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‘Deep creep’ discovery near California’s deadliest faults could explain mystery earthquakes

The discovery of unusual behavior deep beneath the surface near California’s deadliest faults has shed new light on seismic activity in the area and could explain nearby enigmatic earthquakes. New research published in Geophysical Research Letters suggests that the strange deformation of some very small earthquakes in California’s San Bernardino basin near the San Andreas and San Jacinto faults may ...

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Flightpath of US high-altitude drone near Crimea revealed by tracking website

A US military high-altitude Global Hawk drone has reportedly been spotted flying an hours-long spy mission over eastern Ukraine and off the shore of Crimea along with another American surveillance plane. The RQ-4 Global Hawk cruised over war-torn eastern Ukraine before coming within 40km of the Crimean coast. PlaneRadar website, which tracks military flights worldwide, reported the mission in a ...

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Syrian air defense thwarted ‘Israeli missile attack’ near Damascus airport – state agency

Syrian Army air defenses have intercepted several “Israeli missiles” over Damascus International Airport, state news agency SANA reported, citing a military source. “Our air defense systems thwarted an Israeli missile aggression,” the source said. A SANA reporter meanwhile reported sounds of explosions in the vicinity of the airport. An Israeli military spokeswoman declined to comment on the reported incident, when ...

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Man held after attempting to detonate explosive device near US embassy in Cairo – reports

A man attempting to detonate an explosive device outside the US Embassy in Cairo has been taken into police custody, according to reports. The embassy has warned US citizens not to visit due to security concerns. The suspect was also carrying a firearm, and a second explosive device was found nearby, according to CBS, citing unconfirmed reports. No injuries have ...

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Kremlin points to ‘terrorists in Idlib’ when asked about massive naval drill near Syria’s shores

On Saturday, the Russian military will start a week-long exercise in the Mediterranean, involving 25 ships and strategic bombers. The Kremlin agreed the drill may be connected with the situation in Syria’s Idlib governorate. The exercise comes amid high tension in the region, with Moscow claiming that the US is deploying additional military assets towards Syria for a likely missile ...

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6.1 earthquake strikes western Iran near Iraqi border

Published time: 25 Aug, 2018 22:44 Edited time: 25 Aug, 2018 22:58 A strong earthquake with a preliminary magnitude of 6.1 has struck western Iran, near the border with Iraq, according to the US Geological Survey. The quake struck some 31 kilometers from Javanrud, Kermanshah province, at a depth of 10 kilometers, USGS reports. There were no immediate reports of casualties ...

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Shooter down after firing at police near embassy in central Moscow

A man has opened fire at two police officers outside the Cambodian Embassy in central Moscow, injuring one of them, the police said. The shooter was critically injured by return fire, with doctors now fighting for his life. “A man, who was walking along the Sivtsev Vrazhek Lane in Moscow has opened fire at the police officers with no apparent ...

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Coming to a theater near you: Amazon?

It looks like Amazon may be gearing up to make more moves in the brick-and-mortar world. Bloomberg reports that the e-commerce behemoth is putting itself in the running to acquire Landmark Theatres, which claims to be the United States’ largest chain of movie theaters focused on art house (indie and foreign) movies, with a network of 56 cinemas, covering 268 screens ...

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50 Cent and 6ix9ine narrowly miss shooting in Brooklyn near music video set

Published time: 16 Aug, 2018 11:51 Edited time: 16 Aug, 2018 11:53 50 Cent and 6ix9ine’s music video shoot almost turned deadly on Tuesday night as they narrowly escaped being hit by gunfire in the Brooklyn area of New York. The two rappers were filming in the Greenpoint neighbourhood when a gunman fired at least 11 shots just a block ...

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Five drones downed by Russian military near Khmeimim Air Base in Syria as UAV attacks increase

Five more drones have been shot down by Russia’s Air Defense units near Khmeimim Air Base in Syria in the last 24 hours, the military confirmed. Drone attacks by militants have intensified in recent weeks. The objects were launched from the militant-controlled area in the Idlib de-escalation zone, according to the head of the Russian Center for Reconciliation of the ...

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