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Barnacles could help unlock the mystery of Malaysia Airlines Flight 370

Investigators searching for clues about what caused the missing Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 to go down, and where, may have a surprising helper at their disposal: barnacles, those small crustaceans that attach themselves to things that dwell in the sea like whales or, well, airplane wreckage.<p>The …

Pocket-sized personal transporters could soon be seen on the streets of Tokyo

<i>(Reuters)</i> — A Japanese engineer has developed a portable transporter small enough to be carried in a backpack that he says is the world’s first ‘car in a bag’.<p>Twenty-six-year-old Kuniako Saito and his team at Cocoa Motors recently unveiled the lithium battery-powered “WalkCar” transporter, which is …

Portable

MH370 Search: Storm Could Wash More Debris Onto Reunion Beaches

SAINT-DENIS, Reunion — Several days of high winds will whip across the Indian Ocean island where a suspected MH370 wing component was found, raising the prospect that more debris could be washed ashore.<p>Gales were blowing across the French territory of Reunion on Monday, churning the tropical waters …

Weather

Apple is preparing to launch a voicemail service that will use Siri to transcribe your messages

Apple's proposed solution is both incredibly simple and incredibly clever: People like to <i>leave</i> voicemails (it's often quicker to orally deliver your information than it is to type it in a text message). But they don't like to <i>receive</i> voicemails (it's a lot quicker to read a text than it is to listen …

American hunter defends killing giraffe: They are 'very dangerous animals'

An American hunter who shot and killed a range of animals in South Africa's Kruger National Park last week and then shared her "kill shots" on …

MH370 Mystery: Suitcase Found on Reunion Island to Be Tested for DNA

Technicians will look for DNA on a suitcase fragment found on Reunion Island, the French territory where plane debris possibly connected to missing Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370 washed up, officials say.<p>The National Gendarmerie Press office confirmed to NBC News that the suitcase piece was sent to …

Airplanes

Volcano Erupts in Chile: Pictures

San Francisco Bay Area

Countdown appears to start for execution of foreigners in Indonesia

JAKARTA (UPDATE) - Indonesia has asked foreign embassies to send representatives to a maximum security prison for the expected execution of 10 drug …

China runway on disputed island could increase tensions with U.S.

BEIJING — China is building a concrete runway on an island in the South China Sea’s contested waters that will be capable of handling military aircraft when finished, satellite images released Thursday show.<p>The first section of the runway appears like a piece of gray ribbon on an image taken last …

Italy accused of bringing in Islamist 'terrorists' after Christians thrown into sea

Italian police are investigating claims by 100 other asylum seekers that Christian refugees drowned after Muslim migrants threw them overboard<p>A dozen Christian asylum seekers drowned in the Mediterranean after they were thrown overboard by Muslim migrants in a furious row fueled by “religious …

Ivory Coast

Fear of anti-foreigner violence in South Africa is spreading to Johannesburg

At least five people have died in a wave of violence against foreigners in Durban, South Africa, while thousands more were driven out of their homes in the coastal city. Hundreds of miles away, in the commercial hub of Johannesburg, immigrant shopkeepers fearing copycat attacks have closed their …

South Africa

Exclusive: Relatives of Boston Marathon Bomber Break Their Silence

Throughout the trial of Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, the 21-year-old who was convicted last week of bombing the Boston Marathon in 2013, his family resisted …

Congress first asked Hillary Clinton about personal email use in 2012, letter shows

Hillary Clinton ignored questions from congressional investigators in December 2012 about her use of a personal e-mail account while secretary of state.<p>The latest revelation comes days after Clinton announced her candidacy for the 2016 Democratic presidential nomination. The announcement followed …

Former British diplomat claims Clinton oversaw 'dysfunctional' mission in Iraq

A former British diplomat has claimed that Hillary Clinton oversaw a "dysfunctional" U.S. diplomatic mission in Iraq during her tenure as Secretary of State in a book due to be published next month.<p>Britain's Daily Telegraph reported late Tuesday that Emma Sky, a former political adviser to U.S. …

Yemen's home grown anti-war movement

<b>As fighting continues across Yemen and the situation becomes increasingly desperate for civilians trapped near the front lines, a group of activists are pinning their hopes on a social media campaign.</b><p>It's a small but growing movement online - Yemenis inside and outside the country saying #KefayaWar …

Hillary Clinton launches second presidential bid

<b>(CNN) —</b> Hillary Clinton put an end to months of speculation on Sunday by officially announcing her candidacy for president, giving the former secretary of state another shot at cracking the highest glass ceiling in American politics.<p>The initial word came in an email to supporters from John Podesta, …

Government