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Pilot in F-15 crash was decorated combat veteran

BOSTON (AP) — The pilot killed in the crash of an F-15 jet this week in the remote Virginia mountains was a decorated combat veteran with 17 years of …

Boy brings gun to school to stop baby brother from finding it at home

When a 5-year-old Pennsylvania boy found a loaded gun on a bed inside his family’s apartment, he decided to stuff it in his school backpack because he feared his 3-year-old brother might find the .22-caliber revolver and hurt himself.<p>The boy, whose name hasn’t been released to media, forgot about …

Fort Hood shooter says he wants to become 'citizen' of Islamic State caliphate

The convicted shooter in the Fort Hood massacre has written a letter to the leader of the Islamic State saying he wants to become a "citizen" of the caliphate, in the latest example of the terror group's reach inside the U.S.<p>The letter from Nidal Hasan, obtained by Fox News, comes after two …

A Tanker Carrying $100 Million of Disputed Oil Was Traveling Off the Texas Coast — and It Just Mysteriously Disappeared From Radar

An oil tanker traveling off the Texas coast with $100 million of disputed Kurdish oil has gone missing.<p>According to Reuters, the vessel completely disappeared from satellite tracking Thursday, showing no position on the AIS tracking system used by the U.S. Coat Guard.<p>Image source: U.S. Coast Guard …

U.S. sends arms to bolster Lebanon army after Islamist incursion

BEIRUT (Reuters) - The United States has begun delivering nearly $20 million of arms including assault rifles, anti-tank missiles and mortars to bolster Lebanon’s army after Islamist insurgents seized a border town for several days this month, U.S. officials said on Friday.<p>Lebanon, a country of …

Hamas leader praises 'balance of terror' with Israel as Abbas says Netanyahu agreed to Palestinian state

A jublilant speech from Khaled Meshaal, the leader of Hamas, and Mahmoud Abbas's declaration that Netanyahu has agreed to a Palestinians state, have added to anger over Netanyahu's ceasefire deal<p>Khaled Meshaal, the head of Hamas's political wing, has accused Israel of committing atrocities in Gaza …

Immigration activists push reform despite possible White House delay

Advocates pressing President Obama for an immediate immigration overhaul vowed Friday to continue to push for action, despite signs that the White House may postpone an expected change in deportation policy until after the November election.<p>"For us, the urgency is now," said Cristina Jimenez, a …

U.S. High-Altitude Missile System For S. Korea Upsets China, N. Korea, Russia, Poses Problems For South

The specter of Chinese warplanes buzzing U.S. and Japanese planes adds urgency to U.S. pressure for high-altitude defense in Asia against a still more formidable threat: that of missiles fired by North Korea and maybe even China.<p>Both the Pentagon and Japan’s defense ministry have protested the …

Qatar's role as US ally at odds with claims it sponsors terror

If the Middle East were one big room, Qatar would be the elephant, according to a growing number of regional experts who believe the oil rich emirate is propping up violent jihadists around the globe even as it poses as a U.S. ally and would-be broker of peace.<p>Israel has long complained of Qatar's …

Trapped miners rescued in Nicaragua; 5 remain

BONANZA, Nicaragua (AP) — Rescue workers and trapped miners alike frantically dug away at opposite sides of rock and mud that blocked a Nicaragua …

Scottish women may swing the referendum vote with three weeks to go

Less than three weeks before the referendum on Scottish independence, the forces of nationalism have suddenly appeared on the final bend of the campaign race and are picking up the pace.<p>One poll last week put the yes vote on 47%, but the "no" campaign has been quick to point out that, as every …

William McRaven: The man who hunted bin Laden (Opinion) - CNN.com

SEALs pioneered underwater warfare tactics, and are the only special forces personnel who are capable of advanced aquatic fighting tactics.<p>HIDE CAPTION<p><i>Editor's note: Peter Bergen is CNN's national security analyst, a vice president at the New America Foundation and the author of "Manhunt: The</i> …

Egypt Grand Mufti to rule on Badie sentence

Egypt's highest religious authority is due to decide whether to uphold a death sentence handed to the Muslim Brotherhood's spiritual leader, Mohamed Badie.<p>A court gave Badie the death penalty in June for the killing of police officers during a protest, but Shawki Allam rejected the sentence. In an …

