Daily Archives: July 11, 2018

Sri Lanka to reinstate death penalty in anti-drug war ‘inspired’ by Philippines’ Duterte

Sri Lanka is going to reinstate capital punishment for drug dealers who coordinate criminal activities from behind bars, as it draws inspiration from the brutal anti-drug campaign led by Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte. “From now on, we will hang drug offenders without commuting their death sentences,” Rajitha Senaratne, government spokesman, announced on Wednesday. Sri Lankan president Maithripala Sirisena has told ...

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Mexico’s new president wants to scrap $1.36bn helicopter deal with US

Mexico’s newly-elected, anti-establishment president is planning to scrap some of the deals his predecessor had signed up to, including a $ 1.36 billion order for eight MH-60R Seahawk helicopters for the country’s Navy. Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador, widely known as AMLO, was elected Mexico’s next president on promises to pursue national interests and reduce the country’s reliance on the US. ...

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NATO summit day 1: Divided alliance unites against Russia, as US demands immediate contributions

The first day of the NATO summit has shown that, despite a row within its ranks that needs urgent, diplomatic pacification, the ‘defensive’ alliance is still united and ready to adopt another set of measures aimed against Moscow. From the outset, the NATO summit has demonstrated that the contradictions between once-close allies run deep. While NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg ...

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Federal court shields overzealous TSA agents from abuse lawsuits

Transportation Security Administration (TSA) officers are immune from abuse lawsuits because they are not investigators or law enforcement officers, a federal court of appeals has ruled, dismissing a Florida woman’s lawsuit. The Federal Tort Claims Act (FTCA) shields most US government employees from intentional tort claims, with the exception of law enforcement or investigators. However, TSA personnel do not fall ...

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Indian man with world’s longest fingernails has them clipped & put on display in New York (GRAPHIC)

The holder of the Guinness world record for the longest fingernails has finally decided to trim his alpha-keratin opus, which grew over past 66 years to a combined length of a city bus and will now be put on display in New York. Shridhar Chillal, 82, has not used nail clippers on his left hand since 1952, when a teacher ...

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Trump tells NATO allies to spend more… like thrifty Pentagon buying $1.2k mugs & $10k toilet seats?

Toilet seat covers that cost $ 10,000? Coffee mugs for $ 1,200 apiece? No wonder NATO countries aren’t too keen to follow US military spending benchmarks. Even the Pentagon is looking for better deals and 3D printing for savings. While President Donald Trump browbeats NATO allies into increasing their military spending, the US Department of Defense is spending untold amounts ...

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California father ‘swings baby like a baseball bat’ in fight with girlfriend (VIDEO)

A man in California is facing child abuse charges for using his 18-month-old son as a weapon to fend off his girlfriend during a skirmish. In the CCTV clip, the man is seen swinging the child around and dropping him on the ground. A domestic brawl at Riverwalk Montecito Estates has led the District Attorney office to file charges against ...

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Trump cracks joke with Macron at NATO summit — even the media laughed (VIDEO)

US President Donald Trump’s joke with French President Emmanuel Macron during a bilateral meeting in Brussels during the NATO summit even had journalists laughing. When Macron finished giving a statement in French, Trump quickly responded to tell the French leader he enjoyed listening despite not actually having any idea what was being said. “It sounded beautiful,” Trump joked. “I have ...

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‘Israeli strikes’ target Syrian army positions near Golan Heights – state media

Published time: 11 Jul, 2018 21:50 Edited time: 11 Jul, 2018 21:58 Several missiles, allegedly launched by ‘Israeli aircraft’ have struck Syrian army positions in the Quneitra Governorate near the Israeli-occupied Golan Heights, state media SANA reports, citing a military source. The attack caused “limited damage” at some of the army positions in the vicinity of the towns of Hader ...

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YouTube TV service goes haywire in midst of England-Croatia World Cup Semi-final

Google’s internet-delivered subscription TV service, YouTube TV, has suffered outages across the US right as it was airing the Fox broadcast of the 2018 World Cup semi-final match between England and Croatia. Even though the US national team did not qualify for the World Cup, Americans have seemingly not been immune to the football fever that has gripped the world ...

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