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Russia’s firing new, long-range Kh-69 cruise missiles, war experts say, piling on the misery for Ukraine’s dwindling air defense

Russia Kh-69 cruise missile pictured at the 2023 Dubai Airshow Giuseppe Cacace / AFP via Getty Images Russian forces have deployed a new cruise missile, the Institute for the Study of War said. The Kh-69 was used in an attack on a major power station near Kyiv this week. The Kh-69 is a leap forward in Russian tactical munitions. Russian Forces are deploying a new,…

People online took less than 24 hours to find a man accused of ghosting his pregnant wife. The law seems...

Internet sleuths can find almost anyone (stock image). Sean Anthony Eddy/Getty Images Internet sleuths took less than 24 hours to find a man who seemingly ghosted his family. It reveals a culture of online justice, where individuals who’ve wronged others are hunted down. Experts warn that digital justice can overstep, yet legal rulings seem to support the practice. It’s been a big week for internet…

Strippers are suing an Alabama club for $100K, saying it forced them to share tips with other workers

A stock image shows a stripper pole with a crumpled-up dollar bill as a tip. allanswart/Getty Images Exotic dancers are suing an Alabama strip club, saying it made them share tips and pay ‘house fees.’ The lawsuit accused the club of violating Fair Labor tipped-employee compensation provisions. The dancers also argue that they were denied minimum wages, and subject to illegal kickbacks. Exotic dancers are…

A German art museum fired an employee for secretly hanging up one of his own paintings

Pinakothek der Moderne on February 10, 2020, in Munich, Germany. Hannes Magerstaedt/Getty Images A technician at a German museum was fired for smuggling his own painting into one of its galleries. The worker hoped that displaying his piece there would bring him an ‘artistic breakthrough.’ The art world is hard to break into, often requiring skill, connections, and name recognition. An art museum worker in…

Elon Musk is taking on Brazil — but there’s one country he won’t dare oppose

X owner Elon Musk is clashing with Brazil’s government over free speech. Anadolu via Getty Images Elon Musk is taking on Brazil after a Supreme Court judge told him to remove several accounts on X.  “This judge has brazenly and repeatedly betrayed the constitution and people of Brazil,” Musk said. His stance contrasts with his attitude in China, where he has significant business interests. Elon…

Shani Louk: Hamas victim’s father defends award-winning photo of her body as ‘symbol’ of an era

Shani Louk. shanukkk/Instagram The father of a woman killed by Hamas has defended an award-winning image of her. The Associated Press photo showed Shani Louk half naked and face down in the back of a Hamas pickup. This article contains an image that may cause distress. The father of a woman who was killed during Hamas’ October 7 attacks on Israel has defended the decision…

As the IDF searches for Hamas’ tunnels in Gaza, archeologists in Israel uncover an ancient labyrinth used by rebel Jews...

Yinon Shivtiel, a historian at Zefat Academic College, crawls through an underground hideout in Huqoq, northern Israel. The labyrinth, comprising narrow tunnels and large storage spaces, was dug by Jewish villagers nearly 2,000 years ago at a time of revolt against the Roman Empire. Ari Rabinovitch (Reuters) Archaeologists are excavating a 2000-year-old network of tunnels in Israel. The labyrinth, found in Huqoq, was used by…

Mark Zuckerberg is married to a Chinese-American woman, but Meta’s AI image generator can’t imagine an Asian man with a...

Priscilla Chan and Mark Zuckerberg Ian Tuttle/Getty Images for Breakthrough Prize Meta’s AI image generator, Imagine, has been accused of racial bias. The tool was unable to produce pictures of an Asian man with a white woman. The apparent bias is surprising as Zuckerberg, Meta’s CEO, is married to a woman of East Asian heritage. Meta’s AI image generator has been accused of racial bias…

Israel may have just hit a turning point in its war on Gaza — but not for the reason you...

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. Leo Correa/AP Mass protests are taking place in Israel, and even its closest global allies are turning critical. But these events are not necessarily the most likely to prompt a change in Israel’s invasion of Gaza Instead, a heated internal feud over the conscription of ultra-Orthodox Jews could prove decisive. In Jerusalem and Tel Aviv, thousands flooded the streets in…

Israel’s military admits to a series of errors that led to the killing of 7 aid workers: ‘It shouldn’t have...

