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Sat, 15 May 2021 11:33:34 +0000
In February 2021, Canada’s government introduced mandatory quarantine hotels for people arriving into the country – however, the conditions, facilities, and management have come under fire.

Sat, 15 May 2021 11:27:27 +0000
The Austrian Foreign Ministry expressed “regret” over the Iranian foreign minister's decision. Austria’s government raised Israeli flags over the Chancellor’s Office building and the Foreign Ministry “in solidarity with” Tel Aviv over a series of rocket attacks against Israel from the Gaza Strip.

Sat, 15 May 2021 11:06:03 +0000
The new changes reportedly come in response to a policy that allows students to be recognised “by their self-selected name and gender”.

Sat, 15 May 2021 10:55:56 +0000
Chrissy Teigen, known for not mincing words, has been under fire over a series of controversial tweets that have been unearthed, prompting the 35-year-old model and television personality to resort to a flurry of apologies.

Sat, 15 May 2021 10:47:08 +0000
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu earlier said that the fighting was “not over yet” and that Israel “will do everything to restore security to our cities and our citizens”.

Sat, 15 May 2021 10:31:02 +0000
The $678 million-apiece fifth-generation F-22 was introduced in 2005, and has never been exported, ostensibly due to concerns about the leak of its advanced technology. The US jet’s deployments have been limited to escorting vintage 1950s Russian bombers, deploying at airbases in Eastern Europe and the Middle East, and flying sorties over Syria.

Sat, 15 May 2021 10:06:07 +0000
MOSCOW (Sputnik) - Former speaker of Iran's parliament Ali Larijani and top judge Seyed Ebrahim Raeisi have signed up to run for the Iranian presidency in the June 18 vote, media reported on Saturday.

Sat, 15 May 2021 09:39:20 +0000
The Joe Biden administration has been facing a dramatic surge in arrivals at the US southern border, particularly unaccompanied children, with April seeing many migrants moved to HHS facilities instead. 20 Republican governors earlier signed a letter to the POTUS urging swift control of the crisis situation.

Sat, 15 May 2021 09:18:20 +0000
CAIRO (Sputnik) - Hamas spokesman Fawzi Barhum said on Saturday that the Palestinian movement was ready for any scenario in response to the possible ground operation by Israel.

Sat, 15 May 2021 08:28:31 +0000
On Friday, the Indian government accepted a recommendation by the National Technical Advisory Group to increase the waiting period between the two doses of Covishield to 12-16 weeks from the earlier 4- 8-week gap.

Sat, 15 May 2021 08:25:08 +0000
On this episode of Fault Lines, hosts Jamarl Thomas and Shane Stranahan talked with guests about Zionism, what the ongoing armed conflict between Israel and the Gazans is changing this time, and whether or not we can and should try to separate politics from science.

Sat, 15 May 2021 08:22:51 +0000
President Biden has taken a clear pro-Netanyahu position in the Gaza conflict, stating that Israel has a right to defend itself.

Sat, 15 May 2021 08:20:24 +0000
Israel besieges Gaza, killing 100+; Young Patriots founder's book explores Rainbow Coalition; Jaguars pick Tebow over blackballed Kaepernick

Sat, 15 May 2021 08:19:30 +0000
On today’s episode of The Backstory, host Lee Stranahan and co-host John Kiriakou discussed current events, including U.S. President Joe Biden refusing to say whether he was aware Colonial Pipeline paid more than $4 million to hackers after a major cyber-attack, and Republicans replace Trump critic Liz Cheney with Elise Stefanik.

Sat, 15 May 2021 08:18:13 +0000
Live updates from Gaza and Colombia; Labor strikes and threats lead to pay increases by major fast food chains

Sat, 15 May 2021 08:14:06 +0000
Previously, materials reportedly from a briefing prepared by the Unidentified Aerial Phenomena Task Force (UAPTF) and cited by Mystery Wire showed several US Navy destroyers off the southern California coast had encountered unknown ‘aerial intruders’, with ship logs ostensibly confirming the ‘objects’ had been seen by crews aboard multiple vessels.

Sat, 15 May 2021 08:10:10 +0000
Previously, media reported that many of the Democrats and Republicans in the US Congress who voted against Donald Trump during his second impeachment and in the subsequent trial have ramped up their spending on private security since January.

Sat, 15 May 2021 07:05:53 +0000
TOKYO (Sputnik) - The United States is set to deploy two Northrop Grumman MQ-4C Triton drones at Misawa air base in Japan's Aomori prefecture for five months, the first drone was put into service earlier in the day, Kyodo new agency reported on Saturday.

Sat, 15 May 2021 06:59:18 +0000
Since 10 May, which witnessed the start of the largest confrontation in recent years at the Gaza Strip border, Palestinian militants have launched about 2,000 rockets toward Israel, prompting the Israeli army to retaliate with multiple strikes against the Hamas movement.

