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What is the Iran nuclear deal?

The Iran nuclear deal, formally known as the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action, offered Tehran billions of dollars in sanctions relief in exchange for agreeing to curb its nuclear program.<p>The agreement was aimed at ensuring that "Iran's nuclear program will be exclusively peaceful." In return, it …

U.S. intel: Arms shipments from Iran into Syria may be used against Israel

According to the CNN report, at least two flights by Syrian Air Force IL-76 cargo jets as well as one Iranian cargo jet “caught US …

Middle East

What is an incel? The Toronto attacker was part of controversial Reddit involuntary celibacy movement

The Canadian attacker who killed 10 people and wounded 14 others by ploughing them down with a van in Toronto on Monday was apparently part of the …

Airbus, Dassault agree to build European fighter jet

European plane-maker Airbus and France's Dassault have reached agreement in principle to build a Franco-German multi-role fighter, which is being …

Aviation

To Europe's shame, Roma remain stigmatised outsiders – even when they live in mansions

Anti-Roma sentiment and negative stereotypes across Europe are so pervasive that even wealthy Roma families face stigma and inferior treatment. …

Equality

Kim Kardashian’s naked ambition: After that full-frontal perfume ad, KKW’s most controversial nude pictures

pic.twitter.com/tOZSrMaM4h<p>— Kim Kardashian West (@KimKardashian) April 24, 2018<p>Kim Kardashian has pushed the envelope a lot with her shoots and …

A loud noise knocked out computers that run stock exchanges across northern Europe

It seems like computers can do just about anything these days. They write news articles, (almost) drive cars, and trade stocks faster than a human ever could. But our future machine overlords also have weaknesses that makes them seem, in a way, almost human. For one thing, it turns out they don’t …

Monkey can't sue to copyright protect selfie, court rules

Don't try to monkey with copyright laws.<p>That's the message a US appeals court seemed to deliver Monday to the People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals, ruling that monkeys lack standing to sue for copyright protection and animal rights groups can't act as legal guardian in such matters.<p>The …

Hackers emptied Ethereum wallets by breaking the basic infrastructure of the internet

At midnight ET last night, MyEtherWallet users started noticing something odd. Connecting to the service, users were faced with an unsigned SSL certificate, a broken link in the site’s verification. It was unusual, but it’s the kind of thing web users routinely click through without thinking.<p>But …

Power-sucking Bitcoin 'mines' spark backlash

Bitcoin "miners" who use rows of computers whirring at the same time to produce virtual currencies began taking root along New York's northern border …

Mining

That's One Reason To Suspend Nuclear Tests: North Korea's Most Recent Blast Collapsed a Mountain

Last weekend, North Korea suspended its nuclear tests and shut down the site where the last six detonations took place: underneath Mount Mantap, in …

World reacts to overnight strikes on Syria by US, UK and French forces

The decision by the US president, Donald Trump, to launch air strikes on Syria with backing from the UK and France has proved globally divisive, with some countries praising the military action while others condemned it as provocative and unacceptable.<p>Among the strongest critics of the airstrikes …

Middle East

'Dear Mark, this is why I hate you.' An open letter to Zuckerberg

Dear Mark,<p>Fuck you. Oh, sorry, were you expecting something politer? Senators might thank for you volunteering to appear in Congress, but you helped …

Privacy

EU outlines plans for 'military Schengen zone'

The EU wants to streamline military movements across the bloc and make infrastructure more suitable for military use. The plan has been dubbed a …

Russia says the US is about to strike Syria — and that it will strike back

A top Russian general has threatened to retaliate against the US if it makes good on its promise to punish Syrian President Bashar Assad for his alleged role in bombing his own people.<p>General Valery Gerasimov was reported by multiple Russian news outlets as saying he had information that rebel …

Middle East

This stock could be like buying Amazon for $3.19

Facebook’s Billionaire CEO Mark Zuckerberg stunned investors with his bold claim about a radical tech breakthrough.<p><b>Zuckerberg said this tech is “the coolest thing I’ve ever seen.”</b><p>And Zuckerberg is putting his money where his mouth is…he’s already invested $2.3 billion to get in early.<p>Now, I don’t …

Investing

Conquering Exciting New Frontiers: Wireless Communications And Rockets To The Moon And Mars

This week’s milestones in the history of technology include communicating through the ether and traveling through space.<p>On <b>March 16, 1926</b>, Robert Goddard launched the world’s first liquid-fueled rocket. Goddard and his team launched 34 rockets between 1926 and 1941, achieving altitudes as high as …

The US military predicts 10,000 troops could be wounded in combat if war breaks out with North Korea — and that's just the beginning

US military leaders who attended a classified exercise in Hawaii learned that a war with North Korea could result in around 10,000 American combat-related casualties in the opening days, according to a New York Times report published on Wednesday.<p>The tabletop exercise (TTX), which tests …

North Korea

Russia's New PAK-DA Stealth Bomber Might Have a Fatal Flaw

Russia is gearing up for the eventual start of production for the PAK-DA stealth bomber even though the aircraft will not be ready for many years to …

Aviation

1946 U.S. document reveals Poles treated Jews as badly as Germans did

The report said many Jews preferred to flee, even to Germany, after the war.<p>><br>• ><p>A sign in German and Polish is seen at Auschwitz. (photo credit: …

US: Rifle-toting worshippers renew wedding vows at Pennsylvania church

Hundreds of US couples packing AR-15 rifles have had their marriages and weapons blessed at an unusual church ceremony. Children from a nearby …

How to Shoot Long Exposures in a Stream with No Tripod

You're trekking across Scotland and you come up to a waterfall that's screaming to be photographed. In your mind, you already know you want that …

Religious male soldiers refuse to attend course alongside women

The IDF has for the last 18 months been evaluating the possibility of integrating women into combat tank units for border defense duties, as well as …

Harvard Punishes Christian Student Group for Believing in Christianity

The club’s transgression? The <i>Crimson</i> reports that the school’s Office of Student Life placed the group Harvard College Faith and Action on …

German Citizen Arrested with Taliban in Afghanistan

A German national has been arrested with the Taliban during a raid in Afghanistan's insurgency-racked Helmand province, officials told Agence France …

Widow of Pulse Nightclub Killer Goes on Trial, a Challenge for Prosecutors

The trial of the only person charged in the 2016 Pulse nightclub shooting, one of the deadliest in American history, began Thursday with jury selection, as federal prosecutors begin trying a case in which they face a number of challenges.<p>Noor Salman, the 31-year-old widow of the gunman, Omar …

PLA Navy's destroyer flotilla completes a three-day maritime training exercise

A destroyer flotilla of the PLA Northern Theater Command completed a three-day maritime training exercise in the Yellow Sea from February 23 to …

India holds major naval exercise in Arabian Sea

The Western Naval Command of the Indian Navy concluded a large scale operational exercise in the Arabian Sea. The three-week long exercise termed …