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The facts behind the ‘staged’ video of kids’ chemical weapons drill in Syria

A video described as showing Syrian children being trained to fake the symptoms of a chemical weapons attack has been widely shared online with fake and menacing misinformation. RT Digital investigated the origins of the video and found that it doesn’t depict children being coerced and prepared for future propaganda videos, as falsely suggested by users on Twitter. The video ...

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‘This is not a drill!’ Netflix outages trigger ‘doomsday’ distress after Facebook & Instagram issues

In a down day for people looking to waste time on the internet, Netflix is suffering outages across Europe. The problems follow widespread issues on Instagram and Facebook. The hugely popular TV streaming site has been suffering major problems in Europe with nearly 2,000 issues reported in many of the continent’s major cities, according to Outage Report. Numerous users reported ...

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Get out the way: Russian warplanes land on highway as part of tactical drill (VIDEO)

Russia’s military turned a highway into a runway for its fighter jets and bombers so that pilots could train landing on unprepared surfaces. Traffic on a federal highway in Russia’s Rostov region was temporarily halted for the tactical flight training of the mixed aviation unit of the army Air Force and Air Defense of the Southern Military District. Pilots of ...

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‘This is not a drill’: Hawaii gets ballistic missile alert ‘by mistake’

Published time: 13 Jan, 2018 18:49 Edited time: 13 Jan, 2018 18:58 A text warning of an imminent incoming ballistic missile, which urged residents to “seek immediate shelter” was “accidentally” issued by Hawaii Civil Defense, briefly stirring panic and confusion on social media. DETAILS TO FOLLOW HAWAII – THIS IS A FALSE ALARM. THERE IS NO INCOMING MISSILE TO HAWAII. ...

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Russian military to ‘drill’ enemy defenses with new gliding bomb

Published time: 8 Jan, 2018 15:17 Russia’s military is about to adopt a state-of-the-art aerial bomb, called ‘Drel’, or drill, which can be dropped by a bomber without entering an enemy’s airspace, due to the weapon’s ability to glide for dozens of kilometers. The head of Russian munitions developer Techmash, Vladimir Lepin, described ‘Drel’ as a “gliding bomb cartridge with ...

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Michael Moore vows to drill for oil offshore Trump’s Mar-a-lago resort

Published time: 7 Jan, 2018 15:54 Edited time: 7 Jan, 2018 15:54 Filmmaker Michael Moore is threatening to frack near President Donald Trump’s Mar-a-lago resort in an apparent response to the administration’s plan to open the US coast to offshore drilling. “Our fracking off the coast of Mar-a-Lago begins right after Labor Day,” Moore wrote in a tweet on Saturday, ...

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Emergency chemical attack drill carried out in Israel’s London embassy

Published time: 11 Dec, 2017 10:20 Armed police in biohazard suits swarmed the Israeli embassy in London during a training exercise for a chemical terrorism attack. Emergency services rehearsed their response to “casualties effected by a noxious substance.” The drill, which was the first of its kind to take place in a foreign embassy in the capital, saw decontamination tents ...

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Turkish ex-major returns NATO decoration over Erdogan & Ataturk ‘enemy’ depiction in drill

Published time: 21 Nov, 2017 14:52 A retired Turkish Army major has returned a NATO medal in protest over a scandal which happened during an Alliance drill in Norway. During the exercise, Turkey’s founding father and also the current president were depicted as enemies. Zafer Oguz received a NATO medal for his 2010 tour in Afghanistan, where he served as ...

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‘Rare opportunity’: Pentagon confirms joint drill of 3 aircraft carriers in Pacific

Published time: 9 Nov, 2017 01:31 Three US aircraft carrier strike groups will hold joint drills in the Western Pacific, the Pentagon has confirmed. It comes as the US President continues his Asia tour, reiterating Washington’s willingness to use military force against Pyongyang if necessary. In the largest naval exercise in a decade, the USS Nimitz, USS Ronald Reagan and ...

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Afghan-style West Africa invasion played out in US war college drill

A simulation game for US war-college students prepared participants for an invasion of West Africa in response to a terrorist attack on US soil, investigative news website The Intercept reports. The hypothetical scenario involved a populist president reacting to a domestic terrorist attack by starting a war in West Africa. The war is touted as a three-year operation but turns ...

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