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Thu, 22 Aug 2019 19:13:45 +0300
Symonds was reportedly scheduled to attend several events on American soil as part of her job for a local ocean conservation organisation, but was blocked from visiting due to last year’s trip to the self-proclaimed Republic of Somaliland.

Thu, 22 Aug 2019 19:13:09 +0300
MOSCOW (Sputnik) - One of the main obstacles in EU-UK Brexit talks has been the Irish backstop, a solution that entails keeping Northern Ireland in the EU Customs Union, which is now being abolished by newly appointed Prime Minister Boris Johnson.

Thu, 22 Aug 2019 19:05:17 +0300
MOSCOW (Sputnik) - US President Donald Trump's idea to purchase Greenland from Denmark is not the Kremlin's business since Russia does not engage in \"international shopping\" and does not want to meddle in US-Danish relations, Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov said on Thursday.

Thu, 22 Aug 2019 19:03:45 +0300
UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson has held talks with German Chancellor Angela Merkel and French President Emmanuel Macron this week. One of the main topics on Johnson's agenda was Brexit as the UK has only two months left before it is scheduled to leave the EU.

Thu, 22 Aug 2019 19:00:00 +0300
Plans to clone a kitten were first announced last year, with biotechnology specialists saying that cloning of the feline would be in accordance with the technology used on Dolly the sheep in 1996.

Thu, 22 Aug 2019 18:59:53 +0300
New Delhi (Sputnik) The remark comes within 24 hours of Trump refutes accusations that his trade war with China will plunge the global economy into recession.

Thu, 22 Aug 2019 18:58:56 +0300
BERLIN (Sputnik) – A Syrian national by the name of Alaa S. has been sentenced to nine years and six months in prison for the murder of a German citizen in the town of Chemnitz last year during a festival, German n-tv news channel reported on Thursday.

Thu, 22 Aug 2019 18:50:43 +0300
London’s third-largest trade agreement comes as Downing Street signed a series of deals helping the UK boost its free trade after leaving the European Union, which are being prepared amid tense talks between European officials and UK prime minister Boris Johnson held this week.

Thu, 22 Aug 2019 18:43:24 +0300
WASHINGTON (Sputnik) - On July 30, four Democratic senators urged US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo to frame a new strategy to block China’s alleged aggression in the region. The majority of islands in the South China Sea are controlled by Beijing, however, the territory is also claimed by several other countries, including Vietnam.

Thu, 22 Aug 2019 18:42:29 +0300
Earlier, Beijing noted that the US would “have to bear all the consequences” if it moved forward with the controversial sale of its fourth generation fighter plane to Taiwan, and urged Washington to “fully recognise the highly sensitive and harmful nature” of these plans.

Thu, 22 Aug 2019 18:42:04 +0300
Jeffrey Epstein was found dead on 10 August in the New York detention facility where he had been awaiting trial on charges of sex trafficking involving minors. Authorities confirmed suicide as the cause of death, but suspicious circumstances surrounding Epstein’s imprisonment have since prompted two investigations into the case.

Thu, 22 Aug 2019 18:38:35 +0300
New Delhi (Sputnik): Indian-American actress Priyanka Chopra is set to feature in the Netflix action-adventure film “We Can Be Heroes.\"

Thu, 22 Aug 2019 18:29:58 +0300
Traditionally the English football league has always been the top four divisions, composed of 92 teams, with the English Premier League at the summit. One of those 92 teams, Bury FC, is now facing financial oblivion and expulsion.

Thu, 22 Aug 2019 18:18:21 +0300
LONDON (Sputnik) - UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson said immediately after assuming office in July that he would try to secure a new agreement, without a backstop clause. However, the European Union has stressed that it would not renegotiate the agreement.

Thu, 22 Aug 2019 18:17:59 +0300
New Delhi (Sputnik): Fear is gripping many investors after the government indicated that it may not provide economic stimulus packages to sectors including the car industry and textiles, which have witnessed subdued demand in recent quarters.

Thu, 22 Aug 2019 18:17:30 +0300
New Delhi (Sputnik): Bollywood superstar Akshay Kumar has emerged as the fourth highest paid actor in the 2019 Forbes’ Richest Actors list, ahead of Hollywood figures such as Jackie Chan, Bradley Cooper and Will Smith.

Thu, 22 Aug 2019 18:12:37 +0300
Adrian Darya, an oil tanker detained by Gibraltar authorities in July which has since been released, is now reportedly heading eastward towards the Greek port of Kalamata.

Thu, 22 Aug 2019 18:08:55 +0300
Criminal complaints have been filed against the suspect but only 29 out of several hundred women he allegedly recorded have so far been identified by police.