Sat, 15 May 2021 06:50:06 +0000
MOSCOW (Sputnik) - Dmitry Rogozin, the head of Russia’s space agency Roscosmos, congratulated Chinese colleagues on Saturday with the successful landing of spacecraft on Mars.

Sat, 15 May 2021 06:32:31 +0000
On Friday, Cristiano Ronaldo’s mother Dolores Aveiro said that she would try to bring the Juventus forward back to Sporting.

Sat, 15 May 2021 06:27:36 +0000
The Tauktae storm, which means 'gecko' in the Burmese language, will be the first tropical cyclone of the year in the Southeast Asia region.

Sat, 15 May 2021 05:52:17 +0000
Since 15 April, India has been grappling with an exponential rise in COVID cases, deaths and shortage of basic facilities. In the wake of the unprecedented crisis, Prime Minister Narendra Modi has been facing blistering criticism for the government's handling of the pandemic, both, internationally and within the country.

Sat, 15 May 2021 05:44:02 +0000
WASHINGTON (Sputnik) - She is a quintessential Washingtonian yuppie, successful in career and able in sports, young and, just for the record, white and heterosexual.

Sat, 15 May 2021 05:36:01 +0000
Northern Ireland has been witnessing pro-British unionist ire over the post-Brexit NI protocol that installed a customs border with the rest of the UK, leaving the province within the EU's trading sphere. A hard border on the island with European bloc-member Ireland was avoided, but critics see it as undermining the region's place in the country.

Sat, 15 May 2021 05:19:29 +0000
WASHINGTON (Sputnik) – Associate Administrator for the NASA Science Mission Directorate Thomas Zurbuchen congratulated on Saturday China on the successful landing of the Tianwen-1 spacecraft on the Mars surface.

Sat, 15 May 2021 05:06:17 +0000
Nearly a year ago, a photo of Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg surfing in Hawaii with his face slathered in a thick layer of sunscreen went viral on social media.

Sat, 15 May 2021 05:03:24 +0000
The two countries still have many disagreements when it comes to regional issues like Syria and Yemen, and a Saudi political analyst says his country would need firm guarantees before it proceeds with further talks with the Islamic Republic.

Sat, 15 May 2021 04:30:00 +0000
When an owner thinks that a raincoat for a dog could help them avoid washing their pet very often, the pooch itself is likely to have an absolutely different approach to the matter.

Sat, 15 May 2021 03:45:27 +0000
According to the report, late last month all of the South African ex-president's attorneys quit his defense team, just weeks before the trial, without providing any public explanation.

Sat, 15 May 2021 02:34:29 +0000
Nearly 26,000 National Guard troops were mobilized after the infamous January 6 riot on Capitol Hill to provide protection before and after US President Joe Biden's inauguration on January 20. According to the report, about 2,200 National Guard troops are still helping the Capitol mission.

Sat, 15 May 2021 02:10:33 +0000
MOSCOW (Sputnik) – More than 1,330 Palestinians have been injured during the ongoing escalation of tensions with Israel, the Red Crescent said on Saturday.

Sat, 15 May 2021 00:40:59 +0000
A tornado occurred in the central Caidian district of the Chinese city of Wuhan on Friday at 12:40 GMT, local authorities reported, just one of several tornadoes in an outbreak caused by severe storms in eastern China.

Sat, 15 May 2021 00:18:52 +0000
The Tianwen-1 probe of the China National Space Administration (CNSA) was successfully launched from the Wenchang Spacecraft Launch Site on July 23, 2020, and has been orbiting Mars since February 10. The interplanetary mission comes as China's second attempt to reach the Red Planet following a 2011 Mars mission dubbed Yinghuo-1.

Fri, 14 May 2021 23:32:23 +0000
According to the reports, the main gate of the base is currently closed, and law enforcement is investigating the car for explosives using a special robot.

Fri, 14 May 2021 23:06:13 +0000
Fearing a repetition of clashes during a similar situation in 2014, French Interior Minister Gerald Darmanin had asked the police to prohibit a pro-Palestinian rally in Paris this weekend over the conflict with Israel.

Fri, 14 May 2021 22:54:28 +0000
Leslie Moonves notoriously resigned as chairman and CEO of the CBS Corporation in September 2018, shortly after a series of damning articles prompted an investigation into several allegations of both sexual harassment and sexual assault. Moonves has denied all allegations of non-consensual sex. 

Fri, 14 May 2021 22:10:25 +0000
GAZA (Sputnik) – The Izz ad-Din al-Qassam Brigades, the military wing of the Gaza Strip-based Hamas movement, said that it has fired rockets at the Israeli airbase of Hatzerim, located near the city of Be’er Sheva.

