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Why Japan Lost Australia's $40 Billion Submarine Deal: Fear of China?

Malcolm Davis Security, Asia The answer is no, but perceptions on the issue matter.  With the outcome of the long-awaited SEA 1000 Competitive Evaluation Process seeing France’s DCNS announced as the international design partner forShow More Summary

Revealed: The U.S. Navy's New $1 Billion Electronic War Attack Technology

Kris Osborn Security, The Navy's Next-Generation Jammer, to be ready by 2021, is designed to jam multiple radars at the same time and defeat future high-tech enemy air defenses. The Navy is engineering a new, more powerful, high-tech...Show More Summary

Say What?: It Takes 300 Hours to Become a Shampooer in Tennessee

Melissa Quinn Politics, Big government at its finest.  Tammy Nutall-Pritchard had been braiding hair with her older sister, Debra Nutall, since she was 18 years old. Nutall taught Nutall-Pritchard the craft when she was 15, and the sisters...Show More Summary

Violence in Syria escalates; world leaders seek truce in Aleppo

Syrian opposition fighters on Tuesday shelled government-held parts of Aleppo, killing at least 12 people, as the army claimed that it was repelling a wide offensive by the rebels in the country's largest city. Activists, meanwhile, said government forces were shelling rebel-held parts of the city,...

American Killed in Combat in Iraq

An American service member has been killed in combat in Iraq, reports the AP. The unidentified person was advising Kurdish Peshmerga forces near Irbil and was reportedly killed by direct fire from ISIS a few miles back from the front lines. "It is a combat death," says defense chief Ash...

If it had been up to Hillary Clinton, there would be no Iran Deal

Hillary Clinton was "swayed" by Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu in seeking to set back the Iran negotiations in 2012 when Secretary of State John Kerry was willing to take risks to achieve the deal, according to a New York Times investigation by Mark Landler, published too late for most Democratic voters.

When Robots Are an Instrument of Male Desire

By the time she started saying "Hitler was right I hate the jews," people had started to realize that there was something wrong with Tay. TayAI, Microsoft's Twitter chatbot, had been online for less than 12 hours when she began to spew...Show More Summary

Budget 2016: How well does the Australian Treasurer understand our global economic context?

[youtube:grvJuTZ4mCw] We face 'extraordinary' times, 'very sensitive' times, international headwinds and fragility. But the overarching message we are meant to take away from this year's Budget with is a positive one. In his 2016-17Show More Summary

Devastation reigns in Syria's Aleppo

Regime forces and opposition groups remain locked in battle in Syria's largest city, threatening peace talks.

Syria Civil War: 'The sky is falling' in Aleppo

Aleppo has come to symbolise the devastation wrought on Syria and its population.

Hungary to hold referendum on refugee quotas

Prime minister's office says referendum will be held later this year on quotas for resettlement of refugees.

Refugee radio: Broadcasting from Germany

"By refugees, for refugees - that's our motto," says founder of Refugee Radio Network.

Syrian army 'violates' Ghouta truce as rebels clash

Local sources say regime attempts to advance in Damascus outskirts as region sees intense fighting between rival rebels.

Tracing ancient Europe-America migration in language

Kets are Siberia's last hunters and gatherers with linguistic links to Native North Americans as far away as Arizona.

Syria: Aleppo hospital attacked by rebels

At least 19 people killed in government-held areas, monitoring group says, as fighting between army and rebels flares.

Should the US be neutral on Israel-Palestine?

Ambassador Martin Indyk on whether the US has been an honest and neutral broker in the Israel-Palestine conflict.

U.S. service member killed fighting ISIS in Iraq

Defense Secretary Ash Carter says the American was killed near the northern city of Erbil

"Enemy fire" kills U.S. troop in northern Iraq

Secretary of Defense Ash Carter confirms American combat death as fighting around ISIS stronghold heats up

ISIS hackers publish hit list of 75 US military personnel

ISIS hackers have published a “hitlist” of over 70 US military personnel who have been involved in drone strikes against terror targets in Syria and asked their followers to “kill them wherever they are”. According to ‘The Sunday Times’, the hackers have links with Britain and call themselves ‘Islamic State Hacking Division’ and circulated online […]

U.S. Soldier Killed By ISIS in Iraq

The soldier was two to three miles from the front line when he was killed

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