and target passengers arriving from America and Israel in an arrivals hall. He was reportedly told by Al Qaeda chief Anwar al-Awlaki, who trained him, to place metal bolts around the bomb to cause as many casualties as possible. Officers from the Metropolitan Police's Counter Terrorism Command in London confirmed tonight they have been liaising with their counterparts in New York over…

Amber Heard accuses Johnny Depp of domestic abuse

LOS ANGELES -- A judge has ordered Johnny Depp to stay 100 yards away from his estranged wife, actress Amber Heard.
Heard said in a sworn declaration that Depp threw her cellphone at her during a fight Saturday, striking her cheek and eye. She submitted a picture of her bruised face when she applied for a restraining order Friday. Los Angeles Superior Court Judge Carl H. Moor also ruled that Depp shouldn't try to contact Heard. She filed for divorce Monday, citing irreconcilable differences and saying the pair separated the day before. She is seeking spousal support from the "Pirates of the Caribbean" star, but Depp's response filed Wednesday asked a judge to deny the request. Depp and Heard wed in 2015 were married for just 15 months. Depp's attorney, Laura Wasser, declined to comment. Depp is in Portugal for a performance with his band Hollywood Vampires.

Gang rape of Brazil teen by more than 30 armed men posted to Twitter: Police

RIO DE JANEIRO -- Police said Friday that they have identified and are searching for four of the more than 30 men suspected in the gang rape of a 16-year-old girl, a case that has rocked Latin America's largest nation and highlighted its endemic problem of violence against women. The announcement came as acting President Michel Temer called an emergency meeting of the security ministers for each of Brazil's states to consider gender-related crimes. "It's absurd that in the 21st century we have to live with barbarous crimes like this," Temer said in a statement. He promised to create a federal police force unit tasked with tackling crimes against women. The assault came to light after several men joked about the attack online, posting graphic photos and videos of the unconscious, naked teen on Twitter. Police also asked for the public's help to track down the four men and identify the others. Local reports said more than 800 people had called a hotline that was se…

Nigeria facing 'tomato Armageddon' over crop infestation

Rose Edet never thought buying tomatoes for her busy Lagos restaurant would be an issue. But the rising cost is causing her a headache and affecting her customers' favourite Nigerian dishes.
"We are facing tomato Armageddon," she told AFP in the Ikoyi district of the city. "I have never seen this situation before in my 36 years in existence."
Tomato prices in Nigeria have been steadily climbing for months, caused by unrest in northern and central states where the crop is grown and this has affected farmers' ability to plant and harvest.
Fuel price increases and a fall in imports due to a foreign exchange shortage have contributed to the scarcity and now a major crop infestation has worsened the already bleak tomato outlook.
The Tuta absoluta moth, dubbed "tomato Ebola" by local farmers, has destroyed more than 80 percent of tomato farms in the northern state of Kaduna, its agriculture commissioner Manzo Daniel said Tuesday.

Obama in Hiroshima calls for 'world without nuclear weapons'

Barack Obama on Friday became the first sitting U.S. president to visit Hiroshima, where he called for a "world without nuclear weapons" during his remarks at the city's Peace Memorial Park.
Obama said that "71 years ago on a bright, cloudless morning, death fell from the sky and the world was changed." "A flash of light and a wall of fire destroyed a city, and demonstrated that mankind possessed the means to destroy itself," the President added during his address at the site of the first nuclear bombing.

This is about to be the best reason to switch from iPhone to Android

Probably the hottest point of contention in the Tech Insider newsroom is whether Android or iOS is the better ecosystem. I tend to come down on team Droid. The affordability and openness of Google's ecosystem offers huge advantages over Apple's closed iOS. But I understand the case for iPhones: They're reliable, always up to date, and (mostly) just work.

7 undercover inmates spent 2 months in jail — here are the most outrageous things they witnessed

A&EAn inmate peers out the window of a room at Clark County Jail in Jeffersonville, Indiana. Drugs, violence, and prostitution: It's just another day at Clark County Jail in Jeffersonville, Indiana. Participants on the A&E documentary series "60 Days In" experienced these shocking realities firsthand. The show follows seven undercover inmates who spent two months in the jail to expose problems within the system. The participants — who were booked under false charges and assumed false identities throughout their stays — lived among the jail's 500-inmate population without corrections officers or other inmates discovering their secret. At the end of their two months, the participants informed Clark County Sheriff Jamey Noel of the inner workings of jail life, like how inmates were inventing drugs with household materials and where they were stashing homemade weapons. They also revealed the psychological toll the deplorable living conditions took on them. A&…

The most powerful Bentley ever sold is also one of the best-looking

I don't have a lot to say about these new Bentleys that were rolled out in New York City this week — they're very mildly refreshed versions of the existing Continental GT Speed and its various derivatives. But there are two very important takeaways: one, at 633 horsepower and 620 lb-ft. of torque, these are the most powerful production Bentleys in history. Two, the "Open Ocean" configuration of the GT Speed coupe shown at the event is probably the most beautiful version of the Continental that Bentley has ever displayed. I wouldn't have counted on a metallic blue body to work with bright, solid red trim, but here it is, and it looks amazing. Rims, lamps, and interior bits are all darkened, giving the car a menacing feel — which seems appropriate, considering the ridiculous 6-liter twin-turbo W-12 mill under the hood. Yes, it's just a Continental — the car that Autoblog has occasionally taken to calling "the Camry for rich people" — but it's jus…

From homeless to $100m! Steve Harvey opens up about overcoming homelessness

Comedian, actor, talk show host and best selling author, Steve Harvey has had some ups and downs and now the comedian is opening up about being homeless at the beginning of his career. His rags-to-riches tale is one of integrity, ingenuity and success.
For an interview with People, Harvey revealed that while he's now amassed an empire estimated to be worth $100 million, he was once homeless and living out of his Ford Tempo. The Family Feud hosts says that there were moments when he wasn't sure how he'd make it through.
"It kills me when I hear very successful people say, 'I always knew I would get here,' " he says. "I didn't. I always hoped I would get somewhere, but this is above and beyond. My imagination didn't even go this big."
"Everybody has a moment when they turn back, when you say to yourself, 'This is too much,' I had it on several occasions."

