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6 scientists who regretted their greatest inventions

Not often do you get a great idea. Even less often does anyone get a world-changing one. But what happens if these brilliant insights end up causing …

SOUTH KOREA: North Korea intermediate-range missile test fails again

A defense ministry official told Reuters that it appeared to be a Musudan missile with a range of more than 3,000 km (1,800 miles) - the same type of missile believed to have failed in a test launch earlier this month.<p>(Reporting by Ju-min Park; Editing by Tony Munroe and Raju Gopalakrishnan)

Russia sends police puppy to France to replace Diesel

In show of solidarity, Russian interior ministry has sent a puppy to France to replace Diesel the police dog who was killed in action last week<p>Russia is to send a puppy to France to replace Diesel, the police dog which was shot and killed during anti-terror raids in Paris last week.<p>The Russia dog – …

Black Activist Punched at Donald Trump Rally

A black activist was reportedly punched and choked before being kicked out of a Donald Trump rally Saturday in Birmingham, Ala.<p>According to the …

China and the US create a 'space hotline' to avoid conflicts

The Kremlin and the White House famously established a hotline between each other during the Cold War to avoid annihilating each other by mistake, and history is repeating itself now that China is a powerhouse. China and the US have set up a "space hotline" to prevent orbital mishaps and …

Syria fighters may be fueled by amphetamines

<b>(CNN) —</b> Islamic State fighters may be fueled not only by ideological fervor, but also by a black-market amphetamine popular in the Middle East.<p>One 19-year-old fighter named Kareem, who said he fought alongside ISIS for more than a year, last year told CNN's Ivan Watson, "They gave us drugs, …

Former South Korean President Kim Young-sam, who led transition to democracy, dies at age 87

Former President Kim Young-sam, who formally ended decades of military rule in South Korea and accepted a massive international bailout during the 1997-1998 Asian financial crisis, died Sunday. He was 87.<p>The chief of Seoul National University Hospital, Oh Byung-Hee, told a televised briefing that …

Apple Core Thrown Over Fence Puts White House on Lockdown

An apple core thrown over a White House fence prompted security officials to clear a portion of Pennsylvania Avenue, the Secret Service said.<p>Parts of the avenue in front of the White House were cleared after the incident shortly before 4:30 p.m. Saturday.<p>The White House was briefly placed into …

Doctors Without Borders say one of their hospitals in Syria was bombed in air strike

A hospital supported by Doctors Without Borders near the Syrian capital of Damascus was hit by missiles during an air strike on November 19, according to a statement on the organization's website.<p>"Approximately 30 minutes after the town of Erbin came under aerial attack at 2:30 p.m. on Thursday, …

The Latest: Myanmar leader thanked for move toward democracy

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — Ten Southeast Asian heads of state and nine world leaders, including President Barack Obama, are meeting in Malaysia to …

French jets bomb Syria in the ISIS stronghold of Raqqa

<b>(CNN) —</b> French fighter jets bombed a series of ISIS sites in Raqqa, Syria, on Sunday in what officials described as a major bombardment.<p>The airstrikes came two days after a series of terrorist attacks in Paris. ISIS has claimed responsibility for the attacks, which France's President described as …

Head of Kremlin staff says cosmodrome is example of corruption: RIA

MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russia's Vostochny Cosmodrome is an "egregious" example of corruption, the head of the Kremlin administration Sergei Ivanov said on Monday, the RIA news agency reported.<p>The cosmodrome, presently under construction in Russia's Far East, is intended to reduce Russia's reliance on …

Arizona earthquakes: 3 strike Phoenix area; several other cities shaken

<b>(CNN) —</b> A series of minor earthquakes jolted the Phoenix area Sunday night, sending shock waves through several cities.<p>All three took place near Black Canyon City, Arizona, about 45 miles north of Phoenix.<p>The first, a magnitude 3.2 quake, struck at 8:59 p.m. (10:59 p.m. ET), the U.S. Geological …

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North Korean defector trained in propaganda art now uses it to mock rulers

Sun Mu spreads paper painted with the names Kim Il Sung and Kim Jong Il over the concrete floor of an art gallery. He lays the broad sheet at the gallery's entrance so that to view his work, visitors must step on the names of North Korea's late leaders, spreading dirt from their shoes into names …

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Fred Thompson, former U.S. senator and actor, dies in Tennessee

<b>(CNN) —</b> Fred Thompson, a former U.S. senator for Tennessee and actor, has died. He was 73.<p>Thompson died after a recurrence of lymphoma, his family said in a statement Sunday. He was first diagnosed with non-Hodgkin's lymphoma more than a decade ago.<p>"It is with a heavy heart and a deep sense of …

Russian plane broke apart high above the Sinai Peninsula, official says

The Russian plane that crashed in Egypt's Sinai Peninsula over the weekend, killing all 224 people aboard, broke up high in the air, an official said Sunday, bolstering theories that the craft had a preexisting problem that led to structural failure.<p>The cause of Saturday's crash remains unknown, …

Canadian researcher targeted by hate campaign over Fukushima findings

Jay Cullen never expected the world of hate he encountered when he began to post scientific information about the impact of the Fukushima accident on the Pacific Ocean.<p>Criticism was anticipated – but then he started getting death threats.<p>After the Japanese nuclear reactor melted down in 2011, …

Operation KKK Is Beginning To Unmask Hate Group Members

Operation KKK, an Anonymous-led effort to shut down the Ku Klux Klan, has begun in earnest. The main Twitter account is reporting that many KKK-related sites are down after concerted hacking efforts and that more are to come as they prepare for an action called HoodsOff on November 5.<p>The Ku Klux …

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Video shows rhinoceros ramming car in safari park<p>Pakistan's new prime minister faces challenge to eradicate polio<p>A timeline of the 2017 protests in …

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The Large Hadron Collider's next upgrade is moving forward

The Large Hadron Collider recently got back to work after a two-year layoff for maintenance and upgrades, but soon it will go under the knife again. Last week 230 scientists met at CERN in Switzerland to discuss the High-Luminosity LHC (HL-LHC) project, and move it from the development phase to the …

Airbus Wants To Literally Seat Plane Passengers On Top Of Each Other

The future of air travel is cheap misery<p>Forget complaining about not enough legroom on an airliner and be thankful that there’s still headroom. A new patent filed by European aviation giant Airbus takes advantage of that little-used space above where people sit to offer a flying experience that’s …

Airbus

U.S. Defence Secretary confirms Russian missiles crashed in Iran

The U.S. has indications that four Russian cruise missiles crashed in Iran rather than Syria, suggesting there were malfunctions, Defence Secretary Ash Carter confirmed Friday.<p>Carter spoke at a press conference in London with British Defence Secretary Michael Fallon. It was the first public comment …

Air France employees arrested after violent protest

<b>Five Air France employees have been arrested following violent scenes at the company's headquarters in Roissy last week.</b><p>Workers were protesting against mass job cuts when two managers had their clothes ripped, with one being forced to flee over a fence. Several others were injured.<p>Reports suggest …

South Korea to control history textbooks used in schools

<b>South Korea's government has announced controversial plans to control the history textbooks used in secondary schools.</b><p>Currently, secondary schools can choose from textbooks published by eight different publishing companies.<p>However, the government says that from 2017, all secondary schools must only …

South Korea

Moscow summons UK attache over claims RAF licensed to down Russian jets

Defence attache called to Moscow to clarify ‘inaccurate’ newspaper reports concerning RAF rules of engagement in Iraq<p>Russia’s defence ministry has summoned the British defence attache over reports in Sunday newspapers claiming that RAF pilots were given licence to shoot down Russian jets in Iraq if …