Daily Archives: October 6, 2018

Israel slashes Gaza fishing zone by 33% in retaliation for weekly protests

The offshore area where Gazans are allowed to fish has been reduced by Tel Aviv to six nautical miles, in retaliation to the violence during weekly border protests, amid heightening tensions between Israelis and Palestinians. Tightening Israel’s economic blockade of the Gaza Strip, Defense Minister Avigdor Lieberman ordered the reduction of the Palestinian offshore fishing zone from nine nautical miles ...

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Vandal defaces Jewish center in Virginia with 19 swastikas (VIDEO)

The Jewish Community Center of Northern Virginia has been spray-painted with at least 19 swastikas. Although the suspect was captured on CCTV, the vandal still remains at large. The incident occurred early on Saturday in Annandale, when a man – it is being presumed – spray-painted numerous white swastikas over the center. The suspect was well disguised and his identity ...

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5.9 quake strikes Haiti, shaking & damaging buildings

Published time: 7 Oct, 2018 01:54 Edited time: 7 Oct, 2018 01:56 A powerful 5.9 earthquake off the coast of Haiti has damaged some structures, according to the country’s Civil Protection. The USGS registered the quake some 19 km off Ti Port-de-Paix at a depth of 11.7 km. DETAILS TO FOLLOW Un séisme de magnitude 5.8 vient de frapper Haiti. ...

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US general made preparations behind president’s back to nuke Vietnam, declassified memo shows

The commander of US forces in Vietnam had devised a secret plan to use nuclear warheads against the communist North during the Vietnam War, before President Johnson halted the ongoing preparations, declassified documents reveal. General William Westmoreland, who commanded American military operations in the Vietnam War from 1964 to 1968 had authorized a nuclear weapons transfer to the Southeast Asian ...

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‘Urge to destroy is also a creative urge’: Banksy shares details of auction shredding prank (VIDEO)

Famous street artist Banksy has published a video, revealing how he secretly built a shredder into one of his paintings years ago and showing the moment it got ripped to shreds, after selling at auction for $ 1.1mn at Sotheby’s. “The urge to destroy is also a creative urge,” wrote Banksy, citing a leading anarchist theorist of the nineteenth century, ...

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'Practice swimming': Iranian official warns Netanyahu will be forced to flee across the sea

An official with Iran’s Revolutionary Guards has warned Israeli PM Netanyahu to “practice swimming,” saying he’ll soon have no other choice but to flee the region. It comes as Tehran accuses Israel of spreading Iranophobia. “Netanyahu should know that there is no way for him except fleeing the region and so he needs to learn how to swim in the ...

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This is the Google Pixel Slate

Maybe there will be some surprises at next week’s Google event. At this rate, however, we’re not entirely optimistic at the prospect. Just as the Pixel 3 got the full hands-on treatment in Hong Kong, a new contender has emerged. Like a number of recent leaks, these new renders of the Pixel Slate come courtesy of My Smart Home Hub. ...

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Raised eyebrows in Moscow as Saudi crown prince predicts Russia & China’s exit from oil market

The Saudi crown prince believes that Russia will “disappear” from the oil market within 20 years, giving China only five years tops to stay among the world’s producers. The bold claim was made by the Saudi crown prince Mohammed bin Salman during a lengthy interview with Bloomberg, published Friday. Both China and Russia will eventually “disappear” from the market, while ...

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We’re talking AR with Snap’s camera platform head at TC Sessions: AR/VR

For a lot of consumers, Pokémon GO wasn’t their first exposure to augmented reality — it was the dog-selfie lens inside Snapchat. In the past few years, consumer use hasn’t evolved too heavily when it comes to what people are actually using AR for, even though technical capabilities have taken some giant leaps. Snap was an early leader, but now the ...

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Chinese ‘aggressive industry’ threatens US military complex, ‘stable budget’ needed – Pentagon

A new Pentagon report calls China the main threat to the US military-industrial complex, sounding alarm over the decline of some “critical defense functions,” due to Beijing’s actions, workforce shortages and “unstable” funding. “While multiple countries pursue policies to bolster their economies at the expense of America’s manufacturing sector, none has targeted our industrial base as successfully as China,” the ...

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