Harvey McCluskey

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1,000 Asian Extremists Are Waging Jihad in the Middle East, Says the Pentagon

The U.S. military believes at least 1,000 jihadist fighters have been inspired to leave their homes in Asia to fight with militant groups across the …

Political prisoners routinely tortured in Uzbekistan: Human Rights Watch

ALMATY (Reuters) - Torture of political prisoners is widespread in ex-Soviet Uzbekistan, a Central Asian country courted by the West as a transit point for forces fighting in Afghanistan, the U.S. campaign group Human Rights Watch said in a report on Friday.<p>President Islam Karimov, 76, tolerates no …

Kurdish Activists Mobilize Against Islamic State

Locals honour murdered mountaineer while French Muslims express outrage

Residents of St Martin Vesubie near Nice turned out in their hundreds to honour the memory of Herve Gourdel, one of their own.<p>The mountaineer’s murder by extremists in Algeria allied to the self-styled Islamic State has led to heightened security in France. Gourdel’s family appealed for “dignity …

Wingsuit pilots fly at 125mph under bridge on side of mountain – video

The world's most renowned wingsuit pilots, Jokke Sommer, Espen Fadnes and Ludovic Woerth spent a year looking for the perfect flight. This is one of their most memorable moments: a never-before-attempted flight under the bridge of the Aiguille du Midi in Chamonix at Mont Blanc, France. Since making …

Human flight: wingsuit team BASE jump the Eiger

Members of the Royal British Legion Extreme Human Flight Team use wingsuits to fly along the north ridge of the Eiger in the Swiss Alps.<p>The team, known as Jump4Heroes, observed a two minute silence in honour of the British Armed Forces before leaping from the edge of the <b>mountain</b>.<p>Former Warrant …

Is this most exhilarating wingsuit flight ever captured on camera?

Watch breathtaking footage of the late Brian Drake and fellow wingsuit jumper Vincent Descols as they fly down a mountainside, narrowly avoiding rocks and ravines<p>In a tragic accident earlier this year, American wingsuit jumper Brian Drake and two of his colleagues were <b>killed while attempting a jump</b> …

Wingsuit flyers thrill crowds at China air show – video

Wingsuit flyers thrill crowds during China's 2014 Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association Fly-in Fair in Inner Mongolia, north China. A group of three wingsuit flyers jump out of a helicopter from a height of 2,000 metres, reaching speeds of up to 190km/h. The extreme sport, which developed from …

Squirrel Wingsuits

You know that dream where you're flying across the sky, soaring effortlessly without the aid of a vehicle? Fortunately, it doesn't have to be a …

Headcam footage of wingsuit flying in Norway

Point of view footage of a wingsuit basejumper flying down a mountainside in Norway, not for the faint-hearted<p>Incredible point of view footage from wingsuit base jumper, Magnus N.<p>In the video he plunged straight down a mountainside rockdrop at Jostedalsbreen National Park in Stryn, <b>Norway</b>.<p>Get to see …

Watch These Wingsuit Daredevils Make Risky Jumps for Internet Fame

Wingsuit flying – a sport in which people glide through the air while wearing a specialized suit – was first attempted in Switzerland in 2003.<p>More …

Wingsuit jumper flies perilously close to the ground

Watch dramatic footage of wingsuit jumper Vincent Descols precision flying down a mountainside in the Alps<p>Barely a month seems to pass at the moment without the release of a stunning new video that documents wingsuit fliers pushing the boundaries of what can be achieved in their chosen field of …

Wingsuiter Jeb Corliss flies through 10ft gap in cliff at 100mph in China

American wingsuiter Jeb Corliss has completed a "flying dagger" jump by gliding through a 10ft fissure in a mountain in China at 100mph.<p>Corliss, 37, was filmed leaping from a helicopter with his wingsuit and flying through the 10ft gap in the rock of Langshan Mountain, in <b>Zhejiang Province</b>.<p>The crack …

Christian Pastor Accused of Blasphemy Killed in Pakistan Jail

ISLAMABAD, Pakistan — A Pakistani police officer shot two men in jail on Thursday, killing one accused of blasphemy and wounding another condemned to death on the same charge, lawyers and an activist said. Christian pastor Zafar Bhatti was killed and 70-year-old Briton Muhammad Asghar, who has a …

