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“First Woman to Ever Play Power 5 Football” Loses 41-0

In a move that many see as nothing but virtue signalling, the Vanderbilt Commodores of Nashville made a stunning and brave decision to allow the first ever woman into a game of Power 5 Football, though only after halftime and with the game ending in a devastating loss of 41-0. 21-year-old Sarah Fuller “made history” […]
Tags: Politics, Usa, Sports, International, Fail, University, Feminism, Missouri, Nashville, Anime, Vanderbilt Commodores, Sarah Fuller


North Korean leader Kim Jong Un may have already received an unapproved coronavirus vaccine

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un. Getty North Korean leader Kim Jong Un received a COVID-19 vaccination from the Chinese government, Japanese intelligence sources told a Washington DC-based Korea expert. Kim's health has been the subject of rumors throughout his nine-year rule of the country. The 36-year-old dictator is a frequent smoker and obese, according to South Korean lawmakers, fueling speculation that he would experience complications if he were to contract COVID-19. Visit Business ...
Tags: South Korea, Politics, Science, North Korea, China, International, Trends, Cnn, Washington Dc, Kim Jong Un, Korea, Cia, Kim, Pyongyang, Kim Jong, David Choi


'I don't see any way around it': Former Navy SEAL McRaven says retaliation for assassination of top Iranian nuclear scientist all but certain

Iranian military personnel stand near the flag-draped coffin of Mohsen Fakhrizadeh during his funeral in Tehran, November 30, 2020. Iranian Defense Ministry via AP Days after the assassination of Mohsen Fakhrizadeh, a top Iranian nuclear scientist, retired US Navy Adm. William McRaven said that retaliation is all but inevitable. "The Iranians are going to be in a position where they have to retaliate. I don't see any way around it," McRaven, former head of US Special Operations Command and...
Tags: Politics, Abc, Navy, Iraq, Israel, US, International, Trends, Iran, Hassan Rouhani, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, Biden, Tehran, Nissan, US Navy, Assassination


Iran will 'have to retaliate' for assassination of top nuclear scientist, former US special operations commander McRaven says

Iranian military personnel stand near the flag-draped coffin of Mohsen Fakhrizadeh during his funeral in Tehran, November 30, 2020. Iranian Defense Ministry via AP Days after the assassination of Mohsen Fakhrizadeh, a top Iranian nuclear scientist, retired US Navy Adm. William McRaven said that retaliation is all but inevitable. "The Iranians are going to be in a position where they have to retaliate. I don't see any way around it," McRaven, former head of US Special Operations Command and...
Tags: Politics, Abc, Navy, Iraq, Israel, US, International, Trends, Iran, Hassan Rouhani, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, Biden, Tehran, Nissan, US Navy, Assassination


Radioplayer service expands to three new countries

Radioplayer is launching in France, Sweden and the Netherlands taking the total number of countries using Radioplayer to 14. Radioplayer Netherlands launched last week and will operate as a partnership between public service broadcaster NPO and the Dutch national commercial broadcasters, representing more than 80% of radio listening in the country. Radioplayer Sweden is backed by a consortium made up of the three major broadcast groups – Sveriges Radio (the public service broadcaster), Bauer,...
Tags: Europe, UK, Sweden, Top, France, International, Radio, Netherlands, Radio industry, NPO, Bauer, France Sweden, Radio France, Radioplayer, Sveriges Radio, Michael Hill Radioplayer


Mentally Ill African Man Lives Amongst Jungle Wildlife

A rather peculiar medical case has been spotted in a Rwandan village as a 21-year-old man who is unable to communicate often runs off into the forests to live amongst the animals and forage on grass, with one website describing him as a “real-life Mowgli”. Unfortunately being born with learning difficulties, the 21-year-old Ellie is […]
Tags: Africa, Medical, International, Bizarre, Anime, Mental Illness, Mowgli, Ellie


A Hungarian official compared billionaire George Soros, who is a Holocaust survivor, to Adolf Hitler

