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US climate scientist killed in Antarctica accident

We hear a lot these days about the big changes going on at the Earth's poles, as the ice caps there start to melt under rising global temperatures.<p>We hear less about the risks that scientists take in trying to understand these changes.<p>But we’ve just had a stark reminder of the dangers with the …

Fall TV: What's a hit, what's not

With the quasi-cancelation of ABC’s <i>Notorious</i>, let’s check the ratings for the rest of broadcast’s fall freshman class. Who’s doing the best? Who’s …

Why Iraq needs more than a military victory in Mosul

When the news emerged months ago that the offensive to retake Mosul from the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL, also known as ISIS) would start in autumn, many analysts argued that the operation will be timed for the US presidential election, due in November, to help democratic nominee …

Middle East

NATO says Russian battle group may be used against Aleppo civilians | Reuters

BRUSSELS (Reuters) - Russian warships heading for Syria could be used to target civilians in the besieged city of Aleppo, NATO Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg warned on Tuesday, calling on Moscow to implement a lasting ceasefire.<p>NATO Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg speaks during a news …

North Africa

US official: Russia might shoot down US aircraft in Syria

WASHINGTON (AP) — Russia could shoot down a U.S. aircraft if a no-fly zone were imposed over Syria, National Intelligence Director James Clapper said …

North Korea