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    Western nations want to chain ‘the Russian bear’

    Western nations want to chain “the Russian bear,” pull out its teeth and ultimately have it stuffed, Russian President Vladimir Putin warned. He said anti-Russian sanctions are the cost of being an independent nation. Putin used the vivid metaphor of a “chained bear” during his annual Q&A session with the media in Moscow in response

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    U.S. Weighs Response to Sony Cyberattack, With North Korea Confrontation Possible

    A White House official said on Thursday that the administration was considering a “proportional response” against those who hacked into Sony Pictures computers, a retaliation that could thrust the United States into a direct confrontation with North Korea. Officials would not describe what such a response might entail, but they stressed that the episode had

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    Evidence in Sony hack attack suggests possible involvement by Iran, China or Russia, intel source says

    The U.S. investigation into the recent hacking attack at Sony Pictures Entertainment has turned up evidence that does not point to North Korea as the “sole entity” in the case, but rather, raises the possibility that Iran, China or Russia may have been involved, an intelligence source told Fox News on Thursday. Earlier Thursday, Fox

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    North Korea Planned Attacks on US Nuclear Plants

    North Korea dispatched covert commando teams to the United States in the 1990s to attack nuclear power plants and major cities in a conflict, according to a declassified Defense Intelligence Agency report. The DIA report, dated Sept. 13, 2004, reveals that five units of covert commandos were trained for the attacks inside the country. Read

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    High-level British paedophile ring may be linked to murders, boy’s disappearance 35 years ago

    British police are asking people to come forward to help with an investigation into a high-level pedophile ring in the 1970s and 80s that may be linked to the murder of three boys. One boy suspected of being a victim of the ring was a 15-year-old named Martin Allen, the son of a chauffeur who

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    China Tests ICBM With Multiple Warheads

    China carried out a long-range missile flight test on Saturday using multiple, independently targetable reentry vehicles, or MIRVs, according to U.S. defense officials. The flight test Saturday of a new DF-41 missile, China’s longest-range intercontinental ballistic missile, marks the first test of multiple warhead capabilities for China, officials told the Washington Free Beacon. Read Full

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    Iran to hold major naval drills at end of December

    Iran will hold widespread naval drills extending to the Gulf of Aden in December, its navy chief said Thursday, asking foreign forces to “leave the area” to avoid incidents. The week-long exercises — the first on this scale since the election of reformist President Hassan Rouhani in June last year — are set to start

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    Authorities hope Obama’s US-Cuba thaw leads fugitive cop killer, others to justice

    A thaw in relations between the U.S. and Cuba could help bring two cop killers and dozens of other fugitives granted asylum by the island nation to justice, law enforcement authorities hope. The full implications of the diplomatic breakthrough announced Wednesday by President Obama are not yet known, but New Jersey State Police Superintendent Col.

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    Geert Wilders Prosecuted For ‘Inciting Hatred’

    Dutch far-right politician Geert Wilders has hit out at the decision to prosecute him on charges of inciting racial hatred, calling it a “travesty”. It comes after the anti-Islam MP pledged to ensure there were “fewer Moroccans” in the Netherlands. Speaking at a rally in March following local elections, he asked his supporters if they

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    Pakistan gallows await 3000 convicted terrorists, first to be executed within days

    Islamabad: Pakistan’s government has fast-tracked warrants of execution for convicted terrorists, moving swiftly on its promise to crack down on militants after a Taliban massacre of 132 schoolchildren in the northern city of Peshawar. Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif had lifted a six-year moratorium on capital punishment on Wednesday, vowing to eliminate terrorists in Pakistan

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    Theaters cancel screenings of ‘Team America’ citing Paramount Pictures

    Alamo Drafthouse Cinema and two other theaters with plans to screen “Team America: World Police” instead of Sony’s “The Interview” next week have abruptly cancelled those plans. They say Paramount Pictures, which made the “Team America” film, pulled the movie from all theaters. We’ve reached out to the movie studio for comment, and we’ll update if we hear from

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    Ebola deaths reach 6,900 in West Africa; more than 1M could face food shortage by March

    The number of Ebola-related deaths has reached an even 6,900 in the three most-affected countries in West Africa, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reported Thursday, the same day the U.N. Secretary General Ban Ki-moon and a U.S. senator kicked off tours of the devastated region. Nearly half of the fatal cases hit Liberia,

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    Elizabeth Warren, other Democrats raise concerns about free-trade pact with Asia

    Sen. Elizabeth Warren on Wednesday voiced new concerns over President Obama’s trade agenda as congressional Democrats ramp up efforts to slow the administration’s bid to finalize a major free-trade pact in Asia that the president has called a top priority. The disagreement threatens to expose old divisions over international trade and hamper Democrats’ efforts to

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    Google accuses Hollywood of ‘trying to censor the Internet’

    Google attacked Hollywood and a state attorney general for attempting to achieve the goals of years-old Internet censorship law. The search giant said the Motion Picture Association of America, Hollywood’s primary lobbying arm, secretly conspired with the attorney general of Mississippi to force changes to the trade of information on the Internet without enacting new

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    The silent minutes of the Lindt Cafe siege that beg many questions

    They are the missing and unexplained nine minutes between the first and second shots that brought about the end of the Lindt Cafe siege. Analysis of footage taken in the critical moments before police stormed the ­Martin Place cafe in the early hours of Tuesday recorded two shots. The first shot was registered just after

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    French ex-airline boss claims cover-up on MH370

    Former airline boss and famous French author Marc Dugain argued Thursday that there had been a cover-up in the disappearance of Malaysia Airlines flight MH370, speculating that the passenger jet could have been hacked and then shot down by the US. Dugain, a well-respected French author, argues that the Boeing 777 carrying 239 people crashed

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    Marquette professor banned from campus after criticizing classroom gay marriage discussion

    A tenured associate professor said he will take legal measures if necessary to overturn Marquette University’s decision to ban him from campus after he criticized a teaching assistant in a blog post for not allowing philosophy* students in her class to discuss the ethics of gay marriage. John McAdams, a longtime political science professor, said

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    North Sea oil industry ‘close to collapse’

    The UK’s oil industry is in “crisis” as prices drop, a senior industry leader has told the BBC. Oil companies and service providers are cutting staff and investment to save money. Robin Allan, chairman of the independent explorers’ association Brindex, told the BBC that the industry was “close to collapse”. Almost no new projects in

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    Archaeologists Discover Cemetery With Millions of Mummies

    Researchers have unearthed what seems to be a cemetery filled with millions of mummified corpses. The cemetery with millions of mummies was discovered in Egypt, and the team of archaeologists from Utah’s Brigham Young University who discovered it named the cemetery Fag el-Gamous, meaning “Way of the Water Buffalo”. The archaeologists got their name from

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    Is computer doom coming in 2038?

    For those of us who were old enough, we all remember the hysteria over the Y2K bug at the turn of the century. While the fallout wasn’t as bad as certainmedia were contending at the time, it did have an impact on some computer operating systems around the world. Although Y2K ultimately proved be no

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