Billionaire George Soros attends the opening of the European Roma Institute for Arts and Culture in Berlin, Germany, on June 8, 2017. Popow/ullstein bild via Getty Images A Hungarian government commissioner has been condemned after comparing billionaire George Soros, who is a Holocaust survivor, to Adolf Hitler. In an opinion article published on a pro-government news website, ministerial commissioner Szilard Demeter wrote that Soros was "the liberal Führer" and that Europe was his "gas ch...
Tags: Europe, New York, Hollywood, News, Politico, Israel, International, Trends, Markets, Eu, European Union, Ap, Getty Images, Danube, Budapest, Hungary


Switzerland has rejected plans to impose stricter responsible business regulations, despite a majority of voters approving them

Under the proposals, Swiss-based companies would have faced penalties for human rights abuses abroad. M Swiet Productions/Getty Images Swiss voters on Sunday rejected sweeping responsible business standards that would have held multinational companies liable for their conduct abroad, reports Swissinfo. The Responsible Business Initiative would have amended the constitution, adding penalties for Swiss-based companies committing human rights abuses abroad. A razor-thin majority of voters app...
Tags: Europe, International, Trends, Ap, Regulation, World Trade Organization, Switzerland, Geneva, Responsible Capitalism, Agence France Presse, Agence France Press, University of St Gallen, Swissinfo, UK Weekend, Kevin Shalvey, Weekend BI UK


10 people in Sweden told us their trust in the government is dwindling as it pivots away from its no-lockdown coronavirus policy

People pass a Christmas decorated shopping window in central Stockholm, Sweden on November 10, 2020, amid the COVID-19 pandemic. Fredrik Sandberg/TT News Agency/AFP via Getty Images After seeing a dramatic resurgence in cases in line with other European countries, Sweden has introduced new coronavirus measures. The country famously chose to follow a no-lockdown policy that favored loose recommendations over strict rules during the first wave.  Ten people living there told Business Insider ...
Tags: Europe, Science, News, Sweden, US, International, Trends, Getty Images, Green, News UK, Finland, Stockholm, Gothenburg, Business Insider, Stefan Lofven, Stockholm Sweden


Former CIA Director John Brennan says the assassination of a top Iranian nuclear scientist was 'criminal' and risked inflaming conflict in the Middle East

Former CIA director John Brennan speaks during a forum on election security in Washington DC, on October 30, 2019. REUTERS/Joshua Roberts Former CIA Director John Brennan has condemned the assassination of a top Iranian nuclear scientist on Friday, calling it "criminal" and "highly reckless." Brennan, who served between 2013 and 2017, also said he did not know who was to blame for the killing but that it "would be a flagrant violation of international law." Details on the attack remain sli...
Tags: News, Obama, Washington, China, Israel, US, International, America, Trends, Iran, Washington Dc, Ted Cruz, New York Times, Middle East, News UK, Al Qaeda


Hong Kong's leader is being paid in cash due to US sanctions. Carrie Lam earns $56,000 a month and says money is now piling up at her house.

Hong Kong Chief Executive Carrie Lam attends a news conference following the annual policy address in Hong Kong on November 25, 2020. Lam Yik/Reuters Hong Kong Chief Executive, Carrie Lam, said she has to keep "piles of cash" at home due to US sanctions. She said: "The government is paying me cash for my salary because I don't have a bank account." Lam earns $672,000 per year and is one of the highest-paid leaders in the world, according to the BBC. Visit Business Insider's homepage for mo...
Tags: Asia, Hong Kong, White House, China, US, International, Trends, Bbc, News UK, Afp, Carrie Lam, Lam, Hong Kong SAR, Channel News, Channel News Asia, US Sanctions


Iranian diplomat on trial over plan to bomb a rally where Rudy Giuliani was the keynote speaker but Mossad tipped off the police

