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US jets extend their mission to defend favoured rebels against Assad in Syria

"Authorised rebel" fighters trained by the US army will be defended by the US if they come under attack - further entrenching America in the civil war<p>US jets will defend favoured rebels in Syria against attack by Assad regime jets, in an extension of their mission which entrenches America and its …

T. rex used 'steak knife' teeth to chomp prey - Futurity

Thanks to serrated teeth, T. rex excelled at chowing down on the bones and flesh of bigger dinos. Today, the Komodo dragon has a similar set of …

Tyrannosaurus Rex

Largest dinosaur with birdlike wings and feathers

Discovery of largest-ever winged dino in China, from 125 million years ago. It was sleek and birdlike with feathers on its arms and torso, but it …

Solar halo over Sweden

Halos are a sign of high thin cirrus clouds drifting high above our heads. The clouds contain millions of tiny ice crystals, which both refract …

Astronomy

Calais: man killed as migrants make 1,500 attempts to enter Eurotunnel site

One person has been found dead as migrants trying to reach the UK made at least 1,500 attempts to enter the Eurotunnel terminal at the French port town of Calais, police have said.<p>Th man, of believed to be aged between 25 and 30, and of Sudanese origin, was hit by a truck that was leaving a …

Channel Tunnel

NATO holding rare emergency meeting on threat of Islamic State at Turkey's request

NATO declared its "strong solidarity" with Turkey on Tuesday as ambassadors gathered for a rare emergency meeting about the threat faced by a member.<p>Turkey requested the extraordinary meeting to gauge the threat the Islamic State extremist group poses to Turkey, and the actions Turkish authorities …

Nato meets to discuss Turkey's Syria campaign

Ambassadors from all 28 Nato countries are meeting in Brussels to discuss Turkey’s campaign against Islamic State and Kurdish militants in Syria.<p>Turkey is likely to face questions over its decision to lump its campaigns against the Kurds and Isis together into a broad “war on terror”, even though …

Middle East

Turkey and the U.S. join forces in fight for 'Islamic State-free zone' in Syria

Turkey and the United States have joined forces in a campaign to drive<p>Islamic Statemilitants back from Turkey's southern border and cinch off the extremists' vital corridors for weapons and fighters.<p>The mission to create an Islamic State-free zone in northern Syria is still in the planning phase, …

Middle East

The Motorcycle Gang Behind Philly’s Biggest Pill Mill

How a Philadelphia doctor and a notoriously violent motorcycle gang joined forces to sell mass quantities of prescription pills.<p>Before building a …

Medicine

Militants in minority in Pakistan execution drive, deterrent effect debated | Reuters

ISLAMABAD (Reuters) - When Pakistan resumed executions after the massacre of 134 pupils at an army-run school last December, the government promised hangings would help deter Islamist militants.<p>Relatives carry the coffin of Saulat Mirza, who was sentenced to death by an anti-terrorism court in 1999 …

Pakistan

Turkey calls for emergency Nato meeting to discuss Isil and PKK

Nato ambassadors will meet on Tuesday to discuss security at the request of Turkey after last week's suicide bombing<p>Turkey has called for an emergency Nato meeting on Tuesday to discuss security after Ankara stepped up its response to Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (Isil) and Kurdish …

Middle East

Paris police open fire after car tries to crash through Tour barricades

PARIS -- Paris police were searching for four occupants of a car that struck a taxi and tried to crash barricades set up near the Tour de France …

Tour de France

Syria's embattled president admits manpower shortage

BEIRUT (AP) — In his first public address in a year, embattled Syrian President Bashar Assad vowed Sunday to win his country's long-running civil war …

Middle East

Australian with alleged Isil links charged with supporting terrorism

Australian nurse charged with terrorism offences for allegedly supporting the Islamic State group in Syria, after he voluntarily returned home<p>An Australian nurse was charged on Sunday with terrorism offences for allegedly supporting Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant in Syria, after he …

Turkey’s peace with Kurds splinters as car bomb kills soldiers

Kurdish rebels blamed for attack on military police vehicle carrying several officers, as PKK says ceasefire has ‘lost all meaning’ after Turkish air strikes<p>The fragile peace process between the Turkish government and the outlawed Kurdistan Workers’ party, or PKK, appeared to be on the brink of …

Middle East

Great Perseid photos here

Have you seen Perseid meteors in your sky? If you have had cloudy skies – or even if not – enjoy these images from all around the world.<p>Last but not …

Houthi militants reject Saudi-coalition truce in Yemen

Forces fighting with the Saudi-led coalition fought Houthi militia for control of Yemen’s largest air base north of Aden.<p>The violence continued just hours ahead of a truce declared by the coalition.<p>However, the five cease-fire was cast in doubt after Houthi rebel leader Abdel Malek al-Houthi …

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Australia

Turkey arrests hundreds of suspected terrorists, Prime Minister says

<b>(CNN) —</b> Turkey's antiterrorism operation against ISIS and other militant targets is not over, Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu said Saturday after Turkish forces arrested nearly 600 terror suspects, bombed ISIS positions in northern Iraq and rounded up Kurdish militants in a daylong operation.<p>The …

Middle East

Turkey expands airstrikes targeting PKK in Iraq and fresh attacks on ISIL

Turkey has carried out fresh attacks on ISIL targets in Syria, as well as striking military positions of the Kurdistan Worker’s Party or PKK in northern Iraq.<p>The government confirmed it carried out simultaneous airstrikes against seven PKK targets in Iraq.<p>It marks the first time Turkey has attacked …

After Turkey bombs Islamic State for the first time, what happens next?

Four days after Isil attacked a mainly Kurdish gathering of youth activists, the Turkey-Syria border is a new hotspot in the Middle East's widening war, writes Raziye Akkoc<p>They say a week in politics is a long time and this week proved just how true that was in Turkey. After months of accusations …

Microsoft Surface 3 LTE goes on sale “unlocked” in the U.S., AT&T gets carrier preference for now

Three weeks after first revealing that the Surface 3 (4G LTE) device was launching in a handful of European countries, Microsoft has finally announced when it’s going to arrive for U.S. consumers — and that day is today.<p>The 4G Surface 3 is available through AT&T today. Business customers can get …

Mobile

Turkey carries out first ever strikes against Isis in Syria

Bombing of Isis positions is tactical shift after deadly terrorist attacks and comes as Turkey allows US-led coalition to use its southern airbases<p>Turkish fighter jets have struck Islamic State targets in Syria and the government has rounded up hundreds of suspected militants in a coordinated …

Middle East

Exiled Yemen government sends delegation back to war-torn Aden

Several ministers from Yemen’s exiled government have gone back to the country, according to officials.<p>The delegation returned to Aden after pro-government forces, backed by Saudi-led air strikes, regained control of the strategic city’s airport and port area earlier this week.<p>Members of Yemen’s …

Obama, Putin congratulate each other for Iran deal

<b>Moscow (CNN) —</b> Russian President Vladimir Putin and U.S. President Barack Obama spoke on Wednesday, congratulating each other on reaching a nuclear agreement with Iran.<p>The Kremlin issued a statement following a telephone conversation between Putin and Obama, a call the White House also …

Middle East

The Icy Mountains of Pluto

New close-up images of a region near Pluto’s equator reveal a giant surprise: a range of youthful mountains.

Pluto and its moons: detailed new images released - in pictures

Nasa unveils new high-resolution photographs sent from New Horizons, the most detailed ever of Pluto and its moons

Solar System

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