Thu, 22 Aug 2019 18:04:46 +0300
PYATIGORSK (Sputnik) - Russia was uninvited from G8 summits in 2014 after Crimea's reunification with Russia. This happened despite Moscow repeatedly stressing the referendum was held in accordance with international law.

Thu, 22 Aug 2019 17:27:51 +0300
China has repeatedly warned Britain, former colonial ruler of Hong Kong, against “interference” in the protests – but London and Washington among others have demanded Beijing respect the 'one country, two systems' formula under which Hong Kong returned to China in 1997. 

Thu, 22 Aug 2019 17:25:00 +0300
The sinking of the Titanic is one of the world's worst cruise ship disasters in history. The tragedy claimed the lives of 1,500 people.

Thu, 22 Aug 2019 17:22:13 +0300
Recently British Prime Minister Boris Johnson met with French President Emmanuel Macron to discuss Brexit issues. But will Britain’s new Prime Minister be able to work his magic and hash out a last-ditch divorce bill to avoid departing the bloc under WTO rules and a hard border between Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland?

Thu, 22 Aug 2019 17:21:09 +0300
The video surfaced in March showing high school students brandishing Hitler salutes and singing a Nazi marching anthem. The footage was taken in November and was discovered by employees of the high school prompting backlash from the community.

Thu, 22 Aug 2019 17:19:51 +0300
Although a nuclear apocalypse would obviously be the worst-case scenario, the author argues, a possible 2020 Trump reelection should not be underestimated either.

Thu, 22 Aug 2019 17:11:28 +0300
The Syrian army has regained control over the city of Khan Sheikhoun, located in Idlib province in the northwest of the country, and is currently conducting mine clearance and security sweep operations there.

Thu, 22 Aug 2019 17:09:52 +0300
Donald Trump’s attorney Rudy Giuliani, who has been trying to investigate Democratic candidate Joe Biden’s role in the firing of Ukraine’s top prosecutor in 2016, recently confirmed meeting with associates of newly-elected Ukraine president Volodymyr Zelensky.

Thu, 22 Aug 2019 16:52:00 +0300
New Delhi (Sputnik): Deciphering the meaning of a word uttered by the head of India’s central bank and an equally satirical response from a member of the bank’s monetary policy committee became a mind-boggling exercise for some this week.

Thu, 22 Aug 2019 16:51:30 +0300
The concept of artificially intelligent machines being developed to a point where they have the capability of destroying humanity has been the stuff of science fiction for decades. Now, concerned investigators warn, major tech companies from countries around the world are helping to turn this threat into a plausible reality.

Thu, 22 Aug 2019 16:28:23 +0300
“All men would prefer to spend their life with dolls” if the latter were capable of moving and speaking like humans, the sex doll collection owner speculated.

Thu, 22 Aug 2019 16:24:55 +0300
BAGHDAD (Sputnik) - An alleged Israeli airstrike on an ammunition depot in the Iraqi capital of Baghdad, belonging to the Iran-backed Popular Mobilization Forces (PMF), is a declaration of war against Iraq, and Baghdad should openly respond to violations of its sovereignty, Iraqi lawmaker and a PMF official, Ahmed Asadi, said on Thursday.

Thu, 22 Aug 2019 16:08:00 +0300
New Delhi (Sputnik): Indian opposition leaders claimed that Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s regime is stifling democracy in Kashmir, during a rally in New Delhi on Thursday. They also demanded the release of political leaders under detention in the region.

Thu, 22 Aug 2019 15:47:00 +0300
ROME (Sputnik) - The leader of Italy’s Democratic Party said after consultations with the nation’s president on Thursday that he was open to talks on forming a coalition that would confront the right.

Thu, 22 Aug 2019 15:31:00 +0300
New Delhi (Sputnik) Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi refused to use Pakistan's airspace, despite having Islamabad's approval, while travelling to the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation summit in Kyrgyzstan in June. Pakistan fully reopened its airspace to civilian flights in July this year, nearly five months after it was closed on 26 February.

Thu, 22 Aug 2019 15:30:44 +0300
The real identity of the person that created Bitcoin – the world’s first and most popular cryptocurrency – as well as wrote its white paper and mined the first block, remains anonymous. This techie is known only by his pseudonym, Satoshi Nakamoto, and several people have already come out as Bitcoin founders, without giving credible proof.

Thu, 22 Aug 2019 15:29:00 +0300
New Delhi (Sputnik): The Twitterati are exuberant as Indian dance group “V Unbeatable” cruised through to the semi-finals of the TV show America’s Got Talent.