Fri, 14 May 2021 21:36:24 +0000
WASHINGTON (Sputnik) - The White House is investigating reports that migrant children have been held in buses for extended periods of time outside federal care facilities, Press Secretary Jen Psaki said on Friday.

Fri, 14 May 2021 21:27:14 +0000
The China National Space Administration (CNSA) joined the rat race to explore Mars after the launch of its Tianwen-1 probe, consisting of an orbiter and a rover named Zhurong, which entered Mars orbit on 10 February 2021.

Fri, 14 May 2021 21:22:33 +0000
BERLIN (Sputnik) - About 500 people took to the streets of the German capital of Berlin on Friday to protest Israeli actions in the Gaza Strip, a Sputnik correspondent reported on Friday, adding that some of the demonstrators were detained.

Fri, 14 May 2021 21:13:40 +0000
MOSCOW (Sputnik) - Ukraine's former Minister of Social Policy, Andriy Reva, said on Friday that President Volodymyr Zelenskyy could call a snap presidential vote in August in a move to be re-elected for another five years amid political turmoil in the country.

Fri, 14 May 2021 21:02:48 +0000
Last month, Tesla revealed to its Solar Roof customers that it would be raising the price of the feature due to \"added adjustments for individual roof complexity.\" Since then, a number of customers have taken the company to court, including one Pennsylvania couple who claimed their initial contract went from $46,084.80 to $78,352.66.

Fri, 14 May 2021 20:04:22 +0000
US Secretary of State Antony Blinken and Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov phoned each other earlier this week to discuss arrangements pertaining to their upcoming meetings on the sidelines of the Arctic Council ministerial in Iceland.

Fri, 14 May 2021 19:44:46 +0000
MOSCOW (Sputnik) - The Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty (RFE/RL) news outlet, registered in Russia as a foreign agent, said on Friday that the bank accounts of its Moscow bureau were blocked after court officers searched the office.

Fri, 14 May 2021 19:37:10 +0000
The recent discovery of new types of bacteria found aboard the International Space Station (ISS) draws questions about the expansion and evolution of DNA traveling through space.

Fri, 14 May 2021 19:30:42 +0000
WASHINGTON, (Sputnik) - United States Trade Representative (USTR) Katherine Tai has discussed a patent waiver on COVID-19 vaccines in a virtual meeting with World Health Organization (WHO) Director General Dr. Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, the USTR said on Friday.

Fri, 14 May 2021 19:22:10 +0000
WASHINGTON (Sputnik) -  US diplomatic envoy for Israeli and Palestinian Affairs Hady Amr arrived in Tel Aviv on Friday to help deescalating an ongoing military conflict between Washington's chief ally in the Middle East and the Palestinians, US Embassy in Jerusalem said.

Fri, 14 May 2021 19:06:44 +0000
With its low metallicity apparently pointing at its advanced age, the star also exhibits the lowest carbon abundance ever seen in an ultra-metal-poor star.

Fri, 14 May 2021 18:58:19 +0000
Cities across Israel have been consumed by violent altercations after weeks of protests by Arab Israelis over Jerusalem authorities’ move to restrict access to a key Muslim holy site. The situation was exacerbated further by back-and-forth rocket and missile strikes by militants in Gaza and Israeli warplanes that have left over 150 people dead.

Fri, 14 May 2021 18:50:05 +0000
The way in which Martin Bashir secured the infamous interview with the princess is being investigated.

Fri, 14 May 2021 18:50:01 +0000
WASHINGTON (Sputnik) – The US is closely monitoring the situation on the border between Armenia and Azerbaijan and expects Baku to withdraw its military forces from the bordering region, the State Department Deputy Spokesperson Jalina Porter said on Friday.

Fri, 14 May 2021 18:11:40 +0000
The vague and broad security bulletin comes after months of anti-racism and police violence across America starting last summer, and unrest among Trump supporters convinced that the November 2020 election was stolen from him.

Fri, 14 May 2021 18:06:39 +0000
Violence in the West Bank has continued for the fourth day after clashes erupted between Palestinians and Israeli riot police in East Jerusalem on Monday evening provoked an exchange of rockets between Hamas and Israel.

Fri, 14 May 2021 17:20:26 +0000
The Western alliance began its intervention in the Yugoslav wars in 1992, with political support for Bosnian and Bosnian Croat troops in their fight against Bosnian Serbian forces eventually expanded to NATO airstrikes and the deployment of tens of thousands of \"peacekeeping\" troops.

Fri, 14 May 2021 16:38:30 +0000
WASHINGTON(Sputnik) - The DarkSide hacking group, which was responsible for the recent ransomware attack that shut down Colonial Pipeline, has lost access to some of its online infrastructure on Friday, the cybersecurity firm Recorded Future reported.

