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China and Russia plan joint military drills in South China Sea

China's military said Thursday it will hold joint exercises with Russian forces in the South China Sea, following a recent arbitration ruling that rejected Beijing's claim to almost the entire strategic body of water.<p>The air and sea drills will be held sometime in September and are aimed at …

Feature: THAAD deployment in S.Korea causes outcry from students

Feature: THAAD deployment in S.Korea causes outcry from students<p>Source: Xinhua 2016-07-26 17:14:03<p>By Yoo Seungki<p>SEOUL, July 26 (Xinhua) -- Decision …

Pope Francis condemns killing of French priest, saying ‘world is at war’

KRAKOW, Poland — Pope Francis denounced recent terrorist attacks as part of a “piecemeal war” comparable to the previous century’s world wars, saying …

Pope Francis

Turkey discharges 1,700 military officers, shuts down dozens of media outlets

Turkey was riding high in 2010, casting its brand of Islamic piety, Western-style democracy and economic growth as a regional model amid popular upheavals in the Mideast and North Africa.<p>Six years later, it is mired in tension with neighbors and allies, dominated by a president seeking to increase …

South Asia

Toss Turkey Out Of NATO: U.S. Doesn't Need Civilian Dictatorship Or Military Junta

Turkey’s brief democratic moment is ending. The rise of Recep Tayyip Erdogan and the Development and Justice Party (AKP) in 2002 signaled the collapse of the militarized secular republic created by Mustafa Kemal Ataturk. The failed coup of two weeks ago killed the semi-liberal democracy that …

Geopolitics

Turkish military says coup-plotting soldiers account for 1.5 percent of force | Reuters

ISTANBUL (Reuters) - The Turkish military said on Wednesday that 8,651 soldiers took part in a failed attempt to overthrow the government earlier this month, accounting for about 1.5 percent of the army.<p>People react near a military vehicle during an attempted coup in Ankara, Turkey, July 16, 2016. …

Pope Francis: 'The world is in a state of war'

However, speaking to reporters aboard the plane taking him to Krakow for the start of an Catholic youth jamboree, he said he was not talking about a war of religion, but rather one of domination of peoples and economic interests.<p>After his arrival under heavy security in Krakow, the pope also took …

Air raids in Syria hit Aleppo medical facilities: activists

Government air raids struck at least five medical facilities in the northern province of Aleppo, where violence has intensified in recent weeks amid a siege by government forces, Syrian opposition activists said Sunday.<p>The activists said the air raids began late Saturday night and continued until …

Natural disasters in China kill more than 800 since June | Reuters

BEIJING (Reuters) - More than 800 people have died and about 200 are missing in a series of natural disasters that have struck China since June, the worst casualty figures since a similar period in 2011, state media said on Tuesday.<p>An aerial view shows that roads and fields are flooded in Xingtai, …

North Korea accuses Seoul of 'cunning plot' to release snakes over border

Soldiers sceptical after unseasonably high numbers of reptiles lead Pyongyang to suspect South Korean infiltration<p>North Korean border patrol guards have been ordered to capture snakes apparently released by South Korea to wreak havoc in its northern neighbour, sources have claimed.<p>Pyongyang is said …

North Korea

Actors, delegates protest on quiet Day 3 of Dem convention

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Actors and delegates took center stage in smaller and more subdued protests by Bernie Sanders supporters on a mostly quiet Day 3 …

Transgender Woman To Make History At Democratic Convention

Sarah McBride is the first trans person to speak at a major party convention.<p>PHILADELPHIA ― Sarah McBride has never even been to a party convention. But she’s speaking at the Democratic National Convention on Thursday, and when she does, she’ll make history.<p>At just 25, McBride will be the first …

After Wasting $60 Million, the Iraqi Prime Minister Has Finally Banned Fake Bomb Detectors

July 26, 2016 by Hemant Mehta<p>Of all the ways money has been wasted by Iraqi security forces, one of the most frustrating has been the purchase of …