Badie death sentence reduced to life in Egypt

Egypt's Grand Mufti has commuted the death sentence handed to the Muslim Brotherhood's leader, Mohamed Badie, to a life sentence.<p>The death sentences for five others were also reduced to life on Saturday by Shawki Allam, the country's highest religious authority. Six others were sentenced to death …

Feared Colombian militia leader arrested

A former head of a feared Colombian militia that was linked to more than 5,000 murders and a spate of disappearances has been arrested in Panama, Colombian police said.<p>Armando Perez, also known as Omega or Camilo, had been a leader of a bloc of right-wing paramilitary units and was hiding out in …

UN peacekeepers in Syria freed in firefight

Thirty-two UN peacekeepers from the Philippines have been rescued from unidentified fighters who had attacked their post on the Syrian side of the Golan Heights, the UN has said.<p>But another group of peacekeepers, also from the Philippines, remained trapped by the fighters, and a gun battle was …

Pakistan protesters clash with Islamabad police

http://vod-pro-ww-live.akamaized.net/mps_h264_hi/public/news/world/1104000/1104743_h264_1500k.mp4?__gda__=1534510282_c39efd625070c3e245f6d326d4e5f7bf<p><b>Pakistan police have fired tear gas at anti-government protesters marching on the official Islamabad residence of Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif.</b><p>The …

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Flying Past Neptune's Moon Triton

<b>Flying Past Neptune's Moon Triton</b><br>Image Credit: Voyager 2, +NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory, +NASA; Digital composition: Paul Schenk (LPI, USRA)<br>http://apod.nasa.gov/apod/ap140826.html<p>What would it look like to fly past Triton, the largest moon of planet Neptune? Only one spacecraft has ever done this -- and now, for the first time, images of this dramatic encounter have been gathered into a movie. On 1989 August 25, the Voyager 2 spacecraft shot through the Neptune system with cameras blazing. …

Islamic State 'beheading': A challenge to US? | US & Canada

The group known as Islamic State has released a gruesome video which purports to show one of its fighters beheading an American journalist.<p>It Is the latest propaganda offensive from a group growing in strength, confidence and numbers. Speaking with a British accent, one of the group’s fighters says …

Rights group says surge in Saudi beheadings

At least 19 people have been beheaded in Saudi Arabia this month for offences including drug smuggling and sorcery, according to Human Rights Watch (HRW).<p>The dead include four Saudi men executed in Najran province on Monday for smuggling hashish, and two foreigners - a Syrian and a Pakistani, …

Yemen leader urges army to step up security

President Abd Rabbu Mansour Hadi has urged Yemen's armed forces to "raise their level of vigilance" on the eve of the expiry of a rebel deadline for the government to quit.<p>Bracing for escalation during the weekly Friday prayers, Hadi on Thursday urged the armed forces to "be prepared to deal with …

Egypt calls for immediate Gaza ceasefire

Egypt has called on Israel and the Palestinians to accept an indefinite ceasefire and resume indirect talks in Cairo to end the Gaza crisis, Egypt's foreign ministry said in a statement.<p>The ministry on Saturday called for "concerned parties to accept a ceasefire of unlimited duration and to resume …

Iran refuses to open key base to IAEA

Iran will not give UN nuclear inspectors access to a military base that they have been seeking to visit since 2005, Iranian Defence Minister Hossein Dehgan has said.<p>Dehgan's comments came just two days before a deadline for Iran to give its response to the IAEA, the UN’s nuclear agency, over …

Yemen drones strikes cause civilians to 'fear the US as much as al-Qaeda'

Human Rights Watch accuses the US of breaking international law with drones strikes in Yemen.<p>America's campaign of drone strikes in <b>Yemen</b> have violated international law and led Yemenis to "fear the US as much as they fear al-Qaeda", according to a report by Human Rights Watch.<p>The new study …

Syria: Like it or not, we’ll have to talk to Bashar al-Assad

With Syria’s regime gaining the upper hand in the civil war, any peace plan will necessarily involve the country’s tyrannical leader<p>When, back in August, the Assad regime in <b>Syria</b> killed hundreds of civilians in a sarin gas attack on the suburbs of Damascus, it seemed hard to believe that the crisis …

Middle East

Saudi Arabia in diplomatic shift away from old ally US

A bitter diplomatic row between US and Saudi Arabia has burst into the open in a development that could threaten one of the Middle East’s core alliances and Washington’s leadership in the region<p>The public rupture saw the head of Saudi intelligence declare that the kingdom was “scaling back” …

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