Thu, 22 Aug 2019 15:20:00 +0300
ANTAKYA, Turkey (Sputnik) - Turkey will maintain its presence at the ninth observation post in the Syrian town of Morek despite the Syrian army regaining control over the city of Khan Sheikhoun, located in the country's northwestern Idlib province, Turkish Foreign Ministry spokesman said on Thursday.

Thu, 22 Aug 2019 15:12:10 +0300
The indecent act involving five men and a woman took place at the Grace Richardson Conservation Area, notorious for being a hot spot for 'hookups'.

Thu, 22 Aug 2019 15:11:06 +0300
In 2018 New Zealand’s Prime Minister Jacinda Adern became the first politician in the country’s history to take a maternity leave during her time in office; now another New Zealand senior official is making headlines: for feeding a newborn in the debating chamber.

Thu, 22 Aug 2019 15:00:00 +0300
Donald Trump earlier confirmed reports that he was interested in buying Greenland, the biggest island in the world, which has belonged to Denmark for centuries.

Thu, 22 Aug 2019 14:50:58 +0300
The news comes as a string of similar attacks have been reported in local media in 2019, forcing Irish police to launch a campaign against paramilitary attacks via a UK government body.

Thu, 22 Aug 2019 14:39:02 +0300
Earlier this week, the Syrian Army liberated a section of the Damascus-Aleppo highway and the strategic town of Khan Sheikhoun from terrorist militants, ending over five years of occupation by an al-Qaeda-affiliated militia group.

Thu, 22 Aug 2019 14:31:00 +0300
Sergey Kovalev, nicknamed Krusher, was 26 when he turned professional in 2009 and has fought most of his career in the United States. This will be his first fight in his home town of Chelyabinsk in Russia.

Thu, 22 Aug 2019 14:30:38 +0300
BRUSSELS (Sputnik) - The European Union is against inviting Russia to the G7 format and thus resuming the G8 format until the country addresses the issues that led to its exclusion back in 2014, a high-ranking source in EU institutions told reporters on Thursday in Brussels.

Thu, 22 Aug 2019 14:28:55 +0300
The photographer who filmed the wedding described the event he witnessed as “unique and unrepeatable” as the thunderclap was apparently the only one to occur that day.

Thu, 22 Aug 2019 14:21:00 +0300
New Delhi (Sputnik): Debarred from taking a route reserved by members of an upper caste community for themselves, some villagers in the Indian state of Tamil Nadu have to face the ignominy of not being allowed to carry their dead from there even for cremation.

Thu, 22 Aug 2019 14:14:29 +0300
Boris Johnson is currently touring Europe for the first time since becoming UK Prime Minister. He has already visited Germany where he held talks with Angela Merkel and is currently in France to meet with President Macron. Both visits aim to address the most pressing Brexit issues.

Thu, 22 Aug 2019 14:10:33 +0300
The meeting marks the first encounter between the two leaders since Boris Johnson took office on 24 July. Johnson previously held a meeting with German Chancellor Angela Merkel.

Thu, 22 Aug 2019 13:46:53 +0300
Known as ‘Robin Sage’, the drills are considered the US Army’s ‘premiere unconventional warfare exercise’, and see special forces cadets, troops out of the Fort Bragg military installation, and volunteer civilians descend on counties across North Carolina for training.

Thu, 22 Aug 2019 13:46:00 +0300
New Delhi (Sputnik): A British parliamentarian has urged Abu Dhabi’s Crown Prince Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan to reconsider conferring the UAE’s highest civil award to Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi when the latter visits the country on 23-24 August.

Thu, 22 Aug 2019 13:30:28 +0300
MOSCOW (Sputnik) - The BBC has corrected its August 19 news story about a Syrian boy who was severely wounded in a 2018 airstrike, which the broadcasting company first said was carried out by Syrian forces but later admitted could be blamed on Turkey.

Thu, 22 Aug 2019 13:29:08 +0300
Jamil Al-Amin, political prisoner; Fighting continues in Idlib; The latest from Hong Kong

Thu, 22 Aug 2019 13:28:12 +0300
On this episode of Fault Lines, hosts Garland Nixon and Lee Stranahan analyze the state of affairs in Europe. Guests reporting directly from the United Kingdom outline the political and economic environments throughout the continent.

Thu, 22 Aug 2019 13:25:39 +0300
On this episode of The Critical Hour, Dr. Wilmer Leon is joined by Bob Schlehuber, producer for By Any Means Necessary and Sputnik news analyst.

Thu, 22 Aug 2019 13:11:00 +0300
In late July, police arrested two men outside Arsenal player Mesut Ozil’s house after he and his teammate Sead Kolasinac were involved in a carjacking attempt by an armed gang in a London street.

