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‘I’m back,’ says Arnold Schwarzenegger first thing after heart surgery

Arnold Schwarzenegger channeled the Terminator in his first breath after waking up from heart surgery. “Schwarzenegger is awake and his first words were actually ‘I’m back,’ so he is in good spirits,” his spokesperson, Daniel Ketchell, said on Twitter. The former California governor underwent a heart valve replacement surgery on Thursday at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles. The surgery ...

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3yrs of civilian deaths in Yemen don’t hold US & allies back from selling arms to Saudis – Amnesty

Hundreds of Yemenis have become victims of reckless arms sales by the US and its allies to Saudi Arabia, whose coalition has indiscriminately used Western weapons in its 3-year bombing campaign, Amnesty International has warned. The rights group has analyzed numerous instances in which Yemeni civilians, including women and children, were killed or injured by the Saudi-led coalition’s aircraft. In ...

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China hits back at Trump, announces retaliatory tariffs on $3bn of US goods

Beijing has announced a series of measures that it plans to implement as a response to President Trump’s new import tariffs, in an escalating trade war between the US and China. Despite repeated warnings from Beijing, on Thursday Donald Trump instructed US Trade Representative (USTR) Robert Lighthizer to levy tariffs on at least $ 50 billion of Chinese imports, accusing ...

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‘Macron go back!’ Protesters rally against French-designed nuclear plant in India (VIDEO)

Crowds have marched in India protesting against the construction of a nuclear power plant in Jaitapur. The rally coincided with French President Emmanuel Macron’s visit to India, during which the project was pushed forward. On Saturday, protesters from villages surrounding the proposed location of the nuclear site called for the project to be scrapped. Demonstrators chanted and held banners, some ...

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‘Psychiatric test? World needs more Dutertes!’ Manila hits back at UN rights chief

Manila has accused the UN human rights chief of being played by certain parties to “unseat” President Rodrigo Duterte, after Zeid Ra’ad Al Hussein called on the Philippines’ leader to submit himself to a “psychiatric evaluation.” On Friday, UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Zeid Ra’ad al-Hussein called on the UN Human Rights Council to take a stand against Duterte’s ...

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‘Go back to Raqqa & bury bodies’: Putin calls for investigation into strikes on civilians in Syria

Russian President Vladimir Putin has said there should be an investigation into the massive airstrikes on residential areas in Syria’s Raqqa. Putin pointed out that the dead are still unburied and corpses are lying in the ruins. “As for crimes, go back to Raqqa and at least bury the dead bodies, which are still lying amid the ruins after the ...

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Oculus issues patch to bring Rift VR headsets back to life after catastrophic shutdown

Facebook’s Oculus suffered a prolonged, embarrassing outage yesterday because someone at the company forgot to update a certificate, which expired and plunged the company’s network of Oculus Rifts into darkness. For nearly the entire day, users were unable to jump into VR. For gamers it was an annoyance, but with more and more companies looking to experiment with integrating virtual ...

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‘Make millions and come back’: Revolving door alive & well in Trump’s Washington

President Donald Trump’s promise to “drain the swamp” in Washington may be getting mired in the same muck his predecessors struggled with, as lobbyists keep getting government jobs and officials leave to make fortunes elsewhere. Trump’s chief economic adviser Gary Cohn resigned on Wednesday, after disagreeing with the president on the issue of steel and aluminum tariffs. At a Thursday ...

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ISIS video of Niger ambush puts spotlight back on US mission in Africa

The US military mission in Niger is under renewed scrutiny after ISIS released a video of the October 2017 ambush that killed four US soldiers. Their unit was reportedly hunting a senior IS member without proper orders. Four members of the US military were killed and another four injured in October 2017, after their patrol was ambushed by Islamic State ...

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Cold shoulder: Heartless hotels sent homeless back out into snow after rooms donated to charity

Guests who were unable to travel due to last week’s snow asked for at least 20 hotel rooms to be donated to the homeless as shelter from the ‘Beast from the East’. Instead, hotel bosses at Travelodge and the Premier Inn refused. Big wigs at the Premier Inn allegedly refused to let homeless people sleep in 19 rooms which had ...

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