America registers world’s highest incidence of drug resistant gonorrhoea with 700,000 new cases every year

America registers world’s highest incidence of drug resistant gonorrhoea with 700,000 new cases every year

To an unfamiliar eye, the press release from the Massachusetts Department of Public Health in the US two weeks ago looked pretty routine. Its language was a little unnerving, maybe, but phrased carefully: Analysts had discovered a resident with a strain of gonorrhoea that showed “reduced response to multiple antibiotics,”...

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Man City loss to Spurs exposes deep fissures in relationship between striker Haaland and manager Guardiola

Man City loss to Spurs exposes deep fissures in relationship between striker Haaland and manager Guardiola

Erling Haaland is reportedly ready to ‘divorce’ Manchester City as he has a ‘very distant’ relationship with Pep Guardiola, who has created a ‘bad atmosphere’. The prolific striker only joined Manchester City last summer. They activated his £51 million release clause to recruit him from Bundesliga side Borussia Dortmund. Haaland...

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Reprieve from rape and sexual assault charges allows Man United striker Greenwood to consider China move

Reprieve from rape and sexual assault charges allows Man United striker Greenwood to consider China move

The staff at Manchester United are reportedly ‘split’ over whether Mason Greenwood should play for the club again with some arguing that he is owed a “duty of care”. The 21-year-old has been facing charges of attempted rape and assault but on Thursday it was announced that the case has...

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Chelsea’s $724 million squad mocked, envied and resented in equal measure after drab draw to Fulham

Chelsea’s $724 million squad mocked, envied and resented in equal measure after drab draw to Fulham

Chelsea’s co-owners Todd Boehly and Behdad Eghbali felt the effects of gravity once again as they watched another drab display after pulling off one of the greatest ever football heists. “What a waste of money,” chanted the Fulham supporters who gleefully mocked Chelsea’s world record 2022-23 transfer spend that, at...

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America’s uniformed gangsters: Why debates about police funding are a hot-button electoral issue in US

America’s uniformed gangsters: Why debates about police funding are a hot-button electoral issue in US

The Memphis Police Department unit that beat 29-year-old Tyre Nichols during a January 7 traffic stop was part of a division that operated with an annual budget of more than $28 million a year from the time of its creation in 2021 until it was disbanded over the weekend. The...

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Senior Somali and AU leaders claim national army has ousted al Shabaab rebels from strongholds

Senior Somali and AU leaders claim national army has ousted al Shabaab rebels from strongholds

A senior Somali minister and the head of ATMIS (African Union Transition Mission in Somalia) are insistent both will continue collaborating in joint military operations in the ongoing battle against al-Shabaab in the East African country. The top ATMIS man Mohamed El-Amine Souef and Daud Aweis, Somali Minister of Information,...

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Somalia’s neighbours and troop contributing countries meet to review security in war-torn state

Somalia’s neighbours and troop contributing countries meet to review security in war-torn state

Neighbours of the war-ravaged Somalia met in the Horn of Africa nation’s capital Mogadishu on Wednesday to discuss the security situation in the country and the wider region. The Somalia-frontline states summit was convened in the wake of ongoing targeted and sustained campaign by the Somali Security Forces (SSF) aimed...

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Last year Congress allocated $45 billion more to military although America’s not won a war of faintest significance since 1945

Last year Congress allocated $45 billion more to military although America’s not won a war of faintest significance since 1945

Look, what matters to the American military-industrial complex isn’t either the truth or saving your taxpayer dollars but keeping those weapons programmes going and the money flowing. What matters, above all, is keeping America’s economy on a permanent wartime footing both by buying endless new (and old) weapons systems for...

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US’ permanent war economy chokes democracy via its warriors, militarism that kill civil liberties

US’ permanent war economy chokes democracy via its warriors, militarism that kill civil liberties

My name is Bill Astore and I’m a card-carrying member of the military-industrial complex (MIC). Sure, I hung up my military uniform for the last time in 2005. Since 2007, I’ve been writing articles for TomDispatch focused largely on critiquing that same MIC and America’s permanent war economy. I’ve written...

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Military coup looms in Russia, there are also fears unpopular Putin plans to defer presidential elections and impose martial law

Military coup looms in Russia, there are also fears unpopular Putin plans to defer presidential elections and impose martial law

A military coup is becoming a possibility in Russia as the war in Ukraine continues, President Vladimir Putin’s former speechwriter has revealed. Speaking to CNN’s Erin Burnett, speechwriter turned political analyst Abbas Gallyamov said that as Russian losses mount in Ukraine and the country experiences hardship brought about by Western...

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