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Russia looks to sell MiG-35 fighters in more than 30 countries

Published time: 14 Nov, 2017 14:40 Edited time: 14 Nov, 2017 14:42 Over 30 nations are ready to upgrade their aging warplanes with Russia’s new multirole MiG-35 planes, according to the Director General of Russian Aircraft Corporation MiG Ilya Tarasenko. The fighter jets are currently under testing. The company is targeting export sales of at least $ 10 billion for ...

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Growing number of German & intl fighters join Ukrainian neo-Nazi Azov Battalion – report

Ukraine’s neo-Nazi Azov Battalion is reportedly gaining traction in Europe, especially Germany. Over 2,500 foreign mercenaries are currently fighting on their side in E. Ukraine – three times more than in 2014, Spiegel reports, citing security authorities. Ultra-nationalist Azov Battalion members distribute flyers to recruit new members at neo-Nazi events across Europe, German magazine Spiegel claims. Their promotional campaign appears ...

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Court reverses conviction of US Marine who urinated on dead Taliban fighters

A former US Marine sentenced for urinating on the corpses of Afghans believed to be Taliban fighters in 2011 has had his conviction overturned. An appeals court ruled the Marine Commandant, who was seeking harsh punishment for those involved, had interfered in the trial. The Navy-Marine Corps Court of Criminal Appeals overturned the previous ruling and all charges against Joseph ...

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US military performs first airstrikes against ISIS-linked fighters in Somalia – officials

Published time: 3 Nov, 2017 17:27 Edited time: 3 Nov, 2017 18:15 The US military has carried out airstrikes in northeastern Somalia, both Somali and US officials reported. They said the raid targeted fighters affiliated with Islamic State. According to an unidentified US official, at least two airstrikes were carried out on Friday. The alleged attack is the first US ...

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Bribing’ ISIS fighters with social housing to reintegrate is ‘counterproductive’ – colonel

Published time: 30 Oct, 2017 11:30 Edited time: 30 Oct, 2017 11:32 Plans to allow Islamic State fighters to skip the queue for social housing when they return to Britain have been blasted by counterterrorism experts. Up to 20,000 fanatics will be targeted as part of new counter-radicalization plans drawn up by the Home Office. The proposals, seen by the ...

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Is the killing British ISIS fighters the ‘only option’?

Published time: 24 Oct, 2017 20:15 As the Islamic State (IS, formerly ISIS/ISIL) terrorist group nears collapse, questions remain over the fate of the group’s UK-born fighters. Some 130 Britons who have travelled to Iraq and Syria fight for IS have already been killed, according to MI5. In line with the UK government’s policy, conservative Foreign Office Minister Rory Stewart ...

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UFC fighters are picking Floyd Mayweather Jr. over Conor McGregor

LAS VEGAS — With battle lines between boxing and mixed martial arts being drawn for the Mayweather vs. McGregor super fight, a faction of dissent has emerged among the MMA elite. While a strong contingent of UFC fighters appear to back lightweight champion Conor McGregor, the sentiment is not unanimous. In fact, many are picking betting favorite Floyd Mayweather on ...

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‘Death is close’ Widows of ISIS fighters face threat of Mosul revenge attacks

Umm Leith, the widow of an ISIS fighter, has faced almost daily abuse from Iraqi security forces and neighbours, who freed Mosul from the jihadis last month. Mrs Leith’s husband and three sons joined the evil jihadist group in 2015, but all of the fighters were killed in coalition air strikes in Mosul last year.  And now Mrs Leith claims ...

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Luke Rockhold: I Don't Date Chick Fighters, 'Too Tough for Me'

UFC’s Luke RockholdI Don’t Date Chick Fighters… Too Tough for Me 7/31/2017 12:45 AM PDT EXCLUSIVE Don’t worry about Luke Rockhold dippin’ his pen in the company ink …  Despite nailing all sorts of hot women all over the world — famous ones, wannabe famous ones, you name it — the UFC star says he draws a hard line when ...

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UN chief says embittered ISIS fighters pose biggest threat to west post-caliphate collapse

He said the warped killers are determined to seek vengeance for the crumbling of their so-called caliphate. Mr Laborde told the French daily Le Figaro” “Battle-hardened ISIS fighters who have slipped through the net pose the biggest security threat to Europe. They are determined, experienced and highly dangerous.  “They know how to handle weapons and explosives and are well versed ...

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