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Top Nazi Commando Lived As Irish Farmer In 1959 — The Shocking Story Of Otto ‘Scarface’ Skorzeny

Otto Skorzeny, the notorious Nazi known as “Hitler’s favorite commando” and “the most dangerous man in Europe” during the World War II era, was able …

What U.S. Intelligence Predicted the World Would Look Like in 2015

Shortly before 9/11, officials foresaw a fundamental shift in the nature of power.<p>Nine months before the September 11 attacks—and just days after the Supreme Court halted the Florida recount, handing the presidency to George W. Bush—U.S. intelligence officials published an 85-page prediction for …

Japan suffers lowest number of births on record as population shrinks

Japan’s estimated number of newborn babies last year fell to 1.001 million, the lowest figure on record, further contributing to the ageing and shrinking of the country’s population, official data showed Thursday.<p>The number marked an all-time low for the fourth straight year, the health, labour and …

Asia Pacific

Ebola: 11th Sierra Leone doctor dies; fire destroys supplies

FREETOWN, Sierra Leone (AP) — One of Sierra Leone's most senior physicians died Thursday from Ebola, the 11th doctor in the country to succumb to the …

U.S. set to blame North Korea for Sony hack

The U.S. is ready to blame North Korea for the crippling hack attack at Sony Pictures, as the studio said Wednesday it would cancel next week's planned release of its controversial comedy "The Interview."<p>U.S. investigators say an announcement pinning the blame on hackers working for the Pyongyang …

US Senate passes $1.1tn spending bill

The $1.1tn US budget finally cleared Congress on Saturday night after hours of last-minute legislative bargaining that secured a number of unexpected wins for Democrats but failed to stop a controversial plan to help Wall Street banks.<p>The so-called “cromnibus” – a 1,600-page omnibus spending bill …

China's New Stealth Fighter Jet Can Take Down American Counterpart, Developer Says

China is flexing its newest addition to the country’s growing military fleet, a fourth generation J-31 fighter jet. According to the president of the …

Boy puts quarter in vending machine, gets Nazi ring

An Oklahoma mother is asking why her 4-year-old son received a ring with a Nazi symbol this week from a vending machine for children in a Tulsa store.<p>Leona Kelley told Tulsa broadcaster KOKI-TV the gold-colored plastic ring with an eagle clutching a swastika in its talons came from a 25-cent …

CIA report: MPs and peers seek material on any UK 'torture' role

http://vod-pro-ww-live.akamaized.net/mps_h264_hi/public/news/uk/1131000/1131526_h264_1500k.mp4?__gda__=1534576970_5479ce456381e635ff5c7360d1101a53<p><b>A parliamentary committee is to request the US hands over any material documenting the UK's role in the CIA's post-9/11 interrogation programme.</b><p>Sir …

Thousands march on Dublin's streets to protest new water charges

Thousands of people took to the streets of Dublin Wednesday to protest a controversial new water charge that has divided opinion in …

Top hacker-turned FBI mole gives dire warning

"Anonymous" is one of the biggest online vigilante groups. Its members hack into companies and governments computer systems, and they prefer a life …

Mars Curiosity Rover Finds Clues to Genesis of Ancient Lake and Peak

Space<p>Geological observations from NASA's Curiosity rover have helped scientists come up with a scenario for the creation of a lake that's bigger than Salt Lake and a mountain that's higher than Mount Rainier on ancient Mars.<p>The scenario suggests that water could have filled much of 96-mile-wide …

Teacher Pulls 38 Children to Safety During Bus Fire on Florida Highway

U.S. news<p>A math teacher saved the lives of 38 schoolchildren when she pulled over the bus she was driving Wednesday morning moments before it erupted in flames, the Florida Highway Patrol said. Kristina Buhrman's quick actions allowed her to usher out the Polk County middle school students to …

Florida

Orion Spaceship Launch Delayed: The Road to Mars Just Got Longer

Space<p>CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. — A seemingly wayward boat, high winds and a rocket valve problem forced a one-day postponement in the maiden launch of NASA’s Orion capsule on Thursday. The string of glitches added suspense to the first test of a spacecraft that’s designed to take humans farther than …

HIV Is Evolving To Be Less Deadly

HIV is rapidly evolving into a less-dangerous bug and could one day become a disease that’s “almost harmless”.<p>Scientists have observed a surprising increase in the ability of some patients in Africa to live with the virus without getting Aids, the deadly syndrome in which their immune systems …

Drug can repair spinal cord injuries, study shows

<b>A drug that can encourage nerves in the spinal cord to grow and repair injuries has been developed by US scientists.</b><p>The study on rats, published in the journal Nature, showed some degree of movement and bladder control could be restored.<p>The drug works by disrupting the "sticky glue" that prevents …

Astronomers solve mystery of the universe’s missing stars

There are not enough stars in the universe and now astronomers think they know why.<p>Using the Hubble space telescope, they have discovered a distant galaxy in which star formation is itself driving the raw materials for more stars out into space at two million miles per hour – and in the process …

17 states challenge Obama's immigration move

Texas is leading a group of 17 states -- all but two with Republican governors -- that are suing to block President Barack Obama's executive overhaul of U.S. immigration and deportation rules.<p>The state's incoming governor, Greg Abbott, announced the effort to have courts block Obama from …

Obama to Hold Meetings Monday to Discuss Ferguson

WASHINGTON (TheBlaze/AP) — President Barack Obama will discuss on Monday the situation in Ferguson, Missouri, with his Cabinet, civil rights leaders, law enforcement officials and others.<p>Image source: AP/Charles Dharapak<p>The White House said Obama’s Cabinet meeting will focus on his administration’s …

Australian Police Seize Drugs Worth $1.28B, Arrest Six Men

At least six men were charged in Australia Saturday, after police seized drugs worth nearly $1.5 billion Australian dollars (U.S. $1.28 billion), …

Sophisticated malware has been spying on computers since 2008

Highly sophisticated malware isn't limited to relatively high-profile sabotage code like Stuxnet -- sometimes, it's designed to fly well under the radar. Symantec has discovered Regin, a very complex trojan that has been spying on everyone from governments to individuals since at least 2008. The …

Apple to donate portion of Black Friday and Cyber Monday sales to Global Fund to Fight AIDS

Apple has just announced a significant campaign to support World AIDS Day 2014 as part of its long-running (RED) program. The company will donate to the Global Fund to fight AIDS based on proceeds from its new Apps for (RED) section on the App Store, as well as a portion of online and retail sales …

US air strikes in Syria driving anti-Assad groups to support Isis

US air strikes in Syria are encouraging anti-regime fighters to forge alliances with or even defect to Islamic State (Isis), according to a series of interviews conducted by the Guardian.<p>Fighters from the Free Syrian Army (FSA) and Islamic military groups are joining forces with Isis, which has …

Amazon Travel hotel booking service rumoured to arrive early next year

Travel sites could be about to have a very unhappy new year. Amazon is set to enter the travel business, according to a report by travel news specialists Skift. It says Amazon has been working with independent hotels and resorts in and around major cities to prepare its new Amazon Travel …

Freed American wanted to stay in North Korea, report says

The U.S. performed a top secret mission in early November to retrieve two prisoners held captive in North Korea. Top spy James Clapper successfully brought Matthew Miller and Kenneth Bae back to the states. However, Miller revealed his real intentions Thursday.<p>“I was trying to stay in the country,” …