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White flags mysteriously replace American flags on top of Brooklyn Bridge

New York City police officials said Tuesday that a group of four to five people "and some other individuals" were caught on video atop the Brooklyn Bridge shortly before two white flags replaced the Stars and Strips on the iconic span.<p>John Miller, the city's deputy commissioner for intelligence and …

Tesla Motors Idles California Plant To Prepare For Model X Production

Tesla Motors is halting production at its assembly plant in Fremont, California to prepare for the rollout of its electric crossover vehicles, known as the Model X. Tesla will also enhance its existing assembly line to increase the speed of Model S output, according to Bloomberg.<p>Simon Sproule, a …

Turkey detains police for 'spying' and wiretaps

ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — Turkish police raided the homes of colleagues on Tuesday, detaining dozens of officers on suspicion of "spying" or of illegally …

Sri Lankan hardline Buddhist links Dalai Lama to Muslim extremism

COLOMBO (Reuters) - A hardline Sri Lankan Buddhist monk leading an anti-Muslim campaign accused the Dalai Lama on Tuesday of being influenced by Islamist extremists and said the Tibetan could not be accepted as a world Buddhist leader.<p>Galagoda Aththe Gnanasara, the secretary general of the Sri …

Turkey's Erdogan acknowledges strains with Obama | Reuters

ANKARA (Reuters) - Turkish Prime Minister Tayyip Erdogan has acknowledged his relations with U.S. President Barack Obama have soured, saying he had been disappointed among other things by a lack of U.S. action over the war in neighbouring Syria.<p>Turkey's Prime Minister Tayyip Erdogan addresses …

Turkish police accused of spying on prime minister are arrested

Turkish police raided colleagues' homes on Tuesday, detaining dozens of officers on suspicion of illegally wiretapping government figures including prime minister Recep Tayyip Erdoğan and Turkey's spy chief.<p>Police conducted raids in 25 provinces, detaining officers including at least one former …

11 parents of Nigeria's abducted girls die

LAGOS, Nigeria (AP) — In the three months since Islamic extremists kidnapped more than 200 Nigerian schoolgirls, 11 of their parents have died, town …

Boko Haram attacks hometown of missing girls

At least eleven of the parents of the more than 200 Nigerian schoolgirls kidnapped 100 days ago have died, as their hometown of Chibok is under siege, residents have reported.<p>Seven fathers of kidnapped girls were among 51 bodies brought to Chibok hospital after an attack on the nearby village of …

The future of warfare: Why we should all be very afraid

Imagine an army of robots with the power to decide whom and when to kill. Brace yourself, because it’s happening<p>It is said that in 16th-century Prague, a giant made of clay stalked the slums from moonrise till sunbreak. He kept a vigil, this earthen colossus, and guarded the Jews of the ghettos in …

The Fastest Way To Crack A 4-Digit PIN Number [Infographic]

Good ol' 1234 accounts for about 10 percent of passwords. That's more than the bottom 4,200 combinations put together.<p>We know people default to bad passwords, whether for their computers or banking PINs. But, we have to stress this here, people are <i>really</i> bad at picking passwords. This infographic …

In violent weekend, at least 40 people shot in Chicago

(Reuters) - An 11-year-girl was shot and killed during a slumber party as violence struck Chicago over the weekend, local media outlets reported on Sunday.<p>A general view of the city of Chicago, March 23, 2014. REUTERS/Jim Young<p>At least 40 people were shot, and four killed, in weekend violence in …

45 Years Ago, Humans Took One Small Step On The Moon

Ninety-four years ago, in an editorial about Robert Goddard’s rocket experiments, the <i>New York Times</i> stated that using rockets to travel into space would be impossible.<p>Thirty-seven years later, the Soviet Union proved the <i>New York Times</i> wrong by launching the first artificial satellites, Sputnik, …

Los Angeles awaits earthquake that could be the 'Big One'

A mega-quake in America's second most populous city is long overdue, and 50-year-old buildings could come crashing down, killing thousands<p>Next year residents of Los Angeles will flock to cinemas to see a blockbuster called San Andreas in which their city will be wiped out by an apocalyptic …

Geology

Doctors are ready to test temporary 'suspended animation' to save people with severe injuries

