N. Korea Applauds Attack on U.S. Ambassador

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North Korea is calling an attack on U.S. Ambassador to South Korea Mark Lippert by a knife-wielding political activist “deserved punishment” for America’s joint military exercises with Seoul. Meanwhile, Lippert, who has received stitches to his face and undergone surgery on his arm after the assault, says he is “doing well.”

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Iran Claims They Saved the Jews 3 Times

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Iranian Foreign Minister Zarif tells NBC his country `doesn’t support blind terrorism’ and `we will never have a bomb.’

U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry, left, listens to Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif, as they walk in Geneva, Switzerland, Jan. 14, 2015. Photo by AP

Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif on Wednesday

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Spider Venom Promises More Effective Painkillers

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University of Queensland researchers have found seven peptides (mini-proteins) in spider venom that block the molecular pathway responsible for sending pain signals from nerves to the brain.

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The discovery, published in the British Journal of Pharmacology, could inspire a new class of potent painkillers with fewer side effects than current medications.

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Probably not a Good Idea: DoD Prepping to Send Troops to Train Ukrainian Forces

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The US Army is preparing to send approximately 300 troops at a time to train Ukrainian forces in western Ukraine, according to documents posted on a government contracting site.

Here’s a Geographical Reference for the Russia, Ukraine, Crimea Crisis

A solicitation posted in late February said that the US government is looking for a

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German NSA Spying Investigator Gets Phone Hacked

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Patrick Sensburg, chairman of the Bundestag (German parliament) enquiry into spying by the US National Security Agency (NSA), asked security experts to examine his phone after suspecting he might have been hacked – only for it to be tampered with in the mail.

Die Welt reported on Wednesday that Christian Democratic Union (CDU) MP

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Richard Branson Urging UK to Decriminalize Drugs

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Sir Richard Branson and Nick Clegg are urging the UK to begin decriminalising the use and possession of almost all drugs, following the example of Portugal.

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The Virgin founder and deputy prime minister are to address a conference on fighting drug addiction on Wednesday, and in a Guardian article

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Russian Bombers Cause Uproar In Irish Airspace

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Commercial jets carrying hundreds of people had to be diverted in mid-air or else prevented from taking off to avoid potential collisions with two Russian bear bombers which “cloaked” their presence during their latest incursion into Irish-controlled airspace.

TU-95 Shadowed by Typhoon Fighter

The Irish Examiner can reveal that the Tu-95 bombers, which flew

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Russian Strategic Missile Commander Felt it Necessary to Remind the World How Ready they are for a full Nuclear Attack

A mobile launcher with a Topol-M missile travels along the Red Square during a military parade in Moscow in this May 9, 2010 file photo. REUTERS/Sergei Karpukhin

Russian Strategic Missile Forces will parry all nuclear attacks and punish the enemy with a devastating retaliatory strike.

Russia’s Strategic Missile Forces Check Combat Readiness During Drills

The Russian Strategic Missile Forces are prepared to shield the country from a nuclear attack under any circumstances, the SMF Central Command’s chief said.“If we

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Psychopathic: ISIS Feeds Dead Son to Mother

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ISLAMIC State fighters fed the mum cooked meat and rice before telling her it was the remains of her kidnapped son, a British dad who went to fight IS has revealed. Ben Lack

Psychopathic ISIS militants fed a desperate mum the mutilated remains of her son – after telling her it

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Detection of Methane on Mars Strong Indicator for Life

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Mars Curiosity Rover

After an exhaustive analysis of data obtained during 605 Martian days, Nasa’s Curiosity rover has confirmed the presence of methane on Mars environment which may hint that life once existed on the Red Planet.

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Israel Seeking $300 million From U.S. for Missile Defense

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Officials reportedly turn to Congress to make request, bypassing White House amid spat over PM’s upcoming speech

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Israeli officials have reportedly asked the US Congress to add more than $300 million for the country’s missile defense programs in the fiscal year beginning October 1. The extra funds would be

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North Korea Working to Develop U.S. Reachable Nuke

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WASHINGTON, Feb. 26 (Yonhap) — The United States believes North Korea has already taken steps toward deploying the KN-08 road-mobile intercontinental ballistic missile, feared to be capable of reaching American territory, the U.S. intelligence chief said Thursday.

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“Pyongyang is committed to developing a long-range, nuclear-armed missile that is capable of posing a

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Spock has Died, At 83 (Video)

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James Clapper, DNI, Supports Arming Ukraine Government

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WASHINGTON — The top U.S. intelligence official said Thursday that he supports arming Ukrainian forces against Russian-backed separatists, as the Obama administration continues deliberations about whether to deepen involvement in a conflict pitting the West against Russian President Vladimir Putin.

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James Clapper, the director of national intelligence, said

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The ATM That Loans Money

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Walking past a row of vending machines and ATMs at the Kursky train station in Moscow, Sergei Amirkhanov stops in front of a bright orange cash machine. Instead of inserting his bank card, he scans his passport, poses for a photo and enters his mobile number. He receives a text message on his phone

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The Most Powerful Organized Crime Group you Never Heard of

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Italy’s ‘Ndrangheta crime syndicate is believed haul in more revenue than many Fortune 500 companies.

An alleged member of the ‘Ndrangheta crime syndicate is escorted by Italian Carabinieri police officers [AP]

Milan, Italy - The ‘Ndrangheta crime syndicate – based in Italy’s southern Calabria region – is not nearly as well-known as Cosa

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Unexplained Crater in Russia

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In the middle of last summer came news of a bizarre occurrence no one could explain. Seemingly out of nowhere, a massive crater appeared in one of the planet’s most inhospitable lands. Early estimates said the crater, nestled in a land called “the ends of the Earth” where temperatures can sink far below zero, yawned

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Aviation Expert Accuses Putin for MH370

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Wise has discussed his theory on his blog, published the details in a 95-page Kindle single, and written about it for New York Magazine.

Screenshot/CNN Private pilot and science writer Jeff Wise, one of CNN’s aviation analysts during the network’s wall-to-wall

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U.S. Capitol Legalizes Marijuana

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Data found that African Americans are arrested eight times as much as whites for marijuana possession in Washington, D.C.

At 12:01 am on February 26, Washington, D.C. joined the ranks of U.S. states where recreational marijuana use is now legal.

Initially approved by residents in a landslide midterm election vote last November, some congressional lawmakers

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Iran Hangs Obama in Effigy

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Just weeks before Secretary of State John Kerry held new nuclear talks with Iran’s foreign minister in Geneva, Iranians were hanging Kerry’s boss in effigy at a huge Tehran-sponsored rally marking the Islamic Revolution’s 36th anniversary, an event that critics say underscores the absurdity of the ongoing diplomatic effort.

The Feb. 11 event marked

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