News Headlines - 26 February 2015

‘Jihadi John’: Islamic State killer is identified as Londoner Mohammed Emwazi - The Washington Post

But his real name, according to friends and others familiar with his case, is Mohammed Emwazi, a Briton from a well-to-do family who grew up in West London and graduated from college with a degree in computer programming. He is believed to have traveled to Syria around 2012 and to have later joined the Islamic State, the group whose barbarity he has come to symbolize.

Jimmy Savile's brother 'raped victim at London hospital' - London Evening Standard

Jimmy Savile's older brother was also a sexual predator who allegedly abused patients at a London hospital including raping one of his victims, a damning report reveals today.

BBC News - Prince William arrives in Japan for four-day visit

The Duke of Cambridge has taken part in a traditional tea ceremony in Tokyo at the start of a four-day visit to Japan...Prince William is on a week-long trip to China and Japan where he will undertake engagements to promote UK relations with both countries.

First full body transplant is two years away, surgeon claims | The Guardian

Doctor plans to graft a living person’s head on to a donor body using procedures he believes will soon be ready

Astronomers find a shockingly ancient black hole the size of 12 billion suns | Toronto Star

Some 12.8 billion light years away, astronomers have spotted an object of almost impossible brightness — the most luminous object ever seen in such ancient space. It’s from just 900 million years after the big bang, and the old quasar — a shining object produced by a massive black hole — is 420 trillion times more luminous than our sun.








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