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  • In Pictures War by remote control

    Massachusetts Institute of Technology graduate students Tuna Tuksoz (l.) and Mark Cutler in the school’s Department of Aeronautics and Astronautics fly a simulator of a small quadrotor that has military applications.

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  • In Pictures War by remote control

    Massachusetts Institute of Technology graduate students Tuna Tuksoz (l.) and Mark Cutler in the school’s Department of Aeronautics and Astronautics fly a simulator of a small quadrotor that has military applications.

  • Photos of the Day Photos of the Day 04/15

    People throw vermillion powder on one another to celebrate the Nepali New Year, also known as 'Sindoor Jatra' at Thimi, near Kathmandu.

  • Photos of the Day Photos of the Day 04/12

    Spectators watch fireworks organized to celebrate the 50th anniversary of Yuri Gagarin's historic space flight, in Moscow's Victory Park.

  • Pentagon had red flags about command climate in 'kill team' Stryker brigade

    Pentagon had red flags about command climate in 'kill team' Stryker brigade

    Five soldiers in the 5th Stryker brigade of the 2nd Infantry Division are charged with forming a 'kill team' in Afghanistan. The commander of that brigade is not implicated in any criminal proceedings, but some Pentagon officials worry that his aggressive philosophy might have been an 'enabler.'

  • Want to know how the war in Afghanistan is going? Watch Kandahar.

    Want to know how the war in Afghanistan is going? Watch Kandahar.

    Progress on firming up security in Afghanistan depends on how US and Afghan troops secure Kandahar province – the nucleus of Taliban resistance.

  • Photos of the Day Photos of the Day 07/27

    A four-day-old Zedonk, a rare cross between a zebra and a donkey, stands next to her mother at the Chestatee Wildlife Preserve in Lumpkin County, Ga. on Monday. The director of the preserve says it is the first time in 40 years that a zedonk has been born there.

  • Photos of the Day Photos of the Day 07/23

    A worker scratches his head while talking on the phone as he looks over a sinkhole on Friday in Milwaukee, Wisc. Powerful thunderstorms caused widespread flooding in southern Wisconsin, closing down Milwaukee's airport and opening up a giant sinkhole, and two people were hospitalized after being struck by lightning, authorities said.

  • Photos of the Day Photos of the Day 07/22

    A child dressed as clown attends a mass at the Basilica of Guadalupe in Mexico City on Wednesday. Hundreds of clowns took part in the annual event to thank the Virgin of Guadalupe for helping them find work through the year, according to local media.

  • Afghanistan war: Are Afghan forces loyal enough to take control by 2014?

    Afghanistan war: Are Afghan forces loyal enough to take control by 2014?

    The beheadings of six Afghan police have raised questions about the true loyalties of some Afghan forces during a crash program to recruit and train more locals in the Afghanistan war.

  • Photos of the Day Photos of the Day 07/19

    David Barber, Queen Elizaberth's swan marker, holds a swan during the annual Swan Upping ceremony on England's River Thames between Shepperton and Windsor on Monday. Swans and cygnets are counted and examined during the ceremony. The five-day census of the swan population dates back to the 12th century when the crown claimed ownership of all mute swans. Today, the crown retains the right to ownership of all unmarked mute swans in open water, but the queen only exercises her ownership on certain stretches of the River Thames and its surrounding tributaries.