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BREAKING: #BNNNewsroom Reports.

The European Space Agency (ESA) (@esa) has named the first ever "parastronaut" on Wednesday. This is a big step towards allowing people with physical disabilities to work and live in space.
The ESA, which comprises of 22-nations said, it selected former British Paralympic sprinter John McFall as one among the 17 recruits for astronaut training. #ESA #Parastronaut #Science #Britain #JohnMcFall
John McFall will participate in a feasibility study, which is designed to allow ESA to assess the conditions needed for people with disabilities to take part in future missions.
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Does the following United States ship design look familiar?

It should because it's HMS Hood!

Hood had a profound impact on the United States Navy. In many ways, the arrival of Hood served as the catalyst for the eventual break away from the Standard Battleship doctrine. Image
The US Navy saw that the combination of firepower, armor, and speed would set the groundwork for new "Fast Battleships" (Or "Battleship-cruisers" as they were known in the US at the time). This would provide greater flexibility over the current generation of 21 knot battleships. Image
This spurred a flurry of activity among designers in the US Navy. New designs such as faster battleships, traditional battlecruisers, and hybrid battleship-cruisers were created. The pros and cons of each vessel were then vigorously weighed among senior naval officials. Image
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#Yemen
US-Saudi Aggression Deliberately Targeted Archaeological Sites, Facilitated Looting of Antiquities:

The Executive Director of ِAl-Hudhud Center for Archaeological Studies, Dr. Fahmy Al-Aghbari, confirmed that the US-Saudi aggression for seven years, has
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deliberately targeted archaeological sites with airstrikes and its mercenaries’ looting and smuggling artifacts.
Al-Aghbari said, in a statement to Almasirah, that the aggression targeted archaeological sites in which there could be no military forces,
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such as the Dhamar Historical Museum.
He added that the #UAE plays a major role in looting #Yemeni_antiquities antiquities, presenting them in as Emirati artifacts, as well as being a corridor for smuggling stolen Yemeni antiquities to deliver them to the #Zionist enemy.
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#YEMEM :Over 4,250 stolen #Yemeni_artifacts sold in six countries.
Al-Hodhod Center for Archaeological Studies organized on Thursday in the capital Sanaa a special event to celebrate the issuance of the report “Yemen’s Archaeological Memory between Smuggling and
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Westernization”

During the event, the center released a report documenting the theft of #Yemeni_antiquities and their sale in international auctions.

The center stated that more than 4,265 smuggled artifacts were sold in six countries: the #US through five auctions,
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#Britain through four auctions, #France through 3 auctions, two auctions in the #Zionist entity and an auction for #Germany and the #Netherlands.

It indicated that the number of pieces sold and displayed during the period of aggression amounted to more than 2,610 pieces.
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BREAKING: #BNNUK Reports.

The budget plan for tax hikes and reduced public spending unveiled in Britain on Thursday contribute to regaining some of the nation's economic credibility. #TaxHike #PublicExpenditure #Britain #UK #Economy
Despite that, risks still exist because of the bleak outlook, according to rating agency Moody (@MoodysInvSvc)'s.
"The ambitious fiscal consolidation outlined today by the UK chancellor is a further step towards demonstrating the UK's commitment to fiscal prudence after the UK’s policy credibility weakened following September's fiscal statement,"
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BREAKING: #BNNUK Reports.

The Prime Minister of the United Kingdom (UK), Rishi Sunak @RishiSunak, has given his approval for at least 3,000 visas for young professionals from India to live and work in Britain each year. #India #Britain #Politics #UK
Highlighting the UK-India Migration and Mobility Partnership, the British government claimed that India is the first visa-national country to benefit from such a scheme.
Under the scheme, the UK will provide 3,000 visas each year to degree-educated Indian citizens between the ages of 18 and 30.
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There are so many myths about #Iran. Those who believe that #Khomeini rose to power. He didn’t. He had external support from countries like #Britain #France #US and was organized by privileged leftists who studied abroad with the support of scholarships under the #Shah.
Then there is the myth of popularity. People who think that the Islamic Revolution was an organic movement - that the #revolution was what the majority wanted or that the people en mass repudiated the #Shah. This was never the majority.
Then there are myths about Mossadegh. Hardly the democrat everyone believes. He tried to usurp power and gerrymandered elections.

