• Members of Libyan National Army (LNA) commanded by Khalifa Haftar, get ready before heading out of Benghazi to reinforce the troops advancing to Tripoli, in Benghazi, Libya April 13, 2019
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    Libya's National Oil Corp Calls on Haftar Forces to Free Oil Union Head - Report

    Libyan National Oil Corporation (NOC) has called on the forces loyal to Libyan National Army (LNA) commander Field Marshal Khalifa Haftar to release Head of the oil workers' labour union, Saad Dinar, who was abducted by an armed group near the eastern city of Benghazi last month., Reuters reported Thursday.

  • In this Aug. 13, 2015 photo, a plastic bottle lies among other debris washed ashore on the Indian Ocean beach in Uswetakeiyawa, north of Colombo, Sri Lanka. For years along the Cornish coast of Britain, Atlantic Ocean currents have carried thousands of Lego pieces onto the beaches. In Kenya, cheap flip-flop sandals are churned relentlessly in the Indian Ocean surf, until finally being spit out onto the sand. In Bangladesh, fishermen are haunted by floating corpses that the Bay of Bengal sometimes puts in their path. And now, perhaps, the oceans have revealed something else: parts of Malaysian Airlines Flight 370, the jetliner that vanished 17 months ago with 239 people on board.
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    ‘Unspoilt’ Australian Island ‘Literally Drowning’ in Plastic Trash - Study

    Comprehensive surveys of plastic pollution on Australia’s Cocos (Keeling) Islands has revealed that they are littered with an estimated 414 million pieces of plastic, despite being hailed as “Australia’s last unspoilt paradise.”

  • Interpol: Operation Blackwrist, targeting child sexual abuse
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    Interpol Rescues 50 Children, Arrests Nine Sex Offenders From Darkweb Sex Ring (PHOTOS)

    After two years, an international darkweb operation has brought about the rescue of 50 children and the prosecution of at least nine sex offenders from the United States, Thailand, and Australia.

  • Wombat Wiggle: Hiker Catches Marsupial With an Itchy Bum
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  • WikiLeaks' founder Julian Assange
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    US Charges Julian Assange With 17 New Criminal Offenses, Including Violating Espionage Act

    The US Justice Department has indicted WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange on 17 additional charges, including violating the Espionage Act. Assange was arrested last month in London and subsequently charged with helping Chelsea Manning break into a US government computer.

  • U.S. President Donald Trump speaks to the media as he departs for a campaign rally from the White House in Washington, U.S., May 20, 2019
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    Trump Says That It's Fine If Deal With China Doesn't Happen

    China and the United States have been engaged in a trade row since Trump announced in June 2018 that the United States would subject $50 billion worth of Chinese goods to 25 percent tariffs in a bid to fix the US-Chinese trade deficit. The two countries have exchanged several rounds of trade tariffs.

  • Tornado
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    'Seek Shelter Immediately': Maryland Police Issue Tornado Warning - Statement

    A severe thunderstorm warning is in effect for Baltimore, Columbia and Glen Burnie until 4 pm local time, bringing the possibility of hail, damaging winds and frequent lightning, local media reported Thursday.

  • Britain's Prime Minister Theresa May arrives at church, as Brexit turmoil continues, in Sonning, Britain May 12, 2019
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    Theresa May to Outline UK Departure at 1922 Committee Meeting - Report

    UK Prime Minister Theresa May will outline her departure proposal at a meeting with Graham Brady, the head of the 1922 Committee, the Conservative Party group in the UK House of Commons that oversees the party’s leadership, The Financial Times reported Thursday.

  • A Huawei company logo is seen at Huawei's Shanghai Research Center in Shanghai, China May 22, 2019
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    Hungary Slams EU's 'Hypocrisy' Over Budapest's China Talks, Use of Huawei's 5G

    The US has been pushing its European allies to abandon Huawei equipment in the development of their 5G networks; however, media reports suggest that the UK will still use it in non-core systems, while France has no problem with either using or replacing Huawei tech.

  • A man types on a computer keyboard
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    ‘We Are Not Limited’ to Cyberspace: NATO Threatens Physical Response to Cyberattacks

    Jens Stoltenberg, NATO's secretary general, told officials at the Cyber Defense Pledge Conference in London on Thursday that the alliance won't hesitate to use all means necessary to respond to cyberattacks moving forward.

