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Russia is testing hypersonic missiles for the largest surface combatant ship in the world

The Zircon missiles can reach speeds of mach 5 or 6, a vast improvement over Russia's current arsenal. The extreme speed of these missiles would render most current missile defense systems obsolete.<p>The Zircon missiles have a shorter range of about 250 miles, compared to the Kalibr missiles which …

Iran says US continues animosity despite nuclear deal

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iran's Supreme Leader said Sunday that Washington has continued its animosity toward Tehran, despite a friendly message by …

South Asia

Russia warns it will use force on Syria cease-fire violators

Russia on Monday warned the United States that it will start responding unilaterally to cease-fire violations in Syria if the U.S. refuses to coordinate rules of engagement against violators. A U.S. official contended the issues were being discussed "in a constructive manner."<p>The Russian military …

A block of ice the size of Rhode Island just broke off into the ocean

A roughly 2,000-square-mile block of ice just broke off in the Arctic Ocean.<p>The chunk, which sits in the Bering Strait between Alaska and Russia, …

Global Warming

Stunning 3D Topographic Maps of Any Place on Earth

These highly detailed maps function as cartographic wall art.<p>Love maps so much you’re not content to just look at them, but need to rub your fingers over all their various lumps and fissures? Then pick a location, any location, tell it to the folks at 3D Wooden Maps, and they’ll carve a highly …

Geography

Space Tech Is Helping Engineer the World's Biggest Nuclear Fusion Reactor

If it can withstand the Sun it can manage fusion.<p>Nuclear fusion is the energy of the Sun and stars, and there's a global race to generate it as an alternative green energy source.<p>But before researchers get started, they need to ensure that their nuclear fusion reactors can withstand the extreme …

Energy

Analysis: What Russia’s Military Withdrawal From Syria Means for Fight Against ISIS, Assad Regime

A Russian strike aircraft operating over Syria. Russian Defense Ministry Photo<p>On Monday — less than half a year after Russia announced its …

U.S. Pacific Fleet Head Warns of Economic Risks in South China Sea

Regional uncertainty could cast a chill on commercial activities in the region, Adm. Scott Swift says<p>CANBERRA, Australia—Beijing’s island-building and territorial assertions in the South China Sea are fueling a sense of “might makes right” in the region that threatens to go beyond military concerns …

China

Japan ruling party considers international arbitration over China dispute | Reuters

TOKYO (Reuters) - Japan’s ruling party urged Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s government on Wednesday to consider seeking international arbitration over Beijing’s drilling activities in the disputed East China Sea, mirroring similar action by the Philippines.<p>An aerial photo shows a Chinese marine …

China

Mystery of Ceres's bright spots deepens as new data is analysed

The mystery of Ceres’s bright spots has deepened, scientists reveal.<p>A dwarf planet measuring 950 km in diameter, Ceres is the largest object in the asteroid belt - a disc of rocky objects that sits between the orbits of Mars and Jupiter. Its gleaming patches were captured by Nasa’s Dawn space probe …

Astronomy

‘NATO drills - US attempt to show readiness for war against Russia’

Norway is hosting Europe's biggest annual military exercise codenamed 'Cold Response'. Some 15,000 troops from NATO states will be involved.<p>The …

US responses to NKorea nuke, missile tests will upset China

WASHINGTON (AP) — North Korean nuclear and rocket tests are drawing quick responses from the U.S. that will upset a supposed partner against …

North Korea

Cargo ships stoke terror fears in Europe

European security officials are concerned about the dangers posed by cargo ships. Smuggling has long been a problem, but fears are now rising about terrorists taking advantage of these illicit activities.<p>The problem is that Europe simply does not have a comprehensive official tracking system for …

Middle East

Saudi invasion of Syria: The bluff that could ignite World War III

Saudi rulers have reportedly amassed a 150,000-strong army to invade Syria on the alleged pretext <i>“to fight against terrorism”</i> and to defeat the …

Satellites Show Mystery Construction at Iran’s Top-Secret Military Site

A series of images, taken from space, show furious construction at a key Iranian facility. Was it to hide nuclear weapons work?<p>Newly released …

South Asia

The Islamic State 'Beatles': Who are the murderous masked gang?

