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Fri, 22 Oct 2021 07:16:19 +0000
At Danish air bases in Aalborg, Karup and Skrydstrup, harmful synthetic organofluorine substances, which damage the immune system and lead to cancer and abortion, were found with values up to 1,000 times above the maximum allowed concentration.

Fri, 22 Oct 2021 07:02:43 +0000
When presenting the proposal aimed to “get to grips with the norms and culture that make women exposed to harassment, abuse and rape”, Gender Equality Minister Märta Stenevi ventured that consent is something that cannot be bought. Earlier, Sweden revolutionised sexual laws by criminalising the procurement of sex, but not the selling.

Fri, 22 Oct 2021 07:00:00 +0000
The Palace of Westminster was built by the river Thames in 1016 but was completely gutted by fire in 1834 and had to be completely rebuilt. But the building, which houses the British Parliament, needs major repairs which have been estimated at up to £12 billion.

Fri, 22 Oct 2021 06:34:13 +0000
MOSCOW (Sputnik) - The creation of strategic alliances similar to AUKUS will not be left without a response of all the regional countries to the potential threats, and each of the states will decide on its own reaction, the Russian Foreign Ministry's ambassador-at-large, Grigory Mashkov, said in an interview with Sputnik.

Fri, 22 Oct 2021 06:06:44 +0000
The Hollywood veteran discharged a prop gun on the set of his new film Rust, killing a camerawoman and injuring a film director.

Fri, 22 Oct 2021 06:06:03 +0000
WASHINGTON (Sputnik) - US President Joe Biden at a town hall meeting addressed the country's gas price, supply chain, and border crises along with tensions with China over Taiwan, among other issues.

Fri, 22 Oct 2021 05:34:15 +0000
Talk of a COVID-19 response plan B for the UK, which could presuppose a return to the mandatory wearing of masks and work from home (WFH) guidance, began after the number of daily infections across the nation climbed above 40,000 on 20 October for the eighth day in succession.

Fri, 22 Oct 2021 05:19:22 +0000
Norway has been an active partner in the F-35 programme, with 18 Norwegian companies serving as Tier 1 suppliers. Subsequently, Norway decided to procure 52 F-35s to replace its ageing fleet of F-16s.

Fri, 22 Oct 2021 03:37:39 +0000
WASHINGTON, October 22 (Sputnik) - The US Department of Defense had an unsuccessful test related to its hypersonic weapons development after a missile booster failed to work, a Pentagon spokesperson told Sputnik.

Fri, 22 Oct 2021 03:29:38 +0000
The organoids — at times called “mini brains,” to the chagrin of some scientists — are not a fully accurate representation of normal developmental processes, according to the study. Cerebral organoids do, however, represent a “promising tool for understanding human brain physiology and disease processes.”

Fri, 22 Oct 2021 03:06:40 +0000
It seems that the gun was supposed to be loaded with blanks. No charges have been filed, according to police.

Fri, 22 Oct 2021 02:14:18 +0000
One of Biden's first actions as US president in January was to sign an executive order halting all border wall projects leftover from Trump's administration. Nevertheless, the country has been overwhelmed by an unprecedented influx of illegal migrants from Latin America, stretching the resources of all border states and federal agencies.

Fri, 22 Oct 2021 01:58:42 +0000
WASHINGTON (Sputnik) - President Joe Biden said in a town hall meeting he should visit the US southern border with Mexico but that he does not have time.

Fri, 22 Oct 2021 01:47:11 +0000
It is not the first time the Biden administration has said it does not seek confrontation with Beijing. However, its recent steps - such as military drills in the South China Sea and the new AUKUS military pact (clearly targeted at China) may prompt one to have doubts about that.

Fri, 22 Oct 2021 01:19:22 +0000
UNITED NATIONS (Sputnik) - The international community should call on the United States to stop dragging Taiwan into a war, China’s Ambassador to the United Nations Zhang Jun said.