Iraqi woman activist killed by Islamic State

BAGHDAD (AP) — Militants with the Islamic State group tortured and then publicly killed a human rights lawyer in the Iraqi city of Mosul after their …

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‘This is Awesome’: The Bluegrass Cover of AC/DC’s ‘Thunderstruck’ You’ll Be ‘Replaying Again and Again’

Get ready for a musical treat.<p>The bluegrass group Steve’n’Seagulls published a cover of AC/DC’s famous “Thunderstruck” just days ago — and it’s gone mega-viral.<p>[sharequote align=”center”]”This is awesome, if you love AC/DC you must have a listen.”[/sharequote]<p>Since uploading the music video to …

Video Shows Rabid Bat’s Wild Attack on an Oregon Man Playing Guitar by a Campfire

An Oregon man was attempting to play his guitar at a campsite last week when he was attacked and bitten by a rabid bat in broad daylight.<p>It’s not hard to see why the aerial assault, which was captured on camera, is now going viral.<p>Watch Guitarist Get Attacked by Rabid Bat:<p>KATU, a local television …

Aerial Dancers Perform Elegant Vertical Waltz on the Side of Oakland’s City Hall

Two daring dancers perform a dizzying vertical dance on the side of an 18-story City Hall building in this incredible video filmed by GoPro. Amelia Rudolph and Roel Seeber, who are part of the Bandaloop vertical choreography dance company, recently staged this “waltz on the walls” for the annual …

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The Design Constraint That Gave Dale Carnegie’s Classic Self-Help Book Its Catchy Title

It’s one of the best-selling self-help books of all time. And because of a design constraint, it was nearly called something else.<p>Dale Carnegie had originally planned to title his 1936 advice book <i>How to Make Friends and Influence People</i>, according to a recent biography of the famed self-help guru. …

Why India's Mars Orbiter Mission Cost Less Than 'Gravity' Movie

When India's Mars Orbiter Mission went into orbit around the Red Planet, the achievement made good on a boast as big as Bollywood.<p>"Our program stands out as the most cost-effective," Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi said during a June visit to mission control in Bangalore. "There is this story …

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<b>Making Legs For Future Robotic Animal Assistants</b><p>University of South Florida computer engineer Luther Palmer is working on one of the big problems in …

Chinese Court Jails Uighur Scholar For Life on 'Separatism' Charge

The Obama administration expressed its outrage Tuesday after a Chinese court sentenced the country’s most prominent advocate for the rights of Muslim Uighur people to life in prison. Economics professor Ilham Tohti, 44, stood trial for two days last week on separatism charges in the western region …

Tasty or addictive? Chinese restaurant serves noodles laced with opium poppy

The noodles were not just tasty. They were addictive.<p>A Chinese noodle vendor in northern Shaanxi province has been detained for 10 days after admitting he added powdered poppy plant — from which opium is made --- to his dishes to keep customers coming back, Chinese media has reported.<p>The owner said …

Europe-wide organized crime sweep nets 1,000 suspects: Europol

THE HAGUE (Reuters) - European police made more than 1,000 arrests in a 10-day, continent-wide sweep against organized crime this month that netted suspected people traffickers and cocaine smugglers, law enforcement officials said on Wednesday.<p>The operation was carried out in towns, airports and …

The F-22, world's priciest fighter jet, finally flies in combat

After nearly a decade of being derided as dangerous to fly and an example of wasteful military spending, the radar-evading F-22 fighter jet flew in combat for the first time in this week's U.S.-led airstrikes in Syria.<p>The Pentagon said it used the stealthy warplane in coordinated strikes with other …

Ebola-hit nations may 'face collapse'

<b>The Ebola outbreak threatens to become a political crisis that could unravel years of effort to stabilise West Africa, a think tank has warned.</b><p>"The worst-hit countries now face widespread chaos and, potentially, collapse," the International Crisis Group (ICG) said.<p>The world's largest outbreak of …

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