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Tattoo blunder: New Yorker writer resigns for branding wounded marine a Nazi

Fact-checker and writer at New Yorker magazine Talia Lavin has resigned from her position after she falsely accused an Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) agent of having a Nazi tattoo on his arm. Lavin, who worked for the Condé Nast-published magazine for three years, caused a furore online when she tweeted in a since-deleted post about an inking on the ...

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Charlottesville neo-Nazi organizer unmasked as US marine

A prominent neo-Nazi who helped plan and organize last year’s fatal ‘Unite the Right’ rally in Charlottesville, Virginia, has been exposed as a United States marine, who went by the online alias ‘Tyrone’. After the rally, which saw 20-year-old James Alex Fields plow his car into a crowd of leftist counter-protesters in August 2017, an anti-racist group published an archive ...

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Bannon to meet Marine Le Pen as Europe’s right wing welcomes his tour

Donald Trump’s ex-chief strategist, Steve Bannon, has turned his gaze to European politics. He will address France’s right-wing National Front and meet its leader Marine Le Pen after similar meetings in Italy and Switzerland. Bannon, who served as US President Trump’s strategist for seven months before the relationship deteriorated, crossed the Atlantic to embark upon a tour of Europe’s right-wing ...

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‘Loudest fish sex on Earth’: Mexican marine orgies deafen other animals

Published time: 20 Dec, 2017 11:48 Edited time: 20 Dec, 2017 11:50 Once a year, millions of “corvina drum” fish gather to mate off Mexico, producing love sounds so loud they cause hearing loss in marine mammals, scientists told AFP. There are also concerns the noisy ritual encourages overfishing. Each spring, the Colorado River Delta in Mexico’s Northern Gulf of ...

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US Marine chopper reportedly drops object on Okinawa nursery during flyover

Published time: 7 Dec, 2017 11:23 The staff of a nursery school located 300 meters from a US base in Okinawa has found an object, which apparently fell on the roof from a US helicopter. Some 50 children were playing in the grounds at the time of the flyover. The object was discovered on the roof of the Midorigaoka nursery ...

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Retired US Marine sentenced to life in Japan for rape-murder of Okinawa woman

Published time: 1 Dec, 2017 09:42 A former US Marine has been sentenced to life in prison by a Japanese court. The 33-year-old, who was a civilian worker at a US base in Okinawa, raped and murdered a 20-year-old Japanese woman last year. Kenneth Franklin Shinzato pled guilty before the Naha District Court to the sex crime, but rejected the ...

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US military vehicles & homes vandalized after ‘drunk’ marine blamed for fatal Okinawa car crash

Dozens of vehicles and apartment buildings affiliated with the US military in Japan were vandalized in Okinawa, shortly after a local man was killed in car crash blamed by authorities on a drunken American marine. A total of 29 civilian vehicles owned by US personnel in Japan were covered with paint early on Monday in the towns of Ginowan and ...

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US Marine instructor convicted of abusing Muslim recruits

Published time: 10 Nov, 2017 20:17 A former US Marine drill instructor was sentenced to 10 years in prison and a dishonorable discharge. He was found guilty of abusing three Muslim recruits, including ordering them into an industrial clothes dryer and turning in on. Gunnery Sergeant Joseph Felix, 34, was found guilty of of “maltreatment” on Thursday, after the jury ...

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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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Gitmo judge throws Marine general in confinement for 21 days for contempt

The Marine general in charge of war court defense teams has been ordered into confinement for 21 days after being found guilty of contempt for disobeying a judge’s decree, in relation to a case involving the 2000 bombing of the USS Cole in Yemen. On Wednesday, Marine Brigadier General John Baker, 50, who serves as the chief defense counsel for ...

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