Cylinder Blast in Pakistan Factory Leaves 11 Killed – Reports International—reports/New Delhi (Sputnik): A cylinder blast in a perfume factory in Pakistan’s eastern city of Lahore led to a fire in the building. Due to the intensity of the explosion, the roof of the building collapsed, trapping people beneath its debris, Pakistan’s Dawn newspaper reported. At least 11 people were killed and two injured…

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Supreme Court Allows Reintroduction of Cheetahs From Africa in India

New Delhi (Sputnik): The Indian environment ministry in 2009 had conceived a £35million plan to relocate African Cheetahs from Namibia to the central Indian state of Madhya Pradesh. The extinct species were once found on the Indian subcontinent up to Iran and Afghanistan. However, in the 1950s, they were wiped out following hunting drives. After…

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Hamas Officials May Attend Palestinian Leadership Meeting to Oppose Trump Peace Plan – Report

Middle East09:01 GMT 28.01.2020(updated 09:11 GMT 28.01.2020) Get short URLSubscribe International–report-/In June 2019, the Trump administration unveiled economic offers of a so-called peace plan pertaining to the resolution of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, including a purported $50 billion investment. Palestinian leadership boycotted the meetings and the plan as a bribe attempt. The AFP news agency has…

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China Coronavirus Death Toll Tops 100 – Officials

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US Stops Weapons Delivery to Iraq Amid Tensions With Baghdad – Reports International—reports/WASHINGTON (Sputnik) – The United States stopped all weapons deliveries to Iraq in the midst of the growing tensions with the government in Baghdad, the US-based Inside Defense news site reported.The freeze includes halting supplies for the new F-16 fleet, the report said on Monday citing Air Force spokesperson Brian Brackens. The Pentagon will…

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White Helmets, Militants Plan Provocations to Accuse Syrian Government of Chemical Weapons Use – MoD

Middle East17:07 GMT 27.01.2020(updated 17:13 GMT 27.01.2020) Get short URLSubscribe International Korso. Sputnik International–mod/Numerous militant groups remain active in the Idlib de-escalation zone, carrying-out operations against Syrian government forces in violation of the ceasefire. According to the Russian Defence Ministry, this is not the first time that they have attempted to carry out a false…

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Protesters Flood Streets in Beirut, Lebanon Calling to Reject New Government – Video

Middle East16:54 GMT 27.01.2020(updated 16:55 GMT 27.01.2020) Get short URLSubscribe International—video/The protests are taking place in the run-up to a debate in the parliament on the budget for this year that was proposed by the previous government.Protests are in full swing in Lebanon’s capital Beirut as demonstrators continue to voice their objection to the government…

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Ethiopia Wants to Modernise Army in Cooperation With Russia – Ambassador

Africa09:12 GMT 27.01.2020Get short URL 0 0 0 Subscribe International–ambassador/MOSCOW (Sputnik), Ekaterina Ivanova – Russia finished delivering Pantsir-S1 air defence missile-gun systems to Ethiopia in November. According to the ambassador, the countries held a fruitful defence cooperation meeting that same month.Ethiopia wants to continue modernising its armed forces, in particular its peacekeeping and counterterrorism capabilities,…

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UN Cannot Verify North Korean Nuclear Test Site Irreversibly Destroyed

World09:12 GMT 27.01.2020Get short URL 0 0 0 Subscribe International NATIONS (Sputnik) – In May 2018, North Korea destroyed four tunnels and related infrastructure at the Punggye-ri nuclear test site as a sign of its commitment to denuclearisation ahead of reestablished negotiations with the United States. But subsequent reports have suggested that North Korea may…

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‘Not at Our Expense’: Jordan’s King Reportedly Slams Trump’s ‘Peace Plan’ Ahead of Its Release

Middle East09:02 GMT 27.01.2020(updated 09:03 GMT 27.01.2020) Get short URLAs US President Donald Trump is currently preparing to unveil his long-awaited peace plan for the Israeli-Palestinian conflict during a meeting with Benjamin Netanyahu and Benny Gantz in Washington this week, several officials from Arab states have already voiced their opposition to the project. Jordan’s King…

