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The probe soared 2,600 miles above Jupiter at 130,000mph, five years after leaving Earth to survey the giant planet<p>A spacecraft has skimmed the clouds of Jupiter in a record-breaking close approach to the giant planet. Juno activated its whole suite of nine instruments as it soared 2,600 miles …

Astronomy

US strategy has drained ISIS's health, but no one is dealing the final blow

The committee, led by Republican Senator John McCain, asked a slew of questions revolving around the central matter of what's happening at the operational level, how it relates to strategic objectives, where all of this is supposed to be going, and how it's going to get there.<p>Carter and Dunford …

Middle East

Helmet cam footage shows Islamic State in battlefield chaos | Reuters

(Reuters) - Islamic State may exult in online portrayals of jihadis sweeping victoriously across Iraqi battlefields, but a camera recovered from the helmet of a dead fighter offers a contrasting picture of chaos and panic in a battle with Kurdish peshmerga.<p>A fighter named Abu Hajer is shown in …

Peshmerga

Police fire tear gas, detain 200, in Istanbul May Day scuffles | Reuters

ISTANBUL (Reuters) - Turkish police fired tear gas and water cannon and detained more than 200 people after scuffles broke out at May Day celebrations in Istanbul and some anti-government protesters tried to breach a ban on access to the main Taksim square.<p>Security was tight across Turkey’s biggest …

Tailor hacked to death in Bangladesh; ISIS claims responsibility

<b>(CNN) —</b> Police in Bangladesh say they have detained three people in relation to the killing of a Hindu tailor, who was hacked to death in the central Bangladeshi district of Tangail.<p>Those detained for questioning include two party members, one from the opposition BNP party and a local leader of the …

Extremism

IS claims responsibility for Baghdad bombing that killed 21

BAGHDAD (AP) — The Islamic State group claimed responsibility for a bombing Saturday east of Baghdad, according to a statement posted on an …

Extremism

Google DeepMind granted access to 1.6m NHS patients' confidential records

Google may just know more about your health than you do. The tech giant's AI branch, DeepMind, has been granted access to 1.6 million confidential …

Obama's top 10 jokes at the correspondents' dinner

Before declaring "Obama out," the president took a few jabs at his inner circle, as well as the candidates vying to replace him.<p>President Barack Obama dropped the mic on his last White House Correspondents' Dinner.<p>But before declaring "Obama out," the president took a few jabs at his inner circle, …

ISIS hackers are completely disorganized and unsophisticated — for now

However, in cyberspace, at least according to security researchers at Flashpoint, Daesh-affiliated hackers are neither advanced nor sophisticated.<p>In a fairly damning 25-page assessment of the Islamic State's e-Jihad crew, a report titled 'Hacking for ISIS: The Emergent Cyber Threat Landscape' …

Cybersecurity

Fighter Jets Intercept British Airways Flight Over Hungary

'There have been several similar incidents in the recent past.'<p>A British Airways flight was intercepted by fighter jets over Hungary after it lost …

Heartbreak as Syrians briefly return home to IS-free Palmyra

PALMYRA, Syria (AP) — When Islamic State fighters overran the ancient Syrian town of Palmyra almost a year ago, Maha Abderrazak was among tens of …

Islam

The official Harry Potter site tried to censor Google search results about literature, 9/11, and ancient Egypt

They're all subjects that Harry Potter has tried to have censored from Google.<p>Pottermore — the official "Harry Potter" website and digital publisher — has filed a number of surreal copyright takedown demands to Google alleging a number of websites contained its intellectual property.<p>But the …

Teenage Girls Charged With Kidnap After Three-Year-Old Taken From Primark In Newcastle

The girls were 13 and 14.<p>Two teenage girls will appear in court charged with kidnap and other offences after a three-year-old girl was taken from a …

U.S. sends weapon to hit ISIS communications

<b>Washington (CNN) —</b> The United States has deployed tactical aircraft capable of attacking ISIS's ability to communicate closer to the front lines of the battle against the terrorist group.<p>The U.S. European Command announced a squadron of Marine Corps EA-6B Prowler aircraft has been sent to Incirlik …

Military

This Is the Game-Changing Missile That the U.K. Will Use Against ISIS

While American forces fire the Hellfire, British jets are going to drop the precision Brimstone missile on ISIS forces in Syria. So why doesn't the U.S. have this missile?<p>While the British Parliament was debating this week whether to join in airstrikes against ISIS in Syria, one weapon was …