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UK developing ‘killer robot’ drones though it says it isn’t – study

By ethan / November 14, 2018

The British government has been secretly funding research with a view to developing autonomous ‘killer robot’ drones, despite making public statements to the contrary, an anti-drone campaign group has claimed. Drone Wars UK claims that the Defence and Security Accelerator (DASA) is funding research for the weapons systems which could make life-or-death decisions without any […]

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Truth serum? New CIA 'torture program' docs shed light on post-9/11 'Project Medication'

By ethan / November 14, 2018

A CIA report obtained by the ACLU lays bare the details of the agency’s “enhanced interrogation” program, including tactics so disturbing even CIA agents were reluctant to implement them. The ACLU fought in court for two years to obtain the report, which constitutes a history of the CIA’s “extraordinary rendition” detention program from 2002 to […]

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Real Madrid appoint Santiago Solari as permanent manager

By ethan / November 13, 2018

Argentinian coach Santiago Solari has been appointed Real Madrid manager on a permanent basis until June 30, 2021. Solari took over on an interim arrangement on October 29 following the sacking of former boss Julen Lopetegui, and promptly transformed the club’s form, winning four games in a row to register the best start for a […]

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US records 17% spike in hate crimes, African-Americans & Jews most targeted

By ethan / November 13, 2018

The US has seen a 17 percent spike in hate crimes in 2017, with the majority of reported incidents targeting African-Americans and Jews, according to the FBI’s annual Hate Crimes Statistics report. The report, released on Tuesday by the FBI’s Uniform Crime Reporting (UCR) program, breaks down hate crime information from last year, broken down […]

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Kadyrov says 5yo Chechen can repeat 4,100 push-ups after ‘world record not recognized’ (VIDEO)

By ethan / November 13, 2018

Chechen leader Ramzan Kadyrov says five-year-old Rahim Kurayev – dubbed the “Chechen Schwarzenegger” – can repeat his “world record” of 4,105 push-ups without stopping after the feat was reportedly not officially recognized. Kurayev is said to have achieved the impressive push-up tally in 2 hours and 25 minutes, according to local sports minister Musa Khanarikov. […]

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You forgot Hindus: Trump roasted over Diwali tweet

By ethan / November 13, 2018

US president Donald Trump lit the traditional Diwali lamp at the White House and tweeted a greeting to the celebrants, only to have Twitter light into him instead over forgetting Hindus, the biggest group celebrating the festival! Diwali is observed by “Buddhists, Sikhs, and Jains throughout the United States & around the world,” Trump tweeted, […]

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Police put Ohio hospital on lockdown after reports of 'potential active shooter'

By ethan / November 13, 2018

An Ohio hospital has been put on lockdown following a report of an active shooter. Police are searching each floor of the building for the potential suspect. Authorities were deployed to The Cleveland Clinic – Medina Hospital in Medina, Ohio, after receiving reports that a woman was in possession of a firearm and threatening people. […]

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Empire of elegance: The rhythmic gymnasts out to extend Russia’s Olympic dominance

By ethan / November 13, 2018

Russian rhythmic gymnasts are considered the pride of the nation for their uncontested dominance on the world stage spanning over two decades. Starting with the 2000 Sydney Summer Games, Russian gymnasts have never failed to clinch Olympic gold, making their irreplaceable coach Irina Viner-Usmanova the most successful gymnastics specialist of the modern era. READ MORE: 5 […]

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