Daily Archives: February 10, 2018

US professor fired after telling student ‘Australia isn’t a country’

Southern New Hampshire University has fired a lecturer who insisted that Australia was a continent – but not a country – and took some time to conduct “independent research” into the issue before reviewing a student’s paper. Ashley Arnold, 27, who is studying toward an online sociology degree at Southern New Hampshire University (SNHU), was “shocked” to learn she had ...

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Israeli airstrikes in Syria – a ‘dialogue by fire’?

The Israeli Defense Force (IDF) has pounded a dozen targets in Syria and one of its own fighter jets crashed under anti-aircraft fire, sparking fears it may wade deeper into the conflict. But is Israel really looking for a fight? In the incident on Saturday morning, an Iranian drone allegedly crossed into Israeli territory where it was promptly shot down ...

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‘A warning to corporate Japan’: Tokyo firm pays out $700k for overworked employee death

Tokyo-based Green Display Co. has settled a lawsuit with the family of a deceased former employee who died in a car accident caused by exhaustion, paying out $ 700,000 according to a report by The Asahi Shimbun. Kota Watanabe, 24, was killed in a road accident while driving home from an overnight shift in 2014. During the subsequent case, presiding ...

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Japan-based US sailors probed in drug dealing investigation

American sailors serving in Yokosuka are being investigated over allegations of selling, buying and using hard drugs while stationed in Japan. The scandal is the latest in a series of incidents involving the US Navy’s 7th Fleet. “Naval Criminal Investigative Service (NCIS) is investigating Yokosuka-based sailors for alleged drug use and distribution,” 7th Fleet spokesman Cmdr. Clay Doss told The ...

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French ‘The Voice’ singer quits reality show over terrorism tweets

A French singer has quit the TV reality show ‘The Voice’ after her tweets about terrorism and Israel sparked a backlash. Mennel Ibtissem was a popular contestant on the show. However, she came under pressure to leave the competition after tweets were uncovered in which she appeared to question the official narrative of the 2015 terrorist attacks in Paris and ...

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Putin urges Netanyahu to avoid dangerous escalation following Syria raids

Following Israel’s air raids in Syria, Vladimir Putin has urged the Israeli PM to avoid any actions that could further fuel confrontation, while Benjamin Netanyahu claimed Israel’s right to “defend against aggression.” The Israeli Prime Minister held phone conversations with Russian President Vladimir Putin and US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson on Saturday after an alleged Iranian drone infiltration into ...

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‘People’s lives destroyed by a mere allegation’: Trump weighs in on #MeToo movement

US President Donald Trump has often been accused of misogyny both before and throughout his time in office, but he has largely ignored the message of the #MeToo movement, until now. Trump began Saturday morning with his almost daily tweetstorm of talking points, ranging from US unemployment statistics, to alleging the Democrats are playing political hardball with their use of ...

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‘Witch hunts should be left in the Middle Ages’: Oscar-winning film director blasts #MeToo

Celebrities criticizing the #MeToo movement have been joined by another big personality from the movie industry. Oscar-winning Austrian film director Michael Haneke called it a “witch hunt” that “poisons” the social climate. “I regard this hysteria of rash judgments that is spreading at the moment as absolutely disgusting,” director and screenwriter Haneke said in an interview with the Austrian daily ...

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What to expect from Samsung’s next Galaxy flagships

It’s that time of year again. Samsung is getting ready to unpack some shiny new high end smartphones at the world’s biggest mobile confab. And Android fans are getting ready to cheer. The TechCrunch team will be on the ground at MWC in Barcelona in two weeks’ time to bring you all the news. But if you’re wondering what Sammy’s ...

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'The Olympics is for all’: American tells RT why he waved Russian flag at PyeongChang (VIDEO)

During the opening ceremony of the 2018 Winter Olympics, only the Russian team out of the 90 countries taking part was not allowed to march under its national flag. One young American told RT why he waved their flag instead. Following a decision by the International Olympic Committee’s executive board, the Russian Olympic team has been officially banned from the ...

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