Rudy Giuliani delivers his speech as he attends the National Council of Resistance of Iran (NCRI) meeting in Villepinte, France on June 30, 2018. Regis Duvignau/Reuters An Iranian diplomat and three others have gone on trial in Belgium accused of planning a terrorist attack on a rally where Rudy Giuliani was the keynote speaker. Iran's Assadollah Assadi was not in the dock having claimed diplomatic immunity.  Maryam Rajavi, leader of the MEK, an exiled Iranian opposition group, was the mai...
Tags: UK, News, France, Germany, US, International, Trends, Eu, Iran, Ap, Bbc, Vienna, Terrorism, New York Times, House Of Representatives, News UK


Iran planned to bomb a rally where Rudy Giuliani was the keynote speaker but Mossad tipped off the police, court hears

Rudy Giuliani delivers his speech as he attends the National Council of Resistance of Iran (NCRI) meeting in Villepinte, France on June 30, 2018. Regis Duvignau/Reuters An Iranian diplomat and three others have gone on trial in Belgium accused of planning a terrorist attack on a rally where Rudy Giuliani was the keynote speaker. Iran's Assadollah Assadi was not in the dock having claimed diplomatic immunity.  Maryam Rajavi, leader of the MEK, an exiled Iranian opposition group, was the mai...
Tags: UK, News, France, Germany, US, International, Trends, Eu, Iran, Ap, Bbc, Vienna, Terrorism, New York Times, House Of Representatives, News UK


Biden reportedly considering a retired four-star general to lead US military, would be first Black defense secretary if confirmed

US Army Gen. Lloyd J. Austin III, commander of United States Forces - Iraq, presents a coin for an enlisted soldier at Operating Base Adder, Iraq. Defense Department President-elect Joe Biden is adding to his list of potential defense secretaries a retired US Army general, according to an Axios report published Friday. Lloyd Austin is a Black four-star general with over four decades in the military. If confirmed, Austin would be the first Black defense secretary in the US. Visit Business I...
Tags: Politics, News, Washington, Iraq, Defense, US, International, Trends, Joe Biden, Austin, United States, United Nations, Army, Pentagon, Biden, Donald Trump


We went inside a public hospital in Venezuela where there's no running water and cancer patients have to provide their own medicine

Venezuela has some of the worst healthcare in the world, and the coronavirus has only made the situation worse.At one public hospital in Caracas, there's no running water, and a shortage of medicine means cancer patients have to provide their own if they want treatment.We went inside a Venezuela hospital with crumbling infrastructure to see how a 9-year-old cancer patient is coping in such a tough environment.View more episodes of Business Insider Weekly on Facebook. COVID-19 made a dire situ...
Tags: Video, News, Cancer, US, International, Trends, Features, Colombia, Healthcare, World Health Organization, Venezuela, Nicolás Maduro, Reuters, Caracas, Maduro, Socialist Party


A top scientist seen as the father of Iran's nuclear program has been assassinated, Iranian media reports

An Iranian security guard standing in front of the Bushehr nuclear power plant on August 20, 2010 in southern Iran XINHUA/Gamma-Rapho via Getty Images Iranian scientist Mohsen Fakhrizadeh has been assassinated, Iranian media reports. Fakhrizadeh, a former Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps officer and physics professor who is widely seen as a prominent player in Iran's nuclear program, was attacked outside Tehran, per the reports. He reportedly died in the hospital after a medical team was ...
Tags: Politics, Israel, US, International, Trends, Iran, Nuclear, Benjamin Netanyahu, Tehran, Assassination, WSJ, Reuters, Irgc, Javad Zarif, Tasnim News Agency, Fars News Agency


China Restaurant Explosion Maims 34 People

A restaurant located in China had its business interrupted by a horrid explosion that injured a staggering 34 people, a devastating accident believed to have been caused by negligence with a gas tank or pressure cooker. Taking place in the Hunan Province restaurant’s kitchen, a social media post from the establishment clarified that 34 people […]
Tags: China, Accidents, International, Anime, Hunan Province, Hunan, Made In China


Western Virtual YouTuber Company VShojo Reveals Their Popular Talents

VShojo, a new Western Virtual YouTuber company, has officially launched bringing several popular English-speaking Virtual YouTubers on board. The newly-founded company involves such Virtual YouTubers as Nyanners, Melody, Silvervale, Zentreya, Ironmouse, Hime Hajime and the popular artist turned VTuber Froot, previously known as BSApricot. VShojo’s mission statement, proclaiming to be a company built on respect […]
Tags: Trailer, International, Anime, Announcements, Virtual YouTubers, Western Virtual YouTuber Company


