A Liberal Democratic Party lawmaker is proposing creating military units manned exclusively by foreigners to counter the threat from radical groups such as Islamic State in Central Asia.MP Roman Khudyakov: Foreign Legion have contract soldiers from 136 nations, not a single French citizen has to die in a war. Why should our soldiers die? We must answer modern day challenges of global security or terrorism.”
President Obama: Federal Communications Commission should “implement the strongest possible rules to protect net neutrality.” No service should be stuck in a 'slow lane' because it does not pay a fee. That kind of gatekeeping would undermine the level playing field essential to the Internet’s growth."
Brain signals transmitted via the internet from one person to another have enabled two people to play a computer game by telepathy – with only one person seeing it and controlling the other’s hand movements in an experiment by US researchers.
3-billion-dollar deal financed by Saudi Arabia, would involve combat and transport helicopters, armored vehicles, anti-tank missiles and heavy artillery. French Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius: will contribute to strengthen Lebanese army, which guarantees the unity and stability of Lebanon,”
Venezuela closed its borders with Colombia, deployed thousands of troops to fight smuggling of cut-rate gasoline and other products into the country. Estimates smugglers sneak 40 percent of the country’s basic commodities into Colombia, inflicting 3.7 billion in damage on Venezuelan economy annually.
The Indian army has successfully test-fired its medium-range nuclear-capable Agni-II (Fire-II) missile with a range of more than 2,000 kilometers (1,242 miles).
United Nations has tasked a five-member panel with investigating Israeli attacks on UN shelters during Tel Aviv’s deadly summer war on the Gaza Strip. The panel was appointed by UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon, called the three cases of Israel’s shelling of UN-run schools as a "moral outrage."
Clashes have erupted in Germany between left-wing activists and the supporters of far-right ideologies as thousands of people celebrated the 25th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall.
At least twenty people have been killed in the latest round of clashes between Houthi movement’s Ansarullah fighters and al-Qaeda-linked militants in Yemen’s central province of Bayda.
James Petras, Bartle Professor (Emeritus) of sociology at Binghamton University, New York: United States backing new offensive in Kiev supporting its “puppet regime” in Ukraine trying to push pro-Russian forces out of the struggle. Origins was a military civilian coup which overthrew the elected government; organized fraudulent one-sided elections.”
Researchers at Loyola University Chicago found a surprising health benefit; a natural solution for preventing brain inflammation and cell death that cause dementia, other neurological diseases including Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s. A fatty acid known as DHA, an omega-3 fatty acid. DHA found in fish oil.
Beijing says it will spend $40 billion to revive the historic Silk Road and connect China with Central Asia, the Middle East and Europe. Chinese President Xi Jinping said the ambitious project is designed to “break the connectivity bottleneck” in Asia. It will also secure the supply of Uranium and rare metals from Asia.
Exercise involving the Army, Navy, Air Force and Marine Corps “will focus on ways to establish supreme military defense capabilities against (North Korea’s) possible regional provocations and all-out war, 330,000 military servicemen are taking part in the drill.
Alan Greenspan: if China converted only a “relatively modest part of its $4 trillion foreign exchange reserves into gold, the country’s currency could take on unexpected strength in today’s international financial system.”China boosted its gold reserves by 454 tonnes over the previous five years.
UFO activity occasionally transcends surveillance, involves direct and interference with strategic weapons systems. Numerous cases include reports of mysterious malfunctions of large numbers of nuclear missiles as one or more UFOs hovered nearby.” (Declassified Soviet Ministry of Defense documents confirm that such incidents also occurred in the former USSR.)
An indigenous court in western Colombia has convicted seven left-wing Farc guerrillas over the murder of two leaders of the Nasa tribe. Five were sentenced to between 40 and 60 years in jail, two others will receive 20 lashes.
The algae virus, never before observed in healthy people, was found to affect cognitive functions including visual processing and spatial awareness. Scientists at Johns Hopkins Medical School and University of Nebraska stumbled upon the discovery when undertaking an unrelated study into throat microbes.
U.S. Postal Service says it's the victim of a cyberattack, information about employees, including Social Security numbers may have been compromised. Personal information that may have been obtained includes employees' names, dates of birth, Social Security numbers, addresses, other information.
FBI released its Uniform Crime Report for 2013, finds one marijuana possession arrest occurred per minute last year, total of 609,423 arrests in 2013. America spends $3.6 billion per year on these arrests. Police spent more time and resources arresting people for drugs than they did arresting rapists, murderers, pedophiles, or any other offense. Of those drug arrests, marijuana possession comprised the majority.
