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NASA says the Hubble Space Telescope has revealed a new twist on the Ring Nebula, a cosmic object so iconic it's a popular illustration for astronomy books. Hubble has revealed the true shape of the nebula, the glowing gas shroud around an old, dying, sun-like star, the space agency reported Thursday. The nebula's apparent ring shape is a result of perspective but the Hubble images ...
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We must define the nature and scope of this struggle, or else it will define us. Neither I, nor any President can promise the total defeat of terror. What we must do is dismantle networks that pose a direct danger.
The U.S. president was speaking on his administration's counter terrorism policy.
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Ominous ties are emerging between skyrocketing sectarian violence in Iraq and Syria's civil war. Analysts say al-Qaida-linked militants are flowing back and forth from both countries and are seeking to use religious differences to bring down the government, not only in Damascus, but also in Baghdad.
Iraqis are witnessing the worst violence to rock their country in five years.
Bombings and other attacks against Sunni Muslim and Shi'ite targets are stoking sectarian tensions.
One major reason is the civil war next door in Syria.
"It is no accident that we are seeing more bombings in Iraq now because of the money and the weapons that are going to the Syrian Free Army, some factions of which are aligned with al-Qaida,rdquo; said Douglas Ollivant of the New America Foundation.
Amateur video posted online shows rebel fighters in Syria from the al-Nusra Front pledging allegiance to al-Qaida.
The group receives support from al-Qaida in Iraq, and militants frequently cross the porous Iraqi-Syrian border.
"The Iraqis are scared to death about the backlash and the back flow of some of these militants and al-Qaida related groups,rdquo; said Michael Rubin, who is with the American Enterprise Institute. ...
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