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America’s new military strategy singles out states like China and Russia as aggressive and threatening to US security interests, while warning of growing technological challenges and worsening global stability.
A somber report released Wednesday by General Martin Dempsey, the chairman of the joint …Russia
Starting July 1, smartphones sold in the state must come with software that lets users lock a stolen phone so it can't be used, making it harder to …Kill Switches
(CNN) — Recaptured escapee David Sweat has told police that he and Richard Matt conducted a practice run of their prison break the night before they disappeared from Clinton Correctional Facility in upstate New York, a state official says.
Agents with the state Inspector General's office have been …Policing
The FDA is considering whether to approve the experimental use of genetically modified mosquitoes in the Florida Keys to help stop the spread of dengue fever and other diseases. Mosquito control officials in the region say they hope to get approval to begin releasing the insects in the Keys as soon …Mosquitoes
What would America’s strategic options look like today? What would the world look like? Every player of the popular video game Civilization knows to …Iraq
Sky News obtains exclusive pictures of Seifeddine Rezgui strolling calmly along the shore with his Kalashnikov.Tunisia
MALONE, N.Y. — David Sweat, the surviving prison escapee on the run in northern New York, was shot by a state trooper on Sunday, according to three people briefed on the matter. His condition was unknown.
Mr. Sweat, 35, was alive and in custody, according to two of the people.
The shooting occurred …Convicts
Nasa and the International Space station suffered a “big loss” on Sunday, when the launch of a SpaceX supply mission to the International Space Station (ISS) ended in an explosion that destroyed an unmanned Dragon spacecraft and the Falcon 9 rocket propelling it.
A video posted to Instagram showed …Space
Protesters cheering the collapse of a £1m genetically-modified wheat trial seem too dim to realise that progress requires failure
Back in 2012, a group of clueless protesters tried to disrupt a trial of genetically-modified wheat, which was taking place in a field in Hertfordshire. The trial was the …Protest
SOUSSE, Tunisia (AP) -- Tunisia's prime minister announced on Saturday a string of new security measures including closing renegade mosques and calling up army reservists as thousands of tourists fled the North African country in wake of its worst terrorist attack …Security
The federal government is looking at suspending the citizenship privileges of sole Australian nationals fighting with terrorist groups, as the prime minister, Tony Abbott, says the Islamic State group is “coming after us”.
But Abbott says there will not be any immediate tightening of security in …Australia
MALONE, N.Y. – The shooting death of one escaped killer brought new energy to a weeks-long hunt for a second escaped murderer as helicopters, search dogs and hundreds of law enforcement officers converged on a wooded area 30 miles from the prison.
"Of course our preference would always be to capture …Democrats
Biologists tried to track the stealthy feline for decades but the lack of scientific proof had left them stumped.
Reported sightings in Eastern Canada …Animals
Carrie Goldberg has been helping victims of revenge porn wage legal battles against their exes since she founded her law firm in 2013, but until …
When Baghdad bought tens of millions of dollars’ worth of British-made A.D.E. 651s, advertised as a foolproof bomb detector, the Iraqi government thought it would be saving countless lives. But the devices were laughable—based on a toy—and, in the end, have led to many deaths. Iraq is not the only …Fraud
Anyone who’s purchased a new Samsung laptop has probably run into the company’s “software updater” tool, which promises to keep apps and drivers up to date on your computer.
That software does something slightly sinister in the background, however: it disables Windows Update. A post by Microsoft …Microsoft Windows
Between promoted tweets, unduly specific banner ads and a never-ending onslaught of marketing emails, it's impossible to escape targeted advertising. Luckily, though, the white noise of the internet can largely be ignored or hidden by ad blockers and spam filters. But what if paper and ink letters …Advertising
Authorities in Chile’s capital shut down hundreds of businesses and ordered hundreds of thousands of cars off the streets on Monday as a grey carpet of smog caused an environmental emergency in the city hosting the Copa America soccer tournament.
The emergency was declared ended on Monday evening …Smog
Sydney is deploying a high-tech system that literally sniffs out vandals on its rail network. The CEO of Sydney Trains, Howard Collins, calls the new system Mousetrap.
"So our new operation, Mousetrap, is what it says it does. It detects, covertly, people vandalizing our trains," he said.
When a …Graffiti
1. If you get stuck in riptide, remain calm and swim parallel to shore. Swimming to the shore will just tire you out faster.
2. When crying for help, …Someday
In 2006, the Danish Security and Intelligence Service approached Ali Ibrahim, a Danish citizen of Lebanese descent, with a proposal to become an informer.
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Ali and two other Muslim Danish citizens reveal for the first time how they were approached by the …Torture
Tusks carved with African motifs, trinkets silhouetted with the shapes of tigers or Chinese men, and ornamented jewelry–one ton of confiscated ivory items in total—was turned to dust Friday, June 19 in the middle of New York City’s iconic Times Square.
Most of the material destroyed had been seized …Ivory Trade
South Carolina governor has called for the execution of Dylann Roof, charged with nine murders at a black church in Charleston. The Department of …Death Penalty
CHARLESTON, S.C. — The 21-year-old man who is suspected of killing nine people in one of the South’s most storied black churches was charged Friday with nine counts of murder and possession of a firearm during the commission of a violent crime, the police said, offenses that could lead to the death …Charleston
Hundreds of millions of users of Samsung Galaxy smartphone models S4 through S6 are potentially vulnerable to a computer bug that researchers disclosed at the Black Hat Conference in London on Tuesday.
The flaw, discovered by a Ryan Welton, a researcher at the cybersecurity firm NowSecure, lets …Security
Dylann Roof's roommate says the suspect was planning something big leading up to the alleged shooting at a South Carolina church Wednesday that left nine people dead.
Dalton Tyler told ABC News that he'd known Roof for at least seven months, and that the 21-year-old was "planning something like that …Charleston Shooting
For several hours today, websites operated by the Government of Canada were inaccessible.According to Treasury Board President Tony Clement, it’s …Government (Canada)