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"Mouse" Spotted On Mars

3 hours 58 min ago
First there were the "Clangers," then there were the "Biker Mice From Mars." Now, an amateur astronomer believes he may have spotted evidence of a real-life rodent race on the Red Planet, after trawling through images captured...
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'Tragic mistakes' led to hospital bombing

4 hours 50 min ago
A United States investigation found that a deadly air strike in Afghanistan that destroyed a hospital run by Medecins Sans Frontieres was a tragic and avoidable accident caused primarily by human error, a top American military commander says. Some US personnel were suspended and could face disciplinary action in the incident after failing to follow US rules of engagement in a war zone, said Army General John Campbell, who leads international forces in Afghanistan. It remained...
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Obama: No specific, credible threat of attacks in U.S.

5 hours 48 min ago
President Obama said Wednesday that there was "no specific and credible intelligence" indicating a terrorist plot on U.S. soil and urged Americans to go about their holiday routines but remain "vigilant" in the wake of the attacks in Paris earlier this month. In a brief statement to reporters after a briefing with his national security advisers, the president said it was "understandable" that many Americans were newly concerned about the threat of attack, saying the events in Paris have made people "worry something...
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Germany to send 650 soldiers to Mali

6 hours 10 min ago
Germany will send up to 650 soldiers to Mali to support France in its fight against Islamist militants, the country's defence minister has said. Ursula von der Leyen made the announcement as Chancellor Angela Merkel prepared to meet President Francois Hollande in...
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Russia Dispatches Warship To Mediterranean After Jet Shot Down By Turkey, Moscow Military Analyst Says ...

6 hours 39 min ago
Russia has dispatched a warship named Yamal to the Mediterranean sea after Turkey shot down a Russian jet for entering the country’s airspace without permission. The warship (photographed in the header above) maintains an air defense system which has been given the goal of destroying “any targets representing a potential danger” to the Russian forces......
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Ikea Is Developing a Table That Tells You What to Cook

8 hours 29 min ago
Innovator: Marcus Engman Age: 49 Design manager at Ikea Form and function Ikea’s Table for Living can detect the foods and ingredients on its surface and suggest recipes and preparation techniques. Origins Ikea and design firm Ideo spent about two years...
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Biden meets Balkan leaders at summit on refugees, threats

9 hours 5 min ago
Tensions over a record surge of asylum-seekers and fears that Islamic militants may have infiltrated the flow brought former Balkans rivals together in an urgent summit Wednesday, along with US Vice President Joe Biden. Biden's trip comes amid a heated debate in the US about whether to admit Syrian refugees following the Islamic State group's attack in Paris that left 130 dead and hundreds wounded. At least two of the militants involved in the Nov. 13...
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Ukraine stops buying Russian gas, closes airspace

9 hours 19 min ago
MOSCOW: Tensions between Russia and Ukraine escalated further on Wednesday as Ukraine decided to stop buying Russian natural gas _ hoping to rely on supplies from other countries _ and closed its airspace to its eastern neighbor. Russia's annexation of Crimea from Ukraine in March 2014 and its support for...
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Brazilian senator arrested in Petrobras scandal

10 hours 52 min ago
Brazilian police on Wednesday arrested a senior ruling party senator, the first sitting lawmaker to be detained in connection with a probe into the huge corruption scandal at state oil giant Petrobras. "He is in...
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New wave of Cuban immigrants reaches U.S., but through Texas, not Florida

11 hours 52 min ago
When Jordanis Perez fled Havana this spring for the United States, he decided his best chances weren't by boat to Florida, but by a route increasingly favored by thousands of Cuban migrants— by land to Texas. The number of Cubans arriving at the southern border increased this year after President... ......
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Cloudy With A Chance Of Life: How To Find Alien Life On Distant Exoplanets

12 hours 2 min ago
How do you go about hunting for life on another planet elsewhere in our galaxy? A useful starting point is to imagine looking from afar for signs of life on Earth. In a telescope like those we have on Earth, those aliens would likely just see the Earth and sun merged together into a single pale yellow dot. If they were able to separate the Earth from the sun, they’d still only see a pale blue dot. There would be no way for them to image our planet’s surface and see life roving upon it. However, those aliens could use spectroscopy, taking Earth’s light and breaking it into its component colours, to figure out what gases make up our atmosphere. Among these gases, they might hope to find a...
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Three militants, civilian killed in Kashmir

14 hours 14 min ago
Three militants and a civilian were killed in the ongoing operation in an army camp in Tanghdar area in north Kashmir's Kupwara district. A Junior Commissioned Officer was also injured in the attack. Army spokesman Colonel Manish Kumar told The Hindu that "three militants are confirmed...
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Paris summit a powerful rebuke to terrorists: Obama

17 hours 45 min ago
WASHINGTON: The climate change summit in Paris next week is a "powerful rebuke" to terrorists and shows the global resolve to fight them, US president Barack Obama has said. Obama would be among the top world leaders who will attend the important...
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'Turkey's right to protect borders should be respected'

19 hours 53 min ago
Ankara, Nov 25 (IANS) Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said everyone must respect Turkey's right to protect its borders. "Turkey holds no grudges toward its neighbouring countries. Undoubtedly, we did our best to prevent the recent...
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The Pope's five big issues in Africa

19 hours 56 min ago
Pope Francis will go to Africa for the first time this week, visiting a refugee camp, a slum and a mosque. He will make 19 speeches during his tour of Kenya, Uganda and the Central African Republic (CAR) and they will probably address these issues:1. Peace between Muslims and Christians He is expected to focus on religious tolerance and peaceful coexistence at a time of rising political instability and extremism in much of the region. Security is expected to be tight throughout the trip, as the faithful flock to see this popular Pope, who has previously said that Christians would be wrong to equate Islam with violence. His first stop, Kenya, has seen some of the worst Islamist violence: Two...
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NATO head urges 'calm, de-escalation' after Russian plane downed

Tue, 11/24/2015 - 23:34
Brussels: NATO chief Jens Stoltenberg said on Tuesday that the military alliance stands by key ally Turkey after it shot down a Russia fighter jet on the Syrian border but urged both sides to try to calm the crisis. "As we have repeatedly made clear, we stand in solidarity with...
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Hillary Clinton pledges not to use term 'illegal immigrants' again

Tue, 11/24/2015 - 22:38
Democratic front-runner condemns ‘loose and inflammatory’ talk about refugees during Facebook Q&A...
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Paris attacks ringleader 'was planning another attack on French capital'

Tue, 11/24/2015 - 20:03
French prosecutor believes Abdelhamid Abaaoud was plotting suicide attack on La Défense district last week before he was killed in police raid...
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Canada to resettle 25,000 Syrian refugees by end of February

Tue, 11/24/2015 - 19:48
TORONTO (AP) — Canada's new Liberal government said Tuesday it will resettle 10,000 Syrian refugees by the end of the year and another 15,000 by the end of February. Prime Minister Justin Trudeau had wanted to resettle 25,000 refugees in Canada by Dec. 31 but faced some pushback following the deadly attacks in Paris. Immigration and Refugee Minister John McCallum said they wanted to get it done fast but also do it right so they are taking a little bit more time to process and resettle the refugees. The government said...
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Africa: Pope will seek to bridge Christian-Muslim gaps

Tue, 11/24/2015 - 19:30
NAIROBI: Pope Francis steps onto African soil for the first time on Wednesday to address the continent's fast-growing Catholic congregation during a trip that will test his ability to bridge faultlines between Christians and Muslims. The November 25-30 tour starts in Kenya and Uganda, which have both seen...
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