Thu, 22 Aug 2019 13:06:43 +0300
21-year-old Russian BMX prodigy Irek Rizayev has been riding off-road sport bicycles since the age of 12. He's won Russia's BMX freestyle championships twice and was the first Russian athlete to take part in the BMX Nitro World Games.

Thu, 22 Aug 2019 12:46:30 +0300
Unemployed Universal Credit claimants are required to search for work in order to receive their welfare allowance from the Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) - Universal Credit, introduced by the agency under Iain Duncan Smith, replaced various traditional benefit payments.

Thu, 22 Aug 2019 12:34:07 +0300
Relations between Seoul and Tokyo have been under strain after a South Korean court ruled in June that Japanese companies must provide compensation to victims of forced labour during the Japanese occupation from 1910-1945.

Thu, 22 Aug 2019 12:31:36 +0300
Tarantino, 56, and Pick, 35, have been married for around nine months now, after several years of an on-off relationship. They reportedly met during the promotional tour for Inglourious Basterds in 2009.

Thu, 22 Aug 2019 12:24:00 +0300
New Delhi (Sputnik): Prior to departing for a three-nation state visit on Thursday, Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi said India and France have \"excellent\" bilateral ties and said he hoped the visit would \"further promote our long-standing and valued friendship\".

Thu, 22 Aug 2019 11:54:00 +0300
The remarks come just days after the Pentagon tested a conventional ground-launched cruise missile which covered a range of over 500 kilometres - a distance that would have been banned under the US-Russian Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces (INF) Treaty, abandoned by Washington earlier this month.

Thu, 22 Aug 2019 11:48:00 +0300
DAMASCUS (Sputnik) - Syria has opened in the village of Suran, located in Hama province, a humanitarian corridor for civilians who want to leave the terrorist-controlled areas in Idlib, the Foreign Ministry said in a statement.

Thu, 22 Aug 2019 11:41:20 +0300
The comment comes as Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif has arrived in Norway for an official visit amid the escalation of tensions in the Persian Gulf region.

Thu, 22 Aug 2019 11:25:20 +0300
MOSCOW, (Sputnik) - The film will include interviews with the Russian leader himself, his close circle and those most impacted by his actions, as well as archive materials.

Thu, 22 Aug 2019 11:19:00 +0300
People were watching the Red Star football match in the municipality of Biskupija near Knin, when a group of men entered the cafe and attacked the visitors who were watching the game, according to the Feral news media outlet.

Thu, 22 Aug 2019 11:15:00 +0300
Washington Governor Jay Insley announced his intention to run as a Democratic candidate in early March this year. In his video address, the Governor of Washington drew attention to the fact that his main goal during the election campaign would be to combat climate change.

Thu, 22 Aug 2019 10:57:52 +0300
While in Iceland, Pence is expected to address the country’s strategic position in the Arctic and NATO’s anti-Russia efforts. This agenda has drawn criticism from lawmakers defending Iceland’s traditional neutrality, but the nation’s top official says her move was not meant to humiliate the vice president.

Thu, 22 Aug 2019 10:28:00 +0300
The complaint specifically focuses on how Spotify treated Eminem’s massive hits like “Lose Yourself” which won an Oscar in the Best Original Song Category in 2002.

Thu, 22 Aug 2019 10:23:59 +0300
President Trump previously announced that he was looking to postpone the introduction of new tariffs on the remaining Chinese imports in a bid to avoid hurting US shoppers before the Christmas holidays.

Thu, 22 Aug 2019 10:12:00 +0300
New Delhi (Sputnik): In an embarrassing incident, guns carried by police personnel in India’s eastern Bihar state failed to fire a single shot in the air during the funeral rites of a former chief minister, a media report said.

Thu, 22 Aug 2019 09:58:31 +0300
Two people were hurt after fast-moving winds barrelled into a South Carolina town as they were securing an event tent.

Thu, 22 Aug 2019 09:37:20 +0300
Today, Mars is a dry, freezing wasteland with almost no atmosphere, which is not believed to host any liquid water. Generally speaking, it's a pretty inhospitable place. But could it have been different at some time in the past?

Thu, 22 Aug 2019 08:58:26 +0300
More than two thousand military personnel and about 2500 units of military and special equipment, including more than 100 aircraft and helicopters, took part in the exercises.

Thu, 22 Aug 2019 08:46:00 +0300
The phone call between US Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Israeli President Reuven Rivlin came a few days after President Donald Trump claimed that American Jews who vote for Democrats show “either a total lack of knowledge or great disloyalty”.

Thu, 22 Aug 2019 08:37:00 +0300
MOSCOW (Sputnik) - Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif will pay an official visit to Norway on Thursday in the wake of escalation of tensions in the Persian Gulf region.

