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Acupuncture becomes popular as battlefield pain treatment

Stars & Stripes - Fri, 03/24/2017 - 10:56
Battlefield acupuncture, a form of auricular or ear acupuncture so named because the tiny needles can be administered quickly in combat without removing so much as a helmet, has been around for more than 15 years. But use of the technique is rapidly expanding.

UN rights council approves fact-finding mission in Myanmar

Stars & Stripes - Fri, 03/24/2017 - 10:55
The U.N.-backed Human Rights Council on Friday approved a resolution by consensus to "dispatch urgently" an international fact-finding mission to Myanmar to probe alleged abuses by military and security forces, particularly against the minority Rohingya Muslim community.

Burkina Faso forces kill key jihadist, arrest others

Stars & Stripes - Fri, 03/24/2017 - 10:53
Burkina Faso's government says its military forces have killed a key jihadist and arrested 18 others in the country's north, close to the West African nation's border with Mali.

US-backed Syrian fighters reach Islamic State-held dam in north Syria

Stars & Stripes - Fri, 03/24/2017 - 10:45
U.S.-backed Syrian fighters reached a major dam held by the Islamic State group in northern Syria Friday as Syria's U.N. ambassador said hundreds of American personnel are "invading my country," insisting that any effort to liberate the city of Raqqa — the de facto capital of the Islamic State group — should be done in coordination with the Damascus government.

DACOWITS Releases FY16 Annual Report

DoD News Releases - Fri, 03/24/2017 - 10:38
Today, the Defense Advisory Committee on Women in the Services (DACOWITS) released its annual report
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Irish police release sailor accused of sexual assault

Stars & Stripes - Fri, 03/24/2017 - 10:33
A sailor arrested by Irish police on suspicion of sexually assaulting a female sailor was released to U.S. Navy authorities, officials said Friday.

Car bomb near Somalia presidential palace kills 1, hurts 2

Stars & Stripes - Fri, 03/24/2017 - 10:21
A police official says a car bomb blast near a restaurant and hotel in Somalia's capital has killed at least one person and wounded two others.

A look at victims of the attack outside London's Parliament

Stars & Stripes - Fri, 03/24/2017 - 10:15
The dead were a British policeman stabbed to death, an American tourist celebrating his 25th wedding anniversary, a British school administrator adored in the Spanish town where she spent summer vacations with her family, and a retired window cleaner. The injured came from 12 countries.

Close-up look at face-recognition technology

Stars & Stripes - Fri, 03/24/2017 - 10:10
You may brush off modern privacy invasions. Perhaps you have nothing to hide. But do you resemble someone who does?

Superweapons are powerful, but too expensive to use

Stars & Stripes - Fri, 03/24/2017 - 10:08
It costs the West an unconscionable amount of money to combat even the most basic ad-hoc threats.

Iraqi Kurds make case for independence

Stars & Stripes - Fri, 03/24/2017 - 10:05
Once the Islamic State caliphate is defeated, the future of the fractured Iraqi state will hang in the balance. The only way for Iraqi leaders to hold the country together is to decentralize.

Ukraine: Russian agent killed Kremlin critic Voronenkov

Stars & Stripes - Fri, 03/24/2017 - 09:59
A senior Ukrainian official says the killer of Kremlin critic Denis Voronenkov, who was gunned down in the Ukrainian capital of Kiev, was a Russian agent.

Turkey's Erdogan targets German intelligence chief

Stars & Stripes - Fri, 03/24/2017 - 09:32
Turkey's president has hit out at the head of Germany's intelligence service for suggesting that Berlin is not convinced U.S.-based cleric Fethullah Gulen played a role in last year's failed coup.

US fighter jet jettisons fuel tanks into S. Korean lake

Stars & Stripes - Fri, 03/24/2017 - 09:17
A U.S. fighter jet jettisoned its fuel tanks into a lake near Kunsan Air Base after suffering an in-flight emergency during a training mission.

Donated bronze honors pioneering WWI pilots

Stars & Stripes - Fri, 03/24/2017 - 09:13
The moment Nimrod "Rod" Frazer set his eyes upon the famous bronzed "Daedalus" overlooking the Thames River in England years ago, he knew it should be at Maxwell Air Force Base.

Americans, Germans check out each other's weapons at training event

Stars & Stripes - Fri, 03/24/2017 - 09:11
U.S. Air Force Combat Arms Training and Maintenance instructors from the 569th U.S. Forces Police Squadron hosted a training event at the Vogelweh firing range that gave the airmen and German soldiers from the 26th Paratrooper Regiment a chance to train with each other’s weapons.

US court rules against soldier, returns baby to Okinawa mom

Stars & Stripes - Fri, 03/24/2017 - 09:05
A 20-month-old girl returned to her Okinawa home from the United States last week — the island’s first child-return case under the Hague Convention on cross-border parental kidnapping since Japan joined the treaty in 2014.

In Trump era, doomsday prep attracts new interest -- including from the left

Stars & Stripes - Fri, 03/24/2017 - 09:02
The business of selling survival equipment — to make it through wars, natural disasters, economic collapse or other apocalyptic events — has slowed down a bit since the presidential election, vendors say. But there has been a subtle shift in the audience.

Rural community finds entertainment in Army chopper's emergency landing in field

Stars & Stripes - Fri, 03/24/2017 - 08:48
Some rural residents in western Stark County got a surprise visit Thursday afternoon, as a U.S. military aircraft landed in a farm field.

US-born panda Bao Bao makes first public appearance in China

Stars & Stripes - Fri, 03/24/2017 - 08:40
American-born giant panda Bao Bao made her first appearance Friday before the public in southwestern China following her move there from Washington, D.C.
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