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Head of Czech lab that made 'Novichok' fired, reasons unknown

The Czech Defense Minister has fired the head of the military laboratory who said his lab had made a ‘Novichok’-related chemical for testing. His statement was earlier called ‘unfortunate’ by the country’s Prime Minister. “I thank Bohuslav Safar for a long time at the head of the Military Research Institute,” the ministry website quotes Defense Minister Carla Slechtova. Safar remains ...

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North Korea cancels talks with South, threatens to call off US talks over military drills – reports

North Korea has canceled a summit with South Korea and has threatened to call off a summit between US President Donald Trump and Kim Jong-un over American military drills with South Korea, according to South Korean media reports. Pyongyang has canceled talks with Seoul due to ongoing Max Thunder military exercises between the South and the US, Yonhap news agency cited ...

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‘Hallmark of police state’: Australian PM slammed over move to have random ID checks at airports

Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull wants to counter terrorism by conducting random ID checks at airports. The move has been slammed by political opponents and social media users as “slow march of authoritarianism”. Turnbull unveiled a package of new security measures at Melbourne Airport, the second biggest in Australia, on Tuesday. “We’re providing additional resources to the Australian Federal Police ...

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'Both Iran & US lost in Iraq election, betted on different candidates'

The US will have much more difficult times ahead dealing with the incoming government in Iraq than with Abadi and al-Maliki before, Sabah Alnasseri from York University in Toronto told RT. A Shia cleric with strong anti-American views looks on course to become the most powerful figure in Iraqi politics. Muqtada al-Sadr’s coalition is sweeping to victory in the parliamentary ...

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Fatal fornication: Marathon sex session marsupials added to endangered list

Two species of marsupials whose males die after engaging in hours-long marathon sex sessions have been listed as endangered by Australian officials. The black-tailed dusky antechinus and the silver-headed antechinus, both of which were discovered only in Queensland, Australia in 2013, partake in sex sessions of up to 14 hours with their mates. Unfortunately, the long bout of lovemaking literally ...

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Google probed in Australia for allegedly tracking phone users at their expense

Australian authorities launched an investigation into Google’s massive data harvest from smartphones, which reportedly allows the search giant to track users’ movements even with location services turned off. The investigations stem from findings made by the California-based software company Oracle, which revealed that Google was collecting up to one gigabyte of each users’ monthly phone data to secretly trace their ...

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Kiev recalls consul from Germany over claims he hailed Nazis, denied Holocaust, received Hitler cake

The Ukrainian Foreign Ministry has recalled its consul to Hamburg, Germany for disciplinary action after a popular vlogger accused him of being a Holocaust-denying Nazi sympathizer. Vasil Marushchinets was recalled to Kiev for an investigation into his friends-only posts on Facebook. He allegedly hailed Nazi policies and denied that the regime slaughtered millions of people in death camps. It is ...

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