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New North Korea sanctions prompt threat of pre-emptive nuclear attack

North Korea said on Thursday it will exercise its right to “a pre-emptive nuclear attack” in response to new UN sanctions that were imposed as a result of its underground…

Dow Jones closes at all-time high

The Dow Jones Industrial Average, the most closely watched US benchmark stock market index, closed at a new record on Tuesday – the highest all-time closing and highest since October…

Four confirmed dead in Ukrane crash landing

[updated] At least 4 passengers are reported dead after a Ukrainian South Airlines twin turboprop plane made a crash landing in Donetsk, Ukraine on Wednesday. Flight YG-8971 from Odessa to…

North Korea confirms third underground nuclear test

The KCNA, North Korean Central News agency – North Korea’s state news agency – reported confirmation of a nuclear test by the country on Tuesday. The televised official news report…

Single cell in lithium-ion battery started blaze: NTSB report

The US NTSB announced today that it has isolated the source of a battery fire that occurred on a Japan Airlines 787-800 jet on January 7 2013. The NTSB reported…

Google Maps unveils detailed, previously unavailable maps of North Korea

Google’s Maps unveiled on Monday a detailed map of North Korea, an area that was previously largely undocumented on the popular site, just weeks after Eric Schmidt, Google’s chairman, made…

Internet Freedom Day greeted with takedown of MLK speech video

Internet Freedom Day, marked by the one year anniversary of an online protest against a proposed US law that would have expanded the US government’s to curb access to copyright…

Helicopter collides into London crane, crashes

1 1 A helicopter flying a scheduled route on Wednesday morning, local time, from Surrey, UK to London in heavy fog collided into a construction crane and crashed amid what…

Two firefighters dead, two wounded in New York shooting

A gunman who shot four firefighters, killing two of them, at the scene of an early Monday morning (local time) fire in New York has been found dead. The shooter…

Sandy Hook School shooting details emerge as investigation continues

The Connecticut State Police investigation on Sunday found among the 20 children that were shot during Adam Lanza’s rampage on Friday, 12 were girls, 8 were boys and almost all…