Indonesia Tightens Security at World’s Largest Buddhist Temple After ISIS Threat
Threat was posted on a Facebook account under the title ‘We Are Islamic State.’
Germany has Spied on Turkey Since 1976: Focus Magazine
Focus magazine report could raise tensions further between the NATO allies.
by Reuters

Egyptian Cleric Says Men Allowed To Spy on Women in the Shower
Osama al-Qusi sparks outrage by saying a man can secretly watch a woman wash if he is interested in marrying her.
by Patrick Kingsley
Paranoid or protective? Aussie Parents Bemused by Threat of Jail for Leaving Children Home Alone
In Victoria, the government is proposing six month maximum jail sentences for parents leaving children under 16 unattended, and fines close to $3690.
by Julia May

Venezuela plans to introduce supermarket fingerprinting
Country wants your fingerprints in exchange for groceries.
by BBC America
Hamas says three top commanders killed by Israeli airstrike in Gaza
The trio had played a key role in expanding Hamas’ military capabilities in recent years.
by Fox News

EU Official Wants Tougher Sanctions Against Russia's Ruble
“To counter Russia’s aggressive military actions, pre-emptive sanctions should be considered.”
by Moscow Times
Police Open Fire, Use Tear Gas on Crowds as Liberia Struggles to Contain Deadly Ebola
Soldiers opened fire and used tear gas on demonstrators in the quarantine zone in Liberian capital.

Obama to Meet with Baltic Leaders Amid Growing Concern About Russia
Trip probably will get a chilly response from Moscow.
by Kathleen Hennessey
Germany 'spied' on John Kerry and Hillary Clinton – Der Spiegel
Magazine claims foreign intelligence agency BND collected the phone calls by accident within the context of other operations.
by Martin Williams

Ukrainian Forces Destroy Russian Convoy
Ukraine claims convoy going to separatists.
by Daryna Krasnolutska and Scott Rose

Ukraine border guards to begin inspecting Russian aid convoy
The convoy of 262 Russian vehicles drove close to a rebel-held border checkpoint.
by Michael Birnbaum
Maliki Steps Aside, Endorses Abadi As Successor
New U.S. backed leader installed.
by Press TV

Is the Islamic State Exterminating the Language of Jesus?
We may be watching the deliberate destruction of Aramaic, unfolding in real time.
by Ross Perlin
Feds Buy Border Fence -- for Ukraine
Feds more interested in defending borders of other countries.
by Jeryl Bier