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  1. Gezza

     /  February 14, 2018

    Aljazeera tv news currently reporting on this:

    “U.S. forces killed scores of Russian mercenaries in Syria last week in what may be the deadliest clash between citizens of the former foes since the Cold War, according to one U.S. official and three Russians familiar with the matter.

    More than 200 contract soldiers, mostly Russians fighting on behalf of Syrian leader Bashar al-Assad, died in a failed attack on a base held by U.S. and mainly Kurdish forces in the oil-rich Deir Ezzor region, two of the Russians said. The U.S. official put the death toll at about 100, with 200 to 300 injured.”
    https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2018-02-13/u-s-strikes-said-to-kill-scores-of-russian-fighters-in-syria.

    Things have been hotting up between the proxy forces of Russia, Iran & the US & Israel, & Turkey in Syria in the last couple of weeks.

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  2. Missy

     /  February 14, 2018

    The biggest story over this week in the UK has been the Oxfam sex scandal.

    Posted: https://yournz.org/2018/02/14/oxfam-sex-scandal/

    Thanks, I haven’t had time to write this one up – PG

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    • Missy

       /  February 14, 2018

      You are welcome PG. I have been very busy the last few weeks with a new boss, and very long days, but today I managed to get out of work a little early so thought I would write about it. 🙂

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  3. Griff

     /  February 14, 2018

    Research team detects an acceleration in the 25-year satellite sea level record…

    Posted: https://yournz.org/2018/02/14/global-sea-level-rise-accelerating-a-little-every-year/

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  4. Missy

     /  February 14, 2018

    Julian Assange has had his arrest warrant upheld in the UK court. Note, this warrant is nothing to do with the original complaints, but rather for skipping bail which is seen by the UK courts as separate to the original complaints in Sweden.

    The judge could be considered a little harsh, (I personally think she was spot on). She described Assange as “a man who wants to impose his own terms on the course of justice, whether the course of justice is in this jurisdiction or Sweden. He appears to consider himself above the normal rules of law and wants justice only if it goes in his favour.”

    She also said that she did not find Assange’s fear that Swedish authorities would extradite him to the US “reasonable”.

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    • Blazer

       /  February 14, 2018

      ‘ this warrant is nothing to do with the original complaints, but rather for skipping bail which is seen by the UK courts as separate to the original complaints in Sweden.’…so what were the charges he skipped bail on…then!

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    • Blazer

       /  February 14, 2018

      throwing the aliens into the mix will not help his credibility.The Illuminati is the wrong..term.

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  6. Kitty Catkin

     /  February 14, 2018

    A lion hunter has got what he deserved – the lions hunted him, and ate him. They left his head. Serve him right.

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