Fri, 14 May 2021 16:17:41 +0000
WASHINGTON (Sputnik) - President Joe Biden's energy policies were wrecking the US economy, impoverishing the American people and boosting the rise of Russia by making the United States much more dependent on oil imports, Republican House Whip Steve Scalise said on Friday.

Fri, 14 May 2021 16:13:38 +0000
The parts of the dinosaur’s skeleton recovered by researchers include the creature’s 1.32-metre-long crest, as well as its jaws and palate.

Fri, 14 May 2021 16:13:13 +0000
Arlene Foster is resigning as leader of the Democratic Unionist Party (DUP) and handing over to a new leader next month. She will also step down as Northern Ireland's First Minister at the end of June. 

Fri, 14 May 2021 16:00:00 +0000
The alpaca is a distant relative of the camel and a close relative of the llama. It is believed that alpaca originates from the llama and many confuse the two South American animals.

Fri, 14 May 2021 15:52:50 +0000
The development comes as the Armenian military declared that Azerbaijani forces violated Armenia's border in the Syunik Province, an area wedged between Azerbaijan’s mainland to the east and the Nakhchivan autonomous republic, an Azeri enclave, to the west.

Fri, 14 May 2021 15:37:19 +0000
MOSCOW (Sputnik) - The Russian government has approved the list of unfriendly foreign countries and it includes the United States and the Czech Republic, a document published on the internet portal of legal information on Friday says.

Fri, 14 May 2021 15:33:21 +0000
WASHINGTON (Sputnik) – The United States will work with international partners to secure a ceasefire in Ethiopia’s northern region of Tigray, the State Department said in a statement on Friday.

Fri, 14 May 2021 15:27:03 +0000
Duterte is protesting the presence of Chinese ships in the South China Sea, while Beijing insists that its actions are in accordance with international law.

Fri, 14 May 2021 15:23:47 +0000
QUITO (Sputnik) - Ecuador's Ministry of Public Health has received approval from the Russian Direct Investment Fund (RDIF) for the shipment of the Sputnik V coronavirus vaccine, the Latin American country's foreign ministry said.

Fri, 14 May 2021 15:17:05 +0000
Earlier, Ireland’s High court rejected an attempt by Facebook to block an Irish data regulator inquiry that could stop Facebook’s data flows from the European Union to the US.

Fri, 14 May 2021 15:01:03 +0000
PRAGUE (Sputnik) - Czech Prosecutor General Pavel Zeman announced his intention to resign in June, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Trade Karel Havlicek told reporters on Friday.

Fri, 14 May 2021 14:54:41 +0000
The attacks come amid the ongoing clashes between the Israel Defence Force (IDF) and Gaza militants, with the former waging a major air campaign against the latter as they launch hundreds of makeshift rockets toward Israel. At least 122 civilians and 20 militants in Gaza, and several Jewish civilians in Israel, have been killed in the violence.

Fri, 14 May 2021 14:50:07 +0000
The worst conflict in recent years in the Gaza Strip follows days of clashes in East Jerusalem and an Israeli court's decision to side with Jewish settlers demanding several Palestinian families be evicted from their homes in the disputed city.

Fri, 14 May 2021 14:29:20 +0000
The waxworks have left the royal party and are now mixing with star actors as the museum changes things around to reflect the Sussexes new status.

Fri, 14 May 2021 14:13:36 +0000
Decades of tensions between Jews and Arabs over Jerusalem erupted into mass violence across Israel and spread to Gaza this week over Israeli authorities’ decision to bar Muslims from visiting a key holy site during Ramadan. Iran, which does not recognise Israel’s right to exist, has expressed support for forces fighting Tel Aviv.

Fri, 14 May 2021 14:03:15 +0000
Despite being an animated video, the US Army’s new ads tell stories about actual members of the country’s armed forces.

Fri, 14 May 2021 13:36:07 +0000
China has accused the United States of \"ignoring the suffering\" of the Palestinians after Washington blocked a UN Security Council meeting. The US is one of Israel’s closest allies and has backed Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s hardline view of the Palestinian issue but is it time for Israel to learn lessons from the Northern Ireland conflict?

Fri, 14 May 2021 13:33:57 +0000
Earlier, Rep. Liz Cheney was ousted from the No. 3 leadership position of conference chair for repeatedly calling out former President Trump's \"Big Lie\" that the 2020 election was stolen.

Fri, 14 May 2021 13:32:21 +0000
Ever since the 17th century discovery of the Roman city of Pompeii, preserved under layers of volcanic deposits after the eruption of Mount Vesuvius in AD 79, the excavated site located between Rome and Naples has been a magnet for fascinated visitors, no less so for its erotic frescoes.

Fri, 14 May 2021 13:27:23 +0000
Previously, the US Secretary of State said that China’s “economic coercion” would hinder improvements in Washington’s relationship with Beijing.

