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North Korea: Kim Jong-un judges rocket shooting contest - video

North Korea's state television broadcasts footage of its leader Kim Jong-un watching an artillery unit conduct a shooting contest. Kim, accompanied by high-ranking military officers, can be seen looking through binoculars before judging the marksmanship of his army officers - the best of whom are …

First Video of Plane's Crash Landing Shown on CNN

The first video of Saturday's tragic crash landing of Asiana Airlines Flight 214 in which two people died has surfaced. It was shot by an amateur …

North Korea is taking the world for a ride

North Korea continues to play cops and robbers with the international community, excelling in the latter role with the use of deception to enhance …

9th International Colloquium on the Philosophy of Technology

The IEET is a 501(c)3 non-profit, tax-exempt organization registered in the State of Connecticut in the United States.<p>Executive Director, Dr. James …

Does North Korea’s Latest Tantrum Signal Internal Dispute?

What caused North Korea’s sudden change-of-heart – this time – to run away from inter-Korean rapprochement?<p>While Pyongyang’s caprice has been routinely featured in the history of the two Koreas, experts say Saturday’s abrupt indefinite postponement of reunions of families separated by the 1950-1953 …

BlackBerry saved ... for now

Is there such thing as a mercy takeover?<p>Is there such thing as a mercy takeover? Fairfax Financial and an unnamed group of investors are proposing to …

Judy Hall

John Kerry gives Syria week to hand over chemical weapons or face attack

The US secretary of state has said that President Bashar al-Assad has one week to hand over his entire stock of chemical weapons to avoid a military attack. But John Kerry added that he had no expectation that the Syrian leader would comply.<p>Kerry also said he had no doubt that Assad was responsible …

U.S. official says North Korea should live up to its commitments

SEOUL, Sept. 6 (UPI) -- A senior U.S. diplomat said Friday North Korea must implement its prior commitments before the stalled six-nation talks on …

South Korea’s Flag May Rise in North Korea

An unfamiliar song could fill North Korea’s Pyongyang Indoor Stadium next week: the South Korean national anthem.<p>North Korea said it would allow South Korea’s national anthem to be played and its flag displayed for the first time ever if a South Korean weightlifter wins gold at the Asian Cup …

Has North Korea║╞s ability to control military tensions and manage potential crises significantly decreased?<p>Kim Jong Il ratcheted tensions between …

Obama’s stand on Syria impacts Iran, N. Korea

WASHINGTON (AP) — For the first time in more than two years of a bloody civil war, US President Barack Obama has declared Syria a national security …

Here Come the Biggest Walmart Protests Since Black Friday

Bully Gets Dropped Like A Sack Of Potatoes

The guy flops around like a Stretch Armstrong in zero gravity.<p>video Watch Idiot Tourist Pretends To Be Asleep In Road Blocking Traffic: Things …

With Britain Out, Allies Abandon Obama on Syria

Will the U.S. now go it alone in Syria?<p>After the battle to secure a broad international coalition collapsed in disarray, President Obama has …

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North Korea threat of nuclear attack predictable but worrisome

Thursday’s announcement by North Korea that it could launch a pre-emptive nuclear attack against the United States in the face of new U.N. sanctions is a predictable escalation of the isolated nation’s increasingly aggressive stance toward Washington over the past year. But experts note that …

VIDEO: Russian Hovercraft Storms Ashore, Surprises Beachgoers

A giant Russian military hovercraft made an amphibious landing on a beach full of stunned sunbathers along the Baltic coast.<p>The massive 187-foot-long vessel, which rides on a cushion of air, is seen gently gliding up onto the sand as beachgoers in Mechnikovo, Kaliningrad, gawk and snap …

A Definitive Potty Training Guide

<b>Just kidding -- we have no idea either.</b><p><i>Written by Melinda Wenner Moyer for Slate</i><p>I can’t think of two words that elicit more anxiety and confusion among parents of toddlers than <i>potty training</i>. As the mother of a (still diaper-donning) 26-month-old boy, I am approaching the peak of toilet …

No batteries! Wireless tech recycles airborne radio waves

Researchers demonstrate how one payment card can transfer funds to another card by leveraging the existing wireless signals around them. Ambient RF signals are both the power source and the communication medium<p>A world full of Internet-connected devices is a giant step closer to reality thanks to a …

Moroccans confront child sex tourism

A young boy lights candles during a demonstration on August 6, 2013 in Casablanca, Morocco against the pardon by King Mohamed VI to a paedophile who was arrested on August 5 in Spain. AFP PHOTO / FADEL SENNA<p><b>Thursday, August 8 at 19:30 GMT:</b><p>What should be done to end the sexual exploitation of …

North Korea expands centrifuge plant

PYONGYANG, North Korea, Aug. 8 (UPI) -- Satellite photos of North Korea's Yongbyon nuclear complex indicate the expansion of a building that houses a …

Obama calls for phase-out of mortgage giants Fannie and Freddie

<b>(CNN)</b> – With the housing bust's epicenter as his backdrop, President Barack Obama called Tuesday for a full revamp of the government's involvement in home mortgages, including endorsing a full wind-down of loan giants Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac.<p>The 2008 government bailout of Fannie and Freddie …

Federal Officials Boosting Security Efforts Inside US Homeland

Federal authorities are boosting security in the United States after intelligence agencies detected a credible threat to Western interests overseas …

L.A. Sheriff Lee Baca says 'enough is enough' to prison releases

The prospect of seeing thousands of California prisoners released to the streets of Los Angeles, or even landing in the Los Angeles County jail, disturbs Sheriff Lee Baca.<p>"We are managing ... but we are at our capacity," said Baca's spokesman, Steve Whitmore. "The sheriff believes that we cannot …