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Man With Knife In Skull For Hours 'Wasn't Aware Of It'

When a Brazilian taxi driver got into a bar brawl, he didn't know when the fight actually came to a head -- his head.<p>Juacelo Nunes de Oliveira, 39, was stabbed during an argument, and it took more than three hours before he realized there was a blade running through his skull to his jaw bone, CNN …

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What U.S. Intelligence Predicted the World Would Look Like in 2015

Shortly before 9/11, officials foresaw a fundamental shift in the nature of power.<p>Nine months before the September 11 attacks—and just days after the Supreme Court halted the Florida recount, handing the presidency to George W. Bush—U.S. intelligence officials published an 85-page prediction for …

Gun Trouble

The rifle that today's infantry uses is little changed since the 1960s—and it is badly flawed. Military lives depend on these cheap composites of metal and plastic. So why can't the richest country in the world give its soldiers better ones?<p>One afternoon just a month and a half after the Battle of …

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Department Of Defense Tests A Bullet That Can Steer

Precision on the smallest scale<p>Since the first gun appeared on a battlefield, bullets have dealt death in straight lines. As the shortest distance between two points, lines are great, but they mean enemies can hide behind walls or buildings and not get hit, a clearly undesirable prospect for anyone …

Sony hack: Obama considers 'proportional response' against North Korea

The White House calls the hacking of the Sony studio a "serious national security matter," while Hollywood stars compare cancellation of The Interview to Neville Chamberlain's'appeasement of Adolf Hitler and a second film called Pyongyang is also pulled<p>The United States said a hacking attack on a …

What explains the continuing fascination with Charles Manson?

<b>What is it about the murderous cult leader Charles Manson, who committed his crimes more than 40 years ago, that continues to fascinate?</b><p>The stare is still the same. The hair may have greyed but the beard remains. With a swastika etched between his eyes, Charles Manson maintains an aura.<p>It is almost …

Islamic State and al-Qaida joining forces, sources say

Militant leaders from the Islamic State group and al-Qaida gathered at a farm house in northern Syria last week and agreed on a plan to stop fighting each other and work together against their opponents, a high-level Syrian opposition official and a rebel commander have told The Associated …

Polish woman declared dead wakes up in mortuary

<b>A Polish woman who spent 11 hours in cold storage in a mortuary after being declared dead has returned to her family, complaining of feeling cold.</b><p>Officials say Janina Kolkiewicz, 91, was declared dead after an examination by the family doctor.<p>However, mortuary staff were astonished to notice …

ISIS to Mint Own Currency Out of Gold, Silver and Copper

World<p>LONDON — ISIS is planning to mint its own currency, the Islamist terror group said in a statement. The gold, silver and copper coins will be issued to replace the "oppressive monetary system imposed on Muslims that led to their enslavement and the wasting of the wealth of the nation," said the …

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Why is the Rosetta comet landing so exciting?

“Excitement is rising and so is our nervousness,” said Hermann Boehnhardt, lead scientist on the Philae lander, which was released from its mothership Rosetta on Wednesday morning en route for its rendezvous with comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko.<p>Shortly after 1600 GMT, having travelled more than six …

Philae Probe Transmits Data From Comet 317 Million Miles Away

Space<p>DARMSTADT, Germany — After a suspense-packed, seven-hour descent, the European Space Agency's Philae lander made an unprecedented touchdown on the surface of a comet Wednesday — marking the high point of a $1.3 billion, 10-year mission.<p>Officials confirmed early Thursday that Philae was sending …

German police arrest suspected 'Islamic State' supporters | DW | 12.11.2014

Federal prosecutors on Wednesday announced the arrests had been made following raids on several apartments in and around the city of Cologne. The …

Turkey, Reluctant Partner In Obama ISIS Strategy, Frustrates U.S. Officials

WASHINGTON -- Turkey, with its resources, geographic position and potential regional sway, is uniquely suited to be the West's key partner against the Islamic State. Unfortunately, it's also more estranged from the U.S. than ever.<p>Despite facing the shared threat of an ambitious and powerful …

Lichtgrenze - 8,000 illuminated balloons to mark where the Berlin Wall used to be

<b>Lichtgrenze - 8,000 illuminated balloons to mark where the Berlin Wall used to be.</b> Commemorating the Fall of the Wall 25 years ago, numerous events were held this weekend across Berlin, remembering the Nov 9, 1989 event. Project Lichtgrenze 2014 (“lightborder”) was erected temporarily, dividing the city once more with a line of 8,000 illuminated balloons along a 15 km path once occupied by the Wall. The weekend was capped off by a large concert at Brandenburg Gate. More: …

Balloons and Beethoven: Fall of Berlin Wall ceremony sees only-in-Germany mix of triumph and tragedy

BERLIN — If memory needs places, Berlin was the place this weekend to remember the horror of the Berlin Wall and the joy of unexpected liberation …

Open the barrier! Meet the man who guarded the Berlin Wall and created history

<b>Werneuchen, Germany:</b> He might not agree with the label, but Harald Jaeger is the man credited with opening the Berlin Wall.<p>"It's not me who opened …

British drones carry out first strikes against Isil in Iraq

Ministry of Defence says RAF Reaper drone fires missile at Isil forces laying homemade bombs north of Baghdad<p>Britain has launched its first drone strikes against Isil fighters in <b>Iraq</b>.<p>The Ministry of Defence said an RAF Reaper drone had fired a Hellfire missile at Islamic State of Iraq and the …

These Stunning, Simple Posters Tell The Story Of The Syrian Revolution

“As a Syrian artist, that was naturally considered as a duty,” Cachoux says. “Every Syrian has to contribute to help the Syrian population that is …

Egypt armed group pledges allegiance to ISIL

Sinai-based Ansar Beit al-Maqdis group urges Muslims to support Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant.<p>Egypt's Ansar Beit al-Maqdis, the country's most active armed group, pledged its allegiance to the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) group, in a recording posted on its Twitter account.<p>If …

3D Robotics is building the drones that just about anyone can fly

The FAA might not know what to do with drones, but UAV technology is moving so fast we're thinking more "when," not "if" the skies will be filled with quadrocopters. To help more people jump into the future, 3D Robotics SVP of Sales and Marketing Colin Guinn joined us at Expand to show off the …

US air strikes destroy Isis convoy but reports leader hit are unconfirmed

Fighter jets from the US led coalition have destroyed a moving Islamic State (Isis) convoy near Mosul in northern Iraq. Iraqi officials said a number of top militants had been killed.<p>A US defence official was however unable to confirm reports that the group’s top commander, Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, …

Here's Why The Time Is Always Set To 9:41 In Apple Ads

It even extends to print ads and television commercials.<p>That time used to be 9:42. You could see it across various commercials, print ads, and even on Apple's website. The explanation was simple: That's the time in the morning that Steve Jobs announced the very first iPhone in 2007. Around 42 …