Fri, 14 May 2021 13:15:00 +0000
The Department of Defence is surveilling US citizens without a warrant, according to a 13 May letter written by Democratic Senator Ron Wyden and obtained by Vice Motherboard, a news website. Earlier, in April, a declassified FISA Court review indicated that the FBI is also spying on Americans without a court order.

Fri, 14 May 2021 13:09:15 +0000
MOSCOW (Sputnik) - The Israel Defense Forces (IDF) have killed at least twenty senior Hamas officials and hundreds of militants in a massive overnight attack on a network of tunnels dug under the northern Gaza Strip, and destroyed most of the groups' rocket manufacturing system, an Israeli security source told N12 broadcaster.

Fri, 14 May 2021 13:08:30 +0000
It was reported earlier that the Gaza Strip now has only one-third of its electric power generation capacity. The IDF had earlier announced it had launched an attack on multiple targets inside the Strip amid reports that Israel’s air and ground troops were attacking in the area.

Fri, 14 May 2021 13:00:00 +0000
With several states left with no or very few doses, India’s vaccination drive against coronavirus has exposed yet another flaw in the country’s management of COVID-19. State governments have been asking the federal government to take immediate steps to boost vaccine production to end the country's chronic shortages.

Fri, 14 May 2021 12:57:44 +0000
Islam is the second-largest religion in Europe after Christianity, with self-identified Muslims making up over 5 percent of the EU's population today, and their demographic footprint projected to grow to as much as 14 percent by 2050 amid migration and plummeting birth rates among Christian populations.

Fri, 14 May 2021 12:36:07 +0000
Last week, a federal judge ruled that the accuser, who is identified in court documents as CD and who alleges that Spacey sexually assaulted him when he was 14, must publicly reveal his identity.

Fri, 14 May 2021 12:30:43 +0000
India is presently in its fourth phase of its vaccination drive against coronavirus. After inoculating the healthcare workers and senior citizens on priority, the nation with the world’s youngest population is now inoculating its “asset age group” of 18-44-year-olds.

Fri, 14 May 2021 12:25:16 +0000
The gold and jewellery traders were unable to celebrate two major festivals which fell on the same day, dealing a blow to gold sales because of COVID-induced restrictions across India, with almost every store closed.

Fri, 14 May 2021 12:24:21 +0000
Trivendra Singh Rawat is a 60-year-old Indian politician from the ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) who served as state chief in India’s Himalayan state of Uttarakhand for four years, between 2017 to 2021. In a bid to shuffle leadership positions in the state, BJP recently relieved Rawat of his duties as state chief.

Fri, 14 May 2021 12:09:42 +0000
The property sector which accounts for around 6 or 7 percent of India's annual national income and is the second-largest employer after agriculture has been badly hit by COVID-19. With every type of property transaction showing a decline, experts now believe that the recovery for the sector has been postponed for quite some time.

Fri, 14 May 2021 12:04:41 +0000
The news comes months after the world's fourth-largest semiconductor firm was targeted by the Trump administration over alleged ties to the Chinese Communist Party.

Fri, 14 May 2021 12:03:45 +0000
A device created by scientists from Tomsk Polytechnic University (TPU) will help to study the electrical activity of the heart and the state of its tissues with unprecedented accuracy, the press service of the university reported.

Fri, 14 May 2021 11:44:52 +0000
The new re-release of Minaj’s mixtape from 2009 includes several brand new songs of hers, including \"Fractions,\" \"Seeing Green\" and \"Crocodile Teeth (Remix)\" with Skillibeng.

Fri, 14 May 2021 11:44:36 +0000
There's speculation about the transparency of the Gupta Family Group Alliance (GFG) businesses, which may have pushed UK prosecutors to launch an investigation.

Fri, 14 May 2021 11:38:24 +0000
Israel and Gaza descended into the worst violence in years this week after a month of Palestinian protests-turned violent over the government’s move to restrict their ability to visit holy sites in Jerusalem for Ramadan, the delay of Palestinian Authority elections, and court rulings to evict Palestinian families from Jerusalem’s east.

Fri, 14 May 2021 11:34:32 +0000
The tweeting power of former US President Donald Trump is matched by tech tycoon Elon Musk, who with a few posts has managed to send the cryptocurrency market into a frenzy.

Fri, 14 May 2021 11:31:41 +0000
India's healthcare system, which has been struggling to manage a surge in COVID-19 cases since 15 April, has been in a shambles as the demand for medical facilities exceeds supplies. Shortages of oxygen have been reported from several parts of the country, including Delhi and Mumbai.

