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‘Children pick up things that explode in their hands’ – HRW calls for Raqqa de-mining efforts

Raqqa residents are desperate for more support from the US-led anti-Islamic State coalition for de-mining efforts as hundreds of people have already been killed, says HRW’s Nadim Houry. Hundreds of civilians, including over 150 children, have been killed by homemade landmines in Syria’s Raqqa since its liberation from Islamic State (IS, formerly ISIS) by the US-backed Syrian Democratic Forces, according ...

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Are eSports the future of Olympics? 5 things you wouldn’t expect from pro gaming

Competitive video gaming, or eSports, played warm-up to this year’s Winter Olympics. Now recognized as “real” sports by Olympic officials, eSports are gunning for a spot of their own in the medal table. Intel Corp, an Olympic sponsor, brought professional gamers to PyongChang, where the Olympics are now in full swing, earlier this week. They played Starcraft II, a popular ...

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Inside Joymode, a subscription service saving you from buying all of the things

Surveying the retail world right now, it’s hard to see anything but Amazon. The company offers a degree of convenience for buyers of stuff that’s never been equalled (which, while being hyperbolic may also be true), and it has made consuming new crap nearly effortless. In the process it’s become the boogeyman that haunts the dreams of small retailers and ...

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4 things the CIA director let slip in rare public appearance

The CIA will ‘push back against the Russians’ wherever it finds them, the agency’s director said in a rare public appearance. He also revealed tantalizing tidbits about its priorities in North Korea, Latin America and elsewhere. Speaking at the conservative American Enterprise Institute (AEI) think-tank in Washington on Tuesday, CIA Director Mike Pompeo looked back at his year-long tenure at ...

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Not groovy, baby! If Friends is ‘problematic,’ here are 6 more things we should ban from the ‘90s

As all 10 seasons of Friends were released on Netflix last week, young viewers found dozens of unexamined sexist, homophobic and abusive incidents in the sitcom. Is it time to banish other cultural milestones from the same decade? none of the bits from friends have aged particularly well, but so far it seems like “fat monica” is the worst — ...

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Sex dolls to Salmonella: Here are the weirdest things we’ve sent to space (PHOTOS, VIDEO)

Humans have blasted some impressive objects into outer space over the decades in the name of research and exploration. Yet some things which have made it into orbit have been downright bizarre. In a year when space gained its first brewery – that we know of – RT takes a look at some of the weirdest things that have left ...

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A sacred mountain & chatty robot: 5 things granted person-like protections (PHOTOS, VIDEO)

Human rights are largely considered fundamental standards for the treatment of people, defending against slavery, illegal arrest and persecution. But, some surprising inhuman entities have recently been granted person-like status. From a sacred mountain, to a holy river and a talkative robot, here are five things that have been granted rights similar to that of human beings.   Mount Taranaki ...

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Stranger things in the Republican tax bill

The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act passed in the Senate in the early hours of Saturday now has to be combined with the House version passed in November to make a final law. The Senate bill grants tax breaks to corporations and the wealthy, with the middle class set to get some reward, too, albeit smaller and more time-limited. But ...

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‘Failing UK politicians use Russian ‘Brexit meddling’ to distract people from terribly run things’

Published time: 29 Nov, 2017 17:53 It is pathetic the UK government has to resort to substandard mythology like “Brexit is invalid because of Russia,” instead of sharing crucial information with people about the future Brexit process, says Adam Garrie, editor of the Duran.com project. Tech giants Facebook and Twitter have agreed to help the British government look into alleged ...

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Trump retweets Jayda Fransen: 5 things you need to know about Britain First

US President Donald Trump has sparked public outcry by retweeting blatantly Islamophobic videos that were originally posted by Jayda Fransen, deputy leader of the far-right group Britain First. After Charlottesville, this isn’t a good look. The US President has been accused of stoking the fires of far-right and anti-Muslim ideologies to his 44 million Twitter followers. Did Trump actually know ...

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