Thu, 22 Aug 2019 08:30:00 +0300
Here is another gem for your collection of videos featuring cute golden retriever dogs!

Thu, 22 Aug 2019 08:11:46 +0300
The Bavar-373, Iranian version of Russia's S-300 surface-to-air missile system, is a long-range mobile air defence system with a reported maximum range of 200 km, the ability to launch a variety of missile types, and a flight ceiling of up to 27 km.

Thu, 22 Aug 2019 07:28:00 +0300
MOSCOW (Sputnik) - Russia's humanoid robot Fedor was successfully launched into space inside the Soyuz MS-14 vehicle atop the Soyuz-2.1a carrier rocket from the Baikonur Cosmodrome on Thursday, the webcast on the Roscosmos website showed.

Thu, 22 Aug 2019 06:49:05 +0300
MOSCOW (Sputnik) – The United States will take action as appropriate with regard to its drone shot down over Yemen as soon as it scrutinizes facts related to the incident, Defence Secretary Mark Esper said in an interview.

Thu, 22 Aug 2019 06:46:02 +0300
Miley Cyrus was shocked by estranged husband Liam Hemsworth’s decision to officially end their marriage and file for divorce, insiders said on Wednesday.

Thu, 22 Aug 2019 06:42:40 +0300
HBO host Bill Maher ridiculed Rep. Rashida Tlaib on Wednesday, suggesting the freshman congresswoman was childlike for having a “make-go-away” approach to politics after she called for a boycott of his TV show.

Thu, 22 Aug 2019 06:36:41 +0300
WASHINGTON (Sputnik) - The federal government has written off or covered the student loan debt accumulated by 25,000 disabled military veterans, President Donald Trump announced in a presidential memorandum.

Thu, 22 Aug 2019 06:26:23 +0300
Famous actors and musicians, the head of the US Department of Energy, and regular Instagram users have been spreading a hoax memo claiming the company will soon have permission to make deleted photos and messages public and use those posts against them in court.

Thu, 22 Aug 2019 06:23:39 +0300
Russia's uncrewed Soyuz MS-14 spacecraft with Skybot F-850, a humanoid robot formerly known as FEDOR, is scheduled to be launched on Thursday from the Baikonur cosmodrome to the International Space Station (ISS).

Thu, 22 Aug 2019 05:41:02 +0300
MOSCOW (Sputnik) - The United States may create its hypersonic weapons within two years, Secretary of Defence Mark Esper said in an interview.

Thu, 22 Aug 2019 05:26:19 +0300
After years of cuts to local council budgets and criminal neglect of the need for new affordable social housing 585,000 children in England are homeless or at severe risk of homelessness while 120,000 children are being raised in inadequate, cramped and even dangerous temporary accommodation.

Thu, 22 Aug 2019 05:19:24 +0300
TOKYO (Sputnik) – North Korea’s Foreign Ministry said on Thursday it was committed to resolving disagreements through dialogue, noting, however, that Pyongyang was not interested in negotiations accompanied by military threats.

Thu, 22 Aug 2019 05:00:39 +0300
At least eight Bureau of Prisons staffers knew that strict instructions had been given not to leave multimillionaire sex offender Jeffrey Epstein alone in his cell, yet the order was apparently ignored, resulting in his death.

Thu, 22 Aug 2019 04:34:00 +0300
New York City Mayor and presidential candidate Bill de Blasio got some laughs- when a top labor union played his video message to a crowd in Iowa on Wednesday due to a technical malfunction.

Thu, 22 Aug 2019 04:03:45 +0300
Kairi al-Amin, the son of and lawyer for Imam Jamil al-Amin, formerly known as H. Rap Brown, joined Radio Sputnik’s By Any Means Necessary Tuesday to discuss the ongoing injustices in his father’s case and how al-Amin remains a political target decades later.

Thu, 22 Aug 2019 04:02:17 +0300
Following a massive showing by anti-extradition bill protesters over the weekend, the Hong Kong government is now saying they want to open communications, but between the government’s shifty record and explicit pushback against the demands of demonstrators, it’s unclear whether the call will be answered.

Thu, 22 Aug 2019 03:46:53 +0300
MOSCOW (Sputnik) - Greek football fans have attacked Ruptly video news agency's producer on Wednesday, prior to the Olympiacos vs. FC Krasnodar Champions League playoff at Karaiskakis Stadium in the Greek city of Piraeus, the Russian RT broadcaster, which owns the agency, reported.

Thu, 22 Aug 2019 02:37:42 +0300
WASHINGTON (Sputnik) - US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and his Danish counterpart during a phone conversation discussed the possibility of the two countries \"including Greenland\" boosting cooperation in the Arctic, State Department Spokesperson Morgan Ortagus said in a statement.

