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Britain arrests teen suspected of hacking CIA chief

A 16-year-old boy in Britain has been arrested on criminal charges related to the alleged hacking of email accounts used by CIA director John Brennan and other US officials, according to US and British sources familiar with the investigation.

A spokesman for Britain's Thames Valley Police said that on Tuesday, a regional organised crime squad had arrested the unnamed youth in England's East Midlands on "suspicion of conspiracy to commit unauthorised access to computer material"and related offences.

The police statement did not identify the youth but said that he had been released on bail until June 6. The police statement also did not identify the targets of any of the arrested youth's alleged hack attacks.


Police kill man who injures four in restaurant machete rampage

Police shot and killed a man who stormed into a central Ohio restaurant wielding a machete and randomly attacking people as they sat unsuspectingly at their dinner tables, according to US media reports.

Four people were injured in the attack on Thursday evening (US timezone), in the city of Columbus.

The suspect was the only one killed, said CNN.


Pope, Russian patriarch kiss at start of historic meet

Pope Francis and Russian Orthodox Patriarch Kirill kissed each other and sat down together on Friday (Feb 12) for the first meeting between their two branches of the church in nearly a thousand years.

Francis, 79, in white robes and a skullcap and Kirill, 69, in black robes and a white headdress, exchanged kisses and embraced before sitting down smiling for the historic meeting at Havana airport.

The 79-year-old pontiff stepped off a plane in the sunshine and shook hands with Cuban President Raul Castro on the tarmac at Jose Marti airport before heading into the meeting with the leader of the powerful Russian branch of the Orthodox church.


Scandinavia's first women-led mosque opens in Denmark

Scandinavia's first female-led mosque has opened in Copenhagen, in a bid to challenge "patriarchal structures" and hoping to create debate and dialogue, its founder said on Friday (Feb 12).

Ms Sherin Khankan, born in Denmark to a Syrian father and a Finnish mother, said that while all activities at the Mariam mosque except Friday prayers would be open to both men and women, all imams would be female.

"We have normalised patriarchal structures in our religious institutions. Not just in Islam, but also within Judaism and Christianity and other religions. And we would like to challenge that," she told AFP.


Football: Messi named La Liga player of month for the first time

In a stellar 12-year career, Lionel Messi has won the world player of the year award five times and broken endless goalscoring records, but he had never been named player of the month in Spain, until now.

The 28-year-old Argentine forward received the award for La Liga's player of the month for January on Friday (Feb 12), the first time he has won a prize inaugurated in 2013.

His eternal rival Cristiano Ronaldo won the award back in November 2013 and the likes of Atletico Madrid pair Antoine Griezmann and Diego Godin and Nolito of Celta Vigo have won it twice.