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‘The city won’t give us land, so we’re taking it’: Police & protesters clash in Cape Town (VIDEO)

Violence erupted at an informal settlement outside Cape Town, South Africa as authorities evicted locals illegally occupying land. Police opened fire as protesters looted stores and set nearby vegetation on fire. Protesters, who say they are fed up with overcrowding and a lack of housing in Vrygrond, have earmarked a piece of land they want to move to and erected ...

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Naples outraged over visit of US nuclear sub taking part in Syria strikes

A visit by a US Virginia-class submarine – the one that fired cruise missiles into Syria last Saturday – raised the ire in Naples, Italy whose mayor spewed vitriol over the sub’s presence in the nuclear-free “city of peace.” Read more The mayor of Naples, Luigi de Magistris, has been particularly outraged after learning that the USS John Warner, an ...

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Amazon workers pee into bottles out of fear of being punished for taking bathroom breaks

Amazon may be owned by the world’s richest man, but some employees at the company pee into bottles to avoid missing their targets by going to the toilet, says an author who went undercover at the firm’s UK warehouse. According to James Bloodworth, who applied for a job at Amazon’s warehouses in Staffordshire to complete his book on low wages ...

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German police union chief proposes taking children away from ‘anti-Semitic parents’

Authorities should be allowed to take children away from parents who express anti-Semitic views, the head of Germany’s 2nd largest police union has stated, without elaborating on how or when such measures would be enforced. “Authorities need to act decisively [against anti-Semitism] including when the aggression comes from migrants,” Rainer Wendt, head of the German Police Union (DPoIG) told Augsburger ...

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Pilot at Stuttgart airport narrowly prevented from taking off drunk

A Lisbon-bound flight with over 100 passengers was severely delayed at Stuttgart airport after a drunk co-pilot was hauled off the plane. He was rumbled due to his “unsteady gait” and a strong smell of alcohol, police said. The short-haul flight from Stuttgart to Lisbon was stopped shortly before take-off when an airport employee discovered that the co-pilot of the ...

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Soyuz spacecraft blasts off into space, taking 3-man crew to ISS (VIDEO)

A Soyuz MS-08 rocket has taken off from the Baikonur cosmodrome in Kazakhstan, carrying two US astronauts and a Russian cosmonaut to the International Space Station (ISS). The spacecraft is expected to reach ISS in two days. The ISS Expedition 55/56 includes the spaceship commander, Roscosmos cosmonaut Oleg Artemyev, as well as two onboard engineers, NASA astronauts Andrew Feustel and ...

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Cleaning, serving & policing: Is robotic revolution taking US jobs?

Public schools have joined the ever-growing list of US institutions enlisting robots to pick up the slack – sometimes literally – of human employees, with machines filling such jobs as cleaning, serving, retail and policing. Public schools in Moore, Oklahoma, made the temporary robotic addition to their cleaning staff last week to spray a chlorine mist following high absence rates ...

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US investors scramble to keep Russians from taking over refineries from Texas to Maine

Group of investors from the US are seeking White House approval to obtain the 49.9 percent collateral in the Venezuela-owned American refiner Citgo currently held by Russia’s oil major Rosneft, Reuters reports. Read more The measure is reportedly aimed at preventing the Russian state-run company from seizing nearly half of the Texas-based refiner in case of a complete default by ...

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Taking Liberties: USA hockey goalies may be forced to remove statue masks

The US Olympic Women’s Ice Hockey Team are working with the IOC to see whether their goalies at the PyeongChang 2018 Winter Games will be forced to remove their masks with the image of the Statue of Liberty. Goalies Nicole Hensley and Alex Rigsby will wait to see if their goalkeeper’s masks featuring the image of the iconic statue in ...

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‘International Health Service’: Is Trump taking cues from Farage in his NHS criticism?

US President Donald Trump attacked Britain’s “broke” National Health Service (NHS) in a tweet that came just minutes after Brexiteer Nigel Farage appeared on Fox News to blame immigrants for stretched UK health services. Trump immediately came under fire when he tweeted that thousands of people “are marching in the UK” because the NHS is “going broke.” The Democrats are ...

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