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See Earth and Its Moon From Saturn in Stunning New NASA Photo

Images of Earth and the moon together, taken from various spacecraft, show us what we look like from space.<p>NASA's Cassini spacecraft, which is currently dipping through Saturn's rings in its final days exploring the planet, captured an image of Earth (and its moon) seen as tiny points of light …

Astronomy

Iraq troops aim to tighten noose on Islamic State in Mosul

BAWIZA, Iraq (Reuters) - Iraqi soldiers fighting just north of Mosul, within sight of city neighborhoods, said on Sunday they were ready to tighten the noose around Islamic State militants waging a brutal defense of their Iraqi stronghold.<p>Four weeks into the campaign to crush Islamic State in …

Islamic State (ISIS)

Nato is playing a dangerous game in the Baltic states and Poland

While we in Australia were focused on our national election, a historic Nato summit in Warsaw was going on (Editorial: The Nato summit has refreshed the alliance for troubled times, 11 July) that will impact on global security even more than the current China Sea tensions. Western leaders …

Russia

Iraq puts northern offensive against Islamic State on hold

ERBIL/BAGHDAD, Iraq (Reuters) - An Iraqi army offensive touted as the first phase of a campaign to recapture the northern city of Mosul from Islamic State has been paused until more forces arrive to hold ground, the commander in charge said on Wednesday.<p>Almost three weeks into the operation, Iraqi …

Islamic State (ISIS)

Iraqi forces advance towards western town held by Islamic State

BAGHDAD (Reuters) - Iraq’s counter-terrorism forces backed by army troops and U.S.-led coalition air strikes advanced towards the western town of Hit on Thursday in an attempt to dislodge Islamic State militants, the military said.<p>A senior officer from the counter-terrorism forces, the elite …

Islamic State (ISIS)

North Korea sanctions: Is China enforcing them?

<b>Dandong, China (CNN) —</b> The caravan of trucks rumbles across the narrow bridge, inching along as they wait their turn to enter North Korea.<p>This is the scene every morning from the banks of the Yalu River, in the Chinese border city of Dandong.<p>The trucks, and more specifically the goods within them, …

North Korea

Russian jets hit 158 targets in Syria’s Palmyra

BEIRUT — Russia’s Defense Ministry says its warplanes have carried out 40 air sorties over the past day near the historic Syrian city of Palmyra, supporting a government offensive against Islamic State militants.<p>In a statement Saturday, the ministry said 158 targets were hit, more than 100 …

Islamic State (ISIS)
Military

New $360 million Navy ship breaks down

<b>(CNN) —</b> One of the Navy's newest ships had to be towed more than 40 miles to port after it broke down Friday less than a month after it was commissioned into service.<p>The littoral combat ship USS Milwaukee, which boasts a $360 million price tag, broke down Thursday evening, days after the ship's …

Military

Will Fear Change the Internet? Self-Policing Has Already Started

In an address to the nation on Sunday night, Obama urged "high-tech and law enforcement leaders to make it harder for terrorists to use technology to escape from justice."<p>That was followed by Schmidt, currently executive chairman of Google, who wrote in the New York Times on Monday that we "should …

Internet

Murray plays down concerns over back

Nov 6, 2015<p>Andy Murray played down any injury concerns over his back after battling past Richard Gasquet to reach his first Paris Masters …

U.S. and Russia Sending Weapons to Syria Best-Suited for Shooting at Each Other

Those heartbreaking stories of a youngster killed by a parent’s wayward gun can lead one to wonder: what the heck was Dad thinking? Yet something …

The U.S. navy is testing China's hold on the South China Sea

The United States is sending warships to parts of the South China Sea claimed by China and will continue to do so, U.S. Admiral Harry Harris Jr. said …

U.S. jets intercept Russian planes near aircraft carrier

<b>(CNN) —</b> The U.S. Navy launched four armed fighter jets to intercept two Russian Tu-142 Bear aircraft that were flying near the aircraft carrier USS Ronald Reagan in the Pacific Ocean, the Navy said Thursday.<p>The four F/A-18 fighter jets were sent as "standard operating procedure" to escort planes …

Military

Nigeria: Five suicide bombings kill 34, most of them at mosque

<b>(CNN) —</b> A series of suicide bombings in and around the northern Nigerian city of Maiduguri has killed 34 people, most of them at a mosque that was targeted during evening prayers, the National Emergency Management Agency said Friday.<p>The agency said a total of 49 people were wounded. There has been …

Boko Haram