As further members of the Islamic State gang of executioners are identified, here are profiles of some of the world's most notorious terrorists<p>Intelligence experts are believed to have the clearest picture yet of Islamic State's gang of British executioners.<p>Mohammed Emwazi<p>In the months since Jihadi …

ISIS Battles for Control of Gaza | The Takeaway | WNYC

The area presents a fertile recruiting ground for the Islamic State, and failure to control the spread of ISIS could spell trouble for Israel.

Recruitment

South Korean navy fires warning shots at North Korean patrol boat

Tensions rise further after North Korean patrol boat strays over disputed maritime border one day after rocket launch<p>The South Korean navy has fired warning shots at a North Korean patrol boat, further heightening tensions already raised after Pyongyang’s launch of a long-range rocket over the …

North Korea

Associated Press News

Chip promises brain-like AI in your mobile devices

There's one big, glaring reason why you don't see neural networks in mobile devices right now: power. Many of these brain-like artificial intelligence systems depend on large, many-core graphics processors to work, which just isn't practical for a device meant for your hand or wrist. MIT has a …

Military power in Asia 'shifting against' the US, major report warns

The study, which calls for America to flex its military muscle in the region, will likely be seized on by Republicans who accuse Obama of weak leadership<p>The balance of military power in Asia is shifting against the US as China makes aggressive territorial moves, a major independent report will warn …

Geopolitics

Iran released these photos of the US Navy sailors it detained overnight

Ten American sailors who were detained by Iran overnight have been released unharmed "after they apologized" for wandering into Iranian-claimed waters, the Iranian Revolutionary Guard Corps said in a statement released Wednesday morning.<p>The Pentagon confirmed Wednesday morning that the sailors were …

Istanbul suicide bombing: Deadliest attack on Germans in over 13 years

Read more about this story at CNN Turk.<p><b>Istanbul (CNN) —</b> It was a strike at the heart of Turkey's culture and its multibillion-dollar tourist industry.<p>The suicide bombing on Sultanahmet Square on Tuesday killed 10 people -- all of them Germans, the German Foreign Ministry confirmed Wednesday.<p>It was …

Islamic State (ISIS)

Dutch police claim they can read encrypted emails sent on BlackBerrys

But police in the Netherlands allege that they are able to intercept and decrypt emails sent on some PGP BlackBerry phones — a type of BlackBerry that comes with PGP encryption software pre-installed by third-party vendors.<p>"We are capable of obtaining encrypted data from BlackBerry PGP devices," a …

Microsoft has explained why its announcement of the end of unlimited OneDrive storage was 'very rushed'

The comments came during an interview on Windows Weekly, a podcast dedicated to Microsoft that is hosted by Paul Thurrott, Mary Jo Foley, and Leo LaPorte. WinBeta was the first to spot the admission.<p>Microsoft initially promised unlimited OneDrive storage, meaning users who paid for the high-end …

Mexican government Sinaloa cartel cooperation

A police officer stands guard at an entrance to a ranch where a firefight took place on Friday in Tanhuato, state of Michoacan, May 23, 2015. Government security forces killed 42 suspected drug cartel henchmen and suffered one fatality in a firefight. Reuters/Henry Romero<p>Joaquín "El Chapo" Guzmán, …

Mexico

Astronaut dials the wrong number from space, surprises Earthling

New space station, who dis?<p>Picture this: it's Christmas Eve, and for some reason you weren't able to reunite with your family. Maybe you had to work, maybe your flight was canceled. You've been waiting for them to call you so you can talk to them all on speaker phone, so when the phone rings you …

America’s secret war on ISIL: The African military operation you’ll never hear about

The U.S. Air Force recently “neutralized” 69 enemy combatants — and has taken meticulous steps to cover its tracks<p>Nick Turse<p>December 26, 2015 3:00pm (UTC)<p>This piece originally appeared on TomDispatch.<p>On October 7th, at an “undisclosed location” somewhere in “Southwest Asia,” men wearing different …

Military