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‘LAPDOG’ Macron – Iran in blistering attack on French President over Donald Trump alliance

FRANCE’s Emmanuel Macron has been slammed as Donald Trump’s “lapdog” and criticised for losing international credibility in a bitter attack from Iran. Mr Macron, who has made it his mission to be a reformer on the international stage, was criticised by a top adviser to Iran’s supreme leader after Paris advocated for stronger sanctions against the Middle Eastern country. Iran has allegedly run a number of ballistic missile test over recent months that have angered the French President. Trump has been critical of Iranian Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei and…

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Rohingya refugees tell harrowing tales of rape

Aerlyn Pfeil knows about rape. She’s worked with victims of sexual violence in South Sudan, Somalia and Papua New Guinea. But Pfeil has never seen anything like the sexual abuse victims in the Rohingya refugee camps in Bangladesh. “I’ve never had a population talk so freely about the assault that they were experiencing,” said Pfeil, a midwife who is on the board of Medecins Sans Frontieres/Doctors Without Borders-USA. Rohingya refugees wait for cooked food to be distributed at Tengkhali camp near Cox’s Bazar, Bangladesh. Damir Sagolj / Reuters file “I…

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Pentagon admits it had a UFO program, claims it ended in 2012

WASHINGTON — The Pentagon said on Saturday that its long-secret UFO investigation program ended in 2012, when U.S. defense officials shifted attention and funding to other priorities. But as to whether the Advanced Aviation Threat Identification Program has continued to investigate UFO sightings since its funding ended five years ago could rank as an unexplained phenomenon. This is a road sign indicating where Alien Parking is, This is the original UFO crash site in Roswell, There are small UFOs on the sign with a large arrow pointing to the right….

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WATCH: US nuclear tests show what END OF THE WORLD could look like if WW3 broke out

GETTY Between 1945 and 1962 the US conducted more than 1,054 nuclear arms tests [embedded content] Between 1945 and 1962 the US conducted more than 1,054 nuclear arms tests. Around 210 of these blasts were atmospheric nuclear tests over remote sites in New Mexico, Nevada, and both the Pacific and Atlantic Oceans. At least 10,000 recordings were captured, however, over time some of these have been left to slowly decay in high-security vaults. Dr Gregg Spriggs and his team of researchers have spent five years restoring 6,500 videos in an…

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Does Pentagon still have a UFO program? The answer is a bit mysterious

The Pentagon is shown with the Air Force Memorial in the foreground in Arlington, Virginia, U.S., September 11, 2017. REUTERS/Joshua Roberts More WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The Pentagon acknowledged on Saturday that its long-secret UFO investigation program ended in 2012, when U.S. defense officials shifted attention and funding to other priorities. But as to whether the Advanced Aviation Threat Identification Program has continued to investigate UFO sightings since its funding ended five years ago could rank as an unexplained phenomenon. The New York Times reported on Saturday that the hush-hush program,…

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Could Russia cut off internet to NATO countries?

LONDON — Russia could try to sever global underwater communications cables, potentially triggering catastrophic repercussions for the economy and way of life in the West, the head of Britain’s military has warned. The vast majority of global internet and telephone traffic relied on by Western governments, economies and civilians is carried by cables that crisscross the world’s seabeds, according to analysts. NATO has prioritized missions to protect these undersea lines of communication and is working “to match and understand Russian fleet modernization,” Chief Marshall Stuart Peach told the Royal United…

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Ancient mammoth skeleton sells for $645,000

The most intact woolly mammoth skeleton ever found was sold Saturday at a mammoth price — about $645,000. The prehistoric set of bones were discovered in Siberia about a decade ago by a professional hunter and has an estimated value of $530,000, said France-based auctioneer Claude Aguttes. The hunter had preserved the remains in his home, the BBC reported. Mammoth remains are frequently found in Siberia and Russia’s northern regions. A whole mammoth skeleton of the species “Mammuthus primigenius” or “woolly mammoth”, Lyon, France on Nov. 17, 2017. It is…

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Canadian police probe ‘suspicious’ deaths of billionaire couple

TORONTO — Canadian police said they were investigating the mysterious deaths of Barry Sherman, founder of Canadian pharmaceutical firm Apotex Inc, and his wife, Honey, one of the nation’s wealthiest couples whose bodies were found in their mansion on Friday. Police said they learned of the deaths after responding to a midday medical call at the Shermans’ home in an affluent section of northeast Toronto. Two bodies covered in blankets were removed from the home and loaded into an unmarked van on Friday evening. “The circumstances of their death appear…

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5 years after Sandy Hook, gun control groups still looking for big win

In the months after the 2012 Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting, a number of gun violence prevention groups sprung into existence, vowing to fight for stronger gun control measures. But five years after the devastating massacre in Newtown, Connecticut, the body count from mass shootings has only risen, and there has been no federal legislation passed that would tighten gun control laws and background checks. Organizations like Everytown for Gun Safety, the Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence and Giffords have seen multiple rounds of consolidation, staff turnover and a…

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Lawyer says NBC failing to protect privacy of Lauer accuser

A lawyer for a woman who accused former “Today” anchor Matt Lauer of sexual misconduct said Friday that NBC was failing to protect the woman’s privacy. “NBC has a duty to maintain confidentiality,” the lawyer, Ari Wilkenfeld told Stephanie Gosk in an interview on “Today” Friday morning. “That means to maintain secrecy over her name and to hold to themselves the details of her story. They have not done a good job of doing that. They know exactly what they have done. And they need to stop.” But Wilkenfeld revealed…

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