It sounds straight out of a bad sci-fi movie: doctors pump patients' veins full of a preserving agent to keep them in suspended animation. But that procedure could come to a hospital near you in the next few years.<p>The idea is to give doctors a bit more time to treat people with serious trauma. In …

Fighting intensifies in Libya, airport control at stake

Fierce fighting raged on the outskirts of Tripoli on Sunday as militias continued to battle for control of the airport in what's being called the worst fighting in Libya since the 2011 revolution.<p>Clashes were concentrated around the airport, the airport road and a number of residential areas where …

US outlines case against Russia on downed plane

Fla. jury slams RJ Reynolds with $23.6B in damages

Plane crashes near New York's Lake Placid; 3 dead

NORTH ELBA, N.Y. (AP) — A small plane crashed Saturday while attempting to land at an airport near Lake Placid, killing all three people on …

Under threat, Iraq's Christians flee city of Mosul

The message played over loudspeakers gave the Christians of Iraq's second-largest city until midday Saturday to make a choice: convert to Islam, pay a tax or face death.<p>By the time the deadline imposed by the Islamic State extremist group expired, the vast majority of Christians in Mosul had made …

More Western fighters joining militants in Iraq and Syria

Thousands of foreign fighters have bolstered the ranks of militant groups in Syria and Iraq in recent months, according to U.S. officials, driving fresh concern about potential terrorist plots aimed at the United States or its allies.<p>The surge, as well as intelligence that Yemeni terrorists have …

Terrorism

Islamic State fighters seize Syria gas field

Fighters from the Islamic State group killed 270 soldiers, guards and staff when they captured a Syrian gas field earlier this week in the bloodiest clashes between the al-Qaeda splinter group and President Bashar al-Assad's forces, a monitoring group said.<p>The fighters seized the Shaer gas field in …

Extremists Leave A Violent Message In A Small Iraqi Town

A small Sunni Arab town north of Baghdad put up a fight when Sunni Muslim extremists from the so-called Islamic State tried to impose their rule on the town.<p>The residents lost, and now the town, Zowiya, just outside of Tikrit, is destroyed. More than 200 of its homes have been blown up, and the …

Turkish president calls for talks to reunite divided Cyprus

On the 40th anniversary of the Turkish invasion of northern Cyprus, the Turkish President, Abdullah Gul has called for renewed talks to reunite the island.<p>Gul is visiting northern Cyprus where he met with his “counterpart” Dervis Eroglu at the “presidental place”. Gul is expected to attend the 40th …

Five hurt after hot air balloon crashes into power lines in Massachusetts

Five people were injured after a hot air balloon knocked into electrical wires, caught fire and landed in a residential area in eastern Massachusetts Saturday night.<p>The incident happened at around 7:40 p.m. local time in Clinton, approximately 45 miles west of Boston.<p>One witness told MyFoxBoston …

Dutch cyclist was due to fly on MH17 and MH370 but changed plans both times, says his luck was 'inconceivable'

'It’s inconceivable,' Maarten De Jonge says. 'I am very sorry for the passengers and their families, yet I am very pleased I’m unharmed'<p>A Dutch man skirted death on both recent doomed Malaysia Airlines flights after booking tickets on MH17 and MH370 but changing plans at the last minute.<p>Maarten De …

How Flight MH17 Was Drawn Into The Heart Of Eastern Ukraine's Raging Information War

Even amid newfound tragedy, the truth remains as contested as ever in eastern Ukraine.<p>This article was updated at 11:05 a.m. ET<p>An account from the Ukrainian armed forces in the country's war-torn east of Thursday's plane crash jibed with the flight path as it was tracked on computer screens. …

Russia

MH17: Russia must return black boxes

Philip Hammond, the Foreign Secretary, has called on Russia to return the black boxes from Flight MH17 amid reports they have been seized by separatists<p>Britain has called for Russia to return the black boxes from Flight MH17 amid reports that they have been seized by rebels.<p>Footage was yesterday …

Beijing assembles people's army to crush China terrorists with an iron fist

Headline-grabbing “people’s war” on terrorism is a nationwide crackdown designed to show that president Xi Jinping’s Communist Party is taking charge<p>Thousands had packed the stands at the home of Yining FC but there was to be no football that morning.<p>Instead, as the sun rose high above the stadium …