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Islamic State suffers serious reversals in northern Iraq

Peering from his trench on a ridgeline fortified with sandbags, the Kurdish commander gazed toward an<p>Islamic State-held village next to a swath of territory recently seized from the extremist forces. Smoke wafted into the sky from natural gas burning off a well in a broad basin known as Wadi al …

Jihadi John hostage tells how British militant 'wanted maximum drama' for his executions

Spanish journalist Javier Espinosa reveals how Jihadi John, unmasked as 26-year-old Londoner Mohammed Emwazi, performed a mocke execution on him<p>A freed Islamic State hostage has described the moment he was subjected to a mock execution by the British militant dubbed Jihadi John.<p>Javier Espinosa, a …

Runaway schoolgirls' contact in Turkey 'confesses to Isis link as cash courier'

An agent who helped three British schoolgirls cross into Syria to join the Islamic State group was also working as a courier to transfer money to jihadis, a Turkish newspaper reported on Sunday.<p>Turkey announced on Thursday that it had arrested an intelligence agent working as a spy for an …

Terrorism

Beauty and the Beast Karaoke

Isis: the inside story

In the summer of 2004, a young jihadist in shackles and chains was walked by his captors slowly into the Camp Bucca prison in southern Iraq. He was nervous as two American soldiers led him through three brightly-lit buildings and then a maze of wire corridors, into an open yard, where men with …

Hong Kong student leaders arrested as police clear protest sites

Police arrested key student leaders of Hong Kong's pro-democracy protests on Wednesday as they cleared barricades in one volatile district, throwing into doubt the future of a two-month-old movement seeking free elections in the former British colony.<p>In the second day of the operation to clear one …

4 polio workers shot dead in Pakistan hours after reported drone strike

Gunmen shot and killed four health workers carrying out a polio vaccination drive Wednesday in the capital of Pakistan's restive Baluchistan province, police officials said.<p>The deadly shooting was the latest to target polio workers -- whom Islamist militants accuse of conducting espionage in the …

SpaceX Unveils Autonomous Drone Ship For Landing Reusable Rockets

Because when rockets are truly reusable, they’re going to need a place to park.<p>In the ongoing effort to lower the cost of commercial spaceflight, private companies hope to conquer a facet of rocket design NASA hasn’t fully explored yet: reusable rockets. Up until now, all space rockets have used …

Magellanic Clouds and more

Milky Way, Large and Small Magellanic Clouds and bright star Canopus can be seen in this image taken at sunrise over East Java’s Mount Bromo.<p>Justin …

Astronomy

Video: Young volcanos on the moon

Scientists have long thought the moon’s volcanos stopped erupting a billion years ago. But dotting the lunar landscape are some remarkably fresh …

Breath test that tells you if you have lung cancer

Lung cancer can now be detected earlier than ever before using a new 'breathalyser', designed by scientists from the University of Cambridge<p>Scientists can now detect early-stage lung cancer before any symptoms develop, using a new British invention.<p>A new breathalyser, which has been likened to a …

Scientists create lab-grown spinal cords

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Welcome to FBI.gov

Greg Alyn Carlson is wanted for his alleged involvement in multiple armed sexual assaults in Los Angeles, California.<p>On September 3, 2017, Carlson …

Syria airstrikes kill 95 in ISIS stronghold, report says

At least 95 people have been killed and 120 injured in airstrikes by Syrian government forces on the northern city of Raqqa, a stronghold for the extremist group ISIS, a monitoring group said Wednesday.<p>The death toll from Tuesday's airstrikes is expected to rise because many people are critically …

Ferguson protests spread coast to coast - CNN.com

<i>Are protests taking place near you? Please share photos, videos and thoughts with CNN iReport if you can do so safely.</i><p><b>(CNN)</b> -- The sparks of outrage that started in Ferguson, Missouri, have ignited a firestorm of protests across the country and beyond.<p>But the furor isn't just about one grand jury's …

Apple becomes first company worth $700bn

Apple set a record by becoming the first company to be valued at $700bn (£446bn). The iPhone maker was already the world’s most valuable business, but in early trading its shares rose nearly 1% to $119.75, giving it a market capitalisation of $701.7bn. This is higher than the GDP of all but the top …

Italian police catch mafia initiation rites on camera leading to arrests

Secret mafia initiation rites have been caught on camera for the first time by Italian police, who on Tuesday arrested 40 suspected gangsters in raids across the north of the country.<p>The arrests, on charges of criminal association, illegal arms sales and extortion, followed a two-year investigation …

Helicopter Minigun vs Car: RatedRR The Breakdown - Lone Survivor

SurfingFlow

Police Can Require You To Unlock A Fingerprint-Secured Smartphone

Judge Steven C. Frucci’s ruling states that fingerprints are not passwords, but instead fall into the same category as DNA or handwriting samples, which police are allowed to request from defendants.<p>Electronic fingerprint security has begun to emerge from sci-fi and into the everyday world, thanks …

World's Most Powerful X-Ray-Making Accelerator To Open This Year On Long Island

The accelerator will take pictures of nanotechnology too small to see otherwise.<p>In the land of accents and Uggs, the U.S. Department of Energy is getting ready to open its newest particle accelerator. The National Synchrotron Light Source-II, located on New York's Long Island, creates powerful …

New Frog Species Discovered In Middle Of New York City

<i>This story originally appeared on Mother Nature Network.</i><p>It may seem like an unlikely place to find a new species, but scientists have identified a frog not previously described by science in the very heart of the most populous city in the United States — New York City. Though similar to the leopard …

SEALs told to avoid limelight as ex-SEAL talks to TV

WASHINGTON — As Fox News advertises that it will broadcast an interview on Veterans Day of a former Navy SEAL who claims to have shot Osama bin Laden, the head of the Naval Special Warfare Command is telling its special operations forces to to stay out of the limelight.<p>The Oct. 31 letter from Rear …

SEAL commander to SEALs: Seal it

The head of Naval Warfare Special Command had warned Navy SEALs against betraying their promise to maintain secrecy just days ahead of a SEAL's "60 Minutes" interview defending his publication of details from the Osama bin Laden mission.<p>The open letter specifies that the warning holds even after a …