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NASA press release says our solar system has a 9th planet

Planet Nine<p>Earlier this month, NASA issued a press release stating that it’s likely that our solar system has a ninth planet—even if it’s proving …

China Attacks Pentagon Report, Laments U.S. ‘Cold War Mentality’

Beijing dismisses Defense Department warning about Chinese military’s ambitions outside Asia<p>BEIJING—China pushed back against a Pentagon warning about the Chinese military’s growing ambitions outside Asia, calling the U.S. report “irresponsible” and saying China’s defense policy was aimed at …

China

Russia: U.S. strike on pro-Syria government forces violates international law - Ifax

MOSCOW (Reuters) - Tuesday’s air strike launched by the United States in Syria against Iranian-backed fighters who support the Damascus regime violates international law, Interfax news agency quoted Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Sergei Ryabkov as saying on Wednesday.<p>A Syrian military source said …

Israeli Forces Open Fire on Gaza Stone-Throwers, Kill One Palestinian

Israeli soldiers opened fire at Palestinians who were throwing stones near the border fence in the Gaza Strip on Tuesday, killing one man and …

Kabul Truck Bomb Death Toll Rises Above 150

A truck bomb that struck the heart of the Afghan capital last week killed more than 150 people, the country's President Ashraf Ghani said Tuesday, making it one of the deadliest single attacks in the country since the 2001 U.S.-led invasion.<p>The Associated Press reported Ghani's remarks which were …

China deployed nuclear-capable missiles to ground targets in US west coast, Pentagon says

Pentagon disclosed the deployment in its annual report to Congress on China's military.<p>It noted that China's expanding military will seek to locate …

Tehran attacks: Isis claims responsibility for 'first major attack on Iran'

Isis has claimed responsibility for twin attacks at the Iranian parliament and the tomb of Ayatollah Khomeini in Tehran, its first major terror …

France seeks UN backing to fight jihadists in West Africa

France on Tuesday asked the UN Security Council to authorize the deployment of a five-nation African military force to fight jihadists in the Sahel region.<p>A draft resolution circulated to the 15-member council would give the Sahel force a UN mandate to "use all necessary means" to "combat …

North Korea Fires More Missiles as Seoul Puts Off U.S. Defense System

TOKYO — North Korea fired several cruise missiles from its east coast on Thursday, the South Korean military said. It was the country’s fourth missile test in four weeks, and it occurred just a day after South Korea’s new president said his government was suspending the deployment of an American …

Twin Attacks Hit Iran's Parliament And Khomeini Mausoleum; ISIS Claims Responsibility

Two teams of attackers used gunfire and explosives to strike Iran's parliament and the mausoleum of Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini in Tehran on Wednesday, according to state media. The twin attacks killed at least 12 people and wounded 42 others.<p>"Deputy Interior Minister Hossein Zolfaqari said that …

Germany to Withdraw Forces From Incirlik Base in Turkey

BERLIN — Germany said on Wednesday that it would withdraw its forces from a military base in southern Turkey after the government of President Recep Tayyip Erdogan refused to guarantee visits to forces there by German lawmakers, deepening a rift between the NATO allies.<p>The decision by the German …

5 Arab Nations Move to Isolate Qatar, Putting the U.S. in a Bind

BEIRUT, Lebanon — For years, the tiny, energy-rich country of Qatar has carved out a niche in the Arab world by trying to be everything to everyone. It housed an American military base and flooded the region’s airwaves with its influential media, all while keeping close ties to Iran and a wide …

Middle East

Pro-Assad alliance threatens to hit U.S. positions in Syria

BEIRUT (Reuters) - A military alliance fighting in support of President Bashar al-Assad threatened on Wednesday to hit U.S. positions in Syria, warning its “self-restraint” over U.S. air strikes would end if Washington crossed “red lines”.<p>FILE PHOTO: Syria's President Bashar al-Assad speaks during …

The 1967 Arab-Israeli war took six days. But 50 years later, it’s still not over.

