Artificial intelligence through the next generations of drones in the US and Israeli unmanned fleets. New energy systems, lasers; new hardware, robots,unmanned systems; new manufacturing techniques, 3-D printing; new software dealing with cyberwarfare, cybersecurity. “Robotics might be the future of war.
American cities, turning to private forces to protect public order. UN: private security industry experiencing global economic boom. U.S. world’s biggest spender, totaling $138 billion. Pentagon spent $44 billion on mercenaries. 140 private companies now patrol routes off the Somali coast.
One killed, eight wounded after a series of improvised devices exploded outside an office building of a provincial headquarters of the Communist Party of Chinain in Taiyuan. Seven explosions occurred at around 07:40 local time.
Tsunami killed 16,000 people in Japan, caused problems at nuclear plant in Fukushima, and dislodged a million floating objects into the Pacific Ocean. Now, a collection of debris the size of Texas is roughly 1,700 miles off the coast of California.Boats, rooftops, soccer balls, docks have hit the West Coast.
Rafiq Rehman, an elementary school teacher, addressed a small audience during a congressional briefing, describing in vivid detail how his mother, 67-year-old midwife Momina Bibi, was killed and his children, Nabila, 9, and her 13-year-old brother, Zubair, were injured by a US drone strike.
According to the security sources, nine people were gunned down by unidentified armed men on Monday, while 11 others were shot dead in the early hours of Tuesday morning. Security forces arrested 3,000 terror suspects, discovered a heavy cache of weapons, guns, hand grenades, explosives.
Syrian government will not participate in Geneva 2 peace conference if the aim is for President Bashar al-Assad to relinquish power. "We will not go to Geneva to hand over power as desired by (Saudi Foreign Minister Prince Saud) al-Faisal and certain opponents abroad," state news agency SANA.
The government of the Democratic Republic of Congo says it has achieved "total victory" over March 23 Movement (M23) rebels in east of country after 20-month conflict. Those who escaped can use hit-and-run operations, we have to end everything politically so that we are sure without any threat.
United States is planning to conduct more joint military exercises in western Pacific amid China’s concerns over the presence of American forces in the region .China: American militarism in region could endanger peace. United States encircling China with a chain of small air bases, military ports.
At least 14 Latin American and Caribbean countries have used or purchased drones Brazil has highest number in the region, made domestically and internationally, Argentina, Chile developed their own drone technology. El Salvador purchased drones from Israel. Chile has acquired Iranian drones.
A Bangladeshi court Tuesday sentenced 150 soldiers to death. jailed hundreds more for their role in 2009 mutiny. 823 soldiers were charged over the mutiny in which 74 people including officers were hacked to death, tortured or burnt alive before their bodies were dumped in sewers and shallow graves.
Oil revenues 70 percent of Yemen’s state budget. Oil and gas products account for over 90 percent of Yemen's exports. Militants and tribesmen repeatedly attacked oil, gas pipelines in Yemen past two years to win concessions from central government, causing fuel shortages, slashing export earnings.
Armed robots with varying levels of autonomy going to appear on the battlefield, will become an integral part of the networked battlefield. Military ground robots can carry missiles, mortars, other delivery systems, not hard or expensive to make. Deadly robots likely to be widely available.
Commercial fishermen off coast of British Columbia came home this fall without having caught a single sardine, suggests $32 million fishery has collapsed. Decline in West Coast sardine populations saw regulators on Sunday approve sharp cuts on commercial fishing for the species in 2014
Israel has been poisoned by the psychosis of permanent war. It has been morally bankrupted by the sanctification of victimhood, which it uses to justify an occupation that rivals the brutality and racism of apartheid South Africa.
1967, Tepco chopped 25 meters off 35-meter natural seawall where reactors were to be located, according to documents filed with Japanese authorities. Easier to ferry equipment to site, pump seawater to reactors. Razing of cliff placed reactors five meters below level of tsunami hitting the plant.
Police in Bangladesh clashed with protesters calling for resignation of Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina, a neutral caretaker government set up, killing two demonstrators, injuring three dozen. Two dozen killed since protests began last month. Turbulent history of military coups, turmoil, natural catastrophes.
Bomb went off in a market in Tikrit, In another incident, gunmen in Mosul, killed three provincial government employees, injured another. Separate attack by armed men in the city, four police officers died. Three policemen die in assault on a checkpoint. Series of attacks in Baquba and Kirkuk.
Turkish police clashed with Kurdish demonstrators, used water cannons, smoke grenades in southeastern town of Cizre. Protesting against Ankara’s plans to erect a wall near border with Syria. Kurdish protesters say wall divides them from family members on Syrian side of the border.
Former US ambassador to United Nations John Bolton:“I don’t think Israel has much time,” “Frankly, they should have done this years ago.” Criticized President Obama for negotiations with Iran. Former Pentagon chief Leon Panetta: threats of military force against Iran necessary to back up US policy.
