U.S. airstrike hits ISIS currency holding building in Iraq

A U.S. airstrike dropped bombs on Sunday in central Mosul, Iraq, destroying a building containing huge amounts of cash ISIS was using to pay its troops and for ongoing operations, two U.S. defense officials said. The officials could not say exactly how much money was there or in what currency, but one described it as… Read More U.S. airstrike hits ISIS currency holding building in Iraq

Former China police deputy jailed on corruption charges

China’s former deputy national police chief Li Dongsheng has been jailed for 15 years for corruption offences, according to state media. Li had ties to Zhou Yongkang, jailed for life in June in one of China’s biggest ever corruption scandals. The sentence was reported on an official China Central Television social media account. The former… Read More Former China police deputy jailed on corruption charges

ISIS attacks shopping centre in Baghdad

The Islamist terror group Islamic State (ISIS) confirmed that it targeted Shia Muslims in an attack on a Baghdad shopping centre, which reportedly killed 18 people. Gunmen stormed the al-Jawhara shopping centre in Baghdad al-Jadida on Monday evening, after setting off a car bomb. When security forces stormed the building, two assailants detonated explosive belts,… Read More ISIS attacks shopping centre in Baghdad

Barcelona star, Lionel Messi wins Ballon D’Or

Barcelona star, Lionel Messi capped a stunning year with a fifth World Player of the Year award, beating off competition from team-mate Neymar and Real Madrid rival Cristiano Ronaldo. Lionel Messi won the 2015 Fifa Ballon d’Or ahead of Real Madrid rival Cristiano Ronaldo and Barcelona team-mate Neymar, claiming the prestigious award at Monday’s ceremony… Read More Barcelona star, Lionel Messi wins Ballon D’Or