Thu, 22 Aug 2019 02:17:39 +0300
Chinese tech giant Huawei is facing a “life or death crisis” amid continued pressure from the US government, its founder and CEO told employees in a memo distributed among the networking division on Wednesday.

Thu, 22 Aug 2019 02:05:57 +0300
China’s first domestically built aircraft carrier, the Type 001A, will most likely be in service by the end of this year, according to reports.

Thu, 22 Aug 2019 01:48:42 +0300
As Syrian forces mount a major offensive against Turkish-backed al-Qaeda militias near Idlib, Ankara finds itself in its stickiest political situation in years. Neither Turkey nor the US can win the war any longer, but neither seems willing to surrender control of their occupied territories to Damascus.

Thu, 22 Aug 2019 01:39:57 +0300
US porn star Jenni Lee, who is ranked 119th on Pornhub's list of best porn actresses, was unexpectedly found living in the tunnels beneath the Las Vegas Strip last month among homeless people.

Thu, 22 Aug 2019 01:31:27 +0300
US President Trump has been placing sanctions on Chinese goods and technology purchases in a trade war in an attempt to rebalance trade relations, in which he has accused China of \"cheating\".

Thu, 22 Aug 2019 01:08:17 +0300
ANKARA (Sputnik) - Turkey and the United States are discussing the joint patrolling of the safe zone in northern Syria, which is expected to start in the upcoming weeks, Turkish presidential spokesman Ibrahim Kalin said Wednesday.

Thu, 22 Aug 2019 01:02:01 +0300
The Israel Defense Forces (IDF) fired a number of rockets toward the northern Gaza Strip early on Thursday and reportedly struck multiple military targets in a naval facility belonging to Hamas.

Thu, 22 Aug 2019 00:58:36 +0300
TEL AVIV (Sputnik) - The Israel Defence Forces said on Wednesday that their troops in the occupied Golan Heights accidentally fired at a civilian aircraft after mistaking it for a trespassing Syrian plane.

Thu, 22 Aug 2019 00:55:30 +0300
A plane at California's Oroville Municipal Airport erupted in flames on Wednesday after officials decided to abort takeoff procedures.

Thu, 22 Aug 2019 00:46:59 +0300
E-cigarettes have been considered a safer alternative to smoking conventional cigarettes and have been used to 'vape' both nicotine and THC. However, their actual safety has long been met with scepticism.

Thu, 22 Aug 2019 00:30:00 +0300
Skunk: 1; Officer McGinty: 0

Thu, 22 Aug 2019 00:29:47 +0300
MOSCOW (Sputnik) - The attempts of the new prime minister of the United Kingdom, Boris Johnson, to abolish the backstop solution that entails keeping Northern Ireland in the EU Customs Union make a no-deal Brexit look like the most likely scenario, Ireland's deputy prime minister said, as cited by media on Wednesday.

Thu, 22 Aug 2019 00:24:16 +0300
Texas Senator Ted Cruz has taken on a lot of nicknames during his political career, but he may be able to add “prophet” to the list following the resurfacing of one video clip.

Thu, 22 Aug 2019 00:22:48 +0300
A New Jersey woman was just sitting in her backyard in Bergen County Saturday when Pennywise the clown - yes, the absolutely terrifying character from American supernatural horror film “It,” based on the 1986 novel of the same name by Stephen King - just appeared out of nowhere.

Thu, 22 Aug 2019 00:15:17 +0300
KHARTOUM (Sputnik) - Economist Abdalla Hamdok on Wednesday took the oath of office as the new prime minister of Sudan, Al-Arabiya television reported.

Thu, 22 Aug 2019 00:12:53 +0300
UFOs have been a source of curiosity in the US for years in the region around Roswell and Area 51, which has attracted a lot of attention from conspiracy theorists and UFO fans who suspect it is secretly engrossed in UFO law.

Wed, 21 Aug 2019 23:17:20 +0300
A landing mishap on the USS Abraham Lincoln in the Arabian Sea last week has left five of the ship’s aircraft needing repairs, four of which are F/A-18 E/F Super Hornets.

Wed, 21 Aug 2019 23:09:47 +0300
In an effort to cut down on waste left on Mount Everest and the surrounding area, lawmakers in Nepal’s tourist-heavy rural region of Khumbu Pasang Lhamu have passed legislation banning all single-use plastics.

Wed, 21 Aug 2019 22:51:00 +0300
At least 22 government agencies in Texas were impacted by what appears to be a highly coordinated ransomware attack on their computer networks.

