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    RAF jets scrambled to meet ‘unusual’ level of Russian bombers that flew close to Britain

    Two Eurofighter Typhoons were dispatched from RAF Lossiemouth in Scotland to meet a pair of Tupolev Tu-95 which are icons from the Cold War. It happened as the strategic bombers flew south over the North Sea and they were later tracked by Portuguese F-16s in the Atlantic before they flew home. The Ministry of Defence

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    CDC pulls poster saying Ebola can spread through a sneeze

    The ​U.S. ​​Centers for Disease Control on Thursday yanked a poster off its Web site explaining how Ebola can be spread by contaminated droplets — from a sneeze for example — a day after The Post reported on the frightening revelation. The fact sheet was taken off line, and a link that led to it

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    Mystery drones seen over France’s nuclear plants

    France has launched an investigation into unidentified drones that have been spotted over nuclear plants operated by state-owned utility EDF. Seven nuclear plants across the country were flown over by drones between October 5 and October 20, an EDF spokeswoman said, without any impact on the plants’ safety or functioning Read Full Article 

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    FEMA conducts pandemic training in NY, NJ

    Talk about timing. The Federal Emergency Management Agency, or FEMA, is currently in the middle of a two-year pandemic training exercise with New York City and northern New Jersey. Titled “2013-14 Pandemic Influenza Continuity Exercise Strategy,” the FEMA training simulates a global pandemic of influenza that spreads from person to person, including in the U.S.

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    Anti-quarantine nurse Hickox was trained as intelligence officer by the CDC

    Nurse Kaci Hickox, who has made headlines over the last few days by refusing to quarantine herself after returning from the Ebola front lines in Africa, turns out to have been trained as an “intelligence officer” under a two-year CDC program modeled after the U.S. military. As you can see from the document below, Hickox

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    Hamas, Islamic Jihad call for Palestinians to step up ‘resistance’ against Israel

    Hamas, Islamic Jihad on Thursday called on Palestinians to step up their “resistance” against Israel following the assassination attempt on the life of Yehuda Glick and the temporary closure of the Temple Mount. Islamic Jihad announced that the assailant, Mu’taz Hijazi, who was killed by Israeli security forces hours after the assassination attempt, was one of its

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    ‘Stay in Australia … behead people': Islamic State ‘plot’ prompted US security fears

    The alleged Islamic State terror plot to kidnap and behead an Australian was partly responsible for the decision to ramp up security at US government buildings, according to a high-ranking congressman. Mike Rogers, the chairman of the US House Intelligence Committee, told FOX News that 14 Australian IS recruits were “ready to go to Syria”

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    Man busted for beheading warlock after witchcraft dispute

    Prosecutors in Oklahoma have charged a 21-year-old man with first-degree murder in the killing of a man who was nearly decapitated. Isaiah Marin of Stillwater was charged Thursday in the attack that killed 19-year-old Jacob Andrew Crockett a day earlier. Read Full Article

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    Professor found decapitated in suburban street

    A man with a history of psychiatric problems decapitated his mother, dragged her lifeless body into the street in front of their home and then killed himself by walking into the path of a nearby oncoming train, police said Wednesday. Neighbours initially took the woman’s killing as a macabre Halloween prank. Patricia Ward, a 66-year-old

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    Isil jihadists ‘offered teenager $25,000 to carry out bombings in Vienna’

    A 14-year-old boy suspected of planning a series of bombings in Vienna was reported on Thursday to have been offered $25,000 (£16,000) by the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (Isil) to carry out the attacks amid claims that two other youths recruited in the same way remain at large. The arrested youth has not

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    Authorities are about to crack down on banks again – but it’s you who will feel the pain

    The latest wrong-headed proposal will be announced by the Bank of England on Friday: it is set to impose a much stricter leverage ratio on the industry than recommended by the Basel Committee, the international rule-setter. For a start, there ought to be no need for such a ratio at all – the much stricter

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    Drill bit blunder in MTA’s East Side Access project nearly cuts into occupied F train in Queens

    A contractor operating a drill as part of the MTA’s East Side Access project mistakenly penetrated a Queens subway tunnel on Thursday, and the massive bit scraped the top and side of an occupied F train, transit officials said. Some 800 passengers were aboard the Jamaica-bound train at the time, about 11:45 a.m. Nobody was

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    Chinese Christians under pressure from ‘anti-cult’ campaign

    Chinese Christians have accused police of using a crackdown on “evil cults” as a cover to intensify their persecution of the country’s underground church. High-profile “anti-cult” campaigns have been rolled out across China since June when five cult members beat a woman to death in a McDonald’s restaurant after she rejected their attempts to recruit

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    Senior IDF officer: Ben-Gurion, Haifa port would be closed from day one of new Lebanon war

    Ben-Gurion international airport and Haifa port would be closed on the first day of a third Lebanon war and Hezbollah officials would be viable targets for elimination, says a senior officer of the IDF General Staff, a conflict that the Israeli army envisions could well break out in the future. The officer was speaking against

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    Russia to Promote Religious Diversity by Building Buddhist Temple

    The first Moscow’s Buddhist temple, symbolizing Russia’s religious diversity and promoting friendly interconfessional and interethnic relations, will be built in Russia’s capital by 2017, Izvestia.ru reported Thursday. “We need to be tolerant of people having various religious beliefs,” said Renat Laishev, member of the Moscow City Duma Commission. Read Full Article

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    The $75 trillion shadow hanging over the world

    Global shadow banking assets rose to a record $75 trillion (£46.5 trillion) last year, new analysis shows. The value of risky investment products, mortgage-backed securities and other non-bank entities increased by $5 trillion to $75 trillion in 2013, according to the Financial Stability Board (FSB). Read Full Article

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    Africa’s Fourth-Largest Gold Producer Is Facing A Possible Military Coup

    Burkina Faso’s President Blaise Compaore said on Thursday he would stay in power at the head of a transitional government until after elections, rejecting opposition calls for him to step down immediately following a day of violent protests. The head of the armed forces, General Honore Traore, had earlier dissolved parliament and announced talks with all political parties

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    This Might Be The Most Horrific Single Atrocity ISIS Has Committed

    Warning: This article contains images and descriptions of extreme violence. ISIS militants drove 600 Shia, Christian and Yazidi male prisoners into the middle of the desert, lined them up along the edge of a ravine, and executed them at point blank range, according to a report by Human Rights Watch released today. The inmates, taken from a local

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    Putin to Western elites: Play-time is over

    Most people in the English-speaking parts of the world missed Putin’s speech at the Valdai conference in Sochi a few days ago, and, chances are, those of you who have heard of the speech didn’t get a chance to read it, and missed its importance. (For your convenience, I am pasting in the full transcript

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    Obama’s Midterm Loss Record Could Make History

    President Barack Obama is about to do what no president has done in the past 50 years: Have two horrible, terrible, awful midterm elections in a row. In fact, Obama is likely to have the worst midterm numbers of any two-term president going back to Democrat Harry S. Truman. Truman lost a total of 83

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