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'There's your new spacecraft, America': Orion splashes back to Earth after historic test

<b>UPDATE: Dec. 5, 11:35 a.m. ET</b><p>NASA ushered in a new era for American spaceflight today with its successful test flight of its new Orion …

Isis terrorist who beheaded American journalist likely to be British, Foreign Secretary confirms

Philip Hammond said it was not 'news' to the Government that British nationals were carrying out 'atrocities' in Iraq<p><b>» Live updates on the Iraq crisis «</b><p>The "barbaric" Islamic State extremist who beheaded an American journalist is British, Philip Hammond has indicated.<p>The Foreign Secretary said the …

Activists paint Moscow's 'Stalin Tower' with Ukraine colours

Anyone who has visited Moscow will recognise the Seven Sister high-rises commissioned by Joseph Stalin between 1947 and 1953 that jut out across the city’s skyline.<p>But commuters stuck in rush-hour traffic this morning may have noticed that the one on Kotelnicheskaya Embankment in downtown Moscow …

Obama denounces beheading of U.S. journalist; no mention of further action against Islamic State militants

President Barack Obama denounced Islamic State militants and vowed to protect Americans but made no specific threat to take further military action against the <i>jihadis</i> that executed journalist James Foley, a U.S. citizen, in a grisly video.<p>"The United States of America will do what we must to …

Airstrike kills wife and child of Hamas figure

GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) — Hamas' shadowy military chief escaped an apparent Israeli assassination attempt that killed his wife and infant son, the …

Amazon may be flying to India to test drone deliveries

Amazon (AMZN) is reportedly ready to test drone deliveries in India where there are fewer regulations on the unmanned aerial devices.<p>The online …

The world's largest solar thermal power plant is incinerating thousands of local birds

A common sight in the sky above the world's largest solar thermal power plant is a "streamer," a small plume of smoke that occurs without warning. Closer inspection, however, reveals that the source of the smoke is a bird that has inadvertently strayed into the white-hot heat above the plant's many …

Video shows ISIS beheading U.S. journalist James Foley

A video released by ISIS shows the beheading of U.S. journalist James Foley and threatens the life of another American if President Barack Obama doesn't end military operations in Iraq.<p>In the video posted Tuesday on YouTube, Foley is seen kneeling next to a man dressed in black. Foley reads a …