Fri, 14 May 2021 11:27:11 +0000
Canadian clinical psychologist and conservative public speaker Jordan Peterson, who has amassed large audiences due to his lectures on religion and a range of cultural issues, was forced to deal with some serious health issues of late, such as recovering from his addiction to the prescribed anti-anxiety drug benzodiazepine and contracting COVID-19.

Fri, 14 May 2021 11:26:10 +0000
The second wave of COVID-19 has strangled India's education sector, with schools closed and exams cancelled.

Fri, 14 May 2021 11:24:39 +0000
The Tesla and SpaceX CEO, however, still ranks third among the richest people in the world; his fortune is valued at $145.5 billion.

Fri, 14 May 2021 11:09:34 +0000
The announcement that Bill Gates and his wife Melinda Gates were going to separate was preceded by a report in The Wall Street Journal that an \"irretrievably broken” marriage had prompted the software developer’s spouse to begin consulting divorce lawyers starting in 2019.

Fri, 14 May 2021 10:49:13 +0000
The death toll from Israeli airstrikes and artillery shelling has risen to 115, with 600 people injured, the Palestinian enclave's Health Ministry said on Friday.

Fri, 14 May 2021 10:44:32 +0000
The blast occurred after people had gathered for Friday prayers on the second day of Eid al-Fitr. The Taliban and the Afghan government had agreed on a three-day ceasefire across the country to mark one of the most important celebrations in Islam.

Fri, 14 May 2021 10:41:51 +0000
The Indian state of Maharashtra has been the worst-hit by the COVID-19 pandemic. Besides having the highest number of cases in the country, Maharashtra is also witnessing a rising number of cases of 'Black Fungus', which has blinded at least eight people.

Fri, 14 May 2021 10:18:05 +0000
Last Month, President Biden announced that US and NATO forces would be out of Afghanistan by the 20th anniversary of the 9/11 terror attacks. Originally, the Trump administration had planned to complete the withdrawal by 1 May, in accordance with the US-Taliban peace deal signed in Doha in February 2020.

Fri, 14 May 2021 09:56:20 +0000
Since the COVID-19 pandemic broke out in India, several educational institutes are working on various innovations to fight it. However, the situation got worse during the second wave when the number of deaths spiked unprecedentedly and unsustainably.

Fri, 14 May 2021 09:55:54 +0000
From increasing the gap between each jab to scaling up vaccine production, India's federal government is desperately trying to vaccinate the country's 1.39 billion-strong population before another potentially devastating COVID-19 wave hits the country.

Fri, 14 May 2021 09:54:52 +0000
It's finally happening! HBO Max will be premiering the much-awaited reunion of the popular sitcom TV series Friends on 27 May. The special reunion of the six iconic characters from the show was initially scheduled for 2020 but the pandemic delayed its shoot.

Fri, 14 May 2021 09:48:42 +0000
Meghan McCain, an avid critic of the previous US administration, said that just because “Trump was so bad” doesn't mean ignoring problems under Biden is good.

Fri, 14 May 2021 09:38:36 +0000
President Biden is getting significant pushback from the left-wing of his party over his uncompromising support of Israel's attacks on Gaza.

Fri, 14 May 2021 09:33:56 +0000
Proposed lithium mine in Nevada threatens indigenous lands. How fast-tracking extractive projects and green-washing hurts the environment.

Fri, 14 May 2021 09:30:52 +0000
Today we’re talking about the political implications of the GOP vote to oust Liz Cheney from House leadership on both parties, the local impact of the CDC federal housing moratorium possibly being overturned, and the use of language as a method of protest to connect with allies in the US in Haiti.

Fri, 14 May 2021 09:29:07 +0000
On today’s episode of The Backstory, host Lee Stranahan and co-host John Kiriakou discussed current events, including Florida Governor DeSantis pardoning everyone in the state charged with breaking Covid restrictions, and Elon Musk says Tesla is suspending bitcoin use, citing environmental impact.

Fri, 14 May 2021 09:22:59 +0000
On this episode of Fault Lines, hosts Jamarl Thomas and Shane Stranahan talked with guests about political prosecution in the UK, the dire civil situation in France, the Colonial Pipeline breach from the cybersecurity and economic perspectives, and where Republicans are headed with Trump as their leader.

Fri, 14 May 2021 09:20:42 +0000
Prince Harry had appeared on a US mental health podcast earlier, where he criticised the parenting skills of his father Prince Charles, and revealed that he had moved to California with his family to “break the cycle” of “pain” he had suffered as a member of the Royal Family.

Fri, 14 May 2021 08:49:47 +0000
NEW DELHI (Sputnik) - Indian drug manufacturer Dr. Reddy's announced that the first dose of Russia's Sputnik V vaccine against the coronavirus was being administered in the southern city of Hyderabad on Friday.

Fri, 14 May 2021 08:07:50 +0000
According to the report, based on interviews and documents, allies of Donald Trump were prepared to go the extra mile to home-in on representatives of the “deep state” inside the government ostensibly working to undercut the then-President.

