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Senior al-Qaeda jihadist speaks out in defence of Peter Kassig

telegraph.co.uk — Mr Kassig "performed a successful operation under bombardment by the regime," Aqidi said in a series of tweets, explaining that he had removed a piece of shrapnel from his wound. He added that Mr Kassig had also treated several of his colleagues, including "Abu Dujana" who he and others have named as leader of the group in Deir al-Zour province in north-eastern Syria.
Oct 22, 2014

RT @EllenBarryNYT: Senior al-Qaeda figure appeals to ISIS to spare hostage Kassig, says he performed surgery on fighters in Syria. telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews…

Oct 22, 2014

RT @EllenBarryNYT: Senior al-Qaeda figure appeals to ISIS to spare hostage Kassig, says he performed surgery on fighters in Syria. telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews…

Oct 22, 2014

RT @EllenBarryNYT: Senior al-Qaeda figure appeals to ISIS to spare hostage Kassig, says he performed surgery on fighters in Syria. telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews…

Oct 22, 2014

RT @Majstar7: Senior al-Qaeda jihadist speaks out in defense of Isis hostage Peter Kassig telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews…

Oct 22, 2014

Senior al-Qaeda figure appeals to ISIS to spare hostage Kassig, says he performed surgery on fighters in Syria. telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews…

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Revealed: the guest list that proves that Guido Fawkes is a certified member of the Tory establishment

blogs.telegraph.co.uk — The great and good of the British political and media class assembled at a huge banquet at the Institute of Directors in Pall Mall last night. Boris Johnson, senior ministers up to Cabinet rank, Labour grandees including Ed Miliband's most senior adviser, a billionaire Tory donor, household name journalists and famous broadcasters were all present.
Oct 22, 2014

Read this: Revealed: the guest list that proves that Guido Fawkes is a certified member of the Tory establishment blogs.telegraph.co.uk/news/peterobor…

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Ottawa shooting: how an oasis of tranquility became breeding ground for terrorists

telegraph.co.uk — The "Lone Wolf" theory no longer appears sustainable: Commentators were quick to speculate that the first soldier attack, in Quebec on Monday morning, was the work of a "long wolf".
Oct 22, 2014

"Ironically, Canada’s wealth & peace could be the very thing that makes it a target for those living within it.” telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews…

Oct 22, 2014

RT @RosaPrinceUK: Canada shootings: how an oasis of tranquility became a breeding ground for terrorists: telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews… #Ottawa #ottawashooting

Man hurls marbles at MPs in House of Commons security breach

telegraph.co.uk — Police officers at the scene declined to say if he was under arrest. The man declined to give his name. Asked about why he had thrown the marbles he said: "You can ask but you are not going to get it." He added: "That was not a protest.

From Oscar Pistorius to Kurtley Beale to Richard Scudamore, sport a seething cesspool of casual misogyny

telegraph.co.uk — Chelsea physiotherapist Eva Carneiro. Source Rex Features Beale's idea of sparkling Wildean wit is not far removed from that of Premier League chief Richard Scudamore, a man immensely fortunate to have clung on to his job after forwarding a 'Male Fairy Tale'email from his friend David Dein, complete with the punchline: "The prince lived happily ever after, rode motorcycles and banged skinny big-t-----broads."
Oct 22, 2014

RT @oliverbrown_tel: Of malice and misogyny. Why sport is among society's most stubborn patriarchies of all. Column bit.ly/1zkPEip @Telegraph

Oct 22, 2014

Of malice and misogyny. Why sport is among society's most stubborn patriarchies of all. Column bit.ly/1zkPEip @Telegraph

Oct 22, 2014

Why sport is too often a cesspool of casual misogyny and worse. A column bit.ly/1zkPEip @Telegraph

Ukip fury as Red Cross reject Calypso song charity donation for Ebola victims

telegraph.co.uk — Ukip have accused the Red Cross of "playing politics with people's lives" after the charity refused to accept a donation raised through the sales of the controversial calypso song.
Oct 22, 2014

RT @katie_gibbons1: You couldn't make this up: Ukip fury as Red Cross reject Calypso song charity donation tgr.ph/1CWEhJW

Oct 22, 2014

It keeps getting better RT @TelePolitics: Ukip fury as Red Cross reject Calypso song charity donation tgr.ph/1CWEhJW

Why cougars could be onto a good thing

telegraph.co.uk — Women hoping to become mothers in their 40s should choose young lovers because they will struggle to have children with men of the same age, research suggests in a finding referred to as "the cougar phenomenon". Although there is no male menopause, a study warns that a biological clock is also ticking for men - and it could stop altogether at around 43.

Tesco could float £10bn Asian business

telegraph.co.uk — Senior City sources believe the option of spinning off the Asian business is gaining increasing traction with Mr Lewis because it would enable a considerable amount of cash to be raised while still keeping Tesco's valuable international empire largely intact. An IPO would allow the grocer to retain a stake in the Asian arm.
Oct 22, 2014

Tesco mulling IPO of $16bn Asian assets to shore up balance sheet after accounting scandal, says Telegraph telegraph.co.uk/finance/newsby…

The Tories can't woo Ukip voters and ethnic minorities at the same time

telegraph.co.uk — David Cameron andGeorge Osborne won the election in 2010 as the team that could sort out Britain's finances, but many now think their fate in 2015 will hinge on convincing voters that they can do the same for immigration.

