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Israel approves first new settlement in UNESCO-protected Hebron in 15 years

Published time: 17 Oct, 2017 01:03 Israel has approved 31 new settlement homes in the city of Hebron in the West Bank for the first time in 15 years. Hebron is the largest Palestinian city in the West Bank and is home to a population of about 1,000 Israeli settlers who live in the middle of the Old City. The ...

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Dramatic moment Iraqi forces enter Kurdish Kirkuk, captured by RT (VIDEO)

RT Exclusive Published time: 17 Oct, 2017 00:44 Edited time: 17 Oct, 2017 00:47 An RT Arabic crew has been on the frontline in Kirkuk and managed to film dramatic scenes showing the very moments the Iraqi military forced its way into the Kurdish-controlled city Monday. The exclusive footage brought by RT Arabic correspondent Bzurk Muhammad shows tanks and armored ...

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Maltese journalist who accused govt of corruption killed in car blast

Published time: 16 Oct, 2017 23:43 One of Malta’s most prominent investigative journalists, Daphne Caruana Galizia, has been killed in a presumed car bomb attack. Read more The 53-year-old was killed when the car she was driving exploded near her home in Bidnija, near Mosta in northern Malta, the Times of Malta reports. The explosion took place at around 3pm ...

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Locals told to not mind armed men as 3,500 troops take part in ‘Silver Arrow’ NATO drills in Latvia

More than 3,500 troops from countries ranging from Albania to the US, UK, and Germany are taking part in Latvia’s two-week NATO Silver Arrow drills. The exercises will partly take place on private land. The aim of the exercises is to “boost the interoperability of National Armed Forces and the Allied troops,” the Latvian Defense Ministry said, adding that another ...

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‘Kill Baby Hitler': Magazine’s tweet on soon-to-be Austrian Chancellor Kurz triggers terrorism probe

Published time: 16 Oct, 2017 21:05 Edited time: 16 Oct, 2017 21:19 A German-based satirical magazine landed in hot water when Austrian counterterrorism authorities launched a probe into a controversial tweet, which branded Sebastian Kurz, who is set to be the next Austrian chancellor, “Baby Hitler” and urged people to “kill” him. READ MORE: Sebastian Kurz, most talented Austrian leader since ...

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Barrels, ballots & ISIS: Why Iraq is taking back Kirkuk, and what the US will do about it

Baghdad’s military incursion into Kurdish-controlled Kirkuk shows that the carve-up of the post-Islamic State landscape in the Middle East is in full swing, and leaves the US bemoaning its repeated failure to influence the region as two of its sponsored allies face off against each other. READ MORE: Iraqi forces taking over Kirkuk ‘a declaration of war’ – Kurdish Peshmerga Why ...

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Spanish High Court orders detention of 2 Catalan separatist leaders under investigation for sedition

Published time: 16 Oct, 2017 19:39 Edited time: 16 Oct, 2017 19:56 Spain’s High Court has remanded two leaders of a Catalan separatist organization on suspicion of sedition. The prosecution alleges them to be the key figures in organizing the recent independence referendum, which was deemed illegal by Madrid. The leader of the Catalan National Assembly (ANC), Jordi Sanchez, and ...

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Man & machine will be melded into 1 within 20yrs – IBM expert

A senior IBM inventor has predicted that within 20 years humans will be injected with nanomachines that will be able to repair and enhance our bodies and augment our thoughts. In a submission to the Artificial Intelligence Committee of the UK’s House of Lords, John McNamara, who works at IBM’s Hursley Innovation Centre, said that the tiny robots will have ...

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Man-eating bears ‘besieging’ Siberian villages – official

Published time: 16 Oct, 2017 17:50 Large bears have killed two people in Russia already this fall with a lack of food, making the animals increasingly aggressive and dangerous. Authorities in the country’s far-east have had to shoot 83 bears as a result – a three-fold increase on previous years. Two men, a hunter and a fisherman, died in September ...

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All WiFi users open to malware attack through WPA2 glitch – study

WiFi users are at risk due to a vulnerability which allows hackers to create malicious networks, decrypt data and even inject malware onto devices. Everything you do online, including your banking and password details, can be spied on. Researchers have discovered a glaring vulnerability in WiFi Protected Access 2 (WPA2) –  a core encryption protocol used by WiFi users to ...

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