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Top 10 Most Powerful Weapons of The Israeli Military

INTRODUCTION<p>The Israeli military known as the Israel Defense Force (IDF) is a unique one. From the moment of its creation, it has been involved in a …

How WWI made wristwatches happen

In any case, the ladies’ wristwatch, often called a “bracelet watch”, a “montre bracelet”, or a “wristlet”, existed for at least a century, if not …

5 Ways to Gain Strength and Stamina on a Vegan Diet

Many people might assume that those eating a vegan diet aren’t able to get high quality proteins and iron, given the absence of meat and other …

America’s Freelance ISIS Killers

The Kurds fighting the so-called Islamic State are attracting combatants from all over the world. Some head into battle out of conviction. Others …

Five-Tour Veteran Elliot Ackerman Charts New Territory in a Charged New Novel, Green on Blue

War literature tends to have its own particular flavor, whether it’s the elegiac tones of World War I novels or the corrosively ironic voices that came out of Vietnam. But the extraordinary outpouring of fiction written by veterans of Iraq and Afghanistan—wars that remain raw, incomplete, and …

10 Sci-Fi Book Classics You Need To Read Before You Die

<b>10 Sci-Fi Book Classics You Need To Read Before You Die</b><p>Depicting electric sheep, mysterious monoliths, and alien life forms, science-fiction is more …

Turkey vows to fight Islamic State, coalition strikes near border

MURSITPINAR Turkey/BEIRUT (Reuters) - Turkey signalled it may send troops into Syria or Iraq and let allies use Turkish bases to fight Islamic State, as coalition jets launched air strikes on Wednesday on insurgents besieging a town on its southern border with Syria.<p>Turkish army tanks take up …

The story of an Islamic State massacre survivor

DIWANIYA (Reuters) - Eight hundred Iraqi soldiers were divided into lines of ten men, given rushed interrogations by Islamic State fighters and shot dead, the survivor said. By dawn, he was one of only 20 left alive.<p>Mohammed Majul Hamoud, a 24-year-old survivor who spoke to Reuters in his home town …

Florida's $139 Million 'Le Palais Royal'

A 60,000-square-foot Beaux Arts mansion with a 22-carat gold-leaf entrance gate has just listed for $139 million, making it the new most expensive home officially on the market in America.

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Obama's Pentagon Covered Up War Crimes in Afghanistan, Says Amnesty International

Amnesty International reports the U.S. military systematically ignored evidence of torture and unlawful killings in Afghanistan as recently as last …

Are police becoming less keen on enforcing Canada’s pot laws?

Police appear to be losing their zeal for investigating marijuana-related offences – particularly those related to cases of trafficking and production.<p>While they are still searching people for pot and laying charges of possession, statistics suggest they are increasingly less likely to go to the …

A book for the beach: Franny and Zooey by JD Salinger

Franny and Zooey is just 157 pages long. I write that not to advocate it as a quick read or even to suggest that it might be cheap (although both might be handy for the beach). I point it out because its length is wildly deceptive. For within what Salinger himself described as a "pretty …

Confident Assad launches new term in stronger position

DAMASCUS (Reuters) - Bashar al-Assad was sworn in for a new term as Syria’s president on Wednesday, after an election which his opponents dismiss as a sham but which he said proved he had achieved victory after a “dirty war” to unseat him.<p>Syria's President Bashar al-Assad places his right hand on a …

Hate Taxes? Move To Tax-Free Puerto Rico, Stay American, Avoid IRS

Increasingly, Americans are ditching their passports for far off lands. In some cases, they are motivated by high taxes and America’s unique worldwide tax reporting, though that’s rarely the only issue. Yet lower taxes can be had a lot closer to home and with more security. And you don’t have to …

Boxer Puppy Happily Discovers That She Has Full Control Over Her New Water Fountain

A boxer puppy has the time of her life discovering that she has full control over her brand new API Doggie Water Fountain in this adorable video …

This is the most ambitious game in the universe

Summon up every great space-exploration fantasy of the past century — from mining exotic planets in uncharted space to watching attack ships on fire off the shoulder of Orion — and convert that compendium of awesome into a game of unprecedented size and scale. That, in rough terms, is the …