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Wednesday, November 29, 2017

The top U.S. general in Afghanistan said on Tuesday that he had not seen a change in Pakistan's support for militants so far, despite President Donald Trump taking a tougher line against Islamabad. read more


Tuesday, November 28, 2017

Sixty percent of American women voters say they've experienced sexual harassment, according to a Quinnipiac University national poll. Among women who say they've been harassed, 69 percent say they've experienced it at work, as 43 percent say social settings; 45 percent say on the street and 15 percent say it happened at home. Among American men voters, 20 percent say they've experienced sexual harassment. A vast majority of American men and women are deeply troubled by sexual harassment and the numbers underscore why. A stunning six in ten women say they have been victimized. read more


Iran's wrestling coach is receiving a bashing on social media after asking his player to lose in the Senior U23 World Championship in Poland.

The incident took place when Ali Raza Karimi was leading against his opponent. Iran's coach, though, told him to throw the fight after realising that victory would have pitched Karimi against an Israeli opponent in the semi-finals.

The incident was recorded on the video, which was later posted on Twitter. The coach twice shouts ‘you must lose' in Persian in the video.


A research arm of the US intelligence community just wrapped up a competition to see who could develop the best facial recognition technology. The challenge: identify as many passengers as possible walking on an aircraft boarding ramp.

Of all the entries, it was a Chinese start-up company called Yitu Tech that walked away with the $25,000 prize this month, the highest of three cash awards.

The competition was one of many examples cited in a report by a US-based think tank about how China's military might leverage its country's rapid advances in artificial intelligence to modernize its armed forces and, potentially, seek advantages against the United States. read more


Mice in Canada are mutating and migrating farther north in response to climate change, according to McGill University research released Monday.

The study -- published in the journal Evolutionary Ecology -- found that "milder winters have led to physical alterations in two species of mice in southern Quebec in the past 50 years", lead researcher Virginie Millien said in a statement.

It also adds to evidence that "warming temperatures are pushing wildlife north", she said. read more


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english.alarabiya.net

Saudis are trying to jump start a local arms manufacturing industry and making Russian weapons is a good place to start simply because there is far less red tape when it comes to sharing technology.

There is a reason my very first gun was Russian, as were my second and third.... communist ideology was based on sharing. They didn't believe in intellectual property or patents and they certainly wouldn't enforce them if you "borrow" their designs. So their guns became the mainstay of police forces and revolutionaries across the world.

Some of the same thing is happening on a country-to-country scale.

Update:

Because of the Army's refusal to fire on Pakistani citizens (even if those citizens happen to be religious filth, as in this case), the Guv lost it's last option.

So:

www.pakistantoday.com.pk

Law Minister resigns as government gives in to protesters' demands

Zahid Hamid has tendered his resignation and is waiting for its approval by Prime Minister. The protestors got the scalp they wanted.

Ba-bye, Useless Man.

It's all over.

So there was no need for PUNCHY to create this thread as if WW3 was about to happen and there was no need for Mr.Changing-Goalposts to promote it to the Front Page as if WW3 did start.

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