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Texas official suggests bombing Muslims with nuclear weapons

Texas official suggests bombing Muslims with nuclear weapons

Texas Agriculture Commissioner Sid Miller has posted a Facebook photo suggesting bombing of “the Muslim world” with nuclear weapons. The Facebook photo posted on Sunday night shows a mushroom cloud rising up through the air after the explosion of an atomic bomb with a text saying “Japan has been at peace with the US since […]

US to sharply increase drone flights by 2019: Report

US to sharply increase drone flights by 2019: Report

The United States plans to expand the number of drone flights over the next four years in an effort to gain greater firepower and more intelligence in Syria, Iraq, Ukraine, South China, and North Africa, a report says. Citing defense officials, The Wall Street Journal reported Sunday that the daily drone flights would be increased […]

US will not release hunger-striking Guantanamo detainee

US will not release hunger-striking Guantanamo detainee

Lawyers from the US justice department have blocked a legal request, made on health grounds, to release a Guantanamo Bay detainee who weighs just 34kg after an eight-year hunger strike. Yemeni detainee Tariq Ba Odah, 36, has been force-fed by nasal tube since he stopped eating solid food in 2007. His weight loss over the […]

Obama to hit US power plants with tougher than expected emissions cuts

Obama to hit US power plants with tougher than expected emissions cuts

President Barack Obama is planning to impose tougher than expected cuts on greenhouse gas emissions from US power plants, White House officials have said. A year after proposing unprecedented carbon dioxide limits, the Obama administration was poised to finalise the rule at a White House event on Monday. The president called it most significant step the US has […]

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