US commandos capture Japanese island to show Beijing they’re ‘not kidding around’ — RT World News

US special forces, aided by F-35 stealth fighters and rocket artillery units, have practiced capturing a small Japanese island as part of a new operational concept to counter China in the Indo-Pacific theater. Members of the US Marines, Army and Air Force invaded and secured Japan’s Ie Jima Island as they polished-up their Expeditionary Advance Base Operations (EABO) skills, which haven’t been put into practice since the end of America’s fight against the Japanese in World War II.US airmen conducted reconnaissance of the island off the coast of Okinawa before…

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Not fireman, it’s firefighter! Fire Brigade mocked after accusing Peppa Pig of ‘sexism’ — RT World News

Peppa Pig has become embroiled in a war of words on social media after the children’s TV show was slammed by London Fire Brigade, claiming it prevents girls from joining the fire service due to its use of ‘sexist’ language. The row over the world-famous children’s character, which has included TV presenter Piers Morgan piling in on Twitter to blast “Why don’t you go and put out fires?” was initiated by a Peppa Pig episode titled: “The Fire Engine.”It starts with the narrator saying: “Mummy Pig is dressed as a…

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‘Pressured’ chemical watchdog afraid to contradict US on Douma chemical incident – Russian envoy — RT World News

The OPCW could not come up with an unbiased report on the alleged 2018 chemical attack in Douma, as acknowledging that it was faked would’ve made the US strikes against Syria illegitimate, the Russian envoy to the OPCW told RT. In early March, the final report by the Fact-Finding Mission (FFM) of the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) stated that there were “reasonable grounds” to believe that “molecular chlorine” was used as a chemical weapon in the Syrian city of Douma on April 7, 2018. Also on…

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Swedish govt ‘art project’ will pay 1 person $2,320/month to do nothing for the rest of their life — RT World News

An art installation in Sweden will pay one “employee” a monthly salary for the rest of their lives to do whatever they wish, or nothing at all, in a project already being dubbed as “stupidity” and “a waste of taxpayers money.” “The position holds no duties or responsibilities, other than that it should be carried out at Korsvägen,” the job posting states. “Whatever the employee chooses to do constitutes the work.”The employee will start in 2026 (applications will only begin in 2025) and receive a salary of $2,312 per month…

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Female astronaut McClain gains 2 INCHES in height on board ISS in 3 MONTHS — RT World News

Staying in a microgravity environment makes you taller, as US astronaut Anne McClain attested to on her Twitter account. She said she gained two inches since her launch in December. Earth will learn a lot during his busy week on @Space_Station – today he kept me company while we checked our suit sizing to account for space growth (I am 2 inches taller than when I launched!), then we did some translation adaptation. pic.twitter.com/A89tJauyQu— Anne McClain (@AstroAnnimal) March 4, 2019The height increase (unfortunately for some) is temporary and is caused…

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Internet fawns over facial hair of Indian pilot freed by Pakistan — RT World News

The release of Indian Air Force Wing Commander Abhinandan Varthaman from Pakistan has likely reduced the odds of war between the two nuclear powers, but never mind that – Varthaman’s mustache is the real hero of the story. The pilot of a downed IAF MiG-21 was returned to India on Friday in “a peace gesture” by Pakistan, as the two countries teetered on the brink of all-out war over Kashmir. In addition to a hero’s welcome, Varthaman sparked a conversation about his fierce facial hair. Also on rt.com First VISUALS…

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Kim Jong-un stops for cigarette en route to Hanoi peace summit (VIDEO) — RT World News

Kim Jong-un opted to make the 4,000km (2,485-mile) journey to the Hanoi peace summit with Donald Trump via armored train, and one brave cameraman managed to video the supreme leader taking a quick smoke break. The surreptitiously-filmed footage captured the North Korean leader enjoying a brief puff on the platform at the Nanning rail station in south central China, en route to Hanoi, in a journey which ultimately took more than two days (instead of a flight which would only have lasted several hours).The North Korean leader’s sister, Kim Yo-jong,…

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Trump says he’ll maintain some troops in Syria, media says 400 ‘peacekeepers’ to stay — RT World News

The US plans to keep a total of 400 troops in Syria, half in the Kurd-held northern part of the country and half at the southeastern border, at Al-Tanf base, a media report says citing an administration official. Earlier, Washington said it was planning to downsize its military presence in the north of Syria to 200 ‘peacekeepers’, but would not detail plans about the Al-Tanf base, which is located in a strategic part of Syria, where it borders Jordan and Iraq. The 400 American troops will be part of a total…

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Mars One dreams plummet back to Earth as company goes bankrupt — RT World News

Mars One, the company that promised to colonize Mars with human volunteers and make a reality TV show about it, has gone bankrupt, crushing the dreams of its willing participants and drawing ‘I told you so’s’ from its critics. The company hoped to send people on a one-way trip to Mars where they would settle for the rest of their lives as we on Earth watched it all unfold from the comfort of our couches. Also on rt.com Mars One being one-way ‘is the biggest appeal’: RT talks to prospective…

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