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UN Under-Secretary-General Calls on US, Russia to Extend New START for 5 Years in Current Form International current arms control treaty between the United States and Russia expires on 5 February next year. New START is the last remaining arms control agreement between the two states, setting the limit for deployed strategic nuclear warheads at 1,550. UN Under-Secretary-General Izumi Nakamitsu is calling on the United States and Russia to extend…

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Death Toll From Rainstorms in Brazil Rises to 53

The number of people who have been injured stands at 12, while 19 people still remain missing as heavy rainstorms and intense flooding hit the southeastern part of the country earlier in the week, local Civil Defence officials stated.On Sunday, 44 people were pronounced dead in the state of Minas Gerais, local authorities said, as quoted…

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US State Department ‘Vigilant’ After Reports of Missile Attack on US Embassy in Baghdad

World23:38 GMT 26.01.2020(updated 00:14 GMT 27.01.2020) Get short URLThree rockets were fired at the US Embassy in Baghdad’s green zone this Sunday, with one of them hitting its restaurant, according to media reports. The attack reportedly resulted in several casualties.Iranian-backed groups threaten Iraq’s security, the US State Department said on Sunday, following the recent strikes…

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Germany Urges EU States to Fulfill Pledge to Criminalise Holocaust Denial – Foreign Minister

Europe16:56 GMT 26.01.2020(updated 16:57 GMT 26.01.2020) Get short URLBERLIN (Sputnik) – On Monday, in the Polish town of Oswiecim, 200 former inmates and numerous foreign dignitaries will attend a ceremony commemorating the 75th anniversary of the liberation of the Auschwitz-Birkenau camp by Soviet Red Army troops.Germany is urging European Union member states to implement measures…

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Rocket Fired From Gaza Strip Into Israel – IDF

Middle East16:55 GMT 26.01.2020(updated 17:13 GMT 26.01.2020) Get short URLThe news comes as the Israeli military announced that it had struck several Hamas positions in the Gaza Strip on Saturday, targeting a weapons production site and a military compound.The Israeli Defence Forces (IDF) announced on Twitter that a rocket was launched into Israeli territory from…

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Five Rockets Strike Near US Embassy in Baghdad – Reports

Middle East16:50 GMT 26.01.2020(updated 17:12 GMT 26.01.2020) Get short URLIraqi activists held a rally on 25 January in the capital of Baghdad against the United States’ presence in the country, Iraq’s Al-Sumaria broadcaster reported. An Iraqi security source said that five rockets had landed close to the US Embassy, AFP reported. According to the AFP…

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German Defence Ministry Draws Criticism After Reported Rise of ‘Right-Wing Extremism’ in Military

The head of the Military Counterintelligence Service (MAD), Christof Gramm, has revealed to the German outlet Welt am Sonntag that his office has seen a sharp increase in cases of staffers in the German Armed Forces, Bundeswehr, being suspected of right-wing extremism.German military intelligence is probing around 550 Bundeswehr staffers suspected of supporting right-wing extremism,…

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‘If Meryl Streep Was a Dog’: Afghan Hound Shows Its Glamorous Ponytail

Videoclub16:00 GMT 26.01.2020Get short URL1 0 0 Subscribe International Hounds are, without a doubt, the world’s most glamorous dogs distinguished by their thick, fine, silky coat and a tail with a ring curl at the end.Isn’t it a perfect ponytail for a woman? Or, wait… a dog.  An Afghan Hound has been captured on video…

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China’s Health Commission Says New Coronavirus Spread Appears to Be Accelerating International (Sputnik) – The new coronavirus differs from the previous types, while its spread is apparently accelerating, China’s National Health Commission director said on Sunday.”Based on the gene sequence, the new type of coronavirus differs from SARS [Severe acute respiratory syndrome] and MERS [Middle East Respiratory Syndrome], it has already passed the stage of…

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Austrian FM Schallenberg Explains What Russia Means to Modern Europe

The new Austrian government, formed in January, previously stated in its programme there is a need for the gradual lifting of sanctions against Russia. Vienna also noted it would continue to promote direct ties with Moscow via the Sochi Dialogue.Austrian Foreign Minister Alexander Schallenberg has stated in an interview with Wiener Zeitung that good ties with…

