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‘Bivy Stick’ Turns Your Smartphone Into a Satellite Messenger

Where there were once desperate shouts into the wilderness, there are now two-way satellite messengers. The Bivy Stick is the latest in a crop of …

Camping

‘They tie your hands to a pole, then the sodomising starts’: detainees in Yemeni prisons reveal rampant sexual torture

The 15 officers who arrived at the prison in southern Yemen hid their faces behind head dresses, but their accents were clearly foreign – from the …

Samsung Galaxy X folding phone could cost twice as much as iPhone X

Apple and Samsung are both supposedly working on foldable phones. The Korean company will get its out first though, but hold onto your wallet, it’s going to be shockingly expensive.<p>An analyst predicts that this device, allegedly called the Galaxy X, will cost about 2M Korean won, or $1815. That’s …

Samsung Galaxy

Exclusive: U.S. sending 1,600 immigration detainees to federal prisons

WASHINGTON/SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - U.S. authorities are transferring into federal prisons about 1,600 Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) detainees, officials told Reuters on Thursday, in the first large-scale use of federal prisons to hold detainees amid a Trump administration crackdown on …

Immigration

Man Registers AR in CA, Charged With 12 Felonies After House Raid

California resident Jeffrey Scott Kirschenmann attempted to comply with his state’s new law that said he had to register his “assault-style weapon” …

The Pentagon Can’t Account for $21 Trillion (That’s Not a Typo)

Twenty-one trillion dollars.The Pentagon’s own numbers show that it can’t account for $21 trillion. Yes, I mean trillion with a “T.” And this could …

These are the 15 countries with the most troops ready to fight right now

Head-to-head comparisons of militaries are hard to make. Each force brings different capabilities to the table and excels in different environments.<p>Global Firepower's 2017 Military Strength Ranking tries to compensate for those differences by drawing on more than 50 factors — among them diversity …

Lies and Deception

At 4am on April 14, the United States, France and the United Kingdom executed a strike on Syria. The Syrian Free Press reported:<i>US Navy warships in</i> …

Beauty and Vibrant Female Portrait Photography by Stas Pushkarev

Fascinating portraits by <b>Stas Pushkarev</b>, talented self-taught photographer, retoucher and artist based between Saint Petersburg and Moscow, Russia. …

Missing Mexican students were killed, dissolved in acid after mistaken identity: authorities

Three Mexican film students who went missing in March in Guadalajara, in the state of Jalisco, were kidnapped, tortured and killed, and their bodies were dissolved in acid, authorities said Monday.<p>State prosecutors said criminals had confused them with members of a rival gang.<p>The grim news led to …

Mexico

20 products with a cult following on Amazon, and why they're worth it

<i>— Our editors review and recommend products to help you buy the stuff you need. If you make a purchase by clicking one of our links, we may earn a small share of the revenue. However, our picks and opinions are independent from USA TODAY’s newsroom and any business incentives.</i><p>Power comes in …

Shopping

You Can Try To Repeal The Second Amendment, But You Can’t Repeal History

This week, retired Supreme Court Justice John Paul Stevens advocated a position that most liberal pundits and activists have been incrementally …

Best Travel Gadgets Every Traveler Must Have in 2018

Looking for the best travel gadgets to bring on your travels or give as a gift? While there are many gadgets that travelers would love there are some …

The Mexican Cartels Are Becoming a Hemispheric Threat—With Trump’s Help

Mexico’s top drug traffickers are moving in on Colombia to make sure their quotas for the U.S. market get met. And that’s just the start of the …

Iran turning its sights on Israel

<b>ANALYSIS/OPINION:</b><p>We’ve predicted for some time that once the fight between pro-Assad Shia elements (Iran/Hezbollah) and Sunni Islamists in the Middle …

'The training stays with you': the elite Mexican soldiers recruited by cartels

Last year, Mexico’s murder rate reached the highest level on record – and years of military defections are fueling the violence<p>Delfino was handpicked twice. At 18, he was chosen by the Mexican army to join its elite unit, the airborne special forces group known by its Spanish acronym, Gafe, where …

Mexico

Did Iran Just Start A War With Israel?

In the early hours of Saturday, for the first time, Iran infiltrated Israel with a drone.<p>The drone, an advanced model with stealth capabilities, …

Panavision's latest cinema camera has an 8K RED sensor

Nearly every blockbuster film used to end with "Lenses and Panaflex camera by Panavision," but now it's more likely that your favorite movie was short on Arri or RED. Panavision is trying to flip that equation, however, by adopting one of its rivals' key pieces of tech. Its latest cinema camera, …

Senate passes bill to renew controversial NSA spying powers

The Senate has voted to reauthorize a controversial legal authority that enables vast government surveillance programs, including spying operations used by the NSA.<p>Passed 65 to 34<p>The bill was passed 65 to 34, and now moves to President Trump’s desk. He is expected to sign it into law. Earlier this …

Four rules for male and female Marines working together

I am stunned that retired Marine Col. Scott Jensen and at least three Marine generals are trying to eliminate "misogynistic behavior" in the Marine Corps ["Marine who tried to stop misogyny in the Corps will fight it from the outside," news, Jan. 10]. Bad behavior online is basically a civilian …

Golda Meir, on the Palestinians

The following op-ed by Golda Meir was printed in The New York Times 42 years ago.

Scourge of savage MS-13 spreads further into Nassau

On West Greenwich Avenue in Roosevelt, Long Island, the oak trees were just thick enough to hide Angel Soler’s mutilated body.<p>The 15-year-old boy had …

The NRA’s Dream Bill Is Getting Remarkably Close to Reality

The House passed concealed-carry reciprocity. And now, a few critical Senate Democrats say they are potentially on board.<p>The possibility of a person …

North Korea has already hinted at another test much more dangerous than an ICBM

North Korea launched its most capable missile on Tuesday, displaying a range that could most likely reach the US mainland — but the country has already hinted at a more dangerous test.<p>In its state media, North Korea routinely swears to conduct missile tests and complete a missile program that can …

A former Navy SEAL commander explains why the best defense is to run away

Jocko Willink, a former Navy SEAL commander, host of the "Jocko Podcast," and the author of "Discipline Equals Freedom: Field Manual," believes your best chances might be to run from a fight. Following is a full transcript of the video.<p><b>Jocko Willink:</b> If someone attacks me and they want to punch or …

Why an expert thinks we're as close to war with Iran as we've been in 25 years

Hint: Trump isn’t helping.<p>Donald Trump has made a habit of bashing Iran.<p>In an October speech, he called Iran a “dictatorship” of “murderous” leaders, accusing them of spreading “death, destruction, and chaos all over the globe.” He also decertified the Iran nuclear deal, calling it “one of the …

South Asia

Texas governor says the church shooter should not have had access to a gun

Devin Patrick Kelley. Daily Mail<p>Devin Patrick Kelley, the man authorities say killed 26 and injured 20 in the deadliest mass shooting in Texas history, should not have had access to firearms, according to Texas Gov. Greg Abbott.<p>Kelley had been denied a license to carry a gun in Texas, Abbott told …

China has practiced bombing runs targeting Guam, US says

China has practiced bombing runs on Guam<p>JOINT BASE PEARL HARBOR-HICKAM, Hawaii — China has practiced bombing runs targeting the U.S. territory of …

China

A modern horror: global persecution of Christians at historic peak, report says

New York City, N.Y., Oct 17, 2017 / 03:02 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- Anti-Christian persecution is “worse than at any time in history” and in many cases …

Middle East