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Albany, NY - The global nitric acid market is projected to rise from a valuation of $16,839.5 millio...

Fri, 20 Oct 2017 13:05:07 +0200
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Global nitric acid market forecast to reach $20.4 billion by 2022

Fri, 20 Oct 2017 13:05:00 +0200
Albany, NY - The global nitric acid market is projected to rise from a valuation of $16,839.5 million in 2017 to reach $20,420.8 million by the end of 2022. The worldwide market is forecast to rise at...
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Australian military developing VR programs to train soldiers to be more resilient to pressure

Fri, 20 Oct 2017 12:47:20 +0200
Black Mirror is way ahead of us again. Virtual reality training is being developed as a method to equip troops with resilience training before deployment — something a Black Mirror episode toyed with ...
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Allegations of rigging resurface as Turkish parliament approves LHD MoU

Fri, 20 Oct 2017 11:27:38 +0200
The Turkish parliament on 12 October endorsed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) on co-operation between the Turkish and Spanish navies on a controversial project to build the multipurpose landing he...
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Inside Secure Announces Q3 2017 Revenue - HTML (w)

Fri, 20 Oct 2017 07:45:23 +0200
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$5.9 MILLION INNOVATION BOOST TO AUSTRALIAN DEFENCE INDUSTRY

Fri, 20 Oct 2017 06:20:50 +0200
Minister for Defence Industry, the Hon Christopher Pyne MP today announced five Defence Innovation Hub innovation contracts totalling $5.9 million.
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Australian government awards AU$5.9m in R&D grants to support defence operations

Fri, 20 Oct 2017 06:15:25 +0200
Five organisations have been awarded Defence Innovation Hub grants for the research and development of underwater acoustic sensors and VR-based resilience training programs, among others.
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Automotive Industry Dominates the Global CAE Market | Technavio

Fri, 20 Oct 2017 03:09:07 +0200
Technavio has published a new report on the global CAE market from 2017-2021. (Graphic: Business Wire)
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How Smart Farms Are Making the Case for Rural Broadband

Thu, 19 Oct 2017 23:17:45 +0200
LOUISVILLE, Ky., Oct. 19, 2017 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- New Smart Farm technologies can give America's growers the ability to monitor crop conditions in real time, respond to technical problems bef...
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KAI shows signs of recovery after scandal

Thu, 19 Oct 2017 17:35:32 +0200
A Surion helicopter hovers during the Seoul International Aerospace & Defense Exhibiton held at Seoul Air Base in Seongnam, Gyeonggi, on Monday. [YONHAP]
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North Korea cloud has silver lining for South's armsmakers

Thu, 19 Oct 2017 17:34:42 +0200
Seoul - The constant missile and nuclear threats from South Korea's belligerent northern neighbour have racked regional tensions sky-high, but they are a boon for the country's burgeoning defence indu...
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IAI Loses Out to Raytheon on Indian ISTAR Deal

Thu, 19 Oct 2017 17:13:34 +0200
Oct. 18--India has handed a major blow to Israel Aerospace Industries Ltd. (IAI) (TASE: ARSP.B1) unit ELTA, which had been hoping to win a $1 billion deal to sell two ISTAR (intelligence, surveillan...
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IAI loses out to Raytheon on Indian ISTAR deal

Thu, 19 Oct 2017 13:44:42 +0200
Israel Aerospace's ELTA unit had been one of the favorites to win the $1 billion intelligence, surveillance, target acquisition, and reconnaissance aircraft contract.
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N. Korea cloud has silver lining for South's armsmakers

Thu, 19 Oct 2017 13:23:08 +0200
The constant missile and nuclear threats from South Korea's belligerent northern neighbour have racked regional tensions sky-high, but they are a boon for the country's burgeoning defence industry.
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Cyprus PIO: Turkish Cypriot and Turkish Media Review, 17-10-18

Thu, 19 Oct 2017 06:07:41 +0200
Cyprus Press and Information Office: Turkish Cypriot Press Review Directory - Previous Article
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Taiwan and US sign defense affairs MOU

Thu, 19 Oct 2017 01:41:56 +0200
Defense Industry Association head Han Bi-xiang and the head of the U-S Taiwan
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EventShares launches US policy ETFs

Wed, 18 Oct 2017 15:05:07 +0200
EventShares, the ETF brand of Active Weighting Funds, has launched three new actively managed ETFs on the Bats Exchange. The Republican Policies Fund (GOP), the Democratic Policies Fund (DEMS) and the...
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Global Aircraft Seals Market Likely to Exhibit 5.3% CAGR Over the Next Five Years and Reach $1.1 Bil...

