Kendra Bergenstock

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Before explosion, NASA knew aging Soviet engines posed risks

Years beforean unmanned rocket erupted in a fireball in October,<p>NASAofficials knew the metal in its 50-year-old Soviet-made engines could crack, causing fuel to leak and ignite, government documents show.<p>As early as 2008, a NASA committee warned about the "substantial" risk of using the decades-old …

Space Exploration

Four fighters from Houthi-led militia die in bombing, army officer shot in Yemen | Reuters

ADEN, Yemen (Reuters) - A senior army officer was shot dead in southeastern Yemen and four fighters from a Houthi-led militia that controls much of Yemen died in a bomb attack on a guest house south of the capital Sanaa on Sunday, state media reported.<p>Yemen has been in turmoil since 2011 when an …

Middle East

Boko Haram seizes army base in Nigeria town of Baga

<b>The militant group Boko Haram has seized a town and key multinational military base in north-eastern Nigeria, officials and eyewitnesses say.</b><p>A senator in Borno state said troops had abandoned the base in the town of Baga after it was attacked on Saturday.<p>Residents of Baga, who fled by boat to …

Africa

Ukraine rebel 'Batman' battalion commander killed

KIEV, Ukraine (AP) — A Ukrainian security official says a prominent rebel commander in the separatist eastern region of Luhansk has been killed.<p>A …

Russia

Afghanistan's first lady steps into public eye with rural aid effort

To reach this remote district, a nine-person team from the Afghan presidential palace recently drove across rough, mountainous terrain where rock-covered paths turned to icy roads that repeatedly pushed their Toyota pickups to their limits.<p>When they reached a high school in Ruyi Du Ab, a two-hour …

Afghanistan

Yemen report highlights turmoil's human cost

At least 7,000 people were killed in Yemen in 2014, including at least 1,200 civilians, three times the level of deaths from when the current turmoil began in 2011, according to a Yemeni think-tank's report.<p>It is now thought that Shia Houthi fighters are controlling about 70 percent of army's …

Ali Abdullah Saleh

Several killed in Iraq clashes

At least 11 Iraqi soldiers and allied fighters have been killed and 61 others injured in fighting with ISIL in the north of the Iraqi capital, Al Jazeera sources have said.<p>Fierce fighting took place on Sunday in the Sayed Ghareeb area in Al-Dujail district south of Salah El-din province in Iraq.<p>One …

Islamic State (ISIS)

U.S., allies conduct air strikes in Syria, Iraq against Islamic State | Reuters

(Reuters) - The United States and its allies conducted seven air strikes on Islamic State targets in Syria and Iraq, the Combined Joint Task Force said on Sunday.<p>Six of the air strikes hit Islamic State positions near Kobani, Syria, and one struck near Mosul, Iraq, the task force said in a …

Middle East

Man With Knife In Skull For Hours 'Wasn't Aware Of It'

When a Brazilian taxi driver got into a bar brawl, he didn't know when the fight actually came to a head -- his head.<p>Juacelo Nunes de Oliveira, 39, was stabbed during an argument, and it took more than three hours before he realized there was a blade running through his skull to his jaw bone, CNN …