Fri, 22 Oct 2021 01:04:46 +0000
WASHINGTON (Sputnik) - Former President Donald Trump's new social media platform TRUTH Social is expected to gain some popularity after its full launch early next year but it may spur infrastructure and content moderation issues that could jeopardize its success, experts told Sputnik.

Fri, 22 Oct 2021 00:54:40 +0000
WASHINGTON (Sputnik) - US Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin may have gone too far in publicly voicing strong support for Ukraine joining NATO during a visit to Kiev, analysts told Sputnik.

Fri, 22 Oct 2021 00:45:08 +0000
DeSantis has been a vocal opponent of coronavirus-related mandates imposed by the federal government. As such, he has argued that wearing masks in school is a parental decision, and believes it is critical that parents have the option to opt-out of school regulations.

Fri, 22 Oct 2021 00:41:34 +0000
After gaining approval for a special $1.5 billion budget to bankroll the program, the Israel Defense Forces (IDF) are reportedly drilling for a potential airstrike against Iranian nuclear facilities, in case the Vienna negotiations fall through.

Fri, 22 Oct 2021 00:21:09 +0000
After the FBI raided several houses connected to Russian businessman Oleg Deripaska on Tuesday, the old labels of “oligarch” and “Putin’s buddy” reappeared throughout US media. According to one journalist, it’s part of a bipartisan trend since Russiagate, the sole purpose of which is to demonize Russia by making Russians “sound a little scary.”

Fri, 22 Oct 2021 00:20:40 +0000
On Wednesday, Republicans in the Senate blocked the Freedom to Vote Act — a bill claimed to strengthen federal voting rights — in a move likely to renew calls among some Democratic leaders to alter filibuster rules.

Fri, 22 Oct 2021 00:04:30 +0000
The Justice Department previously suspended the controversial legislation, which was appealed by the state authorities, but eventually dismissed. It is now for the Supreme Court to decide whether it is constitutional.

Thu, 21 Oct 2021 23:31:04 +0000
This would be a setback for the former British socialite, who is now awaiting trial for helping recruit and groom underage girls for her ex-lover and convicted pedophile Jeffrey Epstein. Jury selection is set to commence on November 15, followed by opening statements on November 29. Maxwell has pled not guilty to all of the charges.

Thu, 21 Oct 2021 21:57:36 +0000
Over catching a seasonal cold, the monarch, 95, \"reluctantly\" accepted doctors' advice to rest for the next few days and canceled her planned visit to Northern Ireland.

Thu, 21 Oct 2021 21:50:10 +0000
The fiancé of Gabby Petito, a 22-year-old American woman who disappeared in late August, has been the subject of a search since early September after he disappeared less than two weeks after he allegedly went camping. Laundrie was considered the only person of interest in the case.

Thu, 21 Oct 2021 21:19:04 +0000
PORT-AU-PRINCE, October 21 (Sputnik) - Haitian police chief Leon Charles has resigned as the number of kidnappings and killings has surged in the country over the recent months, sparking mass protests, Prime Minister Ariel Henry announced on Thursday.

Thu, 21 Oct 2021 21:11:04 +0000
NEW YORK, October 21 (Sputnik) - US stocks closed mostly high for a seventh day in a row on Thursday, with the S&P 500 and Nasdaq Composite index cruising to a record high, after electric carmaker Tesla reported bumper profits for the third quarter.

Thu, 21 Oct 2021 21:08:52 +0000
TEL-AVIV (Sputnik) - Israel's National Security Adviser Eyal Hulata secretly visited Paris in an attempt to defuse tensions between Israel and France over the alleged use of Pegasus spyware developed by the Israeli firm NSO Group to hack the phones of the French president and other senior French officials, Israeli media reported on Thursday.

Thu, 21 Oct 2021 20:30:58 +0000
ROME (Sputnik) - A court in the Italian city of Siena has acquitted former Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi, who was accused of bribing witnesses in the latest Ruby case, local news reported on Thursday.

