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Japan not satisfied with N. Korea’s nuke test halt, wants ‘complete & irreversible’ denuclearization

While South Korea has welcomed Kim Jong-un’s announcement of the suspension of nuclear and ballistic tests, Tokyo, which strongly supports Washington’s “maximum pressure” approach, voiced an extremely cautious optimism. READ MORE: Path to denuclearization? North Korea announces 6 pivotal decisions Japan, the United States and South Korea have been relentlessly striving for a complete denuclearization of the Korean peninsula, meaning ...

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Facebook has auto-enrolled users into a facial recognition test in Europe

Facebook users in Europe are reporting the company has begun testing its controversial facial recognition technology in the region. Jimmy Nsubuga, a journalist at Metro, is among several European Facebook users who have said they’ve been notified by the company they are in its test bucket. The company has previously said an opt-in option for facial recognition will be pushed out ...

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Twitter will publicize rules around abuse to test if behavior changes

As part of Twitter’s efforts to rid its platform of abuse and hate, the company is teaming up with researchers Susan Benesch, a faculty associate at the Berkman Klein Center for Internet & Society at Harvard University, and J. Nathan Matias, a post-doc research associate at Princeton University, to study online abuse. Today, Twitter is going to start testing an ...

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Russia new heavy ICBM undergoes 2nd launch test (VIDEO)

The Russian Defense Ministry has published a video that shows the second launch test of the new heavy intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM) Sarmat. The ministry says the test was a success. The test took place at the Plesetsk Cosmodrome in Russia’s northwest. The Sarmat, a recently-unveiled heavy missile set to replace the Soviet-era Voevoda (NATO reporting name Satan), has had ...

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‘Psychiatric test? World needs more Dutertes!’ Manila hits back at UN rights chief

Manila has accused the UN human rights chief of being played by certain parties to “unseat” President Rodrigo Duterte, after Zeid Ra’ad Al Hussein called on the Philippines’ leader to submit himself to a “psychiatric evaluation.” On Friday, UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Zeid Ra’ad al-Hussein called on the UN Human Rights Council to take a stand against Duterte’s ...

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Swapped at birth: DNA test solves 40-year-old mystery

Heartache, hereditary disease, broken families and even attempted murder. It may sound like the plot of a soap opera, but it is the true story of two Russian women who discovered that they were switched at birth, 40 years ago. The drama of the baby swap began on March 7 1978 when two pregnant women, Rimma Shvetsova and Yulia Savelieva, ...

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UFC’s Jon Jones has license revoked for failing doping test

UFC star Jon Jones has been fined $ 205,000 and had his fighting license revoked. The California State Athletic Commission (CSAC) found Jones guilty of violating anti-doping rules by using the banned anabolic steroid turinabol. Jones, 30, insisted the drug had accidentally entered his system prior to UFC 214, but has been banned from competition for one year. Jones won ...

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Russian 5th-gen fighter deployed to Syria for radar test, latest leaked details claim

New details have emerged on the deployment of Russia’s most-advanced fighter jets to Syria. The state-of-the-art Su-57s are in the region to test their electronic warfare and radar capabilities, an insider has said. Last week, the Russian Defense Ministry reportedly moved four Su-57s, which have been built for trials, to Khmeimim Airbase in Syria. The deployment was seemingly confirmed by ...

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Slovenian ice hockey player expelled from PyeongChang after positive doping test

A member of the Slovenian ice hockey squad has been expelled from the 2018 PyeongChang Games. Ziga Jeglic tested positive for the beta-2 stimulant, which is prohibited by the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA). Jeglic’s in-competition test revealed the presence of fenoterol, an asthma drug which helps to open the airways to the lungs. READ MORE: Norwegian Olympians found with alarming ...

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