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Man vs machine: Drone ‘steals’ bike as helpless cyclists give chase (VIDEO)

Incredible footage of an epic high-tech theft, apparently using a drone to nab a bike, might be a glimpse into the nefarious future of robot robberies. The unbelievably brazen stunt went down in Hustopece, Moravia, in the Czech Republic, while a group of unsuspecting cyclists climbed a Lookout Tower, leaving their bikes defenseless against quick-fingered drone operators. [embedded content] The ...

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Less propaganda, more emojis: Young media stars gather in Russia to create new future for journalism

Over 400 reporters, photographers, and bloggers from 35 countries came to the Hermitage in St. Petersburg to showcase the good journalism can do against a background of growing weaponization of the media across the world. “We wanted the journalists from the various countries not to discuss each other, but to talk to each other directly,” Natalya Podlyzhnyak, one of the ...

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Crucial details omitted by Boeing in aircraft manual may have prevented deadly Lion Air crash

Two pilots unions have lashed out at Boeing for failing to properly explain a safety feature on the 737 Max aircraft in their manuals. The oversight may have sealed the fate of a Max aircraft that crashed in Indonesia in October. Lion Air Flight 610 crashed in the sea near Jakarta – killing all 189 on board – due to ...

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NATO drills fallout: Norwegian frigate almost underwater after oil tanker collision (PHOTOS)

The Norwegian Navy frigate that tried and failed to return home after parading its might in NATO war games is almost completely submerged under water after colliding with an oil tanker. Eight people were injured when the KNM Helge Ingstad and the tanker Sola TS collided last week off Norway’s western coast, putting a not-so-great finish on the much touted ...

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Earth to be battered by ‘dark matter hurricane’ for next million years

As California burns, the Gulf Coast rebuilds and Indonesia is still reeling from a tsunami, what else could possibly go wrong? Well, apparently a ‘hurricane’ of dark matter travelling at 500 kilometers per second (310 mps). Scientists studying the nature of gravity and the movement of stars and planets discovered that the space between galaxies contains something else that we ...

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US sanctions hit Iranian cancer patients struggling to get life-saving meds

US sanctions are driving up the cost of cancer treatment in Iran, patients and doctors say – as restrictions reimposed on Tehran by Washington make it harder to buy life-saving medication and equipment. Ali Shokri, a Tehran resident battling cancer, had his second round of chemotherapy after the US sanctions kicked in. The cost of each session jumped from 10 ...

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WATCH IDF bus burst into flames after being hit by missile from Gaza

A video has surfaced online showing an Israeli military bus being hit with an anti-tank missile near the Gaza border. The attack happened during a rapid escalation of violence between Israel and Hamas. The video, published Monday, begins with a long white bus parked behind the trees. Reportedly dozens of soldiers had just disembarked. Several figures can be seen standing ...

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For Arab eyes only: Threat of war vanishes from Israeli military’s English-language Twitter account

A thinly-veiled threat to unleash the full military power of Israel on residents of the Gaza strip is apparently meant for Arabs only, since its English-language version is now gone from an Israeli military Twitter account. Amid the latest flare-up of hostilities between Israel and Hamas militants both sides are also battling for hearts and minds online. Part of the ...

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Hydrochloric acid vapor leak in Frankfurt am Main – firefighters

Locals in Frankfurt am Main were told to keep doors and windows closed following a hydrochloric acid vapor leak in the city’s industrial area. The incident took place in Griesheim Industrial Park on Tuesday morning, according to firefighters. “Doors and windows in the area of Griesheim and [nearby] Nied are to be kept closed,” the warning said. Specialists assessed the ...

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‘Separatists are not people’: Ukrainian kids taught to shoot & kill at far-right ‘summer camp’

The Ukrainian far-right party ‘Svoboda’ is training children as young as eight to use firearms and shoot to kill, getting them ready to fight elusive “Russian aggression,” and stand up to the “perversions” of the West. The “Temper of will” summer camp – which looks more like a full-fledged boot camp – is located in a forest close to the ...

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