Wed, 21 Aug 2019 22:33:00 +0300
BERLIN (Sputnik) - Progress in implementing the Minsk agreements would help create new conditions for Russia’s return to the G8 format, German Chancellor Angela Merkel said Wednesday.

Wed, 21 Aug 2019 22:30:33 +0300
Tokyo’s 2019 defense white paper calls attention to North Korea successfully miniaturizing a nuclear warhead. While the inclusion reflects increasing Japanese anxieties, it’s likely an attempt to pressure the US into resuming talks with Pyongyang, since Tokyo’s own bilateral summit attempts have so far failed.

Wed, 21 Aug 2019 22:30:00 +0300
Residents of Brazil’s populous São Paulo municipality saw their daytime skies suddenly turn to night on Monday, leaving many wondering whether they were at the doorsteps of an apocalyptic conflict.

Wed, 21 Aug 2019 22:24:34 +0300
Economic uncertainty has seen the pound lose ground against other major currencies due to ongoing uncertainty over the UK's future trading relationship with the European Union while continental European economies have been hit by growing political turmoil and recession fears.

Wed, 21 Aug 2019 22:15:47 +0300
Upsetting fans of “Bottlebots” and the like, YouTube was recently caught removing content depicting fighting robots over claims that the videos violated the company’s policies against displays of animal cruelty.

Wed, 21 Aug 2019 22:11:21 +0300
As authorities searched the facility and seized equipment allegedly used in the mining operation, law enforcement officers speculated that some of the station’s security personnel might have been in on the scheme.

Wed, 21 Aug 2019 22:07:26 +0300
Earlier, senior Pentagon officials mentioned concerns about China's growing diplomatic, economic and military clout around the world, including over Sub-Saharan Africa, where prospective Chinese military bases could “threaten US freedom of manoeuvre” on the continent in the near future.

Wed, 21 Aug 2019 22:05:34 +0300
That’s the spot. Yeah, right there.

Wed, 21 Aug 2019 22:00:00 +0300
US Energy Secretary Rick Perry joined the ranks of the several public figures who recently fell for a previously debunked social media hoax that is reminiscent of chain mail.

Wed, 21 Aug 2019 21:58:26 +0300
DAMASCUS (Sputnik) - The Syrian army has surrounded terrorists in settlements in the north of the Hama province south of the city of Khan Sheikhoun, a local military source said on Wednesday.

Wed, 21 Aug 2019 21:56:48 +0300
A Florida man was charged with possession of ecstasy in Clearwater, Florida. But these were not just regular ecstasy pills: they were orange and in the shape of US President Donald Trump’s face, according to authorities.

Wed, 21 Aug 2019 21:46:17 +0300
Importing both penis- and vagina-shaped sex toys was previously illegal in South Korea, and yet the ban was eventually lifted, a representative of a sex doll import company pointed out.

Wed, 21 Aug 2019 21:43:09 +0300
WASHINGTON (Sputnik) - Two more US armed forces members have been killed on active service in Afghanistan, the Department of Defence announced on Wednesday.

Wed, 21 Aug 2019 21:10:00 +0300
Donald Trump has again spoken out in support of Russia's readmission to the Group of Seven. American researcher and author Dr George Szamuely discussed what impact the US president's words could have on the rest of the G7.

Wed, 21 Aug 2019 21:00:48 +0300
Earlier, a spokesperson for Denmark’s royal family said the royals were ‘surprised’ by President Trump’s decision to postpone his visit to Denmark after Copenhagen refused to consider his bid to ‘buy’ Greenland.

Wed, 21 Aug 2019 20:51:58 +0300
Last month, France approved a 3% tax on the revenues that companies earn from providing digital services to French users.

Wed, 21 Aug 2019 20:47:56 +0300
MOSCOW (Sputnik) - The pirates who abducted eight sailors, including three Russian nationals, off Cameroon's coast last week permitted the captain of the vessel to make contact with an outside party, a source in the company said.

Wed, 21 Aug 2019 20:33:16 +0300
The singer insisted that she cannot blame her childhood, and that one has to “hurt in this world” because “hurting, loving and accepting” is “what our emotional world lays on”.

Wed, 21 Aug 2019 20:29:10 +0300
WASHINGTON (Sputnik) - US President Donald Trump told reporters on Wednesday that his administration is seriously considering ending birthright citizenship in order to deter migrants from coming to the United States.

Wed, 21 Aug 2019 20:29:03 +0300
In the course of the Scottish independence campaign I was privileged to be invited to, and able to, address 121 public meetings and rallies in the ten-month period between December 2013 and the fateful referendum day of 18th September 2014.

Wed, 21 Aug 2019 20:27:00 +0300
A blogger with a record-breaking number of followers PewDiePie recently denied rumours of him quitting the platform, and a new video made together with his now-wife Marzia Bisognin has comforted fans.

