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November 26, 2012
China conducts first landing on aircraft carrier
Beijing (AFP) Nov 25, 2012
China has conducted the first landing of a fighter jet on its new aircraft carrier in a move that extends Beijing's ability to project its growing military might in territorial disputes. The Chinese-made J-15 made the successful landing on the Liaoning, a former Soviet carrier, during recent exercises, the defence ministry said in a report Sunday on the flight tests. The Liaoning went into service in September in a symbolic milestone for China's growing military muscle that comes at a time when ... read more
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Israel, Hamas both see gains from Gaza fight
Israel and its Hamas foes are each claiming gains from a week of fighting in and around Gaza, but analysts doubt if the army of a sovereign state can ever score a conclusive win against an irregular force rooted in its local community. ... more

India tests missile interceptor
India has test-fired a ballistic missile interceptor as part of its efforts to create a shield against incoming enemy missiles, defense officials said. ... more

India counters China map claims in a tit-for-tat move
India is stamping its map on visas given to Chinese visitors, an Indian official said Saturday, after China began issuing passports showing disputed territories as its own. ... more
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Millions flood Iraq shrine city for Ashura peak
Millions of Shiites flooded the Iraqi shrine city of Karbala on Sunday for the peak of Ashura rituals, which have been largely spared the deadly attacks that struck pilgrims in past years. ... more


Commentary: Mideast: Pyrrhic victory?
While hundreds of millions Muslims believe 9/11 was history's biggest conspiracy, hatched by U.S. intelligence and Israel's Mossad, to justify a global crackdown on Islamist militants, there are also countless millions of Arabs who are convinced the Nazi Holocaust was grossly exaggerated to justify "the Jewish occupation of Palestine." ... more
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US says conference on WMD-free Middle East cancelled
The United States said Friday a conference on a Middle East free of weapons of mass destruction has been scrapped because of conditions in the region and lack of consensus among the states involved. ... more

Syria Kurds join forces in standoff with rebels
Two main Kurdish groups have agreed to join forces in a standoff with hundreds of Islamist rebels in northeastern Syria, a Syrian Kurdish representative and an activist said on Friday. ... more
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NASA develops and tests new housing for in-orbit science payloads

Orionid meteor shower to peak this weekend

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Mine craft for Mars

NASA awards launch contracts for Landsat 9 and Sentinel-6A


Russia frees physicist convicted of spying for China
Russia on Saturday released a physicist who spent eight years in a Siberian prison on charges of spying for China in what supporters maintain was a wrongful conviction motivated by Soviet-style paranoia. ... more

Turkey request for missiles 'new act of provocation': Syria
Syria said on Friday plans by Turkey to site Patriot missiles along its border was "a new act of provocation," while allies Iran and Russia warned the move would complicate the situation and could spark a regional conflagration. ... more

Sudan 'plot' linked to hardcore Islamists: analysts
An alleged plot revealed last week to sabotage Sudan's security is linked to hardcore Islamist military officers and highlights turmoil within the regime of President Omar al-Bashir, analysts say. ... more
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Ban says Mideast nuclear conference not possible this year
UN leader Ban Ki-moon said Saturday he has given up hope of holding a conference on a nuclear weapons-free zone in the Middle East this year, but still hopes it can be held in 2013. ... more

N. Korea preparing for missile launch
US satellites have picked up signs that North Korea is preparing to launch a long-range missile, a Japanese newspaper reported on Friday. ... more
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First joint France-China satellite to study oceans

Life goes on for marine ecosystems after cataclysmic mass extinction

Mayor of Puerto Rican capital a fighter who took on Trump

Insured losses from hurricanes, Mexico quakes $95 bln: Swiss Re estimate

Delhi chokes on toxic haze despite Diwali fireworks ban

Smog defies China's Communist Party congress

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Russia warns Turkey against deploying Patriot missiles
Russia on Thursday warned Turkey against deploying surface-to-air Patriot missiles to protect its troubled border with Syria, saying it should instead use its influence to help broker peace in the war-torn country. ... more