No one stole #democracy from Iran in 1953. That happened in 1906.

In fact, clerics who now cry foul at Western meddling opposed #Mossadegh.
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#MinkGate. #Martians attack.
#Poultry #Lockdown Looms in England to Thwart Spread of #BirdFlu | 2h ago
- New #mandatory measures will require all poultry and captive birds to be kept indoors,
- Orson #Welles cannot explain the phenomenom.
bloomberg.com/news/articles/…
The War of the #Variants ImageImageImage
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Thread: 26 October 2022: Day 245 of #Russia's invasion of #Ukraine
Latest @DefenceHQ update: the governor of Belgorod within #Russia announced on Oct. 24 that the main rail line linking Russia and #Belarus was sabotaged by "Stop the Wagons" (StW), ostensibly a "Russian anti-war group".
It does not take an especially suspicious mind to believe that "Stop the Wagons" (StW) is supported by, if not fabricated by, #Ukraine's intelligence services, which suggests a serious issue for #Russia, at least in the key war staging areas on the border.
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Thread: 25 October 2022: Day 244 of #Russia's invasion of #Ukraine
Latest @DefenceHQ update: #Russia has lost at least 23 Ka-52 HOKUM attack helicopters, a quarter of its in-service fleet, in #Ukraine, many to MANPADS. The Russians still do not have air superiority and the helicopters have less cover from combat jets than they are meant to. Image
#Germany's President Frank-Walter Steinmeier went to #Ukraine today, where he is rather suspected because of his record on #Russia. He met President Zelensky and Kyiv Mayor, Vitali Klitschko, with whom he visited sites attacked by Russia using the Iran-supplied drones on Oct. 17. ImageImage
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JUST IN: #BNNUK Reports.

@RishiSunak looked on track to become the next prime minister after @BorisJohnson quit the race, admitting that he couldn't unite his party after one of Britain's most turbulent periods. #Britain #PrimeMinister #Sunak
Sunak, the 42-year-old former finance minister, could be named leader as soon as Monday to replace @trussliz, making him Britain's third prime minister in two months.
As Britain slides into a recession, dragged down by rising energy, food, and mortgage rates, the multi-millionaire former hedge fund boss faces one of the most daunting challenges.
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Thread: 24 October 2022: Day 243 of #Russia's invasion of #Ukraine
Latest @DefenceHQ update: #Russia is using #Iran's Shahed-136 drones, but #Ukraine is "increasingly successful" dealing with them. Even if President Zelensky exaggerates when he says 85% of them are brought down, they are slow, noisy, and a poor replacement for precision missiles Image
Foreign Secretaries of #America, #Britain, and #France issued a statement overnight "reject[ing] #Russia's transparently false allegations that #Ukraine is preparing to use a dirty bomb on its own territory". This is a "pretext for [Russian] escalation". gov.uk/government/new… Image
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#Thread on British plan to 'CIVILIZE' 'Uncivilized-Indians'
Src:Richard Hey 1811 ImageImage
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Britishers carried out research on Indian people, literature, scripture behaviour and presented their report to 'The House of Commons, UK' in 1813 April.

We will see how conversion to #CHRISTIANITY is akin to CIVILISING in following thread. Image
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The two gentlemen John Malcolm and Dr Buchanan speaks high of #hindus moralities, modalities and vividities. Malcolm calls Hindustan as Great World In Miniature. Image
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Thread: 14 October 2022: Day 233 of #Russia's invasion of #Ukraine
Latest @DefenceHQ update covers the Bakhmut front in the Donetsk Oblast, where #Russia is trying to make advances and making little progress against #Ukraine.
#Russia: Sergey Kandybin, rector of an Orthodox church in the Telma in the Irkutsk area of Siberia, reported local politician Sergey Uglyanitsa to the FSB after Uglyanitsa said in confession he had lit a candle on Red Square hoping for #Ukraine's victory. news.obozrevatel.com/russia/v-rossi…
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Thread: 12 October 2022: Day 231 of #Russia's invasion of #Ukraine
#Israel could help #Ukraine with air defences without even having to reassess its misguided policy of appeasing #Russia in the belief Moscow is helpful vis-a-vis Iran in Syria.
Any amount, or a retweet to spread the word, really helps
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#Russia's nuclear saber rattling just noise, for now, per US

