While the jihadis of the Islamic State hope their reputation for brutality will deter their enemies, another group's snuff video shows that what has happened instead is an expansion of viciousness and cruelty.
Giant panda Jia Jia eats bamboo next to her birthday cake made of ice and vegetables at Ocean Park in Hong Kong, Tuesday, as she celebrates her 37th birthday. Jia Jia broke the Guinness World Records title for 'Oldest Panda Living in Captivity' on Tuesday.
US airstrikes appear to have killed Al Qaeda's number two in Yemen and over a dozen jihadis near the Libyan city of Benghazi. The question is whether the Pentagon's ongoing assassination campaign is doing any good.