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China’s Mouthpiece: U.S. Will Pay Price for THAAD Deployment

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The U.S. will “pay the price” for its decision to put an advanced missile defense system in South Korea, China’s most influential daily newspaper said on Saturday.

South Koreans watch a television broadcast on July 13 reporting the planned deployment of a Terminal High-Altitude Area Defense missile system in the country.

In a


Insane: Japanese Skating Rink Thought it was “Cool” to Embed 5000 Fish in Ice

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The rink shut down after protests that it was “immoral” and “cruel”

A Japanese amusement park faced a deluge of criticism after opening an ice skating rink featuring thousands of dead fish suspended in ice.

Space World, in the southwestern city of Kitakyushu, closed the aquarium-themed skating rink on Nov. 17 after an online


ISIS Vacates Mosul, Residents Left with Stories to Tell

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Until three weeks ago, many of Abu Osama’s customers were Islamic State militants who brought their wives and children to his pharmacy on the eastern edge of Mosul for injections and treatment.

A woman looks out by a door as an Iraqi Special forces intelligence team check ID cards in search of Islamic State


NATO Defense Secretary: We are Prepared to got to War with Russia

SIR MICHAEL FALLON has warned Nato is “prepared to defend” any of its member states amid rising tensions between Russia and the West. The Secretary of Defense, while confirming the deployment of 150 British troops to Poland, said has been testing the alliance’s resolve with recent military maneuvers, which includes


ISIS Releases Video Signalling Desperation, Isolation

The most brutal sections of the video detail certain methods of attack, and even provide details of weaponry.

The Islamic State group — also known as Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) or Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) — has recently released a video urging its followers and sympathisers from


Ant Species Formed 24 Mile Wide Super-Colony, Poised to Invade Globally

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A species of ant in the forests of Ethiopia looks poised to become a globally invasive species, capable of spreading around the world, disrupting ecosystems and becoming a pest for humans.

A Lepisiota ant killing a termite.

The species Lepisiota canescens is showing signs it forms “supercolonies,” which are colonies comprised of more


Researchers are actually Alarmed at the rate of Antarctic Ice Melt

A key glacier in Antarctica is breaking apart from the inside out, suggesting that the ocean is weakening ice on the edges of the continent.

The Pine Island Glacier, part of the ice shelf that bounds the West Antarctic Ice Sheet, is one of two glaciers that researchers believe are most likely to


Branson Unveils 1,400mph Airliner

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Want to have lunch in London and dinner in New York? Denver-based Boom Supersonic plans to make that a possibility.

An image of Boom Supersonic’s first prototype. Image courtesy of Boom Supersonic

News of the exciting technology first broke in April, but Boom Supersonic has finally unveiled its first prototype


Your PC can be Turned into an Eavesdropping Device

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The audio chipsets in many modern PCs allow audio jacks to be flipped from lineout to line-in, says team from Israel’s Ben-Gurion University.

Researchers at Israel’s Ben-Gurion University of the Negev have devised a way to turn any computer into an eavesdropping device by surreptitiously getting connected headphones or earphones to function


A Brief Tour of the “DarkNet”

If you’ve ever been burglarized, you know the drill: police officers arrive, they look briefly around your home, and then they ask you for a detailed list of the stolen items. In some cases, the stolen items are recovered within a few days and eventually returned.

When cops find stolen goods quickly, it’s


Moroccan TV Show Illustrates How Women Can Hide Domestic Abuse

State broadcaster Channel 2M demonstrates how to cover up bruises with makeup and ‘carry on with your daily life’

The daily show Sabahiyat enraged many viewers by showing how to mask the marks of a beating. Photograph: Channel 2M

Women in Morocco have reacted in horror after a programme on state television demonstrated how


Israel Purchasing 17 More F-35 Stealth Fighter Jets


The F-35 may be able to evade air defence systems including Russian S-300 missiles, which Iran has deployed to protect Fordo nuclear facility.

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Israel will order 17 more US-made F-35 warplanes to take its fleet of stealthy Joint Strike Fighters to 50 over the next few years, the premier’s office said


First Clash Between Israel and ISIS

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Militants linked to Islamic State (Isis) have come into direct conflict with Israeli forces for the first time in the terror network’s history on Sunday (27 November).

Syria is seen in the background as an Israeli tank sits on the Golan Heights

Daesh fire at Israeli military patrol, which responded with an airstrike reportedly


Green Party Proposes Basic Income Pilot Project

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The British Columbia Green Party is proposing a pilot project that would provide residents of a small municipality in the province with a basic income, or guaranteed minimum income, for at least five years.

BC Green leader Andrew Weaver wasn’t ready to say which town he has in mind for the pilot project, but


Canada to Deport Nearly 1200 Back to China

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One by one, many of the 1,200 former clients of an unlicensed Richmond, B.C., immigration consultant are getting the bad news — they’re no longer welcome in Canada because they lied.

CBC News has learned 320 immigrants, who each paid thousands of dollars to New Can Consulting and owner Xun (Sunny) Wang, are


India to Become “Cashless Society”

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Indian prime minister Narendra Modi has called for the nation to become a cashless society. Mr Modi urged his country’s small traders and daily wage earners to embrace digital payments. Speaking in his monthly address on national radio, Mr Modi said the government understands millions have been affected by the ban on 500


Castro Lived a “Fat Cat” Life, While Surrounded by Extreme Poverty

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With his shaggy beard and rumpled, olive-drab fatigues, Fidel Castro presented himself to the world as a modest man of the people. At times, he claimed he made just 900 pesos ($43) a month and lived in a “fisherman’s hut” somewhere on the beach.

But Castro’s public image was a carefully crafted myth, more


Russian Grandmaster Chess Champ Dies During Parkour Move

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MOSCOW — Russian news reports say a prominent young chess grandmaster has died after falling from a balcony apparently while undertaking the extreme sport of parkour.

Yuri Eliseev Performing Parkour

The reports cited police as saying 20-year-old Yuri Eliseev died late Saturday after falling from the 12th story of his apartment building in


Iranian Navy to Venture Across Atlantic


Iran’s Navy Commander Rear Admiral Habibollah Sayyari says the country’s naval forces should have a far-reaching arm in the high seas, adding that they will sail across the Atlantic in the near future.

Iran’s Navy Commander Rear-Admiral Habibollah Sayyari

“We are not limited to regional waters, and should have a far-reaching arm in


Snowden May Testify in Germany Over NSA Spying

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The possibility of ex-NSA contractor Edward Snowden being brought to Berlin to give evidence before a parliamentary committee has risen after a top appeals court ruled the German government cannot block him.

The committee investigating US National Security Agency (NSA) surveillance in Germany has wanted to call Snowden as a witness to detail what


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