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Washington police officer charged with helping ISIS

A Washington transit police officer was arrested on charges he attempted to provide material support to Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS), the US Justice Department said, the first member of law enforcement facing such charges involving a government-designated terrorist group.

In July, Nicholas Young, who lives in Virginia, sent codes for gift cards worth US$245 (S$330) to an FBI informant. The gift cards were intended for mobile-messaging accounts that ISIS uses to recruit its followers.

Young believed the informant he was messaging was an acquaintance who was working with the militant group, according to court records.


Israel approves jailing 'terrorists' from age 12

Israeli lawmakers have approved jailing children as young as 12 convicted of "terrorist offences" following repeated attacks by young Palestinians, parliament said.

"The 'Youth Bill', which will allow the authorities to imprison a minor convicted of serious crimes such as murder, attempted murder or manslaughter even if he or she is under the age of 14, passed its second and third readings... Tuesday night," an English-language statement said.

It added that the seriousness of attacks in recent months "demands a more aggressive approach, including towards minors".


Ozzy Osbourne in therapy for sex addiction

Metal legend Ozzy Osbourne revealed that he has been undergoing therapy for sex addiction as he tries to reconcile with his wife.

The Black Sabbath singer, whose instantly recognisable voice has driven songs from Iron Man to Crazy Train, went public about the treatment after a hair colourist revealed she was one of his mistresses.

"Over the last six years, I have been dealing with a sex addiction," the 67-year-old English rocker wrote on Facebook. "Out of bad comes good. Since the press exposed this, I have gone into intense therapy."


Suicide Squad fans petition to shut website after rotten reviews

Scathing reviews for the new comic book anti-hero movie Suicide Squad are driving fans to desperate measures.

More than 13,000 people have so far signed an online petition on Change.org calling for the review aggregator website Rotten Tomatoes to be shut down in protest at the harsh reception.

Many critics have panned the film, with Richard Lawson of Vanity Fair calling it "too shoddy and forgettable to even register as revolting".


Football: Suarez and Messi lead Barca past Leicester

Barcelona thumped English Premier League champions Leicester City 4-2 in a pre-season friendly in Sweden but Claudio Ranieri's side were given hope by a second-half brace from new boy Ahmed Musa.

Lionel Messi's sumptuous pass set up the first of Munir El Haddadi's two first-half goals while Luis Suarez netted in between as the Spanish champions exposed the Foxes' defence.

Nigerian winger Musa, signed from CSKA Moscow, came out with all guns blazing as one of seven second-half changes for Leicester to score after a lightning 50-yard solo run and shot on 47 minutes.