Wed, 21 Aug 2019 19:59:41 +0300
MOSCOW, (Sputnik) - A malfunction was detected in the hydraulic system of Airbus A-340 government aircraft on Tuesday evening, according to the Spiegel Online news website. Thus, the minister had to use an A-310 reserve aircraft, though he departed without delay.

Wed, 21 Aug 2019 19:55:29 +0300
New Delhi (Sputnik): The decision of the Allahabad High Court in Uttar Pradesh to ban DJs across the state comes ahead of the festive season, when sound pollution is generally at its highest.

Wed, 21 Aug 2019 19:38:12 +0300
New Delhi (Sputnik): India’s former Finance and Home Minister Palaniappan Chidambaram, was taken into custody after warrants for his arrest were issued by two national investigative agencies - the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) and the economic intelligence agency, Enforcement Directorate (ED) - on 20 August.

Wed, 21 Aug 2019 19:37:38 +0300
While the company that makes the cooling vests does not have any official contracts with the US military, a spokesperson for the US Army revealed that soldiers were known to purchase this type of gear in an individual capacity.

Wed, 21 Aug 2019 19:37:05 +0300
Boris Johnson arrived to Germany on Wednesday for his first foreign trip since becoming British prime minister, where British PM and German Chancellor Angela Merkel discussed the possibility of Britain’s negotiated departure from the EU, despite stalemate over Irish backstop solution.

Wed, 21 Aug 2019 19:00:00 +0300
The kayakers were out between Miners Beach and Mosquito Beach at Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore, Michigan, sailing near cliffs that can reach up to 200 feet high.

Wed, 21 Aug 2019 18:57:26 +0300
Earlier this week, German Chancellor Angela Merkel said that the EU would consider 'practical solutions' for the post-Brexit Irish border issue with the United Kingdom.

Wed, 21 Aug 2019 18:47:31 +0300
Earlier, after Sunday's test of a treaty-violating missile at a US test range in California, Russia and China formally requested a UN Security Council meeting to discuss Washington's plans to test and deploy new medium-range ground-based missiles.

Wed, 21 Aug 2019 18:43:28 +0300
Using advanced processing techniques, the research team found ten times as many earthquakes in a particular area in California as had been previously observed. Many of them were so weak that they couldn’t be identified in real time, but they can crucially often foreshadow a major quake.

Wed, 21 Aug 2019 18:30:54 +0300
British Prime Minister Boris Johnson and his German counterpart Angela Merkel will hold talks today, regarding the UK’s impending departure from the EU. But will Germany’s very own iron lady be pleased by the former Mayor of London’s demands to remove the Irish backstop from any potential Brexit deal?

Wed, 21 Aug 2019 18:30:35 +0300
New Delhi (Sputnik): The Indian film industry has taken to social media with #WhyTheGap to spread awareness about the struggles faced by the country’s underprivileged children.

Wed, 21 Aug 2019 18:28:46 +0300
The difficulties surrounding the ownership of Spider-Man are the result of Marvel selling the film rights to the character when it faced bankruptcy in the 1990s. A deal was made prior to the release of 'Civil War' to use Spider-Man in the MCU with Sony receiving all of the box office profits from the films.

Wed, 21 Aug 2019 18:20:01 +0300
UK hospices support over 200,000 people with \"terminal or life-limiting conditions\" every year, the UK government wrote, adding that the additional funding would help \"tens of thousands\" of family members seeking bereavement support.

Wed, 21 Aug 2019 18:16:48 +0300
New Delhi (Sputnik): When asked what Hollywood can take from Bollywood, one of the highest-paid actresses in the Indian film industry, Deepika, expressed her concerns over the lack of diversity in Hollywood.

Wed, 21 Aug 2019 18:14:58 +0300
The two presidents are expected to discuss a variety of issues pertaining to bilateral cooperation, focusing on international and regional issues, as well as ties between Russia and the EU.

Wed, 21 Aug 2019 18:12:27 +0300
According to the ministry, the pilot of the vehicle died in the incident, adding that his body was found near the crash site.

Wed, 21 Aug 2019 18:09:13 +0300
Since the beginning of the Industrial Revolution, mankind has been intend on taking on bigger and bigger civil engineering projects. Motorways, railways, bridges and tunnels have spread from Europe and North America to Asia and now Africa and Latin America.

Wed, 21 Aug 2019 17:58:09 +0300
The spamming of the veteran Hollywood action star, currently promoting his new movie ‘Rambo: Last Blood’, follows a similar trolling campaign against Lady Gaga and Leonardo DiCaprio earlier this year.

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