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January 24, 2013
China buys Russian bombers
Melbourne (UPI) Jan 23, 2013
China is to purchase Tupolev Tu-22M3 bombers through a contract with the Russian Federation for 36 aircraft. The agreement calls for 12 bombers to be delivered first and the other 24 coming in a second tranche. The Tupolev Tu-22M3 is a supersonic, swing-wing, long-range strategic and maritime strike bomber developed by the Soviet Union. A number the bombers remain in service with the Russian military - as of 2010, the Russian air force fielded 93 Tupolev Tu-22s and the Russian navy 58 - ... read more
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Competition for hypersonic vehicles resumes
The Russian Defence Ministry will start testing advanced hypersonic missiles in the coming summer. At present, Russia is conducting research in several areas of developing hypersonic technology, but ... more

China unmanned car to 'help driver sleep': reports
The Chinese army is developing an unmanned road vehicle, official military media reported Wednesday, adding it could be put to civilian use to reduce fatigue at the wheel and allow drivers to "sleep in peace". ... more

New UN sanctions spark North Korean fury
The UN Security Council ordered expanded sanctions Tuesday against North Korea for a banned rocket launch, triggering a defiant pledge by Pyongyang to bolster its nuclear deterrent. ... more
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UN sanctions unlikely to bring N. Korea to heel: analysts
The latest sanctions against North Korea will have little impact on its nuclear and missile programme, despite the added clout of China's support for the UN measures, analysts said Wednesday. ... more


Outside View: NATO RIP
A recent half-day conference at a major Washington think tank on "the budget and U.S. defense strategy" was most telling for what was dramatically omitted from a wide-ranging discussion. Not until the final question had NATO been once mentioned. ... more
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First African forces moving to central Mali: French FM
The first contingent of an African force being deployed in Mali has begun moving towards the centre of the country, where French troops are seeking to help Mali's army push back Islamist fighters, French Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius said on Wednesday. ... more

N. Korea slams Kim Jong-Un plastic surgery reports
North Korea has finally responded to persistent rumours that leader Kim Jong-Un had plastic surgery to look like his revered grandfather, issuing an angry denial criticising "sordid" media reports. ... more
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New Horizons Finds Blue Skies and Water Ice on Pluto

Pluto's Small Moons Nix and Hydra

Blue skies, frozen water detected on Pluto

Russia Develops Portable Aerosol Cloud Generator to Conceal Missiles

GSSAP reaches initial operational capability

Scientists present, discuss latest data from experiments smashing nuclei


Iran proposes Cairo for P5+1 nuclear talks: report
Iran on Wednesday proposed Cairo as the venue for the next talks with world powers on its disputed nuclear drive, adding that the Egyptians have welcomed the idea, the ISNA news agency reported. ... more

Top Kashmir minister calls nuclear conflict warning 'daft'
The top elected official in Indian Kashmir on Wednesday described a public advisory telling residents to prepare for nuclear war by building basement shelters as a "daft idea". ... more

US military to lift ban on women in combat
US Defense Secretary Leon Panetta will lift a ban on women serving in combat, officials said Wednesday - a ground-breaking move after a decade of war that saw female troops thrust onto the battlefield. ... more
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NATO Patriot missiles operational in Turkey at weekend
NATO Patriot missiles deployed in Turkey to protect against a spillover of the conflict in neighbouring Syria will be operational this weekend, a senior NATO officer said Wednesday. ... more

Taiwan 'not ruling out' culture pact with China: official
Taiwan President Ma Ying-jeou would consider cultural agreements with China, an official said Wednesday, triggering an angry response from the island's anti-Beijing opposition. ... more
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Ancient rocks record first evidence for photosynthesis that made oxygen

New human ancestor's feet resemble our own, Dartmouth scientist finds

Observed latitudinal variations in erosion as a function of glacier dynamics

A simpler way to estimate the feedback between permafrost carbon and climate

Ecuador volcano spews giant ash column

Guatemala volcano roars back to life

Indonesia accepts international help to combat fires


Dawn missile attack kills Syrian family: activists
Five members of one family - a couple and three children - were killed when a missile hit their village in Syria's northern province of Aleppo before dawn on Wednesday, said the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights. ... more

