US-led coalition admits use of white phosphorus in Mosul amid mounting criticism

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A New Zealand general has confirmed that the US-led coalition fighting in Mosul has used munitions loaded with white phosphorus. It comes amid mounting criticism over the use of the multipurpose weapon, which can be extremely dangerous to civilians. Over the past few weeks an increasing number of claims have pointed to the use of white phosphorus munitions by the […]

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Kim Dotcom Approaches Special Counsel

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KIM DOTCOM APPROACHES SPECIAL COUNSEL INVESTIGATING INTERFERENCE WITH THE 2016 UNITED STATES PRESIDENTIAL ELECTION REGARDING EVIDENCE In accordance with his previous statement on this matter, Kim Dotcom’s solicitors in New Zealand have today sent the following letter to Robert Mueller, Special Counsel appointed to investigate interference with the 2016 United States presidential election and related matters: 30 May 2017 Department […]

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US-led airstrikes kill 117 civilians in eastern Syria: Observatory

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US-led airstrikes in Syria’s oil-rich eastern province of Dayr al-Zawr have killed at least 117 civilians, mostly women and children, a monitoring group says. According to the so-called Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, the strikes which began late on Thursday and continued through early Friday, targeted a series of residential buildings in the town of Mayadin. “The toll includes 42 children. They […]

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US Carrier Parked Off Iran Complains Iranian Surveillance a ‘Nuisance’


Accuses Iran of ‘Naked Aggression’ in Having Naval Boats Off Their Own Coast The USS George H.W. Bush, an American aircraft carrier parked perpetually off the coast of Iran, appears to have attracted the attention of Iran, and officials say that Iran’s use of surveillance drones to keep an eye on the massive US warship is a “nuisance.” Officials also […]

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US Global Hawk Drone Arrives at Base in Japan to Monitor North Korea Activities

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An US Global Hawk drone landed at its temporary base in Tokyo to monitor North Korean activities, local media reported. MOSCOW (Sputnik) — According to NHK media outlet, the unmanned reconnaissance aircraft arrived at the US Yokota Air Base late on Monday and would stay there until October. Four more Global Hawk drones are set to arrive at Yokota in the near future. The US drones had been previously […]

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Migrants from west Africa being ‘sold in Libyan slave markets’


UN migration agency says selling of people is rife in African nation that has slid into violent chaos since overthrow of Gaddafi   West African migrants are being bought and sold openly in modern-day slave markets in Libya, survivors have told a UN agency helping them return home. Trafficked people passing through Libya have previously reported violence, extortion and slave […]

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