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Institute for the Study of War

ISW assessed in early June 2015 that one of ISIS’s most likely courses of action during the Islamic holy month of Ramadan would be to declare a …

Middle East

Al Qaeda kills two Saudis accused of spying for America: residents | Reuters

ADEN (Reuters) - Al Qaeda militants in Yemen killed two alleged Saudi spies on Wednesday, residents said, accusing them of planting tracking devices which enabled the assassination of the group’s leader in a suspected U.S. drone strike last week.<p>Yemeni Al Qaeda chief Nasser al-Wuhayshi speaks at an …

Al-Qaeda

China must grant Hong Kong genuine democracy, says activist on eve of vote

Chairman of Hong Kong’s Democratic party says he believes pro-democracy lawmakers will reject the Beijing-backed ‘political reform package’<p>The Chinese president, Xi Jinping, must prove to the world he is a reformer by granting Hong Kong genuine democracy, a leading activist has said on the eve of a …

China

China says South China Sea island building work to be completed ’in the upcoming days’

China will complete land reclamation projects on its disputed South China Sea territorial claims as planned within days, the Foreign Ministry said Tuesday, in an apparent bid to reassure its neighbours over moves seen as sharpening tensions in the strategically vital region.<p>However, in a sign that …

Profits are coming: How Game of Thrones invigorated Hollywood

As the fifth season of the popular HBO show wraps up, we take a look at how Hollywood is playing up GoT’s tropes to achieve box office glory<p>The finale of the fifth season of Game of Thrones came to a close, as many predicted, in a torrent of controversy. Blood was spilled and the shocks unravelled. …

TV Series

Disagreeable Teens Fail To Understand Their Blind Spots, Research Reveals

Disagreeable teens tend to grow up into disagreeable adults. A 10-year study finds that disagreeable teens often have no awareness that their behavior is harming their relationships.<p>Transcript<p>STEVE INSKEEP, HOST:<p>Next, let's talk about teenagers, specifically disagreeable teenagers. There are some. …

Psychology

Cybersecurity Firm LastPass Hacked; User Data Stolen

In an era of infinite passwords, each with slightly different requirements, LastPass — a company that allows customers to store their password …

Information Systems

Al Qaeda Confirms Death of Nasir al-Wuhayshi, AQAP Leader and 2nd in Command

Al Qaeda confirmed Tuesday that it's No. 2 official — a former aide to Osama Bin Laden who rose to lead the terror group's powerful Yemen affiliate — was killed in a U.S. airstrike.<p>Rumors about Nasir al-Wuhayshi's death first circulated on social media and in the Yemeni press.<p>A video released by al …

Terrorism

Tropical Storm Bill dumping up to 12 inches of rain on already waterlogged Texas coast

Tropical Storm Bill barreled into the Texas coast Tuesday, packing howling winds and promising to dump as much as 12 inches of rain on a region still recovering from recent flooding in a powerful punch that belies predictions of a mild hurricane season.<p>The storm sent waves crashing against the …

Airbus to build 900 satellites for OneWeb internet-from-space project

Project partly funded by Richard Branson’s Virgin group aims to create global communications network, launching the first of its orbiting fleet in 2018<p>Airbus will design and build about 900 satellites for privately owned OneWeb, which plans to offer high-speed, space-based internet access to …

Space Travel

North Korea boasts about rocket testings

<b>(CNN) —</b> Kim Jong Un watched two drills featuring what North Korean media called a new type of "anti-ship rockets," according to the country's newspaper Rodong Sinmun.<p>The front page of the state newspaper featured pictures of a beaming Kim leaning back in a chair, surrounded by his smiling military …

North Korea

'Vast majority' of users safe after hack, LastPass CEO says

Attackers stole usernames and clues to master passwords, the company says, but are unable to breach the vast store of encrypted passwords the service manages.<p>Apparently, a gateway to an untold number passwords is a tempting target for hackers.<p>Password manager LastPass on Monday announced that …

Cybersecurity