South Korea deploys new cruise missiles: report
South Korea has begun fitting naval destroyers with a new, indigenously-developed cruise missile capable of making precision strikes anywhere in North Korea, a news report said Friday. ... more

S. Korea military drill marks shelling anniversary
South Korea marked Friday the anniversary of North Korea's 2010 shelling of a border island with a military drill and memorials, clouded by the threat of a fresh attack from Pyongyang. ... more
Patriot performs flawlessly in Japan test firings

NATO to consider Turkey request for Patriots 'without delay'

Russia warns Turkey against deploying Patriot missiles

India steps up cruise missile production

India tests missile interceptor

South Korea deploys new cruise missiles: report

Precision, Wireless Ground Handling of X-47B Unmanned Aircraft

USAF and Raytheon evaluate avoidance capabilities for safe UAS flight

Lockheed Martin Acquires Chandler May

Lockheed Martin to Demonstrate Key Component of Tactical MilSat Communications System

The Skynet 5D secure telecom satellite is received in French Guiana for Arianespace's December Ariane 5 mission

Lockheed Martin Completes On Orbit Testing of Second AEHF Satellite


Japan appoints new ambassador to China
Japan on Thursday appointed a new ambassador to China, months after the last nominee died before he could take up his post and as tensions simmer between Tokyo and Beijing over disputed territory. ... more

Lockheed Martin Delivers Three F-35Bs To The US Marine Corps
Three Lockheed Martin F-35B short takeoff/vertical landing (STOVL) aircraft were officially delivered to the U.S. Marine Corps during ceremonies at Marine Corps Air Station Yuma, Ariz. The thr ... more

US Navy, Raytheon receive Pentagon engineering award for GPS-guided precision landing program
A U.S. Navy program that uses Raytheon technology to land aircraft in harsh weather has been recognized with a Department of Defense engineering award. The Joint Precision Approach and Landing ... more

Taiwan protests Chinese passports over territory claim
Taiwan on Friday protested after China started issuing new passports with maps that feature two of the island's most famous scenic spots as part of Chinese territory. ... more
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Two-dimensional materials gets a new theory for control of properties

Novel 'converter' heralds breakthrough in ultra-fast data processing at nanoscale

South Korea to push ahead with nuclear power plants

Highly flexible wings tested

AREVA NP installs a system allowing flexible electricity generation at Goesgen nuclear power plant

New Delhi shuts power plant in fight against Diwali smog

Cognac craze in US, China prompts Hennessy expansion


Taliban says bombers and spies forced French retreat


Rebels seize strategic town in eastern Syria: watchdog


Celebrations, recriminations as Gaza truce holds


F-35A Achieves Maximum High Angle Of Attack Limit In Four Flights


Boeing Adapts Innovative Training Technologies to FA-18E and F-15E


US Navy Selects Lockheed Martin to Modernize C-130T Aircraft


US-Myanmar detente forces Chinese rethink: experts


Dog noses inspire explosives detector


Honduras builds up navy to deal with contraband


Iraq speaker pushes Arab-Kurd accord in Kurdistan

Iraq speaker aims to head off Arab-Kurd conflict

NATO to consider Turkey request for Patriots 'without delay'

Dozens of casualties in air raid on Syria's Aleppo: NGO

IAEA shows new imagery of suspect Iran base: diplomats

Iran speaker confirms military aid to Hamas

Estonian embassy in Minsk to become NATO liaison

Hu vows robust Russia ties on Shoigu visit: Xinhua

10 killed in Yemen military plane crash: ministry

Japan's opposition pledges national security boost

Australia pulls bulk of troops from East Timor

At least 20 killed in South Sudan army clash with rebels

Outside View: Fixing thepivot to Asia

Outside View: Shot heard round the world

Algerian military kills four Islamists in raid

Panetta warns again retrenchment in fight against Al-Qaeda

Nepal stages symbolic funeral rites for fallen Gurkhas

Defense contest over major gulf arms buys

Researchers Use GPS Tracking to Monitor Crab Behavior

Record numbers flock to take Chinese government test

Tibetan self-immolates in northwest China

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