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At Least Three Killed as Red Bull Plane Stunt Goes Awry in Guatemala – Video International—video/The manoeuvre was part of a training flight a day ahead of the airshow “Show Iztapa LXV Anniversary”. ​The pilot, as well as two US citizens who were among the spectators, died in the tragic incident.At least three people died on Friday in Iztapa, a municipality in the Escuintla department of Guatemala, after a…

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Nobody Takes Trump’s ‘Deal of the Century’ Seriously – Former Oslo Accords Negotiator

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is set to travel to Washington later today where US President Donald Trump is expected to roll out his “deal of the century” plan aimed at resolving the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.The peace initiative reportedly presupposes that Jerusalem, including its Old City, will remain in Israel’s hands, with the Palestinians getting access to…

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Canada Registers First Case of Wuhan Coronavirus – Reports

An outbreak of previously unknown pneumonia was initially registered in the Chinese city of Wuhan, Hubei province, and since then, it has spread to several countries in the Asia-Pacific region and even reached the United States and Europe.Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre in Toronto has confirmed the first case of deadly coronavirus, the official statement on…

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Death Toll From Lima Gas Truck Fire Rises to 14 – Reports International—reports/MOSCOW (Sputnik) – The number of people killed in a fire that started after an accident involving a gas truck in Lima has gone up to 14, local media report.The Peru News Agency, Andina, reported citing a local health official on Saturday that the fire resulted in the death of 14 people, five of…

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Iran Ready to Send 6 Satellites Into Orbit, Communications Technology Minister Says

Middle East23:28 GMT 25.01.2020(updated 23:31 GMT 25.01.2020) Get short URL International (Sputnik) – Iran has prepared six satellites to be launched into space, while one more satellite is in the process of being assembled, the country’s Minister of Information and Communications Technology, Mohammad-Javad Azari Jahromi, has announced.”We are currently ready to send six satellites into…

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No Offence, Greta: Steve Mnuchin Says His ‘Go Study Economics’ Jab at Thunberg Was Just a ‘Joke’

During a recent press conference in Davos, US Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin responded to a question about Greta Thunberg’s recommendation to move away from fossil fuels by advising the 17-year-old activist to study economics in college first, a comment that has received strong reactions from the public, as well as from the eco-warrior herself.Steven Mnuchin,…

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As if Deadly Coronavirus Wasn’t Enough: Potentially Dangerous Asteroid to Fly Past Earth Next Month

World09:04 GMT 25.01.2020(updated 09:09 GMT 25.01.2020) Get short URL 0 0 0 Subscribe International space is chock-full of celestial objects and asteroids are some of the most common extraterrestrial objects, it’s not so unusual that many of them fly past Earth. The size of some asteroids and the proximity of their trajectory to the Earth,…

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China’s Virus-Hit City of Wuhan to Get Goods Supplies Via 24/7 ‘Green Corridors’ – Reports

BEIJING (Sputnik) – China’s Commerce Ministry has created a special mechanism of “green corridors” to ensure direct supplies of basic goods to the central city of Wuhan, which has been in lockdown over the deadly coronavirus outbreak, the state-run Xinhua news agency reported on Saturday.According to the ministry, the authorities are closely monitoring prices in…

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Adam Schiff Roasted for ‘Senators’ Heads on the Pike’ Reference Over Trump Impeachment Trial

House Intelligence Committee chairman Adam Schiff, proceeded to ponder about alleged pressure on Republicans to stay with POTUS throughout the impeachment trial, turning a blind eye to more than audible blowback from the trial attending Republicans and even potential Dem swing votes.Adam Schiff’s remarks have landed him in hot water, after he brought up a CBS…

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Greek Prime Minister Calls Erdogan to Offer Help to Quake-Hit Turkey International (Sputnik) – Greek Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis has called Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan to extend his condolences to the Turkish people over the deadly earthquake and offer help, Mitsotakis’ office said.”The Greek prime minister noted that Greece was ready to assist in search and rescue operations, if necessary. The Turkish president thanked…