American doctors and psychologistsworking under the direction of the Department of Defense and CIA in military defense facilities, violated medical ethics by participating in the torture of detainees. included “designing, participating in,enabling torture,cruel, inhumane and degrading treatment”
Edward Snowden Debates about mass surveillance and calls for “reforms to politics, supervision and laws” mean leaks about US secret service were justified, “Manifesto for the Truth”. usefulness of new public knowledge now clear because reforms to politics, supervision and laws being suggested,"
Second earthquake to hit Fukushima prefecture in past two days. A 5.0 earthquake Sunday, tremors felt in Tokyo, as preparations for dangerous cleanup operation to remove fuel rods from Unit 4 at Fukushima.If attempt fails, huge quantities of radiation could be released into the atmosphere.
Rallies expected around globe Guy Fawkes Day, November 5, protesters aligned with Anonymous prepare for mass demonstrations Tuesday in hundreds of cities from Sydney to Seattle. “To remind this world what it has forgotten, That fairness, justice and freedom are more than just words,”
Brazilian government confirmed its intelligence service targeted U.S., Russian, Iranian, Iraqi diplomats during spy activities decade ago. Revelation forced Brazil to defend its espionage while remaining critic of NSA programs that targeted President Dilma Rousseff, who cancelled state visit to Washington.
Italy reeling from revelations mafia made money from late 1980s onwards by dumping huge amount of toxic waste in southern Italy, endangering millions, Industrial waste from Italy, radioactive material from Germany, disposed near groundwater reserves, lakes. Still doing it. Authorities pledged clean-up.
Every day new country or entity revealed to have been spied on by government. New York Times: FARC rebels now on that list. NSA hacking its way around the world, placed eavesdropping gear on Defense Department plane to survey locations of FARC combatants, deliver to Colombian government.
Snowden documents published by Guardian: French, Spanish, Swedish, Dutch, German intelligence services cooperating in European surveillance system comparable to NSA’s global spying network, carry out direct taps into fibre-optic cables, covert relationships withtelecommunications companies.
British government: journalism support of Snowden’s revelations “terrorism.” Disclosure, is designed to influence government for purpose of promoting a political or ideological cause. This falls within the definition of terrorism.”US declares right to kill anyone anywhere in the world engaged in “terrorism
Screens near the pump will have a built-in camera with facial detection to measure how many people are viewing, determine gender, age, based on visual features. Enable advertisers to target specific demographics depending on who’s looking at screen.
U.S. Army ask Norwegian company to develop helicopter drone for infantry, Special Forces. Two pounds, 8 by 3.5 by 2 inches. Fits in pocket, airborne in one minute. Operates in confined areas, outdoors, silent, requires little training, no experience, reusable or expendable.
illegal worldwide regime spraying the skies daily with toxic chemicals, ongoing environmental catastrophe, health disaster. toxins, contaminants, pollutants and poisons put in the air we breathe a end up everywhere in, food, organic gardens, water, forests, farmland.
Had multiple seizures every single day. It wasn’t until she tried treating her symptoms with marijuana that she found relief. Eliminated her seizures completely. Cannabis has a wealth of healing compounds, some of which we are only beginning to understand.
French police fired tear gas at thousands of demonstrators in France on Saturday,some protesters hurled stonesiron bars at them in rally against controversial green tax and layoffs. ecotax, imposes new levies on vehicles transporting commercial goods weighing over 3.5 tonnes.
Operation never before attempted, (TEPCO) will start removing 1,331 highly radioactive used fuel assemblies from a deep pool which sits high above ground in shattered reactor building. One slip-up: "Tokyo would have to be evacuated, poisons will spread very rapidly. Going to be monumental.
Radioisotopes from the Fukushima plant were found in bluefin tuna off Califonia's coast. Fukushima-related risk to consumers of seafood caught off the west coast of North America. Probability of a 7 or above quake in e next 3 years is over 95%. They don’t know what to do.
Romanian medical staff staged mass protest, demand better financing for country’s healthcare system. Saturday, thousands of medical workers gathered in Bucharest to express their anger against low salaries, harsh working conditions in health sector. 3,000 doctors leave country annually for better jobs.
Press TV: Venezuelan oil minister: US-backed opposition groups trying to create chaos, destabilization in the country. Venezuelan President Maduro: alleged American plan to bring down country’s government, US plotting to bring “collapse” by targeting food, electricity, fuel supplies.
Press TV: The Syrian army continues to push back foreign-backed militants fighting against the government on the outskirts of the capital Damascus. Preparations underway for large-scale operation to flush out militants from the whole region.
A group of Afghan lawmakers have expressed opposition to a potential security pact between Kabul and Washington, saying the deal will cause more bloodshed in Afghanistan, is against the Afghan constitution and the interests of the Afghan people.
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