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US bomb pieces found at Yemen bus strike site as Pentagon says ‘we may never know’ who supplied it

A Raytheon Mark 82 general-purpose free-fall bomb was likely used by the Saudi-led coalition to strike a bus full of children in Yemen on Thursday, a local journalist claims, after bomb fragments from the scene were recovered. The Saudi-led coalition struck a school bus in the Dahyan area of the Houthi-controlled Saada province last Thursday, leaving 51 dead, most of ...

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NASA ‘works hard’ to cut dependence on Russian engines, but hopes to preserve ‘unique’ cooperation

NASA wants to maintain its unique cooperation with Russia to haul astronauts into space and continue to use RD-180 engines, while viable alternatives are being developed by US firms, the space agency’s administrator said. “The United States of America is working really hard not to be dependent on the RD-180 engine,” Jim Bridenstine said on C-Span. “So, do we want ...

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Blogger challenges DisinfoLab NGO over Twitter users data abuse in ‘French Russophiles’ study

The NGO behind the infamous ‘Russophiles’ study has denied their research featured French users’ private data. The blogger who posted the data, however, insists they wiped the files that originally included sensitive information. France’s Twittersphere has been on fire since previously unknown EU DisinfoLab, a Brussels-based organization that says its mission is to “fight disinformation with innovative methodology” and receives ...

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Netanyahu says Palestinian flags at Tel Aviv rally prove nation-state law is crucial for Israel

Benjamin Netanyahu has defended a contentious new Israeli law, claiming that the flying of Palestinian flags at protests against the law that decry it as moving towards apartheid, prove that Israel must be a Jewish nation-state. After thousands of Palestinian citizens of Israel led a mass protest on Saturday in Rabin Square in Tel Aviv against the controversial Nation-State Law, ...

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Perseid meteor shower (VIDEO)

This year’s Perseid meteor shower promises to be one of the best for stargazers as a new Moon bringing darker skies . The Perseid meteor shower is one of the most reliable showers year-after-year as Comet Swift-Tuttle that creates has been in orbit for thousands of years. It takes 133 years to ellipse the Sun and this is the first ...

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Yemeni children protest Saudi-led aggression after school bus airstrike tragedy (VIDEO)

Dozens of children took to the streets of Yemen’s capital Sanaa to protest the deadly Saudi-led bombing campaign in the country. They carried pictures of the kids slain in an airstrike that hit a school bus earlier this week. The young protesters of various ages chanted anti-Saudi slogans and carried banners in both Arabic and English. “Who allowed you to ...

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Back US on Iran sanctions or face 'serious consequences' for business – ambassador to UK

In the latest threat to the US-UK special relationship, the US’ top diplomat in Britain has called on London to back its pressure on Iran, warning of “serious consequences” for businesses who flaunt Washington’s sanctions. Accusing Iran of “squandering its money on proxy wars and malign activities abroad,” US Ambassador Woody Johnson’s op-ed in the Sunday Telegraph asked the UK ...

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Russia’s chemical disarmament confirmed by OPCW, while US has ‘problems’ in the area – Lavrov

Russian chemical disarmament has been confirmed by the OPCW, while the US asked to postpone the process till early 2020s, Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov said commenting on the new round of American sanctions over the Skripal case. “Three years ago, based on the results of all conceivable inspections we we’ve received confirmation, within the OPCW (Organization for the Prohibition of ...

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Israeli armed drone killed four Palestinian boys playing on beach in 2014 – report

Shells that tragically claimed the lives of four Palestinian children playing football on a Gaza beach four years ago were fired by an Israeli armed drone, a secret report obtained by the Intercept reveals. The incident, in which Israeli rockets killed four children and injured others, all related to each other and aged from 9 to 11, was condemned by ...

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Unsinkable commitment: Filipino couple marries in church flooded after heavy rains (PHOTOS, VIDEO)

A Filipino couple has proven that nothing stands in the way of true love or can stop your wedding…even if you have to make you way to the altar knee-deep in murky waters. The potential to get wet during their wedding ceremony did not scare off Jefferson and Jobel de los Angeles. The couple exchanged their vows on Saturday despite ...

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