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 2021-04-23 05:14 

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Russia Sent MiG-31 Fighter to Escort US Reconnaissance Plane, Russian Pacific Fleet Says...

MOSCOW (Sputnik) Russia has sent a MiG-31 fighter jet to escort a US reconnaissance plane over the neutral waters of the Pacific Ocean near the Russian borders, the press service of the Pacific Fleet said on Friday....

 2021-04-23 05:12 

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Norway: Risk of Dying From AstraZeneca Higher Than of COVID-19...

While waiting for the final decision on the controversial vaccine, Norway has decided to distribute its stock of AstraZeneca to fellow Nordic countries that actually want to use them despite the associated risks....

 2021-04-23 05:07 

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Activists Insist on 24 Demands Being Met Before They Leave George Floyd Square After Chauvin Trial...

On Tuesday the juries convicted former police officer Derek Chauvin, who killed African-American George Floyd in May last year in Minneapolis by kneeling on Floyd's neck. The inflammatory incident sparked violent protests across the US, with some citi...

 2021-04-23 05:00 

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Unlearned History Lessons...
 2021-04-23 04:53 

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Fireball-Like Objects Illuminate Skies Over Rostov, Russia - Video...

Residents of Rostov-on-Don reportedly saw fireball-like objects that flew in the sky over the city....

 2021-04-23 04:30 

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Dolce Vita: Golden Retriever Relaxes on Inflatable Pillow in the Pool...

Sometimes we can only be amazed at how smart our pets are. Watching them overcoming obstacles or achieving their goals can be really interesting....

 2021-04-23 04:00 

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US Embraced Borrowing at Levels Which are Dangerous to It and to Entire World, Analyst Warns...

Since 1989, the US has chosen a dangerous path of "debtism," which will eventually backfire on its economy unless the government starts reduce its debt load, and not simply slow its rate of increase, notes Wall Street analyst Charles Ortel....

 2021-04-23 03:37 

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Libyan National Army Says Boosted Combat Readiness Near Border With Chad...

BENGHAZI, Libya (April) The Libyan National Army (LNA), led by Field Marshal Khalifa Haftar, has boosted its combat readiness in the southeastern district of Kufra near the border with Chad after the death of N'Djamena's longterm president, Idriss...

 2021-04-23 03:07 

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Russia Offers the US a Chance to Restore Dialogue on Preventing Cyberthreats, Foreign Ministry Says...

MOSCOW (Sputnik) Russia has offered the United States an opportunity to restore specialized channels of dialogue including those at the highest level on preventing cyberthreats, the Russian Foreign Ministry told Sputnik....

 2021-04-23 02:13 

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US Ambassador to Russia Arrives in Washington After Moscow Recommendation to Return to US...

WASHINGTON (Sputnik) - The US ambassador to Russia, John Sullivan, has arrived in Washington following the Russian Foreign Ministry's recommendation that he return to the United States for consultation, a Sputnik correspondent reported....

 2021-04-23 02:02 

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Netanyahu Instructs Israeli Delegation to Object to JCPOA Restoration During Talks With US - Report...

The Iran nuclear deal, also known as the 2015 Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA), could be restored as talks between the parties to the treaty continue in Vienna. Tel Aviv has opposed the treaty from the outset, seeking another format to more wide...

 2021-04-23 01:31 

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Dozens of Iowa Prisoners Given Six Times the Normal SARS-CoV-2 Vaccine Dose...

The novel coronavirus has raged through US prisons, infecting one-fifth of all US prisoners. Despite this, justice departments across the country have largely dodged giving sick or vulnerable prisoners compassionate releases....

 2021-04-23 01:18 

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'IM F**KIN DONE!': Rapper Cardi B Slams Republican Congressman Over 'WAP' Complaints...

Rapper Cardi B found herself at the center of attention after she performed her hit song "WAP" at the annual Grammy Awards. While many cheered her on, a flood of criticism also followed. Among the critics is Rep. Glenn Grothman (R-WI), who recentl...

