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‘No warplane to take off’: Russia’s S-700 missile system can cover entire planet – party leader

A leading Russian politician may have just revealed the biggest Russian military secret. Or just invented a non-existent weapon system while ranting about how powerful the country is during a political talk show. Vladimir Zhirinovsky, who is well-known for his explosive speeches and eyebrow-rising claims, made his latest one during a talk show last week. He said Russia should double down ...

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‘It’s like a bomb went off’: US braces for flash floods as Hurricane Florence hits land (VIDEO)

Hurricane Florence has made landfall over the eastern US, battering the coastal states of the Carolinas and Virginia overnight. Authorities and residents are braced for flash floods as winds remain high over the weekend. Army units have been put on standby and relief crews have moved to rescue residents stranded by the rising waters. Authorities are rushing to restore electricity ...

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‘Shake it off’: Tonga PM touts weight-loss competition to Pacific leaders to tackle obesity

The Prime Minister of Tonga Akilisi Pohiva has called on fellow heads of state in the Pacific to slim down to set the right example for the region’s rotund residents. He even suggested they could set up a weight-loss competition. The Pacific is home to the world’s highest rates of obesity and non-communicable diseases, and Pohliva has proposed making the ...

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Condi Rice told me Saakashvili was ‘off the leash' – Russia’s ex-defence minister on S.Ossetia war

Condoleezza Rice, who served as US State Secretary in 2008, admitted that the then-president of Georgia, Mikhail Saakashvili, was ‘off the leash’ after Tbilisi attacked South Ossetia, a former Russian defence minister has said. Any impartial observer would understand that the Georgian operation in South Ossetia was solely “the gamble of Saakashvili,” Sergey Ivanov who served as Defence Minister until ...

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Facebook bans photographer who went ‘off to shoot some Christians’ for work

A London photographer was banned from Facebook for saying he was going to be “shooting a few Christians.” The term for snapping some pictures was enough to trigger the social network’s sensitive algorithm. Nicolas Chinardet announced his plans to take photographs at a London church in a Facebook post on Sunday and within half an hour, was banned from the ...

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Oil could surge to $100 if Middle East tensions ‘really kick off’ – analyst

Prices for crude could hit more than $ 100 per barrel due to mounting tensions in the Middle East, according to founder and managing director of Akap Energy Anish Kapadia. Earlier this week, both Brent and West Texas Intermediate (WTI) skyrocketed to three-year highs, boosted by ongoing threats in Syria and increased concerns about a possible military strike by the ...

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‘Efforts paid off’: Pakistan wins last-minute reprieve over terrorist financing

Pakistan thwarted a US bid to put it back on a terrorist-financing watch list, Foreign Minister Khawaja Asif said on Tuesday, adding that Islamabad was given a three-month reprieve by an international watchdog. Asif tweeted on Tuesday that the country would not be put back on the Financial Action Task Force (FATF) watch list – which it had been on ...

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Trump’s craving for more nukes a ‘rip off’ that only benefits military industrial complex

The Trump administration’s blueprint for building more nuclear warheads to contain “strategic competitors” is a “rip-off” that only benefits manufacturers, not the American people, foreign policy analyst Robert Naiman told RT. The plan to expand the US low-yield nuclear arsenal, outlined in the draft of the upcoming Nuclear Posture Review leaked to the media, is an “outrageous and foolish” idea ...

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English newspaper ‘tipped off’ 25mins before JFK assassination, documents show

Published time: 27 Oct, 2017 08:52 Edited time: 27 Oct, 2017 08:55 A reporter for the Cambridge Evening News received a call telling him to ring the US embassy for “big news” just 25 minutes before John F. Kennedy was shot dead. The revelation emerged in fresh documents released by the US government on Thursday night. According to the memo, ...

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‘Off the Cliff’ shows how ‘Thelma & Louise’ raised Hollywood hell

In 1991, two women took a wrong turn on a road trip — and all hell broke loose in theaters from coast to coast. “Thelma & Louise,” a genre-busting movie in which a waitress and a housewife cut loose and turn deadly, was meant as a light-hearted female buddy pic. Instead, it set some critics’ hair on fire. Moviegoers, too, ...

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