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People Are Seriously Freaking Out About The Eclipse, Supermoon and Equinox

In case you haven’t heard, there will be three celestial events on Friday, March 20: the vernal equinox, a supermoon and a solar eclipse.<p>But not everyone’s at ease about the unusual confluence of these events -- and the solar eclipse, in particular, is generating quite a lot of buzz.<p>Need proof? …

Fighter jets sent to escort Russian bombers away from UK airspace

Britain scrambled fighter jets on Thursday after two Russian military aircraft were spotted near its airspace, officials have confirmed.<p>The Ministry of Defence (MOD) said the Russian Bear bombers were seen off the coast of Cornwall, south-west England, but did not enter Britain’s airspace.<p>Royal Air …

Russia's Putin 'real and present danger' to Baltics: UK defense minister

LONDON (Reuters) - Senior Western officials accused Russia on Thursday of redrawing the map of Europe by force and posing a threat to the Baltic states.<p>Russian President Vladimir Putin addresses during a joint news conference with Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban in Budapest February 17, 2015. …

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NATO sees Russia ready for Ukraine incursion

KIEV, Ukraine (AP) — Russia still has enough troops along Ukraine's border to mount a major incursion, NATO's top commander said Wednesday, and …

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In Tijuana, Mexicans Deported by U.S. Struggle to Find ‘Home’

Obama is reining in deportations, but for many in the border city it’s too late.<p>TIJUANA, Mexico—On the U.S. side of the border, an immigration officer unlocked a padlock on a metal door. On the other side, a Mexican officer unlocked another padlock. With that bit of antiquated protocol, the metal …

5 things to know about Obama and immigration

It's coming next week. Or next month. It'll protect 5 million undocumented immigrants from deportation. Or 3 million. Or less.<p>There's still a lot of uncertainty about President Obama's upcoming immigration executive order, since Obama himself has yet to make a final decision on an action to fix the …

Assad Unlikely to Compromise for US Coalition

The Syrian government was quick to inform the world it was aware of US and Arab allied strikes hitting the Islamic State (IS). A statement released on Syrian state television hours after the first strikes early Sept. 23 said Syria was informed via Washington's UN envoy, which was confirmed shortly …

Iran's Rouhani faults West contributing to rise of terrorism

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani on Thursday accused the West of creating terrorism and mistreating his country, even while promising that Tehran would cooperate on regional issues if the West would accept a compromisedealon Iran’snuclear program.<p>In an annual address to the U.N. General Assembly, …

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ISIS Is at Least Twice as Big as We First Thought It Was

This article is from the archive of our partner .<p>As the United States prepares to step up its campaign against ISIS, a new CIA report shows the …

Scientists Suggest Dark Matter Played Role in Dinosaurs’ Doom

The conventional wisdom is that a cosmic impact caused the extinction of the dinosaurs 65 million years ago — but now two scientists are adding an unconventional twist to the theory: Maybe, they say, dark matter helped.<p>The hypothesis, set forth in a research paper by Harvard theoretical physicists …

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Snow in Cairo Is a Winter Nightmare

Egypt is rarely predictable, which is why it wasn't surprising to see snow in the desert this weekend. By Friday morning, social media had gone mad with pictures of an Egyptian winter wonderland, but these photos didn't show the new problems the snow...<p><i>Image by Maha Salem.</i><p>Egypt is rarely …

Government Watchdog: We Have a Growing Federal Prison 'Crisis'

The Justice Department's Inspector General is out with his year-end review of federal law enforcement efforts. Its language is diplomatic but the message is clear: The feds need to do better, much better, on many fronts.<p>The Justice Department's Office of the Inspector General published Friday its …

North Korea 'summons business people from China'

<b>North Korean business people are being recalled from China following the execution of top official, Chang Song-thaek, says a South Korean report.</b><p>Leader Kim Jong-un may be purging associates of Mr Chang, who was in charge of economic ties with China.<p>Mr Kim has been pictured by state media for the …