Pentagon mulling U.S. military request to send 5,000 troops to Middle East: officials

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The U.S. Department of Defense is considering a U.S. military request to send about 5,000 additional troops to the Middle East amid increasing tensions with Iran, two U.S. officials told Reuters on Wednesday. Tehran and Washington have this month been escalating rhetoric against each other, following U.S. President Donald Trump’s decision to try to cut Iran’s oil […]

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‘I have rage’: Melinda Gates on global health, inequality and her own privilege

You would perhaps be demonstrating an excess of sympathy to feel sorry for ultra-wealthy philanthropists. But it's fair to say that many members of that cohort have found themselves in a challenging moment, faced as they are with increasing anti-elitism and scepticism about just how much altruism, as opposed to ideological self-interest, motivates their work. "There are absolutely different points […]

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France calls Iran to respect nuclear deal, warns of escalation

PARIS (Reuters) – France called on Iran on Wednesday to respect all its commitments after Tehran announced it was relaxing some curbs to its nuclear program, and warned against any action that would lead to an escalation. The steps announced by Iran stop short of violating its 2015 deal with world powers for now, but it threatened more action if […]

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‘Mortal Kombat’ among latest inductees into Video Game Hall of Fame

“Mortal Kombat,” the blood-and-guts arcade game that triggered Congressional hearings and age-level game ratings, was inducted Thursday into the World Video Game Hall of Fame, along with “Colossal Cave Adventure,” ″Super Mario Kart,” and the ubiquitous “Solitaire” game built into Microsoft Windows. The 2019 inductees were honored for their impacts on video gaming and pop culture, and their popularity over […]

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Taniela Tupou, can I ask you, what would Jesus do?

Oh dear. So now the Queensland Reds and Wallabies hooker Taniela Tupou has waded into the whole Israel Folau imbroglio, which started with the Wallaby fullback's antediluvian views that gays are going to hell. Speaking out: Reds Taniela Tupou voiced his support for Israel Folou on Facebook.Credit:AAP "Seriously Might as well sack me and all the other Pacific Islands rugby […]

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What I Learned Training Like a Sponsored Pro Athlete

When you’re a professional athlete, your physical performance is the most important thing in the world. That’s the simple truth I was reminded time and again in my nearly month-long effort to live like one of Under Armour’s sponsored athletes. I was provided gear, specifically from the Rush collection, UA’s latest high-tech performance base layer, along with an assessment by […]

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