Fighting simultaneously in Iraq and Afghanistan created "perfect storm" for British Armed Forces

telegraph.co.uk — British soldiers then found themselves stuck in a violent conflict with insufficient support and equipment. "We had put forward a plan ... saying that ... for the limited objectives that we had set ourselves, this was a reasonable force. And I freely admit now, that calculus was wrong," said Sir Peter.
Oct 22, 2014

Telegraph - Fighting simultaneously in Iraq and Afghanistan created "perfect storm" for British Armed Forces tinyurl.com/kwztman

Sweden promises to use force over "Russian sub" as Baltic hide and seek goes on

telegraph.co.uk — The unidentified vessel was spotted surfacing in the Stockholm archipelago twice on Friday and once on Sunday, and Gen Goeranson said on Tuesday there had been further observations in the last 24 hours. A force of up to 200 men with fast-attack boats, minesweepers and helicopters was combing Ingarö Bay and areas further south.
Oct 22, 2014

RT @CoalsonR: Swedish general threatens to use "armed force" (depth charges?) to bring up mystery (Russian?) submarine: bit.ly/1x8uqin

Oct 22, 2014

This escalated quickly... "the spectre of intl stand-off if Sweden uses depth charges to goad vessel up" @parfitt_tom telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews…

Oct 22, 2014

RT @parfitt_tom: Nudes, lingonberries, Ingmar Bergman - and the hunt for a “Russian submarine”. My report from Stockholm archipelago: telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews…

Oct 22, 2014

RT @parfitt_tom: Nudes, lingonberries, Ingmar Bergman - and the hunt for a “Russian submarine”. My report from Stockholm archipelago: telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews…

Of course Ukip won't condemn its racist new partners, because Ukip is the cult of Nigel Farage

telegraph.co.uk — The KNP are so extreme that, according to a report from Rajeev Syal in the Guardian, even French BNP leader Marine Le Pen ruled out forming an alliance with them , explaining that Korwin-Mikke's "remarks, his political views, ran contrary to our values". But, clearly, not contrary to the values of Ukip.
Oct 22, 2014

RT @DPJHodges: No one will condemn Farage's deal with racist holocaust deniers. Ukip's a cult, not a party > Telegraph > http://t.co/S…

Oct 22, 2014

No one will condemn Farage's deal with racist holocaust deniers. Ukip's a cult, not a party > Telegraph > tinyurl.com/mdvyq6n

Oct 22, 2014

Of course Ukip won't condemn its racist new partners, because Ukip is the cult of Farage, says @DPJHodges telegraph.co.uk/news/politics/…

Kevin Vickers: a Canadian hero

telegraph.co.uk — After a long career as a Mountie - protecting the Queen and Prince Andrew during royal visits - and eight years as House of Commons Sergeant, relatives said he was known for his no-nonsense approach to protecting parliament. Minutes after the violent episode unfolded he telephoned his family home in New Brunswick to tell his mother, a retired nurse, what had happened.
Oct 22, 2014

"It was Kevin being Kevin" - family on hero sergeant-at-arms who shot attacker at Canadian parliament bit.ly/1pC3VOd

Jon Snow 'acted like playground bully', says Tory MP

telegraph.co.uk — "He stood up out of his seat and at the top of his voice, so everyone in the newsroom could hear he said, 'You said I'm left-wing and biased - give me one example of an interview where I've been left-wing and biased.' "I said I had come to look around and hadn't come for an argy-bargy.

Oil slump leaves Russia even weaker than decaying Soviet Union

telegraph.co.uk — Vladimir Putin's Russia is a weaker animal in key respects, a remarkable indictment of his 15-year reign. He presides over a rentier economy, addicted to oil, gas and metals, a textbook case of the Dutch Disease. The IMF says the real effective exchange rate (REER) rose 130pc from 2000 to 2013 during the commodity super-cycle, smothering everything else.
Oct 22, 2014

RT @AmbroseEP: Putin reaching the end of the road as oil goes wrong. Can't fight war on every front at once. telegraph.co.uk/finance/commen…

Hong Kong protests: Why women in China are afraid to discuss politics

telegraph.co.uk — Ms Lo Hoi Yan, a 30-year-old teacher and Hong Kong resident who took part in the demonstrations, says that gender is irrelevant in this fight for democracy: "For me, it's my right as a person, not as a sex, to express myself in this way."

Inside the French First World War soldier's memorial bedroom

telegraph.co.uk — "That clause has no legal value," said Daniel Fabre, the current owner of the house. But he has honoured it, he said, as he stood in the sunny room that overlooks the village church.
Oct 22, 2014

RT @thehistoryguy: Fantastic from @Telegraph: the untouched bedroom of a young Frenchman killed in 1918 telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews…

Oct 22, 2014

RT @jonlaurence: Inside the WW1 soldier's room untouched for a century. telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews…. Great video by @marcburleigh via @telegraph

Oct 22, 2014

France’s most intimate — and most secret — WWI memorial: bit.ly/1rqlNv6

Oct 22, 2014

Also great written piece by @dogphone on the soldier's bedroom left untouched for a century. telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews… via @telegraph

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