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‘Nuke Mars’: Elon Musk sets Twitter on fire with interplanetary declaration of war

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Serial entrepreneur and part-time meme enthusiast Elon Musk has once again whipped the internet commentariat into a frenzy, this time with a simple, two-word proposition on Twitter: “Nuke Mars!” The idea isn’t necessarily new, Musk has discussed using thermonuclear weapons to ‘nuke’ the Red Planet’s poles to assist in terraforming the planet for future human Read More

Farmers get 2-3 years in jail for smuggling PIG SEMEN in shampoo bottles

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Two pig farmers are facing years in jail for sneaking Danish pig semen into Western Australia in shampoo bottles on a mission to create an ultra-fertile “super sow” and take the pork industry by storm. Torben Soerensen and Henning Laue smuggled semen from Danish boars into their Pinjarra, Western Australia piggery 22 times between 2009 Read More

‘Can’t imagine why’: Trump has no idea why anyone would relate Hong Kong protests to US meddling

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For the life of him, US President Donald Trump can’t explain why critics would associate Washington with Hong Kong’s unrest, expressing bewilderment in a tweet just before sounding the alarm about a Chinese invasion of the city. In a tweet on Tuesday afternoon, the president observed: “Many are blaming me, and the United States, for Read More

‘World is watching’: US reaction points to Hong Kong as a ‘color revolution’

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If the iconography and tone of Hong Kong protests and the support from US diplomats weren’t enough, Washington’s words of concern sure seem to suggest that the months-long demonstrations amount to a ‘color revolution.’ On Monday, the Trump administration urged “all sides to refrain from violence.” While carefully paying lip service to Hong Kong being Read More

Fearing mass settler intrusion in Jerusalem, Palestine groups say ‘LOCK’ mosques for Eid al-Adha

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As tension mounts over recent Israeli settler ‘visits’ to the Al-Aqsa Mosque, Palestinian religious groups have called for Muslims to converge on the holy site to bar entry to settlers during the Eid al-Adha holiday. Following a controversial Israeli decision in June to allow Jewish settlers to enter the Al-Aqsa complex during the last 10 Read More

Hong Kong activist goes on defensive after being photographed with US consulate official

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A Hong Kong activist who has played an active role in the ongoing anti-Beijing protests has raised suspicions after being photographed meeting with a senior official from the US consulate. Joshua Wong Chi-fung, the secretary-general of pro-democracy party Demosisto, told the Hong Kong Standard that there was nothing sinister behind his recent meeting with Julie Read More

Trump visit to El Paso to be met with protests

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By Cordelia Lynch, US correspondent, in El Paso Donald Trump visits El Paso today – and it won’t be an easy trip for the president or for the people of this border city. As the US leader, he is expected to honour the dead and console their families. But some of them have made clear Read More

JPMorgan in pole position to lead WeWork IPO after debt offering -sources

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NEW YORK (Reuters) – WeWork owner The We Company has tapped JPMorgan Chase & Co (JPM.N) to head an upcoming debt offering, putting the bank in pole position to lead a planned initial public offering (IPO) later this year, people familiar with the matter said. FILE PHOTO: The WeWork logo is displayed on the entrance Read More

‘We’re not slaves’: New doc explores Black Vest protests for migrant workers’ rights in France

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A new documentary by the Redfish media group follows the Black Vests, a growing protest movement among migrant workers from Africa who fight for labor rights in France. Hundreds of migrant activists occupied Charles de Gaulle Airport near Paris and the HQ of one of the world’s largest catering companies. They then staged a sit-in inside Read More

JPMorgan in pole position to lead WeWork IPO after debt offering: sources

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NEW YORK (Reuters) – WeWork owner The We Company has tapped JPMorgan Chase & Co to head an upcoming debt offering, putting the bank in pole position to lead a planned initial public offering (IPO) later this year, people familiar with the matter said. FILE PHOTO: The WeWork logo is displayed on the entrance of Read More