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An airstrike by the NATO-led Resolute Support mission reportedly killed 17 police officers in Afghanistan on Thursday, injuring a dozen others in a ‘mistake’ during fighting between Afghan forces and the Taliban. The strike was conducted as Afghan police were fighting the Taliban outside Lashkar Gah in southern Helmand province, with Afghan officials describing the […]

A ‘dense bullet’ of dark matter a million times larger than the sun may have plowed through the Milky Way, dragging stars out of line behind it, in an astrophysical model that explains a mysterious ’glitch’ in the galaxy. The “galactic hit-and-run” theory explains the ragged gap discovered in GD-1, the longest stellar stream in […]

Two US Navy warships armed with Tomahawk cruise missiles have entered the Persian Gulf with a carrier strike group on stand-by off the coast of Oman, as Washington keeps accusing Tehran of planning to attack “American interests.” Guided missile destroyers USS Gonzalez (DDG-66) and USS McFaul (DDG-74) transited the Strait of Hormuz on Thursday afternoon, […]

The US has failed to prevent the Runit Dome temporary nuclear waste storage site from leaking into the ocean, leaving the inhabitants of Enewetak Atoll in the Marshall Islands and cleanup workers with an array of health problems. “There was never any lining put in that dome,” Ernest Davis, an Enewetak Atoll cleanup veteran, told […]

Internet hero Grumpy Cat dies aged 7

May 18, 2019 | Story | No Comments

The feline who became a viral hit and sparked a frenzy of memes thanks to her iconic scowl has passed away, her owners have confirmed. The cat, famous for its permanent angry expression, was seven years old and died from complications of a urinary tract infection. Her real name was Tardar Sauce and she went […]

The US has refused to endorse a new global initiative to combat “violent extremism” online citing First Amendment concerns, even as US-based tech firms have joined France and New Zealand in embracing and defending the censorship. “We continue to be proactive in our efforts to counter terrorist content online while also continuing to respect freedom […]

Ireland’s taxpayers have had to give an unusual bail out to the Lord Mayor of Dublin after the politician twice exceeded his yearly beer allowance, quickly burning through around 13,000 pints of Guinness. Lord Mayor Nial Ring’s official residence, the Mansion House, was supplied with 120 kegs (around 10,560 pints) of free beer when his […]

Washington has suspended all US-based cargo and passenger air services between the US and Venezuela, citing “safety and security” conditions in the Latin American country amid attempts to oust the government in Caracas. The move was announced by the US Department of Transportation on Wednesday. The decision was made with “the approval of the Secretary […]

The pullout of non-emergency government staff from Iraq is not a “prelude” to an attack but a precaution, Senator Marco Rubio has explained on his Twitter. Many users, however, perceive it to be laying the groundwork for war. Rubio took a break from tweeting non-stop in support of the US regime-change activities in Venezuela on […]

The US’ reckless maximum pressure campaign against Tehran and nations dealing with it is deeply provocative and hurts international relations, Austrian President Alexander Van der Bellen said, warning against a major “crisis.” Speaking at a joint press conference with the Russian President Vladimir Putin in Sochi on Wednesday, Van der Bellen slammed the US sanctions […]