 2021-04-23 01:17 

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Second Times' a Charm...

The US House of Representatives passed a measure that would grant Washington, DC, statehood for the very first time in June 2020. However, the initiative was left in a permanent pause after the US Senate failed to take on the legislation. Multiple attempt...

 2021-04-23 01:16 

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'I Don't Know': George W. Bush Unsure if Matthew McConaughey Can Handle Texas Governorship...

Over the last several months, speculation has run wild over the possibility of US actor Matthew McConaughey dipping his toes into the political waters, more specifically tossing his name into Texas' upcoming gubernatorial race. McConaughey recently st...

 2021-04-23 01:07 

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Snoop Dogg Teases in New Album That He Smoked Marijuana With Barack Obama...

During an interview with Jimmy Kimmel in 2014, the late night television host asked the marijuana-smoking rap legend Snoop Dogg if he'd ever smoked at the White House. "Not in the White House - but in the bathroom," Snoop revealed at the time,...

 2021-04-23 01:06 

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Don't Try This At Home: Engineers Showcase Tesla Autopilot Failures After Fatal Texas Crash...

Two men were killed earlier this month after a 2019 Tesla Model S reportedly veered off the road, crashed into a tree and burst into flames. Tesla CEO Elon Musk has said that data logs recovered from the vehicle "show Autopilot was not enabled" at...

 2021-04-23 00:21 

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UEFA President Ceferin Raises His Salary by Over $540,000 During Pandemic Reports...

MOSCOW (Sputnik) UEFA President Aleksander Ceferin increased his salary by 450,000 euros (over $540,000) in the 2019-2020 season despite the COVID-19 pandemic, media reported....

 2021-04-23 00:18 

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Pentagon Confirms US Sending Airborne Assets to Assist Search for Missing Indonesian Sub...

WASHINGTO (Sputnik) - Pentagon spokesperson John Kirby confirmed that the United States is sending airborne assets to assist Indonesia in its search efforts to find a missing military submarine....

 2021-04-23 00:04 

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US Honey Still Contains Radioactive Fallout From 1950s Nuclear Weapons Tests, Study Finds...

While the damage done to honeybee hives by pesticides is well documented, the effects of radioactive fallout is less well understood. However, bees near Ukraine's Chernobyl exclusion zone were observed to have lower reproduction after the 1986 reactor...

 2021-04-22 23:37 

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Graham Suggests State Department Language on 'Third-World' Countries While Slashing Court-Packing...

Earlier, Democrats introduced legislation to expand the Supreme Court to 13 judges, citing the need to restore public confidence in the body. The reform bill was criticised by GOP lawmakers who argued that it is aimed at bypassing the current conservative...

 2021-04-22 22:12 

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'Earth-Shaking' Gender Reveal Explosion Rocks Several New Hampshire Towns...

As expecting parents race to outdo each other in their dramatic and often explosive ways of revealing the gender of their forthcoming child, injuries and even deaths are mounting. Four people have died in the last year at gender reveal parties....

 2021-04-22 21:22 

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Harlem Meets Congress: 'Exonerated 5' Discuss Criminal Justice, Police Reform With Speaker Pelosi...

April 19 marked 32 years since five teenagers were wrongly convicted of attacking a female jogger in Manhattan's Central Park. Sentenced between six and 13 years, the now "Exonerated 5" were cleared of their convictions in 2002 through the use...

 2021-04-22 21:18 

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US Opens 17th Facility to Hold Asylum-Seeking Migrant Children - Social Services Agency...

WASHINGTON (Sputnik) - The Biden administration has opened its 17th emergency care facility to accommodate the surge of asylum-seeking migrant children arriving at the southern US border, the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) said on Thursday....

 2021-04-22 21:10 

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Video: Multiple Rockets Reportedly Hit US Military Base Near Baghdad International Airport...

