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Farewell, mysterious Planet 9? ‘Massive disc’ model better explains distant orbit oddities

22 January, 2019 - 06:21

Preview What was once believed to be an elusive planet causing gravitational disturbances at the edge of our solar system may actually be many clusters of smaller objects spread out over a huge “disc” with ten times Earth’s mass.
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‘Not dead yet!’ Fox & Friends apologizes for airing premature Bader Ginsburg obit

22 January, 2019 - 04:31

Preview Fox & Friends has apologized profusely after accidentally airing a graphic memorializing the still-living Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg during prime Trump viewing hours.
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Leaked Child Detention Memo: Traumatize Migrant Children, Expedite Deportations: U.S. Senator Merkley Calls for FBI Perjury Probe into Homeland Secretary Nielsen

22 January, 2019 - 04:10

After releasing a damning draft memo that showed the Trump administration planned to “traumatize” migrant children with family separations and expedite deportation by denying asylum hearings, Sen. Jeff Merkley (D-Ore.) on Friday called for an FBI investigation into whether Homeland

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The Day to Day Realities of the Refugee Crisis in Greece’s Samos Island

22 January, 2019 - 04:02

The past few weeks have seen Samos island drenched by days of winter rain storms. Most of the farmers are happy. Winter soaking keeps Samos a green island and is essential if the fruits, vegetables, olives and vines are going

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The Socialization of Society

22 January, 2019 - 03:56

One hundred years ago this month, on January 15, 1919, the great revolutionary thinker and anti-war activist, Rosa Luxemburg, was murdered in Berlin by the Freikorps paramilitary group, with her body dumped into the Landwehr Canal.

Her comrade in

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Trump’s Midterm Electoral Defeat and Syria Withdrawal

22 January, 2019 - 03:55

Donald Trump’s abrupt decision to withdraw American troops from Syria was reportedly made during a telephonic conversation with Turkish President Erdogan on December 14, before President Trump made the momentous announcement in a Tweet on December 19. The decision

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Media Falsehoods about Syria

22 January, 2019 - 03:52

Introduction 

In April 2014 I was part of an international delegation which visited Syria for five days. The delegates came from many different countries. Among the notables were the Irish Nobel Laureate Mairead Maguire, a Syrian-British heart surgeon and

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Vaccine Exemptions: Vaccines are the Only Products for which Big Pharma is faced with No Liability for Injuries and Deaths

22 January, 2019 - 03:47

The New York Times has just come out with an editorial that favors the elimination of vaccine exemptions.

I would like to remind list members that vaccines are the only category of products in the United States for which manufacturers

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IDF chief turned PM candidate touts body count & bombing Gaza into ‘stone age’ in campaign ad

22 January, 2019 - 02:50

Preview Former Israeli Defense Forces chief turned political candidate Benny Gantz is touting the body count he racked up leading Operation Protective Edge with a campaign that boasts about bombing parts of Gaza “back to the Stone Age.”
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UK nuclear sub narrowly avoids collision with passenger ferry

22 January, 2019 - 02:22

Preview British maritime authorities have launched an investigation into a near miss incident involving one of Royal Navy’s nuclear-powered submarine and a passenger ferry sailing between Northern Ireland and mainland Britain.
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During Government Shutdown, Trump Urged to Halt Fracking Permits, 2 Million-acre Lease Sale

22 January, 2019 - 02:21

Conservation groups today called on the Trump administration to halt oil and gas drilling permits and cancel lease sales being developed during the government shutdown, saying they violate federal law. Auctions scheduled in February and March span six states and

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US Congresswomen Tlaib and Omar’s Support for BDS Is Now a Lightning Rod for Republicans

22 January, 2019 - 02:20

Two first-term congresswomen’s support for Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) is shaking up the House. Yesterday, Republicans issued statements condemning Reps. Rashida Tlaib and Ilhan Omar for their endorsement of the non-violent campaign for human rights in Palestine. Their statements

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Trump’s “Real Trade War”: Subverting China’s Technological Advance

22 January, 2019 - 02:18

Trump’s trade strategy in relation to China has always been to pressure China on technology transfer and slow its nextgen technology development. Reducing the US-China trade deficit and getting China to open its markets to US financial interests have been

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Selected Articles: “Government Agencies” Killed Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

22 January, 2019 - 02:16

We are grateful to our readers who have contributed to Global Research. If you have the means to make a small or large donation in support of our fight for truth, peace and justice around the world, your gesture will

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MLK Day: Nothing Is More Racist than the “Global War on Terror”: The Pervasive Anti-Muslim Racism

22 January, 2019 - 01:27

This weekend Americans were outraged over an incident in which a mob of white kids from Kentucky taunted a Native American elder in Washington, DC. The incident was reminiscent of the 1960s harassment of black protestors in Alabama. No doubt

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'Unsportsmanlike behavior' Russian officials react as IOC's appeal against Legkov overturned by CAS

22 January, 2019 - 00:28

Preview Russian sports officials compared the behavior of the IOC to "unsportsmanlike behavior" after the organization negatively reacted to the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) decision to clear skier Alexander Legkov of doping.
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DRC: Fayulu's rally foiled following clashes

22 January, 2019 - 00:16

Clashes erupted in Kinshasa between supporters of self-declared president Martin Fayulu and motorcyclists likened to DRC’s president-elect, Felix Tshisekedi on Monday.

