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World War 3 threat: China fighter jets enter NO entry zone between North Korea and South

The Chinese warplanes included two bombers, two fighter jets and a reconnaissance plane an official confirmed. The jets were detected infringing on the Korean Air Defence Identification Zone (KADIZ), a disputed territory from the southwest of Ieo Island, at around 10am.  And according to Seoul’s chief of staff, they did not leave the zone until 1.47pm. A statement said: ”Our military confirmed that they are military planes of China through the Air Force’s Master Control and Reporting Centre.” South Korea’s fighters took “normal tactical measures” until the Chinese planes left,…

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Feds reportedly spent $22M on mysterious UFO program – CNET

Funding for the program came largely at the request of Harry Reid, a former Democratic senator from Nevada, who has had a long-held interest in space phenomena, according to the New York Times. Bill Clark/Roll Call The US government apparently suspected the truth was out there after all. The federal government spent about $22 million funding a covert Pentagon project that investigated reports of unidentified flying objects, The New York Times reported Saturday. Even though the Department of Defense decided to defund the Advanced Aerospace Threat Identification Program in 2012,…

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Guatemala’s trans indigenous beauty pageant is about more than just a pretty face

Get breaking news alerts and special reports. The news and stories that matter, delivered weekday mornings. SUBSCRIBE Aquetzali B’e Noj, a 26-year-old drag queen from Huehuetenango, Guatemala, wears a long skirt and a woven huipil, a blouse typical in Guatemala’s indigenous communities. For her, drag is a way to express her identity. Being indigenous, or native Guatemalan, is a major part of that. “I choose to wear my typical indigenous clothing when in drag to show that it’s not bad to do so. I’m not doing it to make fun…

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Xbox One news: Final Backwards Compatibility 2017 and Games with Gold December

The final Xbox One Backwards Compatibility games have been released by Microsoft in 2017. More are still coming next year, however, Microsoft have confirmed that there will be no new titles arriving this week. Xbox’s Major Nelson himself has confirmed that no more announcements are being planned for December, although more will arrive in 2018. The team in charge of putting together these projects are off on their holidays, although fans can still add new Xbox 360 titles to their libraries through Games with Gold. The final titles to be…

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Alexander Armstrong celebrates release of In A Winter Light with his top 10 vinyl albums

GETTY Alexander Armstrong reveals his top 10 vinyl records On his newly released In A Winter Light, the 47-year-old presenter of quiz show Pointless covers everything from Fleet Foxes’ 2008 White Water Hymnal to There Is No Rose Of Such Virtue, which, he says “is about as old as English church music gets – it’s virtually pagan! We’ve got some lovely old kitsch on there as well”. The variety of Yuletide sounds reflects Alexander’s restless ear for great music. But he admits that he gave away his original collection of…

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Star Wars: The Last Jedi review, Star Wars’ most unpredictable film yet (SPOILERS)

LUCASFILM Star Wars: The Last Jedi takes a completely new direction, but it works wonders The franchise’s excellent eighth “episode” is the most unpredictable yet. Writer and director Rian Johnson offers twists, red herrings, shock deaths and one very unexpected resurrection. After the fun but very familiar The Force Awakens, a much-needed element of surprise has been returned to the galaxy far, far away. The biggest shock is Skywalker (Mark Hamill) himself. When Harrison Ford returned to the franchise two years ago, his mission was to supply retro thrills to…

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Puccini’s La Bohème opera: Sensitively portrayed, well-focused with light-hearted comedy

The story is pared to the bone, with four singers taking the roles of the two central couples, Mimi and Rodolfo (renamed Ralph) and Musetta and Marcello (renamed Mark). The characters are recognisably Generation Rent, living on their mobiles and takeaway meals, and the setting is Dalston, East London, during Christmas. One pivotal change is that Mimi is no longer suffering from tuberculosis but from heroin addiction. This is sensitively portrayed, unlike Benedict Andrews’s crass update of La Bohème at the Coliseum two years ago. Lizzie Holmes, the Mimi in…

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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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Vive Tracker review – CNET

In VR, anything can be anything. Your game controller can turn into a gun, an arm or a bubble-blowing space machine. So, what’s the point of wielding a realistic-looking gun or ping-pong paddle in real life? I’m not sure I have a good answer to that question. Nevertheless, HTC’s Vive Tracker, a little trackable set of wireless pucks for VR if you already own an HTC Vive, aim to do exactly that. Vive Tracker costs $99 (£100, AU$169) or it comes in a few US bundles with an accessory (a…

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Is Star Wars science fiction? ‘The Last Jedi’ settles this age-old argument.

Get the THINK newsletter. SUBSCRIBE “The Last Jedi” is set in large part in a green, mountainous landscape inhabited by Luke Skywalker (Mark Hamill) — an old, grizzled dude with flowing robes and mysterious powers. The plot involves talk of royal bloodlines, astral projection, swords that choose their wielders, and an epic battle between light and a twisted, all-seeing Sauron-like darkness. The film also includes cute Disney-like snow cats and owl-critters, and it opens with the words, “A long time ago in a galaxy far, far away,” which sure sounds…

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