  • Iranian demonstrators carry a portrait of Iran's Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei and an effigy of US President Donald Trump during a rally in the capital Tehran, on May 10 2019
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    'If US Doesn’t Dare' Attack Iran, It's Due 'Spirit of Resistance' – Iranian Military Commander

    Iran’s ties with the US have long been strained, especially after Washington intensified its sanctions pressure on the Islamic Republic and its business partners, as well as deployed additional troops and equipment to enhance its positions in the Middle East, with the latter sparking concerns of a possibly looming military confrontation.

  • European Parliament members attend a plenary session at the European Parliament in Brussels, Thursday, Jan. 31, 2019
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    From Brexit to Nexit: Election Trends in Netherlands Show Growing Support for Euroscepticism

    Voters in the UK and the Netherlands are casting their ballots on Thursday in the European Parliamentary election. While Brexit sets the mood in the UK, Dutch Nexit proponents appear to be gaining popularity in Holland.

  • This is an aerial view of the five-sided Pentagon building, headquarters of the United States Department of Defense, in Arlington, Va., in 1975
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    US Defence Spending Bill Requires List of Academic Institutions in China, Russia

    WASHINGTON (Sputnik) - The latest version of the US defence spending bill for the fiscal year 2020 requires compiling a list of academic institutions in China and Russia that are engaged in military research in an effort to protect US national security according to a summary of the National Defence Authorisation Act (NDAA).

  • Protesters rally against delay of the Brexit process in London, the United Kingdom on 29 March, 2019
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    Political Class Voted to Wipe Away Our Democracy – Political Campaigner

    The UK government has announced that Theresa May's Brexit bill will not be published or debated until early June. Mrs May is under pressure to resign following negative feedback from her fellow MPs on her amended deal.

  • A US Air Force F-16 jet during a NATO exercise in Estonia, June 12, 2018
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    WATCH Moment Pilot Ejects From DOOMED F-16 Mid-Flight

    A single-seat General Dynamics F-16 fighter jet crashed into a warehouse in Los Angeles as it was attempting to land at its home airbase. Although the pilot managed to eject, 13 people on the ground sought medical attention as a result of the accident.

  • South Korean President Moon Jae-in presides over the National Security Council at the Presidential Blue House in Seoul, South Korea, September 15, 2017
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    Moon Reshuffles Gov't As Talks on Colonial Compensation Stall - Reports

    MOSCOW (Sputnik) - South Korean President Moon Jae-in has dismissed the vice ministers of diplomatic, defence and Korean unification affairs amid a deadlock in talks with Japan over compensation for South Korean labourers made to work during Tokyo’s colonial rule, Yonhap news agency reported on Thursday.

  • Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) and Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) speak after US President Donald Trump agreed to a deal to end the partial government shutdown on Capitol Hill in Washington, U.S., January 25, 2019
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    Outrage as Pelosi Dubs Trump's Abandoning Meeting With Dems 'Stunt' After Her 'Cover-up' Claims

    House Speaker Nancy Pelosi claimed Donald Trump performed a “stunt out of his bag of tricks” as he stormed out of a meeting with Democratic congressional members, after Pelosi accused him earlier in the day of engaging in a “cover-up”.

  • USS Nimitz, USS Chosin, USS Sampson, and USS Pinkney in South China Sea (File)
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    US Bill Targets Beijing Firms, Persons Pressing Claims in China Seas - Senators

    WASHINGTON (Sputnik) - Fifteen senators are cosponsoring new legislation to impose sanctions on Chinese companies and individuals involved in the assertion of Beijing’s legal claims to the South and East China Seas, US Senator Marco Rubio said in a press release.

  • Trump Tower on 5th Avenue is pictured in the Manhattan borough of New York City, New York, US, April 18, 2019.
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    US Man Arrested After Threatening to Bomb Trump Tower, Israeli Consulate

    The man was noticed by the FBI after he began expressing interest online in the Hamas militant group, which is considered to be a terrorist organisation by the US, Israel, and a number of other states.

  • A US Navy member mans his gun as a Cobra helicopter hovers during the Bright Star joint war games that involves 30,000 troops from 12 countries off the coast of Egypt's northern El-Alamein region (file)
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    Pentagon Mulls Sending More Troops to Middle East to 'Enhance Force Protection'

    The United States may consider sending thousands more American troops to the Middle East as tensions rise with Iran, CNN reported, citing three US officials familiar with the matter.