Pakistan test-fires pair of ballistic missiles – CNN.com

Pakistani forces conduct military exercises in April near the Indian border. Islamabad, Pakistan (CNN) — Pakistan has test-fired two ballistic missiles capable of carrying nuclear warheads, the military said Saturday. Both the Shaheen-1, which can hit a target 400 miles (650 kilometers) away, and the Ghazvani, with a range of 180 miles (290 kilometers), were…

Efforts to stop leak under way after oil rig explosion – CNN.com

A boat works to clean up oil where the Deepwater Horizon oil rig sank last week in the Gulf of Mexico. (CNN) — Efforts were under way Sunday to contain and stop oil leaking from a well after a rig explosion in the Gulf of Mexico, the U.S. Coast Guard said. Officials found oil was…

Iceland closes airports for first time due to volcanic ash cloud – CNN.com

A volcanic ash cloud towers over Hella, Iceland on Thursday. Some Icelandic airports will close for the first time due to the ash. (CNN) — Iceland will close two airports on Friday for the first time, a week after ash from an Icelandic volcano forced the shutdown of airspace over much of Europe and stranded…

Iran reportedly tests five new missiles – CNN.com

Iran’s elite Revolutionary Guard practice attacking a naval vessel during military exercises in the Persian Gulf. Iran's elite Revolutionary Guard practice attacking a naval vessel during military exercises in the Persian Gulf. Tehran, Iran (CNN) — Iran said Sunday it fired five new types of locally-made coast-to-sea and sea-to-sea missiles in the last stage of…

In the tech world, porn quietly leads the way – CNN.com

A porn company’s iPad announcement mirrors a history of adult companies being out in front on tech advances. (CNN) — It was just days after the release of the iPad — Apple’s slate computer heralded as a tool for gaming, book and magazine reading and Web consumption — when the announcement arrived. One of the…

NASA unveils new images of the sun – CNN.com

(CNN) — Your mother always said not to look directly at the sun. In this case, you may want to make an exception. NASA released stunning new images captured by their Solar Dynamics Observatory, or SDO, a space telescope designed to study our sun. „SDO is our 'Hubble for the sun,'“ says Lika Guhathakurta, a…

Has ‚South Park‘ gone too far this time? – CNN.com

Has ‚South Park‘ gone too far this time? – CNN.com. (CNN) — Nothing is sacred on „South Park.“ This is a show, after all, that once painted God as a gap-toothed rhinoceros-monkey, portrays Satan as a simpering milquetoast and regularly features Jesus as a superhero — the kind who’s not afraid to ignore the peaceful…

Belgium considers ban on Islamic face coverings – CNN.com

Belgium considers ban on Islamic face coverings – CNN.com. (CNN) — The latest round in the battle of the burqa kicks off Thursday in Belgium, which could become the first country in Europe to ban face coverings worn by observant Muslim women. Lawmakers are considering a ban in all public places on niqabs, veils that…