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Iran touts Israel invasion to recruit teenage boys to fight in Syria
Iran has begun to ask its teenage boys to volunteer to fight in Syria in a sign the hard-line Islamic regime’s military is suffering rising casualties in the five-year war and needs a morale boost, an opposition group says. [ 1 Comment ]

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US Flies F-22s to Romania as Show of Strength to Russia
The U.S. Air Force on Monday flew in two F-22 Raptor fighter jets to Romania as a show of strength to deter Russian intervention in Ukraine. [ No Comments ]

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Bright flash of light marks incredible moment life begins of conception
Human life begins in bright flash of light as a sperm meets an egg, scientists have shown for the first time, after capturing the astonishing ‘fireworks’ on film. [ 1 Comment ]

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Obama, Merkel push for trade deal as foreign crises weigh
U.S. President Barack Obama said on Sunday he would do whatever he could to advance a controversial trade deal with the European Union in his last eight months in office, but warned that time was running short. [ No Comments ]

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Obama to send more U.S. troops to Syria
President Obama is expected to announce Monday that he is sending another 250 military personnel to Syria to assist local forces combat the Islamic State, according to multiple reports. [ 1 Comment ]

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Syria's ceasefire is an isn't. It has been blown to pieces by wave upon wave of airstrikes on civilian targets inside Aleppo, and exists in the minds only of foreign diplomats as a fantasy they need to hang onto with desperation.

Ana Gabriela do Prado Paschoal sat at a desk in a small medical exam room and began a familiar, heartbreaking ritual. Your baby's head is smaller than normal, Dr. Paschoal told the anxious mother, who had contracted the Zika virus while pregnant.

More than 1,000 seismic events had been recorded as of Thursday in Kumamoto and Oita prefectures in the two weeks since a magnitude-6.5 earthquake struck central Kyushu, according to the Meteorological Agency.

The United Nations mediator on Thursday called on the leaders of the United States and the Russian Federation to salvage the 'barely alive' two-month-old ceasefire in Syria and revitalise the damaged peace process.

Iran is preparing to conduct a major ballistic missile test in February 2017, following the inauguration of the next U.S. president into the Oval Office, according to a timetable issued by the Islamic Republic.

Australian scientists said on Wednesday that just seven percent of the Great Barrier Reef, which attracts around A$5 billion ($3.90 billion) in tourism every year, has been untouched by mass bleaching that is likely to destroy half of the northern coral.

Off the off-road tracks deep in Egypt's eastern desert, prospectors are ramping up the hunt for the treasure once revered by the Pharaohs as the 'skin of the gods' -- gold.

Scientists in Spain said on Wednesday they had created human sperm from skin cells, a medical feat which could eventually lead to a treatment for infertility.

China successfully flight tested its new high-speed maneuvering warhead last week, days after Russia carried out its own hypersonic glider test, according to Pentagon officials.

For those who have staked their professional reputations on man-induced 'climate change' being 'settled science,' a new study that confirms rising CO2 levels are driving the 'greening' of the planet could be unsettling.

Syria and Russia have signed agreements worth 850 million euros to restore infrastructure in the Arab nation, Russia's RIA news agency quoted Syrian Prime Minister Wael al-Halaki as saying on Monday.

Earlier this month, Iran unveiled a new main battle tank, the Tiam, that appears to be a mashup of Chinese and US tanks from the 1960s, The Diplomat reports.

Apple Inc.'s streak of 51 consecutive quarters of uninterrupted sales growth is over -- and its expansion may not resume until late this year.

White House officials say at least 34 countries have either signed or committed to join the recent climate change deal, putting the agreement on a 'much faster trajectory.'

Russia is considering buying 40 tonnes of heavy water from Iran, Interfax news agency cited the Russian Foreign Ministry as saying on Monday.

Western European and US leaders have agreed to keep economic sanctions on Russia unless it stops the war in Ukraine, the US says, as French MPs prepare to debate lifting the measures.

Thousands of people have marched in the German city of Hannover against a proposed Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) deal.

Amid a refugee crisis and a surge of violence targeting foreigners, Germany's highest court is weighing a move it has taken only twice since the fall of the Nazis: banning a political party.

President Obama said Sunday he doesn't take seriously North Korea's offer to suspend its missile program if the U.S. ends annual military exercises with South Korea.

Japan's first domestically manufactured stealth plane has made its first flight, making Japan one of only a handful of nations with airplane stealth capabilities.

China is getting closer to building maritime nuclear power platforms that could one day to used to support Chinese projects in the disputed South China Sea, a widely-read state-run newspaper said on Friday.

Satellite images reveal North Korea may have restarted a tunnel-excavating project at its main nuclear test site signaling that another major launch could be on the way, a key monitoring website says.

The U.S. is now one of a number of countries and territories about which the UK Foreign Office offers advice to LGBT travelers. 'The U.S. is an extremely diverse society and attitudes towards LGBT people differ hugely across the country,' it says. 'LGBT travelers may be affected by legislation passed recently in the states of North Carolina and Mississippi.'

The main Syrian opposition group says it's keeping 'technical experts' in Geneva next week to focus on humanitarian aid for the war-ravaged country, a wobbly cease-fire and a stepped-up push to win the release of detainees.

China's Defense Ministry on Thursday confirmed that Beijing fired its newest long-range missile into the South China Sea in a test this week, amid growing tensions between Washington and Beijing.

Islamic State terrorists are plotting to carry out biological and nuclear attack on Europe warned NATO security experts on Wednesday according to reports by the Telegraph.

The Zika virus, which is spread by Aedes aegypti mosquitoes, triggered a global health emergency this year.

Renewed Nato-Russia talks ended in 'profound disagreement' on Wednesday (20 April) over Ukraine and over Russia's harassment of Nato assets.

Japan was plunged into fresh panic today as a 6.1 magnitude tremor hit the northern coast - the third major earthquake within a week.

Russian attack submarines, the most in two decades, are prowling the coastlines of Scandinavia and Scotland, the Mediterranean Sea and the North Atlantic in what Western military officials say is a significantly increased presence aimed at contesting American and NATO undersea dominance.