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Russia launches new media to lead 'propaganda war' with West

MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russia launched on Monday a state-of-the-art media organization with hundreds of journalists abroad intended to wean the world off what it called aggressive Western propaganda - dubbing it with echoes of the Cold War, Sputnik.<p>In a hi-tech presentation in a media center once used …

British drones carry out first strikes against Isil in Iraq

Ministry of Defence says RAF Reaper drone fires missile at Isil forces laying homemade bombs north of Baghdad<p>Britain has launched its first drone strikes against Isil fighters in <b>Iraq</b>.<p>The Ministry of Defence said an RAF Reaper drone had fired a Hellfire missile at Islamic State of Iraq and the …

N Korea rescue mission delayed by plane trouble

WASHINGTON (AP) — Last week's high-stakes mission to retrieve two Americans jailed in North Korea was delayed by nearly two days because the aircraft …

4-Year-Old Thinks Heroin Is Candy, Distributes Hundreds of Packets at School

A 4-year-old girl took hundreds of packets of heroin to her day care center and began passing it out, thinking it was candy, Delaware State Police …

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Secretive Iranian Site + Strange Explosion = ...?

The timing and location of yet another mysterious blast in Iran should raise more than a few questions.<p>In a little-noted news item ahead of Iranian President Hassan Rouhani's speech to the United Nations General Assembly late last month, Israel accused Iran of conducting nuclear implosion tests at …

Russians invading, says Ukraine leader; tanks reported crossing border

Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko called a snap meeting of his security council Thursday, declaring that Russian forces had invaded the country.<p>Poroshenko dropped plans to attend the inauguration of Turkey's newly elected President Recep Tayyip Erdogan and summoned the council as pro-Russia …

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1,400 Children Sexually Exploited In Rotherham, England As Officials Did Nothing: Report

Between 1997 and 2013, hundreds of children were sexually exploited and abused while police and elected officials in an English town failed to curb the violence, a new report says.<p>According to the Independent, the report, commissioned by the Rotherham town council found that at least 1,400 children …

At Last, Scientists Unravel Mystery of Death Valley's Moving Rocks

The first witnesses to an enduring natural mystery are an engineer, a biologist and a planetary scientist who met thanks to a remote weather station.<p>This odd group has captured the first video footage of Death Valley's sailing stones creeping across Racetrack Playa. For a century, these eerie rocks …

FBI investigates alleged Russian cyber attack on Wall Street

Major US financial institutions reportedly targeted by sophisticated high-level cyber-attack amid suspicions that operation was launched in retaliation for sanctions over Ukraine<p>The FBI is investigating whether Russian hackers staged a cyber-attack on major Wall Street businesses this month in …

F-15 fighter jet crashes in Virginia

A pilot is missing after an Air National Guard F-15C fighter jet crashed Wednesday in Virginia's Augusta County, authorities said.<p>It was not immediately clear whether the pilot ejected, Air Force Col. James Keefe, 104th Fighter Wing commander, told reporters.<p>"People are on site. We actually have …

Resignation follows report of child sex abuse in English town

The numbers are shocking: at least 1,400 children sexually abused over a 16-year period in an English town of less than 300,000 people. Children "raped by multiple perpetrators, trafficked … abducted, beaten and intimidated. There were examples of children who had been doused in petrol and …

Hundreds Of Westerners Have Joined ISIS — Here's Where They Came From

U.S. and European security services estimate that more than 1,000 of jihadist militants fighting in Iraq and Syria were drawn to the conflict from Western nations with some estimates putting the number as high as 3,000.<p>Business Insider compiled the graph below, which illustrates best estimates of …

Ukraine fights 'tank column from Russia' at border

Kiev claims Ukrainian border guards in clash with "several dozen" vehicles from Russia including tanks<p>Ukrainian border guards clashed with an armoured column in what Kiev claimed was an incursion from Russia on Monday, in the latest escalation of the conflict in eastern Ukraine.<p>Fighting erupted …

What we know about Ferguson

Events are unfolding at a rapid pace in Ferguson, Missouri. The city has been in turmoil since August 9, when a white city police officer fatally shot an unarmed black teenager, Michael Brown, in the middle of a street. Protesters and law enforcement officers have clashed in the streets.<p>Here are …

