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Best space photographs of 2015

We just got the clearest sign yet that Russia doesn't really care about fighting ISIS in Syria

"This system is the advanced version used by Russia, and it's meant to be operated by Russians in Syria," a Western diplomat who is regularly briefed on US, Israeli, and other intelligence assessments told Reuters.<p>Russia has substantially increased its military presence in Syria over the past two …

Al Qaeda leader blasts ISIS in new message, but offers to work together against US

Two of America's greatest enemies appear to hate each other - but it doesn't mean Al Qaeda and ISIS can't work together against the U.S.<p>Ayman al-Zawahiri, the Egyptian doctor who replaced Usama bin Laden as the head of Al Qaeda, branded ISIS "caliph" Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi illegitimate in a newly …

Islamic State militants 'smuggled to Europe'

<b>Islamic State (IS) fighters are being smuggled into Europe by gangs in the Mediterranean, an adviser to the Libyan government has told the BBC.</b><p>Abdul Basit Haroun said smugglers were hiding IS militants on boats filled with migrants.<p>Officials in Italy and Egypt have previously warned that IS …

US Army developing 'invisibility suit' and will begin trials in 18 months

US Army is developing 'invisibility suit' for soldiers to make them DISAPPEAR on the battlefield - and says it will begin trials in just 18</b> …

Russia and Ukraine celebrated Victory Day's 70th anniversary very differently

In both countries, it was a sight to be seen.<p>Russia celebrated the 70th anniversary of the surrender of Nazi Germany during World War II in epic …

Russia

Vladimir Putin: US trying to create 'unipolar world'

Vladimir Putin has used an address commemorating the 70th anniversary of victory over Nazi Germany to accuse the US of attempting to dominate the world.<p>Speaking at Moscow’s annual Victory Day parade in Red Square, which this year has been boycotted by western leaders over the continuing crisis in …

Russia

Russian naval vessels on move north of Australia in leadup to G20

Russian naval vessels are on the move north of Australia, days before the G20 summit in Brisbane and at a time of heightened tensions between Moscow and Canberra.<p>The Australian Defence Force confirmed on Wednesday it was “monitoring Russian naval vessels that are currently transiting through …

Ukraine crisis: US accuses Russia over 'incursion'

<b>The US has accused Russia of undermining a ceasefire in Ukraine after reports of Russian troops and military hardware entering the country.</b><p>The US envoy to the UN, Samantha Power, also accused Russia of pursuing war in Ukraine while talking peace.<p>Russia's deputy ambassador to the UN, Alexander …

Ebola experts say 16 other bat viruses could infect man | Reuters

LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Scientists looking for Ebola in bats have identified 16 other viruses in the animal which could jump to humans and potentially cause a disease outbreak on a similar scale to the West African crisis, a health security expert said on Friday.<p>Humans can contract …

Russia flexes muscles with long-range bomber flights near U.S. shores

<b>(CNN) —</b> Russia plans to send long-range bombers to the Gulf of Mexico in what appears to be Moscow's latest provocative maneuver in its increasingly frosty relations with the West.<p>Defense Minister Sergey Shoigu said Wednesday that "we have to maintain (Russia's) military presence in the western …

13 Dangerous Household Items You Should Quit Using Immediately

Common items in your home that are putting you at risk.<p>There are many unknown dangers around our home, most of which we have no control over. In a world of "going green" it's hard to tell which products produce a threat to your health and which are simply natural alternatives. Here's a list of …

Deaths as car bomb hits Baghdad's cafe district

A car bomb has exploded in Baghdad's central Karrada area, killing at least seven people and wounding dozens, security and medical sources say.<p>Saturday's attack was the second in Karrada - known for its restaurants, cafes and ice cream parlours - in a week, after the Islamic State of Iraq and the …

Hagel says air war against Islamic State will intensify

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Iraq will need about 80,000 effective military troops to retake the terrain it lost to Islamic State militants and restore its border with Syria, the top U.S. general said on Thursday.<p>Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel listens during his testimony at the House Armed Services …

Plea for international help to battle Boko Haram

Algerian army believes found executed Frenchman's body: source

ALGIERS (Reuters) - Algerian special forces have found the body of Herve Gourdel, a French tourist kidnapped and beheaded by Islamist militants last year while hiking in mountains east of Algiers, the Algerian government said on Thursday.<p>A portrait of mountain guide Frenchman Herve Gourdel hangs …

France to hold emergency meeting to avert terror attacks

PARIS (AP) — France vowed to combat terrorism with "a cry for freedom" in a giant rally for unity Sunday after three days of bloodshed that horrified the world. Police searched for a woman linked to the three al-Qaida-inspired attackers, but a Turkish official said she appears to have already …

Terrorism

Religion is a “medieval form of unreason”: Salman Rushdie responds to Paris attacks

In a statement, the author defended satire and called for “fearless disrespect” of all religions<p>Salman Rushdie is the latest figure to publicly respond to Wednesday's attacks on Paris' satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo which left 12 dead.<p>[embedtweet id="552842814061424640"]<p>In the statement, …

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Shooting at Paris Newspaper: Pictures

Van minuut tot minuut - de dag na de bloedige aanslag

De dag na de bloedige aanslag ging de jacht op de daders onverminderd door - vooralsnog zonder resultaat. In dit liveblog deden we verslag van minuut …

Buitenland

Charlie Hebdo attack: Man turns himself in, agency reports

<b>(CNN) —</b> French police say two suspects in Wednesday's terrorist attack on Charlie Hebdo magazine are still on the loose after escaping onto the streets of Paris.<p>In a statement on their website, French national police ask for information on the whereabouts of suspects Cherif Kouachi and Said …

Terrorism

What's Wrong With This Picture? For U.S. Fight Against ISIS, Everything

WASHINGTON -- The Islamic Republic of Iran would like to make one thing clear: We've got this.<p>Up until June 10, Iranian officials had been content to shape events in Iraq quietly through their hold on local Shiite militias and the prime minister at the time, Nouri al-Maliki.<p>Then the Iraqi …

MH17: US intelligence says Russia 'created conditions' for plane disaster

US intelligence officials accused Moscow of "creating the conditions" that resulted in the death of 298 people aboard the Malaysian Airlines jet shot down last week over a part of Ukraine controlled by Russia-backed separatists.<p>But in a partial declassification of US intelligence on Tuesday, …