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Russian Submarine That Can Cut Underwater Internet Cables Worries US Officials

American officials are worried that Russians may tap or even cut U.S. underwater cable wires through its newly launched submarine.

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American officials are highly worried about what Russian submarines operating near underwater Internet cables are really up to. They are particularly fearing about possible attacks that the Russians may be cooking up against the cables.

Under the sea is a massive bed of Internet cables that account for approximately 95 percent of global communications and is said to cost about $10 trillion in business. Forty four years ago, the U.S. government started tapping the network of cables and released submarine USS Halibut, which discovered and subsequently spied on a Soviet telecommunications cable.

In 2004, the U.S. navy introduced the USS Jimmy Carter, which is said to be equipped with sophisticated equipment that can help to tap underwater cables and interrupt global networks.

The USS Jimmy Carter

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In September 2015, Russia launched its Yantar spy ship from the East Coast of the U.S. all the way to Cuba. American officials said that the Yantar headed a circle of submersibles that can incise cables situated deep down in the sea.

The Yantar (Amber) oceanographic vessel of the Russian Navy.

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Now, Americans are fearing about what Russians may do, saying that the country may employ actions far beyond tapping such as physically manipulating the cables when geological and political issues are on the rise.

“I’m worried every day about what the Russians may be doing,” Rear Adm. Frederick J. Roegge, commander of the Navy’s submarine fleet in the Pacific, told the New York Times.

The government of Russia, however, said that the ship was launched to collate information regarding the ocean environment.

In times of war or conflict between nations, such cables utilized by intelligence firms are mostly targeted. Any government that shows interest for possible interventions could have the potential to ignite a massive flurry.

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ISIS Blows Up Roman Arch of Triumph in 2000-Year-Old City of Palmyra

ISIS just added another historic ruins to the growing list of iconic structures that they have blown up. This time, it’s the Roman Arch of Triumph in the ancient city of Palmyra.

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ISIS just added another historic ruins to the growing list of iconic structures that they have blown up. This time, it's the Roman Arch of Triumph in the ancient city of Palmyra.

Palmyra is an ancient city which prospered during the Roman empire. Located in the city are several ancient structures which stood the test of time but unfortunately did not survive the reign of terror being waged by ISIS militants. In recent months, ISIS has already blown up the Lion of Al-lat, the Temples of Baalshamin and Bel, and the Tower of Elahbel. The militants believe that these ruins are sacrilegous, hence they need to be blown-up.

This photo shows the Arch of Triumph before ISIS militants blew it up.

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French Woman Claims Her Husband Sold Her to 2,700 Men in 4 Years

A 46-year-old French woman is accusing her 54-year-old husband of forcing her into prostitution.

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A 46-year-old French woman is accusing her 54-year-old husband of forcing her into prostitution for the past four years. By her own account, the woman claimed that she ended up being "sold" to more than 2,700 men as part of her husband's sordid "business plan."

The woman related that the horrifying arrangement started in 2011 and that her husband has made €160,000 (roughly $176,800) from forcing to be intimate with various strangers.

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Police Warn Parents Against Drugs Disguised As Halloween Candies

Your kid can be the next victim!

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A warning about the dangers of Halloween candies will definitely spook parents whose kids will be out trick or treating this year.

On its Facebook page,The Jackson, MS Metro Police Department warned parents against Ecstasy drugs disguised as kid-friendly treats as well as drug-laced Halloween candies. Photos of the candies in question were circulated to alert the public.

“If your kids get these for Halloween candy, they ARE NOT CANDY!!! They are the new shapes of “Ecstasy” and can kill kids through overdoses!!! So, check your kid’s candy and “When in doubt, Throw it out!!!” Be safe and always keep the shiny side up!!!” it said in its message.

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