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CIA's Pakistan drone strikes carried out by regular US air force personnel

A regular US air force unit based in the Nevada desert is responsible for flying the CIA's drone strike programme in Pakistan, according to a new documentary to be released on Tuesday.<p>The film – which has been three years in the making – identifies the unit conducting CIA strikes in Pakistan's …

Tiny Minnesota museum's canoe a 1,000-year-old historic find

(Reuters) - For 46 years, a canoe thought to date to the 1700s sat in the back of a display case as a minor exhibit at a small museum run by a volunteer historical group in Minnesota.<p>A dugout canoe crafted almost 1,000 years ago is seen on display at the Western Hennepin County Pioneer Association …

Japan confirms first bird flu case in three years

Two chickens have tested positive for avian influenza at a farm in Japan where more than 1,000 chickens have died, marking the country's first case of bird flu in three years, the Agricultural Ministry said on Sunday.<p>The highly pathogenic H5 virus was detected through genetic testing of chickens at …

Missing MH370: Sub to Scour 'New to Man' Section of Ocean Floor

The air search for signs of missing MH370 will be called off within 72 hours as a robotic submarine begins to scan and map a "new to man" section of ocean floor, the official in charge of the operation said Monday.<p>“It is time to go underwater,” said Angus Houston, the head of the joint agency …