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Russian Military Helicopter Crashes During Air Show, One Dead

A Russian Mi-28 attack helicopter, like the one shown here, crashed Aug. 2 during an airshow about 100 miles southeast of Moscow, killing one of its crewmembers and injuring another. (Photo Russian Helicopters)

MOSCOW -- Russia's Defense Ministry says one of its helicopter gunships has crashed during an air show, killing one of its crew members and injuring another. The ministry said the Mi-28 helicopter gunship was part of a flight of helicopters performing aerobatics at the Dubrovichi firing range in Ryazan region, about 170 kilometers (105 miles) s... more

US-Led Raids Destroy ISIS Bridges on Iraq-Syria Border

An Iraqi soldier is seen monitoring the Iraq-Syria point at Albu Kamal in 2012. (Photo Azhar Shallal/AFP/File)

US-led coalition air strikes destroyed early Friday two key bridges used by the Islamic State group on the Syrian side of the Iraqi border, a monitoring group said. The Pentagon confirmed strikes in the area, and a senior US officer said they will have a "profound impact" on IS abilities to carry out operations in the neighbouring and strategic... more

Japan Releases Digital Version of Emperor's World War II-Ending Speech

A container that stored the orignal vinyls of the master recording of late Japanese Emperor Hirohito's World War II surrender speech. (Photo Imperial Household Agency/AFP)

The master recording of Emperor Hirohito's speech announcing Japan's World War II surrender has been brought back to life in digital form ahead of the 70th anniversary of the end of the war. The Imperial Household Agency on Saturday released the original audio from the vinyl master records of Hirohito's radio broadcast on August 15, 1945. The ... more

VA May Accept Applications for New Identification Card in September

Department of Veterans Affairs

The Veterans Affairs Department could start processing applications for the new veteran identification card by the second half of September. Created by an act of Congress last month, the card is intended as a way for veterans to prove they served in the military without having to carry around and present a DD-214, Certificate of Release or Disc... more

Iran: US Statements Attacking Tehran Violates Nuke Deal

President Barack Obama, standing with Vice President Joe Biden, delivers remarks in the East Room of the White House in Washington, Tuesday, July 14, 2015, after an Iran nuclear deal is reached. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)

VIENNA -- A senior Iranian official is accusing the U.S. of violating the nuclear deal with his country through comments indicating that the accord would make any attack on Tehran's atomic program more efficient because it would result in greater insight about potential targets. The July 14 deal foresees increased overview of Iran's nuclear act... more

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