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US F35 fighters to deploy from Royal Navy aircraft carrier

<b>US and UK F35 fighters are to deploy alongside each other when the Royal Navy's new aircraft carrier begins her first operational tour in 2021.</b><p>Defence Secretary Sir Michael Fallon has signed an agreement with his US counterpart to allow Marine Corps F35Bs to fly from HMS Queen Elizabeth.<p>The first …

Military

Controversial 'three-parent baby' technique given go-ahead in historic decision

The first ‘three-parent’ babies could be born in the UK next year following a historic decision giving the controversial new fertility technique the …

Europe

Hundreds leave besieged east Aleppo on first day of evacuation

Red Cross says thousands more are due to make journey in coming days under deal brokered by Turkey and Russia<p>More than 2,000 people have been evacuated from besieged districts of east Aleppo under a deal brokered by Turkey and Russia and overseen by the Red Cross, and thousands more are expected to …

Middle East

Ministry to write Myanmar's 'true history' without Rohingya

Yangon: Myanmar’s religious affairs ministry plans to write a book to prove the Rohingya are not indigenous to the country, as tensions grow over a …

Global Warming

Greece's row with eurozone deepens as creditors halt debt relief

Greece's creditors have suspended a debt relief deal for Athens after the country's leftist prime minister announced a series of spending increases in defiance of Brussels' austerity demands.<p>Just days after eurozone finance ministers agreed measures designed to shave 20 percentage points off the …

Europe

UK 4G coverage worse than in Romania and Peru, watchdog finds

National Infrastructure Commission says UK is being held back by poor mobile connectivity and calls for end to ‘digital deserts’<p>Britain’s 4G mobile phone coverage is worse than that in Albania, Panama, Peru and Romania, with users able to connect barely half the time, a government infrastructure …

Roads

Corruption probe into Peru's president reopened | Reuters

LIMA (Reuters) - The office of Peru’s attorney general has reopened a corruption inquiry into whether President Pedro Pablo Kuczynski helped a Brazilian company win public work contracts while he was prime minister a decade ago, legal documents showed on Tuesday.<p>Peru's President Pedro Pablo …

Brazil

Venezuelan president seals the Colombian border, alleging a plot to destabilize the economy

Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro on Monday ordered the border with Colombia sealed for 72 hours, accusing US-backed "mafias" of conspiring to destabilize his country's economy by hoarding banknotes.<p>"I have taken the decision to close the border with Colombia for 72 hours," the leftist leader …

Venezuela

Colombia's FARC rebels expel five commanders opposed to peace deal | Reuters

BOGOTA (Reuters) - Colombia’s FARC rebels have expelled five commanders for refusing to demobilize and join a peace process with the government aimed at ending more than five decades of war, guerrilla leadership said.<p>The five commanders, all from units in the country’s southeastern jungle, include …

North Africa

While the world watches Aleppo, Assad may have just used sarin gas on civilians near Palmyra

Approximately 93 civilians have been killed and 300 more injured in Isis-held Syria in what appears to be a chemical weapons attack, monitors and a …

Aleppo’s people are being slaughtered. Did we learn nothing from Srebrenica?

I somehow survived the Srebrenica genocide. It’s heartbreaking to see the international community turn the other way while atrocities occur in Syria<p>I was a teenager when I faced the worst of humanity. I remember our house burning to the ground and my family fleeing Srebrenica, hoping against hope …

Middle East

Two decades before Aleppo, there was Srebrenica. “Never again,” the world promised.

Neither the representatives of Russia nor of the United States held back their views: To Russia, the resolution to recognize the killings of thousands of civilians as genocide was “politically motivated.” But for Samantha Power, the U.S. ambassador to the United Nations, Russia's refusal to accept …

North Africa
Africa

Latin America’s Schindler: a forgotten hero of the 20th century

Under General Pinochet’s rule of terror in Chile, one man saved thousands of people from the dictator’s brutal secret police. How did Roberto Kozak do it – and escape death?<p>Just before 10am on New Year’s Eve 1986, armed men arrived at the office of a small organisation for the resettlement of …

South America

What it’s like to be a Rohingya in KL: A daily battle for dignity

Abdul Rahman and his family stays in a 650 sqf room without furniture. Apart from some clothes donated to them, they came to Malaysia with bare …

Myanmar calls ASEAN talks over 'Rohingya issue': Diplomat

YANGON: Myanmar has called an emergency ASEAN meeting to discuss the Rohingya crisis, a diplomat said Monday (Dec 12), as regional tensions deepen …

Defence experts warn of 'disaster' for Britain after Donald Trump suggests undoing 'out of control' F-35 fighter jet project

British defence experts expressed alarm yesterday after Donald Trump suggested he might undo a multi-billion dollar stealth fighter project that is to form a core part of the United Kingdom's defensive capabilities.<p>The president-elect took a casual shot at the F-35 programme for the world's most …

Extremism
North Africa

Japan protests over China's complaint about fighter jets | Reuters

TOKYO (Reuters) - Japan said on Monday it had protested to China over a Chinese complaint that Japanese fighter jets had engaged in “dangerous and unprofessional” behavior when they scrambled at the weekend as Chinese aircraft flew near Japanese islands.<p>A Chinese military plane H-6 bomber flies …

China
Africa

Watch the Marines' F-35 fire an 80-round burst from its gun pod for the first time

On July 6 at the Naval Air Station at Patuxent River in Maryland, US Marines carried out the first successful test of the F-35B's GAU-22 gun pod. Five days later, the gun pod fired its first 80-round burst.<p><i>Produced by Jacqui Frank. Original reporting by Alex Lockie</i>.<p><b>Follow BI Video:</b>On Twitter

Military Aircraft

Trump calls fighter jet costs 'out of control'

Here we go again. Donald Trump has tweeted another critique about a major defense company -- and the stock immediately fell.<p>Trump tweeted Monday morning that "the F-35 program and cost is out of control. Billions of dollars can and will be saved on military (and other) purchases after January 20th."<p>…

Donald Trump

Benjamin Netanyahu to Give Donald Trump Five Alternatives to Iran Deal

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said Sunday he would work with U.S. President-elect Donald Trump to unravel the Iranian nuclear deal …

How ‘food apartheid’ is punishing some Venezuelans

CARACAS, Venezuela — With food riots breaking out and supermarket shelves woefully bare, the government of embattled President Nicolás Maduro launched a new food distribution system in April promising to deliver subsidized groceries to every household in need.<p>Maduro called the new system “CLAPs” …

Venezuela

Battle for Aleppo is over as rebels withdraw, monitor claims

The battle for the Syrian city of Aleppo has reportedly ended after rebels withdrew from six remaining districts in the opposition-held east of the …

China flies nuclear bomber over South China Sea as a 'message' to Donald Trump

China flew a nuclear-capable bomber outside its borders in a show of force less than a week before US President-elect Donald Trump’s phone call with …

China