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 2021-09-17 20:38 

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Biden to Convene COVID-19 Summit on Margins of UN General Assembly...

WASHINGTON (Sputnik) US President Joe Biden will convene COVID-19 summit with participation of world leaders on September 22, White House spokesperson Jen Psaki said in a statement on Friday....

 2021-09-17 20:30 

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Football Legend Pele 'Rushed Back' Into Intensive Care Days After Colon Cancer Surgery...

Brazilian football legend Pele has been readmitted to intensive care just three days after the removal of a tumour from his colon....

 2021-09-17 20:21 

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Russia Possesses 'Unbelievable Military Power' After Transforming Forces, US General Says...

WASHINGTON (Sputnik) - Russia now has "unbelievable military power" after transforming its armed forces over the past 20 years, Vice Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Gen.John Hyten said on Friday....

 2021-09-17 20:20 

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'Irony of Historical Proportions': Iran Ex-FM Zarif Muses on US Deal to Sell Australia Nuclear Subs...

While the US has cited the dangers of nuclear proliferation allegedly posed by Iran's nuclear power program, it holds no such reservations when it comes to giving Australia similar technology, even if it's weapons-grade uranium....

 2021-09-17 19:47 

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Prince Andrew Has a Week to Challenge Court Ruling to Serve Papers Amid Procedure Disagreements...

Prince Andrew, the Duke of York, is accused of sexual assault from Virginia Roberts Giuffre. The latter's legal team has found it difficult to serve him with the lawsuit papers, as the Duke's legal team claims that the service was not made properl...

 2021-09-17 19:43 

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FDA Panel Votes Against Offering Pfizer Booster Shots for COVID-19 to Most Americans...

US President Joe Biden was set to launch a campaign to administer 100 million booster shots on September 20. Other vaccine manufacturers in the US, with exception of Pfizer, however, have been slow to obtain authorization for an additional dose....

 2021-09-17 19:37 

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France Recalls Ambassadors From US, Australia for Consultations over AUKUS Alliance...
 2021-09-17 19:34 

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US Prosecutors Reportedly Plan to Charge Ex-Boeing Employee for Concealing Truth About 737 MAX...

Invasive MCAS technology installed on the jet's onboard computers led to two major airline crashes due to pilots not having been properly instructed on how the technology works. As a result, 346 people died in two incidents and Boeing found itself in ...

 2021-09-17 19:28 

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Alt-Right Proud Boys Warn Members to Avoid 'Trap' of Washington DC Rally...

Proud Boys chairman Enrique Tarrio was arrested in Washington DC two days before the January 6 storming of the US Capitol Building. He began a five-month jail sentence earlier this month for taking down and burning a Black Lives Matter banner in a separat...

 2021-09-17 19:18 

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Trump Sends Letter to Top Georgia Officials Demanding to End 'Illegitimate' Biden's Presidency...

After three recounts ordered by Trump's team in 2020, Georgia still gave a razor-thin victory to Joe Biden despite the state staying red since 1992. Trump, however, continues to dispute the results....

 2021-09-17 19:18 

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Taliban Reportedly Ditches Women's Ministry in Favour of 'Ministry of Virtue and Vice'...

Earlier, it was revealed that the Taliban* was prohibiting the entry of women into the area of the Ministry of Women's Affairs in the Afghan capital city of Kabul, only allowing male employees into the building....

 2021-09-17 19:09 

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US Gen. McKenzie Admits Kabul Airstrike 'Was a Mistake', Killed Only Afghan Civilians...

US Gen. Frank McKenzie, the commander of US Central Command (USCENTCOM), admitted Friday that no Daesh-Khorasan* fighters were killed in the August 29 airstrike in Kabul. The attack killed 10 civilians....

 2021-09-17 19:07 

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President Trump's Dismissal of Bill Barr's Warnings Cost Him Presidency, Book Claims...

According to the upcoming bombshell book 'Peril,' in the early months of 2020, US Attorney General for the Trump administration Bill Barr warned President Donald Trump to rein in his behavior to maximize his chances of winning a second term....

 2021-09-17 19:03 

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DeSantis Slams Biden for 'Dramatically' Seizing Florida's COVID-19 Treatment...

Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis hammered the Biden administration for overhauling the distribution of monoclonal antibody treatments that have been critical in reducing hospitalizations and deaths resulting from COVID-19....

 2021-09-17 19:00 

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WH Reportedly Plans to Launch 'Deportation Flights' to Haiti as Texas Migrant Crisis Worsens...

Earlier, it was reported that some 10,000 migrants have flocked to Del Rio, Texas, assembling in a makeshift camp set up under a bridge. Most of them are reportedly from Haiti....

 2021-09-17 18:50 

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Kiwi Cricket Team Could Have Been Attacked, New Zealand PM Ardern Told Pakistan PM Khan...

The New Zealand cricket team called off their tour of Pakistan minutes before the first One-Day International (ODI) match was scheduled to start in Rawalpindi, citing a threat to their security, the governing bodies of the sport in both countries said....

 2021-09-17 18:41 

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Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez Hit With Second Ethics Complaint For 'Tax The Rich' Appearance at Met Gala...

The Met Gala is an exclusive annual event aimed at raising money for the Metropolitan Museum of Art's Costume Institute. According to The New York Times, those who are chosen to attend have to fork out $35,000. Self-proclaimed socialist Alexandria Oca...

 2021-09-17 18:02 

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Over 40 Palestinians Injured in Clashes With Israeli Military in West Bank, Red Crescent Says...

GAZA (Sputnik) - Over 40 Palestinians sustained injuries in skirmishes with Israeli forces in the West Bank on Friday, the Palestinian Red Crescent said....

 2021-09-17 17:40 

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PayPal Allows UK Clients to Buy, Hold, Sell Cryptocurrencies...

MOSCOW (Sputnik) - International payment gateway PayPal announced on Friday that its UK clients can now purchase, hold and sell cryptocurrencies....

 2021-09-17 17:30 

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'Perfectly Within Duties': Gen. Milley Defends Secret Talks With China on Possibility of US Attack...

US Joint Chiefs Chairman Mark Milley has found himself in the middle of a firestorm sparked by claims in Bob Woodward's new book "Peril" alleging that he had twice reached out to his Chinese counterpart to assure him that former President Dona...

 2021-09-17 17:21 

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Capitol Police Chief Warns of Threats Ahead of Rally in Support of Protesters Charged in 6 Jan. Riot...

The event is planned by nonprofit organization Look Ahead America, which is led by Matt Braynard, who briefly worked on Donald Trump's presidential campaign. Braynard said that the rally is aimed at protesting the treatment of nonviolent individuals a...

 2021-09-17 17:06 

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Boris's Johnson: PM Cracks Joke About his Fertility at Post-Reshuffle Cabinet Meeting...

Boris Johnson has six children with three different women — one born out of wedlock to his mistress when he was still wed to his second wife and mother of his first four kids. Now the 57-year-old PM has a seventh on the way with his 33-year-old wife...

 2021-09-17 16:23 

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TikTok Bans Hashtag Linked to Cyberbullying of French Students Born in 2010, Reports Say...

MOSCOW (Sputnik) - Tiktok banned the #Anti2010 hashtag on Friday that targeted teenagers in France born in 2010, Francinfo reports....

 2021-09-17 16:21 

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US Defence Secretary Approves Request to Deploy 100 Troops at Capitol Protest...

WASHINGTON (Sputnik) - US Secretary of Defence Lloyd Austin approved a request from the US Capitol Police to deploy 100 troops to assist with the planned protest at the Capitol on Saturday in support of those jailed in connection with the January 6 Capito...

 2021-09-17 16:04 

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Canada Caught Off Guard By New AUKUS Security Pact, Report Says...

TORONTO (Sputnik) - Canada was caught off guard by the forming of the new security partnership between the United States, United Kingdom and Australia (AUKUS), the Globe and Mail reported on Friday citing defence, foreign affairs and intelligence official...

 2021-09-17 16:01 

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Republican FEC Member Doesn't Rule Out Bias in Twitter Banning Hunter Biden Laptop Story...

The story about Hunter Biden's "laptop from hell" did not initially receive as much media attention as it might have, as Twitter blocked links to related articles, claiming that it believed the story was part of a "Russian disinformation c...