Wed, 18 Oct 2017 14:54:10 +0200
DETROIT, October 18, 2017 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ -- DETROIT, October 18, 2017 /PRNewswire/ --
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Taiwan, U.S. sign MOU on defense affairs

Wed, 18 Oct 2017 14:41:39 +0200
Princeton, New Jersey, Oct. 18 (CNA) Taiwan Defense Industry Association head Han Pi-hsiang(韓碧祥)and U.S.-Taiwan Business Council President Rupert Hammond-Chambers (韓儒伯)signed a memorandum of understan...
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Taiwan resolved to build indigenous defense industry: official

Wed, 18 Oct 2017 13:17:54 +0200
Deputy Defense Minister Chang Guan-qun says the island is still seeking to
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The last-ditch attempt to save HMS Ocean

Wed, 18 Oct 2017 10:42:09 +0200
Action plan to be presented at special debate over future of naval base
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Volvo decides not to sell government sales unit

Wed, 18 Oct 2017 09:55:30 +0200
Volvo AB (VOLV-B.SK) said Tuesday that it has decided to abandon the planned divestment of its government sales unit, saying the offers it has received do not reflect its value.
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Volvo Group discontinues the process to divest Governmental Sales

Tue, 17 Oct 2017 21:56:32 +0200
Volvo Group has decided to discontinue the process to divest the Governmental Sales business area.
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SA defence industry performance declined in 2016/17 – Armscor CEO

Tue, 17 Oct 2017 21:50:46 +0200
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Moon vows to improve three-pillar defense

Tue, 17 Oct 2017 17:43:41 +0200
President Moon Jae-in pledged to bolster Korea’s three-pillar defense system and deploy advanced weapons to improve security against North Korean threats as he attended a large-scale annual air show T...
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Watch Live: Astronauts On International Space Station Conduct Spacewalk

Fri, 20 Oct 2017 13:57:46 +0200
Two astronauts currently living on the International Space Station have a big day ahead of them. Expedition 53 Commander Randy Bresnik and Flight Engineer Joe Acaba from NASA will conduct a spacewalk ...
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SpaceX to launch 2 of Spacecom's communication satellites into orbit

Fri, 20 Oct 2017 13:33:51 +0200
(Telecompaper) Israel's Space Communications entered into a deal with SpaceX to launch two communication satellites into orbit, writes Reuters...
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UrtheCast and e-GEOS collaborate to offer unique optical and SAR products

Fri, 20 Oct 2017 12:54:10 +0200
VANCOUVER, Oct. 20, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -UrtheCast Corp., its subsidiary Deimos Imaging and e-GEOS (a company owned by Telespazio and the Italian Space Agency) today announced a strategic partnership t...
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Giant subterranean chasm on the moon is the PERFECT location for our first colony, claim space exper...

Fri, 20 Oct 2017 11:03:07 +0200
Establishing a human base on the moon could be possible after Japanese scientists discovered the perfect location for a potential lunar colony.
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Plans for second set of FormoSat-7 satellites scrapped: NSPO

Fri, 20 Oct 2017 09:23:27 +0200
Taipei, Oct. 20 (CNA) Taiwan and the United States have decided to drop their plans to build a second set of six satellites for FormoSat-7 due to funding issues, Taiwan's National Space Organization (...
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Two-thirds of disabled Scots classed as 'fit for work' by DWP are genuinely ill

