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ISIL recruiting and brainwashing Afghan children

Al Jazeera has gained rare access to areas in eastern Afghanistan held by ISIL.<p>The fighters say they are gaining territory from Afghanistan's largest armed group, the Taliban. And in areas under ISIL control, young children are being trained to become fighters and suicide bombers.<p>Al Jazeera's Osama …

Nato jets intercept Russian warplanes following 'unusual level of air activity'

Nato aircraft tracked Russian strategic bombers over the Atlantic and Black Sea on Wednesday and sorties of fighters over the Baltic in what the Western alliance called an unusual burst of activity at a tense time in East-West relations.<p>In all, Nato said in a statement, its jets had intercepted …

US strike targets leader of Somali extremist group

MOGADISHU, Somalia (AP) — U.S. airstrikes in Somalia may have killed the leader of the Islamic extremist group al-Shabab, with a militant commander …

Islamic State captures key Syrian air base

Hundreds reportedly killed as fighters storm the Tabqa base in northeast Syria, the army's last foothold in the area.<p>Fighters from the Islamic State group have taken over an air base in northeast Syria, capturing it from government forces after fighting that cost more than 500 lives, a monitoring …

Ukrainian forces press attacks on rebel-held areas

DONETSK, Ukraine (AP) — Government troops pressed attacks Tuesday in the two largest cities held by pro-Russian rebels in eastern Ukraine, while Kiev …

Kiev says forces destroyed Russian armour inside Ukraine

KIEV (Reuters) - Ukraine said its artillery destroyed part of a Russian armoured column that entered its territory overnight and said its forces came under shellfire from Russia on Friday in what appeared to be a major military escalation between the ex-Soviet states.<p>Russia’s government denied its …

Ukraine death toll spikes as attacks intensify

DONETSK, Ukraine (AP) — A rebel-held city in eastern Ukraine came under intensified shelling Wednesday as the U.N. revealed that the death toll from …

Iraq militants changing tactics, complicating US airstrike mission

Islamic militant forces in northern Iraq appear to be shifting tactics in the face of the newly launched U.S. airstrike campaign, Defense officials say, posing a new challenge to the Obama administration as it seeks to at least slow the terrorists’ advances.<p>According to officials, until now the …

Ukraine's noose tightens on Donetsk as rebels vow 'another Stalingrad'

As Kiev tightened the vise on the separatist stronghold of Donetsk, surrounding the eastern city and cutting off supply routes and all roads in, the Kremlin floated plans to send a "humanitarian" convoy through to help embattled pro-Russian insurgents.<p>With the pro-Russian separatists facing …

US air strikes hit Isis again as efforts intensify to evacuate Yazidi refugees

US fighter jets and drones struck vehicles and artillery belonging to the Islamic State (Isis) five times on Sunday, bringing the new US air war in Iraq into a fourth day of what President Barack Obama said might be a protracted effort.<p>As US officials and their allies scrambled to work out a plan …

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Obama: MH17 disaster 'an outrage of unspeakable proportions' – as it happened

Summary<p>A summary of the day's developments as recovery efforts and negotiations slow overnight:<p><b>• Rebels allowed an OSCE team limited access to the crash site, before turning them away with a warning shot.</b> A Ukrainian foreign ministry spokesman said rebels are not allowing Kiev's recovery teams to …

Britain and America implicate Russia in Flight MH17 missile attack

Both David Cameron and Barack Obama call for Mr Putin to allow the crash site to be 'properly investigated' amid reports separatists were denying investigators access<p>Britain and America have implicated Russia in the “unspeakable” missile attack on Flight MH17 as diplomatic relations reached their …

Xbox One vs. PS4: What Microsoft's console still does better than Sony's

<i>Be sure to read all about what PlayStation 4 still does better than Xbox One right here.</i><p>The Xbox One and PlayStation 4 both have a ton of the same games. They both cost $400. They both can livestream gameplay video to the web. Really, it’s hard to see how one is all that different form the …

Jaguar Confirms Wicked Project 7 for Production

Jaguar is set to produce a roadgoing version of the D-type–inspired Project 7 concept that it showed last year. It’s basically a lighter and more-powerful speedster version of the existing F-type roadster, with bodywork partially formed from carbon fiber and a cut-down windshield. We’re promised …

Drone attack reported in Pakistan's northwest

Pakistani intelligence officials say a US drone strike has killed at least five people in a rebel hideout in the northwestern tribal region near the Afghan border.<p>Two officials, who did not want to named, said the missiles had hit a vehicle and a compound in the town of Dandey Darpakhel in North …

The 13 Greatest Iced Coffee Recipes for Summer

Cool down and caffeine up with these delicious iced coffee drinks that you can make at home!<p>Cool down and caffeine up with these delicious iced coffee drinks that you can make at home! Via Redbook.com

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Big-budget action games shouldn't be Hollywood tragedies

One death is sad, a million is a statistic<p>I saw <i>Tom Clancy’s The Division</i> twice at E3, and if not for the title cards, I might have thought I was seeing two different games. At Microsoft’s press conference, it was a strategic team-based shooter with a thudding bass soundtrack and a firefight on the …

If this doesn't get you psyched for Le Mans, you're dead inside

Audi needles a rival, with panache.<p>The 2014 24 Hours of Le Mans is just over a week away, and Audi presses all the right enthusiast buttons in this new video starring the R18 e-tron quattro and Audi Sport veteran Dindo Capello as they take a little road trip to say hi to a rival.<p>It's a lot of car …

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American tourist held in North Korea brings US citizens in custody to three

North Korea has detained another US tourist for breaking its laws, its official news agency announced on Friday, bringing the number of American citizens in its custody to three.<p>The man, named by KCNA as Jeffrey Edward Fowle, was detained on 29 April. The terse news story said he was under …

Next GT-R? Nissan unveiling new supercar in Gran Turismo 6

Mystery ride will be revealed on June 10, 2014.<p>You think of car culture, and you think the Friday-night cruise at the local DQ, or Cars & Coffee, or test-and-tune nights, etc. All are real-life experiences that let you celebrate that shared passion with other like-minded car nuts. But the culture …

Russia threatens to disrupt GPS navigation in fight over sanctions

Hold onto your sat nav. The Russian government has just threatened to end cooperation with America on major space projects, including maintenance of the GPS system. The policy will also prevent NASA from accessing the International Space Station from 2020, as well as blocking the supply of …

Putin says eastern Ukraine referendum on autonomy should be postponed

The Kremlin beat a tactical retreat over a regional referendum following days of soaring tension that have left dozens dead and fed fears of a civil war in Ukraine.<p>Russia's president, Vladimir Putin, said the referendum being staged by pro-Russia separatists in parts of eastern Ukraine on Sunday …