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Sistani's Jihad Fatwa One Year On: The Man Who Pulled Iraq From the Brink With a Single Statement

A V-sign for victory is flashed in front of a portrait of Grand Ayatollah Ali al-Sistani during a march through the streets of Baghdad, June 8, 2004. (photo by AHMAD AL-RUBAYE/AFP)<p>In June 2014, Iraq lost a third of its territory to the hands of Daesh (ISIS), the most notorious transnational …

These bladeless wind turbines shake to generate electricity

Farms dotted with the gigantic spinning blades of wind turbines have become a standard sight on long-distance road trips, but what if there was another way to capture energy from the wind? A startup out of Spain is working on that very idea. The company's called Vortex Bladeless, and its turbines …

Report: Kerry Told Iran He Wishes ‘U.S. Had a Leader like Iran’s Supreme Leader’

Secretary of State John Kerry told his Iranian counterpart that he wished the United States had a leader more like Supreme Leader Ayatollah Khamenei, …

Did Nepal Earthquake Change Mount Everest’s Height?

Scientists race against the clock to retrieve data that will also help them understand the devastating quake.<p><i>Updated on May 1.</i><p>The massive earthquake that struck Nepal Saturday likely caused permanent changes in the Earth’s surface and may have made Everest a little taller—or shorter, scientists say.<p>…

Solar Eclipses Are Slowly Disappearing, And There's Nothing We Can Do To Stop It

About twice a year, the Moon appears to pass in front of the Sun, giving rise to a partial solar eclipse if the alignment is imperfect, but leading to either a total or annular solar eclipse if the Earth, Moon and Sun all form a straight line in space.<p>It’s only by chance that the Moon and the Sun …

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As Obama defends Iran deal, GOP seeks additional details

With the exact details of a nuclear agreement with Iran still being debated, a prominent Senate Republican said Sunday that Congress should insist on learning more before deciding whether to support any final accord.<p>Sen. Bob Corker of Tennessee, chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, …

By asking for ‘Sunni soldiers’ Saudi Arabia is trying to divide Pakistan Army

If I were to tell you that Saudi Arabia wants the Pakistan Army, but only the Sunni soldiers and officers, what would your reaction be?<p>If I were to …

Samsung Galaxy S6 vs Apple iPhone 6 — Ultimate Comparison (Video)

It’s always a difficult task when comparing iOS and Android devices, but this year it may be more important than ever. Samsung has finally stepped up its game with the Galaxy S6, and now we have something that is truly comparable to Apple’s iPhone lineup. Today we’re getting into the ultimate …

In Berlin, Iraqi PM Haider al-Abadi pleads for help | DW | 06.02.2015

Standing under the glittering chandeliers of one of Berlin's luxury hotels, a few steps from a trestle table loaded with books and pamphlets on …