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Former Abu Ghraib detainees ask US appeals court to reinstate lawsuit

Four former Iraqi detainees who say they were tortured at the notorious Abu Ghraib prison should be allowed to pursue their claims against the US military contractor in charge of interrogating them, an attorney told a federal appeals court Tuesday.<p>Baher Azmy urged a three-judge panel of the fourth …

Oscar Pistorius could take stand next week in murder trial

The prosecution in the Oscar Pistorius murder case expects to rest early next week, prosecutor Gerrie Nel announced unexpectedly on Wednesday.<p>Nel has only four or five more witnesses to call, he declared to the shock of the courtroom just before lunch on the 13th day of the trial.<p>He requested and …

Russia Kicked Out of Powerful G-8, France Says

The leaders of the Group of Eight world powers have suspended Russia's participation in the club amid tensions over Ukraine and Russia's incursion into Crimea.<p>The other seven members of the group had already suspended preparations for a G-8 summit that Russia is scheduled to host in June in …

Weekly Innovation: Paper Notebooks That Become Digital Files

Each week, we highlight an innovation you might not have heard of yet. This week's innovation is a twist on something invented thousands of years ago: paper.<p>The St. Louis-based team of Marshall Haas and Jon Wheatley are selling classic, quality-made hardbound notebooks. But there's more. After you …

IUNI U2 is palm-friendly Xiaomi competitor, packs an UltraPixel front camera

When Gionee's spin-off online mobile brand IUNI -- taken from "I am unique" -- launched back in November, it vowed to go right after Xiaomi with a similar sales strategy, but it's also differentiating itself by delivering "stunning" hardware design and "elegant" UI at the same time. Earlier today, …

Panthers' Disastrous Offseason Blowing the NFC South Wide Open

Defense wins championships.<p>Seattle’s 43-8 beatdown of Denver in Super Bowl XLVIII provided some very recent evidence in support of the power of a great defense. The Carolina Panthers had better hope the old adage continues to ring true. Because the way this offseason has developed, Carolina’s …

Oscar Pistorius vomits as Reeva Steenkamp wounds described in court

It was cold, clinical, scientific testimony that finally robbed Oscar Pistorius of his composure.<p>A pathologist's report from the witness stand of the austere courtroom, detailing the devastating impact of three hollow tipped bullets on the body of his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp, was punctuated by …

Scientists Suggest Dark Matter Played Role in Dinosaurs' Doom

The conventional wisdom is that a cosmic impact caused the extinction of the dinosaurs 65 million years ago — but now two scientists are adding an unconventional twist to the theory: Maybe, they say, dark matter helped.<p>The hypothesis, set forth in a research paper by Harvard theoretical physicists …

Dark Matter

Tale of the Teletank: The Brief Rise and Long Fall of Russia’s Military Robots

Seventy-four years ago, Russia accomplished what no country had before, or has since—it sent armed ground robots into battle. These remote-controlled Teletanks took the field during one of WWII’s earliest and most obscure clashes, as Soviet forces pushed into Eastern Finland for roughly three and a …

Military

Putin and Obama speak by phone as US moves on several fronts to counter Russian aggression

President Obama and Russian President Vladimir Putin spoke for an hour by phone Thursday as the administration moved on several fronts to counter Russia's aggression in Ukraine's Crimean peninsula.<p>The White House said Obama emphasized to Putin that "Russia's actions are in violation of Ukraine's …

Army Brigadier General Pleads Guilty To Adultery

Army Brig. Gen. Jeffrey A. Sinclair pleaded guilty to adultery and two other charges in a court martial proceeding Thursday at Fort Bragg, N.C. He still faces the most serious charge of sexually assaulting a female captain.<p>Sinclair, 51, a former deputy commander with the 82ndAirborne Division, …

Scientists Discover Giant New Carnivorous Dinosaur in Portugal

This article is from the archive of our partner .<p>Scientists in Portugal have discovered the fossils of a previously unknown 150 million-year-old …

