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CIA Ups Estimate Of Islamic State Fighters In Iraq And Syria
In a statement, an agency spokesperson said they believe the Islamic State, also known as ISIS or ISIL, "can muster" between 20,000 and 31,500 fighters in those two countries.
Gaza Home For Disabled Adults Wants Israeli Airstrike Probed
Israel has announced criminal investigations into 5 incidents during the Gaza war this summer. A home for disabled adults that was targeted is still on the list of possible investigations.
Turkey, Iran Wary Of U.S. Terms For Fight Against Islamic State
Both Turkey and Iran have much at stake as the Sunni militants battle for territory close to their respective borders. But each country has its own reasons to be distrustful.
Oscar Pistorius Guilty Of Culpable Homicide In Girlfiend's Death
A judge in South Africa has found the double-amputee athlete guilty of culpable homicide, or negligent killing, in the shooting death of his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp in 2013.
Discovery Channel Finds A New Way To Cover Politics
The reality series Rival Survival sends 2 senators to a desert island. Republican Jeff Flake of Ariz. and Democrat Martin Heinrich of N.M. work together to spear fish, build shelter and find water.
Scientists Name Swamp-Creature Fossil After Mick Jagger
They discovered signs of a water nymph that lived 19 million years ago. It's called Jaggermeryx naida because in imagining this creature, they were reminded of Jagger by its "mobile and tactile lips."
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