Fri, 20 Oct 2017 09:15:50 +0200
Labour renewed calls to scrap the system after it emerged 63 per cent of fit for work decisions in Scotland which are appealed are subsequently overturned.
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Lego is celebrating Nasa’s pioneering women with a new 231-piece set

Fri, 20 Oct 2017 08:06:35 +0200
A group of Nasa’s barrier-breaking women has been immortalised in Lego form.
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Exclusive Interview: Jim Sturgess on Geostorm

Fri, 20 Oct 2017 07:46:43 +0200
In this week’s release of Geostorm, Brothers Jake (Gerald Butler) and Max (Jim Sturgess) have to put aside their differences in order to save the world from the very satellite Jake built to help con...
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10 fines at the dentist... that weren't fine

Fri, 20 Oct 2017 07:19:23 +0200
When dentists warned that tens of thousands of people were being unfairly fined £100 after a visit to the surgery - it prompted a big response from the audience.
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Astronaut Scott Kelly explains why you should never eat chocolate in SPACE (especially when there ar...

Fri, 20 Oct 2017 06:18:43 +0200
Among life’s great dreams I have had to abandon are playing Test cricket at Lord’s, presenting a Saturday night light entertainment show and going into space.
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Toyota headquarters in Torrance sold for $270 million to Irvine real estate developer

Fri, 20 Oct 2017 05:52:25 +0200
A Prius enters Toyota's U.S. headquarters in Torrance, Calif. in this January 2008 file photo. (Reed Saxon / AP)
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Google Maps now lets you explore every planet in the solar system and look at Earth from aboard the ...

Fri, 20 Oct 2017 04:41:28 +0200
Prepare to feel totally insignificant and small as you check out the wonders of humanity's home star system. Google has mapped the planets using pictures from Nasa and the European Space Agency.
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Automotive Industry Dominates the Global CAE Market | Technavio

Fri, 20 Oct 2017 03:09:07 +0200
Technavio has published a new report on the global CAE market from 2017-2021. (Graphic: Business Wire)
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Thu, 19 Oct 2017 23:49:44 +0200
Affected by laws and what it calls an unfair treatment by various government departments, the plantation sector is batting for a national policy on plantations vis-a-vis environment and forests, to st...
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Planters pitch for a national policy to stay afloat

Thu, 19 Oct 2017 23:49:43 +0200
Affected by laws and what it calls an unfair treatment by various government departments, the plantation sector is batting for a national policy on plantations vis-a-vis environment and forests, to st...
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Newly-found bus-sized asteroid will skim past our planet TODAY at half the distance between the Eart...

Thu, 19 Oct 2017 23:33:19 +0200
Last week, asteroid 2012 TC4 made a close shave with Earth, as it soared past at a distance of just 27,000 miles above the surface.
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Live Streaming Workshop: "Exploring Threats and Opportunities through Mega Trends in the Space 4.0 ...

Thu, 19 Oct 2017 23:15:40 +0200
Virtual workshop to explore the opportunities and threats brought by global Mega Trend in the Space 4.0 era
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Planets and moons are now part of Google Maps — here are 6 incredible worlds you must explore

Thu, 19 Oct 2017 22:33:28 +0200
A few years ago, Google gave people the ability to freely explore objects in space — but that experience was mostly locked up in Google Earth, the company's 3D-mapping software.
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You can now go around the solar system on Google Maps - here's how

Thu, 19 Oct 2017 22:15:29 +0200
Fancy heading around the solar system? Well now you can.
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A natural neutron source

Thu, 19 Oct 2017 21:06:39 +0200
The link between thunderstorm and neutron science is not an obvious one. Indeed, it took a Nobel laureate to spot it. By the time he made the connection, Willard Libby was already a highly regarded sc...
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Air quality monitoring goes into orbit

Thu, 19 Oct 2017 20:55:43 +0200
A UK assembled air quality monitoring satellite has now entered orbit ready to become fully operational in six months-time.
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Science News in Brief: Machine-washing your root veg decreases its shelf life

Thu, 19 Oct 2017 20:31:40 +0200
Root vegetables are by nature pretty durable, although it’s common knowledge that organic varieties tend to go off quicker than ones grown with pesticides.
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You can now visit OUTER SPACE without leaving your sofa

Thu, 19 Oct 2017 19:48:04 +0200
A NEW feature has been unveiled which lets users travel across the solar system and explore planets – without having to leave their sofas.
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Women of NASA Lego set goes on sale

Thu, 19 Oct 2017 17:39:10 +0200
The idea for the set received 10,000 views
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Can you solve mystery of when Souter Lighthouse changed colour?

