Abu Dhabi Court Frees Devout Muslim Father Who Whipped His Son to Death

ABU DHABI // A father who whipped his 12-year-old son to death has had his one-year jail sentence overturned by the court of cassation.

Emirati R M admitted repeatedly hitting his son with an electrical wire and a cane, claiming he only wanted to discipline him for poor school grades.

The beating was so severe the son was left unconscious and covered in blood.

He was driven to hospital by his mother where he was declared dead.

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An Interactive Map of the World?

Interactive Global Map!

With the new year coming in, maybe it’s time to brush up on our knowledge of the world. For instance, how many people live in it, which country is growing the fastest, who has a good economy, and which countries should you beware of? All of this and much, much more is available on this wonderfully detailed and interactive global map!

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Some People Take Computers Way Too Seriously…

The Computer Addiction…

30 years ago, no one’s computer was buried in computers and internet, using the phone all day, or surfing the web. But the computer revolution came anyway, and today we can see computer addicts all around us, those that spend night and day surfing, chatting and exploring the web. For example…

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Turkey No Longer Respects Europe

Europe’s biggest failure vis-à-vis Turkey is another example of its unwillingness to face unwelcome truths: that whenever Islamists go into politics, they never turn out to be moderates.

EU leaders are now, belatedly, coming to realize that Erdogan is not their friend.

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You`ve Never Seen Art Like This Before (Adult).

The Austrian Body Paint Festival! (Adult)

Every year, at the height of summer, a small, peaceful little Austrian town becomes a celebration of art, color and design. Hundreds of artists from around the world gather at the small town for one goal only – body paint.

The festival has been going on for 15 years now, and has grown from a small, anonymous gathering to the biggest even in body paint. Each year sees artists pouring in from 40 different countries, as well as tens of thousands of tourists, eager to be their canvas.

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Earth Seen from Heaven – Beautiful!

Earth From Sky

The project of Yann Arthus-Bertrand “Earth seen from heaven” experienced a huge public success. This method revealed till then unknown wonderful colors and symmetry. The scenes captured by the cameras are amazing. “The Earth seen from the sky” is, currently, one of the best selling books of photographs in the world with over of 3 million copies printed in 24 countries.

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