Lynn Higuera

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Assignment of a Lifetime: Riding in a U-2 Spy Plane at the Edge of Space

Back in 2010, San Francisco-based photographer Christopher Michel received a once-in-a-lifetime photo assignment from the US Navel Institute: to ride …

U2

ISIS forces launch multiple attacks on Kurdish territory in Iraq, officials say

ISIS militants launched about 15 near-simultaneous attacks on Kurdish forces in northern Iraq on Monday in what Kurdish government officials and the news agency Rudaw said was a fierce and renewed push for territory.<p>ISIS also launched attacks against Mosul Dam, a strategic prize, and also renewed …

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Monster 250 gallon aquarium built into basement wall with Oscars

Aquariums

Oscar Fish Laying Eggs While Male Fertilizes Them - See the Eggs Being Laid!

Eggs

Cease-fire announced in Mideast conflict

After weeks of fighting and hundreds of deaths, some semblance of peace may be coming to the Middle East -- at least temporarily.<p>U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon and U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry announced Thursday that an unconditional humanitarian cease-fire will begin at 8 a.m. Friday in …

How did this happen? Iraq, Syria, Gaza and Libya all in flames

Each day, they live in fear.<p>Sometimes it's the fear of rockets dropping from the sky. Sometimes it's violent fundamentalists taking over their cities. Sometimes it's the barrel bombs stuffed with TNT and nails.<p>Exactly what horror they face depends on which border they live within.<p>Syria, Iraq, Gaza, …

Christians flee Iraq's Mosul after Islamists tell them: convert, pay or die

Iraqi Christians leave city en masse after Islamist militants threatened to kill them unless they converted to Islam or paid a 'protection tax'<p>Christian families streamed out of the northern Iraqi city of Mosul on Saturday after Islamist fighters said they would be killed if they did not pay a …

Isis militants 'seize Iraq monastery and expel monks'

<b>Islamist militants in Iraq are reported to have seized an ancient monastery near Mosul and expelled the monks.</b><p>Local residents said monks at the Mar Behnam monastery were allowed to take only the clothes they were wearing.<p>The monastery, which dates from the 4th Century, is a major Christian landmark …

ISIS Torches 1800-Year-Old Mosul Church After Expelling Christians

This article is from the archive of our partner .<p>While details of the recent expulsion of the Christian community in Mosul have been well-documented …

Purged by ISIS, Iraq's Christians appeal to world for help

Iraqi Christians are begging for help from the civilized world after Mosul, the northern city where they have lived and worshiped for 2,000 years, was purged of non-Muslims by ISIS, the jihadist terror group that claims to have established its own nation in the region.<p>Assyrian Christians, including …

From Russia With Love: Fighter Jets and Attack Helicopters Delivered to Iraq

Russia has started sending military helicopters and fighter jets to Iraq, according to Interfax news agency.<p>The report comes after Iraq's defence …

The ISIS Crackdown on Women, by Women

ISIS's all-female brigade and the slowly growing role of female jihadis<p>Reports yesterday that ISIS had mandated female circumcision in the Iraqi city of Mosul quickly went viral and were almost as quickly debunked. The claim that the group now calling itself the Islamic State had issued a fatwa …

Has Last Christian Left Iraqi City of Mosul After 2,000 Years?

QARAQOSH, Iraq -- Samer Kamil Yacub was alone when four Islamist militants carrying AK-47s arrived at his front door and ordered him to leave the city.<p>The 70-year-old Christian had failed to comply with a decree issued by the Islamic State of Iraq and al-Sham (ISIS). Yacub's hometown of Mosul had …

Portugal: huge cocaine shipment found in boxes of supermarket bananas

Portuguese police have seized 237 kilograms of cocaine inside shipments of bananas from Colombia.<p>The boxes of fruit had been delivered to a warehouse in the north of the country and then distributed seven branches of the German supermarket chain Lidl.<p>Portuguese media reported that the police were …