Thu, 19 Oct 2017 17:36:09 +0200
Everyone loves a good mystery, and here’s one that reader Gillian Harrison would like you to help solve – by shining a light on the history of a local landmark.
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Air travellers could benefit from portable bag screening technology in future

Fri, 20 Oct 2017 14:12:02 +0200
A Government fund to revolutionise airport screening could mean hand luggage is checked as passengers walk through duty free shops.
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New Technology Removes Stress Of Bringing Gadgets Through Airport Security

Fri, 20 Oct 2017 14:11:53 +0200
There is something so predictably soul-destroying about airport security. From the long queues to the moment when you realise that everyone in front of you has 23 iPads between them and at least 100 i...
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Azerbaijan increases expenditures on law-enforcement agencies, prosecutor’s office, defence and judi...

Fri, 20 Oct 2017 14:10:52 +0200
Azerbaijan plans to allocate AZN 4,068,300,000 for strengthening of national security and defence and material and technical base, maintenance of judicial power, law-enforcement agencies and prosecuto...
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Auto industry demand for rare earths, ranging from neodymium used in electric motors to lanthanum us...

Fri, 20 Oct 2017 14:06:54 +0200
The U.S. could become a player in the $4 billion global rare-earth-element (REE) production market using new efficient and inexpensive technologies being developed at Purdue University.
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CIA issues a correction after Mike Pompeo said Russian meddling 'did not affect the outcome of the e...

Fri, 20 Oct 2017 14:05:28 +0200
Associated Press/Manuel Balce Ceneta CIA director Mike Pompeo claimed that US intelligence agencies believed Russian interference did not affect the results of the 2016 US presidential election. The C...
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Republicans are freaking out about a new report tying Hillary Clinton to a Russian uranium deal

Fri, 20 Oct 2017 14:05:02 +0200
REUTERS/Brendan McDermid President Donald Trump wants to revive an old scandal about a uranium deal with a Hillary Clinton connection. Proof of any quid pro quo remains unclear. Propelled by conservat...
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There are still some unanswered questions surrounding the ambush in Niger, in which 4 US soldiers di...

Fri, 20 Oct 2017 14:04:56 +0200
AP Weeks after the initial reports of the ambush in which 4 US troops were killed in Niger, questions still remain about what exactly happened. Lawmakers have been left in the dark and are pressing th...
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The 'underwear bomber' to sue government over restricting his rights in prison

Fri, 20 Oct 2017 14:04:21 +0200
A man who tried to set off a bomb in his underwear on a plane on Christmas day is suing the government for imprisoning him. He says being cut off from the outside world violates his constitutional rig...
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Iraqi forces end 3 hour clash with Kurds, take over oil-rich Kirkuk

Fri, 20 Oct 2017 14:04:14 +0200
Iraqi forces clashed with Kurdish fighters in Kirkuk, Iraq before taking the city under their control. The Kurds were a powerful fighting force and US ally against ISIS. The Kurds have voted for indep...
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Iraqi and Kurdish forces exchange fire at border

Fri, 20 Oct 2017 13:42:18 +0200
ALTUN KUPRI, Iraq (AP) -- Iraqi federal and Kurdish forces exchanged fire at their shared border on Friday, capping a dramatic week of maneuvers that saw the Kurds handover territory across north and...
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US-backed Syrian force declare victory over IS in Raqqa

Fri, 20 Oct 2017 13:42:16 +0200
BEIRUT (AP) -- A U.S.-backed Syrian force declared victory over the Islamic State group in its former "capital" of Raqqa on Friday, declaring the northern Syrian city free of any extremist presence.
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US: Laptops in checked bags pose fire, explosion risk

Fri, 20 Oct 2017 13:36:21 +0200
FILE - In this April 2014 file image frame grab from video, provided by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), a test at the FAAs technical center in Atlantic City, N.J. The U.S. government is urg...
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Safariland VIEVU Awarded Exclusive Distribution Agreement for Digital Ally's VuLink Car-Based Camera...

