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US-led airstrike ‘kills 8 people’ in Syria’s Deir ez-Zor – state media

At least eight people have been killed in Syria following an airstrike by the US-led coalition in Deir ez-Zor province, according to state-run television. The airstrike, which targeted the village of al-Shaafa, also destroyed a number of houses, as well as infrastructure, according to SANA. Read more It comes as the US State Department said it was “deeply troubled by ...

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Obvious reality’? US lawmaker taunts China by calling Taiwan a sovereign state

A California congressman has put forth a resolution proposing that the US recognize the island of Taiwan as a “sovereign and independent country.” The move is sure to anger China, which considers Taiwan to be a rogue province. Rep. Dana Rohrabacher (R-California) submitted a ‘sense of Congress’ resolution to the House Foreign Affairs Committee on Wednesday, urging the US to ...

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State of emergency: Rioters torch plane at island airport (PHOTOS)

Papua New Guinea’s prime minister has declared a nine-month-long state of emergency, after rioters torched a plane and other property in the country’s southern highlands province. Violence broke out in parts of the Pacific island nation after a court dismissed a petition calling for the election of South Highlands Province Governor William Powi be declared void over alleged inconsistencies in ...

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State funded feminist porn could be future of German sex ed

Germany’s SPD party is considering providing state funding for feminist pornography in an effort to tackle sexist, racist and damaging stereotypes in mainstream porn. The porn could even be made available on the websites of public broadcasters, and be referred to during sex education at school, according to the proposal by the Social Democratic Party (SPD), which is part of ...

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US using ‘ethnic cleansing’ to set up compliant state in Syria – Vanessa Beeley to RT

The US is trying to ethnically cleanse Syria in order to kill off Syrian nationalism and create an obedient state, journalist Vanessa Beeley told RT following a damning report on the US coalition’s military activities in Raqqa. Beeley, an independent journalist who has covered the war in Syria extensively, told RT that the US, UK and French coalition is using ...

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Say what? State Dept cites D-Day as example of ‘strong relationship’ with Germany

Seeking to soothe feathers ruffled by comments from the US ambassador to Berlin, State Department spokeswoman Heather Nauert only made it worse by citing the Allied landings in Normandy as an example of US ties with Germany. “We have a very strong relationship with the government of Germany,” Nauert said at a press briefing on Tuesday. “Looking back in the ...

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Michigan State University physicist accused of having sex with a dog

A Michigan State University staffer has been charged with bestiality for allegedly having sex with a dog. It comes after the college was implicated in the Larry Nassar case and as a former dean faces sexual assault charges. Michigan Attorney General Bill Schuette brought the charges against 51-year-old health physicist Joseph Hattey on Monday, according to a statement from his ...

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Iran to boost production of uranium enrichment material – state atomic agency

Tehran has said it is revamping its uranium enrichment program, phased out under the nuclear deal. As part of the new build-up, it will boost production of UF6, a gas needed to produce fuel for nuclear reactors and weapons. The move was announced by Iran’s Atomic Energy Organization (AEOI) spokesman Behrouz Kamalvandi. The International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), which oversees ...

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Facebook & Google sued over election ads in Washington state

Silicon Valley social media giants may face millions of dollars in penalties from two lawsuits filed in Seattle, Washington, arguing that they have failed to comply with state and local laws on election advertising. State Attorney General Bob Ferguson sued Facebook and Google on Monday, saying they have not produced documents requested by the media and members of the public ...

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