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US military truck crash kills elderly civilian in Okinawa, Japan

Published time: 19 Nov, 2017 07:18 Edited time: 19 Nov, 2017 07:31 A US military truck collided with a light vehicle in Okinawa, Japan, killing an elderly civilian, local media reports. The driver, allegedly a member of the US Marine Corps, was drunk at the moment of the crash and is being questioned. READ MORE: Japan may deploy new Marines force ...

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Russian strategic bombers strike ISIS targets in south-east Syria for third day – military

Published time: 18 Nov, 2017 13:14 Edited time: 18 Nov, 2017 13:48 The Russian Air Force continues its efforts to help the Syrian government completely eliminate Islamic State (IS, formerly ISIS/ISIL) in Syria, with its long-range bombers having carried out a new successful airstrike on terrorists’ positions. Six Tu-22M3 strategic bombers, with air cover provided by Su-30 fighters, were on ...

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US military stokes N Korea flames with ‘secret nuclear silos’ claim

Published time: 16 Nov, 2017 12:13 The US military has backed claims its B-1 bombers can drop nuclear weapons and that it possesses “secret silos” of nuclear hardware amid fears it will raise tensions with North Korea. US Strategic Command, which is responsible for the Department of Defense’s global operations, shared a KPNX article on Twitter Wednesday, prompting a furious ...

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Trident whistleblower: ‘Only a matter of time before Britain’s insecure military bases are attacked’

Security concerns raised by Royal Navy whistleblower William McNeilly have been vindicated yet again, this time by a top military official. Defence Police Federation chairman Eamon Keating has told Defence Secretary Gavin Williamson that budget cuts have left military bases open to attack. In 2015, McNeilly leaked a report to WikiLeaks detailing safety and security failures aboard the UK’s Trident ...

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Bitcoin surges to $13,500 in Zimbabwe after military coup & shortage of hard currency

Published time: 15 Nov, 2017 13:19 Bitcoin is trading at $ 13,500 in Zimbabwe, at almost double the value of the cryptocurrency on international exchanges. Demand for bitcoin has surged dramatically in the cash-strapped African country after the military seized power on Wednesday. According to the local exchange Golix, the price of bitcoin has risen almost 10 percent in Zimbabwe ...

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Six Russian long-range bombers strike ISIS targets in southeast Syria – military

Published time: 15 Nov, 2017 14:34 Edited time: 15 Nov, 2017 15:23 Six Russian long-range bombers have carried out airstrikes targeting ISIS terrorist positions in an area located close to the recently liberated Syrian city of Abu Kamal in the southeast of the country, the Russian Defense Ministry said. Read more The strikes destroyed Islamic State (IS, former ISIS/ISIL) hideouts ...

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Prime Zimbabwe investor China denies involvement in military coup

China, which has invested heavily in Zimbabwe in recent years, has denied involvement in the military coup in the country after Zimbabwean General Constantino Chiwenga, the man behind the ongoing takeover, visited Beijing last week. Zimbabwe’s military deployed troops armed with heavy weapons to patrol the streets of the capital, Harare, and took control of the state broadcaster overnight. In ...

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German military exports to Saudi Arabia, Egypt rise fivefold in 2017, slammed by opposition

The German government has revealed that the total value of its arms sales to Saudi Arabia and Egypt in the third quarter of 2017 has quintupled in comparison to the same period last year. The news provoked a wave of outrage from the opposition. Read more While Egypt and Saudi Arabia are engaged in a long-running bombing campaign in war-torn ...

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