Fri, 20 Oct 2017 13:35:10 +0200
,/PRNewswire/ --?Safariland?VIEVU,?a leader in body-worn video, and a brand of?TheSafariland Group ("Safariland"), a leading global provider of safety and survivability products designed for the pub...
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Seeking To Root Out Leakers, The Intelligence Community Is Destroying Official Routes For Whistleblo...

Fri, 20 Oct 2017 13:33:38 +0200
The Trump Administration is continuing its war on leakers . It's probably meant to keep whistleblowers at bay as well. This isn't necessarily a trait unique to Trump's White House. There really hasn't...
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Parents of ‘Jihadi Jack’ begin hunger strike over the government’s ‘inaction’ to help their Muslim-c...

Fri, 20 Oct 2017 13:17:18 +0200
Pictured: Sally Letts and husband John outside St Paul's Cathedral
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North Korea 'are on the cusp' of hitting the US with a nuclear missile, CIA director warns

Fri, 20 Oct 2017 13:16:53 +0200
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Flying with British Hairways? Katie Holmes reluctantly unveils striking new pixie cut... as she's fo...

Fri, 20 Oct 2017 13:15:05 +0200
She finally confirmed her romance with Hollywood actor Jamie Foxx last month, despite the pair reportedly hiding their relationship for years.
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The Latest: Federal troops take disputed town from Kurds

Fri, 20 Oct 2017 13:13:04 +0200
ALTUN KUPRI, Iraq (AP) - The Latest on developments in Iraq. (all times local):
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White and male: broader bureaucracy mirrors Trump cabinet's profile

Fri, 20 Oct 2017 13:13:01 +0200
WASHINGTON, Oct 20 (Reuters) - When Donald Trump faced criticism from advocacy groups for not including more women and minorities in his cabinet last January, the incoming administration promised tha...
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CBA may fire staff who underperform: Chair

Fri, 20 Oct 2017 13:06:28 +0200
Commonwealth Bank chairman Catherine Livingstone says staff could be fired if the lender finds any further evidence of serious misconduct.
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US forces declare VICTORY over ISIS as troops storm jihadi 'TORTURE CAPITAL'

Fri, 20 Oct 2017 13:06:01 +0200
US-BACKED forces have finally declared victory over ISIS in their former capital city of Raqqa.
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Britain seeks new ways to detect explosives in airports

Fri, 20 Oct 2017 12:58:13 +0200
Britain launched a fund on Friday to support new technology to screen hand-luggage in airports in a bid to detect concealed explosives without passengers having to remove electrical items from their b...
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PMB Expresses Concern Over Boko Haram Links With ISIS

Fri, 20 Oct 2017 12:35:11 +0200
By Jonathan Nda- Isaiah. President Muhammadu Buhari and President Recep Tayyip Erdogan have agreed, after talks, yesterday in Ankara to strengthen cooperation between the security agencies of both cou...
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Klas Telecom : Rugged Network Devices Receive NIAP Common Criteria Certification for Inclusion in th...

Fri, 20 Oct 2017 12:35:02 +0200
and KlasOS firmware Common Criteria certification, a requirement for inclusion in the National Security Agency/Central Security Service (NSA/CSS) Commercial Solutions for Classified (CSfC) program. Th...
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Tillerson to visit India, Pakistan next week

Fri, 20 Oct 2017 12:12:55 +0200
US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson will embark on a crucial trip to India and Pakistan next week as part of his week-long five-nation tour that would also take him to Saudi Arabia, Qatar and Switzerl...
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