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Syrian militant group al-Nusra Front has denounced US-led air strikes as "a war against Islam". In an online statement, the al-Qaeda-linked group called on jihadists around the world to target Western
At least 30 people are believed to have died near the peak of a volcano in central Japan that erupted without warning on Saturday, trapping scores of amateur climbers and covering a wide area with thick
Are the two biggest players in the American mortgage arena — Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac — needlessly preventing millions of African Americans, Latinos and young consumers from qualifying for a loan because
It actually takes quite a lot of fossil fuel power to reach the tiny Spanish island of El Hierro. You have to catch a commercial jet flight, a propeller plane and then a ferry to reach what was once the
The past two Sundays I reflected, here and here in 13.7, on my anthropological fieldwork among experts developing a Safety Case supporting what might, in Finland in the early 2020s, become the world's
A treasure hunter from Devon has discovered the biggest hoard of 4th century Roman coins recorded in Britain. Laurence Egerton, a builder, took up metal detecting seven years ago and found 22,000 Roman
Russian energy giant Rosneft says it has discovered oil with its US project partner Exxon Mobil at a controversial well in the Arctic. Drilling was completed in record time, it said, but questions remain
In his new Radio 4 series, Neil MacGregor will tell the history of Germany with a series of objects chosen from his new exhibition, Germany: Memories of a Nation, which opens at the British Museum on October.
Every week, The WorldPost asks an expert to shed light on a topic driving headlines around the world. Today, we turn to Syria and the Islamic State's massive oil revenues. News broke last week that U.S.
When a thing connects to the Internet, three things happen: it becomes smart, it becomes hackable, and it's no longer something you own. Everyone understands what it means to own a plunger. Go to a store,
The full statement from the MoD is contained in a link in this tweet: Ministry of Defence (@DefenceHQ)MOD confirms RAF Tornados return from first armed mission over Iraq, providing intensive surveillance.
Police in riot gear have been deployed to the streets of Hong Kong, where thousands of protesters are calling for free elections. Police used tear gas and pepper spray to try to clear the city's central