July 3rd @ 3:33 PM GMT
CBS News Army Sgt. Bryan Scott Wolfinger faces charges for carrying a military-style rifle and ammunition outside a North Carolina mall (U.S. News)
July 3rd @ 9:42 AM GMT
Yahoo! Weighed down by the sectarian conflict in Northern Ireland, British officials jokily discussed the possible benefits of relocating the entire population of Hong Kong to the province, newly released documents showed Friday. Government archives reveal how a proposal by an English academic to set up a new city state for Hong Kong's 5.5 million inhabitants prompted some creative correspondence between ministry officials. In the Belfast News Letter in October 1983, a lecturer at the University ... (World)
July 4th @ 3:17 PM GMT
Yahoo! Nigeria's army said on Saturday that scores of people had been killed in an attack by six suicide bombers on the northeastern village of Zabarmari, near Maiduguri. ''A total of six suicide bombers had detonated themselves around the garage killing scores of people while some people were also wounded. It said a jeep full of Improvised Explosives Devises (IEDs) was recovered by troops after the assault on the village which lies about 10 kilometres (six miles) from Maiduguri, the capital of... (World)
July 4th @ 9:48 AM GMT
Yahoo! Egyptian President Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi has travelled to the troubled northern part of the Sinai Peninsula to inspect troops, after Islamic State-linked militants struck a deadly blow against the military this week in a coordinated assault. (World)
July 4th @ 7:45 AM GMT
Yahoo! A shell slammed into a house in Egypt's Sinai Peninsula on Saturday killing a woman and two children as the army battles Islamic State group jihadists, medical and security sources said. It was not immediately clear which side fired the shell in the North Sinai town of Sheikh Zuweid, scene of deadly fighting earlier this week. The government called in air strikes on Wednesday after a spectacular IS attack in Sheikh Zuweid left dozens dead. (World)
July 5th @ 2:25 AM GMT
Yahoo! The United States and Australia kicked off a massive joint biennial military exercise on Sunday, with Japan taking part for the first time as tensions with China over territorial rows loom over the drills. The two-week ''Talisman Sabre'' exercise in the Northern Territory and Queensland state involves 30,000 personnel from the US and Australia practising operations at sea, in the air and on land. Some 40 personnel from Japan's army -- the Ground Self-Defense Force (JGSDF) -- will join ... (Top Stories)
July 5th @ 9:53 AM GMT
SlashDot HughPickens.com writes: The Washington Post reports that there have been seven recent shark attacks in North Carolina. Scientists are looking for what might be luring the usually shy sharks so close to shore and among the swimmers they usually avoid. It's an unusual number of attacks for a state that recorded 25 attacks between 2005 and 2014. Even with the recent incidents, researchers emphasize that sharks are a very low-level threat to humans, compared with other forms of wildlife. Bees,... (Technology)
July 4th @ 2:15 AM GMT
Yahoo! An explosion in a mosque in northern Syria killed 25 members of Al-Qaeda's Syrian affiliate, including one of its leaders, as they attended Ramadan prayers, a monitoring group said. Director of the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights Rami Abdel Rahman said on Friday the death toll could rise as dozens of civilians were also injured in the explosion during Iftar prayers in the city of Ariha. ''Twenty-five members of Al-Nusra Front, including a leader of the jihadist group, died in an expl... (World)
July 4th @ 5:36 PM GMT
Yahoo! President Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi, wearing battle dress for the first time in over a year, said Saturday that Egypt had foiled an attempt by the Islamic State group to seize territory and set up an extremist state with its recent assault on the military in the troubled northeastern part of the Sinai Peninsula. (World)
July 5th @ 9:37 AM GMT
Yahoo! Islamic State suicide bombers on Sunday blew up an explosive- laden truck near a power plant that serves the northeastern city of Hasaka, the latest attack after their expulsion from most parts of the city, the Syrian army said. State television said a second attack, against a power plant that serves the southern districts of the city, was prevented, but the first had caused ''material damage'' and led to ''casualties''. The city is divided into zones run separately by the governmen... (World)