Iraq suicide bomb at Shiite mosque kills 42
A suicide bomber made his way into a Shiite mosque north of Baghdad and blew himself up in the middle of a funeral on Wednesday, killing 42 people and leaving corpses scattered across the floor. ... more

Afghan 'spy' killed over US drone strikes: officials
Militants on Wednesday dumped the mutilated body of a purported Afghan spy accused of collaborating on US drone strikes that killed a prominent warlord in Pakistan this month, officials said. ... more
Israel upgrades missile-killer Iron Dome

Protest in Ankara against Patriot missile deployment

NATO Patriot missiles operational in Turkey at weekend

Raytheon awarded contract for HARM upgrade

Short-range ballistic missile again fired in Syria: NATO

Iran develops new missile launcher

Sagetech, ING Robotic Aviation Demonstrate "Sense and Avoid" Capabilities of UAV's

Northrop Grumman, Cassidian Fly First Sensor-Equipped Euro Hawk

TerraLuma Selects Headwall's Micro Hyperspec for UAV Applications

Insights from the SIA DoD Commercial SATCOM Users' Workshop

Boeing to Upgrade Combat Survivor Evader Locator Radios, Base Stations

NATO member orders Falcon III radios


US charges East European cyber virus gang
The United States on Wednesday charged three young East European men with running an international cyber theft ring that broke into a million computers, including at the space agency NASA. ... more

FARC signal progress in peace talks
Colombia's FARC guerrilla group said Wednesday it had established some common ground with the government on sensitive land issues in peace talks aimed at ending their decades-long conflict. ... more

Child soldiers still recruited in Myanmar
Child soldiers are still being recruited in Myanmar despite the nation's recent political reforms, an advocacy group said Wednesday, as it urged better monitoring of the powerful military. ... more

Israel centrists gain, but Bibi squeaks in
Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu took a beating in Israeli parliamentary elections, with his right-wing bloc giving ground to a new center-left alliance, but it won enough to keep him in office. ... more
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Now 'right moment' for carbon tax: IMF chief

Discovery about new battery overturns decades of false assumptions

McMaster engineers build better energy storage device

Researchers measure how specific atoms move in dielectric materials

NCSEA report maps regulatory, policy path to develop energy storage in NC

Physicists shrink particle accelerator

Growth, climate in focus as world economic leaders meet


Netanyahu's new govt to face pressure on peace, Iran


Prince Harry 'thrilled' to be back in Britain


Raytheon, USAF complete Small Diameter Bomb II fit check on F-35 aircraft


Britain to axe up to 5,300 army jobs


Japanese PM holds out olive branch to China


US support to French forces is free of charge: Pentagon


Obama issues inaugural call for unity, equality


Outside View: What Obama can learn


India and Israel deepen defense ties


Protest in Ankara against Patriot missile deployment

Spate of Iraq attacks kill 26

Indian Kashmir advises people to prepare for nuclear war

Further Chad troops assemble for Mali deployment

US Navy fined for 'illegal entry' at Philippine reef

Israelis vote in poll seen returning Netanyahu

Ban Ki-moon calls for end to UN disarmament stalemate

Le Pouvoir and Algeria's war on terror

Russia's Afghan anti-drug efforts panned

Russia ready for seeking a compromise with NATO on air defense

QinetiQ's Hyperbaric Trials Unit supports the MOD in testing new composite materials for UK submarine fleet

Sikorsky, Boeing Partner for Joint Multi-Role Future Vertical Lift Requirements

Falling Up: DARPA To Launch Just-In-Time Payloads From Bottom Of Sea

China media urge Obama to ease distrust

Prince Harry ends Afghan tour, says killed Taliban

Syria minister says nation will defeat conspiracy

Filipino economy to benefit from peace

Three Chinese ships in disputed island waters: Japan

Rheinmetall wins 280 mn euros in contracts in Kuwait, Asia

Obama issues inaugural call for unity, equality

A call to prevent unsafe high-risk medical devices from reaching the marketplace

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