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The arrest and strip search of an Indian diplomat in New York City escalated into a major diplomatic furor Tuesday as India's national security adviser called the woman's treatment "despicable and barbaric." Devyani Khobragade, India's deputy consul general in New York, is accused of submitting false documents to obtain a work visa for her Manhattan housekeeper. Indian officials said she was arrested and handcuffed Thursday as she dropped off her daughter at school, and kept in a cell with drug addicts before posting $250,000 bail. read more
A Chinese naval vessel tried to force a U.S. guided missile warship to stop in international waters recently, causing a tense military standoff in the latest case of Chinese maritime harassment, according to defense officials.
The guided missile cruiser USS Cowpens, was confronted by Chinese warships in the South China Sea near Beijing's new aircraft carrier Liaoning, which it was shadowing. read more
Her Majesty's top secret agent's love of the bottle would leave him impotent and at death's door.
Doctors analysing the Ian Fleming novels show James Bond polishes off the equivalent of one and a half bottles of wine every day.
They say he is not the man to trust to deactivate a nuclear bomb. read more
A Nativity display was set up Friday by a group of volunteers from the Shaw Air Force Base chapel at a small lake on the South Carolina installation, Air Force spokeswoman Lt. Keavy Rake said Tuesday. Rake said the Military Religious Freedom Foundation lodged a complaint about the display through the Air Force in Washington. "Within 2 hours and 15 minutes of initially being contacted by MRFF, the nativity scene had been promptly removed," the group said. "MRFF wants to congratulate the Air Force on acting so swiftly to reverse this egregious violation and hopes that in the future they will ensure that no such violations continue to occur."