Fri, 14 May 2021 08:05:00 +0000
Over 150 Republicans, including some former officials, have threatened to form a third party unless the GOP reforms its ranks and distances itself from the Donald Trump legacy. Could the separation of influential GOP politicians pull the rug from under the party's feet ahead of the 2022 midterms?

Fri, 14 May 2021 07:45:19 +0000
Armenia's Acting Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan convened an emergency meeting of the Security Council on Thursday, saying Azerbaijan’s army had advanced more than three kilometres into southern Armenia.

Fri, 14 May 2021 07:44:30 +0000
TOKYO (Sputnik) - Hackers from the DarkSide group announced that they stole data from the French branch of the Japanese corporation Toshiba, the NHK broadcaster reported on Friday, citing cybersecurity company Mitsui Bussan Secure Directions.

Fri, 14 May 2021 07:32:34 +0000
Earlier, the Israel Defence Forces said that a total of 1,800 rockets had been fired at Israel from the Gaza Strip since tensions started to escalate, 430 of which fell inside the Palestinian enclave.

Fri, 14 May 2021 07:28:57 +0000
This step is intended to promote the participation of young talent from diverse backgrounds in football as well as other sports.

Fri, 14 May 2021 07:27:32 +0000
Ireland's health service said however that vaccinations were not affected and were going ahead as planned.

Fri, 14 May 2021 07:25:44 +0000
While refusing to use the formula “structural racism”, claiming that people don't really understand its meaning and implications, Erna Solberg nevertheless acknowledged that it has been and remains a problem.

Fri, 14 May 2021 07:07:42 +0000
MOSCOW (Sputnik) - An Australian court on Friday announced sentencing a man to 44 years in prison for murdering a young woman and then attacking a passerby in Sydney.

Fri, 14 May 2021 06:58:46 +0000
The archipelago nation is located in a seismically active area in the Pacific known as the Ring of Fire that regularly experiences powerful earthquakes and volcanic eruptions, caused by the collision and destruction of lithospheric plates.

Fri, 14 May 2021 06:53:11 +0000
Elections were held in four Indian states and one union territory from 27 March to 29 April. The Election Commission has drawn flak from opposition parties, state high courts and citizens for 'unnecessarily' conducting polls in several phases amid the pandemic.

Fri, 14 May 2021 06:51:11 +0000
An Israeli official said that the water supply in Gaza has also been affected by the power cuts, with local residents getting tap water only intermittently.

Fri, 14 May 2021 06:45:47 +0000
Earlier, Liverpool footballer Sadio Mane refused to shake Jurgen Klopp’s hand following a 4-2 win over Manchester United.

Fri, 14 May 2021 06:14:48 +0000
The exhumation of millions of mink corpses, whose consistency after half a year in the burial pit has been likened to soap and feta cheese, is yet another chapter in the grim saga that engulfed the world's largest producer of mink fur.

Fri, 14 May 2021 05:42:23 +0000
Dolores Aveiro, mother of Juventus striker Cristiano Ronaldo, recently took part in celebrating the triumph of Sporting, which won the Portuguese championship for the first time in 19 years.

Fri, 14 May 2021 05:29:55 +0000
Earlier, the detention of two Indian immigrants in Glasgow by the UK Home Office on Thursday over \"suspected immigration offences\" erupted into a full-blown standoff with police, with crowds swarming the street for hours to block the Border Agency van from leaving. The men were finally released on bail pending further investigation.

Fri, 14 May 2021 05:14:55 +0000
The IDF had earlier announced on Twitter that Israeli air and ground troops were attacking in the Gaza Strip.

Fri, 14 May 2021 04:58:18 +0000
With a price tag of at least $1.2 billion in the first phase alone, this procurement is seen as being among Sweden's largest arms deals in modern history, if not the single-largest.

Fri, 14 May 2021 04:35:25 +0000
More than 120 retired US military leaders have signed an open letter criticising the Biden administration's policies and questioning the outcome of the 2020 election and the president's mental health. The retired brass' concerns reflect growing distrust in basic social institutions and federal authorities among Americans, observers say.

Fri, 14 May 2021 04:30:00 +0000
Dogs are very sociable animals. After all, the earliest dogs were simply wolves who wanted to sit with cavemen and enjoy the warmth of their fire. These days canines still love to hang with their humans friends. It is adorable, but occasionally a bit annoying because they have very little concern for each others' privacy.

Fri, 14 May 2021 03:49:18 +0000
At the start of his administration, US President Joe Biden issued a multitude of executive orders that effectively walked back policies imposed under the Trump White House, including one that halted work on the US-Mexico border wall.

