US forces captured Saddam Hussein on December 13, 2003. The ousted Iraqi dictator and members of his family fled Baghdad after the US invaded the city in March 2003. US troops captured and arrested Hussein, who had been hiding in an underground hole, without firing a single shot. Hussein was put on trial and eventually executed in December 2006. When the US invaded Baghdad in March 2003, ousted Iraqi dictator Saddam Hussein and his family fled the city, leading to one of the most intense manhunts in history. That manhunt ended on December 13, 2003, when US forces captured and arrested the disheveled former dictator on the outskirts of his hometown in Tikrit, Iraq – without firing a single shot. Members of the Fourth Infantry Division’s First Brigade and US Special Forces captured Hussein on December 13, 2003. Hussein was discovered and arrested in the town of Ad Dwara, on the outskirts of Tikrit. The deposed dictator had been hiding underground, using … [Read more...] about 15 years ago today, US troops captured Saddam Hussein. See the photos of the underground hiding place where they found him.
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By Jacqueline Bigar Sun., Sept. 9, 2018 IF TODAY IS YOUR BIRTHDAY: This year could be unusually significant if you use your energy well when opportunities appear. You seem more desirable to others. People naturally seek you out. An idealistic goal could appear and easily can be manifested. If you are single, you are likely to attract several potential suitors. Curb a tendency to be too me-oriented. If you are attached, you need to be sensitive and attentive to your sweetie; it isn't just about you. A fellow VIRGO makes you uncomfortable with his or her criticism. ARIES (March 21-April 19) You find that a loved one goes out of his or her way to make you smile. You could be confused about the message the other party wants to convey. Use your nurturing style and sense of timing to uncover the feelings that motivate this person. Tonight: Enjoy the moment. This Week: Expect a setback or two, but know that you can easily bypass them. TAURUS (April 20-May 20) Article … [Read more...] about Horoscope for Sunday, Sept. 9, 2018
PUTRAJAYA: Datuk Seri Najib Abdul Razak's stepson Riza Aziz was today questioned by the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) for some nine hours in relation to his alleged involvement in the 1Malaysia Development Berhad (1MDB) scandal. The film producer, 48, first arrived at the anti-graft agency's headquarters around 1.30pm in a silver Kia Sorento, donning a black suit and yellow polo t-shirt. He was accompanied by his team of lawyers led by Datuk K. Kumaraendran, who is also in Datin Seri Rosmah Mansor's defence team. Riza did not speak to the media upon his arrival, and headed straight into the building complex, where he gave his statement. He was later seen leaving the complex at 10.30pm in the same vehicle he arrived in, with over 100 media personnel camped outside hoping to get a comment from him. Riza, who is the co-founder of Los Angeles-based film production company Red Granite Pictures, is Datin Seri Rosmah Mansor's son from her first marriage. He became the centre of … [Read more...] about Riza Aziz grilled by MACC for 9 hours
caption MoviePass customer Tracey Trevino’s ticket stub collection. source Tracey Trevino MoviePass lets customers watch unlimited movies in cinemas for a flat monthly fee of around $10 – and some customers are going wild. Business Insider spoke to MoviePass power-users, some of whom watch 4 or more films a week, costing MoviePass hundreds of dollars each per month. One customer said they go watch literally every single movie that comes out. The company says that 80% of its users watch fewer than 4 movies a month. When Travis, a 45-year-old DMV employee from Texas, saw “Love, Simon” in the cinema, the romantic teen comedy really spoke to him. “It was a movie I wish had come out when I was a teen going through many of the same struggles,” he said. So he went to see it again. And again. And again. And again and again and again. And again. In total, … [Read more...] about Meet the obsessive MoviePass fans getting $100+ worth of movie tickets every month for $10
caption The pope greets people in St. Peter’s Square. source Massimo Valicchia/Getty Images Five years ago this month, Pope Francis became the 266th pope of the Roman Catholic Church and the leader of its 1.29 billion adherents. He’s been celebrating the occasion by reminiscing about his various – and at times controversial – accomplishments since his papal election in March 2013. The pope has lived these past five years within the walls of Vatican City, the seat of the worldwide Catholic administration, the Holy See, which is nestled on the the west bank of the Tiber River in Rome, Italy. It is a place that evokes reverence, spiritual power, and a history that spans thousands of years. Here’s a look inside the walls of the beautiful microstate that the world’s most powerful religious leader calls home: Surrounded entirely by the city of Rome, Vatican City is the smallest state in the world, comprising only … [Read more...] about See inside the Vatican — home to the world’s most powerful religious leader, where 9 miles of museums house some of the most stunning works of art