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Islamic State builds an 'air force' out of truck bombs

The Islamic State group’s monstrous truck bombs — easy to make, hard to stop and capable of destroying a city block — are reshaping the battlefield. The jihadis used about 30 explosives-rigged vehicles in the Iraqi city of Ramadi this month, blasting their way through positions that government and allied ...

Child sex abuse claims shake U.N. as revelations continue

May 30, 2015

Child sex abuse claims shake U.N. as revelations continue

The boys said they approached the French soldiers because they were hungry. Some were so young that they didn’t quite understand the acts the soldiers demanded in return. One boy, 8 or 9 years old, said he did it several times to the same ...

May 30, 2015

Syrian Christian beheads jihadi in revenge killing

A Syrian Christian fighter has beheaded an Islamic State group militant to avenge people “executed” by the jihadis in northeastern Syria, a monitor said on Friday. The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said the incident took place on Thursday in Hasakeh province, where the ...

U.S. man not guilty of murder in killing of unarmed trespasser

May 30, 2015

U.S. man not guilty of murder in killing of unarmed trespasser

A Nevada man who confronted two unarmed trespassers with a deadly barrage of gunfire at a vacant duplex he owns was found not guilty Friday of murder in the latest case to test the boundaries of stand-your-ground self-defense laws. A jury in Reno found ...

Napoleon's life rebuilt with Legos for Waterloo anniversary

May 30, 2015

Napoleon's life rebuilt with Legos for Waterloo anniversary

It is an achievement that Napoleon himself might have been proud of: a huge tableau of the French emperor’s life made entirely out of 1.2 million Lego blocks. The exhibition in the Belgian town of Waterloo marks the 200th anniversary of the famous battle ...

May 30, 2015

Rare antelopes mysteriously dying en masse in Kazakhstan

The sudden deaths of tens of thousands of endangered antelopes in ex-Soviet Kazakhstan over the past two weeks have left scientists scrambling for answers and conservationists worried about the animal’s future. Over 120,000 rare saiga antelopes — more than a third of the total ...

May 30, 2015

U.S. military orders review as anthrax incidents widen

The U.S. military said on Friday it discovered even more suspected shipments of live anthrax than previously thought, both in the United States and abroad, and ordered a sweeping review of practices meant to inactivate the bacteria. The Pentagon said a total of 11 ...