A memorial was held for Damian Soból, an aid worker for World Central Kitchen who was killed by an Israeli airstrike. Anadolu/Getty Images Israeli military errors resulted in the deaths of seven World Central Kitchen aid workers in Gaza. The military said it mistakenly identified the aid convoy as armed Hamas operatives. WCK called for an independent investigation into the incident. Israeli’s military said a…

Ukraine claims it destroyed at least 6 Russian fighter jets in one of its biggest drone attacks yet

A Russian Su-34 jet. aviation-images.com Ukrainian officials told AP they destroyed six planes at the Morozovsk military airbase.  Eight more aircraft were damaged, and 20 service personnel were killed or injured, they said. Su-34 fighter-bombers and Su-27 fighters are known to be stationed at the base. Ukraine said it destroyed at least six Russian fighter jets and damaged eight more in what could be one…

Botswana offers to send 20,000 elephants to Germany, saying it should try looking after them instead of criticizing

Botswana’s elephant population is causing concern for the country’s leaders. REUTERS/Thomas Mukoya Botswana’s President, Mokgweetsi Masisi, threatened to send 20,000 elephants to Germany. It came after Germany suggested there should be limits on importing hunting trophies. Germans should “live together with the animals, in the way you are trying to tell us to,” Masisi said. Botswana’s president Mokgweetsi Masisi said he wants to send 20,000 wild…

An executive on ‘3 Body Problem’ who murdered the Netflix show’s producer practiced by poisoning cats and dogs: report

Lin Qi, CEO of Yoozoo Games Co., Ltd, pictured in 2018, two years before his death. Zhang Zhi/Red Star News/VCG via Getty Images Former Yoozoo Games executive Xu Yao received a death sentence for murdering his boss. Lin Qi died in 2020 after ingesting poison, The New York Times reported. Xu was inspired by “Breaking Bad” and poisoned animals for practice, Caixin reported. An executive who worked…

A shadowy Russian assassination unit may be behind mysterious ‘Havana syndrome’ cases: investigation

The US Embassy in Havana, Cuba on October 14, 2017, where the first reported case of Havana Syndrome was detected. Gary Hershorn/Getty A new investigation has linked a shadowy Russian unit to instances of ‘Havana Syndrome.’ US agencies have previously said it’s unlikely the syndrome is the work of a foreign adversary. Sources told The Insider, 60 Minutes, and Der Spiegel that evidence points to…

Michigan congressman slammed for appearing to suggest Gaza should be destroyed ‘like Nagasaki and Hiroshima’

Rep. Tim Walberg (center). Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call Tim Walberg appeared to suggest the US should destroy Gaza “like Nagasaki and Hiroshima.” The Congressman said that his words had been a metaphor and that they had been taken out of context. Walberg has since been slammed by fellow representatives for his comments. Michigan Congressman Tim Walberg is facing fierce criticism after appearing to suggest the US…

River Danube cruise ship crashed after it was ‘suddenly no longer able to maneuver,’ 17 passengers injured

The ship crashed into a concrete wall in the night of March 29, 2024, in Aschach an der Donau. MARTIN SCHARINGER/TEAM FOTOKERSCHI/APA/AFP via Getty Images A cruise ship crashed into a concrete wall along the River Danube in Austria on Friday. A police statement said, “the ship was suddenly no longer able to maneuver.” 11 people were hospitalized and another 6 suffered less serious injuries….

US Marines train for war with China on an island-hopping battlefield, report says

Logistics support vessel USAV SP4 James A. Loux prepares to unload vehicles onto the trident pier and be driven by the US Marines located in the United Arab Emirates. US Army photo by Spc. Travis Teate New US Marine formations are learning to battle adversaries like China on remote islands. The new formations are designed to be smaller and more agile, according to The Washington Post….

Russia’s ammo supply is outgunning Ukraine at a rate of 6 to 1, Zelenskyy warns of retreat

A serviceman of the 66th separate cannon artillery battalion of the 406th separate artillery brigade of the Armed Forces of Ukraine is pictured by the American M777 howitzer. Dmytro Smolienko/Ukrinform/Future Publishing via Getty Images Russia is outguning Ukraine on the front line, Ukraine’s top general said. He called on Western allies to provide Ukraine with much-needed military aid. Oleksandr Syrsky said that the situation was…

Donald Trump Jr. says he’s lobbying his father to pick a ‘fighter’ like Tucker Carlson or Vivek Ramaswamy to be...

Donald Trump Jr. at a rally on February 23, 2024 in Charleston, South Carolina. Tasos Katopodis/Getty Images Donald Trump Jr. said he is lobbying for his father to choose a “fighter” as his running mate. He said he is suggesting people like Tucker Carlson, Vivek Ramaswamy, and Sen. JD Vance. Donald Trump is still unsure about who will be his vice presidential pick, reports say….