Iraq Explained: What You Need to Know About the Current Crisis

As the crisis in Iraq evolves by the minute, here's the latest on where things stand in the crisis and what comes next.<p><b>Who does the U.S. support in Iraq now?</b><p>After throwing its support behind Iraq’s Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki for years, the U.S. has broken away from the embattled leader it says …

Mexican police rescue 458 children in raid on home

Mexican federal and state police officers have raided a home in the western state of Michoacan and rescued 458 children who were forced to beg for money and suffered sexual abuse while being held against their will in filthy conditions.<p>The attorney general, Jesús Murillo Karam, said police had also …

Russian bombers fly near California

U.S. fighter jets intercepted Russian bombers off Alaska and California this month, the latest incidents in a string of recent aerial encounters over the Pacific.<p>On June 4, according to U.S. defense officials, four long-range Russian Tu-95 Bear-H bombers, accompanied by an aerial refueling tanker, …

Dow Drops Over 100 Points as Iraq Fighting Raises Oil Prices

Stocks dropped on Thursday, with the Dow plunging over 100 points for a second day, as fighting in Iraq heightened concerns about rising oil prices, which hit their highest this year.<p>The Dow Jones Industrial Average closed unofficially 109 points lower, the S&P 500 lost 13 points and the Nasdaq …

Pentagon preparing for mass civil breakdown | Nafeez Ahmed

Social science is being militarised to develop 'operational tools' to target peaceful activists and protest movements<p>A US Department of Defense (DoD) research programme is funding universities to model the dynamics, risks and tipping points for large-scale civil unrest across the world, under the …

Ebola Cases Spike in Guinea, Sierra Leone

At least 21 people died and 37 new cases of suspected Ebola were recorded in Guinea between May 29 and June 1, the World Health Organization said on Wednesday, undermining the government's claims that the number of Ebola deaths was slowing.<p>The new figures take to 328 the number of cases linked to …

North Korea fires shells near South Korean vessel, Seoul says

North Korea fired at least two shells Thursday near a traveling South Korean high-speed patrol boat in the Yellow Sea, the South Korean Defense Ministry said.<p>The shells landed about 200 meters away (650 feet) from the vessel, which was on a regular patrol mission, the ministry said.<p>No casualties or …

Murderer Arnold Pickering Goes On The Run For The Third Time, Robber Thomas Moffett Also At Large

A convicted murderer has gone on the run from prison for the third time.<p>Arnold Pickering, 44, from Chadderton, Greater Manchester, failed to return …

France says it won't fly American WWII vets over for D-Day anniversary

Seven decades after ­Allied troops stormed Normandy’s beaches and saved France from the Nazis, the surrender-happy nation is turning its back on hundreds of US veterans who want to return next month to mark the invasion’s 70th anniversary.<p>France has broken its promise to pay for the vets to fly to …

North Korea warships seen in satellite images

North Korean warships – the largest Pyongyang has constructed in 25 years – seen in satellite images<p>Satellite images have picked out two new North Korean warships – the largest it has constructed in 25 years and an important "wake-up call" on the effectiveness of sanctions, a US think-tank said on …

Proton-M rocket carrying Russia's most advanced satellite crashes

A Russian Proton-M rocket with an advanced satellite on board crashed outside of Kazakhstan's territory on Friday, about nine minutes after lift-off. …

Galapagos emergency over stranded cargo ship

<b>Ecuador has declared an emergency in the Galapagos Islands, saying that a cargo ship which ran aground last week still poses a threat to the archipelago's fragile ecosystem.</b><p>The ship's cargo has been offloaded, but the authorities said pollutants, like motor oil, inside the vessel could spill and …

Oil spill in L.A. causes big stink

The 10,000 gallons of oil that spewed onto a Los Angeles street Thursday was swept away in a few hours, but the smell and the concern didn't clear out of Glendale Carpet Center quite so quickly.<p>"They are cleaning the street a block away, but no one is telling us anything," said Nabil Monajjed, who …

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3-D Printed Hand Lets Haitian Boy Play Catch for First Time

A 12-year-old boy born without fingers has become Haiti's first recipient of a 3-D printed prosthesis, enabling him to play catch with his friends for the first time.<p>Stevenson Joseph, who has lived at an orphanage since he was abandoned at the age of 3, had little hope of treatment in a country …