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Japan restarts Genkai nuclear reactor after 7yr halt despite locals’ protest (PHOTOS, VIDEOS)

Hundreds of local residents have protested outside Genkai power plant in Japan, in a last-ditch effort aimed at preventing the Genkai power plant from restarting on Friday, after a seven-year break in operations. Throughout this week locals living on 17 islands within a 30-kilometer radius of the Genkai plant have been staging protests trying to convince the government not to ...

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French cop injured after hostage swap in standoff with ‘Islamist terrorist’ dies – Interior Minister

The police officer who was gravely injured by an ‘Islamist terrorist’ gunman has succumbed to his injuries, the Interior Minister said. The officer had agreed to take a hostage’s place in the supermarket siege in southern France. Lieutenant-Colonel Arnaud Beltrame was among the first responders at the hostage-taking scene at the ‘Super U’ supermarket in the town of Trebes on ...

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#DeleteFacebook? Assange never had account with ‘giant intel database controlled by megalomaniac’

Published time: 24 Mar, 2018 04:45 Edited time: 24 Mar, 2018 04:49 In the fallout from the Facebook/Cambridge Analytica data mining scandal, Julian Assange has reminded his followers that it is highly unwise to trust all their personal data to a “megalomaniac” who calls his users “dumb f**ks.” READ MORE: Musk v Facebook: SpaceX chief deletes account WikiLeaks co-founder Julian ...

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China warns trade war will directly hit US consumers & financial markets

American consumers will be the biggest losers if a full-fledged US-China trade war breaks out, Beijing has warned, after President Donald Trump signed a memorandum to impose new tariffs targeting over $ 50bn of Chinese imports. “The US’ persistence in advancing the Section 301 investigation and publishing the so-called findings to pick a trade war will undoubtedly undermine the interests ...

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‘Our patience is not unlimited’: US slams ‘biased’ UN rights body over Israel resolutions

The US has threatened to re-evaluate its membership of the UN Human Rights Council, after it adopted five ‘biased’ anti-Israeli resolutions condemning its policies and calling on the world community to halt arms sales to Tel Aviv. Following a month-long 37th session in Geneva, the United Nations Human Rights Council (UNHRC) approved five ‘anti-Israel’ resolutions. One of the resolutions, titled ...

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13 percent of people have drugs on their fingertips – study

More than 10 percent of people who don’t use drugs may still have traces of banned drugs on their fingers, new research suggests. The astonishing figures are a stark reminder of the prevalence of cocaine and heroin in society. Scientists from the University of Surrey in the UK collected samples from the hands of 50 people who claimed not to ...

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Trèbes supermarket attack joins long list of ‘Islamist terrorist’ acts in France (GRAPHIC VIDEO)

The gunman who stormed a supermarket in the town of Trèbes, killing three people, had pledged allegiance to ISIS. The shooting joins a long list of attacks inspired or carried out in France by Islamist extremists. France has been rocked by a number of deadly terrorist attacks over the last three years. Friday’s supermarket standoff, which resulted in the deaths ...

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Unlike US-led coalition, Russia not hitting civilian homes in Syria with incendiary bombs – MoD

Russian Air Forces are not carrying out airstrikes on residential areas in Eastern Ghouta and don’t use incendiary bombs, Russia’s Defense Ministry said, refuting reports by Syrian pro-opposition activists as “glaring falsehoods.” “Russian aviation doesn’t strike residential areas in Eastern Ghouta and, moreover, it doesn’t use incendiary ammunition, unlike the US-led international coalition,” the Defense Ministry said in a statement. ...

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Clashes in Barcelona as thousands protest over jailing of Catalan leaders (PHOTOS)

Thousands of people have taken to the streets of Barcelona to protest against a Supreme Court decision to prosecute 13 Catalan independence leaders on rebellion charges and to jail five of them ahead of their trials. Supreme court judge Pablo Llarena ruled that 13 Catalan leaders be put on trial for their part in last year’s Catalonia independence referendum. He ...

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‘Ready to die for Syria’: What we know so far about gunman in southern France

The man who killed three people and injured 16 in southern France shouted he was ready to “die for Syria” as he took hostages, and had links to radical Islam, the Paris Prosecutor said. Here is what we know about the attacker. The man, who on Friday opened fire in south-western French town of Carcassonne and took hostages in the ...

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