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China shows off missile 'able to destroy aircraft carriers' at massive WW2 parade

Some 12,000 troops file past President Xi Jinping in Beijing, along with formations of tanks and armoured vehicles as warplanes screamed overhead.<p>China showed off a new missile reportedly capable of destroying an aircraft carrier on Thursday as it flexed its military muscle with a huge parade …

Isis destroys ancient tombs in Palmyra

Antiquities chief says three towers blown up, one dating back to AD44, as apparent attempt to obliterate Syrian city continues<p>Islamic State has destroyed three tower tombs in Palmyra that date back to the first and second centuries, Syria’s antiquities director has said, in what appears to be the …

Archaeology

AP PHOTOS: Kashmiris suffer as India, Pakistan trade fire

But over the last two weeks the villages have been witness to an angry exchange of fire and mortar shells between Indian and Pakistani soldiers. This isn't the first time that these villages have borne the brunt of the animosity between India and archrival Pakistan, and likely won't be the …

Russia’s Mysterious New Submarine

It looks like the Moscow vs. the USS Jimmy Carter. But can the Kremlin afford the ship’s new technology?<p>On August 11 at the port of Severodvinsk in …

Military

BlackBerry to buy competitor Good Technology for $425 million

TORONTO (Reuters) - Canada’s BlackBerry Ltd (BB.TO) said on Friday it will buy rival mobile software provider Good Technology Corp GDTC.O for $425 million, to boost its ability to help corporate clients manage smartphones running on different operating systems.<p>A Blackberry sign is seen in front of …

IT

Mozilla unveils first public preview of Firefox for iPhone, iPad

The preview will first launch in New Zealand but then spread to other countries as Firefox tries to break into the world of iOS.<p>Firefox is taking its next big step at trying to carve out a chunk of the iOS market.<p>The first public preview of the Mozilla browser for iPhones and iPads has started …

Software

Boaters mapping Pacific garbage arrive in San Francisco

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Far away from California's coast, where the Pacific Ocean currents swirl, the blue of the sea was replaced by fishing nets, …

Pollution

Russia, China against imposing will over sovereign states & attempts to rewrite history

Rewriting history shatters the pillars of the world order perpetuated by the UN Charter, Russia’s foreign minister said in an article published in …

Refugees cross into Serbia after leaving Macedonia

Thousands of exhausted refugees from the Middle East, Asia and Africa have crossed on foot from Macedonia into Serbia on their way to the European Union.<p>The rush over the border on Monday came after Macedonia effectively lifted the blockade of its border with Greece on Sunday, after thousands of …

North Africa

European ministers to discuss extra train security measures

Increased security measures on the Amsterdam to Paris high-speed Thalys train were very much in evidence as it pulled into Brussels main station on Monday.<p>The heavily-armed French and Belgian police were a consequence of Friday’s attempted gun attack.<p>Nathalie Pierard, a spokesperson for SNCB, …

'Twin engines’ ready to push recovery as UK takes China slowdown in its stride

The Confederation of British Industry upgrades UK growth forecasts, even as Chinese growth slows<p>Robust investment and strong consumer spending will boost growth this year as Britain's "twin engines" fire up to support the recovery, according to the UK's largest business group.<p>The Confederation of …

Man killed during bull run in Spain pushes death toll to 10 so far for year

As the number of Spanish towns holding bull runs grows to nearly 16,000, the death of a man in his 40s pushes the toll to equal the record of deaths set in 2009<p>A man has died after being struck by a bull, police said on Sunday, the 10th such death in Spain this year, making it one of the deadliest …

Elections

Maritime tribunal rejects Italy's call for India to free marines | Reuters

HAMBURG (Reuters) - An international maritime tribunal on Monday rejected Italy’s request that India provisionally release two marines accused of killing two Indian fishermen, a setback for the Italian government after a three-year legal battle.<p>People hold a banner, which reads: "The sailors must …

North Africa

Battle for Baikal: Raging Siberian wildfires threaten world's biggest freshwater lake

The world’s oldest and deepest lake could face severe damage from wildfires which are burning out of control along its shores. Lake Baikal, home to …

Roommate of Louisiana man who shot state trooper found dead

The roommate of a man arrested in a Louisiana state trooper’s death was found dead on Monday, and the suspect in the trooper’s slaying is also suspected in this case, a sheriff said.<p>The man was found dead in a home he shared with Kevin Daigle, 54, in Moss Bluff, the Calcasieu Parish sheriff, Tony …

New Orleans Saints

Islamic State claims to kill 30 for sodomy, UN meeting told

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The Islamic State extremist group has claimed responsibility for killing at least 30 people for sodomy, the head of an …

LGBTQI

Islamic State evokes more shock with reported destruction of ancient temple

The war against antiquities being waged by<p>Islamic Statemilitants is part of a codified, systematic campaign of cultural annihilation, experts say, that reached a new apex with the demolition of a 1st century temple in Syria.<p>The Sunni Muslim extremists' appetite for destruction of priceless …

Islam

At last it happens: a professor blames ISIS’s sex slavery on the West

We’re used to leftist apologists blaming everything done by Islamic terrorists as the fault of the West and not the result of religious beliefs. This …

Correction: France-Stopping the Wolves story

PARIS (AP) — In a story Aug. 24 about terrorist attacks, The Associated Press incorrectly reported the percentage of attacks for which extremist …

Terrorism

Men's Fashion, Style, Grooming, Fitness, Lifestyle, News & Politics

Style<p>The designer talks about his new line, the state of the industry, and his last days at Band of Outsiders.<p>By Sam Schube10 hours agoView …

White Man March: Liverpool braced for 'biggest neo-Nazi rally in UK' since 1980s

Liverpool council and police have said preparations are in place for the planned march through the streets by white supremacist group National Action.<p>…

ISIS reported to have blown up ancient temple in Palmyra

<b>(CNN) —</b> The burgeoning list of appalling acts by ISIS has grown even longer: The Islamic extremist group has blown up a nearly 2,000-year-old temple in the historic ruins of Palmyra, Syria.<p>UNESCO, the United Nations cultural organization, called the destruction of the Temple of Baalshamin a "war …

Palmyra

Has Nefertiti's tomb finally been found?

<b>(CNN) —</b> A British archaeologist has been given the go-ahead by Egyptian authorities to search Tutankhamun's tomb for the final resting place of Nefertiti.<p>Nicholas Reeves, along with Mamdouh Eldamaty, the country's Minister of Antiquities, and a group of experts will enter the boy king's burial …

Archaeology

The 10 most important things in the world right now

<b>1.</b> Asian stocks have hit two-year lows, The Guardian reports, as the Chinese stock market continues to fall.<p><b>2.</b> Hackers who broke into the extramarital-affairs website Ashley Madison have dumped nearly 10 gigabytes of user data online.<p><b>3.</b> A Bangkok shrine that was targeted in a bomb attack earlier …

Bank of England

Venezuela declares state of emergency along Colombia border | Reuters

CARACAS (Reuters) - Venezuela President Nicolas Maduro on Friday declared a state of emergency along parts of the border with Colombia to restore order after a clash between smugglers and troops left three soldiers wounded.<p>Venezuela's National Guards (bottom) stand in front of Colombia's soldiers …

Venezuela

On the hunt for the Nazi gold train: Inside the Polish tunnels that may hold the bullion

Claims that a long-lost train carrying Nazi gold is close to being found have brought excitement to a Polish town<p>There has always been a bit of gold in the steep, tree-decked hills around Walbrzych in southern <b>Poland.</b> Enough to prompt the opening of a few mines long ago, and enough for tourists to …

History