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Virtual reality weddings are here — and they're very weird

The bride is a sleek white robot with accents of pink on her shiny exterior. The groom is identical, except with blue trim around his head and body. …

Virtual Reality

London terrorist attack hours after Islamic State outlet called for knife and vehicle assaults on civilians

An Islamic State group propaganda outlet exhorted would-be jihadists to carry out vehicle and knife attacks on civilians, just hours before three terrorists went on a rampage in central London.<p>The message sent out on an encrypted messaging app urged attackers to “gain benefit from Ramadan” and …

Middle East
China
Economy

Israel 'planned to detonate nuclear bomb in Egypt if it risked losing Six Day War'

Israel had a “doomsday” plan to detonate a nuclear bomb in Egypt’s Sinai desert if they felt they were in danger of losing the Six Day War in 1967, according to a report in the New York Times.<p>The scheme was designed to frighten Egypt, Syria, Iraq and Jordan if Israel’s existence was threatened …

United States of Secrets

Season 32: Episode 12<p>FRONTLINE goes behind the headlines to reveal the dramatic inside story of the U.S. government’s massive and controversial …

The US Department of Justice is literally prosecuting a woman for laughing at Jeff Sessions

As attorney general, Jeff Sessions now heads the Justice Department.<p><b>Update at bottom of the story.</b><p>It is hard to believe this is happening, but it’s real: The US Department of Justice is literally prosecuting a woman for laughing at now–Attorney General Jeff Sessions during his Senate confirmation …

Richard Shelby

Terrifying AI learns to mimic your voice in under 60 seconds

When it comes to personal privacy and overall security, we often think of passwords, fingerprints, and even our own faces as being the keys that …

Mission Impossible

Who's Really in Charge of the United States Government?

The administration’s flip-flopping on North Korea is only the latest incident to raise this question.<p>Official Washington, especially its Republican elements, is telling itself a comforting story about the Trump administration.<p>Senator John McCain summarized the story to CNN’s Jake Tapper on …

North Korea

Robot exoskeletons are finally here, and they’re nothing like the suits from Iron Man

Hollywood set a high bar for exoskeleton suits. Technology imagined in <i>Iron Man</i>, <i>Aliens,</i> and <i>Edge of Tomorrow</i> all endow humans with superhuman abilities. After years of tinkering and military adventures, the first exoskeleton suits are finally walking out of the lab and into the market. Rather than …

Robotics
Middle East

US adds Saudi ISIS leader to terror list

A leader of ISIS' affiliate in Saudi Arabia was designated as a terrorist on Thursday, according to the State Department.<p>Mubarak Mohammad A Alotaibi, a 31-year-old Saudi citizen, was added as a "Specially Designated Global Terrorist" (SDGT), which imposes sanctions on foreigners determined to have …

North Korea

67 percent approve of US using airstrikes on Syria

Two-thirds of voters approve of the missile strikes President Trump ordered on Syria in response to its suspected use of chemical weapons against its people. But a plurality thinks the United States should not get any more involved in Syria.<p>The U.S. launched nearly 60 cruise missiles at a Syrian …

Middle East

Moment teen 'left bomb on tube train' caught on CCTV

CCTV footage has captured the moment a teenager allegedly left a rucksack packed with explosives and shrapnel on a busy tube train.<p>Damon Smith is …

Extremism

Ohio man arrested at airport for alleged attempt to join ISIS

An Ohio man was arrested for attempting travel to Syria to fight with ISIS on Wednesday night at a Cincinnati- area airport, according to the FBI.<p>According to the official complaint filed in U.S. District Court, Laith Waleed Alebbini, 26, was taken into custody by the FBI’s Joint Terrorism Task …

Airports

4 towns in Syria's Ghouta to be cleared of rebels

BEIRUT (AP) -- Syrian state media is reporting that the last group of opposition fighters and their relatives are getting ready to leave southern parts of eastern Ghouta near the capital Damascus.<p>State TV said 38 buses have entered the towns of Zamalka, Ein Tarma, Arbeen and Jobar to take more than …

Middle East

Police foil 'active terror plot' as woman is shot and six are arrested in north London raid

A police operation in north London during which a woman was shot, foiled an active terror plot, Scotland Yard has said.<p>Armed officers raided a property in the Willesden area shortly after 7pm on Thursday evening and a woman in her 20s was shot by police.<p>Six people were arrested during the operation …

I Just Strapped a Windows Computer to My Face for the First Time

The future of Windows computers could soon be worn on your face. Today, at a special media event in New York City, we got our hands on the first …

Virtual Reality

U.S. Army Will Send 1,500 Troops To Afghanistan For Summer 2017

The Army announced Thursday it was deploying 1,500 soldiers to Afghanistan, where attacks by the Islamic State militant group (ISIS) and the Taliban …

Russian Officials Say U.S. Global Missile Defense Could Lead to Nuclear War in Europe

Top Russian officials have issued public warnings about what they see as risks associated with the U.S.'s extensive missile defense system in Europe. …

Whoops: Chinese Navy Promotional Poster Accidentally Depicts U.S. Ships

The poster, meant to celebrate China's navy, was riddled with insulting errors.<p>A poster meant to celebrate the anniversary of China's navy inadvertently contained several insulting errors, depicting Russian fighter planes, Chinese Air Force fighters, and even U.S. Navy ships. The poster was jeered …

Russia

Israel's F-35s may have already flown a combat mission against Russian air defenses in Syria

In Air Forces Monthly, Thomas Newdick summarized a report from Georges Malbrunot at the French newspaper Le Figaro that said Israel took its F-35s out on a combat mission one month after getting them from the US.<p>Malbrunot reported that on January 12, Israeli F-35s took out a Russian-made S-300 air …

Military
South Korea

The Pentagon Will Now Get To Decide How Many Troops To Send To Fight ISIS

Trump’s decision to turn over setting the force management level (FML) to Defense Secretary Mattis is the latest sign of the White House hands-off approach to the military.<p>WASHINGTON — After years of tight White House management, the Pentagon will now have a freer hand in deciding how many of its …

US fires warning flare toward Iranian ship in Persian Gulf

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates — A U.S. Navy guided-missile destroyer fired a warning flare toward an Iranian Revolutionary Guard vessel coming near it …

Military

ISIS in Afghanistan is attacking the Taliban, killing dozens

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — Afghan officials say Islamic State militants have attacked the Taliban in the northern Jawzjan province, igniting heavy clashes in which dozens of fighters were killed.<p>KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — Afghan officials say Islamic State militants have attacked the Taliban in the …

Afghanistan

North Korea's soldiers: Closer look reveals military's 'fake' capabilities

North Korea is flexing its military muscles again this week, but a closer look at images of the Hermit Kingdom's soldiers reveals that the fighting force may be better suited for propaganda than actual battle.<p>On Tuesday, the South Korean military reportedly confirmed that Pyongyang was conducting a …