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US says unlikely Turkey used chemical weapons

Related Articles BEIRUT: A White House official says the United States thinks it is “extremely unlikely” Turkey used chemical weapons against the Kurds.The official says that they are aware of the reports, but cannot confirm them and called for the ...

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Oman desert used for Mars mission spacesuit tests

Related Articles DUBAI: Oman’s desert town of Marmul will be used to test the first spacesuit to be used on a manned mission to Mars, Omani daily the Times of Oman reported. The Austrian Space Forum is testing a prototype ...

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Tech firms let Russia probe software widely used by U.S. government

WASHINGTON/MOSCOW (Reuters) – Major global technology providers SAP (SAPG.DE), Symantec (SYMC.O) and McAfee have allowed Russian authorities to hunt for vulnerabilities in software deeply embedded across the U.S. government, a Reuters investigation has found. The practice potentially jeopardizes the security ...

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'Fake news' crutch used by SE Asian leaders to control media, critics charge

MANILA/BANGKOK (Reuters) – Governments across Southeast Asia have a history of using laws and the judiciary to curb press freedoms – now, they have found a handy crutch to lean on as they intensify clampdowns: U.S. President Donald Trump’s “fake ...

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Japanese Comedian Who Used Blackface Comes Under Fire Online

Advertisement A Japanese comedian is facing criticism for performing in blackface in a widely viewed television show, a move that has outraged many and highlighted the regular appearance of performers in similar makeup on mainstream media outlets in Japan. In ...

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Syria child evacuees may be used as bargaining chips, UN warns

Media playback is unsupported on your device A senior UN official says he fears children waiting to be evacuated from a besieged rebel-held area of the Syrian capital, Damascus, are being used as bargaining chips. UN special envoy to Syria ...

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Get used to drills, China tells Taiwan; Taipei says it seeks peace

BEIJING/TAIPEI (Reuters) – Taiwan will gradually get used to Chinese air force drills that encircle the island, China said on Wednesday, while Taiwan’s premier reiterated the self-ruled island’s desire for peaceful relations with its giant neighbor. China considers democratic Taiwan ...

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