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Turkmen natural gas pipeline Tapi to cross Afghanistan

December 12, 2010


A deal has been struck on building a 1,700km (1,050m) pipeline to carry Turkmen natural gas across Afghanistan to Pakistan and India. The Tapi project aims to feed energy-deprived South Asian markets and transit fees may benefit Afghanistan. But details about security and funding were not addressed in the framework agreement reached by the four […]

Futuristic weapon undergoes Navy tests

December 12, 2010


… Inside a cavernous building at the Naval Surface Warfare Center in Dahlgren, Va., on Friday, a gigantic pulse of electricity hurled a 20-pound slug of aluminum out the barrel of an experimental gun at seven times the speed of sound. The slug trailed a pillar of fire as it left the weapon and the […]

Wikileaks protests in Spain over Julian Assange arrest

December 12, 2010


Protests have taken place across Spain calling for the release of Wikileaks founder Julian Assange, who is facing extradition from the UK to Sweden for alleged sexual offences. Hundreds of people gathered outside the British embassy in Madrid calling for him to be freed. Wikileaks is publishing insights from hundreds of thousands of sensitive US […]

TSA Fail: Teen sneaks onto commercial jet wheel well, falls from it, dies, is run over by two cars

December 12, 2010


BOSTON (AP) — A Massachusetts prosecutor said Friday it’s likely that a North Carolina teen whose mutilated body was found in a Boston suburb fell from the sky after stowing away in an airplane’s wheel well. … Investigators also discovered a handprint in grease inside the wheel well on the left side of a Boeing […]