Islam

What the Olympic doping scandal says about the decline of Putin's Russia

Drug taking in sport can be seen as a metaphor for the country’s ills: denial, bluster and blame providing a recipe for isolation and stagnation<p>Moscow has dodged a bullet with the International Olympic Committee’s decision not to impose a blanket ban on its athletes, but there is no doubt that the …

China denies demolitions at centre for Tibetan Buddhist learning | Reuters

BEIJING (Reuters) - Chinese authorities are renovating one of the world’s largest centres of learning for Tibetan Buddhism to prevent overcrowding and fires, a state-run newspaper said on Tuesday, denying Tibetan rights groups’ charges of demolition and evictions.<p>A view shows the settlements of …

Why Did The Munich Killer Beg Us To See Him As German?

Around and around we go.<p>Yesterday, an 18-year old man named David Ali Sonboly, born and raised in Germany with an Iranian immigrant background, carried out a shooting in Munich during which he yelled "I Am German!", complained about being bullied for years, reportedly made disparaging remarks about …

DNC Email Hack: Why Vladimir Putin Hates Hillary Clinton

If Russia is indeed behind the damaging leak of Democratic Party emails on the eve of its national convention, it’s not just because President Vladimir Putin likes Republican nominee Donald Trump and his pro-Russian views, former U.S. officials and experts tell NBC News.<p>It’s because the former KGB …

Trump: The president Russia wants?

Russia involved in the US presidential race?<p>It's a pattern that Anne Applebaum has seen before. Russia has been successful before with hacks like the break-in of the Democratic National Committee's email system or in interfering in myriad other ways with foreign elections, says Applebaum, a foreign …

Russia

Leaks Show DNC Asked White House To Reward Donors With Slots On Boards And Commissions

by Alec Goodwin<p><i>The Wikileaks release of Democratic National Committee emails has roiled the first days of the party's presidential nominating convention in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Rex Features)</i><p>Email exchanges involving top officials at the Democratic National Committee released along with private …

The Obamas And The White House's Slave Legacy

In her speech Monday night at the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia, Michelle Obama said she wakes up "every morning in a house that was built by slaves." She spoke about the feeling of watching her daughters, "two beautiful, intelligent, black young women playing with their dogs on …

Bill Clinton Repays His Debt

Four decades after he asked his wife to set aside her own ambitions, he asked Americans to return her to the White House in her own right.<p>On Tuesday night, Bill Clinton spoke before thousands of delegates at the Democratic National Convention, and did his best to repay a debt he’d incurred 45 years …

The U.S. Military Is Patrolling Djibouti With Robot Golf Carts

A simple machine, in the works for 30 years.<p>At the best of times, military patrol duty is equally boring and important. Physically being in a place reminds others that the military is there, armed and ready to take action. It’s a good way to watch a lot of space for signs of hostile activity, but …

Normandy, Istanbul, Dhaka, Nice, Baghdad, Orlando: WHY?

<b>(CNN) —</b> Mass casualty terrorist attacks in Orlando, at the Istanbul airport, at a café in Bangladesh, a market in Baghdad, the Bastille Day celebration in Nice, and on Tuesday the murder of an elderly priest in Normandy, all carried out by ISIS or in the name of ISIS. And that's just in the past …

Islam

Scientists Think They’ve Found the Ancient Ancestor of All Life on Earth

Meet LUCA, the shared relative of you and me and everything else.<p>As early as 3.8 billion years ago, life arose from the toxic waters of Earth's primordial slurry. Our ancient ancestor wasn't large, or complex, or even multicellular. As far as scientists know, it was probably just a single-celled …

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The human instinct on considering horrors such as those that have taken place in France and Germany in recent days is to look for a pattern, a single narrative thread that can go some way to explaining the seemingly inexplicable.<p>The bloody killing of an 86-year-old priest in Normandy invites such …

People in Turkey reportedly scrambled to withdraw money during the unrest

The Turkish military reportedly staged a coup on Friday night, deploying military into the streets of Istanbul and Ankara, Turkey's largest city and capital, respectively.<p>At one point, people in Turkey were reportedly scrambling to withdraw money from ATMs.<p>On Twitter, we saw several reporters and …