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Japan fires world's most powerful laser and is compared to Death Star weapon

The Death Star weapon is here! Japan fires world's most powerful laser to produce energy equal to 1,000 times the planet's power consumption<p><b>LFEX</b> …

Greenpeace Activists Suspend Themselves From Portland Bridge To Stop Shell Ship Headed To Arctic For Oil Drill

<i>UPDATE: Shell's icebreaker ship, which had started heading towards the activists, has now turned back to the dock.</i><p>Suspended gracefully from the steel …

Chinese factory replaces 90% of humans with robots, production soars

Changying Precision Technology Company in Dongguan city has set up an unmanned factory run almost entirely by robots. The factory has since seen …

Robots

The Iran Nuke Documents Obama Doesn’t Want You to See

Seventeen unclassified Iran deal items have been locked in ultra-secure facilities ordinarily used for top secret info. Why is the Obama team trying …

Powerful storm hits Taiwan, millions without power, six dead

TAIPEI/YILAN, Taiwan (Reuters) - A powerful typhoon battered Taiwan on Saturday with strong wind and torrential rain, cutting power to 3.62 million households as the death toll rose to six.<p>Four people were missing and 101 were injured, authorities said. Hundreds of flights were delayed or canceled …

At least 12 dead as Mali siege ends, some U.N. workers freed

BAMAKO (Reuters) - At least 12 people were killed during a nearly 24-hour siege of a hotel in central Mali seized by suspected Islamist gunmen that ended on Saturday as security forces stormed the building and released some of the United Nations workers trapped inside.<p>Four U.N. contractors were …

Bangladesh blogger Niloy Neel hacked to death by suspected al-Qaeda militants

Niloy Neel, a secular blogger, was hacked to death at his flat in Dhaka today by five machete-wielding assailants<p>By: | Dhaka |<p>A 40-year-old secular …

Extremism

German Ex-Rapper 'Stars' In IS Recruitment Video

A German former rapper turned Islamic State (IS) militant has "starred" in a recruitment video by IS's new Russian-language propaganda wing, Furat …

Caucasus

Five Women Accused of Witchcraft Beaten to Death in Eastern India

Police arrest around 50 villagers, who had blamed victims for series of misfortunes<p>PATNA, India—Dozens of villagers in eastern India beat to death five women on Saturday, accusing them of practicing witchcraft and blaming them for a series of misfortunes in the village, police said.<p>Residents of …

Georgian Ex-President Mikheil Saakashvili Vows to Tackle Corruption in Ukraine

Former nemesis of Russia now serves as governor in Ukraine’s main port of Odessa<p>KOMINTERNIVSKE, Ukraine—For residents of this small town in southern Ukraine, the new regional governor’s inaugural visit was surprising: He came not in an official motorcade, but on a cramped minibus.<p>Mikheil …

Russia