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Tokyo braces for arrival of storm and up to 60cm of rain as flights and trains cancelled. More than 1 million people in Japan have been ordered to leave their homes as Typhoon Hagibis bears down on Tokyo, having already caused power outages, flooding and widespread travel disruption. The storm is 870
Turkish forces are stepping up air strikes and a ground offensive, as their incursion into Kurdish-held areas of northern Syria enters a second day. Turkey’s military said it had seized designated targets. There are reports of heavy fighting in the central border region, and seven civilian deaths. Tens of thousands
By Valerie Insinna / Defense News WASHINGTON — It’s a bird! It’s a plane! It’s the T-7A Red Hawk and it’s the name of the Air Force’s next-generation training jet, the Air Force’s top civilian announced Monday. The name pays tribute to the Tuskegee Airmen, the first black military aviators who flew during
The US Air Force (USAF) is seeking upgrades to the Sikorsky HH-60W Combat Rescue Helicopter (CRH), even though the type has yet to enter service. The service posted a request for information (RFI) on 1 October to assess the ability of companies and industry at large to perform development, integration,
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Typhoon Hagibis: millions across Japan advised to evacuate
Tokyo braces for arrival of storm and up to 60cm of rain as flights and trains cancelled. More than 1 million people in Japan have been ordered to leave their homes as Typhoon Hagibis bears down on Tokyo, having already caused power outages, flooding and widespread travel disruption. The storm is 870
Hezbollah Readies for Next War Against Israel
BEKAA VALLEY, Lebanon—Hilal stretched his legs in a plastic chair on the veranda outside his house, close to a Hezbollah military base in Hermel, Lebanon. Even in late summer, the night air here has a crisp edge to it, and stars dot the sky above the rust-red hills that separate
Greece Is Getting Good at Geopolitics
How souring ties between Ankara and Washington benefit Athens. Greece has long been one of Europe’s least favorably disposed countries toward the United States. Last year, a Pew Research Center survey found that a whopping 59 percent of the public held unfavorable views of the United States. And it’s not just the
Everything you thought about expiration dates is wrong
How many times have you checked the expiration date on something, checked the calendar, and then chucked a half-full container in the garbage? Did you even know if it was bad? This is a problem on a massive scale, and it’s so big it’s almost unfathomable. Every year, America throws
This is the name of the Air Force’s new training jet
By Valerie Insinna / Defense News WASHINGTON — It’s a bird! It’s a plane! It’s the T-7A Red Hawk and it’s the name of the Air Force’s next-generation training jet, the Air Force’s top civilian announced Monday. The name pays tribute to the Tuskegee Airmen, the first black military aviators who flew during
Russia bird strike: How cool heads glided jet down to safety
The Russian pilots who crash-landed a fuel-laden Airbus jet in a corn field, without any serious harm to the 233 people on board, are being hailed as heroes. The A321 was moments into its flight, after taking off from Moscow’s Zhukovsky airport, when a flock of gulls got sucked into
Typhoon Hagibis: millions across Japan advised to evacuate
Tokyo braces for arrival of storm and up to 60cm of rain as flights and trains cancelled. More than 1 million people in Japan have been ordered to leave their homes as Typhoon Hagibis bears down on Tokyo, having already caused power outages, flooding and widespread travel disruption. The storm is 870
What?! 65,000 tonnes of Nazi chemical weapons were dumped in the Baltic Sea 70 years ago
A ticking time-bomb? After the hateful, murderous regime of the Nazis was defeated about 70 years ago thanks to the sacrifices of millions of people, the allied victors did something rather strange. Based on decisions made at the Potsdam Conference in 1945 where Stalin, Churchill, and Truman met, Britain and
The Daily Devil’s Dictionary: “Party” in the West
The most disturbing thing about the agony of political parties is that Western democracies have no other viable model to work with. Keeping track of politics in Italy has always challenged the talents of even the most seasoned pundit. Business Insider sums up the current situation: “Italy’s political stalemate shows no sign of easing,
China finds mysterious ‘shiny gel’ on dark side of moon
China’s Chang’e-4 lunar rover, which successfully landed on the moon in January, has found something rather strange and perplexing — an oddly colored “gel-like” substance that can’t yet be explained. According to Our Space, a Chinese government-sanctioned publication that focuses on space and exploration, the substance is described as a “gel
Liverpool beat Newcastle 3-1
Liverpool came from behind to beat Newcastle United 3-1 at Anfield in the Premier League on Saturday afternoon. Sadio Mane scored twice and Mohamed Salah netted the third as the Reds recovered from an early blow in the first fixture since the international break. Jetro Willems had put the Magpies
