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The U.S. is apparently using anti-drone rifles against the Islamic State

A tweet posted last week by Peter Singer, a co-author of the book Ghost Fleet and a strategist at the New America Foundation, shows his book couched up against what appears to be a Battelle DroneDefender anti-drone rifle in a tent at Fire Base Bell outside Makhmour, Iraq.<p>The advent and …

Military

How Putin Weaponized Wikileaks to Influence the Election of an American President

Evidence suggests that a Russian intelligence group was the source of the most recent Wikileaks intel dump, which was aimed to influence the U.S. …

Security

CTV Kitchener: No lotto fever for millennials

• Discovery<br>• TSN<br>• CTV<br>• CTV National News<br>• CP24<br>• BNN<br>• RDS<br>• Bravo<br>• Discovery<br>• E!<br>• MTV<br>• Much<br>• TMN

North Korea's radio broadcast of string of mysterious numbers is possible code

North Korea’s state radio has recently broadcast strings of indecipherable numbers, according to officials in Seoul, in a possible resumption of a cold war-era method of sending coded messages to spies operating in South Korea.<p>North Korea praises Trump and urges US voters to reject 'dull …

North Korea

Turkey government seemed to have list of arrests prepared: EU's Hahn | Reuters

BRUSSELS (Reuters) - The swift rounding up of judges and others after a failed coup in Turkey indicated the government had prepared a list beforehand, the EU commissioner dealing with Turkey’s membership bid, Johannes Hahn, said on Monday.<p>Turkish Supporters are silhouetted against a screen showing …

Muskoka man builds tugboat

• Discovery<br>• TSN<br>• CTV<br>• CTV National News<br>• CP24<br>• BNN<br>• RDS<br>• Bravo<br>• Discovery<br>• E!<br>• MTV<br>• Much<br>• TMN

James Bond's fake Day of the Dead parade was so cool Mexico wants to do it for real | VICE News

The most recent James Bond film, <i>Spectre</i>, begins with the British spy chasing a bad guy through Mexico City's historic downtown district while thousands enjoy a Day of the Dead parade.<p>Huge skeletons smoking cigars and wearing Aztec headdresses traverse the busy central streets on large floats. Local …

Who is this man who seems to die in every terrorist attack?

<b>If you’ve clicked on any articles about the victims of recent terror attacks, you might have seen this man’s photo. Following the deadly terrorist attack at Atatürk airport in Istanbul, Turkey, social media users shared his photo, claiming this man was among the 42 people killed. His photo was also</b> …

Cuban Sandwiches Recipe

When life gives you lemons, you make lemonade. When Past You gives Present You leftover Cuban roast pork, first you drink a toast to Past You for the generosity and forethought (a mojito is both thematically and gustatorily appropriate), then you pay it forward by making a Cubano sandwich for …

80 Percent of Americans Can’t See the Milky Way Anymore

New sky atlas reveals the worsening state of light pollution, which has several consequences.<p>The Milky Way galaxy, that torrent of stars that slashes across a deeply darkened night sky, has been a deep well of inspiration from humanity’s earliest days. The ancient Egyptians saw it as a pool of …

Douglas Todd: How much does the real estate industry influence B.C. politicians?

To what extent does the real estate industry influence B.C. politicians?<p>People who can offer a sound judgment on that burning question worry that …

U.S. and British special forces using Bollywood music to wear down ISIL

Word has it that Islamic State of Iraq and Levant (ISIL) doesn't like Bollywood music - hates it, in fact.<p>After having been tipped off to that fact, …

$5M diamond and gold sculpture stolen near Vancouver | The Star

VANCOUVER—A solid gold eagle sculpture encrusted with 763 diamonds and worth millions of dollars was stolen from its owner during a violent robbery …

Breast Cancer

Canadian World Heritage Site threatened by climate change

Leeanna McLean<b><br>Digital Reporter</b><p>Thursday, May 26, 2016, 4:39 PM - From rising sea levels to extreme weather, many major tourist destinations are …

Return to the beaches: Army of extras invades Dunkirk to recreate World War II evacuation of 330,000 soldiers for new movie starring Tom Hardy and Harry Styles (plus some cardboard cut-out troops)

• <b>Allied soldiers were evacuated from Dunkirk in just one week and saved from surrounding German forces in 1940</b>• <b><br>Stars Tom Hardy, Cillian Murphy, Kenneth</b> …

Food Too "Ugly" to Sell Becomes a Feast for 5,000 People

The Age of Frustration

We mark this year the 100th anniversary of . Books, articles, and events have mourned the costs, celebrated the soldiers, and extolled the values of …

Introducing 'ISIS Crisis': The Strategy Board Game the Canadian Military Could Use to Fight the Islamic State | VICE News

It's like Diplomacy meets Dungeons and Dragons meets Prussian military tactics.<p>That's 'ISIS Crisis' in a nutshell, a Canadian-developed table-top war game that a wing of the Canadian military says could be useful in getting strategists thinking more broadly about fighting in Iraq and Syria.<p>The …

Middle East

Covert Shores

This is not the sort of thing you expect to find washed up on a beautiful tropical beach. Looking deceptively like a bomb or small unmanned aircraft, …

Now's Your Chance To Buy Your Own Aircraft Carrier

For sale: One HMS Illustrious, in good condition, 900,000 miles.<p>If you've been dying to get a bumper sticker that says "My other car is an aircraft carrier," then now's the time to open the checkbook. The United Kingdom's Ministry of Defence just happens to have a recently retired carrier for</i> …

Military

Trump’s triumph

DURING its 160-year history, the Republican Party has abolished slavery, provided the votes in Congress to pass the Civil Rights Act and helped bring …

Why Europe’s energy policy has been a strategic success story

For Europe, it has been a rough year, or perhaps more accurately a rough decade. The terrorist attacks in London, Madrid, and elsewhere have taken a …

City-building Asia-style makes Toronto look like a backwater

Anyone who visits the booming cities of East Asia can't fail to marvel at how fast they are progressing, and how stuck we seem to be. Come home from Shanghai or Singapore and everything looks shabby and out of date. It is like returning to a sleepy village where the elders suck on their pipes while …

10 Lessons Kids Learn by Traveling

Some of my friends have said they will wait until their kids get older before they start traveling with them because, "They will get more out of it then." Sure kids will appreciate some activities better if they are older, but if you plan trips that are appropriate for their age they will gain …

How Islam Created Europe

In late antiquity, the religion split the Mediterranean world in two. Now it is remaking the Continent.<p>Europe was essentially defined by Islam. And Islam is redefining it now.<p>For centuries in early and middle antiquity, <i>Europe</i> meant the world surrounding the Mediterranean, or <i>Mare Nostrum</i> (“Our …

North Africa

The Forgotten Soviet Space Shuttle Could Fly Itself

During the Cold War, the USSR built a look-alike space shuttle to compete with the U.S. program.<p>The space shuttle program is history now, but its iconic names still stir memories of spaceflight adventure: <i>Enterprise</i>, <i>Challenger</i>, <i>Buran</i>.<p>Wait, <i>Buran</i>?<p>That name did indeed adorn a space shuttle, a Soviet …

'Hey Siri, Fire For Effect': US Army Seeks Voice-Controlled Gear

<b>A soldier in a Humvee who needs</b> access to a map of land mines does not have time to type in a 10-character password and insert a smartcard to prove …

Watch a Timelapse Video of the Longest Train Ride in India

A musician travels 2,655 miles in three days to see the beauty of India.<p>Traveling by train is one of the most popular ways to explore India. Ed …