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German army tests new MG4 A3 machine gun

Germany’s armed forces, the Bundeswehr, are currently testing a new variant of MG4 A3 light machine gun, according to a recent service news release. The German Federal Office of Bundeswehr Equipment, Information Technology and In-Service Support (BAAINBw) requested the Army’s Airborne Brigade 26 from Zweibrücken to test the new weapon system in detail. The advanced version of […]

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Madeira to reopen on July 1 with free tests for tourists

Ski Dubai, the city’s state-of-the-art indoor ski resort is among a number of major tourist attractions that have reopened today as the popular holiday destination reboots after lockdown, writes Lucy Aspden.  The city’s Olympic-size ice rink and the Green Planet indoor rainforest have also been given permission to reopen, as well as aquariums, observation decks and […]

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Coronavirus vaccine: Italy boasts finding ‘world’s first vaccine’ but UK tests weeks ahead | World | News

Scientists at the Rome-based Takis Biotech have tested the jab on mice and took the antibodies they made in response. The early results from the lab tests show the antibodies created could stop human cells being infected with COVID-19. Luigi Aurisicchio, chief executive at Takis Biotech, wants trials to begin in the autumn. He said: […]

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CNN anchor Chris Cuomo tests positive for coronavirus

CNN anchor Chris Cuomo, brother of New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo, revealed Tuesday he tested positive for coronavirus. Although the TV news personality said he has felt fever, chills and shortness of breath, he still plans do his prime-time show from his basement, where he has self-quarantined. “I just found out that I am positive […]

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Resident at Sunnybrook Hospital’s veterans care facility tests positive for coronavirus

A resident at Sunnybrook Hospital’s veterans care facility has tested positive for COVID-19. In a memo circulated Monday evening, medical director Dr. Jocelyn Charles notified families of residents at the facility that a resident had tested positive and is currently in self-isolation. Sunnybrook did not indicate the age or gender of the resident. “This resident […]

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Twitter tests labels, community moderation for lies by public figures

(Reuters) – Twitter Inc said on Thursday that it was testing a new community moderation approach that would enable users to identify misleading information posted by politicians and public figures and add brightly colored labels under those tweets. FILE PHOTO: The Twitter logo and binary cyber codes are seen in this illustration taken November 26, […]

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Raytheon shared unique video of Griffin missile tests – Defence Blog

On Thursday, Raytheon Co., one of the world’s largest defense contractors, shared a video of Griffin missile weapon tests. Video posted on Twitter on Fer. 13 appears to show the test of Griffin low-cost modular system, that can be launched from the ground or air as a rocket-powered missile or dropped from the air as […]

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US: N Korea missile tests are ‘deeply counterproductive’ | USA News

The United States warned North Korea on Wednesday that its “deeply counterproductive” ballistic missile tests risk closing the door on prospects for negotiating peace, but said it is “prepared to be flexible” and take concrete, parallel steps with Pyongyang towards an agreement. US Ambassador Kelly Craft delivered the message at a Security Council meeting less […]

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