According to multiple media reports, several rockets fell near Baghdad International airport on Friday. Unconfirmed speculations have been sparked on social media that the attack was organized against the US coalition base, which situated in the area....

 2021-04-22 21:02 

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Anti-Lockdown Rallies in Berlin Leave 29 Officers Hurt, 231 Protesters Held...

BERLIN (Sputnik) - A string of protests in Berlin against a parliamentary vote on a bill that will give the chancellor more powers to toughen coronavirus rules left 29 officers hurt and hundreds of people detained....

 2021-04-22 20:43 

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Videos: Activists Deliver 'Steaming Pile of Sh*t' to White House in Protest of Biden's Climate Plan...

As folks around the globe celebrated Earth Day on Thursday, US President Joe Biden kicked off his 'Leaders Summit on Climate,' a two-day virtual event in which dozens of world leaders plan to meet and discuss the urgency - and possible economic be...

 2021-04-22 20:24 

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Bangladeshi Man Behind Failed 2017 New York Subway Bombing Gets Life Sentence...

In December 2017, law enforcement officials were dispatched to the New York subway's Times Square42nd Street/Port Authority Bus Terminal station after reports surfaced of an attempted bombing. The perpetrator, identified as Bangladeshi man Akayed Ulla...

 2021-04-22 20:17 

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'Cost of Inaction Keeps Rising': Industrial Nations Pledge Steep Carbon Cuts at Climate Summit...

Shortly after taking office, former US President Donald Trump pulled out of the non-binding Paris Agreement on climate change, claiming it would hurt the US economy. He also regularly lambasted renewable energy initiatives on similar grounds....

 2021-04-22 20:12 

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UN Fears Increased Instability in Libya Due to Oil Production Shutdown - Spokesperson...

UNITED NATIONS (Sputnik) - The United Nations warned that the closure of the Marsa el Hariga oil production facility in eastern Libya threatens the nation's emergence from its long internal conflict, amid threats of shutdowns at other facilities, UN S...

 2021-04-22 19:08 

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Along Came a Spider: New Species of Arachnid That Ambushes Predators Found in Florida...

The first encounter between the zookeeper and one of the spiders in question apparently took place nearly a decade ago....

 2021-04-22 19:08 

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White House Says Has Nothing New to Say on When Biden Will Recognise Armenian Genocide...

WASHINGTON (Sputnik) - White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki said on Thursday there is nothing new to announce on the issue of when President Joe Biden intends to recognize the Armenian genocide....

 2021-04-22 19:04 

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Newly Appointed Deputy Commander of IRGC Quds Force Warns Israel Surrounded by 'Resistance Forces'...

Already hostile relations between Iran and Israel took another turn for the worse this month following an attack on the Natanz uranium enrichment plant which Tehran almost immediately blamed on Tel Aviv. Nuclear tensions have been further exacerbated by b...

 2021-04-22 18:55 

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'Mars Sucks' Billboard Springs Up Near SpaceX HQ to Troll Elon Musk, Media Says...

The company apparently responsible for the billboard also argued that the way Earth is being treated "sucks" too....

 2021-04-22 18:53 

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US Senate Passes COVID-19 Hate Crimes Act...

WASHINGTON (Sputnik) - The US Senate has passed the COVID-19 Hate Crimes Act by a vote of 94-1, with Senator Josh Hawley being the lone dissenting vote....

 2021-04-22 18:49 

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Kerry Says Putin Provided Some 'Decent Visionary Thoughts' on Climate Change Cooperation...

WASHINGTON (Sputnik) - US Climate Envoy John Kerry on Thursday said Russian President Vladimir Putin in his speech provided visionary thoughts about cooperating on environmental issues....

 2021-04-22 18:42 

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Anti-Syrian OPCW Resolution Adopted After Pressure on Some Countries, Russian Envoy Says...

PARIS (Sputnik) - Syria was deprived of its rights and privileges in the Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) by rigging facts, blackmailing and "twisting arms" of some countries, Russia's Permanent Representative to the...

