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February 06, 2016
N. Korea says rocket launch early as Sunday
Seoul (AFP) Feb 6, 2016
North Korea's widely-condemned launch of a long-range rocket could happen within a matter of hours, after Pyongyang shortened and brought forward the start of the launch window to Sunday morning. An updated notification sent by Pyongyang to UN agencies on Saturday - a copy of which was released by the South Korean government - said the launch would now take place between February 7-14. The initial window announced by the North on Tuesday had been February 8-25. The planned satellite launch ... read more
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Pakistan wants as many Taliban groups as possible to join talks
Pakistan said as many Taliban groups as possible must be persuaded to join any upcoming peace discussions with the Afghan government, as a third round of four-country talks aimed at reviving negotiations with the insurgent group began Saturday. ... more

Obama, Park press Beijing on N.Korea sanctions
The campaign to win China's backing for deeper sanctions against North Korea gained in intensity Friday, with the US and South Korean presidents making their case directly to Xi Jinping. ... more

SM-6 missile demonstrates capabilities
Raytheon's surface-to-air SM-6 Block 1 missile has successfully demonstrated its capabilities in U.S. Navy test flights off the Hawaiian coast. ... more
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US calls on Russia to hold new nuke talks
President Barack Obama's national security advisor used the anniversary of a major nuclear arms reduction treaty Friday to call on Russia to accept further arms talks. ... more


$66M set aside by U.S. for military facilities in Philippines
The United States plans to spend $66 million to construct military facilities in the Philippines under the Enhanced Defense Cooperation Agreement. ... more

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Bulgaria authorises NATO to protect its airspace
Faced with an ageing fleet, Bulgaria's parliament on Friday voted in favour of a controversial law amendment granting NATO jets the authority to help protect its airspace. ... more

Twitter blocks 125,000 accounts in 'terrorist content' crackdown
Twitter said Friday it suspended more than 125,000 accounts, most of them linked to the Islamic State group, as part of increased efforts to eradicate "terrorist content" on the popular messaging platform. ... more
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First locks released from LISA Pathfinder's cubes

NASA's James Webb Space Telescope Primary Mirror Fully Assembled

Thermal Vacuum Test Validates Lockheed Martin's GPS III Satellite Design

NASA's Juno Spacecraft Burns for Jupiter


IS claims suicide attacks targeting Iraqi forces
The Islamic State group said that five of its suicide bombers attacked Iraqi forces in Anbar province on Friday and that a sixth targeted pro-government fighters north of Baghdad. ... more

US lawmakers ask to visit Iran to see 'democracy in action'
Seeking to keep tabs on what they called a "fanatical regime," three US lawmakers applied Thursday for visas to Iran to observe this month's elections, visit nuclear sites and meet with Revolutionary Guards. ... more

Pentagon releases vetted batch of detainee abuse photos
The Pentagon on Friday released a small portion of photographs showing injuries suffered by detainees allegedly at the hands of US troops in Iraq and Afghanistan over a decade ago. ... more
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General Dynamics to support Egyptian M1A1 production
The U.S. Army has given General Dynamics Land Systems a $15.9 million contract with options for technical services supporting domestic Egyptian M1A1 production. ... more

US withdrawal will hurt Afghan troop training: general
The planned withdrawal of US troops from Afghanistan will hurt efforts to train and support local forces, the top US and NATO military commander in the war-torn country said Thursday. ... more
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Eleven dead after powerful Taiwan quake fells buildings

Brazil's anti-Zika war goes house to house

New year, new travel: more Chinese choose tourism over tradition

Volcano in southern Japan erupts in fiery show of nature

Zimbabwe declares 'state of disaster' over drought

Nepal quake survivors fight freezing temperatures

Three dead after Taiwan quake topples buildings


Madonna embroiled in Taiwan-China row over flag
Pop diva Madonna has waded into the war of words over Taiwanese identity after draping herself in the island's flag, sparking ire in China, where any suggestion of independence is scorned. ... more

Syria regime forces make fresh gains in south
Pro-government troops backed by Russian warplanes on Friday retook a rebel bastion used as a launch pad for attacks in southern Syria, a monitor said, in their latest territorial gain. ... more

Syrians mass on Turkish border as regime advances
Up to 20,000 Syrians were stranded on the Turkish border Friday after fleeing a major Russian-backed regime offensive near Aleppo where a new humanitarian disaster appeared to be unfolding. ... more

Pentagon welcomes Saudi anti-IS troop proposal
The Pentagon on Friday welcomed Saudi Arabia's pledge to commit ground forces to fight Islamic State jihadists in Syria, should the US-led coalition ever send in combat troops. ... more

Norwegian military adds sonar-equipped NH90 helicopter
The sixth of 14 NH90 helicopters was delivered this week in France to the Norwegian military by NH Industries. ... more

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US weighs options as IS presence soars in Libya
Islamic State fighters have streamed into Libya in recent months, a US official said Thursday, heightening fears the extremists are gaining ground and influence in the north African country. ... more

Russia green groups forced to close over 'foreign agents' tag
Two Russian environmental groups have closed, activists said Friday, blaming a 2012 law requiring them to register as "foreign agents" for making it impossible to operate. ... more
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Norway's massive wealth fund pulls out of 73 companies

China drafts nuclear safety law

Is lignin the crude oil of the future? Maybe so, thanks to the Sun and photocatalysts

Chip could bring deep learning to mobile devices

Host-guest nanowires for efficient water splitting and solar energy storage

Scientists take key step toward custom-made nanoscale chemical factories

Scientists bridge different materials by design


Yacht-builder Ferretti opens security and defense unit


$99.2 million U.S. Army contract for Winchester ammunition


India gathers navies in show of maritime might


Boeing could make Super Hornets in India if purchased


F-35 deficiencies raise Pentagon concerns


Walking on water: USU researchers unravel science of skipping spheres


New material lights up when detecting explosives


Julian Assange: WikiLeaks' fugitive anti-hero


Galileo signals covering more of the sky


China launches 21st Beidou navigation satellite

Lockheed Martin's GPS III completes thermal vacuum testing

Latvia up in arms over BBC's Russian invasion drama

US drone strike kills top Qaeda chief in south Yemen: family

Navy gives maritime V-22s official designation

Russia accuses Turkey of preparing to invade Syria

Russia proposes licensed production of T-90S tanks in Iran

U.S. Navy requests 4,000 Tomahawk cruise missiles in budget

S. Korea slams North rocket launch, vows to destroy any threat

IS forces rise in Libya, drop in Iraq and Syria: US official

Iraq Kurds to pay partial salaries due to economic crisis

Iraqi air force takes delivery of two more F-16s

Ukraine economy minister resigns citing stalled reforms

Britain set to buy two Zephyr spy drones from Airbus

Israeli, South Korean firms forming JV for UAV production

Armed US Predator drone crashes in Turkey

Dutch police to counter drones with winged warriors

US Air Force Bolsters Space Defense to Counter Russian, Chinese 'Threats'

US Air Force, Boeing begin work on new Air Force One

China echoes concerns over N. Korea rocket launch plans

Anger, sanctions threats greet N. Korea rocket launch plans

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