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YouTube removes videos celebrating New Zealand attacks

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By Alexander J Martin, technology reporter YouTube videos celebrating the New Zealand mosque shootings are easily avoiding the platform’s moderation efforts, despite a general clampdown across social media platforms. Sky News identified videos made in support of the killings, including one which recreates the attack in the children’s game Minecraft alongside others that splice the Read More

Indian Navy deploys aircraft carrier & nuclear subs to deter ‘misadventures’ by Pakistan

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Dozens of Indian warships, including an aircraft carrier and nuclear-powered submarines, left a massive maritime exercise and were deployed amid simmering tensions with Pakistan, the Navy has confirmed. INS ‘Vikramaditya,’ a Russian-built aircraft carrier, and a number of nuclear submarines have set sail along with other vessels and aircraft, according to a statement by the Read More

Mosque massacre suspect Tarrant fires lawyer, wants to represent himself in court

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Brenton Tarrant, a suspect behind the massacre of 50 people in two New Zealand mosques, has fired his court-appointed lawyer and wants to defend himself amid concerns he might use the high-profile trial to promote his beliefs. Tarrant, a 28-year-old Australian charged with murder in the brutal attack on two Christchurch mosques, has sacked his Read More

‘He wasn’t representing Ireland’: Irish PM upstaged by Conor McGregor at Chicago St Patrick’s parade

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PR-obsessed Irish PM Leo Varadkar was left squirming after leading Chicago’s St. Patrick’s Day parade alongside recently-arrested UFC bad boy Conor McGregor. Varadkar claimed McGregor “wasn’t representing Ireland.” Varadkar led the massive, three-hour parade through the streets of the Windy City on Saturday, as part of his annual four-day trip to the US as Taoiseach Read More

This is what the end of the so-called IS caliphate looks like

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By Alex Rossi, Middle East correspondent US-backed Syrian fighters say a “large number” of Islamic State militants and their families are surrendering a day after intense fighting in the only area the extremists still hold in eastern Syria. Sky News Middle East correspondent Alex Rossi watched as they retreated: They escape in their hundreds, each Read More

‘Influencing human behavior’: UK MoD-funded psychological research project leaked

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The UK Defense Ministry is actively looking for a contractor for its new psychological research, which is allegedly aimed at boosting troops’ performance and well-being. Some details of the project are quite unnerving, though. The ministry’s agency known as the Defense Science and Technology Laboratory (DSTL) has been seeking contributions from specialists in the fields Read More

Spy chief warns over Russian meddling in EU elections

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The Kremlin will “very likely” try to intervene in European parliamentary elections this May to help pro-Russia and anti-EU politicians win seats, Estonia’s equivalent of MI6 has warned. The Estonian Foreign Intelligence Service said President Putin’s goal is to undermine unity with the European Union “by sowing disorder and disbelief” within and between the 28 Read More

Anne Frank Center slammed for ‘comparing’ returning ISIS fighters to Jews fleeing Nazi Germany

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The Anne Frank Center has waded into the debate around ISIS terrorists returning to Germany with an unlikely take, seemingly implying that they deserve the same rights as Jews persecuted by the Nazis. A tweetstorm ensued. The German government announced plans to strip some Islamic State (IS, formerly ISIS or ISIL) fighters returning to Germany Read More