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First Confirmed Case of Coronavirus Registered in Australia – Health Officials

World01:11 GMT 25.01.2020(updated 01:13 GMT 25.01.2020) Get short URL 0 0 0 Subscribe International–first-confirmed-case-of-coronavirus-registered-in-australia—health-officials/The first case of deadly coronavirus has been registered in Australia, Victoria state health officials reported on Saturday. MORE DETAILS TO FOLLOW

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‘Nothing But Misery’: Conflict with Iran Shows US Troops Are ‘A Danger to the Iraqi People’

Opinion00:57 GMT 25.01.2020(updated 00:58 GMT 25.01.2020) Get short URLClose to one million Iraqis assembled Friday to protest US troops’ presence in their country following the Iraqi parliament’s vote to expel them. While demonstrations in the past have been blown off as Iran-backed exhibitions, one anti-war expert tells Sputnik that this particular protest sends a clear…

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Discussions on Clean Energy, Climate Protests Mark WEF-2020 In Davos

This year’s meeting of global elites, which was comprised mainly of politicians, bankers and celebrities, was marked and influenced by the climate change agenda. But for some reason, WEF-2020 was attended by less participants than last year’s event.With only 50 world leaders and 2,800 participants in attendance, which is significantly lower than last year’s numbers…

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Rotten Ratings

Cartoons00:47 GMT 25.01.2020(updated 00:51 GMT 25.01.2020) Get short URL 0 0 0 In the midst of the Senate impeachment trial aiming to remove US President Donald Trump from office, the commander in chief seems to be more concerned about poor television ratings than potentially impending doom. Trump’s defense team is set to state their case…

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Trump’s Immigration, Anti-Abortion Stances Work Fist-in-Glove to ‘Make America White Again’

Donald Trump on Friday became the first US president to attend the country’s largest anti-abortion rally, an unsurprising move given his campaign to make “America white again,” according to Jenny Brown, author of “Birth Strike: The Hidden Fight Over Women’s Work” and “Without Apology: The Abortion Struggle Now.” “Sadly, the far left is actively working…

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Meghan and Harry are the King and Queen of Woke Culture

Shooting from the Lip16:55 GMT 24.01.2020(updated 17:09 GMT 24.01.2020) Get short URL 0 0 0 “I’m not a big fan of the Brexit Party.“ This comes from Scotland’s leading Brexiteer and former UKIP MEP, David Coburn, who doesn’t pull his punches on this week’s edition of Shooting from the Lip with Jon Gaunt. Coburn doesn’t…

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First Confirmed Case of New Coronavirus Registered in Nepal – Official

Asia & Pacific16:45 GMT 24.01.2020Get short URL International (Sputnik) – Nepal has recorded the first confirmed case of the novel coronavirus, Hemanta Chandra Ojha, an official at the country’s Epidemiology and Disease Control Division, said on 24 January.”We have received the report and specimens have tested positive”, Ojha said, as quoted by the media. “We…

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‘We Feel Your Pain’: Salma Hayek Wants to Free Her Nipples and Netizens Could Not Agree More International actress Salma Hayek stole the spotlight this week after revealing to her 13.6 million Instagram audience her wildest dream when it comes to dealing with her constraining underwear.Hollywood darling Salma Hayek was quite honest with her fans when she opened up about “dreaming” of ditching her lingerie, despite the day still being young.…

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Centers for Disease Control Report Second Case of Novel Coronavirus in US – Reports International—reports/WASHINGTON (Sputnik) – The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) have detected a second case of the novel coronavirus in the United States after an infected woman returned from the Chinese city of Wuhan, and are monitoring 63 other possible infections across 22 US states, CNN reported on Friday.”CDC believes the immediate risk…

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Russian ‘Striptease’ Skater Tuktamysheva Reveals What She Values Most in Men International Tuktamysheva, a 23-year-old figure skater from Russia’s Udmurt Republic, made headlines a few years ago in her iconic appearance at the Skate Canada Grand Prix by stripping down to lingerie during her performance. Russian figure skater Elizaveta Tuktamysheva, who is well-known for making bold fashion statements during her gala appearances, has opened up…

