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Islamic State recruitment document seeks to provoke 'end of the world'

An apparent Islamic State recruitment document found in Pakistan’s lawless tribal lands reveals that the extremist group has grand ambitions of building a new terrorist army in Afghanistan and Pakistan, and triggering a war in India to provoke an Armageddon-like “end of the world.”<p>The 32-page …

National Security

Putin has started a new clash with the West, this time over the flow of oil through Georgia

Moscow has escalated its brinksmanship with the West, reopening a monumental 1990s clash over an oil pipeline that it fought and lost with the United States.<p>The new front is Georgia, a Russian neighbor that’s been a theater of US-Russian struggle since the mid-1990s.<p>Back then, Washington promoted …


NATO holding rare emergency meeting on threat of Islamic State at Turkey's request

NATO declared its "strong solidarity" with Turkey on Tuesday as ambassadors gathered for a rare emergency meeting about the threat faced by a member.<p>Turkey requested the extraordinary meeting to gauge the threat the Islamic State extremist group poses to Turkey, and the actions Turkish authorities …

How ISIS’s ‘Attack America’ Plan Is Working

The terrorist group’s sophisticated social-media campaign is reaching its audience in the United States. What it does next has law enforcement …

America's Largest Mental Hospital Is a Jail

At Cook County, where a third of those incarcerated suffer from psychological disorders, officials are looking for ways to treat inmates less like prisoners and more like patients.<p>It was 9 o’clock in the morning at Cook County Jail, but in the subterranean holding cells where dozens await their …

Mental Health

Memorial Day 2015: Pictures


Watch strap IDs its wearer's veins

Forget fingerprint or iris recognition - one Swiss company is developing a watch strap which can ID you using your veins.<p>The Biowatch chip contains a tiny camera that takes a photo of a users' veins from their wrist.<p>The image is then stored in the wristband and compared to the users' vein pattern …

North America