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U.N. envoy: Don't let Kobani fall to ISIS

Kurdish fighters defending the key Syrian border city of Kobani are dangerously outmatched as ISIS advances, a top United Nations official said Tuesday, calling for the international community to step in.<p>"They have been defending themselves with great courage. But they are now very close to not …

Bungie Talks Raid Matchmaking, Private Matches in Destiny

Not now, but maybe one day.<p>Bungie has revealed discussions are ongoing about adding Raid matchmaking and private matches to Destiny.<p>Community manager …

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<b>NASA Tells Space Cowboy Concept To Mount Up</b><p>by Michael Keller<p>Earlier this month, NASA awarded $100,000 to a Washington-based company to develop their …

I’d like to die on Mars

Africa, which has succeeded in joining certain global value chains, remains, nevertheless, a...<p>By 2030, some 19m people per day—or 7bn per year—will …

Iraq crisis: Fighting in Tikrit after 'caliphate' declared

http://vod-pro-ww-live.akamaized.net/mps_h264_hi/public/news/world/1089000/1089227_h264_1500k.mp4?__gda__=1527313186_edca748dea12fd926b0af621ced5a32e<p><b>Fresh clashes have been reported between jihadist-led Sunni rebels and government forces around the Iraqi city of Tikrit.</b><p>Witnesses said there had been …

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Exclusive: U.S. government scientists retrace events leading to anthrax breach | Reuters

CHICAGO (Reuters) - Scientists at the U.S Centers for Disease Control and Prevention are conducting tests to see whether the procedure they followed to kill anthrax, though flawed by their own standards, may nevertheless have killed the potentially deadly pathogen before it was sent to less-secure …

Israeli air strike kills Palestinians in Gaza

An Israeli air raid has killed two Palestinians and critically wounded a third in the Gaza Strip, medical officials in the Hamas-ruled Palestinian territory say.<p>Friday's attack targeted a car travelling along a coastal road near a beach refugee camp in Gaza, Reuters news agency reported quoting …

Ebola now out of control in West Africa as WHO fears cross border contamination

CDC recommends testing procedure that can detect HIV four weeks earlier

Today is National HIV testing day, so it’s only fitting that the CDC announced on Thursday that it was recommending a new HIV testing approach that can diagnose HIV three to four weeks earlier than the previous recommended testing procedure.<p>Currently, most tests can only detect HIV about one or two …

Obama asks Congress for $500 million to train Syria rebels

President<p>Obamaon Thursday asked Congress for the first time to approve direct U.S. military training for Syrian rebels, but he remains deeply ambivalent about intervening in a deadly conflict that has spilled over into neighboring Iraq, U.S. officials said.<p>Obama asked for $500 million to "train and …

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U.S. armed drones over Baghdad, official says

Armed drones. Mass graves. Kirkuk's effective annexation. The Iraq crisis escalated Friday.<p>A U.S. official confirmed to CNN that armed American drones started flying over Baghdad in the previous 24 hours to provide additional protection for 180 U.S. military advisers in the area. Until now, U.S. …

EPA Science Advisers Call For Stronger Smog Rules

WASHINGTON -– Environmental Protection Agency science advisers have recommended the agency strengthen ozone pollution standards in order to protect public health.<p>Ground-level ozone pollution -- often referred to as smog -- is created by chemical reactions between nitrogen oxide and volatile organic …

Email Shows GM Exec Was Informed of Ignition Defect in 2005

A GM engineer who once reported to CEO Mary Barra and is now a vice president at the company was involved in a debate in 2005 over how to fix the ignition problem that led to the recall of millions of vehicles, company documents show.<p>While attention has previously focused on Ray DeGiorgio, the …

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Texas man pleads guilty to attempting to join ISIS' jihad in Syria

http://ht.cdn.turner.com/cnn/big/crime/2014/06/19/newday-dnt-ed-lavandera-texas-terrorism-arrests.cnn_19091337_768x432_1300k.mp4<p>Police nabbed him just as he was boarding a plane to travel from Texas to Europe, but Michael Todd Wolfe's final destination was Syria, where he planned to join violent …

'Corrosive culture,' weak leadership cripple VA, report says

The Veterans Affairs health care system needs to be overhauled because of unresponsive leadership and a "corrosive culture" that affects the delivery of medical care, said a report delivered Friday to President Barack Obama.<p>"It is clear that there are significant and chronic systemic failures that …

Aereo suspends TV service...but not 'shutting down'

Aereo, the streaming TV service, will shut down -- only temporarily, it says -- in the wake of Wednesday's climactic Supreme Court ruling against it.<p>The court ruling found that Aereo violates copyright law by picking up the signals of local television stations and retransmitting them via the …

Ukrainian President: Peace depends on Putin's mood

New Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko says peace is possible if Russian President Vladimir Putin is in the right mood.<p>"Sometimes, the position of Mr. Putin is quite pragmatic, sometimes it is very emotional," Poroshenko told CNN's Christiane Amanpour on Thursday in an exclusive interview, his …

Iraqi troops push to retake Tikrit from rebels, parties pursue talks | Reuters

BAGHDAD (Reuters) - Iraqi government forces backed by helicopter gunships began an offensive on Saturday to retake the northern city of Tikrit from Sunni Islamist militants while party leaders pursued talks that could end Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki’s divisive rule.<p>Politicians in Baghdad and …

Armed Forces Day celebrations take place across UK

http://vod-pro-ww-live.akamaized.net/mps_h264_hi/public/news/uk/1088000/1088751_h264_1500k.mp4?__gda__=1524863089_f93b64974557c4bf1d8c9f3c67dc8bf5<p><b>Armed Forces Day has been marked with celebrations across the UK.</b><p>Hundreds of veterans, serving personnel and cadets joined the Princess Royal and the …

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‘Drastic action’ needed to stamp out killer Ebola virus

Authorities in Sierra Leone have warned that sheltering anyone infected with the Ebola virus will be treated as a serious crime.<p>It comes after the World Health Organisation demanded “drastic action” to stop the spread of the killer virus.<p>As many of 399 deaths have been reported in the West African …

Israel 'ready' to launch major offensive on Gaza militant groups

Benjamin Netanyahu, Israel's prime minister, warns of large-scale response to increase in rocket fire from Gaza<p><b>Israel</b> is prepared to a launch a renewed large-scale offensive against militant groups in Gaza in response to an increase in rocket fire from the tiny coastal territory, the country’s …

Israeli leader calls for independent Kurdistan

TEL AVIV, Israel (AP) — Seizing on the mayhem in Iraq, Israel's prime minister on Sunday called for the establishment of an independent Kurdistan as …

Divergent visions could split Iraq's Sunni revolt

BAGHDAD/DUBAI (Reuters) - The militants dismantling Iraq’s borders and threatening regional war are far from united — theirs is a marriage of convenience between ultra-hardline religious zealots and more pragmatic Sunni armed groups.<p>A fighter of the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) holds …