Thu, 21 Oct 2021 20:22:56 +0000
WASHINGTON (Sputnik) – Federal Reserve Board senior staff and policymakers will have to give a 45-day notice to buy and sell securities and hold the investments for at least one year to eliminate any conflicts of interest under new regulations announced by the central bank on Thursday.

Thu, 21 Oct 2021 20:10:22 +0000
The former Donald Trump aide defied a subpoena from a committee investigating the events of 6 January 2021, when crowds stormed the Capitol building in a bid to stop Congress from certifying Joe Biden's win in the 2020 presidential election.

Thu, 21 Oct 2021 19:56:01 +0000
WASHINGTON (Sputnik) – The International Monetary Fund (IMF) continues cooperating with the authorities of El Salvador on issues related to the adoption of bitcoin as legal tender, the IMF’s Western Hemisphere Department acting director, Nigel Chalk, told reporters on Thursday.

Thu, 21 Oct 2021 19:46:41 +0000
Former employees from Alitalia are having difficulty finding comparable jobs at other airlines, considering that the airline industry is heavily seniority-based. In response, union leaders have been pressing for the government to extend unemployment benefits to former employees for as long as five years.

Thu, 21 Oct 2021 19:42:41 +0000
A recent missile strike by Yemen’s Ansarallah, or Houthi movement, against a Saudi airport near the border is reported to have killed dozens of soldiers in a command headquarters. The strike came as the United Nations Security Council voted to condemn Houthi cross-border attacks, but not Saudi airstrikes in Yemen.

Thu, 21 Oct 2021 19:17:56 +0000
According to Downdetector, similar problems occurred earlier this week, on Monday, when users experienced issues with their credit cards transactions being processed, as well as with customer service.

Thu, 21 Oct 2021 19:12:33 +0000
The royal author noted, however, that he did not doubt the statement about the Queen being told by doctors to rest for a few days.

Thu, 21 Oct 2021 19:07:44 +0000
On top of the murder charge, the suspect is now also reportedly facing two weapons charges.

Thu, 21 Oct 2021 19:03:09 +0000
Eric Zemmour reportedly claimed that the gun incident was merely a joke and that “there was no political message or threat.”

Thu, 21 Oct 2021 19:01:04 +0000
The McCain and Trump families have a notoriously poor relationship, with the feud dating back to the Arizona senator’s first run for the presidency in 1999, when Donald Trump, then just a billionaire real estate mogul, told reporters that he wasn’t sure if being captured made John McCain a war hero.

Thu, 21 Oct 2021 18:48:36 +0000
The 2,670 kilometre-long Durand Line has never been recognised by Afghanistan. But since the country was taken over by the Taliban, Islamabad has reportedly blocked crucial border-crossings, including at Torkham, because of a possible refugee exodus as well as fears that radical militants might infiltrate Pakistan from the neighbouring country.

Thu, 21 Oct 2021 18:46:08 +0000
Trump’s new beta social media platform TRUTH was hacked within two hours of Trump’s Wednesday night announcement that the site would be launched in early 2022.

Thu, 21 Oct 2021 18:39:27 +0000
WASHINGTON (Sputnik) - A rape case involving an Afghan man in the US state of Montana has prompted Governor Greg Gianforte, Sen. Steve Daines and Rep. Matt Rosendale to call for a halt to the resettlement of Afghans in the state until the Biden administration provides assurances on the vetting process, the leaders said in statements on Thursday.

Thu, 21 Oct 2021 18:38:20 +0000
KABUL (Sputnik) - The Afghan capital of Kabul and several provinces were left without electricity due to an explosion at a power plant northwest of the city, the State Energy Corporation of Afghanistan (DABS) said on Thursday.

Thu, 21 Oct 2021 18:35:21 +0000
Facebook's Mark Zuckerberg has been named as a defendant for the first time in a consumer protection lawsuit stemming from the 2018 Cambridge Analytica scandal. How could the new legal battle backfire on the tech giant and what's behind speculation about Facebook's rebranding?