<i>Want smart analysis of the most important news in your inbox every weekday along with other global reads, interesting ideas and opinions to know? Sign up for the Today's WorldView newsletter.</i><p>This week marks the 50th anniversary of the Six-Day War, the swift, epochal conflict in which Israel …

US-led coalition strikes pro-Syrian regime forces

<b>(CNN) —</b> The US-led coalition announced Tuesday that it targeted pro-Syrian regime forces that entered a "well-established de-confliction zone in southern Syria."<p>"Despite previous warnings, pro-regime forces entered the agreed-upon de-confliction zone with a tank, artillery, anti-aircraft weapons, …

Middle East

Pentagon report cites China military buildup around world

WASHINGTON (AP) — China's construction of a military outpost in Djibouti is just the first of what will likely be an ongoing expansion in friendly …

China

At Least 12 Killed in Pair of Terrorist Attacks in Iran

Armed assailants, including some disguised as women, stunned Iran on Wednesday with brazen attacks on the Parliament building and the tomb of its revolutionary founder, the worst terrorist strike to hit the Islamic republic in years.<p>At least 12 people were killed and 46 were wounded in the …

Extremism

Tech has taken the work out of couponing. Here’s how to save big with little effort.

By Elisabeth Leamy<p>, Writer<p>What if I told you there’s a new way to use coupons that’s easy and can save you 50 percent or more on your groceries? The average family of four spends as much as $15,364 annually on groceries, according to the U.S. Agriculture Department, so that’s a potential savings of …

Personal Finance

As ISIS retreats in Syria, U.S. and Iran scramble for control

BEIRUT — U.S.- and Iran-backed forces are locked in a race to take Islamic State strongholds in southeastern Syria and seize a stretch of land that will either cement Tehran’s regional ambitions or stifle them.<p>The scramble for pole position in Deir al-Zour province is likely to be one of the most …

On this day in AD 455: the beginning of the end for Rome

On 2 June AD 455, Gaiseric and his Vandals arrived at Rome’s gates. What followed was two weeks that shook the world.<p>At least that’s how it’s often told. In fact, it was a lot less dramatic.<p>The Vandals were the second group of “barbarians” to sack Rome. The first attack had come on 24 August 410, …

Secret Mexican diary sheds light on Spanish Inquisition

<b>A story of torture, betrayal and persecution is captivating Mexicans almost 500 years after it happened.</b><p>The dramatic life and death of the Carvajal family in 16th-Century Mexico is in the spotlight after a decades-long search for a national treasure came to an unexpected happy ending.<p>Luis de …

Replicas

Indonesian police kill bomber, investigate for link to IS sympathizers

JAKARTA (Reuters) - Indonesian police killed a militant on Monday after he detonated a small bomb in the city of Bandung and authorities said they were investigating whether he had links to a radical network sympathetic to Islamic State.<p>Police are seen outside a local government office following an …

Kim Jong Un 'ordered' half brother's killing, South Korean intelligence says

<b>(CNN) —</b> Two North Korean ministries orchestrated the plot to kill Kim Jong Nam on the orders of his half-brother, North Korea's leader Kim Jong Un, South Korea's spy agency has said.<p>Lawmakers in Seoul, who were briefed by the country's intelligence officials, said the North's foreign ministry and …

North Korea

Pentagon chief presented counter-IS plan to White House

WASHINGTON (AP) — Defense Secretary Jim Mattis on Monday gave the White House a plan to "rapidly defeat" the Islamic State group, a Pentagon …

Middle East

North Korea's Kim Jong Nam Killed With VX, the 'Most Toxic Weapon Ever'

The half-brother of North Korean dictator Kim Jong Un was assassinated using the deadliest nerve agent ever created.<p>VX is a chemical so potent that the United Nations classes it as a weapon of mass destruction.<p>Malaysian police revealed Friday that Kim Jong Nam's body contained traces of VX, a …

Will China Go To War Over South China Sea? Structures To House Surface-To-Air Missiles Near Completion

China is close to finishing the construction of structures capable of housing long range surface-to-air missiles on the artificial islands in the …

Iraqi Shiite militias push to take villages west of Mosul

BAGHDAD (AP) — Iraq's government-sanctioned paramilitary forces, made up mainly of Shiite militiamen, launched a new push Wednesday to capture …

Islam

War In Europe? NATO Troops In Kosovo To Remain Till Necessary, Military Alliance’s Top Official Says

NATO will keep its troops in Kosovo "for as long as it's necessary," a top official of the 28-nation military alliance said Tuesday during a visit to …

Philippine minister doubtful of China row resolution 'during our lifetime'

MANILA (Reuters) - The foreign minister of the Philippines expressed doubt on Wednesday that a maritime sovereignty dispute with China could be resolved “during our lifetime”, so it was better to set it aside, engage Beijing and avoid an armed confrontation.<p>FILE PHOTO - An aerial photo taken though …