UN base in Mali hit by deadly suicide bombing


15 April 2015 From the section Africa More than 9,000 UN troops are currently deployed in Mali A suicide attack on a UN base in northern Mali has killed three civilians and wounded nine peacekeepers, the UN has said. The bomber attempted to drive into a UN camp in Ansongo town when his explosives detonated, it added. At least 35 UN troops have been killed and more than 140 wounded in Mali since July 2013. The UN took charge of security after French-led forces seized northern cities from Islamist Read more [...]

BASE Jumpers Aren’t (All) Crazy


Crazy Adrenaline Junkie. I heard this label a lot as a bomb technician returning from Iraq, and movies like The Hurt Locker only reinforce the stereotype. It is dangerous work, true, but the characterization is generally unfair, especially compared to the exploits in Matt Higgins’ new book, Bird Dream. Next to BASE jumping and wingsuit piloting, bomb defusing work can look as risky as knitting. Bird Dream is about the techniques and history and tragedies of the sport, culminating with the Read more [...]

Commercial Production Begins at Chevron’s New Premium Base Oil Plant


Pascagoula, Mississippi facility positions Chevron to be the world’s largest producer of premium base oil SAN RAMON, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Jul. 21, 2014-- Chevron Corporation (NYSE:CVX) subsidiary Chevron U.S.A. Inc. announced that it has begun commercial production of premium base oils from a newly constructed manufacturing facility at the company’s Pascagoula refinery. Base oils produced at Pascagoula will add to capacity from the company’s Read more [...]

Want to design a Mars base for Nasa? Now’s your chance


A submission called "DasDome" Pierre Meyitang Would you like a 3D printer? Of course you would. Would you like to collaborate with Nasa? Please, we won't insult you while waiting for an answer. MakerBot has launched a competition tailored for you then, in collaboration with Nasa's Jet Propulsion Laboratory: MakerBot Mars Base Challenge. It wants you to deliver inspiration for a human base on Mars, considering future visitors will have to combat extreme temperatures, Read more [...]

Attack on S Sudan UN base may be ‘war crime’


The United Nations Security Council has said an attack on a UN base in South Sudan which killed at least 58 people and injured 100 others may "constitute a war crime". A mob of armed civilians pretending to be peaceful protesters delivering a petition to the UN had forced their way on to the base sheltering some 5,000 civilians on Thursday and opened fire.... WN.com - Photown News Read more [...]

Four dead in US military base shooting


A gunman opened fire Wednesday at the Fort Hood military base in an attack that left four people dead, including the shooter, at the same post where more than a dozen people were killed in a 2009 mass shooting, law enforcement officials said. One of the officials, citing internal U.S. Justice Department updates, said 14 others were hurt. The officials spoke on condition of anonymity because they were not authorized to release information by name. A U.S. law enforcement official said the shooter died Read more [...]

Russian Special Forces Storm Crimea Base


Russian special forces have stormed a Ukrainian military base in Crimea, smashing through two walls, with one Ukrainian soldier reported shot. It comes after a deadline to hand over the base to Russia expired at 12.30 GMT. "They came through the walls in armoured personnel carriers, said Sky News Chief Correspondent Stuart Ramsay. "There have been explosions, blast bombs, one Ukrainian soldier has been shot." "We believe they are special forces," said Ramsay. "They are Read more [...]