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Erik Sorto, a 34-year old American, has been unable to move his arms or legs for more than a decade, since a gunshot wound left him paralysed from the neck down. Even now, he misses the little things.
“I want to be able to drink my own beer - to be able to take a drink at my own pace, when I want to …The Brain
Islamic State group militants searched through the Syrian town of Palmyra for government troops and fighters, using lists of names and informers to track them down and shooting some in the head on the spot, activists said Friday, estimating at least 150 have been killed in the past two days.
The …Islamic State (ISIS)
Audi researchers have successfully made 100-octane gas from plant matter. Their next goal: Gasoline from water, CO2, and hydrogen.
Researchers at Audi have managed to do something that at first blush sounds impossible, or at least, highly illogical: They've created a small batch of synthetic …Gasoline
Yumbis, 70km north of city where 148 people were killed in university siege, raided by Somalia-based armed group.
The Somalia-based al-Shabab group has raided a village in northeastern Kenya, days after a similar operation in a nearby town.
A statement released by the Kenyan interior ministry on …Africa
Kim Jong-chul is clearly a big Clapton fan
Footage has emerged that appears to show the older brother of North Korean dictator Kim Jong-Un attending two Eric Clapton concerts in London. According to the BBC, Kim Jong-chul has been seen attending Clapton concerts abroad in the past, in Germany and in …Eric Clapton
A suicide bomb attack during Friday prayers at a Shia mosque in eastern Saudi Arabia has killed 20 people and injured more than 50, according to local residents and hospital officials.
Islamic State claimed responsibility for the attack, US-based monitoring group SITE said on its Twitter account. …Religion
Fingerprints left on sticky tape used in the making of a bomb led Friday to a life sentence for a London taxi driver for the 2007 murder of a U.S. soldier in Iraq.
With the help of that evidence, a UK court ruled that Sgt. 1st Class Randy Johnson, 34, was killed by a roadside explosive device that …Randy Johnson
Verdict in trial of Anis Abid Sardar, from north-west London, accused of murdering Sergeant First Class Randy Johnson in roadside bombing
A British man is facing a lengthy prison sentence after being found guilty of building bombs in a "deadly" campaign to kill American soldiers in Iraq.
In what is …Middle East
Prosecutors in Pakistan's Punjab province have charged 106 people in connection with the gruesome mob killing of a Christian couple who were incinerated in a brick kiln for allegedly desecrating a copy of the Quran.
In November, Sajjad Mesih and his wife, Shama — who was pregnant when the couple in …Pakistan
The Cuban government no longer has to deal solely in cash in the United States. It now has an account at an American bank.
Stonegate Bank, a Florida-based bank that opened only a decade ago, will host the Cuban government's finances.
It's another step forward in renewing U.S.-Cuba ties that will make …Banking
A British schoolgirl's plan to travel to Syria to join Islamic State has been disrupted after an undercover newspaper investigation, police have said.
Scotland Yard said it was alerted to the "vulnerable" 16-year-old from east London by the Daily Mail.
Officers said they were working with her family …United Kingdom
A year after the military seized power in a bloodless coup, critics appear to have been effectively silenced.
Bangkok, Thailand - It is quiet, it is calm. One year after the military announced martial law, suspended the constitution and took control of the country, there is scant sign of public …Asia
Pentagon makes first admission that civilians have died as a result of aerial campaign against Isil
US air strikes against Islamist extremists in Syria killed two children by mistake, officials said on Thursday, marking the first time the American military acknowledged inflicting civilian casualties …International Relations
Israel’s new deputy foreign minister on Thursday delivered a defiant message to the international community, saying that Israel owes no apologies for its policies in the Holy Land and citing religious texts to back her belief that it belongs to the Jewish people.
The speech by Tzipi Hotovely …Middle East
BEIJING (Reuters) - China said on Friday it was "strongly dissatisfied" after a U.S. military plane flew over part of the South China Sea near where China is building artificial islands, and called on the United States to stop such action or risk causing an accident.
