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Hong Kong teachers march against police brutality

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Thousands of protesters are marching through the streets of Hong Kong for a tenth week, demanding democratic reforms and a halt to police brutality. In the first of three protests planned for today, black-clad teachers gathered in a public square in the city’s central district, before marching toward the home of chief executive Carrie Lam. Read More

Kashmir is ‘definitely a nuclear flashpoint,’ Pakistan Armed Forces spokesman warns

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Tensions between Pakistan and India over the disputed territory of Kashmir could spark a nuclear conflict, Pakistan’s military spokesman said. The warning comes amid reports of more fighting along the Line of Control between them. “Kashmir is definitely a nuclear flashpoint,” Major General Asif Ghafoor, chief spokesperson of the Pakistan Armed Forces, said on Saturday. Read More

Nuke hashtags? Elon Musk takes aim at social media ‘abomination’

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Hashtags may still reign supreme on social media platforms such as Instagram and Twitter but a scathing interjection from none other than tech entrepreneur Elon Musk just might undermine their hegemony. The business magnate blasted the rampant tags on Twitter on Saturday, simply declaring: “Hashtags are an abomination.” The message obviously struck a chord with Read More

Doomed comet’s fiery death caught on VIDEO as it plunges into the Sun

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An ill-fated comet’s death-plunge into the fiery surface of the Sun has been captured on video by the Solar and Heliospheric Observatory (SOHO) space telescope. In the stunning footage, the ‘Kreutz sungrazer’ comet can be seen diving directly into the Sun as it goes out in a blaze of glory on Thursday. A number of Read More

400 holidaymakers evacuated as tourist ferry STRIKES ROCKS en route from Ibiza

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A Spanish ferry packed with hundreds of tourists and their cars has run aground on her way from Ibiza and Majorca, setting off a dramatic rescue effort throughout the night by coast guard and other emergency services. Pinar del Rio, a fast ferry operated by Balearia, ran aground near Benidorm in southeastern Spain, the company Read More

US slashes Pakistan’s aid by $440mn amid Kashmir tensions

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The United States has cut Pakistan’s foreign aid by $440 million, according to reports, sending mixed signals as Donald Trump seeks mediation between New Delhi and Islamabad over the crisis in Kashmir. The aid reduction means that Pakistan will receive $4.1 billion, slightly over half of the total amount promised by Washington nine years ago, Read More

‘Just fake news’: Huawei VP rejects WSJ report of employees spying on African politicians

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Huawei has never engaged in hacking activities, the company’s vice president of strategy, Andrew Williamson, told RT after a report claimed its technicians helped African governments to snoop on political opponents. RT America’s Sara Montes de Oca spoke with Williamson after traveling to the telecommunication giant’s headquarters in Shenzhen, China. The Wall Street Journal reported Read More

Russian satellites may soon become INVISIBLE from Earth

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Russia’s space agency claims to have found an unconventional way of equipping its satellites with stealth features, effectively making them hard to spot from Earth. A special wrap may be the solution, they say. Roscosmos has invented top-notch technology which involves covering satellites with a unique air-bubble wrap that scatters light, Russian media reported. The Read More

Japan may offer its Fukushima robots to US for denuclearization of North Korea – report

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Japan has offered the US its best nuclear-cleanup robots – designed for Fukushima – for use in dismantling North Korea’s nuclear facilities, hoping to remain in the loop as Washington and Pyongyang talk denuclearization. The remote-controlled robots are being developed to remove melted fuel debris from the reactors in Fukushima, and must be able to Read More

US unseals warrant to seize Iranian ‘Grace 1’ tanker released in Gibraltar

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The US has ordered the seizure of newly freed Iranian oil tanker ‘Grace 1,’ charging the ship with illegally using the US financial system to sell oil to Syria to support the IRGC after Gibraltar released the vessel. The Justice Department has unsealed a warrant ordering the seizure and forfeiture of the Iranian tanker, all Read More