Dachshund could face ban in Germany because of inherent health problems, highlighting wider dog breeding concerns

Vsevolod Vlasenko/Getty Images Germany’s iconic Dachshund, also known as the sausage dog, could be outlawed in the country. It comes after a draft law that seeks to prevent breeding practices that cause animals to suffer. The German Kennel Club is petitioning to save the breed.  The iconic Dachshund, also known as the sausage dog, could be outlawed in Germany as a new draft law seeks…

Sam Altman is trying to convince Hollywood that Sora won’t destroy the movie business

OpenAI CEO Sam Altman. Andrew Caballero-Reynolds/AFP via Getty Images Sam Altman’s looking to win over movie studios with Sora, OpenAI’s new video-generating tool. He recently held a series of meetings with Hollywood executives, the Financial Times reported.  Some studios appear receptive to using the tool in production. Sam Altman seems to be trying to convince Hollywood executives that his latest AI tool won’t destroy the…

Fox News threatened legal retaliation against a family suing the network over the death of their daughter in Ukraine

Fox News’ Oleksandra Kuvshynova, Pierre Zakrzewski, and Trey Yingst working in Ukraine. Fox News Fox News threatened legal action against a Ukrainian family whose daughter died reporting for the network. The Kuvshynovs are suing Fox, alleging it endangered their daughter. Fox said it would pursue them if they broke an earlier non-disparagement deal, which the family says is unfair. Days before a Ukrainian family filed…

Palestinians are drowning trying to reach parcels airdropped into the sea, paramedics say

Planes drop humanitarian aid in Gaza City on March 25, 2024. Yasser Qudaih/Anadolu via Getty Images At least 12 Palestinians drowned trying to reach aid off Gaza’s coast, local paramedics said. Footage shows hungry Palestinians rushing toward the airdropped aid that had landed in the sea. Hamas called for an end to airdrops and the reopening of land crossing for humanitarian aid. At least 12…

The Moscow terror attack could drive a wedge between Russia and one of its longtime allies

Russian President Vladimir Putin and Tajikistan’s President Emomali Rahmon after posing for a photo prior to a meeting in Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan, in October 2023. AP Photo/Vladimir Voronin Russia says suspects in the Moscow terror attack came from Tajikistan, something the country denies. Tajikistan and Russia are allies, but tensions have been growing between them. Tensions have also been growing between Russia and other former Soviet republics….

Russia finally ditched the euphemism it used to pretend it isn’t at war with Ukraine

Russian President Vladimir Putin at a training center in October 2022. Sputnik/Mikhail Klimentyev/Kremlin via REUTERS Russia has clung to the term “special military operation” to describe its invasion of Ukraine. But a Kremlin spokesperson admitted on Friday that “we are in a state of war,” blaming the West.  Putin signed a law effectively criminalizing calling the attack on Ukraine a “war” or “invasion.” Russia is…

Russia accidentally took out one of its own fishing trawlers during a military exercise, killing 3, report says

A file photo showing the Russian Baltic Fleet Corvette Boikiy seen on September 2, 2014. Lehtikuva Lehtikuva/Reuters A Russian ship fired on a fishing trawler during a military exercise, killing 3, a source told local media. Official sources said only that the trawler had caught on fire, and that one person was killed. A relative of one victim said Russian secret services told them not…

A video from Ukraine shows how the powerful armor on a US-built Humvee saved a soldier from Russian shrapnel

A soldier is photographed in a Humvee in Hostomel, Ukraine, in April 2022, left, and a damaged Humvee, right. Oleksandr Klymenko/Global Images Ukraine via Getty Images, UNITED24 Media/@Fokus2204/TikTok New footage showed the aftermath of a US-built Humvee getting hit in Ukraine. Ukrainians have praised the ruggedness of US-made vehicles, including the Bradley IFV. The Humvee is among more than 1,700 delivered to Ukraine by the…

Putin is ready to squeeze Russia’s outrageously wealthy elite to fund a future war with NATO, analysts say

Russian President Vladimir Putin in Red Square, Moscow, to mark 10 years of Russia’s annexation of Crimea on March 18, 2024. Contributor via Getty Images Vladimir Putin is moving to squeeze Russia’s wealthy elite, a think tank said.  He needs the money to boost military spending, analysts said, and is prepared to ruffle feathers Analysts said it’s a sign Putin’s is readying for a possible…

A delivery driver bit off a man’s thumb while bringing him pizza, exposing a scary loophole in app safety

A Deliveroo rider. Image used for illustration purposes only. Sean Gallup/Getty Images A delivery rider bit off a customer’s thumb during a pizza delivery dispute. The company, Deliveroo, isn’t legally responsible. The incident raises concerns about the potential dangers of substitute drivers. A food delivery driver in the UK faces potential imprisonment for biting off a customer’s thumb, in a case that reveals a worrying…

A Ukrainian soldier said that Ukraine’s losses are so heavy where he’s fighting that they struggle to recover the bodies

A Ukrainian officer amid the devastation caused by a Russian glide bomb that landed east of Kupiansk, Kharkiv Oblast, Ukraine, in February 2024. Scott Peterson via Getty A Ukrainian soldier says they’re suffering heavy casualties and are struggling in the country’s northeast. Part of this is down to Russia’s increased use of glide bombs, per The Times of London. F-16s could help counter this threat,…