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US and Russia reach agreement in Syria weapons talks

Secretary of State John Kerry and Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov have reached an agreement on a framework for securing Syria's chemical weapons on the third day of intense negotiations in Geneva.<p>Syria has one week to comply. And if Syrian leaders fail to comply, the United States and Russia …

Prop. 8 backers make long-shot bid to stop same-sex marriage in California

The people behind California's Proposition 8 have launched a new legal effort to stop the state from permitting same-sex marriages.<p>It's a long shot, but it gets at an issue that has been lurking in the legal dispute all along. The question is whether they've gone to the right place to get it …

UK forces in Afghanistan begin vast equipment salvage operation

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Military

PRI

Khalid Sheik Mohammed, the self-described planner of the September 11th terrorist attacks, now sits in the prison at Guantanamo Bay.<p>When he was first detained a decade ago by the CIA, he was held in secret prisons in Eastern Europe and subjected to harsh interrogations.<p>Agency officers forced him to …

Canada train blast: More bodies found in Lac-Megantic

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Canada

George Zimmerman trial: jury to resume deliberations on second day

With police and civic leaders urging calm, a jury began deliberating on the fate of George Zimmerman after hearing duelling portraits of the neighbourhood watch captain: a cop wannabe who took the law into his own hands or a well-meaning volunteer who shot unarmed black teenager Trayvon Martin …

Justice

S.F. plane crash: Third victim dies

Image 1of/3<p>Caption<p>Close<p>A third passenger on the Asiana Airlines jet that crashed at San Francisco International Airport died Friday, the same day …

San Francisco

Train crash near Paris: 'at least six dead'

At least six people were killed and 192 injured after a packed rush-hour train derailed at high speed at a Paris commuter station.<p>The inter-city train crashed around 5.15pm local time in the suburb of Brétigny-sur-Orge, about 16 miles south of the French capital. It was heading for the city of …

France

Berlin Unexploded Bomb Shines Light on Buried Threat

An unexploded World War II bomb discovered this week is the tip of the iceberg.<p><b>Berlin traffic ground to a halt on Wednesday after a bomb was discovered 20 feet from a train track near the city's main station. Hundreds of people were evacuated from nearby hotels and apartments, schools in the area</b> …

52% of America Wants to Legalize Weed

This article is from the archive of our partner .<p>More than five months after two states voted to legalize marijuana — and as a host of other states …

North Korea gives nuclear-war warning

The North Korean army has warned the US that its military has been cleared to wage an attack using "smaller, lighter and diversified nuclear" weapons.<p>"The moment of explosion is approaching fast," the military said, warning that war could break out "today or tomorrow".<p>The statement, carried by the …

French Senate debates same-sex marriage

French senators have begun examining a controversial bill to legalise same-sex marriage and adoption, prompting protests by opponents keen to see the reform thrown out.<p>The bill, which would give same-sex couples the same rights as heterosexual couples to marry and adopt children, is expected to …

Italian president makes new bid to break political deadlock

Giorgio Napolitano, the Italian president, has asked "two restricted groups" to come up with a government programme in a bid to break a political deadlock - but stressed that outgoing Prime Minister Mario Monti remained in charge.<p>"I am preparing to ask two restricted groups of different …

Europe

China voices strong opposition to US cyber-espionage law

Government spokesman says limiting government purchases of Chinese IT "sends a very wrong signal"<p>China has come out in strong opposition to a new US law that restricts government purchases of Chinese technology, saying the measure threatens to harm economic relations between the two countries. The …

The US Needs To Wake Up To Threat Of Domestic Drones

I'm going to focus here most on domestic surveillance drones, but I want to say a few words about weaponized drones. The belief that weaponized drones won't be used on US soil is patently irrational. Of course they will be. It's not just likely but inevitable. Police departments are already …

‘BioShock Infinite’ Review: Already the Game of the Year

Critics are swooning over Irrational Games’s new game, and Brian Ries says it deserves all the applause.<p>It all begins with the Founding Fathers.<p>As I …

Robotic jellyfish could one day patrol oceans, clean oil spills, and detect pollutants

Researchers are working on a multi-university, nationwide project for the U.S. Navy that one day will put life-like autonomous robot jellyfish in …

Virginia Tech

China’s internet is better than yours

A new paper shines some light on the “next generation internet” China is building—and it’s far ahead of anything any other country has at the moment. The improvements aren’t just superficial faster broadband fluff either. They are deeply important changes to the very backbone of the system.<p>The …

China

North Korea declares 'state of war' against South

North Korea says it has entered a "state of war" against South Korea, according to a statement published by state-run KCNA service.<p>"Situations on the Korean Peninsula, which are neither in peace or at war, have come to an end," the statement, released on Saturday in Pyongyang, says, according to …