A Green Beret recalls the brutal Thanksgiving Day mission he barely survived after running into 30,000 enemy troops

A SOG recon team getting ready for another cross-border operation in Cambodia. Courtesy picture As Americans at home sat down for Thanksgiving dinner in 1968, a team of special operators was setting out to solve a deadly puzzle in Cambodia. US intelligence had lost track of tens of thousands of North Vietnamese troops, and with memories of the Tet Offensive still fresh, American commanders wanted to know where they were and what they were doing. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more s...
Tags: Navy, US, International, Trends, Idaho, Army, Cambodia, State Department, Cia, Meyer, Vietnam War, Air Force, Laos, US Air Force, Saigon, Special Operations


MotsuToys Black Friday Sale Offering Everything at 20% Discount

Onanism veterans hoping to bolster their stockpiles of erotic goods can take advantage of the colossal sale taking place courtesy of MotsuToys, as the sex toy and erotic accessories distributor is selling everything at a 20% discount. All products available on the MotsuToys website is subjected to this 20% discount, including pre-orders – interested buyers […]
Tags: Shopping, International, Sales, Anime, Otaku, H, Image Gallery, Anime Goods, Onanism, Onaholes, MotsuToys, MotsuToys Black Friday Sale Offering Everything


The US Air Force has 'studied every single piece of concrete in the Pacific' to find new places to fight from

US airmen load an R-11 fuel truck on a C-130J during an Agile Combat Employment exercise at Yokota Air Base in Japan, February 13, 2020. US Air Force/Staff Sgt. Melanie A. Bulow-Gonterman The vast distances of the Pacific region and the growing reach of the Chinese military has led the US to look for ways to disperse its forces and their bases. For the US Air Force, that means scouring the region for runways and facilities that can support its aircraft as they try to spread out and sustain...
Tags: Japan, China, Russia, US, International, Trends, United States, Alaska, Micronesia, Air Force, Pacific, US Air Force, Marshall Islands, Federated States, Palau, Northern Mariana Islands


This heroic military dog ran through a hail of bullets to take out a gunman who had his team pinned down in a fierce firefight

Kuno, a military working dog who received the prestigious PDSA Dicken Medal for his heroic actions in combat. PDSA courtesy photo Kuno, a British military working dog who braved enemy gunfire to take down an insurgent who had his team pinned down during a 2019 compound raid in Afghanistan, has been awarded the PDSA Dickin Medal. The PDSA Dickin Medal is considered the animal equivalent of the UK's prestigious Victoria Cross. During the dangerous assault on the fortified Al Qaeda compound, ...
Tags: UK, Defense, US, International, Trends, Afghanistan, Victoria Cross, Army, Al Qaeda, US Army, Ben Wallace, Kuno, U S Army Reserve, PDSA, Jan McLoughlin, Maria Dickin


China's Xi Jinping finally congratulates Biden on his 2020 election win, with only a few world leaders still holding out

Former Vice President Joe Biden and Chinese President Xi Jinping toast during a State Luncheon for China hosted by US Secretary of State John Kerry on September 25, 2015 at the Department of State. PAUL J. RICHARDS/AFP via Getty Images Chinese President Xi Jinping congratulated President-elect Joe Biden on his 2020 victory, weeks after other world leaders. "Promoting the healthy and stable development of China-US relations is not only in the fundamental interests of both peoples, but also ...
Tags: Asia, Politics, News, Vladimir Putin, Mexico, China, US, International, Trends, Joe Biden, Xi Jinping, Chinese communist party, John Kerry, Biden, Xinhua, Xi


A brief, bloody war in a corner of Asia is a warning about why the tank's days of dominance may be over

