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25 Brits confirmed dead in Syria, as conflict claims another UK citizen
Another Briton has been killed fighting in Syria, months after his brother died in the conflict, reports from the Press Association claim.

28.10.2014 10:56

Hand-held device detects liquid bombs in 5 seconds
A Japanese research team has developed a bomb-detection device that can quickly determine if liquid inside a container is explosive or flammable. Once the device is manufactured, it could rapidly speed up baggage inspections at busy airports.

28.10.2014 03:28

Poland to move thousands of troops to border with Ukraine
Warsaw has decided to relocate troops from the west of the country towards its eastern border due to “the biggest security crisis since the Cold War.” It is a major realignment of the military structure, Poland’s defense minister told the AP.

27.10.2014 16:09

The tragedy of Afghanistan: UK troops withdraw, what’s left behind?
As British military forces finally leave Afghanistan after 13 years of conflict, which left 453 British troops dead and 3,000 wounded, the curtain comes down on one of the most futile, incompetent, and inglorious conflicts fought in recent history.

27.10.2014 11:16

Prove it! British govt to enforce age checks for porn, weapons sites
All adult websites falling under UK jurisdiction, including those selling guns, will be expected to verify if visitors are over 18, under new plans being compiled by the government.

26.10.2014 17:26

​Kurdish, Iraqi troops up ante in fight against ISIS as US-led airstrikes continue
Iraqi and Kurdish forces have made significant gains against Islamic State militants over the weekend, aided by coalition airstrikes. Kurds managed to take the Iraqi town of Zumar, while also repelling IS attacks on the strategic Syrian town of Kobani.

26.10.2014 14:18

Washington school shooter fired at family, killed classmate
The shooter responsible for killing one classmate and injuring four others at Marysville-Pilchuck High School in Washington state has been identified as Jaylen Ray Fryberg. Two of the injured appear to be his cousins.

24.10.2014 20:33

Churkin: Thousands of deaths, a million homeless could have been avoided in Ukraine
The result of the postponed Ukraine EU association agreement has been “thousands of lives lost and almost a million left homeless,” Russia’s ambassador to the UN, Vitaly Churkin said. He also said that warnings from Russia almost a year ago were ignored.

24.10.2014 16:47

‘US should live up to its own laws’ – Noam Chomsky
The US should live up to its own laws in regards to arming other countries, specifically considering its own policy on Israel, which has, according to the world-renowned academic Noam Chomsky, itself been violating both US and international law.

24.10.2014 11:20

ISIS chlorine attack on security forces confirmed – Iraq officials
Eleven Iraqi police officers were taken to hospital after an ISIS chemical weapons attack, with the Defense Ministry and doctors recently confirming the gas as chlorine. This marks the first officially documented militant attack with the chemical.

24.10.2014 05:42

EU needs clear criteria for lifting Russia sanctions – German FM
The European Union has to come up with clear criteria for lifting sanctions against Russia, as it has to be done sooner or later, Frank-Walter Steinmeier, Germany’s foreign minister, said.

23.10.2014 13:11

US-led airstrikes kill more than 500 militants, 32 civilians – report
​United States and coalition airstrikes in Syria over the last month have killed more than 500 jihadists, of both Islamic State and Al-Qaeda affiliated groups, and 32 civilians, according to a human rights monitor.

23.10.2014 14:04

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