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World’s first bionic eye gifts blind woman eyesight

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For the first time ever, scientists have given a previously blind woman sight by way of a bionic eye. The Australian-designed implant, which resembles the model worn by Arnie in The Terminator, is likely to transform the lives of millions worldwide. Dianne Ashworth, who is suffering from the incurable condition …

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Saudi anti-govt leader sentenced to death by crucifixion

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Sheikh Nimr al-Nimr, a figurehead of the Shia minority protests that have rumbled in Saudi Arabia since 2011, was sentenced to death on Wednesday, his brother announced on Twitter. Mohammed al-Nimr said his brother was found guilty by a Riyadh court of “encouraging foreign meddling” from Iran, and disobeying the government with …

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Australia’s biggest bank facing trillion dollar fines for money laundering

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Even the Commonwealth Bank’s staunchest critics wouldn’t have predicted this one. This is the bank potentially blowing itself up. CBA is facing fines of about a trillion dollars for nearly 54,000 breaches of Australia’s money-laundering laws dating back to 2012. A trillion dollars, which is a thousand billion. About seven times Commonwealth …

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JP Morgan and RBS: sell stocks now

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From Filip Karinja, for Birch Gold Group Following the worst start to a year in the stock market, Week 2 of 2016 sees the likes of the Royal Bank of Scotland (RBS) and JP Morgan issuing a simple warning to clients: Get out of the stock market ASAP! Don’t worry, we were shocked …

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Bilderberg Group 2014 to meet in Denmark

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The 2014 meeting of the Bilderberg Group – a secretive organization of global power brokers – will take place in Denmark at the end of May. The announcement was made today on the official ‘Bilderberg Meetings’ website, which states simply, “The 62nd Bilderberg meeting will take place at the end of …

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NHS trusts spend £2m to stop 52 staff members from speaking out

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Sir David Nicholson will face accusations of misleading Parliament and of taking part in a “systemic cover-up”. Sir David Nicholson, who is retiring next year after criticism over his role in the Mid Staffs scandal, told MPs in March that he had only come across one of the orders, used …

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Australia’s sub-prime scandal finally breaks wide open

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A WA mortgage broker who got rich by “fudging figures” has blown the whistle on the banks that conspired in Australia’s own sub-prime mortgage scandal. In 2007 Kate Thompson was WA mortgage broker of the year. Now she is facing fraud charges. It is alleged Mortgage Miracles, in Canning Vale …

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Propaganda: Tony Blair wins ‘philanthropist of the year’ award

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Tony Blair was last night improbably named philanthropist of the year by a leading magazine. The former prime minister was handed the award to a ‘muted’ response at a celebrity-packed gathering in central London. It was in recognition of his ‘philanthropy, establishing three charities’. GQ magazine’s decision drew immediate criticism, …

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Catholic Church paid $276m to sex abuse victims in Australia

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The Catholic Church paid $276 million to victims of alleged sex abuse committed by priests in Australia over decades, an investigation says. Critics say the system of payments is unfair and not all victims receive the same opportunities or compensation. Since 2013, the Australian Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to …

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US approves $1.3bn sale of bombs to Saudi Arabia

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The Pentagon announced on Monday that the U.S. has approved a $1.29 billion arms sale to Saudi Arabia, despite widespread mounting evidence of the country’s mass atrocities and possible war crimes in neighboring Yemen. The U.S. State Department on Friday approved the sale of over 10,000 bombs, munitions, and weapons parts produced …

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Banks plan escape to London if Scots choose independence

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Partly-nationalized British banks Lloyds and Royal Bank of Scotland (RBS) both say they would relocate their headquarters to London if Scots vote for independence on September 18. Recent polls indicating pro-union and independence camps are neck and neck have rocked British financial markets and pushed the pound to its lowest …

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Mi5: Al Qaeda plotting attacks in Britain and western nations

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Al Qaeda is plotting to massacre huge numbers of civilians in Britain and other western countries, the head of Mi5 has warned. Andrew Parker, director general of the security service, told a select group mostly from the Royal United Services Institute at his London headquarters that while the so-called Islamic …

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UK banks won’t survive another recession

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Former Bank of England governor Mervyn King has warned that British banks are too weak to weather another financial crisis, adding that government officials haven’t “got to the heart” of what went wrong in 2008. Speaking to BBC Radio 4 on Monday, King criticised current measures being taken by the …

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Saudi regime to waste $68m for luxurious Trump visit

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Donald Trump’s presidential term is set to reach whole new levels of extravagance when he visits Saudi Arabia this month in his first official state visit. But when it comes to lavish, the Saudis tower over the US president, known for his love of luxury. The kingdom has allocated 257 …

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Canada sells off its remaining gold reserves

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Canada is selling off most of its remaining gold reserves, mainly by selling gold coins, figures from the Bank of Canada and Finance Department show. The country held just $19 million US worth of gold as of last Monday. Through most of 2015, the country’s gold reserves stood at more than …

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Iran’s cyber warfare commander killed: Israeli Mossad?

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The commander of Iran’s cyber warfare program has been killed in an alleged assassination, according to media reports. Iran has accused outside forces of perpetrating the attack. Iran’s head of cyber warfare, Mojtaba Ahmadi, was last seen leaving home and heading to work on Saturday, according to The Telegraph. Later, …

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Bees & flowers communicate using electrical fields, scientists find

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Did you know that flowers and bees communicate with one another about the amount and quality of pollen available using bioelectromagnetics? The Communication Between Bees and Flowers In a recent study from the University of Bristol and published in Science Express, scientists put electromagnetic detectors in flowers’ pollinators to watch the great romance of …

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MI5 ‘tried to recruit’ Woolwich murder suspect

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UK intelligence service MI5 approached Woolwich killing suspect Michael Adebolajo to offer him a job, a friend of the alleged murderer claimed in a BBC interview. Meanwhile police have arrested three more people suspected of plotting the brutal killing. Abu Nusaybah, who claims to be a close friend of Adebolajo, …

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