Thu, 21 Oct 2021 17:55:17 +0000
Following the unexpected 15 August collapse of the Afghan government and defence forces, European nations led by France began pushing for more “strategic autonomy” for the continent militarily from the US-dominated North Atlantic Alliance, and began talking again about the creation of a separate “European army.”

Thu, 21 Oct 2021 16:52:52 +0000
MOSCOW (Sputnik) – The Russian-made Sputnik V COVID-19 vaccine is still undergoing examination at the European Medicines Agency (EMA), and no forecasts on the timeline can yet be made, an expert of the agency said Thursday.

Thu, 21 Oct 2021 16:41:00 +0000
This comes after earlier this week, US Defence Secretary Lloyd Austin said that third countries do not have the right to veto Ukraine's accession to NATO, adding that Washington supports Kiev in its aspirations.

Thu, 21 Oct 2021 16:25:57 +0000
The Joe Biden administration has faced much backlash over a chaotic troop pullout and evacuation from Afghanistan, which saw the Taliban seize control of the country.

Thu, 21 Oct 2021 15:52:24 +0000
LONDON (Sputnik) – UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson called on Thursday for a \"pretty fast\" solution to issues with the protocol governing trade between Northern Ireland and Great Britain since the UK left the European Union last year.

Thu, 21 Oct 2021 15:40:26 +0000
MOSCOW (Sputnik) - The COVID-19 pandemic is yet another reminder of how fragile the global community is, Russian President Vladimir Putin said on Thursday.

Thu, 21 Oct 2021 15:37:01 +0000
Last month, the Pentagon successfully tested an air-breathing hypersonic weapon capable of moving five times faster than the speed of sound.

Thu, 21 Oct 2021 15:33:28 +0000
A new, higher cap on energy prices and charges that suppliers can levy took effect on 1 October as per regulator Ofgem. However, against the backdrop of soaring wholesale gas prices in recent months, the cost for companies to buy energy is higher than the price they charge, causing dozens of suppliers to go bust.

Thu, 21 Oct 2021 15:33:12 +0000
Jeffrey Epstein was arrested in July 2019 and charged with sexual abuse after 52-year-old Maria Farmer filed a sworn affidavit in a federal court in New York, alleging that she and her 15-year-old sister had been sexually assaulted by the billionaire in 1996. He was found dead in his prison cell in 2019 in an apparent suicide.

Thu, 21 Oct 2021 15:32:45 +0000
MOSCOW (Sputnik) - The World Health Organisation (WHO) is studying data from Sweden and Denmark about a possible link between the use of the Moderna coronavirus vaccine and an increased risk of heart inflammation, WHO Assistant Director-General for Access to Medicines, Vaccines and Pharmaceuticals Mariangela Simao said on Thursday.

Thu, 21 Oct 2021 15:25:09 +0000
According to the Russian president, the campaign for equal rights in some Western nations has turned into a phantasmagorical farce.

Thu, 21 Oct 2021 15:23:59 +0000
Vladimir Putin and Xi Jinping are among several world leaders who will not be attending the big climate summit scheduled to begin next week in Britain.

Thu, 21 Oct 2021 14:54:13 +0000
The Taliban has assured the global community, including India, that it won't allow Afghan soil to be used as a terror launchpad for attacks against foreign countries. However, analysts argue that the Taliban's victory has given a psychological boost to militant groups and radical Islamists operating across South Asia.

Thu, 21 Oct 2021 14:53:41 +0000
Tesla has written to federal Indian ministries in an attempt to persuade them to make big cuts to import duties on electric vehicles. However, the Narendra Modi government has made no decision as yet.

Thu, 21 Oct 2021 14:52:16 +0000
MOSCOW, October 21 (Sputnik) - The World Health Organization will conduct inspections of the Sputnik V COVID-19 vaccine in Russia in the upcoming few weeks, Mariangela Simao, the assistant director-general of the WHO, said on Thursday.

