The record dive by 57-year-old Alan Eustace, who is a "senior vice president of knowledge" at Google, was conducted as part of the Stratospheric Explorer project to allow manned exploration of the stratosphere above 100,000 feet.
Ottawa is quickly moving to bolster its surveillance capabilities with new laws that would give authorities more powers to track terror suspects abroad and detain persons at home suspected of plotting attacks.
The comments by the commander of US forces in South Korea echoed an internal debate among US spy agencies that came to light last year, in which the military's intelligence service warned the North was closer to achieving a nuclear-tipped missile than previously believed.
After posting widening losses, Amazon took a pounding on Wall Street on Friday (Oct 24), raising doubts on whether investors will support chief executive Jeff Bezos' strategy of putting investment ahead of profit.
Palestinian officials named the youth as Orwa Hammad, 17, saying he was shot during a stone-throwing protest against troops, a regular occurrence at Silwad, near Ofra settlement.
Police said Zale Thompson, who was 32, unmarried and unemployed, appeared to have acted alone and was not affiliated to a particular group, but that the investigation was ongoing.
NEW YORK: The dollar weakened against other major currencies on Friday (Oct 24) in cautious trade ahead of next week's Federal Reserve monetary policy meeting.
The Volkswagen driver has a 36.6-second lead over teammate Jari-Matti Latvala, the only man who can deprive him of the title, and a 37.2-second advantage on third-placed Mads Ostberg, the Norwegian Citroen DS3 driver.
The Dow Jones Industrial Average gained 127.51 points (0.76 per cent) to 16,805.41. The broad-based S&P 500 advanced 13.76 points (0.71 per cent) to 1,964.58, while the tech-rich Nasdaq Composite Index rose 30.92 points (0.69 per cent) to 4,483.72.
Medics said 28 soldiers were killed and 31 others wounded in the attack in an agricultural area northwest of El-Arish, the main town in north Sinai. T