Daily Archives: February 3, 2018

Failed right-wing politician suspected in shooting of migrants in Italy

The alleged gunman behind the shooting of several foreigners in the central Italian city of Macerata has been identified as 28-year-old Luca Traini, a one-time failed candidate for the right-wing Northern League party. At least six people were wounded in the attack Saturday – all of them foreigners and four of them Africans – in what is thought to be ...

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'Reckless' drone flies dangerously close to landing plane in Vegas (VIDEO)

A video captured by a drone shows it buzzing dangerously close to a passenger plane landing at McCarran Airport in Las Vegas violating all safety regulations. Its “reckless” pilot has been condemned by drone enthusiasts. Footage of the close call, which has since gone viral, provides a stunning view of the plane gliding mere feet below the drone-mounted camera. It ...

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Munchy madness: Girl Scout sells 300 boxes of cookies outside San Diego marijuana dispensary

A young San Diego girl has found a novel way of bolstering sales of her Girl Scout Cookies – selling them outside a local marijuana dispensary. The Urbn Leaf center posted a picture of the innovative Girl Scout outside its store in the Mission Bay area of the city Friday. The cheeky post calls on customers to pick up some ...

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Mysterious mass grave likely contained 300 Vikings from ‘Great Heathen Army’

Some 300 bodies discovered in an ancient mass grave in England may belong to Vikings from the ‘Great Heathen Army’ of the 9th century, new research suggests. A team of archaeologists from the University of Bristol believe that the remains, initially discovered in the ‘80s, are those of warriors sent to England to fight the King of Mercia, driving him ...

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No anti-aircraft weapons sent to 'our' Syrian rebels – Pentagon after downing of Russian jet

The US military has said no anti-aircraft weapons have been shipped to the militias it backs in Syria amid speculations that the Russian Su-25 jet downed in Idlib in north-west Syria might have been shot down by a US-made missile. “The United States have not provided any of its allied forces in Syria with anti-aircraft weapons,” Pentagon spokesman Maj. Adrian ...

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Russia must find out where Syrian militants got MANPADS that downed Su-25 – MPs

Russian lawmakers have called for a thorough investigation on the origins of the man-portable missile launcher that was likely used by militants in Syria to shoot down a Russian fighter jet before killing the pilot in a firefight. “Certainly, we will investigate, including a great many things: from the type of the MANPADS [man-portable air defense system] to the circumstances ...

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Pilot of downed Russian Su-25 in Syria died fighting on the ground – reports

The pilot of the Russian Su-25 jet shot down over Syria reportedly died fighting as his weapon was found with an empty magazine. He was being considered for a state award, documents found on his person apparently reveal. The Russian airman killed by militants in the Al-Nusra-controlled area in Idlib province Saturday was identified as Major Roman Filippov, photos posted ...

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‘Oil-like’ substance pollutes Japanese beaches following tanker explosion

Huge clumps of greasy sludge are washing up on Japanese beaches three weeks after an Iranian crude tanker exploded and sank in the East China Sea. Tokyo is yet to confirm the source of the pollution. A government spokesperson revealed that “oil-like” blobs have appeared on several of Japan’s southern islands sparking fears that it could cause an environmental catastrophe. ...

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5 times Russia lost aircraft & pilots in Syrian anti-terrorist op

The downing of the Su-25 jet in Idlib is a rare case of Russian aircraft lost in combat operations in Syria, where the Russian Air Force played a key role in crushing the terrorists. The attack in northwestern Syria, which left a pilot dead, has served as a stark reminder of the danger Russian pilots face while engaged in close ...

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VIDEO shows precision strike on militants that downed Russian jet in Syria

The Russian Ministry of Defense has released footage of a precision strike targeting terrorists in Idlib, north-west Syria, in retaliation for the earlier downing of an Su-25 jet and the killing of its pilot. The night-vision footage shows missiles hitting ground targets which are destroyed in a series of fiery blasts. At least 30 terrorists are believed to have been ...

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