Residents of the Russian capital Moscow urged by emergencies ministry to stay indoors because of a noxious gas spreading through the city. The source of the gas is unclear, no accidents reported at any of Moscow's chemical factories. Gas was hydrogen sulphide, can be highly toxic, smells like rotten eggs.
Israel has plans to take 3,176 acres of Palestinian land around a West Bank village near central Jerusalem, according to residents of the village who were handed orders signed by the head of IDF Central Command, Ma’an news agency reports.
Thousands of protesters have attacked a government building in Mexico’s Guerrero State amid popular anger against the apparent killing of over 40 college students in September.
Reports say five "nuclear engineers" have been assassinated by unknown assailants near a research center in the north part of the Syrian capital. All of them were shot dead when their bus was ambushed on the way to the research center.
The United States and its Arab allies have launched new air raids against ISIL positions in Syria, with at least one airstrike hitting an oil field controlled by the militants.
A vast majority of people in Catalonia have voted for secession in the region’s referendum for independence amid oppositions from the Spanish government.
Israeli forces have raised the alert level across the occupied territories as Palestinians continue protests over the killing of a young man. Israel claims the man was shot on Saturday during an arrest raid, but a video released after the incident shows an Israeli soldier getting out of his car and shooting at Hamdan.
10,000 demonstrators participated in the Sunday rally, demanding the resignation of Ildikó Vida, the head of Hungary's tax collection agency, and some of her colleagues who have been accused of corruption.
President Vladimir Putin and Chinese leader Xi Jinping have signed a memorandum of understanding on the so-called “western” gas supplies route to China. The agreement paves the way for a contract that would make China the biggest consumer of Russian gas.
Russia's president Vladimir Putin has given his Chinese counterpart Xi Jinping a Russian-developed world's first dual-screen smartphone. The smartphone includes a data protection system, developed by Russian engineers, which makes the phone "unique" in regard of safety levels,
negative health impacts Splenda can have on people: alter the healthy micro-flora of the gut making it more difficult for your immune system to work as it should while fueling gastro-intestinal diseases, may alter genes, causes obesity, shrinks the thymus gland by up to 40%.
ISLAMABAD: Refuting President Obama’s claim that a US Navy SEALs team had killed Osama bin Laden in Abbottabad on May 2, 2011, former US Assistant Secretary of Treasury Department, Paul Craig Roberts, has claimed that bin Laden had died due to renal failure a decade earlier in December 2001
The keeper of these bees, Dave Schuit, who produces honey, reported that he lost over 600 hives – around 37 million bees. “Once the corn started to get planted our bees died by the millions.” US scientists have found 121 different pesticides in samples of bees, wax and pollen.
Wisconsin could have one of the nation’s most sweeping drug-testing requirements for those receiving public benefits if the proposal by Gov. Scott Walker to test those who apply for unemployment checks and food stamps becomes law.
The US and the European Union have expressed concern at reports of a build-up of separatist reinforcements in eastern Ukraine. Shelling around the city of Donetsk on Sunday followed an intense overnight artillery bombardment, shaking an already fragile ceasefire. Monitors and journalists reported unmarked convoys of heavy weapons, tanks and fighters close to the city.
Japanese government planning to burn and store its waste on two sites in Futaba and Okuma for those highly radioactive, in Tomiaka for those weakly radioactive (8,000 Bq / kg). The most active ash (100,000 Bq / kg) will be trapped in concrete and stored for thirty years. Then moved to a final repository to be stored there for more than two centuries and a half.
A former British defense secretary has slammed the UK’s arms sales to Israel, Saudi Arabia and Bahrain, saying they are using British weapons to suppress civilians. According to recent figures, the British government sold over 95 million dollars (60 million pounds) worth of arms to these countries in 2014.
Shift is expected in the way workplaces operate over the next 15 years, making nearly 50 per cent of occupations existing today redundant by 2025. Artificial intelligence will transform businesses and the work people do. Process work, customer work and vast swathes of middle management will disappear.
Department of Agriculture: A potato genetically engineered to reduce amounts of potentially harmful ingredient in fries and potato chips approved for commercial planting. The potato’s DNA altered so less of a chemical called acrylamide suspected of causing cancer in people, is produced when potato is fried.
Earthquakes have rumbled under northwestern Nevada like a seismic drumroll since midsummer, and in recent days, they have built to a crescendo. Seismologists refer to such quakes as swarms, U.S. Geological Survey detected them regularly. They can produce thousands of small tremors. In September, 500 miniquakes struck southeastern California in two days. largest magnitude 3.8.
Gwent Police accidentally sprayed class of four and five year olds with pepper spray at school in Wales during botched weapons demonstration. The weapons were accidentally deployed during visit from officers to Ysgol Gymraeg Gilfach Fargoed, in Bargoed, Caerphilly, while giving a lesson on police equipment.
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