Sep 18, 2014

Slain Britons get Thai autopsies

Police in Thailand said Wednesday they had conducted autopsies on two British tourists whose bludgeoned bodies were found on a scenic resort island this week. DNA samples have also been collected from several people who were among those in the area where the killings ...

Chimps are natural-born killers, say scientists

Sep 18, 2014

Chimps are natural-born killers, say scientists

Chimpanzees can be lethally violent to each other, and a study released Wednesday says this stems from an inherent streak and not, as some have suggested, from human interference. Zoologists, led by the famed Jane Goodall, have speculated for years on the causes of ...

Who are the 'terrorists' the world needs to fight?

Sep 17, 2014

Who are the 'terrorists' the world needs to fight?

From Washington and Paris to Tehran and Damascus, it seems everyone agrees on the growing need to fight “terrorism.” What exactly the word means is another matter entirely. For the United States and its partners in the West, there is no doubt the Islamic ...

Sep 16, 2014

Islamic State group's war chest is growing daily

Islamic State militants, who once relied on wealthy Persian Gulf donors for money, have become a self-sustaining financial juggernaut, earning more than $3 million a day from oil smuggling, human trafficking, theft and extortion, according to U.S. intelligence officials and private experts. The extremist ...

U.S. denies threatening Foley family over raising ransom

Sep 13, 2014

U.S. denies threatening Foley family over raising ransom

The United States on Friday denied threatening the family of executed reporter James Foley with prosecution had they raised a ransom for his release, insisting the government did everything possible to bring him home. Foley’s mother, Diane, had told U.S. media her family was ...