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Pentagon may officially admit 2,000 US troops in Syria – report

Published time: 25 Nov, 2017 03:05 The Pentagon may finally reveal the true number of its troops present on the ground in Syria, officials have told Reuters. Presently, the official number stands at around 500 servicemen, but the actual figure reportedly hovers around 2,000 troops. The US Defense Department plans to announce as early as Monday that around 2,000 US ...

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Saudi Arabia to buy $7bn-worth of US precision weapons from Raytheon & Boeing – report

Published time: 23 Nov, 2017 15:02 As part of the mammoth $ 110-billion deal brokered by Donald Trump, Saudi Arabia is purchasing precision arms worth $ 7 billion from US manufacturers Raytheon and Boeing, a media report says. This is in spite of concerns over the toll on Yemen’s civilians. Raytheon and Boeing are the two defense contractors selected to ...

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Secret Brexit report: Europe alarmed at UK’s ‘chaos & confusion’ & ‘low quality politicians’

Published time: 23 Nov, 2017 14:41 A leaked document reveals Europe’s alarm at Britain’s Brexit “confusion.” Ireland’s Department of Foreign Affairs quotes senior EU figures describing “chaos in the Conservative government” and Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson as “unimpressive.” According to RTE News, which obtained the document, officials said “the biggest problem is the chaotic political situation in the UK government,” ...

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Professor conducted back-alley herpes vaccine trial at Illinois hotels – report

A US researcher aiming to develop a herpes vaccine conducted illegal trials during which he injected people in hotel rooms and at a house on the island of St. Kitts, according to a new investigation. William Halford, a former associate professor at Southern Illinois University (SIU), began his first “trial” in 2013. But the setting wasn’t a university laboratory or ...

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Aid workers stripped of UK citizenship in Syria could be on drone kill list – report

Published time: 22 Nov, 2017 15:27 Aid workers in Syria who have had their citizenship stripped by the UK government could now be targets of British and American drone strikes, it is feared. They all deny fighting there and are mounting legal appeals to have their citizenship restored. Read more The Middle East Eye reports at least two aid workers ...

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‘We wouldn't treat animals like this’: Report reveals shocking child prison conditions

Incarcerated children are being locked in their cells for more than 22 hours a day without daylight, showers or telephones, according to a new report on youth prisons. Campaigners fumed: “If we treated animals like this, it would be a national scandal.” The annual report by HM Inspectorate of Prisons (HMIP) found that worsening staff shortages in jails have resulted ...

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Disable location access? Google collects data from Android users anyway – report

Android phone users may turn off their location services settings, take out their SIM card or restore their device to factory settings, but Google still collects their location data, according to a new report. For the past 11 months, devices running on Android software have been sending “Cell ID codes,” which contain data on the addresses of nearby cellular towers, ...

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Uber paid off hackers to hide breach of 57mn users' data – report

Published time: 21 Nov, 2017 23:38 Personal data of over 50 million riders and 7 million drivers of the taxi-alternative service Uber was hacked in 2016, but the rideshare company reportedly paid the hackers $ 100,000 to delete the stolen goods, in order to keep the breach under wraps. In an effort to be “honest and transparent,” Uber Technologies Inc. ...

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Report about Rep. Conyers puts Congress under sexual harassment microscope

The avalanche of sexual harassment and abuse claims has reached the US Congress, with the latest exposé pointing to a senior Democrat in the House. Several female lawmakers are also speaking out about their sordid experiences on Capitol Hill. On Monday evening, BuzzFeed published a report that Representative John Conyers Jr (D-Michigan) settled a wrongful dismissal complaint in 2015; with ...

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Sharapova named in Indian luxury property fraud probe – report

Published time: 21 Nov, 2017 14:36 Russian tennis star Maria Sharapova is reportedly being investigated by Indian police over the collapse of the development of a luxury housing complex near New Delhi that she endorsed. Read more The five-time Grand Slam champion, 30, has been accused of “cheating and criminal conspiracy” over her connections to the development of the complex, ...

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