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London Bridge terrorists pumped up on drugs before attack – court hears

Terrorists who killed eight people on London Bridge had pumped themselves full of steroids before launching their brutal van and knife rampage on Saturday night revellers, a pre-inquest hearing has heard. Khuram Butt, 27, Rachid Redouane, 30, and Youssef Zaghba, 22, each had traces of Dehydroepiandrosterone (DHEA) in their system when they carried out the attack on June 3 last ...

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CAS to announce decision on Russian Olympic appeal hours before opening ceremony

The Ad Hoc Division of the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) will announce its decision on the appeal of 47 Russian team members and their invitation to PyeongChang 2018 just nine hours before the opening ceremony. “The CAS Secretary General, Matthieu Reeb, will announce the decisions taken by the CAS Panel in the following matters at the PyeongChang 2018 ...

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Gay Team USA skater refuses to speak with Pence before PyeongChang 2018

US figure skater Adam Rippon, the first American openly-gay Winter Olympic athlete, has turned down a meeting with US Vice President Mike Pence at the PyeongChang 2018 Games due to the latter’s stance on LGBTI rights. Pence, who arrived in South Korea to lead the US delegation at the PyeongChang opening ceremony on Thursday, reportedly attempted to establish a dialogue ...

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Just a matter of time’ before cyber 9/11 – cybersecurity expert

Modern network-connected infrastructure is very vulnerable to cyberattacks, according to digital strategy consultant and cyberterrorism expert Lars Hilse, who talked to Sputnik about the risks of online terrorism and crime. Read more Hilse, who warned in 2014 that the next 9/11 would be a cyber-version of the September 11 attacks, said his prediction came true to a small degree in ...

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Google Flights will now predict airline delays – before the airlines do

Google is rolling out a few new features to its Google Flights search engine to help travelers tackle some of the more frustrating aspects of air travel – delays and the complexities of the cheaper, Basic Economy fares. With the regard to delays, Google Flights won’t just be pulling in information from the airlines directly, however – it will take ...

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Fukushima operator turned down tsunami simulation plan 9yrs before disaster

Nine years before disaster struck the Fukushima nuclear plant, its operator TEPCO rejected a government watchdog’s advice to carry out a tsunami simulation. The company cited a lack of evidence regarding a tsunami threat. A government research group warned that large tsunami waves could hit anywhere along the Pacific coast of Japan back in July 2002. The group referred to ...

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Final IOC decision allows 169 Russians to compete in PyeongChang days before Olympics

The International Olympic Committee has said 169 Russian athletes have satisfied its criteria and will be allowed to compete in the upcoming Winter Games in PyeongChang under a neutral flag. The IOC didn’t mention the athletes by name, but the number matches the final application for the Olympics, which was submitted by Russia on Thursday. There were 169 athletes on ...

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Child ‘soaking in his underwear’ seeks help in storm before disappearing, sparking police search

Police are investigating a bizarre case in Kent after residents called officers to say a half-dressed child was running around in the pouring rain pleading with strangers for help, before fleeing into the night. Concerned adults rushed to seek assistance on Tuesday night after the boy, thought to be aged around 12, banged on doors for help. Despite rain and ...

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North Korea could stage ‘intimidating’ military parade day before Olympic Games – Seoul

North Korea may stage an “intimidating” military parade the day before the opening ceremony of the Winter Olympics, Seoul says, adding that the event could involve large-scale forces and almost all of Pyongyang’s weapons. The North is preparing to mark the anniversary of the Korean People’s Army (KPA) at Mirim Airfield in the capital, Pyongyang, on February 8, Unification Minister ...

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EU ‘sticking two fingers up at UK’ as it plans to steal fish before they reach British waters

The EU has been accused of “sticking two fingers up at the UK” amid plans to snatch up fish before they reach British waters. It comes as Britain intends to regain control of its waters post-Brexit. The UK is seeking to revoke the Commons Fisheries Act, which gives EU trawlers indiscriminate access to British fish stock. However, an EU official ...

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