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According to the Ministry of Defense, the Army’s new £1 billion driverless spy drones will crash if it’s windy. The Ministry of Defence has been chastised for lavishing huge sums of money on spy drones that keep crashing and have been branded “unfit for purpose.” The Army’s new £1 billion spy drones can’t fly when it’s too windy, and their altitude sensors are malfunctioning, resulting in a number of crashes. The Army’s Watch-keeper program has been a disaster from start to finish, according to drones expert Chris Cole. “The whole thing has been quietly swept under the carpet,” he continued,…

After a bloke shows up with a WWII bomb shoved up his bum, the bomb squad scrambled to AandE. After a military enthusiast “tripped and fell” onto a World War 2 bomb that became lodged in his anus, troops from the 11 Explosive Ordnance Disposal Regiment rushed to Gloucestershire Royal Hospital. On December 2, a bomb squad was dispatched to a hospital after a patient was admitted with a mortar shell lodged in his anus. After being informed by police that “a patient had presented with a munition in his rectum,” troops from the 11th Explosive Ordnance Disposal Regiment rushed…

Inside the ‘endless’ imprisonment of a US hostage who was wrapped in packaging tape like a mummy. Terry Anderson was kidnapped from the streets of Beirut in March 1985 and held captive for nearly seven years, making him the longest-held American hostage. He was finally released in December 1991. Terry Anderson, 74, had just ended a tennis match when he was kidnapped from the streets of Beirut, Lebanon, by a group of Islamist terrorists on March 16, 1985. The American journalist, who was working for the Associated Press at the time of his kidnapping, was one of at least 88…

Russia warns that conflict with Ukraine is ‘very likely,’ as the US threatens to retaliate if the country is invaded. Russia has warned that war with Ukraine is “highly likely” as the government prepares to send troops into combat in response to reports of a “direct threat” of invasion, the Kremlin has said. Russia has warned that war with Ukraine is “highly likely” as forces order troops to be “combat ready” in response to a suspected invasion, the Kremlin has said. As rumours of a Russian invasion mount, the US has pledged to stand up to the “direct threat” posed…

Humanity could be wiped out by Terminator-style AI weapons as small as a tin of shoe polish. Prof Stuart Russell, a computer expert, believes that the dangers posed by artificial intelligence killing machines, which can already identify human targets, are so great that he wants them outlawed. Military leaders have been warned that smart weapons akin to those used by Terminator could wipe humanity out. Prof Stuart Russell, a computer expert, believes that the threat posed by artificial intelligence killing machines is so great that he wants them outlawed. They have already demonstrated their ability to locate and murder specific…