'I can't stop Ekiti workers from going on strike, these are perilous times' - Ayo Fayose

Ekiti State Governor, Ayo Fayose says he cannot stop workers in the Ekiti state civil service who intend to go on strike over unpaid salaries. Fayose said this in an interview session with pressmen yesterday May 25th
"I want to make some clarification particularly on issues that affects the welfare of our workers. I want to say very expressly that workers are the engine room of government and they deserve all the encouragement but currently we are in crisis financially, the average wage bill in terms of payment of workers is between 2.5 to 2.6billion which includes parastatals, university, college of education and all that.
And since I became governor I have always put this before the leadership of labour, each time they give us a figure from Abuja, I give the paper to them for them to share and bring it for signature. Obviously at some point we all realized that there was nothing to share or probably for what we earn when you are to pay 2.5 or 2.6 billion as wage bill and you no…

Why some couples have more sex

If researchers seem a bit, well, voyeuristic with regard to people's sex lives, there's good reason for it: In heterosexual marriages, the happier people are with the sexual lives, the happier they are with their relationships. And if you want to know how much a newlywed couple is enjoying and having sex — and really, who doesn't — then look at their personalities. Specifically, look at the wife's personality. If she's super curious about life and easy to be around, it's more likely that the couple is getting laid, or so says a new study. The man's personality, on the other hand, doesn't seem to have much of an effect on how often the couple has sex.

Meet the female politics student who ran away to fight ISIS and says militants are 'easy to kill'

Joanna Palani gave up her life as a college student to fight ISIS
A young woman who travelled to Syria to fight jihadis on the frontline has revealed how ISIS thugs are 'very easy to kill' and children are rounded up to be sexually abused. Joanna Palani, then 22, gave up her life as a college student to become a Kurdish fighter in the war-torn country, where she came face-to-face with murderous militants. With the knowledge of how to shoot a gun, she spent a year battling ISIS on the frontline, teaching other girls how to fight and witnessing the brutal horrors of war. Now back home, Joanna has told of her experiences from her time abroad - and the striking differences between the Islamic State and President Assad's 'killing machines'


Khloe Kardashian has just gone to court a second time to end her marriage toLamar Odom ... 360 has learned. Khloe, with the help of attorney Laura Wasser, filed for divorce Thursday, claiming -- as she did the first time -- irreconcilable differences. Our sources say there is a prenup and the 2 worked out a property settlement the first time around, so now it's just a waiting game. In California, a divorce cannot become final until 6 months after it's filed.

Rapper arrested for T.I. concert shooting that left one dead as terrifying footage emerges

Rapper Troy Ave has been charged with attempted murder and possession of a gun, in relation to the shooting on Wednesday night at T.I.'s concert in New York. The shooting left one person dead and two others injured. The 30-year-old rapper, whose real name is Roland Collins, could be facing a murder charge once the investigation has been completed, according to the New York Daily News. During the shooting at Irving Plaza in Manhattan, Collins is said to have accidentally shot himself in the leg. Collins was on the bill to perform at the show, which was due to be headlined by Whatever You Like rapper T.I.It has been claimed that Collins was fighting with rapper rival Maino, who had just come off stage when Collins is alleged to have fired off up to five gunshots in the green room, insiders told the newspaper. Earlier today, footage was released of the chilling moment a shooting broke out at a T.I. concert in New York , which left one person dead and others injured.

Teenage boy commits suicide rather than face his parents anger for crashing a new car

An 18-year-old teenage gymnast, Ruslan Gutu, committed suicide by hanging himself, after crashing a brand new car bought for him by his parents. According to his girlfriend Athena, Ruslan confided in her on how worried he was about telling his parents about the crash of the new car.
Athena told the coroner that he was 'shaking' as he told her he was worried about how he would pay for the damage done to his crashed car.

Africans in India living 'in fear' after killing: envoys

African nationals in the Indian capital live in a "pervading climate of fear and insecurity", a group of African ambassadors has said, after the brutal murder of a Congolese teacher sparked allegations of racism. The Group of African Heads of Mission said they may recommend their governments not to send students to India until safety conditions improve, following a string of what they say are unpunished racial attacks. In the latest case, Masunda Kitada Oliver, from the Democratic Republic of the Congo, was allegedly bludgeoned to death in New Delhi on Friday night by three Indian men after an argument over an auto-rickshaw.

Suspect arrested in death of ex-coal chief executive

Ohio man fatally shot a former coal company executive at a cemetery where the businessman's wife is buried and has been arrested on a first-degree murder warrant, a sheriff said Tuesday. A second man has also been charged as an accessory. Authorities said Anthony R. Arriaga of Delphos, Ohio, shot Bennett K. Hatfield on Monday at Mountain View Memory Gardens, a cemetery in southern West Virginia's Mingo County. Hatfield, 59, resigned in 2015 as president and CEO of Patriot Coal, a month before the company filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection for the second time. He was International Coal Group's CEO when a 2006 explosion at the Sago Mine in northern West Virginia killed 12 miners. Mingo County Sheriff James Smith didn't immediately release a motive in Bennett's death. He said state police dogs found a weapon along a river bank next to the cemetery. Arriaga waived his right to an extradition hearing Tuesday in municipal court in Lima, Ohio, said court Chief De…


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