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‘Not as Astute’: Netizens Suggest ‘Botox Barbie’ Ivanka Trump Would Lose Out to Eco-Warrior Thunberg

Despite Ivanka’s refusal to knock Greta Thunberg, pretty much contrary to POTUS’s commonplace criticism of the “angry” Swedish teen, she still took a veiled dig at the activist’s “pessimistic outlook”, and instantly found herself in hot water.First Daughter Ivanka Trump praised environmental activist Greta Thunberg on Wednesday for boosting awareness of climate change pitfalls, in…

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Facebook India Gets New Chief with New Focus on Consumer Marketing

New Delhi (Sputnik): Despite several data breach scandals, social networking giant Facebook has managed to keep its game rolling across the globe. With over 269 million users, India makes for one of Facebook’s leading markets with a massive user base. On Friday, Facebook roped in Avinash Pant, a former alumnus of the premier Indian Institute…

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Scientists Say Saturn’s Moon Enceladus May Contain Energy Sources to Support Life

Tech11:04 24.01.2020(updated 11:05 24.01.2020) Get short URL International long have assumed that Enceladus together with Jupiter’s moon Europa are the best places to look for life as the two celestial objects have vast amounts of water hidden under a thick crust of ice. Now researchers have discovered another detail that may confirm their hypothesis.Saturn’s moon…

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‘Irresponsible Reporting’: Western Media Unfairly Slams China’s Swift Response to Coronavirus

Opinion03:46 24.01.2020(updated 03:48 24.01.2020) Get short URLDespite the fact that China has been taking appropriate measures to contain a new type of coronavirus spreading across the country, Western media continues to criticize China’s response, Ian Goodrum, a writer and digital editor for China Daily, told Radio Sputnik’s Loud & Clear Thursday. The virus, officially known…

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Total Number of Coronavirus Cases in China Rises to 830, 25 Deaths – Report

Asia & Pacific03:18 24.01.2020(updated 04:00 24.01.2020) Get short URLAn outbreak of previously unknown pneumonia, later identified as a new strain of coronavirus, originated in the Chinese city of Wuhan in late December and has since then spread to several countries.The Chinese National Health Commission has confirmed a total of 830 coronavirus cases and 25 deaths from…

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Death Toll From Bad Weather in Spain Rises to 13 People

MADRID, January 24 (Sputnik) – The number of people who have died in Spain due to the cold weather and heavy winds has increased to 13.According to the Spanish Civil Guard, the latest victim is a 50-year-old man from Catalonia who was fishing among the rocks. The foul weather has already killed five people in…

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Trump Will Sign US-Mexico-Canada Trade Deal Next Week – Report

The new deal is supposed to replace the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA), but has not yet been ratified by all the parliaments, The agreement has undergone significant modifications via the introduction of several amendments since it was originally signed.US President Donald Trump will sign the US-Mexico-Canada trade deal (USMCA) on 29 January, Reuters…

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Children Given Weapons to Protect Against Deadly Drug Gangs in Mexico Amid Wave of Killings – Report

A regional vigilante group began arming local residents following the killings of over two dozen indigenous men, with the crimes unpunished by embattled federal authorities.The Indigenous Council of Mexcalcingo, a small community in the township of Alcozacan in the Mexican state of Guerrero, has approved the arming and training of boys and teenagers aged 8…

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UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres Addresses WEF in Davos – Video International—video/The 50th annual meeting of the World Economic Forum (WEF) is taking place in the Swiss resort village of Davos on 21-24 January. This year, the theme of the forum is “Stakeholders for a Cohesive and Sustainable World”.United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres is delivering a speech on the third day of the 50th World…

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First Death Outside Epicentre of Coronavirus Outbreak Confirmed in China’s Hebei Province

Asia & Pacific20:00 23.01.2020(updated 20:13 23.01.2020) Get short URLSubscribe International to the Health Commission of Hebei Province, an 80-year-old man died on Wednesday but the fact that his death was caused by the new coronavirus was only confirmed on Thursday. The first death outside the epicentre of the Chinese coronavirus outbreak has been confirmed in…

