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Soldiers could have their bones copied and 3D printed in case of injury

Experts say that soldiers could be scanned before deploying and a 'twin' kept online so that new bones could be 3D printed if they are injured<p>Soldiers could be scanned before they enter the battlefield and a virtual 'twin' kept online so that new bones could be 3D printed when they get injured, …

Holy Land sinks deeper into political turmoil

<b>Ramallah, West Bank</b> <b>-</b> Two houses of worship on the two sides of the Green Line, the boundary that existed before the 1967 war, were subject to suspected arson attacks overnight, as the Holy Land continued to sink deeper into political turmoil.<p>Just before dawn on November 12, a mosque in al-Mughayir …

Ukraine crisis: US accuses Russia over 'incursion'

<b>The US has accused Russia of undermining a ceasefire in Ukraine after reports of Russian troops and military hardware entering the country.</b><p>The US envoy to the UN, Samantha Power, also accused Russia of pursuing war in Ukraine while talking peace.<p>Russia's deputy ambassador to the UN, Alexander …

Iraqi PM removes dozens of commanders

Iraq's prime minister has dismissed several top military commanders in a move seen as his boldest since he came to office in September.<p>Haider al-Abadi's decision, aimed at boosting the morale of an army battling armed groups, came following a probe into claims of corruption, prompted by military …

Polish woman declared dead wakes up in mortuary

<b>A Polish woman who spent 11 hours in cold storage in a mortuary after being declared dead has returned to her family, complaining of feeling cold.</b><p>Officials say Janina Kolkiewicz, 91, was declared dead after an examination by the family doctor.<p>However, mortuary staff were astonished to notice …

Russia plans bomber flights near U.S. shores

<b>(CNN) —</b> Russia plans to send long-range bombers to the Gulf of Mexico in what appears to be Moscow's latest provocative maneuver in its increasingly frosty relations with the West.<p>Defense Minister Sergey Shoigu said Wednesday that "we have to maintain (Russia's) military presence in the western …

David Cameron compares Russia to Nazi Germany on eve of Putin meeting

PM says that the world must 'learn the lessons of history' and be prepared to step up sanctions against Russia<p>David Cameron has compared Russia to Nazi Germany because of its actions in Ukraine on the eve of a tense meeting with Vladimir Putin.<p>Mr Cameron will on Saturday night challenge Mr Putin …

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G20: Barack Obama uses visit to reassert US influence in Asia Pacific

Barack Obama has sharply reasserted the United States’ military, economic and political influence in the Asia Pacific and the importance of his so-called “pivot” to the region.<p>The president said the US would work “day in, day out, steadily and deliberately” to deepen its military, economic and …

Cameron warns Putin as Russian president lashes sanctions

Vladimir Putin has admitted for the first time that he is prepared for his country to face a “catastrophic” slump in oil prices, as David Cameron said Europe would have no choice but to step up sanctions if the Russian president did not abide by previous agreements to respect Ukraine’s independence.<p>…

G20 opens in Brisbane under cloud of Ukraine crisis | DW | 15.11.2014

The ninth G20 summit opened on Saturday in the eastern Australian city of Brisbane with a traditional indigenous smoking ceremony and dancing …

'Cold War' fears over Ukraine overblown, say experts

Even Cold War doyen Mikhail Gorbachev used the highly symbolic 25th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall to warn the world was "on the brink of a new Cold War", adding that "some are even saying that it has already begun".<p>And it's not just former leaders. Finland's Prime Minister Alexander …

Islamic State sets sights on Saudi Arabia

<b>The leadership of Islamic State (IS) has no intention of standing still.</b><p>In a 17-minute audio message, purportedly from its elusive leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, the group sets its sights firmly on Saudi Arabia, birthplace of Islam and the world's largest oil producer and exporter.<p>The speaker does …

Pakistan arrests 45 over killing of Christian couple for allegedly desecrating the Quran

Police in Pakistan say they have arrested as many as 45 Muslims in connection with the killing of a Christian couple for allegedly desecrating the Quran.<p>Local police officer Mohammad Iqbal says the arrests were made before dawn Wednesday in the town of Kot Radha Kishan in the eastern Punjab …