A destroyed Armenian tank in November 2020. Gavriil Grigorov\TASS via Getty Images Footage of Azerbaijani drones attacking Armenia forces during earlier this year showed the small, relatively cheap munitions wreaking havoc on tanks and armored vehicles. The brief but destructive conflict has reinvigorated debate about whether tanks, which have long been the most dominant ground weapon the battlefield, will still be viable in a clash between modern, technologically advanced militaries.  Vis...
Tags: Asia, China, Iraq, Russia, Israel, US, International, Trends, Ukraine, Afghanistan, Army, Marine Corps, Moscow, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Johnson


France Bans Access to NHentai & Claims Site Contains “Child Pornography”

In a move that will seem similar to that of Australia’s preposterous actions, the country of France has now decided that the loli erotica present on doujinshi website NHentai constitutes child pornography, yet another instance of government trying to rally for the rights of people who don’t exist. NHentai has sadly joined Sankaku Complex in […]
Tags: Politics, Australia, France, Censorship, International, Anime, Lolita, Lolicon


Russia claims a US warship ran away after one of its destroyers threatened to ram it, but the US Navy says it didn't happen

USS John S. McCain US Navy The US Navy guided-missile destroyer USS John S. McCain conducted a freedom-of-navigation mission that challenged Russia's excessive maritime claims in the Sea of Japan. Russia accused the US of violating its territory and claimed that the destroyer Admiral Vinogradov warned the American vessel and threatened to ram it. The Russian defense ministry said that the US ship departed immediately after the warning. The US Navy said that the Russian statement is "false,...
Tags: News, Navy, Russia, US, International, Trends, Pacific, US Navy, US Air Force, Soviet Union, McCain, Great Bay, 7th Fleet, Sea of Japan, Vinogradov, John S McCain


Joe Biden Sniffs Anime Girl for Hong Kong Cake Decoration

Former presidential candidate Joe Biden has seemingly been mocked by a certain Hong Kong bakery as a photo of the confectionery depicts the man sniffing an anime girl, a joke directed towards the barely comprehensible man’s unnerving mannerisms when around females. Hong Kong bakery Villa Villa Cafe and Bar shared a photo of the political […]
Tags: Food, Cake, Hong Kong, Politics, Comedy, Children, Photoshop, China, International, Joe Biden, Anime, Fate/Stay Night, Villa Villa Cafe


Vladimir Putin wasted no time in weaponizing Trump's election conspiracies to spread Russian propaganda

Vladimir Putin seen in Moscow, Russia, on September 28, 2020. Alexei Druzhinin\TASS via Getty Images Russian President Vladimir Putin has wasted no time in seizing on US President Donald Trump's conspiracy theories about the 2020 election to boost Russia's strategic goals. In addition to saying he will not congratulate President-elect Joe Biden while claiming the results are not clear, Putin said the "problems in the US electoral system" mean the US doesn't have the right to criticize how ...
Tags: Politics, Putin, Vladimir Putin, Obama, White House, Russia, US, International, America, Trends, Joe Biden, Syria, Ukraine, Analysis, United States, Nato


Former Defense Secretary Jim Mattis says Biden should toss all of Trump's 'America First' policies

U.S. Defense Secretary Jim Mattis listens as U.S. President Donald Trump answers questions during a meeting with military leaders in the Cabinet Room on October 23, 2018 in Washington, DC. Win McNamee/Getty Images Former Secretary of Defense Jim Mattis rebuked President Donald Trump's "America First" policy in an Foreign Affairs article he co-authored with three other people. The authors argued that the Trump administration is undermining an international order that is to America's advanta...
Tags: South Korea, Europe, Japan, Politics, Washington, China, Defense, US, International, America, Trends, Joe Biden, United States, Nato, Biden, Donald Trump


Animaniacs Creator Tom Ruegger “Was Not Contacted for the New Show”

An article discussing the new season of Animaniacs divulged that series creator Tom Ruegger was never contacted regarding this new show and that by the time he even knew of it, “they had a showrunner and a staff”. The article talks about the show’s dynamics and concept prior to its November 20th debut and also […]
Tags: Politics, Usa, Censorship, International, Anime, Warner Brothers, Animaniacs, Tom Ruegger