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Russian President Putin Meets Head of Palestinian National Authority Abbas in Bethlehem – Video International in the day, Russian President Vladimir Putin spoke at the World Holocaust Forum in Jerusalem. Russian President Vladimir Putin and President of the Palestinian Authority Mahmoud Abbas are having a meeting in the city of Bethlehem in the West Bank.  The two presidents are expected to discuss the latest developments in the Middle…

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Russian State Duma Supports Constitutional Amendments Legislation in Preliminary Vote

Russia12:05 23.01.2020(updated 12:06 23.01.2020) Get short URL 0 0 0 Subscribe International, Russian President Vladimir Putin announced the need for constitutional changes during his annual address to the parliament. DETAILS TO FOLLOW

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Gov’t of Indian State Maharashtra Holds Meeting to Review Infamous Caste Violence at Bhima Koregaon

New Delhi (Sputnik): Caste violence during an annual celebration by the Dalit community in India’s western Maharashtra in 2018 resulted in the death of one person and injuries to 30 policemen. It became a political issue, with a ruling coalition partner seeking to reexamine the investigations.Maharashtra’s Deputy Chief Ajit Pawar and Home Minister Anil Deshmukh…

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Wolves Can Fetch Too, Swedish Researchers Find – Video

As retrieving was previously believed to be a trait which developed in dogs during the taming process, the find may change the evolutional picture of canines. Wolf puppies showing behavioural inclinations towards humans could have had a selective advantage.Researchers at Stockholm University have discovered that wolves can successfully interpret human communication and fetch objects such…

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Georgia Teacher Accused of Seducing 13-year-old Boy Faces Deportation International Byrapaka, 24, was arrested Thursday for allegedly sending nude photos to a teenage boy, and was also accused of kissing and indecently touching the child at Hephzibah Middle School.Byrapaka, who is not a US citizen, will be placed in a federal detention center on an immigration hold if she’s released from custody, the…

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‘Islamodiversion’: Muslim Travel Ban Distracts Americans From Other Trump Policies

US President Donald Trump’s travel ban is his presidency’s “signature Islamaphobic measure,” which is used to scapegoat Muslims and divert attention away from the government’s policies, Dr. Nazia Kazi, an activist and professor of anthropology at Stockton University and author of “Islamophobia, Race, and Global Politics,” told Sputnik. The Trump administration on Tuesday said it…

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China Says 571 Cases of Coronavirus Confirmed – Report

Asia & Pacific03:34 23.01.2020(updated 04:11 23.01.2020) Get short URLAt least 17 people have died so far in an outbreak of previously unknown pneumonia, later identified as a new type of coronavirus, that rocked the Chinese city of Wuhan in late December.China has confirmed a total of 571 cases of coronavirus, Chinese state TV reported on…

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Joe Biden Freaks Out at Reporter After Question About Bernie Sanders

Democratic presidential frontrunner Joe Biden seemingly snapped after a campaign event in Mason City, Iowa, when one of the reporters asked him about his criticism of Bernie Sanders.The former vice president was leaving the event when CBS reporter Ed O’Keefe peppered him with questions about his ongoing criticism of the Vermont senator in an exchange…

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Russian Prime Minister Mishustin Appoints New Heads of Pension Fund, Medical-Biological Agency

Mishustin previously accepted Russian President Vladimir Putin’s invitation to become prime minister following the resignation of the former government led by Dmitry Medvedev.Russian Prime Minister Mikhail Mishustin has appointed new heads of the Russian Pension Fund and Medical-Biological Agency, according to the information on the government’s website published on Thursday. Former Minister of Labor and Social…

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Iraqi President Barham Salih Addresses World Economic Forum in Davos – Video International—video/The World Economic Forum (WEF) is taking place in Davos, Switzerland, from 21 to 24 January. It brings together world leaders and major businesses to discuss the most pressing economic issues on the global agenda. Iraqi President Barham Salih is delivering a speech on the second day of the 50th World Economic Forum in…

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To Infinity and Beyond: Interstellar Lab Unveils Space-Inspired Village For Future Mars Settlement International by the desire to improve life on Earth and to settle on Mars in future, the team of Interstellar Lab has combined architecture, engineering, product design and science to create closed-loop villages with regenerative life support technologies. Two years after the launch of the project, Interstellar Lab has unveiled its Experimental BIOregenerative Station (EBIOS) which…