Thu, 21 Oct 2021 14:50:04 +0000
Facebook Inc., the tech giant whose social media flagship service has nearly three billion global monthly users, is reportedly planning to rebrand to focus on its so-called ‘metaverse’ – a vision of an online world accessible to users through technologies including virtual and augmented reality.

Thu, 21 Oct 2021 14:48:38 +0000
On 22 May 2017, 22 people were killed after suicide bomber Salman Abedi detonated a device in the foyer of Manchester Arena moments after an Ariana Grande concert. His younger brother Hashem was later jailed for a minimum of 55 years for helping him with the bomb.

Thu, 21 Oct 2021 14:45:39 +0000
MOSCOW (Sputnik) – France’s Alliance for the General Information Press (APIG) said on Thursday they have reached a licensing agreement with Facebook regulating the use of their copyrighted content.

Thu, 21 Oct 2021 14:43:54 +0000
WASHINGTON (Sputnik) – The United States has distributed 200 million COVID-19 vaccine doses to over 100 countries around the world, with most of the shots having gone to Africa, State Department officials told reporters on Thursday.

Thu, 21 Oct 2021 14:42:52 +0000
MOSCOW (Sputnik) - Moscow Mayor Sergei Sobyanin announced on Thursday that the COVID-19 non-working days in the Russian capital will be set for the period between October 28 and November 7, two days earlier than the day off declared by the Russian president.

Thu, 21 Oct 2021 14:36:58 +0000
MOSCOW (Sputnik) - At least 165 children have died since the end of August due to an unknown disease in the southwest of the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Congolese news portal Actualite reported on Thursday, citing officials.

Thu, 21 Oct 2021 14:25:32 +0000
RIGA (Sputnik) - Latvia's National Electronic Mass Media Council has decided to revoke the broadcasting license in the country of the rebroadcaster of Russia's Channel One, the First Baltic Channel, the head of the council, Ivars Abolins, said on Thursday.

Thu, 21 Oct 2021 14:24:01 +0000
MOSCOW (Sputnik) - Turkey arrested 15 people suspected of working for Israel's Mossad intelligence agency, the Istanbul public prosecutor's office said on Thursday.

Thu, 21 Oct 2021 14:00:50 +0000
MOSCOW (Sputnik) - Moscow paid attention to \"aggressive Russophobic\" statements made during the visit of US Defence Secretary Lloyd Austin to Ukraine, Maria Zakharova, the Russian Foreign Ministry’s spokeswoman, said on Thursday.

Thu, 21 Oct 2021 13:50:02 +0000
Man United striker Cristiano Ronaldo and PSG talisman Lionel Messi are regarded as the two best players of the modern era, and their scoring records are almost neck and neck, although CR7 has the bragging rights after claiming top spot in the Champions League's all time scorer chart thanks to his winner on Wednesday.

Thu, 21 Oct 2021 13:47:08 +0000
After the boy's father reached the school, pupils told him that the teacher had beaten the boy mercilessly, reportedly punching and kicking him. The boy's body was handed over to his family after the post-mortem.

Thu, 21 Oct 2021 13:34:01 +0000
BEIJING (Sputnik) – The trade agreement between China and the United States is beneficial for both sides, so Beijing and Washington should pave the way for its implementation, the spokesperson for the Chinese Ministry of Commerce said on Thursday.

Thu, 21 Oct 2021 13:33:31 +0000
The murder of Sir David Amess has triggered new concerns about the government's initiatives to tackle early-stage radicalisation. Peter Williams, a senior lecturer with the Liverpool Centre for Advanced Policing Studies has shed light on apparent gaps in the UK's \"Prevent\" and \"Channel\" programmes.

Thu, 21 Oct 2021 13:31:35 +0000
As President Recep Tayyip Erdogan confirmed last weekend that negotiations between Turkey and the US were continuing on Ankara’s purchase of F-16 fighter jets and modernization kits to upgrade existing warplanes, he stressed the purchase cannot be separated from the F-35 stealth fighter jet project from which Turkey was earlier expelled.

