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China ‘asks India to withdraw troops’ from Nathu La pass

BBC News China has accused India of incursion into its territory between Sikkim and Tibet, in a dispute which has raised tensions between the countries. Officials said Indian border guards had obstructed “normal activities” on the Chinese side, and called … Continue reading

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Queen to receive £6m pay increase from public funds

BBC News The Queen is to receive an 8% increase in income from public funds, after the Crown Estate’s profits rose by £24m. The Sovereign Grant, which pays for the salaries of her household, official travel and upkeep of palaces, … Continue reading

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Apache Helicopter Fires High-Energy Laser Against a Ground Target at White Sands

Defense Update – by Tamir Eshel A high-energy laser mounted on an Apache AH-64 attack helicopter acquired and hit an unmanned target during a recent firing test at the White Sands Missile Range in New Mexico. The test was conducted by Raytheon and the … Continue reading

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Carrier Will Move Jobs to Mexico, Despite Trump’s Promise to Keep Them in Indiana

Reason – by Eric Boehm Cronyist-in-chief Donald Trump promised in December that he would do whatever was necessary to keep Carrier, an HVAC manufacturer, from laying off employees at an Indiana factory and shifting those jobs to Mexico. On Thursday, Carrier … Continue reading

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Little Kid Hits Mom and Throws Gang Signs in McDonalds

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‘Pizzagate’ gunman sentenced to four years

BBC News A US man who opened fired in a Washington DC pizza restaurant because of an online conspiracy theory has been sentenced to four years in prison. Edgar Maddison Welch, 28, burst into Comet Ping Pong on 4 December … Continue reading

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Canadian sniper breaks world record for longest confirmed kill shot in history

Independent – by Shehab Khan A Canadian sniper in Iraq has broken the world record for the longest confirmed kill shot in history. A member of the elite Special Forces unit, Joint Task Force 2, who has not been named, killed … Continue reading

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Mexico Just Legalized Medical Cannabis Nationwide Exposing America’s Oppression

Free Thought Project – by Rachel Blevins As a growing number of individual states in the U.S. stand up to the federal government on marijuana prohibition, Mexico legalized medical marijuana nationwide on Monday. Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto issued a decree, following the … Continue reading

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For all the Trump Supporters

Portrait of American financier Jeffrey Epstein (left) and real estate developer Donald Trump as they pose together at the Mar-a-Lago estate, Palm Beach, Florida, 1997. Davidoff Studios Photography/GettyImages Jeffrey Edward Epstein (born January 20, 1953) is an American financier and registered sex offender in … Continue reading

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Forget Police Sketches: Researchers Perfectly Reconstruct Faces by Reading Brainwaves

Singularity Hub – by Shelly Fan Picture this: you’re sitting in a police interrogation room, struggling to describe the face of a criminal to a sketch artist. You pause, wrinkling your brow, trying to remember the distance between his eyes … Continue reading

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North Korea says US ‘mugged’ its diplomats in New York

BBC North Korea has accused the US authorities of “literally mugging” its diplomats at a New York airport. A spokesman for the secretive state said its officials had been “robbed” of a diplomatic package at John F Kennedy Airport on … Continue reading

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Anti-Canada propaganda greets troops in Latvia

CBC News Russian-language propagandists are taking aim at Canada’s military mission to Latvia by linking the troops to the Armed Forces’ most-disgraced commander. A website with the same name as a prominent Russian news program has re-published infamous photos of convicted … Continue reading

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UN Last Hurdle Before Israel Can Rid Itself of the Palestinians

CounterPunch – by Jonathan Cook Nazareth. Israeli and US officials are in the process of jointly pre-empting Donald Trump’s supposed “ultimate deal” to end the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. They hope to demote the Palestinian issue to a footnote in international diplomacy. … Continue reading

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Terry McAuliffe: ‘We Lose 93 Million Americans A Day to Gun Violence’

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Cultural appropriation: Make it illegal worldwide, Indigenous advocates say

CBC News – by Hilary Bird Indigenous advocates from around the world are calling on a UN committee to make appropriating Indigenous cultures illegal — and to do it quickly. Delegates from 189 countries, including Canada, are in Geneva this week … Continue reading

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Quebec Inuit village in shock after stabbings leave 4 dead, including suspect

CBC News A remote ​northern Quebec community is reeling after a fatal police shooting brought an end to a series of stabbings that left three residents dead and critically injured two others. Kativik Regional Police responded to a call Saturday … Continue reading

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1st Canadian troops arrive to start mission in Latvia

CBC News Canada’s newest overseas military mission got underway Saturday as the first plane load of soldiers arrived at their new home near the Latvian capital of Riga. For their commander, Canadian Lt-Col. Wade Rutland, success at his high-profile military … Continue reading

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Refugee boys sentenced in sexual abuse of Twin Falls girl; family upset with punishment

Idaho Statesman – by John Sowel The family of a girl who was sexually abused last June are still not satisfied with the sentences recently given to the boys who abused her, the family’s attorney said. Mark Guerry said he’s … Continue reading

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Portland Republican says party should use militia groups after racial attack

The Guardian – by Jason Wilson As tensions continue in Portland following the racially charged murder of two men on Friday, the top Republican in the city said he was considering using militia groups as security for public events. Taliesin … Continue reading

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Zbigniew Brzezinski, Carter’s national security adviser, dies at 89

BBC News Zbigniew Brzezinski, President Jimmy Carter’s national security adviser, has died aged 89. Mr Brzezinski “passed away peacefully” in Virginia on Friday evening, his daughter Mika said on social media. President Carter paid tribute to him as a “superb … Continue reading

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