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Archive | February, 2014

North Korea Launches Scud Missiles into East Sea

North Korea has launched four short-range missiles into the East Sea, South Korean officials say. The missiles launched were short-range scuds, and were fired north toward Russia — away from the direction of current joint United States-South Korea exercises. The missiles landed in North Korean waters in the East Sea — also known as the […]

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Amnesty International: “Israeli Forces Trigger Happy”

In a new report, Amnesty International accuses Israeli forces of using excessive force in the West Bank. Israel has replied that the International Amnesty report fails to acknowledge the violence directed at Israeli citizens. The report focuses on the use of excessive force by Israeli forces in the West Bank since the beginning of 2011. […]

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Russian warship The Viktor Leonov CCB-175 Docked in Havana

The Russian warship The Viktor Leonov CCB-175 boat was reported docked in Havana, Cuba Wednesday, without explanation from Communist Cuba or its state media. The Viktor Leonov CCB-175 measures 91.5 meters (300 feet) long and 14.5 meters (47.5 feet) wide, was docked at the port of Havana’s cruise ship area, near the Russian Orthodox Cathedral. […]

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Violent Protest Against New Airport in Nantes, France

VIDEO: Police responded with a torrent of water cannon water, tear gas and stun grenades, as protesters threw rocks, paving stones, bottles, emergency flares, and returned tear gas canisters. About 25,000 protesters clashed with police in Nantes, France on Saturday in defiance of a project to build a new airport in the city of Notre […]

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Ukraine: Olesya Zhukovskaya’s Final Tweet on Street, “I’m Done” After The Medical Worker Was Shot in the Neck

A volunteer medic’s tweet goes viral after she posts what she thought would be her last message to the social network after being shot in the neck by government snipers Thursday. Я вмираю — Olesya Zhukovskaya (@OlesyaZhukovska) February 20, 2014 Witnesses say police have deliberately targeted journalists and medical workers.

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60 Minutes: Is the F-35 Worth It? Extra Videos

Seven years behind schedule and $163 billion over budget, 60 Minutes’ David Martin gets an inside look at what makes the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter the most expensive weapons system in history. Lockheed F-35 JSF Afterburner Takeoff. Video by Cpl. Jesse Witten 3D Marine Aircraft Wing Combat Camera U.S. Marine LT. Col. Jeffrey B. Scott, […]

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Video Showing Stepped Up Attacks in Daraa Province, Syria

Stepped Up Attacks in Syria. Amateur video released by activists showed smoke from Naima in the Daraa province after a stepped up aerial bombardment by the Syrian army. Daraa is where Syria’s uprising started nearly three years ago that later spread throughout the country. View Larger Map Map showing Daraa Province and the distance to […]

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Ukraine Protests Intensify; 11 Protesters Killed, 7 Police Killed, Thousands in Protest in Independence Square

Fiery skirmishes raged on Kiev’s Independence Square late on Tuesday as protesters clashed with state security forces who are attempting to disperse the crowds. At least 18 people are reported to have been killed as a result of Tuesday’s violence, including 11 protesters and 7 police officers. Hundreds more have been injured in the clashes. […]

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Bombing in Egypt’s Sinai Kills 3 South Koreans

An explosion tore through a bus filled with South Korean sightseers in the Sinai Peninsula on Sunday, killing at least four people and raising fears that Islamic militants are trying to wreck Egypt’s tourism industry.

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Jeremy Scahill: The NSA’s Role in U.S. Drone Attacks

Investigative Journalist and Author Jeremy Scahill discusses his investigation that NSA Metadata & Geolocators are being used for drone attacks. He speaks to Cory Johnson on Bloomberg Television’s “Bloomberg West.” Jeremy Scahill (born October 18, 1974) is the National Security Correspondent for The Nation magazine and author of the international bestseller Blackwater: The Rise of […]

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