China chlorine suspected in new Syrian gas attacks

Apr 24, 2014

China chlorine suspected in new Syrian gas attacks

China’s Foreign Ministry said it is investigating reports that a chlorine canister bearing the name of the country’s biggest arms maker was shown in footage believed to document a gas attack in Syria this month. Attacks this month in several areas in Syria share ...

Pakistan's army wants TV news channel shut down

Apr 24, 2014

Pakistan's army wants TV news channel shut down

Pakistan’s powerful army has asked a government regulator to shut down a leading private news channel over what the military calls “false” reports that the country’s intelligence service shot one of its top anchors. Press freedom advocates on Wednesday decried the move against Geo ...

Pentagon shows off life-size robot

Apr 23, 2014

Pentagon shows off life-size robot

U.S. Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel got a firsthand look at a life-size robot Tuesday that resembles Hollywood’s Terminator, the latest experiment by the Pentagon’s high-tech researchers. But unlike the cinematic version, the hulking Atlas robot is designed not as a warrior, but as a ...

Israel in push to get Christians into army

Apr 23, 2014

Israel in push to get Christians into army

Israel said on Tuesday it was stepping up efforts to encourage military enlistment by Christian Arab citizens, a community long closer to the larger Muslim minority in identifying with the Palestinians. Israel’s Christian Arabs number about 160,000, some 2 percent of the Jewish state’s ...

Apr 23, 2014

Spanish village with 'Kill Jews' in name considers change

The tiny Spanish village of Castrillo Matajudios, whose second name means “Kill Jews,” will hold a referendum next month to decide if it should change the name that offends outsiders and embarrasses some residents, its mayor said Tuesday. The village’s 56 registered voters will ...

Satellite images show North Korea nuke test unlikely

Apr 23, 2014

Satellite images show North Korea nuke test unlikely

North Korea is unlikely to be ready to stage a nuclear test timed to coincide with U.S. President Barack Obama’s visit to Asia, a respected think tank said on Wednesday, based on its assessment of satellite imagery. Comments by South Korea’s Foreign Ministry on ...

U.S. sub records stunning images of WWII shipwrecks

Apr 23, 2014

U.S. sub records stunning images of WWII shipwrecks

An unmanned submarine has recorded some of the most detailed images of two American ships that sank off the coast of England during World War II, according to the Massachusetts company that surveyed the wreckage to mark the disaster’s 70th anniversary. Bourne, Massachusetts-based Hydroid ...