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U.S. drone strike kills four Al-Qaeda suspects in Yemen

A US drone strike killed four Al-Qaeda suspects in Yemen Tuesday, a tribal source said, amid heightened security across the Middle East against a possible major attack by the jihadists. Those killed included one of 25 Al-Qaeda operatives listed late on Monday by the Yemeni authorities as among those plotting…

Pakistan’s ex-military ruler Pervez Musharraf a no-show at murder indictment

Pakistan’s ex-military ruler Pervez Musharraf on Tuesday failed to appear in court to be indicted over the murder of former premier Benazir Bhutto due to what police said were security concerns. Musharraf, who ruled the nuclear-armed state from 1999-2008, had been summoned to face charges of criminal conspiracy and the…

U.S. tells its citizens in Yemen to leave immediately

SBy Mohammed Ghobari SANAA (Reuters) – The United States told its citizens in Yemen on Tuesday to leave immediately and ordered the evacuation of non-essential U.S. government staff because of the threat of terrorist attacks. The State Department announcement was the latest warning since Washington issued a worldwide travel alert…

Vigil at Wisconsin Sikh temple marks anniversary of white supremacist’s shooting attack

By Brendan O’Brien MILWAUKEE (Reuters) – Hundreds of mourners gathered on Monday for a candlelight vigil at the Sikh Temple of Wisconsin in suburban Milwaukee to commemorate the lives of six worshippers killed there a year ago by a white supremacist during a mass shooting. In that attack, Wade Michael…

Japan calls on U.S. to suspend military chopper operations in Okinawa

Japan’s prime minister on Tuesday called on the US military to suspend helicopter operations in the country’s southern Okinawa island chain after a fatal crash. An American HH-60 helicopter with four personnel on board crashed at the Camp Hansen Marine base on Monday. Three of the crew were rescued. A…

How does the Moon affect sleep patterns?

IN 1969 man landed on the Moon. But since then it has lost none of its mystery. From Lucian’s fictional account of travelling to the Moon in the second century AD to “An American Werewolf in London”, a 1981 horror film, the Moon continually inspires…  …

Watch: One year on Mars and Curiosity is still roving

One year into a 23-month mission, NASA’s Mars rover Curiosity has assured its place in the history of planetary exploration as the most ambitious and one of the most successful attempts to date to explore the surface of another planet.;  …

Crayola is transforming used markers directly into clean energy

Crayola is launching a nationwide used-marker recycling program in which the used markers will be directly transformed into energy. The COLORCYCLE program, as it’s been dubbed, will give students throughout the country the option of recycling any…   [Little girl amazed and playing with colorful markers on a white table…

Two sleeping children strangled by escaped python in Canada

An escaped python killed two children in their sleep in eastern Canada, the Royal Canadian Mounted Police said. The two young boys, aged five and seven, were sleeping in at a friend’s apartment late Sunday in the small town of Campbellton when they were surprised by the snake. It had…

Watch: Great white shark seen near Boothbay Harbor, Maine

It was feeding on a minke whale carcass and looking noticeably pedestrian. This is an important point because so much media depicting sharks presents them as threatening and vicious, when in…  …

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