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German cabinet approves military aid for IS fight: sources
The German cabinet on Tuesday approved a mandate offering military assistance to back the fight against the Islamic State jihadist group, sources said. The package, which still requires parliamentary approval, covers Tornado reconnaissance jets, a naval frigate and up to 1,200 troops following a request from France in the wake of deadly jihadist attacks in Paris last month. "The German contribution serves the fight against terrorism under the auspices of the alliance against IS and is aimed at supporting in particular France, Iraq and the international alliance in its fight against IS," according to a copy of the mandate obtained by AFP.
Tue, 01 Dec 2015 03:59:47 -0500
US Marine found guilty of killing Filipina transgender woman
A Philippine court on Tuesday convicted a US Marine for killing a Filipina transgender woman in a red light district, in a case that reignited long-simmering anti-American sentiment in the Philippines. Lance Corporal Joseph Scott Pemberton was convicted of homicide for the killing of Jennifer Laude in a motel in October, 2014, after they met in a bar following joint US military exercises near the city of Olongapo. Judge Roline Jinez Jabalde sentenced Pemberton to six to 12 years in jail -- after the charge was lowered from murder which carries a heavier penalty -- citing mitigating circumstances including Laude not revealing her gender identity.
Tue, 01 Dec 2015 03:59:04 -0500
China's Xi arrives in Zimbabwe, expected to sign major deals
Chinese President Xi Jinping arrived in Zimbabwe on Tuesday, the first visit by a Chinese leader since 1996, amid expectations this would lead to the signing of infrastructure funding and investment agreements. Xi is on a two-day state visit to Zimbabwe and will travel to South Africa on Wednesday, where he will meet President Jacob Zuma and later co-chair the Forum on China-Africa Cooperation summit in Johannesburg. "It's all systems go and the agreements to be signed will be in the areas of communication, civil aviation, transport, infrastructure, to mention just a few," Joey Bimha, the secretary of Foreign Affairs was quoted as saying.
Tue, 01 Dec 2015 03:58:01 -0500
Bono on Paris attacks: Nothing's stopping us from going back
Two French men stopped on way to Islamic State in Libya: official
Two French nationals suspected of wanting to join Islamic State training camps in Libya before heading to Syria were arrested in Tunisia in mid-November, according to an official at the Paris prosecutor's office. It is the first case made public of potential French Islamic State recruits travelling to Libya instead of Syria, where hundreds of French citizens have already joined the ranks of the hardline group. According to the official, the two men, aged 19 and 20, were arrested near Tunisia's southern border with Libya. Tue, 01 Dec 2015 03:32:11 -0500
From racing to rum, things to know about year-end tax breaks
Cybersecurity bills would add secrecy to public records laws
Grand Canyon looks for new ways to manage backcountry
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) Millions of people visit the Grand Canyon each year, taking in the sweeping views from developed areas along the rim, grabbing a bite to eat and hopping on a shuttle bus to other outlooks. Far fewer people venture into the 1.1 million acres that make up the backcountry.
Tue, 01 Dec 2015 03:21:33 -0500
Investigators say rudder problem, pilot response led to AirAsia crash in Indonesia
JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) Investigators say rudder problem, pilot response led to AirAsia crash in Indonesia. Tue, 01 Dec 2015 03:21:30 -0500
Scientists debate boundaries, ethics of human gene editing
AirAsia plane crash caused by faulty component, crew action
Faulty equipment and the crew's "inability to control the aircraft" led an AirAsia A320 to crash into the Java Sea last year, killing all 162 people onboard, a report said on Tuesday. Flight QZ8501 went down in stormy weather on December 28, during what was supposed to be a short flight from the Indonesian city of Surabaya to Singapore. In their final report into the accident released Tuesday, Indonesia's official National Transportation Safety Committee said a major factor was a fault with a system that helps control the rudder's movement.
Tue, 01 Dec 2015 03:19:21 -0500
China 'clone factory' scientist eyes human replication
The Chinese scientist behind the world's biggest cloning factory has technology advanced enough to replicate humans, he told AFP, and is only holding off for fear of the public reaction. Boyalife is already working with its South Korean partner Sooam and the Chinese Academy of Sciences to improve primate cloning capacity to create better test animals for disease research. "The technology is already there," Xu said.
Tue, 01 Dec 2015 03:08:15 -0500
Report: BMW CEO sees point when updating diesel uneconomic
BERLIN (AP) BMW's CEO says that at some future point it will no longer make economic sense to keep adapting diesel engines to ever-tougher rules, but he isn't saying when. Tue, 01 Dec 2015 03:02:10 -0500
Ravens return blocked field goal on last play, stun Browns
Kenya says hunting British jihadi with ties to Somali militants
Kenya suspects a British jihadi with links to Somali militant group al Shabaab has entered the East African country and wants to arrest him, the interior ministry said on Tuesday. The ministry posted an appeal for information to arrest Malik Yassin, posting a picture of a bearded man and describing him as a tall and slender white man with a British accent. "Malik Yassin, a British citizen, is suspected to have sneaked into the country and police have issued an alert for his arrest," the ministry said in a statement posted on its Twitter feed. Tue, 01 Dec 2015 03:00:07 -0500