Fri, 14 May 2021 03:22:22 +0000
The news comes as members of the so-called progressive Democratic group known as the \"Squad\" continue to denounce Israel in the ongoing conflict. They also criticized US President Joe Biden's Wednesday speech in support of Israel, accusing him of siding with \"the occupation,\" and slammed Israel's retaliation as an \"act of terrorism.\"

Fri, 14 May 2021 02:18:17 +0000
CAIRO/GAZA (Sputnik) – Izz ad-Din al-Qassam Brigades, the military wing of the Gaza Strip-based Hamas Islamist movement, said on Friday that it had fired 100 rockets at the Israeli city of Ashkelon.

Fri, 14 May 2021 02:00:00 +0000
Elon Musk’s SpaceX Company is in the process of constructing Starlink, a satellite internet constellation made of thousands of satellites launched into low earth-orbit (LEO) that communicate with terrestrial transceivers. The satellites are expected to meet the demand of low-cost global broadband capabilities and provide internet to the planet.

Fri, 14 May 2021 01:46:30 +0000
Plutonium is a radioactive chemical element that was once synthetically produced by Glenn T. Seaborg, Edwin M. McMillan, J.W. Kennedy and A.C. Wahl in 1940. The element is proven to be a key source of nuclear energy, and has been used in several experiments from nuclear weapons to nuclear batteries.

Fri, 14 May 2021 01:39:26 +0000
Earlier Thursday, US President Joe Biden told reporters \"no comment\" when asked whether he was privy to Colonial Pipeline's alleged multimillion-dollar ransom payment to Eastern European hackers. The payment was reportedly valued between $4 million and $5 million in \"difficult-to-trace cryptocurrency.\"

Fri, 14 May 2021 01:18:16 +0000
The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) updated its mask guidelines, detailing that vaccinated people can participate in indoor and outdoor activities without the need of a mask or social distancing.

Fri, 14 May 2021 00:25:27 +0000
Law enforcement officials have responded to a shooting in Providence, Rhode Island, where authorities have indicated several were wounded. The incident is believed to be the largest shooting in the city's history.

Fri, 14 May 2021 00:24:32 +0000
The focus was detected at a depth of about 40 kilometres, according to preliminary data. The epicentre was located in the sea, at a distance of approximately 92 kilometres from the city of Sendai, with a population of over 1 million.

Thu, 13 May 2021 23:57:01 +0000
Earlier, reports surfaced indicating that the UN Security Council would be convening on Sunday to hold discussion regarding the ongoing clashes along the Gaza Strip between Hamas and Israeli troops.

Thu, 13 May 2021 23:41:43 +0000
Earlier in the night, the IDF announced that it was conducting an air and ground operation against the Gaza Strip. Several media outlets reported that troops had entered the enclave, however, sources within the Israeli army and eyewitnesses reported that IDF forces never stepped onto Palestinian territory.

Thu, 13 May 2021 23:13:34 +0000
Gaza health officials have reported that at least 103 people - including 27 children - have been killed amid airstrikes between militants and the Israel Defense Force (IDF). The Israeli military has claimed some 1,750 rockets have been launched from the Gaza strip, resulting in the deaths of at least seven people - including one IDF serviceman.

Thu, 13 May 2021 22:21:53 +0000
The US had reportedly blocked a proposal to convene the UN Security Council on Friday earlier in the day. Norway, China, and Tunisia had demanded the public meeting, but it will not take place “because members could not reach consensus,” according to sources.

Thu, 13 May 2021 22:03:55 +0000
The Israel Defense Force (IDF) announced early Friday morning that both ground and air troops were actively conducting strikes against targets along the Gaza Strip. The military force has warned residents within four kilometers of the border to take cover.

Thu, 13 May 2021 21:23:07 +0000
The largest confrontation at the Gaza border in recent years began on Monday evening, preceded by violent clashes between Arabs and Jews in Israel. Since then, Palestinian militants have fired over 1,700 rockets into Israel, killing six Israeli civilians and one serviceman. Retaliatory attacks have been launched by Israel against Gaza.

Thu, 13 May 2021 21:22:35 +0000
WASHINGTON (Sputnik) - The United States is open to a discussion of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict at the United Nations Security Council early next week, US Secretary of State Antony Blinken told reporters on Thursday.

Thu, 13 May 2021 21:04:13 +0000
MADRID (Sputnik) - The last remaining Spanish servicemen in Afghanistan on Thursday returned to their homeland, the event was broadcast by the 24 Horas channel.

Thu, 13 May 2021 20:49:51 +0000
Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) has raised security concerns in Congress after Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-GA) allegedly approached Ocasio-Cortez on Wednesday and questioned her support of \"terrorist\" groups. As Ocasio-Cortez reportedly remained silent, Greene told onlookers that the lawmaker was afraid to debate the Green New Deal.

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