 2021-09-17 16:00 

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Tel Aviv 'Significantly' Expanding Red Sea Presence Amid Alleged Iran Threat: Ex-Israeli Navy Chief...

Iran and Israel have no diplomatic relations, with Tehran refusing to recognise the Jewish state and Tel Aviv pledging to do its best to keep the Islamic Republic from obtaining a nuclear weapon, among other bilateral barbs....

 2021-09-17 15:56 

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Final 9/11 Hearing Abruptly Cancelled at Gitmo Due to COVID-19-Related Illness - Reports...

WASHINGTON (Sputnik) - Colonel Matthew McCall, the new military judge behind the 9/11 case, abruptly cancelled the final day of the hearing in Guantanamo due to a case of an illness related to the COVID-19 pandemic, the New York Times reported on Friday....

 2021-09-17 15:47 

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Democratic Lawyer Charged in Probe of Trump-Russian Investigation Pleads Not Guilty...

WASHINGTON (Sputnik) - Michael Sussmann, the lawyer who acted on behalf of the Hillary Clinton Presidential Campaign to bring allegations of a secret communications channel between Donald Trump and a Russian bank to the FBI, pleaded not guilty to charges ...

 2021-09-17 15:13 

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Blinken: US Ready to Delay New Sanctions if Ethiopia and Eritrea Act to Resolve Conflict...

WASHINGTON (Sputnik) - The US government has issued an executive order imposing new sanctions on individuals and organisations involved in the escalating conflict in Ethiopia, but will delay imposing them if both sides rapidly act to resolve their dispute...

 2021-09-17 14:55 

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London Gang Who Killed NHS Worker From 'Wrong Postcode' Jailed After Murder Sketches Found...

In April 2020 David Gomoh was stabbed to death at 10.25pm, seconds after leaving his home in Custom House, east London, during the first coronavirus lockdown. His killers were caught after one of them drew detailed but childish sketches of the murder....

 2021-09-17 14:53 

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Russia Launching Trials of Simultaneous Vaccination Against Flu, COVID-19...

MOSCOW (Sputnik) - Russia is launching pre-clinical trials of simultaneous administration of vaccines against flu and the coronavirus, based on study results, a decision on further steps will be made, Health Minister Mikhail Murashko said on Friday....

 2021-09-17 14:30 

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Video: Police Act Against Climate Protesters Blocking M25 Motorway...

Insulate Britain is led by Extinction Rebellion co-founder Roger Hallam, the SUV-driving global warming activist who was arrested and charged in September 2019 for his part in a plot to endanger tens of thousands of lives by flying drones over Heathrow Ai...

 2021-09-17 14:15 

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Ronaldo Will Cause as Many Problems as He Solves for Solskjaer, Ex-Liverpool Player Carragher Says...

Portuguese stalwart Cristiano Ronaldo made a surprise return to Manchester United, 12 years after leaving the English club for Real Madrid. Although several pundits claimed that CR7's arrival in England will revive the Red Devils and that they will on...

 2021-09-17 14:03 

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Xi Urges SCO to 'Resist' External Meddling After US, Australia Vow to Bolster Ties With Taiwan...

Last month, the Chinese Foreign Ministry called on the US to stop official contacts with and end arms sales to Taiwan and fully abide by the One China policy in order to avoid further damaging relations between Beijing and Washington....

 2021-09-17 14:02 

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UN Security Council Holds Meeting on Afghanistan...

UN Chief Antonio Guterres believes it is up to the Security Council to consider whether a UN roadmap needs to be developed in order to waive some of the existing sanctions against the Taliban*....

 2021-09-17 13:39 

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Hitting US Debt Ceiling Could Trigger Recession, White House Says...

The statement comes several days after Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell issued a warning to the Biden administration, saying Republicans won't support raising the federal borrowing limit and that the Democrats would have to do it on their own. I...

 2021-09-17 13:32 

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United Airlines Briefly Grounded Flights in US, Canada Due to Computer Issues, FAA Says...

WASHINGTON (Sputnik) - United Airlines grounded flights in the United States and Canada due to a technical issue, the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) said on 17 September, adding that the issue was later resolved....