'Memory Wound' To Honor Victims of Norway Massacre

A memorial to the 77 people slain three years ago by a lone-wolf terrorist in Norway will cut right through the heart — and straight through an island.<p>Swedish artist Jonas Dahlberg was unanimously selected to design two public art installations that will memorialize the victims killed July 22, 2011 …

The Dalai Lama Says Gay Marriage Is OK During Larry King Interview (VIDEO)

The Dalai Lama came out in support of marriage equality during a Larry King interview where he said that he is OK with same sex marriage.<p>Though he has referred to Buddhist texts disallowing same sex intimacy in the past, his views on the subject appear to have evolved over the years. This is the …

Rare footage of Kim Jong-un judging shooting contest

North Korea's state television has broadcast footage of its leader Kim Jong-un watching a military shooting contest<p><b>North Korean</b> state television on Thursday released a new documentary detailing the latest field visits by North Korean leader Kim Jong-un, accompanied by Korean People's Army (KPA) …

New Government Report Warns of 'Cascading System Failures' Caused By Climate Change

WASHINGTON -- From roads and bridges to power plants and gas pipelines, American infrastructure is vulnerable to the effects of climate change, according to a pair of government reports released Thursday.<p>The reports are technical documents supporting the National Climate Assessment, a major review …

Massachusetts high court: 'Upskirting' photos on Boston trolley legal

The top court of Massachusetts, founded in the 17th century by Puritans, has ruled in the 21st century that state law does not protect a woman’s privacy from a man with a cellphone who wants to snap an "upskirt" photo of her as she rides on a Boston trolley.<p>Michael Robertson was arrested in August …

It's Official: Wildlife Traffickers Will Incur the Wrath of Allah

Noah had his ark. St. Francis bestowed blessings. And now religious leaders in Indonesia have unleashed their spiritual arsenal to protect our furry …

Possible New Leak at Hanford Nuclear Waste Site

Just two days day after the Obama administration proposed to cut millions of dollars in funding to clean up the infamous Hanford nuclear site in Washington state, the Energy Department said Thursday that one of the location's oldest storage tanks may have sprung another leak.<p>The Energy Department's …

Obama Administration

Dalai Lama supports gay marriage

Dalai Lama throws his moral weight behind gay marriage<p>The celibate Dalai Lama has thrown his considerable moral weight behind gay marriage, condemning homophobia and saying sex was fine as long as it was consensual.<p>The Buddhist monk offered his views on the hot-button social issue during his latest …

Michael Schumacher: 'only a miracle' can save him

Michael Schumacher needs "a miracle" to survive, doctors reportedly tell his family<p>Doctors treating Michael Schumacher and other medical experts have told his family that "only a miracle" can save him, sources have claimed.<p>The seven-time Formula One world champion suffered serious brain injuries …

Motor Racing

Associated Press News

North Korea: Elections celebrated in rhyme

<b>State media in North Korea is using poetry to encourage people to vote in forthcoming elections, it appears.</b><p>Official news agency KCNA reports that poets of the Central Committee of the Writers Union of Korea have created election-themed poems in the run-up to polling day on 9 March. Titles include …

North Korea

Kim Jong Un's Right-Hand Man Resurfaces After Mysterious Absence

Being North Korean leader Kim Jong Un's deputy can be bad for your health, as the sudden execution last year of the young dictator's No. 2 official has conclusively proven.<p>So, when Choe Ryong Hae, the senior Pyongyang official assumed to have stepped into the role, did not show up for several …

Ancient Egyptian Soldier's Letter Deciphered After 1,800 Years

A newly deciphered letter home dating back around 1,800 years reveals the pleas of a young Egyptian soldier named Aurelius Polion who was serving, probably as a volunteer, in a Roman legion in Europe.<p>In the letter, written mainly in Greek, Polion tells his family that he is desperate to hear from …

US Army General Jeffrey Sinclair faces assault accuser

<b>A US Army captain who accuses a general of sexually assaulting her has wept as she told a court he threatened to kill her family.</b><p>The unidentified accuser spoke after opening arguments in a military trial at Fort Bragg, North Carolina, against Brig Gen Jeffrey Sinclair, 51.<p>Defence lawyers said the …

Crime