Russian humanoid robot makes its way to the International Space Station
A Russian Soyuz spacecraft docked with the International Space Station successfully late on Tuesday evening, after an initial attempt to do so didn’t end up working as planned on Saturday night. This second attempt went off without a hitch, however, and the capsule is now parked at a port on
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Fall of Babylon
The Fall of Babylon denotes the end of the Neo-Babylonian Empire after it was conquered by the Achaemenid Empire in 539 BCE. Nabonidus (Nabû-na’id, 556–539 BCE), son of the Assyrian priestess Adda-Guppi, came to the throne in 556 BCE, after overthrowing the young king Labashi-Marduk. For long periods he entrusted rule to his son, prince and coregent Belshazzar, who was a
539 BC The army of Cyrus the Great of Persia takes Babylon
On October 12, 539 BC, king of Persia, Cyrus the Great and its army entered the city of Babylon. It was not however, an easy task because Babylon’s walls were difficult to penetrate. The only way into the city was through one of its gates or through the Euphrates River. Cyrus decided to
United States Coast Guard
The United States Coast Guard (USCG) is the coastal defense, search & rescue, and maritime law enforcement branch of the United States Armed Forces and one of the country’s seven uniformed services. The Coast Guard is a maritime, military, multi-mission service unique among the U.S. military branches for having a maritime law enforcement mission (with jurisdiction in
Capri
Capri  is an island located in the Tyrrhenian Sea off the Sorrentine Peninsula, on the south side of the Gulf of Naples in the Campania region of Italy. The main town Capri that is located on the island shares the name. It has been a resort since the time of the Roman Republic. Some of the main features of the island include the Marina
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Kodiak Island
Kodiak Island (Alutiiq: Qikertaq, Russian: Кадьяк) is a large island on the south coast of the U.S. state of Alaska, separated from the Alaska mainland by the Shelikof Strait. The largest island in the Kodiak Archipelago, Kodiak Island is the second largest island in the United States and the 80th largest island in the world, with an area of 9,311.24 km2 (3,595.09 sq mi), slightly larger than Cyprus.
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Colocation centre
A colocation centre (also spelled co-location, or colo) or “carrier hotel“, is a type of data centre where equipment, space, and bandwidth are available for rental to retail customers. Colocation facilities provide space, power, cooling, and physical security for the server, storage, and networking equipment of other firms and also connect them to a variety of
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  • On October 12, 539 BC, king of Persia, Cyrus the Great and its army entered the city of Babylon. It was not however, an easy task because Babylon’s walls were difficult to penetrate. The only way into the city was through one of its gates or through the Euphrates River. Cyrus decided to enter the city via the...
  • At about 2 a.m. local time, Iraqi forces invade Kuwait, Iraq’s tiny, oil-rich neighbor. Kuwait’s defense forces were rapidly overwhelmed, and those that were not destroyed retreated to Saudi Arabia. The emir of Kuwait, his family, and other government leaders fled to Saudi Arabia, and within hours Kuwait City had been captured and the Iraqis...
  • On this day in 1965, President Lyndon B. Johnson signs Medicare, a health insurance program for elderly Americans, into law. At the bill-signing ceremony, which took place at the Truman Library in Independence, Missouri, former President Harry Truman was enrolled as Medicare’s first beneficiary and received the first Medicare card. Johnson wanted to recognize Truman, who, in 1945, had become...
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Data center
A data center (American English)or data centre (British English)is a building, dedicated space within a building, or a group of buildings used to house computer systems and associated components, such as telecommunications and storage systems. Since IT operations are crucial for business continuity, it generally includes redundant or backup components and infrastructure for power supply, data communications connections, environmental controls (e.g. air conditioning, fire suppression) and
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Wireless mesh network
A wireless mesh network (WMN) is a communications network made up of radio nodes organized in a mesh topology. It is also a form of wireless ad hoc network. A mesh refers to rich interconnection among devices or nodes. Wireless mesh networks often consist of mesh clients, mesh routers and gateways. Mobility of nodes is less frequent. If nodes constantly or
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Greta Thunberg
  Greta Thunberg FRSGS (born January 2003) is a Swedish environmental activist who is credited with raising global awareness of the risks posed by climate change, and with holding politicians to account for their lack of action on the climate crisis. In August 2018, at 15 years of age, Thunberg took time off
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