 2021-09-17 13:29 

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Dutch Acting Defense Minister Resigns Over Kabul Evacuations Chaos, Reports Suggest...

PARIS (Sputnik) - Dutch Acting Defense Minister Ank Bijleveld followed suit of Acting Foreign Minister Sigrid Kaag and tendered resignation due to accusations of poorly organising evacuations from Afghanistan, the Dutch Broadcasting Foundation (NOS) repor...

 2021-09-17 13:27 

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France Says It Cannot Trust Australia in Trade Talks After Canberra Ditched Joint Sub Deal...

Australia previously dropped a $90-billion agreement with the French firm Naval Group under which the latter was supposed to build several attack-class submarines for the country. Paris has already slammed the move, prompted by the US promise to Canberra ...

 2021-09-17 13:20 

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Piers Morgan Says His New Job Will Be 'Stuff of Nightmares' for Meghan Markle...

Earlier this week, Morgan announced he is joining The Sun as a columnist, returning to the same newspaper where he started his career in 1988. He will also be a host on TalkTV. The Sun's Editor-in-Chief Victoria Newton has already called it a "big...

 2021-09-17 13:18 

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Indonesia Wary of Australia's Plans to Acquire Nuclear Submarines...

BANGKOK (Sputnik) - Indonesia has adopted a cautious approach to Australia's plans to acquire nuclear submarines but voiced its concern over alleged power projection in the region, the country's foreign ministry said on Friday....

 2021-09-17 13:14 

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US Slaps New Hezbollah-Related Sanctions on Several Individuals...

According to the website of the US Treasury Department, the sanctions will also target people linked to Iran's elite Quds Force....

 2021-09-17 12:57 

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Pakistan Will Get 'Badly Burnt' If It Courts the Taliban Beyond a Point, Warns Author...

Pakistan's PM Imran Khan reacted to the Taliban* takeover of Afghanistan by proclaiming that Afghans "have broken the shackles of slavery". Islamabad has taken a leading role in lobbying foreign governments to give the Taliban a "chance...

 2021-09-17 12:51 

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US General Mark Milley Reportedly Downplayed George Floyd Protests' Severity in Talks With Trump...

The authors of the tell-all book "Frankly, We Did Win This Election" claimed earlier this year that General Milley had a heated argument with then-President Donald Trump in 2020, refusing to take command of forces to quell the unrest that gripped ...

 2021-09-17 12:51 

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Is Narendra Modi Emerging as the Most Sports Loving Indian Prime Minister?...

From attending cricket matches, to making phone calls to the country's Olympians, to meeting sports stars in-person, to consoling them after heart-breaking losses, the 71-year-old leader has been found doing it all....

 2021-09-17 12:28 

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FAA Bans Drone Flights Over Texas Bridge After Thousands of Haitians Filmed Flocking to Area...

On Friday, Republican Senator Ted Cruz insisted that at least 10,503 "illegal aliens" are currently under a bridge in south Texas, part of the migration crisis that he claimed "was entirely caused" by President Joe Biden....

 2021-09-17 12:27 

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'Show Got It Wrong': Priyanka Chopra Apologises After Taking Flak Over 'The Activist' Format...

CBS show "The Activist" was initially conceptualised as a five-episode competitive series that aims to have several activists and public figures compete with each other to promote their causes on social media and secure the highest amount of fundi...

 2021-09-17 12:05 

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Nicki Minaj Tweet That COVID-19 Vaccines Cause Impotence Sparks Protest Outside CDC HQs - Video...

On 14 September, the ten-time Grammy nominee, who is one of the best-selling female artists of all time, claimed in a tweet that her cousin's friend became impotent after getting a COVID jab. Her post was shared by more than 117,000 users and received...

 2021-09-17 12:01 

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Pelosi Asked After Capitol Riot If WH Staff Did Anything But 'Kiss' Trump's 'Fat Butt', Book Claims...

The new book by Bob Woodward "Peril" has not yet been officially released, but the excerpts from it are already making waves. The book, in particular, claimed that Joint Chiefs of Staff Chairman Mark Milley had assured his Chinese counterpart that...

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