 2021-04-22 18:12 

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Jordan Releases 16 People Linked to Security Breach Case, State Media Says...

BEIRUT (Sputnik) - The Jordanian Public Prosecutor on Thursday released 16 people linked to the recent feud within the royal family, the state-run Petra news agency reported....

 2021-04-22 17:54 

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'Don't Give a F**k': Bella Thorne Won't Yield to 'Cancel Culture' But Wants Her Own Women-Only Site...

Former Disney star Bella Thorne is no stranger to controversy her name is now forever linked to PornHub and OnlyFans thanks to her 2019 directorial porn debut and her recent scandalous involvement in adult-content website....

 2021-04-22 17:52 

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General Says Afghan Government 'Will Certainly Collapse' If US Doesn't Support Them Post-Withdrawal...

President Biden unilaterally extended the withdrawal period of the 2020 US-Taliban peace deal, announcing last week that the pullout of US forces would start in May and be complete by September. The Islamist militia has ominously warned that "problems...

 2021-04-22 17:39 

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UK Government Investigates BoJo-Dyson Text Messages Leak...

The UK parliament's Liaisons Committee has been asked by Labour to grill PM Johnson on the use of his personal phone....

 2021-04-22 17:21 

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NATO on End of Military Drills in Southern Russia: Steps Towards De-Escalation Important...

BRUSSELS (Sputnik) - NATO believes that "any steps" towards de-escalation are important, a NATO official said on Thursday, when commenting on the Russian Defence Ministry's announcement on the conclusion of military drills in the country's...

 2021-04-22 17:18 

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Daunte Wright Funeral and Memorial Service...

The 20-year-old Black man was fatally shot on 11 April in Brooklyn Centre, Minnesota. The police later confirmed it was an accident as the officer had intended to use a taser....

 2021-04-22 17:00 

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Hi, Let's Be Friends: Little Hippos Enjoy Swimming in a Pool...

The hippopotamus, also called the hippo, is a large semiaquatic mammal native to sub-Saharan Africa. Hippos are considered one of the most dangerous animals on the planet....

 2021-04-22 16:23 

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NASA's Perseverance Rover Performs First Oxygen Extraction From Martian Atmosphere in History...

The new technology may eventually help not only produce breathable air for a manned mission to Mars, but also help make rocket fuel on site for a return trip to Earth....

 2021-04-22 16:16 

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US House Passes Measure to Grant Statehood to Washington, DC, Sends Bill to Senate...

WASHINGTON (Sputnik) - The US House of Representatives on Thursday adopted legislation that would grant statehood to the capital of the United States - Washington, DC....

 2021-04-22 16:12 

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IDF Investigating Why Its Cutting Edge Air Defences Failed to Shoot Down Rogue Syrian Missile...

Israel's Defence Forces announced Thursday that they had attacked missile batteries in Syria in response to the launch of a Syrian surface-to-air missile that landed near the Shimon Peres Negev Nuclear Research Center suspected birthplace of Israel...

 2021-04-22 16:08 

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Major Car Manufacturers Scaling Back Production Due to Global Chip Shortage...

Unstable supply of silicon chips has hit most major car makers, which are heavily-dependent on electronic components....

 2021-04-22 16:00 

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Excessive Force: Chauvin Found Guilty But Cop Who Killed Ashli Babbitt Cleared of Wrongdoing...

While some heaved a sigh of relief when Derek Chauvin was found guilty, legal observers are expressing concerns over the conduct of the US judicial branch in two cases related to the excessive use of force by the US police: the George Floyd case and that ...

 2021-04-22 15:54 

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Jeffrey Epstein's Palm Beach Estate 'Finally' Meets Wrecking Ball...

The Florida-based home of the late financier Jeffrey Epstein has been sold to local developer Todd Michael Glaser, who promised to raze to the ground the notorious estate where dozens of underage victims are believed to have been abused during the million...

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