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US returning land to Japan it's controlled since World War II

<b>Tokyo (CNN) —</b> The US military this month will return to Japan's government more than 9,800 acres of land it has held since World War II, Secretary of Defense Ash Carter said Tuesday.<p>The 9,852 acres of land on the island of Okinawa, part of a territory officially referred to as the Northern Training …

Germany looking into claimed Islamic State link after fatal stabbing

BERLIN (Reuters) - Germany is looking into a claim by Islamic State that one of its followers was responsible for a fatal stabbing in the German city of Hamburg two weeks ago in which a young couple were attacked.<p>A spokesman for the Federal Public Prosecutor said on Sunday investigators were …

These are all the planes in the US Air Force

With 39 distinct types of aircraft, and many more subvarieties of each airframe, it is easy to understand why the US Air Force has no peers. Each airframe is custom-made to carry out a select mission effectively, and each pilot knows their aircraft perfectly.<p>Below are the 39 distinct types of …

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How the Chicago Cubs' World Series Hopes Have Slipped Away

Linda Medo calls herself a “rookie.” After all, she has only been attending Chicago Cubs games on a regular basis for twenty years now. Many of her …

Predicting MLB's 10 Most Exciting Teams to Watch in 2016

Don't tell the Chicago Cubs and the New York Mets that baseball is boring.<p>Thanks to Chicago's absurd collection of bats and New York's contingent of power arms, those two teams are set up to be two of the most exciting MLB squads in 2016.<p>In the process of drawing up the excitement rankings, we …

How a quiet boy from North Korea became one of the world's scariest dictators

For the past 50 years, the world has grown used to crazy threats from North Korea that don't lead anywhere.<p>But the threats have taken a decidedly sharper and more ominous tone under Kim Jong Un, the third supreme leader of the hermit kingdom.<p>On Saturday, North Korea fired a long-range rocket. This …

North Korea

Meet the man credited with shortening World War II by 2 years

Balme, a lieutenant commander, was credited with helping to shorten World War II by two years after he led the boarding party that raided U-110, east of Cape Farewell, Greenland, in 1941.<p>David Edward Balme was born in Kensington, west London, on October 1, 1920.<p>He joined Dartmouth Naval College in …

The U.S. Found The People Who Can Beat ISIS. The Only Problem Is Everyone Hates Them.

The Kurds who pushed ISIS out of Kobani seem like the perfect allies. If only it were that simple.<p>ISTANBUL, Turkey -- One day in the fall of 2012, Salih Muslim Muhammed walked into the boxy gray American embassy in Stockholm and applied for a U.S. visa.<p>At 61, with a thick mustache and bushy black …

Middle East

6 little-known facts about one of the bloodiest and most decisive battles of World War II

The Battle of the Bulge was a Hail Mary pass by a führer who was quickly running out of options. Hitler desperately needed a decisive victory on either his Western or Eastern fronts. Remembering his series of victories after sneaking through the Ardennes forest in 1940, he went for a repeat in 1944.<p>…

World War II

And the 2016 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductees are...

Drumroll please: It's time to announce the 2016 inductees to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.<p>This year, five musical acts will be inducted into the …

Overwhelming Force

In September 2013, President Barack Obama blinked, changed course, and decided literally overnight not to take military action against Syrian president Basahr al-Assad for using chemical weapons against his own people. I said to a French friend at the time: "Just watch. When an American president …

Latest pictures show Isil training camp in Afghanistan

The images show masked terrorists training near Afghanistan's mountainous border with Pakistan<p>Hooded terrorists pose with handguns and rocket-propelled grenade launchers. They wear camouflage print and the black flag of jihad flies in the background.<p>The latest pictures of terrorists from the …

There Is Only One Way to Defeat ISIS

We must hold accountable our Middle Eastern "allies"—the states and bankers and political elites—who persist in funding mass murder.<p>There was a strange stillness in the news on Saturday morning, a Saturday morning that came earlier in Paris than it did in Des Moines, a city in Iowa, one of the …

These Horror Movies Were Banned In Multiple Countries

You can have your <i>Hocus Pocus</i>, your <i>Addams Family Values</i>, your <i>Rocky Horror Picture Show</i> — if you want to watch a legitimately terrifying movie this Halloween, you could do much worse than any of the eight films listed below. They were all banned in multiple countries for being too violent or too …

15 movie sequels that are even better than the originals

If a movie does well, or if it is based off an existing property, the likelihood that it will get a sequel is very high. Some sequels are simply pale imitations of their predecessors.<p>Then, there are some sequels that take their source material and bring it to another level entirely. They expand the …

Kill Bill

It's Only Rock and Roll

Had an interesting discussion with my brother about the packaging and personality of music -- the lost art of album covers and lyric inserts.<p>My brother is in the music biz. Along with partner, Chuck Leavell -- The Rolling Stone's legendary keyboardist -- he's created irocku, a website that provides …

Find out Why These Five Alternate Movie Endings Didn't Make the Big Screen

Featuring ‘Terminator 2’, ‘I Am Legend’, ‘28 Days Later’ and more.<p>Ever wonder why some of your favorite films’ alternate endings never made the big …

Why Isis fights | Martin Chulov

Jihadi fighters in Iraq and Syria reveal the apocalyptic motivations of the militant movement that has hijacked the Syrian uprising – and transformed the Middle East<p>For more than a century, Dabiq was one of northern Syria’s forsaken villages, a speck on a vast agricultural plain between the Turkish …

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Marvel's Star Wars comic makes a massive change to Han Solo

<i>Star Wars</i> is in the process of rebuilding its official canon after Disney made the decision to detonate thirty-five years of accumulated backstory last year. Thanks to a handful of new novels, <i>The Clone Wars</i> and <i>Rebels</i> TV shows, and the movies themselves, parts of the universe are already in place, …

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EXCLUSIVE - Man tells of his horror at discovering his airman grandfather was dissected alive and had his blood swapped for seawater in horrific WWII experiments carried out by the Japanese

The grandson of one of the American airmen vivisected alive by Japanese doctors during World War II has revealed the moment he was told of the …

Don't squash the sunbathers! Amazing video shows pilot's view as plane swoops in to land just metres above tourists' heads at tiny Caribbean airport

Swooping in over a packed beach sometimes just 10 metres above the heads of holidaymakers, it's easy to see why Princess Juliana Airport on the …