The Chinese navy issued eight …Asia
Militants from Somalia-based al Shabaab attacked a village in northeast Kenya but were beaten back by security forces, the Interior Ministry said on Friday.
It said the militants entered the village of Yumbis, 70 km (45 miles) north of the town of Garissa, late on Thursday.
“Security forces swiftly …Al-Shabaab
The FBI arrested two men in Southern California, including one at Los Angeles International Airport, on suspicion of terrorism related charges, law enforcement officials told NBC News.
The men are suspected of planning to travel abroad to join ISIS, sources said. They were identified Friday as …FBI
Since the general election of January 25th when the Syriza led coalition government was elected it has has failed on six occasions to present to its international creditors a meaningful set of reforms that would have paved the way for the next tranche of bailout money to be advanced and so avoid a …Greece
The U.S. military has begun to carefully but publicly challenge Chinese island-building on disputed reefs and shoals in the South China Sea, creating fresh tension in a potential global tinderbox as both countries shift forces into the area.
In the latest incident, a Chinese military dispatcher …Asia
Financial Conduct Authority's £284.4m penalty comes amid $6bn in fines for six banks for foreign exchange manipulation
Barclays has been handed the biggest UK bank fine in history as six banks were ordered to pay $6bn (£3.9bn) over manipulating the foreign exchange markets.
The Financial Conduct …Currency Trading
The Chinese navy issued warnings eight times as a U.S. surveillance plane on Wednesday swooped over islands that Beijing is using to extend its zone of influence.
The series of man-made islands and the massive Chinese military build-up on them have alarmed the Pentagon, which is carrying out the …Asia
China's richest man, Li Hejun, is having a really bad week.
Li, chairman of solar panel firm Hanergy, lost $15 billion on Wednesday when the stock plummeted 47% in Hong Kong trading -- in about an hour. The company itself lost $18.6 billion in market value.
Trading in Hanergy shares was halted …Asia
MOSCOW (Reuters) - A Moscow court on Wednesday arrested a suspected Lithuanian spy, a spokeswoman said, highlighting growing tension between Moscow and the former Soviet state now a member of the European Union and NATO.
Lithuania, a Baltic state with a significant Russian minority population, has …Russia
Eight men have been charged with conspiracy to burgle, following the Hatton Garden jewellery raid.
Detectives from the Metropolitan police’s flying squad charged Terry Perkins, 67, Daniel Jones, 58, and Hugh Doyle, 48, all from Enfield, along with William Lincoln, 59, of Bethnal Green, east London, …England
LONDON (Reuters) - Video footage of a barrel bomb being dropped by Syrian government forces shows President Bashar al-Assad's denial that they are being used is a lie, British Foreign Secretary Philip Hammond said on Wednesday.
Britain's Foreign Office said the footage was discovered on a mobile …Barrels
The unmanned spacecraft is on its fourth journey, and has a mystery mission
The U.S. Air Force sent its unmanned X-37B spacecraft into orbit for the fourth time on Wednesday
The X-37B is one of two spacecraft, built for the Air Force by Boeing, first launched in 2010. Its mission? That’s a secret.
TAMPA, Fla. (Reuters) - A record dolphin die-off in the northern Gulf of Mexico was caused by the largest oil spill in U.S. history, researchers said on Wednesday, citing a new study that found many of the dolphins died with rare lesions linked to petroleum exposure.
Scientists said the study of …Oil Spills
YOLA, Nigeria (AP) — A Nigerian intelligence officer and a camp official say the 275 women, girls and children rescued from Boko Haram have been taken into military custody amid suspicions that some are aiding the Islamic extremists.
They say soldiers took the group Tuesday from the Malkohi …Boko Haram
Iraq's government has allowed people displaced by the violence in the western province of Anbar to enter Baghdad, after waiving restrictions.
More than 40,000 people fled their homes after Islamic State militants seized the city of Ramadi on Friday.
Many were stranded on open land until being allowed …Middle East