Mass Serial Killer Confesses to Additional 59 Murders

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A former policeman-turned-serial killer from the East Siberian city of Angarsk, Mikhail Popkov, has confessed to killing at least 59 more women, two years after he was given a life sentence for 22 murders, the city’s Investigative Committee said.

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Popkov has for now been charged with 47 of the new murders he has

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U.S. Hits Russia with New Sanctions

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The US blacklisted five Russians, including Russia’s chief public investigator who is a close aide to President Vladimir Putin, for human rights abuses, in a move described by Russia as the “inadequacy” of outgoing President Barack Obama.

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“The inadequacy of Washington’s leaders, who have fallen into a sanctions

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Earth Just Had a Near Miss

Early Monday morning, while people on the East Coast were making coffee, dropping kids off at school, and cursing in traffic, a space rock as big as a 10-story building slipped past Earth.

Illustrating a past near miss The trail of the asteroid that exploded over Chelyabinsk, Russia, on February 15, 2013. Flickr/Alex Alishevskikh

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U.S. Intel Says Russia Has Potentially Harmful Info on Trump

Classified documents presented last week to President Obama and President-elect Trump included allegations that Russian operatives claim to have compromising personal and financial information about Mr. Trump, multiple US officials with direct knowledge of the briefings tell CNN.

The allegations were presented in a two-page synopsis that was appended to a report on

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Thailand Flood Causes 125mi Traffic Jam, Kills 25

Flash floods in southern Thailand washed out a bridge on the country’s main north-south highway on Tuesday, backing up traffic for 200 km (125 miles) as the death toll from days of unseasonable rain rose to 25, media reported.

A bridge damaged by floods is pictured at Chai Buri District, Surat Thani province, southern

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U.S. Navy Seals Accidentally Kill MI6 Operative

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A British aid worker who was killed by a grenade in Afghanistan during a botched rescue attempt by US special forces was actually working secretly for MI6, according to investigators at the Intercept website.

Linda Norgrove was captured by Taliban insurgents in eastern Afghanistan in September 2010 while she was working for the US contractor

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Micro Drone “Swarm” Tested by Pentagon

The Pentagon may soon be unleashing a 21st-century version of locusts on its adversaries after officials on Monday said it had successfully tested a swarm of 103 micro-drones.

The important step in the development of new autonomous weapon systems was made possible by improvements in artificial intelligence, holding open the possibility that groups

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Mexico Reiterates: No Way we Will Pay for a Wall

Mexico’s new Foreign Minister Luis Videgaray said on Tuesday there is no way his country will pay for the wall that U.S. President-elect Donald Trump has pledged to build on the United States’ southern border to keep out illegal immigrants.

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McDonalds Selling Controlling Interest in China Business

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Fast-food giant McDonald’s is selling a controlling stake in its China business to a group of investors led by state-owned Chinese conglomerate Citic in a deal worth up to $2.1 billion, the companies said Monday.

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Citic Ltd. and its investment management unit Citic Capital will acquire 52 percent of the business

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Downslide Predicted for China in 2017

It’s the beginning of the year, and as such, top analysts all over the world are making predictions about what the world will bring.

But not all of them merit as much attention as Autonomous Research’s Charlene Chu, one of the most brilliant minds on China and its debt issues.

Chu has laid out

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H5N2 Virus Surfaces in Montana

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The United States Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) has detected the presence of Eurasian/North American reassortant H5N2 avian influenza in a wild mallard duck in Fergus County, Montana. No illness or mortalities in domestic poultry in the U.S. have been detected.

The sample, taken from a hunter-harvested

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U.S. Dropped Equivalent of 3 Bombs per Hour in 2016

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The U.S. dropped an average of 72 bombs every day — the equivalent of three an hour — in 2016, according to an analysis of American strikes around the world.

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The report from the Council of Foreign Relations comes as Barack Obama finishes up his presidency — one

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Are we Nearing the End of The U.S. Empire?

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Notable American foreign policy critic and linguist, Professor Noam Chomsky, has stated numerous times that the United States’ power has steadily been declining since the end of World War II. As Chomsky notes, in 1945, the United States had “literally half the world’s wealth, incredible security, controlled the entire Western Hemisphere, both oceans,

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Minimum Wage Rising 50%……. in Venezuela

Venezuela’s government has announced a 50% increase in the minimum wage and pensions amid runaway inflation.

The country has faced shortages of many goods and people have had to queue at supermarkets

President Nicolas Maduro says the move will protect jobs and incomes. Critics say it may worsen the crisis.

The opposition accuses Mr

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China Threatens “Revenge” if One China Policy Messed with

State-run Chinese tabloid Global Times warned U.S. President-elect Donald Trump that China would take “take revenge” if he reneged on the one-China policy, only hours after Taiwan’s president made a controversial stopover in Houston.

Taiwan President Tsai Ing-wen met senior U.S. Republican lawmakers during her stopover in Houston on Sunday en route to

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Iran planning to assassinate Israel supporters in Europe

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Pakistani man indicted in Germany planned to kill prominent Israel supporters on behalf of Iran if Israel bombed Iranian nuclear facilities; one of his targets was Reinhold Robbe, a member of the Social Democratic Party and former president of the German-Israeli Society.

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U.S. Vows to Increase Scope of European Training to Deter Russia, NATO Building on Eastern Flank

The U.S. military on Sunday vowed to increase the scope and complexity of its European training exercises to deter Russian aggression, as more U.S. tanks, trucks and other equipment arrived in Germany for a big buildup on NATO’s eastern flank.

U.S. tanks, trucks and other military equipment, which arrived by ship, are unloaded in

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Hamas Calls for Escalation Following Israeli Truck Attack

JERUSALEM — A truck rammed into a group of Israeli soldiers who were disembarking from a bus in Jerusalem on Sunday, killing four people and wounding 15 others, Israeli police and rescue services said.

An Israeli policeman walks at the scene of a truck-ramming incident in Jerusalem on January 8, 2017

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Get Your Kids Used to Being Monitored, the Hal-Like AI for Kids

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Mattel is gearing up to drop Aristotle, an Alexa-like home assistant for your kids.

Google Home and Amazon’s Alexa-powered Echo are, at their core, more of a grown-up plaything than a true A.I.-powered personal assistant. Sure, they connect to the nascent Internet of Things, read the news, answer very focused questions, and offer a long

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Trump Now Puts Toyota Under the Gun

Donald Trump issued a threat against Toyota Motor Corp for a supposed plan to build a new plant in Baja California, Mexico. The President-elect warned that if he would hit the auto manufacturer with a “big border tax” if they carried through with plans to build the plant.

Automakers are feeling

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