Thu, 21 Oct 2021 13:29:07 +0000
Pyongyang has confirmed that it carried out a successful test-launch of a “new” type of submarine-launched ballistic missile (SLBM) from the 8.24 Yongung submarine on 19 October. The test – the first of its kind in five years – led to a fresh escalation of tensions between North Korea on one side and the US, South Korea, and Japan on the other.

Thu, 21 Oct 2021 12:59:46 +0000
Rotting agricultural residues create many problems for the agro-industrial complex, ranging from a drop in yield to additional expenses for the utilisation of residues. Russian scientists have come up with a way to convert husks and straw into building materials and sorbents to purify water from oil products and metals.

Thu, 21 Oct 2021 12:37:38 +0000
Many health experts and surveys have warned that an alarming number of children in the 12 to 13 age range are addicted to online porn. After a nationwide lockdown, introduced because of the COVID-19 pandemic, children are spending more time on the internet without proper supervision from parents or guardians.

Thu, 21 Oct 2021 12:28:50 +0000
India and the UK have intensified maritime cooperation in recent months, with the two countries holding the first-ever maritime dialogue earlier this week. The UK's largest warship HMS Queen Elizabeth entered Indian waters on Thursday.

Thu, 21 Oct 2021 12:13:26 +0000
The Pakistan government banned Tehreek-i-Labbaik under anti-terrorism laws in April after the group clashed with police across the country, demanding the French ambassador be expelled because President Emmanuel Macron refused to outlaw caricatures of the Prophet Muhammad last year.

Thu, 21 Oct 2021 12:11:42 +0000
MOSCOW (Sputnik) - The primacy of the EU law is actually not enshrined in the treaty on becoming a member state, Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban said on Thursday, commenting on possible sanctions against Poland in light of its ruling on the national constitution supremacy.

Thu, 21 Oct 2021 12:09:45 +0000
VLADIVOSTOK Russia (Sputnik) – Scientists have recorded the first cooling of the Pacific Arctic Region in two decades amid the global warming, allowing walruses and polar bears to return to their habitual life style on the ice without showing up at the seashore, Anatoly Kochnev, a researcher at the Beringia national park said on Thursday.

Thu, 21 Oct 2021 12:06:38 +0000
Just a few days ago, the former US president was admitted to hospital with a urological infection that later spread into his bloodstream, resulting in sepsis.

Thu, 21 Oct 2021 11:57:12 +0000
By-elections in Madhya Pradesh for three assembly seats - Jobat in Alirajpur district, Raigaon in Satna, Prithvipur in Niwari - and one parliamentary constituency, Khandwa, are due to be held on 30 October. The polls were called because of the sitting politicians in each case died of COVID-19 this year.

Thu, 21 Oct 2021 11:56:42 +0000
Over the years, Man United ace Cristiano Ronaldo has built a whole army of fans who admire his every move. However, sometimes supporters will go to any lengths to get near their hero. On Wednesday, one such admirer came extremely close to the Portuguese maestro, but was forced to back off by security staff.

Thu, 21 Oct 2021 11:50:36 +0000
PARIS (Sputnik) - About 250,000 households in northern France have been left without electricity by hurricane Aurora, the French electricity operator Enedis reported on Thursday.

Thu, 21 Oct 2021 11:43:53 +0000
BP and Reliance Industries signed a $6 billion agreement in 2017 to develop new gas fields and expand business activities in India, including selling gasoline and diesel in fuel stations across the country.

Thu, 21 Oct 2021 11:39:11 +0000
Earlier, US President Joe Biden cut funding for a national family paid leave programme in the \"Build Back Better\" budget reconciliation bill, informing Democrats at a White House meeting on Wednesday that the proposed legislation will provide four weeks of paid leave benefits instead of the 12 weeks initially touted.

Thu, 21 Oct 2021 11:37:27 +0000
The Chinese property company Evergrande could default on US$19 billion of international market bonds on Monday. If it does it would be the biggest default ever in Chinese corporate history.