Israel tries to soothe tensions over Jerusalem

JERUSALEM (AP) — In an attempt at diplomatic damage control, Israel's prime minister reassured Jordan's king Thursday that he won't yield to …

Report: Airstrikes target another Islamist group in Syria

Airstrikes by the U.S.-led coalition against ISIS targeted the Islamist rebel group Ahrar al Sham for the first time overnight in Syria, a monitoring group said Thursday.<p>One airstrike hit the headquarters for Ahrar al Sham in Babsaqa, Idlib province, near the Bab al-Hawa border crossing with …

Binyamin Netanyahu rejects calls to let Jews pray at Jerusalem holy site

Israel’s prime minister, Binyamin Netanyahu, has pushed back against calls from rightwing MPs and ministers to lift restrictions on Jews praying at the site known to Muslims as the Noble Sanctuary and Jews as the Temple Mount, insisting there will be no change in its status quo.<p>The site – which …

Jerusalem tension leaves Jordan more exposed to Mideast turmoil

AMMAN (Reuters) - As Jordan joins a military campaign against Islamic State militants in Syria, tensions in Jerusalem pose a potentially bigger risk to a nation only slightly scathed by the turmoil sweeping the Middle East.<p>The U.S. ally has been alarmed and angered by recent Israeli actions at the …

France-born bomb maker for Khorasan Group believed killed by Syria drone strike

A U.S. drone targeted and is believed to have killed French bomb maker David (Daoud) Drugeon, a 24-year-old convert to Islam and member of the Khorasan Group, Fox News has learned.<p>A senior U.S. defense official confirmed to Fox late Thursday that latest U.S. intelligence suggests Drugeon is …

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No Israel charge over Gaza ship raid

<b>The International Criminal Court's chief prosecutor says she will not take action over Israel's raid on a Gaza-bound flotilla in 2010 that killed nine Turkish activists.</b><p>Fatou Bensouda said despite "reasonable basis" to believe war crimes had been committed, the ICC had to prioritise larger-scale …

Pentagon: Airstrikes target militants in Syria plotting against West

An overnight U.S. aerial assault in northern Syria struck<p>Al Qaeda-linked extremists who were plotting to attack the West, the U.S. military said Thursday.<p>Targeted was an Al Qaeda faction that U.S. authorities call the Khorasan Group, composed of "extremists who share a history of training …

Who Shot Bin Laden? A Tale of Two SEALs

Two different alumni of SEAL Team Six, the secretive group of highly trained warriors that killed Osama bin Laden three years ago, have been profiting off their role in the terror leader’s death since leaving the military.<p>Former Team Six member Matt Bissonnette, who wrote a bestseller under a …

National Security

Navy SEAL: Lawyers Ruined Me

Who shot bin Laden? Former US Navy Seals make rival claims

As Rob O'Neill comes forward as the man who killed the al-Qaeda leader, other servicemen on the raid contradict his account<p>Members of the US Navy Seal commando team that killed Osama bin Laden at his Pakistan hideout in May, 2011 are making conflicting claims as to who actually shot the al-Qaeda …

Syria conflict: US air strikes hit Khorasan in Syria

<b>The US military says it has carried out air strikes against the al-Qaeda-linked Khorasan group in north-western Syria.</b><p>The US hit five targets related to the group, including several vehicles and buildings, near the border with Turkey.<p>The UK-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, which monitors …

AC/DC drummer Phil Rudd murder plot charge 'dropped'

Phil Rudd, the drummer of hard rock group AC/DC, is no longer being charged in New Zealand with attempting to arrange murder, his lawyer has confirmed.<p>Paul Mabey said the charge was dropped because of insufficient evidence.<p>Mr Rudd, 60, who was born in Australia, will still face charges of …

Scores Of US Troops Reported Exposure To Chemical Weapons In Iraq Since 2003

While American troops did not find weapons of mass destruction, more than 600 soldiers since 2003 have reported to military medical staff members …

US anti-ISIL strategy faces major setback in Syria’s second city

GAZIANTEP, Turkey — A growing chorus of alarm has warned the Obama administration that its strategy to combat Islamic State forces in Syria is on the verge of unraveling in Aleppo, Syria’s second-largest city. But with regime forces now in control of all but one road into Aleppo, the remaining …