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Jan 18 19:24

Why hasn't the mystery of Gulf War Syndrome been solved?

"I had terrible sweats and fevers," says Sean Rusling. "I was a bit of a mess."

The former Royal Army Medical Corps sergeant blames his illness on a series of vaccinations ahead of the outbreak of fighting in the 1991 Gulf War. His health declined rapidly, including temporary paralysis of one leg and what he describes as a "total physical and mental breakdown" after he returned to the UK. Within four years, he was out of the Army. He was diagnosed with osteoporosis at the age of 37 and, hasn't worked since.

"It's an insult that the Ministry of Defence doesn't recognise the condition suffered by me and so many others," says Rusling, now 56.

Jan 18 19:22

China economic growth slowest in 25 years

China's economy grew by 6.9% in 2015, compared with 7.3% a year earlier, marking its slowest growth in a quarter of a century.

Annual growth in the world's second-largest economy was in line with global expectations.

Jan 18 19:20

Jewish Extremists Suspected In Vandalization Of Historic Jerusalem Church

Israeli police discovered Hebrew graffiti Sunday on the walls of a famous Jerusalem church, in what appears to be the latest vandalism attack by extremist Jews.

Jan 18 19:17

Election polling errors blamed on 'unrepresentative' samples

The failure of pollsters to forecast the outcome of the general election was largely due to "unrepresentative" poll samples, an inquiry has found.

The polling industry came under fire for predicting a virtual dead heat when the Conservatives ultimately went on to outpoll Labour by 36.9% to 30.4%.

A panel of experts has concluded this was due to Tory voters being under-represented in phone and online polls.

Jan 18 19:15

U.S. Justice Department declares a "national security emergency": corporate espionage perpetrated by the Chinese government against U.S. companies, massive in scope, has resulted in losses of "hundreds of billions of dollars ... and more than two million

If spying is the world's second oldest profession, the government of China has given it a new, modern-day twist, enlisting an army of spies not to steal military secrets but the trade secrets and intellectual property of American companies. It's being called "the great brain robbery of America."

Jan 18 19:12

Barrel of Oil now cheaper than an actual Barrel to put the oil in.

Not everyone agreed with the RAC when it said that petrol could become cheaper than bottled water.

RAC wagered that if the price of oil slid below $20 barrel, it could push petrol prices to 90p a litre - while a fall to $10 a barrel or less could see petrol sold at 86p a litre, or cheaper than a bottle of water.

Jan 18 18:26

X-ray breakthrough 'opens door' to controlled nuclear fusion

One of the possibilities for developing the tech for real is known as the fast ignition process. This two-stage laser process first uses hundred of lasers to compress the fusion fuel -- a mixture of deuterium and tritium in a spherical plastic capsule -- and then uses a high-intensity laser to rapidly heat the compressed fuel.

It's by far the lowest-energy method of potentially creating nuclear fusion, but in order for it succeed, energy from the high-intensity laser must be directed straight at the densest region of the compressed fuel. Previously it wasn't known how to do this, but now a research team led by scientists and engineers at the University of California, San Diego and General Atomics has found a way.

Jan 18 18:24

Donald Trump says he will get Apple to 'start building their damn computers and things' in the US

Speaking at Liberty University today, Trump escalated his rhetoric on Apple's overseas manufacturing, and claimed somehow the US would reclaim those jobs in the future. "We have such amazing people in this country: smart, sharp, energetic, they're amazing," Trump said. "I was saying make America great again, and I actually think we can say now, and I really believe this, we're gonna get things coming... we're gonna get Apple to start building their damn computers and things in this country, instead of in other countries."

Jan 18 18:02

Shin Bet uncovers Jewish extremist plot to destroy state

A lengthy investigation by the Shin Bet and Israeli Police has uncovered a plot to destroy the State of Israel and led to the indictment of two "hilltop youth" suspects in the murder of the Dawabsha family.

Jan 18 17:00

Video: Journalists viciously attacked by refugees at Calais Migrant Camp, leftists call for evidence to be censored

In a scene becoming all too familiar across parts of Europe, “peaceful” refugees pounced on two Dutch film makers after they entered the infamous Calais Jungle migrant camp.

Jan 18 16:46

Part 1: Newly Discovered 1964 MLK Speech on Civil Rights, Segregation, Apartheid South Africa

In Part 1 of a Democracy Now! and Pacifica Radio Archives exclusive, we air a newly discovered recording of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. On December 7, 1964, days before he received the Nobel Peace Prize.

Jan 18 16:43

BYOA: Agorism In Real Life

How to avoid taxes and build better businesses

Jan 18 16:32

Texas 12yo shares inhaler with asthma attack victim, gets ‘automatic suspension’ from school

Two honor roll students in Dallas were suspended and faced 30 days in an alternative school after one of the girls tried to save the other’s life by sharing her inhaler. The school says it is an automatic decision when a controlled substance is involved.

Jan 18 16:32

Expectation v reality: Watch Falcon SpaceX rocket fall & explode attempting barge landing (VIDEO)

The private spaceflight company SpaceX has launched a reusable rocket that is supposed to deliver a NASA ocean-monitoring satellite into low-Earth orbit. However, the audacious plan to land the rocket on a platform at sea in the Pacific Ocean did not go as smoothly as planned.

Jan 18 16:31

In the Keystone Suit, It’s Big Oil vs. Democracy

A few years back, I was one of the hundreds of climate activists arrested while protesting the Keystone XL pipeline outside the White House. So when the president finally pulled the plug on the project last November, it felt like a huge victory — symbolic, maybe, but definitely worth a trip to the booking station.

Jan 18 16:09

European governments adopt Nazi-style measures against refugees

Governments and authorities in Europe are stepping up their persecution of refugees with breath-taking speed. They are no longer refraining from adopting measures that recall the policies of Germany’s National Socialists.

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