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Asylum seekers say they are risking their lives to leave UK after being held at ‘inhumane’ military barracks

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Asylum seekers say they are risking their lives to leave the UK months after arriving due to the “inhumane” conditions they have been subjected to in former military barracks.

People who crossed the Channel on small boats last year to seek sanctuary in Britain have told The Independent they are now attempting to return to mainland Europe by boarding lorries in Dover, saying they feel they have been treated like they are not human beings in the UK.

Concerns have been mounting about conditions at a Ministry of Defence site known as Napier Barracks, in

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Myanmar teachers strike against military coup

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A group of teachers at a university campus in Myanmar’s largest city of Yangon on Friday went on strike as a part of a growing civil disobedience campaign against the recent military coup.

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How the military can get more out of artificial intelligence

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The National Security Commission on Artificial Intelligence (NSCAI) has been busy in recent months, as it should be. The stakes are high when you look at the role artificial intelligence will play at nearly every level of national security in the years ahead. To underestimate the impact of AI on our nation’s safety and security is to do so at great risk. The biggest risk would be to neglect the recruitment, retention and training of elite human warfighters who will drive the successful deployment of AI.

Like many in the fields of operations research, analytics, and data science, we have

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WH orders review of SIV visa program for Afghan and Iraqi combat translators who helped US military

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President Biden issued an executive order Friday to review the Special Immigrant Visa (SIV) program for Afghan and Iraqi combat translators who helped the U.S. military, a program with tens of thousands of backlogged requests. 

A White House release said the order would review practices to ensure the U.S. was honoring its commitment to helpful allies in war-torn countries, to expand the program and enhance access to the program for those vulnerable to persecution, including women, children and those who could be discriminated against for gender or sexual orientation. 

Rep. Mike Waltz, R-Fla., a combat veteran who works closely with

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Kirin beer company cuts brewery ties with Myanmar military over coup

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Japanese drinks giant Kirin Holdings will abandon its partnership with a Myanmar brewery part-owned by military generals who overthrew the elected government this week and are under international sanctions for genocide.



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The brewer, owner of brands such as XXXX, Tooheys, Kirin and Little Creatures, has been urged for years to cut ties with its Myanmar business operations, with human rights groups alleging its continued part-ownership of two military-linked breweries made it in effect complicit in war crimes committed by the military.



Kirin Holdings said it had ‘no option’ but to terminate a joint venture in Myanmar with links to the military after this week’s coup.


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Kirin Holdings said it

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Pentagon receives FEMA request for military to support Covid-19 vaccinations

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The Pentagon has received a request from the Federal Emergency Management Agency to assist with President Joe Biden’s plan to boost Covid-19 vaccinations across the country in his first 100 days in office, two defense officials told CNN on Thursday.



a close up of a woman: UC Berkeley University Health Services pharmacy director Efren Bose prepares a dose of the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine before administering it to fellow University Health Services staff at Tang Center near UC Berkeley in Berkeley, Calif. Thursday, January 14, 2021. University of Berkeley received their first shipment of vaccine at University Health Services this week and has began the process of administering vaccinations at clinics on Thursdays and Fridays. (Jessica Christian/The San Francisco Chronicle via Getty Images)


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UC Berkeley University Health Services pharmacy director Efren Bose prepares a dose of the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine before administering it to fellow University Health Services staff at Tang Center near UC Berkeley in Berkeley, Calif. Thursday, January 14, 2021. University of Berkeley received their first shipment of vaccine at University Health Services this

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Iran Leaders Keep Focus on Biden As Israel Threatens Military Strike Over Nuclear Deal

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Iranian leaders are trying to keep the pressure on President Joe Biden in the hope he will quickly lift American sanctions and rejoin the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) nuclear deal, even as the head of the Israel Defense Forces threatens military action if the accord is revived.



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President Joe Biden speaks about the coronavirus pandemic in the State Dining Room of the White House on January 26, 2021 in Washington, D.C.

President Hassan Rouhani on Wednesday made more of what have become near-daily comments on Biden’s plan to rejoin the JCPOA, from which former

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Iran Threatens to Take Out Tel Aviv if Israel Follows Through With New Military Plans

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The Iranian armed forces have threatened to take out two Mediterranean cities should Israel follow through with new military plans announced the day prior by the country’s top general.



a stack of pancakes on a track with smoke coming out of it: The Iranian military conducts ballistic missile exercises as part of the Great Prophet 15 exercises in central Iran, January 15. The Islamic Republic has the largest and most advanced missile arsenal in the Middle East.


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The Iranian military conducts ballistic missile exercises as part of the Great Prophet 15 exercises in central Iran, January 15. The Islamic Republic has the largest and most advanced missile arsenal in the Middle East.

Israeli Lieutenant-General Aviv Kochavi, chief of staff of the Israel Defense Forces, announced during a Tuesday address to Tel Aviv University’s Institute for National Security Studies that he felt a return

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Israel’s top general says its military is refreshing operational plans against Iran

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JERUSALEM (Reuters) – Israel’s top general said on Tuesday that its military was refreshing its operational plans against Iran and that any U.S. return to a 2015 nuclear accord with Tehran would be “wrong.”

FILE PHOTO: Incoming Israeli Chief of Staff Aviv Kohavi reviews an honour guard during a handover ceremony where he replaces Lieutenant-General Gadi Eizenkot, at the Defense Ministry in Tel Aviv, Israel January 15, 2019. REUTERS/Amir Cohen/File Photo

The remarks are an apparent signal to U.S. President Joe Biden to tread cautiously in any diplomatic engagement with Iran. Such comments by Israel’s military chief of staff on

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Military flashpoints in Taiwan, Japan and South China Sea that could shape Biden’s entire China strategy

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Any suggestion that the departure of former US President Donald Trump from Washington would provide a temporary pause in US-China tensions has been swiftly dispelled.



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SOUTH CHINA SEA (Jan. 15, 2021) Sailors conduct “horseshoe maneuvers” in a rigid-hull inflatable boat prior to boarding the Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS John S. McCain (DDG 56) during a visit, board, search and seizure drill. John S. McCain is assigned to Destroyer Squadron (DESRON) 15, the Navy’s largest forward-deployed destroyer squadron and the U.S. 7th Fleet’s principal surface force. (U.S. Navy photo

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