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Hong Kong police fire rubber bullets as extradition bill protests turn to chaos

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HONG KONG (Reuters) – Hong Kong police fired rubber bullets and tear gas at demonstrators who threw plastic bottles on Wednesday as protests against an extradition bill that would allow people to be sent to mainland China for trial descended into violent chaos. Tens of thousands of protesters had gathered peacefully outside the Chinese-ruled city’s Read More

Fake news? ‘Executed’ North Korean seems to resurface alive, another shows up at concert

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A report that several North Korean officials were executed over February’s failed summit between Kim Jong-un and US President Donald Trump had spread like wildfire in Western media – but at least one seems to have turned up alive. South Korean newspaper Chosun Ilbo reported last week that nuclear envoy Kim Hyok-chol had been executed Read More

Fake news? ‘Executed’ North Korean official still alive, another shows up at concert

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A report that several North Korean officials were executed over the failed February summit between Kim Jong-un and US President Donald Trump in Hanoi had spread like wildfire in Western media, until one of them turned up alive. South Korean newspaper Chosun Ilbo reported last week that nuclear envoy Kim Hyok-chol had been executed and Read More

6 dead, 200 injured as Indonesia gripped by post-election riots (VIDEOS, PHOTOS)

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Jakarta has descended into violent chaos with angry mobs torching cars and firing missiles and Molotov cocktails at police in post-election skirmishes. So far, six people have been confirmed dead and a further 200 injured. A reportedly 50,000-strong security force used tear gas and water cannon to quell torrents of rocks, Molotov cocktails and other Read More

Cheap ‘shots’ & attacks at light speed: Why laser weaponry is a trend for 21st century

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Lasers are commonly seen as a ‘weapon of the future’ – and that future is already here as they are making it into the military. Laser systems have unique properties, opening new ways of waging warfare, RT’s military analyst says. Laser weaponry “will largely define” the combat potential of the Russian armed forces “throughout the Read More

What it’s like to fire the 30mm cannon that arms the Stryker armored vehicle

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The 30mm cannon (Kris Osborn) It looked like streaming balls of fire lighting up the air, accompanied by a very loud noise, smoke and the sight of a large fiery explosion on the other side of a desert canyon. The backward thrust was very powerful, throwing me back what felt like several feet. All this Read More

Students lob Molotov cocktails at riot cops as Colombia anti-govt protests turn violent (VIDEOS)

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Published time: 10 May, 2019 14:20 Edited time: 10 May, 2019 14:39 Fierce clashes broke out on the streets of Bogota, Colombia between student protesters armed with Molotov cocktails and police in armored vehicles deploying water cannon. Violence erupted outside The National Pedagogic University as anti-government protests over education and state pension cuts proposed by Read More

Guaido blames coup backers for ‘failing to follow through’ in Venezuela

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US-backed Venezuelan opposition leader Juan Guaido blames “people who failed to follow through” for the demise of last week’s attempt to overthrow President Nicolas Maduro’s government – but believes there’s still hope. “There were people who failed to follow through,” Guaido told AFP on Monday, but “it doesn’t mean that they won’t do it soon.” Read More

Paris May Day riots: Protesters demand Macron resignation

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By Diana Magnay, Moscow correspondent The May Day medley of Gilets Jaunes, trade unionists and the radical left black bloc was always going to be messy. With 7,400 riot police out in Paris and plenty in the crowds up for a fight, today’s demonstrators had brought goggles and gas masks as well as their trademark Read More