The U.S. intelligence community has assessed that Islamic State in Afghanistan could have the capability to attack the United States in as little as six months, and has the intention to do so, a senior Pentagon official told Congress on Tuesday ... pullout thwarted by suicide bombings and other attacks claimed by Islamic State ... withdrawal in August ... .
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A British court will consider this week whether Julian Assange, founder of the Wikileaks website, can be extradited to the United States on charges of hacking and theft. The two-day hearing is scheduled to begin Wednesday in London’s high court. U.S ... prison ... “What the U.S ... Other developments since the January ruling could affect the case ... law.” ... military.
SpaceX is taming some toilet troubles in its Dragon capsules before launching four more astronauts. The company and NASA want to make sure any toilet leaks won’t compromise the capsule launching early Sunday from Kennedy Space Center or another one that’s been parked at the International Space Station since April ...U.S ... Boeing has yet to launch anyone.
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A massive cyberattack has caused widespread disruption at gas stations across Iran, affecting fuel distribution facilities, authorities said on Tuesday. No group has so far claimed responsibility for the attack, which has sent shock waves across the country amid fears of a fuel crisis ...Officials have mostly blamed arch-enemy Israel for the attacks ... .
The global climate crisis has intensified a devastating drought in southern Madagascar, where catastrophic hunger has brought 1 million people to the brink of famine, Amnesty International said in a new report today ... Madagascar is on the frontline of the climate crisis ... It could mean dying of starvation ... It could mean dying of starvation ... Background ... .
WASHINGTON (BLOOMBERG) - The United States government is years behind China in the pursuit of so-called hypersonic weapons that bob and weave through the atmosphere at more than five times the speed of sound, Raytheon Technologies' chief executive said on Tuesday (Oct 26) ... "We are at least several years behind," he said ... More on this topic. � ....