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Russia launched ‘full-scale war’ simulation against Nato, commander claims

General Riho Terras said the Zapad (or ‘West’) exercises that were held last year were used to simulate a large-scale conflict with the US-led alliance as well as to show off Russia’s ability to deploy a large amount of troops at short notice in the event of an outbreak of conflict. The exercises, which were held in Belarus and the Baltic Sea as well as Kaliningrad between 14-20 September last year, took place to test the response to an attack from militants, according to Russia’ defence ministry. But Mr Terras…

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Technology 

Myteepi watches over your home, even without power or Wi-Fi – CNET

The Myteepi Woody, from Ingenious Things. Ingenious Things Filling your smart home with sensors capable of collecting environmental data makes plenty of sense, and the Myteepi Woody, a sensor-packed gadget from French startup Ingenious Things wants the job. Formed from wood and shaped like the triangular lean-to implied by the name, the Woody offers all-in-one monitoring for temperature, humidity and motion, and it’ll keep an ear out for the sound of alarms, too.  Its makers at Ingenious Things tell us it’ll launch in Europe and the United States following a…

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Cancer-stricken Briton jailed in Dubai for carrying ‘too many pills’ is freed

Maritime security officer Perry Coppins, 61, was arrested on November 1 after a customs official thought he had taken illegal amounts of his prescription medication into the country, according to the campaign group Detained in Dubai (DiD).  The father of three from Nottingham was carrying his medicine, which is legal in the United Arab Emirates with a prescription.  Mr Coppins was jailed for five weeks despite explaining he needed enough of his medication to last him for a six-month voyage, according to DiD.  DiD said Mr Coppins’ passport had now…

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Entertainment 

PUBG news: Big Xbox One update, Battlegrounds PS4 release date

New PUBG Xbox One updates will be coming soon but there’s one that could prove very popular with fans. Bluehole Inc. have confirmed that they hope to create a cohesive crossplay environment for the game, essentially meaning Xbox and PC players. While this might seem a long way off, there are a few updates along the way that could help with that transition. PlayerUnknown himself – Brendan Greene – has confirmed that Cross platform games are still in mind, although there will be hurdles. Both Greene and Microsoft have talked…

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Philippe Coutinho says “it’s a dream come true” in first ever Barcelona video – watch

The former Liverpool star says “it’s a dream come true” to move to the Nou Camp after securing the £142million switch yesterday. He also told Barcelona supporters that he looks forward to seeing them at his unveiling tomorrow. Coutinho will also hold a press conference where he will speak to the world’s media. But he gave fans a brief message ahead of the big day. “Hi Barca fans, I’m already here,” Coutinho said on Barcelona’s Instagram account. “It’s a dream come true. “I hope to see you tomorrow.” Coutinho was…

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Onelink Safe & Sound by First Alert Release Date, Price and Specs – CNET

First Alert It might look like you’re uttering a prayer, but the Onelink Safe & Sound invites you to give a voice command to your ceiling. The newest smart smoke detector from First Alert is on display at CES in Las Vegas, and it has an awesome new feature — built-in Alexa voice services. The Onelink Safe & Sound combines a smart smoke and CO detector with an Alexa-enabled smart speaker. Alexa is Amazon’s digital assistant popularized by the Amazon Echo. Thanks to Alexa, you’ll be able ask this smoke…

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Willie Mullins ponders direct journey to Cheltenham for Next Destination

Next Destination could head straight to the Cheltenham Festival following a workmanlike victory in the Lawlor’s of Naas Novice Hurdle. The Willie Mullins‑trained six-year-old looked the real deal on his two other starts over hurdles and was a prohibitively priced 8-15 favourite to complete his hat-trick in the Grade One over two and a half miles. It was not entirely plain-sailing for Next Destination but he impressed in the jumping department and knuckled down after the final flight under Paul Townend to see off Cracking Smart by a length. Mullins,…

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Mourinho v Conte: an unseemly spat that reflects badly on both managers

Antonio Conte had spent his afternoon supervising an unsatisfactory goalless draw with Norwich City but the frustration of watching Chelsea’s squad players labour was nothing compared with the other feelings dammed up inside. An hour after the final whistle he let it all out in the Carrow Road press room and, by the time he had finished, nobody among the cluster of agog onlookers could doubt the force of his animosity towards José Mourinho. When he finally took his leave after labelling Mourinho a “little man” and a “fake”, the…

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Judge aims to referee fight over Charles Manson’s remains

SACRAMENTO, Calif. — The fight over the body and possessions of apocalyptic cult leader Charles Manson has fragmented into at least three camps competing over an estate that could cash in on songs he wrote that were used by The Beach Boys and Guns N’ Roses. Manson, 83, died in November nearly a half-century after he orchestrated the 1969 killings of pregnant actress Sharon Tate and eight other people. A Los Angeles Superior Court judge on Monday will try to sort out at least two conflicting wills and claims by…

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Golden Globes 2018 Call Me By Your Name: WHO is Timothee Chalamet? Oscars hot favourite

He is only 22 but about to become a huge star when the Goden Globes shines a light on his extraordinary talent tonight. As well as the lead in two of this season’s most nominated movies, he has another heavyweight role lined up for 2018 which is already looking set to bring in another round of awards attention. Chalamet has also been hand-picked by Woody Allen to headline his next all-star romantic comedy later this year. Not bad for an American-French kid who wanted to be a footballer. WHO IS…

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