AFP reports that about 300 Fayulu supporters gathered in the city center to hold a public meeting, but they were attacked by a handful of motorcycle taxi drivers.

The pro-Fayulu supporters reportedly threw stones at a group of motorcycle taxis, seriously injuring one of them to the head, AFP said.

The police quickly intervened and dispersed them.

“The people you see are peaceful Congolese citizens who want to demand the truth from the polls. The Supreme Court in collaboration with Felix Tshisekedi and (Joseph) Kabila had to fool the Congolese people. And we know that these elections were not easily won and now we are in a crisis situation,” said supporter, Hudoge Ndombasi.

Fayulu, who declared himself as the only legitimate president of this Central African nation, has since Monday morning being trying to gather his supporters in front of his party headquarters.

His entourage indicated that in the absence of a meeting, the first runner up in last month’s presidential election would not hold a presser.

The situation was rather normal in parts of the city including the vicinity where the clashes occured.

Tshisekedi was confirmed winner of the December 30 polls by the country’s Constitutional Court over the weekend following an appeal by Martin Fayulu, who claimed to have won the polls.

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Italy wants France sanctioned for 'creating poverty in Africa'

22 January, 2019 - 00:11

Italy’s deputy prime minister Luigi Di Maio on Monday insisted that France’s policies in Africa have created poverty and caused migration.

Maio’s remarks came hours after France summoned the Italian ambassador to Paris to protest the original assertions made over the weekend.

Italy’s accusations

Speaking on Saturday in central Italy, Di Maio attacked France’s Africa policy, the latest chapter in a war of words between Rome and Paris since the anti-establishment 5-Star-Movement and far-right League won power last year.

“If we have people who are leaving Africa now it’s because some European countries, and France in particular, have never stopped colonizing Africa,” said Di Maio, who leads the 5-Star.

“If France didn’t have its African colonies, because that’s what they should be called, it would be the 15th largest world economy. Instead it’s among the first, exactly because of what it is doing in Africa.”

Di Maio added that France was manipulating the economies of 14 African countries that use the CFA franc — a colonial-era currency which is underpinned by the French Treasury.

“France is one of those countries that by printing money for 14 African states prevents their economic development and contributes to the fact that the refugees leave and then die in the sea or arrive on our coasts,” he said.

France reacts

Ambassador Teresa Castaldo was summoned on Monday afternoon by the chief of staff of European Affairs Minister Nathalie Loiseau, the French diplomatic source said.

“It’s not the first time the Italian authorities have made unacceptable and aggressive comments,” the French diplomatic source added.

France argues that the CFA franc has brought welcome monetary stability to the countries that use it, but French President Emmanuel Macron said in 2017 that it was up to African governments to decide what to do with the currency.

Italy wants France sanctioned

The new Italian government has frequently clashed with Paris, be it on immigration or policy in Libya, eager to mark the difference between itself and the previous center-left administration which had good ties with the French authorities.

“I’ve stopped being a hypocrite talking only about the effects of immigration and it’s time to talk about the causes,” Di Maio said at the weekend.

“The EU should sanction all those countries like France that are impoverishing African countries and are causing those people to leave.”

Fake News Buster: WhatsApp users can now only forward texts to 5 people

21 January, 2019 - 23:25

In a bid to fight fake news globally, popular messaging app, WhatsApp is limiting the number of times a user can forward a message to five, company executives said on Monday.

The messaging service owned by Facebook Inc, is hoping to fight “misinformation and rumours”.

“We’re imposing a limit of five messages all over the world as of today,” Victoria Grand, vice president for policy and communications at WhatsApp, said at an event in the Indonesian capital.

Previously, a WhatsApp user could forward a message to 20 individuals or groups.

The five-recipient limit expands globally a measure WhatsApp put into place in India in July after the spread of rumours on social media led to killings and lynching attempts.

How WhatsApp fuelled Fake News

WhatsApp, which has around 1.5 billion users, has been trying to find ways to stop misuse of the app, following global concern that the platform was being used to spread fake news, manipulated photos, videos without context, and audio hoaxes, with no way to monitor their origin or full reach.

The app’s end-to-end encryption allows groups of hundreds of users to exchange texts, photos and video beyond the purview of independent fact checkers or even the platform itself.

WhatsApp will roll out an update to activate the new forward limit, starting Monday, WhatsApp’s head of communications Carl Woog told Reuters.

Android users will receive the update first, followed by users of Apple’s iOS.

Mini-killdozer: Brit wrecks hotel with digger after ‘missed pay’ (VIDEO)

21 January, 2019 - 22:56

Preview A disgruntled Brit plowed a digger into the lobby of a Travelodge in Liverpool, after reportedly not receiving pay for construction work on the hotel.
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