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‘US Meddling in Foreign Affairs Going to Be Less Accepted’ – Journo on US Influence in Middle East

Opinion19:09 22.01.2020(updated 19:15 22.01.2020) Get short URLThe United Nations Security Council has convened to assess potential inconsistencies regarding the accusations of chemical weapons usage directed at Syrian President Bashar Al-Assad’s government.Former Newsweek journalist Tariq Haddad offers his perspective on the allegations against the government of Bashar al-Assad. Sputnik: Why has the mainstream Western media tried…

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Heathrow Airport to Introduce Areas for People Travelling From Countries Affected by Coronavirus

UK12:02 22.01.2020(updated 12:10 22.01.2020) Get short URL International late December, a mysterious type of pneumonia broke out in the Chinese city of Wuhan and has since been confirmed by China and the World Health Organisation to be a new strain of coronavirus.British Secretary of State for Transport Grant Shapps stated on Wednesday that the country’s largest Heathrow…

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Russia’s Prime Minister Mishustin Signs Decree for Approval of New Government

Russia11:54 22.01.2020Get short URLSubscribe International (Sputnik) – Russia’s Prime Minister Mikhail Mishustin signed a decree on Wednesday, approving the new structure of the government, a corresponding document published on the cabinet’s website said.”In order to improve the organization of work of Russia’s government, to optimize the structure and number of employees of the apparatus of…

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Trump Impeachment Trial: What Happened in the Senate on Tuesday?

Donald Trump’s impeachment trial got underway in earnest on Tuesday. The opening day was mostly about the rules that would govern the trial and marked a marathon session, rife with partisan debate.A raucous debate between Democrats and Republicans over the Trump trial plan set the tone for Tuesday’s session in the Senate, which stretched into…

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Trump Quips He ‘Doesn’t Know’ About ‘Very Angry’ Greta Thunberg, Splits Netizens

Viral11:23 22.01.2020(updated 11:26 22.01.2020) Get short URLLast month, US President Donald Trump questioned Time’s choice of Person of the Year 2019, slamming their decision to grant this title to Swedish teenage ecoactivist Greta Thunberg as ‘ridiculous’.Speaking to the Wall Street Journal on the sidelines of the World Economic Forum (WEF) in Davos on Tuesday, US…

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Macron Gambles on Undermining French Strikes with Concessions to Moderate Unions

Opinion03:46 22.01.2020(updated 03:47 22.01.2020) Get short URLAs the longest transport strike in French history draws to a close, President Emmanuel Macron is attempting to defuse the protest movement with concessions to the more moderate labor unions. However, one large confederation, the socialist CGT, has pledged to stay in the streets, which is where real victories…

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US to Sign Open Skies Agreement with Bahamas This Month

World03:09 22.01.2020Get short URLSubscribe International (Sputnik) -The United States will sign an open skies agreement with the Bahamas this month during the visit of Assistant Secretary for Economic and Business Affairs Manisha Singh to the country, the US State Department announced in a release on Tuesday.”Assistant Secretary Singh will then travel to The Bahamas from…

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Yemeni Foreign Minister Accuses Southern Separatists of Sabotaging Peace Agreement International (Sputnik) – The foreign minister of Yemen’s internationally recognized government, Mohammed Al-Hadhrami, accused on Tuesday the secessionist Southern Transitional Council of sabotaging the peace agreement, signed in November and envisioning separatists’ withdrawal of forces from the seized areas.”We hold the Transitional Council accountable for the consequences of its refusal to abide by the…

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Elon Musk Says Tesla’s Acquisition of Maxwell Will Have ‘Very Big Impact’ on EV Batteries International CEO announced that the acquisition of the San Diego-based ultracapacitor and battery company Maxwell for over $200 million might bring the company new developments in battery technologies.Musk has confirmed that Tesla is not very interested in ultra-capacitors for its cars, even though several analysts had mulled integrating Maxwell’s ultra-capacitor business into the company.…

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