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7-Year-Old Boy Found Dead in Denver Storage Unit Believed to Have Been Killed in May

7-Year-Old Boy Found Dead in Denver Storage Unit Believed to Have Been Killed in MayA 7-year-old boy who was found dead inside a Denver storage unit just before Christmas is believed to have been killed in May, according to Denver police.



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Police: Boy found in storage unit last went to school in May

Police: Boy found in storage unit last went to school in MayDENVER (AP) — Investigators believe a 7-year-old boy found dead in a Denver storage unit just before Christmas last attended school in late May, a police spokesman said Friday.



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Revealed: The battle-hardened Spetsnaz Brigade special forces unit that trained Skripal 'hitman'

Revealed: The battle-hardened Spetsnaz Brigade special forces unit that trained Skripal 'hitman'The special forces brigade in which Anatoliy Chepiga served carried out secret missions in Ukraine for which it is believed he was awarded Russia’s highest honour. Colonel Chepiga – the Salisbury nerve agent assassin travelling under the false identity Ruslan Boshirov – had graduated in 2001 from his military academy in far eastern Russia on the Chinese border, 5,000 miles and a five-day train journey from Moscow. Passing out with honours, he was assigned to the 14th Spetsnaz Brigade, stationed in Khabarovsk, again in the far east of Russia and 20 miles from the Chinese border. From there, Col Chepiga served three tours in Chechnya in the brutal second Chechen war. Russia’s Spetsnaz special forces brigades are run by the GRU, Russia’s military intelligence unit of which Sergei Skripal, the target in Salisbury, was also a colonel. Colonel Sergei Skripal also served in Russia’s military intelligence unit Spetsnaz units have a reputation for ruthlessness and are highly regarded by their British equivalents – the SBS and the SAS. The units are highly trained and well-equipped. Its bat-and-globe symbol embodies an ethos for shadowy operations that are not confined to Russian soil. Two Spetsnaz units were based in Chechnya during the second war until they were disbanded in 2008. Salisbury suspects named by British authorities as Ruslan Boshirov (left) and Alexander Petrov Credit: AFP/Getty It is not known what role Col Chepiga played in Chechnya, but he will have emerged battle-hardened amid reports he has received more than 20 separate military awards for his service. A year later in 2009, with the war in Chechnya largely over, Col Chepiga was withdrawn to Moscow. It is there he was given his fake identity, Ruslan Boshirov, by his GRU paymasters. Each Spetsnaz brigade consists of about 1,000 special forces troops. Brigades were deployed in Ukraine in 2014 as Russia began military incursions that led to the annexation of the Crimea and an ongoing war with Ukraine in the east. Read more | Salisbury Novichok poisoning A report on Russian troop movements claimed that the 14th Brigade had been secretly deployed on the eastern border with Ukraine in late 2014, a couple of months before Col Chepiga was given his Hero of the Russian Federation medal. Units of 14th brigade were transferred to southern Russia in August and then moved to Millerovo airport in the Rostov region, close to Ukraine by the autumn.  The 14th brigade was established in 1963 and fought in the war in Afghanistan in the decade from 1979. Sergei Skripal profile Col Skripal served with an airborne regiment in Afghanistan before being recruited by the GRU. The brigade fought in both Chechen wars.



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US sanctions Chinese military unit for buying Russian jets, missiles

US sanctions Chinese military unit for buying Russian jets, missilesThe United States expanded its sanctions war against Russia to China on Thursday, announcing punitive measures against a Chinese military organization for buying Russian fighter jets and missiles. Stepping up pressure on Moscow over its “malign activities,” the US State Department said it was placing financial sanctions on the Equipment Development Department of the Chinese Ministry of Defense, and its top administrator, for its recent purchase of Russian Sukhoi Su-35 fighter jets and S-400 surface-to-air missiles.



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How Did Six Willem de Kooning Paintings End Up Forgotten in a Storage Unit?

How Did Six Willem de Kooning Paintings End Up Forgotten in a Storage Unit?They are expected to be worth somewhere between $ 10,000 and $ 10 million when they head to auction



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How Did Six Willem de Kooning Paintings End Up Forgotten in a Storage Unit?

How Did Six Willem de Kooning Paintings End Up Forgotten in a Storage Unit?They are expected to be worth somewhere between $ 10,000 and $ 10 million when they head to auction



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Kim Jong Un's Jogging Bodyguard Unit Make Another Appearance in Singapore

Kim Jong Un's Jogging Bodyguard Unit Make Another Appearance in SingaporeNorth Korean leader Kim Jong Un arrived in Singapore Sunday for a historic summit with President Donald Trump — and running alongside his motorcade were his detachment of bodyguards.



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Venezuela seizes Kellogg unit after company halts operations: Maduro

Venezuela seizes Kellogg unit after company halts operations: MaduroVenezuela’s government seized control Tuesday of the South American country’s Kellogg subsidiary after it halted operations, President Nicolas Maduro announced. Maduro said the company had been “handed over to the workers” to continue production after the US-based cereals manufacturer said it was ceasing operations. In a statement, the US multinational cited Venezuela’s crippling economic crisis as the reason it was ending its operations in the country.



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Venezuela seizes Kellogg unit after company halts operations: Maduro

Venezuela seizes Kellogg unit after company halts operations: MaduroVenezuela’s government seized control Tuesday of the South American country’s Kellogg subsidiary after it halted operations, President Nicolas Maduro announced. Maduro said the company had been “handed over to the workers” to continue production after the US-based cereals manufacturer said it was ceasing operations. In a statement, the US multinational cited Venezuela’s crippling economic crisis as the reason it was ending its operations in the country.



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Names of members of Japan WWII 'germ warfare' unit to be released

Names of members of Japan WWII 'germ warfare' unit to be releasedA group of Japanese scholars is set to reveal the names of the members of a Japanese World War II germ warfare unit that infected and starved Chinese and allied POWs in a series of gruesome experiments. Katsuo Nishiyama, professor emeritus of Shiga University of Medical Science in western Japan, has told local media his team is analysing a list of 3,607 members and plans to publish it online to encourage further historical study of the unit. “This is the first time that we see a list of the names of nearly all its members being released in the form of an official document,” the Mainichi Shimbun daily quoted Nishiyama as saying.



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