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Cannonball highlights how close Napoleon came to victory at Waterloo

Cannonball highlights how close Napoleon came to victory at WaterlooA cannonball discovered this week by archaeologists provides a further indication of how close Napoleon Bonaparte came to winning the Battle of Waterloo in 1815. The 3 kilogramme (6-pound), rusty cannonball was found on Monday near the site of a field hospital about 600 metres behind Anglo-Allied lines on the battlefield in Belgium. Tony Pollard, the head archaeologist at the site, told Reuters Television he believed it was fired by the French army, another sign of near Napoleon’s troops came to victory in the battle described by the Duke of Wellington as a close-run thing.



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Drone shootdown highlights history of U.S. incursions into Iran's airspace

Drone shootdown highlights history of U.S. incursions into Iran's airspaceThe U.S. military drone Iran shot down near the Persian Gulf June 20 likely didn’t stray into Iranian airspace, as the Iranians claimed it had, according to several former senior officials. But had it done so, it would not have been the first U.S. drone to fly into Iran, according to two of those officials.



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Iran drone downing highlights limitations of US unmanned aircraft

Iran drone downing highlights limitations of US unmanned aircraftUS drones have been a key tool in conflicts against insurgent organizations such as the Taliban and the Islamic State group, but Iran’s downing of one of the aircraft highlights their limitations against more sophisticated adversaries. While drones offer the significant attraction of not putting American lives at risk and can stay aloft for more than a day, allowing for extended surveillance missions, they can be vulnerable to air defenses, are often expensive, and their loss can lead to sensitive hardware falling into the wrong hands. “I believe sophisticated air defenses will continue to have good chances to shoot down an aircraft like an RQ-4 whenever it is in position to do meaningful surveillance of their territories or other assets,” he said, referring to the type of drone brought down by Iran last week near the strategic Strait of Hormuz.



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Tripoli offensive highlights global splits on Libya

Tripoli offensive highlights global splits on LibyaParis (AFP) – The attempted offensive by Libyan strongman Khalifa Haftar on Tripoli has thrown into sharp relief the divisions between world powers over how to end the chaos that has riven Libya since the 2011 overthrow of Moamer Kadhafi.



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UPDATE 7-Ethiopian crash report highlights sensors, software, leaves questions

UPDATE 7-Ethiopian crash report highlights sensors, software, leaves questionsADDIS ABABA/SEATTLE, April 4 (Reuters) – Faulty sensor readings and multiple automatic commands to push down the nose of a Boeing plane contributed to last month’s fatal crash in Ethiopia, leaving the crew struggling to regain control, according to a preliminary accident report. The first substantial account of the last minutes of Ethiopian Airlines flight 302 from Addis Ababa to Nairobi on March 10 described how the captain three times called out: “Pull up” and was acknowledged by the first officer, but to no avail. Boeing’s top-selling aircraft, the 787 MAX, has been grounded worldwide since the March 10 disaster, which killed 157 people and came just five months after a Lion Air crash in Indonesia that killed 189 in a plane of the same model.



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Apple highlights privacy in new services in jab at rivals

Apple highlights privacy in new services in jab at rivalsSAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Apple says its services respect your digital boundaries — and it wants you to know it.



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Weekend beauty highlights from Milan Fashion Week

Weekend beauty highlights from Milan Fashion WeekMilan Fashion Week put a sophisticated spin on catwalk beauty over the weekend, mixing quirky details with tried-and-tested classics for Fall/Winter 2019. At Giorgio Armani the hair was twisted and pinned in rope-like coils to the head, for a child-like, textured look that was exacerbated by spiky, doll-like lashes and rosy pink lips. At Missoni a peach-hued blusher was dabbed high on the cheekbones for a flushed look that was teamed with a nude, glossy lip and — in supermodel Bella Hadid’s case — shiny, tidy bangs.



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Roger Stone indictment: Mueller pushes deeper into Trump campaign; highlights effort to use Russia hacks to derail Clinton bid

Roger Stone indictment: Mueller pushes deeper into Trump campaign; highlights effort to use Russia hacks to derail Clinton bidRoger Stone indictment: Mueller pushes deeper into Trump campaign; highlights effort to use Russia hacks to derail Clinton bid



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President Lopez Obrador highlights the responsibility of his position

President Lopez Obrador highlights the responsibility of his positionMexico, Dec. 2 (Notimex).- President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador pointed out the importance of the assumed position, since it is the representation of a whole people that wants justice and democracy. Interviewed at the International Airport of Mexico City, before traveling to the state of Veracruz, where he will hold his first presidential act, he explained that "it is a responsibility; what the young man said of the bicycle, there is everything". He added that he carries the responsibility, "that is the Banda (Presidential), it is a responsibility because it is the representation of an entire people that wants justice, democracy and, as the young man said, I have no right to fail and I will not fail". Pointed out that after the ceremony on the eve, which received the Presidential Band, remains the same as always, "attentive to the problems of the country; fortunately yesterday there were no major problems, the part that they gave me was without incident. Of course, this does not mean that there were no crimes, but nothing extraordinary or of major concern. " In addition, the federal president emphasized that through the media, he will keep all Mexicans constantly informed, "every day we will have a lot of communication, we will never interrupt." In this regard, indicated that this Monday will be in the National Palace, from 6:00 hours, with the Security Cabinet and, subsequently, inform the population, through the media. On Sunday afternoon, President Lopez Obrador will be in the city of Xalapa, accompanied by Governor Cuitláhuac García, in Plaza Lerdo, to head his first presidential act. When asked about the issue of the New Mexico International Airport and the alleged continuation of the works in Texcoco, he indicated that he has no information about it. NTX/ARM/PSG/MAC/4TAT/BBF



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Kemp-Abrams feud highlights new landscape in divided Georgia

Kemp-Abrams feud highlights new landscape in divided GeorgiaATLANTA (AP) — His election still undecided, Republican Brian Kemp is proceeding as a victorious candidate and promising to be a governor for all Georgians. That might not be so easy.



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