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Netanyahu likens Iran to the Nazis on Holocaust memorial day

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu likened Iran to the Nazis Wednesday and warned again that Tehran must be prevented from obtaining nuclear weapons.<p>As Israel marked its Holocaust memorial day, Netanyahu linked the Nazi genocide of 6 million Jews during World War II to Iran’s contested …

Thousands flee as IS group advances on Iraq's Ramadi

BAGHDAD (AP) — More than 2,000 families have fled the Iraqi city of Ramadi with little more than the clothes on their backs, officials said Thursday, …

Netanyahu played ‘decisive’ role in Senate bill aimed at stymieing Iran deal

The New York Times has a piece up titled “Iran Assails U.S. Plan for a Vote in Congress,” saying that the Senate’s interference in the Iran …

Saudi-led airstrike kills 14 in Yemen

SANAA, Yemen (AP) -- An airstrike by the Saudi-led coalition near Yemen's Red Sea port of Hodeida killed at least 14 people on Monday, according to a senior health official.<p>The airstrike hit a compound housing displaced people in the town of al-Hami, according to Walid al-Emmad, the deputy health …

U.S. Iran bill makes nuclear deal harder, but not impossible | Reuters

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A compromise allowing the U.S. Congress to vote on a nuclear deal with Tehran may prompt Iranian negotiators to drive a harder bargain, but does not drastically weaken President Barack Obama’s ability to deliver on a final agreement.<p>U.S. Secretary of the Treasury Secretary …

Saudi-Iran rivalry over Yemen deepens Mideast sectarianism

RIYADH, Saudi Arabia (AP) — Saudi Arabia's government insists it is not at war with Iran despite its three-week air campaign against Tehran-backed …

Floating Tumblewing Walkalong Glider Defies Gravity

Walkalong gliders are designed from phonebook or other light weight paper (tissue or waxed tissue papers from florist shops work well, too). The point is to make the building of the airplane as simple as possible so one can focus on developing the piloting skills to master sustained and controlled …

A Colorado Biker Who Calls Himself 'Necromancer' Is Fighting ISIS In Iraq

From Colorado biker gang to the front lines in Iraq, “Mickey” is the American the Kurds respect.<p>DAQUQ, Iraq — Of the American volunteers who have …

Elon Musk and Mars: SpaceX CEO and our multiplanet species.

Why is Elon Musk so hellbent on going to Mars?<p>There are two answers to this. One is the actual answer. The other isn't exactly wrong—it’s <i>technically</i> …

Russia and America: Stumbling to War

Reviewing the recent record of American administrations’ forecasts about the consequences of major foreign-policy choices should serve as a bright …

Stephen Hawking runs down physicist while singing Monty Python's Galaxy Song

First a little backstory.<p>As I'm sure many of you already know, the song is the title track to the 1983 film, <i>Monty Python's The Meaning of Life</i>. This remake was recorded with the lyrics sung by Professor Stephen Hawking as part of the 2014's Monty Python live reunion shows.<p>The guy who gets mowed …

Winnie-The-Pooh–Themed Teenage Twerking Causes National Scandal In Russia

The Russian word for twerking is tverking, in case you're wondering.<p>Officials in the provincial city of Orenburg, near the Kazakh border, are conducting two separate criminal investigations over the video, which was covered heavily in Russian media and gathered over 4 million views after it was …

Boehner in Israel: 'The world is on fire'

In an exclusive interview, the House speaker offers a blistering critique of U.S. policy in the Mideast.<p>JERUSALEM — John Boehner thinks the “world is on fire.” And America isn’t doing nearly enough to stamp it out.<p>The House speaker’s decision to invite Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to …

Iraq's Rambo is the scourge of Islamic State militants

The men push forward, smartphones flying back and forth as they enlist whoever is closest to take their photo with the swarthy figure at the front of the crowd.<p>When it's the next man's turn, he approaches with reverence, planting a kiss on the cheek or forehead of the muscle-bound man with the …

Bio-Hackers Figured Out How to Inject Human Eyes With Night Vision, And It's Still Creepy as Hell

This is the face of a human guinea pig.<p>Back in 2015, a team of biochemical researchers in the US figured out how to give a human volunteer night …