Thu, 21 Oct 2021 11:34:04 +0000
With state assembly elections just around the corner in Uttar Pradesh (UP), the political parties are seizing every opportunity to blast each other, while kicking off their electoral campaigns as polls are due in early 2022.

Thu, 21 Oct 2021 11:34:00 +0000
Earlier this week, Western media alleged that China had carried out a missile test in the summer involving a nuclear-capable hypersonic glide vehicle. Beijing dismissed the claims, saying its test involved reusable rocket technology. On Thursday, the Financial Times reported that the PRC had carried out not one, but two hypersonic missile tests.

Thu, 21 Oct 2021 11:33:19 +0000
The Prime Minister, Boris Johnson, and the leader of the opposition, Sir Keir Starmer, have paid tribute in recent days to Conservative MP Sir David Amess who was assassinated while meeting voters in Essex on Friday. The incident has sent shockwaves through the political establishment.

Thu, 21 Oct 2021 11:25:23 +0000
While it wasn’t immediately clear what reptile exactly was featured in the video, one of the species of snake that reportedly exists on the island is the boa constrictor, which can reach a length of up to 13 feet (4 metres).

Thu, 21 Oct 2021 11:20:18 +0000
Dengue is a mosquito-borne viral disease that generally occurs in tropical and subtropical parts of the world. The Dengue mosquito (Aedes aegypti) larvae breed in clear, standing water, unlike those which spread malaria, which thrives even in dirty water. Because of its painful effects, it is also known as breakbone fever.

Thu, 21 Oct 2021 10:55:51 +0000
LONDON (Sputnik) - The UK Ministry of Defenсe on Thursday confirmed information about a deal to deliver missiles to Ukraine, adding that it was made public in June.

Thu, 21 Oct 2021 10:40:29 +0000
Considered as one of the greatest rivalries in cricket, matches between arch-enemies India and Pakistan have almost always turned out to be tense affairs. The animosity of the three wars that the two countries have fought since independence is even visible among their cricketers. The South Asian giants will clash in a World Cup game this weekend.

Thu, 21 Oct 2021 10:35:13 +0000
Bollywood was recently embroiled in scandal after the India's Narcotics Control Bureau (NCB) arrested Aryan Khan, the son of superstar Shah Rukh Khan, and his friends. They were detained for allegedly possessing and consuming drugs at a rave on 2 October on a cruise ship off the coast of Mumbai.

Thu, 21 Oct 2021 10:11:43 +0000
Damascus has repeatedly condemned Turkey's illegal deployments in its northern territories, and has demanded that all foreign militaries and militias not explicitly invited into the war-torn country by its internationally recognised government leave immediately.

Thu, 21 Oct 2021 10:07:56 +0000
MOSCOW (Sputnik) - Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov expressed the belief that the European Parliament that awarded the 2021 Sakharov Prize to jailed opposition figure Alexey Navalny depreciates the name of the prize.

Thu, 21 Oct 2021 10:01:59 +0000
Ali Harbi Ali, a 25-year-old Briton of Somali heritage was arrested on Wednesday on suspicion of murdering Conservative lawmaker David Amess, who was stabbed to death on 15 October while at his constituency surgery in the Belfairs Methodist Church in the town of Leigh-on-Sea in Essex. The attack is being treated as a terrorist assault by police.

Thu, 21 Oct 2021 10:01:01 +0000
KABUL (Sputnik) – Several dozens of women staged a protest in Kabul near the Afghan Foreign Ministry building on Thursday, prompting the Taliban* to intervene and assault journalists covering the rally, an eyewitness told Sputnik.

Thu, 21 Oct 2021 09:59:00 +0000
MOSCOW (Sputnik) - South Korea's first domestically developed space rocket Nuri (KSLV-II) has failed to place a dummy satellite into orbit, President Moon Jae-in said on Thursday after studying a report on its flight.

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