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What shooting down a $110M US drone tells us about Iran

Once the dust cleared, it turned out that one of the enduring lessons from the past week occurred at about 22,000 feet.The Iranian downing of an RQ-4A Global Hawk on Thursday is thought to have been the first time one…

Pilot killed as two Eurofighter jets collide in midair

Two Eurofighter jets crashed in midair in northern Germany on Monday, killing one of the pilots, according to the German air force.The unarmed warplanes were on an "air combat mission" when they collided near the Laage military base in the…

This glowing ring of light is from a distant galaxy

New instruments on telescopes are allowing us to look back in time at the early universe, when it was only a few billion years old, including spectacular rings of light that represent halos around galaxies.Far from the center of each…

Curiosity rover detects highest levels of methane on Mars

NASA's Curiosity rover encountered something new on the Red Planet last week and the results could potentially have implications for life on Mars.The rover's tunable laser spectrometer, called SAM, which stands for Sample Analysis at Mars, detected the largest amount…

Beijing says it won't allow Hong Kong to be brought up at G20

A top Chinese Foreign Ministry official said Beijing would "not allow" the Hong Kong protests to be brought up at the G20 meeting in Osaka beginning on Thursday.Assistant Minister of Foreign Affairs Zhang Jun told a press briefing Monday that…

Small slug throws Japan's high-speed rail into chaos

A single, small slug has been blamed for a massive power failure that brought part of Japan's high-speed rail network to a standstill last month.An estimated 12,000 passengers were delayed on May 30, after power was cut on lines operated…

Istanbul vote signals shift in Erdogan's dominance in Turkey

Change, hope, and a new beginning. That's the promise of Istanbul's newly elected mayor Ekrem Imamoglu.His slogan, "Everything will be great" is on everyone's lips in Turkey.Imamoglu's win in the repeat of the mayoral vote invigorates Turkey's fatigued opposition. It…

Hundreds of climate protesters stage blockade in German coal mine

Hundreds of climate change protesters broke into a huge open cast mine in western Germany Saturday to protest against the country's ongoing dependence on fossil fuels.The activists, many dressed in white overalls, evaded police officers as they crossed fields and…

Ethiopia PM says army chief of staff attacked

Ethiopia's army chief of staff, General Seare Mekonnen, has been attacked, the country's Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed said in a national television address early Sunday.Wearing military fatigues, the Prime Minister did not clarify the army chief's condition or any specifics…