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Seven killed in US cargo plane crash at Afghan base

<b>A US civilian cargo plane has crashed at Bagram airbase in Afghanistan, killing its seven crew, officials say.</b><p>The plane came down shortly after take-off and crashed within the boundaries of the huge US-run airbase, said a Nato spokesperson at the base.<p>The Taliban claimed responsibility for the …

S&P 500 Closes At Record High As U.S. Stocks Fire On All Cylinders

Stock markets continue to make record highs despite a languid economic environment. The S&P 500 close at its highest level ever on Monday, topping the latest record set on April 11 with the technology and materials sectors leading the way.<p>In the first trading session of what promises to be a busy …

Kings sale: NBA owners vote against move to Seattle

A committee voted against the relocation of the Kings franchise on Monday. This is certainly not what Seattle wanted to hear.<p>It looks like the Sacramento Kings will not be moving to Seattle. The group of seven NBA owners on the Relocation Committee voted to reject the team's sale to a Seattle-based …

Food addiction: could overeating be compulsive?

<b>Scientists are divided over whether or not addiction could be contributing to rising global obesity. Does food addiction really exist and - if it does - how can it be treated?</b><p>Getting a grip on addiction can be incredibly hard, as anyone who has ever tried to give up smoking, alcohol or even …

Elizabeth Colbert Busch attacks Sanford over affair during debate

One of the most eccentric congressional races in recent memory tilted towards the Democrats on Monday night after the party's candidate, Elizabeth …

Amanda Knox refuses to rule out return to Italy

Amanda Knox has refused to rule out a return to Italy for a retrial in the murder of British housemate Meredith Kercher.<p>Miss Knox, 25, was ordered to stand trial again by Italian authorities last month in the latest twist of the legal saga which had seen her acquitted on appeal in 2011 following …

Israeli security forces deployed in West Bank after settler is stabbed to death

Large numbers of Israeli security forces have been deployed in the West Bank after an Israeli settler was stabbed to death by a Palestinian amid …

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US forces in Afghanistan nearly destroyed vital airfield

US forces tearing down unwanted bases in Afghanistan nearly destroyed the only runway in a restive eastern province, even though major supply roads …

Ghost money from MI6 and CIA may fuel Afghan corruption, say diplomats

The CIA and MI6 have regularly given large cash payments to Hamid Karzai's office with the aim of maintaining access to the Afghan leader and his top …

Jason Collins on coming out: 'Hopefully I can be someone's role model'

Basketballer Jason Collins said on Tuesday he hoped he could be a role model for young people after coming out as the first openly gay player in one …

Bomb blast in south Afghanistan kills Nato troops

<b>Three members of the Nato-led International Security Assistance Force (Isaf) have been killed in a bomb attack in southern Afghanistan.</b><p>Officials blamed an improvised explosive device. The nationalities of those killed were not given.<p>Elsewhere, roadside bombs killed three Afghan civilians and …

Bombing In Syrian Capital Kills More Than A Dozen People

Syrian state TV is reporting that a bomb blast in Damascus has killed at least 13 people, a day after the country's prime minister narrowly escaped a car bomb.<p>The Associated Press reports:<p>"The bombings appear to be part of an accelerated campaign by opposition forces seeking to topple President …

22 Amazing Destinations You Can See With Google Street Views

That trip you'd been thinking about is so far down the horizon, you can barely make it out.<p>To top that off, your passport expired three months ago, you have a whopping credit card bill, and you need to pay a parking ticket. You are eternally trapped here, but through the power of The Internet you …

Summer Movie Preview: Iron Man 3, The Great Gatsby, Man Of Steel, and More

Watch This!<p>It’s been a slow year at the cinemas so far, with only a handful of films crossing the $100 million threshold—but all that will change on …