"We've seen no indication-nothing that tells us Mr #Putin has made a decision to use nuclear weapons or weapons of mass destruction at all inside #Ukraine" @WHNSC's John Kirby tells reports
"We've seen no indication that the that the #Russia|n apparatus is moving anything to prepare for that kind of a decision" adds @WHNSC's Kirby
The US assessment echoes comments by #Britain's intel chief, @GCHQ's Sir Jeremy Fleming, earlier to @BBCNews
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Thread: 30 September 2022: Day 219 of #Russia's invasion of #Ukraine
#Putin's "annexation" announcement today will, it seems, occur in the shadow of #Ukraine taking back territories that are being claimed as new parts of #Russia.
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Survey of key Western countries finds US "still perceived as the most influential actor in the world" BUT 'respondents predict its influence will decline sharply over the next 5 years"

per @gmfus' #TransatlanticTrends2022
More: "Younger people generally have a less positive view than their elders of US influence in the world" per @gmfus' #TransatlanticTrends2022
More: @gmfus' #TransatlanticTrends2022 finds "A clear majority of respondents in #Europe approve of
[@POTUS @JoeBiden's] handling of international affairs, w/approval highest in #Poland & lowest in #Türkiye"
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#US Navy ships led by the universal amphibious assault ship USS Kearsarge was in the Baltic Sea days ago and was spotted following the Baltic Straits into the North Sea.

It was 30 kilometers from the site of the alleged sabotage on the #Nordstream gas pipeline. Image
A Sikorsky MH-60S call sign FFAB123 on 2nd september: the helicopter either flew along the Nord Stream-2 highway, or even between the points where the accident occurred.
Charges can be set to detonate later. Image
And of course, wherever there is problems, you find this B1tch.
#VictoriaNuland
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Thread: 22 September 2022: Day 211 of #Russia's invasion of #Ukraine
Latest @DefenceHQ update: focuses on the announced #Russian "partial mobilisation" yesterday, doubts Moscow can raise 300,000 troops, and notes the "considerable political risk" to #Putin of trying to regenerate manpower for the war on #Ukraine in this way.
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Thread: 21 September 2022: Day 210 of #Russia's invasion of #Ukraine
The former rector of the Moscow Aviation Institute, Anatoly Gerashchenko, had a "tragic accident" on Sept. 21, he "fell" - indeed, "flew" - down several flights of stairs and "received injuries incompatible with life". moscow-post.su/news/society/b…
#Putin's delayed speech, delivered this morning, rambled through the war being necessary to stop #Ukraine having nukes, #NATO running Kiev's army and refusing peace, Novorossiya, neo-Nazis, and annexing the Donbas, to announce partial mobilisation.
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#Thread 🧵
On #Britain, #Egypt and the passing of Her Majesty #Queen #Elizabeth 1/
Although many in #Egypt expressed sadness for the passing of the Queen, others commented negatively on her legacy, recalling colonialism, the Suez conflict, and the 1956 war 2/
I too, didn’t forget the history of conflicts between the 2 countries.
My late Mum proudly gave me this coin commemorating the withdrawal of British forces in 1956 3/ ImageImage
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Thread: 15 September 2022: Day 204 of #Russia's invasion of #Ukraine
#Russian soldier talking to his wife is somewhat unimpressed with the commanders and even less impressed with the #Chechen Kadyrovtsy, the "Akhmat", who "fucked off (i.e. ran away), the fucking cowards" as the #Ukrainians closed in.
In #Mariupol overnight, #Ukrainians sang the national anthem in Liberation Square, knowing it can get them arrested and worse by the #Russian occupation authorities in the city. A sense that liberation is coming is spreading.
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🚨 THREAD: As #Britain continues to mourn the loss of #QueenElizabeth II, the remaining provisions of the #CoronavirusAct are due to expire in #Scotland on 30th Sept & #England #Wales around the same time.

But some 'permanent provisions' may not expire as expected... (contd.) The Coronavirus Act (2020)
While three of the provisions & a part of the fourth (s.55b) were repealed, there's mention of provisions remaining 'necessary' to support 'pandemic recovery' & the Govt Living with COVID plan.
The 'permanent provision' of s.63 - 'power to make supplementary provisions' & it's permanent fixture by virtue of s.89 of the Act, raised our eyebrows 👀

'Retroactively' to our interpretation is the Govt saying that they don't want to let go of this particular power.
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