North Korea Releases US Student Held For 17 Months Tuesday, June 13th, 2017

WASHINGTON, (REUTERS): North Korea has released Otto Warmbier, a U.S. university student held captive there for 17 months, U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said on Tuesday. Warmbier, 22, a University of Virginia student from suburban Cincinnati, was on his way back to the United States,..

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China Launches Record-Breaking Drone Swarm Monday, June 12th, 2017

BEIJING: China has launched a swarm of 119 fixed-wing unmanned aerial vehicles, breaking the previous record of a swarm of 67 drones, authorities said today. According to the China Electronics Technology Group Corporation (CETC), "swarm intelligence" is regarded as the core of artificial..

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Al-Jazeera Says Battling Cyber Attack

DOHA, (AFP): Qatar-based broadcaster Al-Jazeera said Thursday that it was under a widescale cyber attack which had targeted "all systems", according to a statement released on social media by the broadcaster. "Al Jazeera Media Network under cyber attack on all systems, websites & social media..

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Threat Of Asteroid Impact Looming Over Earth: Experts Thursday, June 8th, 2017

LONDON, (PTI): The risk of a sizeable asteroid hitting the Earth is significantly growing every few years, warn Czech scientists who analysed 144 fireballs from a recent meteor shower. The Taurid meteor shower showed significantly enhanced activity in 2015. Researchers found that this was due to a..

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8 Cops Fired 50 Bullets To Stop London Attackers: Police Chief Sunday, June 4th, 2017

LONDON, (REUTERS): Eight police officers fired an unprecedented number of bullets to stop three attackers in London who appeared to be suicide bombers wearing explosive vests, Britain's counter-terrorism police chief said on Sunday. The three attackers drove a hired van into pedestrians on London..

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At Least 15 Killed In Blast At Cemetery In Afghan Capital Kabul Saturday, June 3rd, 2017

KABUL, (AFP): At least 15 people were killed and wounded as explosions rocked the funeral of an Afghan politician's son who died during an anti-government protest over spiralling insecurity in Kabul, raising tensions in a city already on edge. Witnesses reported three explosions at the burial site..

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Nepal To Elect New Prime Minister On Sunday

KATHMANDU: Following the resignation of Pushpa Kamal Dahal 'Prachanda' after a brief stint of nine months, Nepal is set to elect a new prime minister on Sunday. The Secretariat of the Legislature-Parliament has published the election schedule for the post of prime minister. As per the schedule,..

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Nepal Army Plane Crashes, Pilot Killed, 2 Injured Tuesday, May 30th, 2017

KATHMANDU, (AFP): A Nepal army plane crashed Tuesday, killing the pilot and injuring the two other crew members on board, a local official said. The Poland-made Skytruck overturned and caught fire after it overshot the runway after attempting to land, said Devendra Lamichanne, chief district..

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Small plane crashes near Mount Everest; 1 killed, 2 injured Saturday, May 27th, 2017

KATHMANDU, (AP): A small plane carrying only crew members and cargo crashed near Mount Everest on Saturday, killing one of the pilots, Nepalese officials said. The two other crew members were injured. The plane hit a mountain about 20 meters (66 feet) below the runway of Tenzing Hillary Airport at..

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Murder in Suburbia Thursday, June 22nd, 2017

A teenage girl from my hometown in Northern Virginia, a girl identified most prominently as a Muslim, has reportedly been murdered with a baseball bat. We do not know..