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 2019-12-12 03:17 

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NASA Identifies Near-Collision Asteroid to Fly Past Earth on Friday the 13th...

NASA has been monitoring an asteroid which maintains an orbit around various bodies in the solar system and consistently passes through Earth's orbit with the sun. 13 near-Earth objects in total are expected to fly past Earth in December of this year....

 2019-12-12 03:16 

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Iraqi Parliament Postpones Voting on Law on Early Election Reports...

MOSCOW (Sputnik) The Iraqi parliament decided to postpone the voting on a law on an early general election, media reported....

 2019-12-12 03:07 

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'Keanu Reeves Day': John Wick 4 and Matrix 4 Get Same Release Date...

In 2021 we will be able to witness two films starring 'breathtaking9; Keanu Reeves premiering in one weekend, according to information from the studios....

 2019-12-12 03:07 

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US Aviation Authority Admits Mistake Made on Boeing 737 Max Approval...

WASHINGTON (Sputnik) - The head of US aviation confirmed to Congress that the agency made a mistake in allowing the Boeing 737 Max planes to fly after a 2018 crash....

 2019-12-12 03:02 

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Modi Celebrates New Citizenship Bill Passing Through Indian Upper Chamber Amid Protests...

NEW DELHI (Sputnik) - Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday welcomed the decision of the upper chamber of the federal parliament to approve a controversial bill on simplifying the naturalization process for religious refugees from neighbouring ...

 2019-12-12 02:56 

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Egypt's Antiquities Ministry Says Statue of Pharaoh Ramesses II Discovered in Giza...

CAIRO (Sputnik) Egyptian archaeologists have found the upper part of the statue of Pharaoh Ramesses II in the city of Giza not far from the Temple of Ptah, the national Ministry of Antiquities said....

 2019-12-12 02:52 

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'How Do You Get Headline Like That?': Lindsey Graham Lashes Out at Media Coverage of IG Report...

Republican Sen. Lindsey Graham, chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee, slammed the media's takeaways from Justice Department Inspector General Michael Horowitz's recently released Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA) report....

 2019-12-12 02:21 

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'Universal Lego Sorting Machine' Made Out of Lego Uses AI to Recognise Bricks - Video...

Almost everybody had Lego toys at their homes when they were children, and even a lot of adults are big fans of these extremely popular constructor toys made of plastic bricks. Unfortunately, Lego details have always tended to make a mess in the room. But...

 2019-12-12 02:14 

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Israel's Knesset Dissolves, Election Set For 2 March 2020...

Israel is now heading for its third general election within a year - an unprecedented situation for the country....

 2019-12-12 01:35 

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Canadian Cannabis Sales Hit $690Mln Since Legalisation - Federal Stats Agency...

TORONTO (Sputnik) - Canadian sales of cannabis amounted to nearly $690 million since the recreation drug was legalised last October, Statistics Canada said in a report....

 2019-12-12 01:32 

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US Treasury Dept Says National Budget Deficit Nears $210Bln in First Month of Fiscal Year 2020...

WASHINGTON (Sputnik) - The US monthly budget deficit hit nearly $210 billion in the first month of the fiscal year, Treasury Department data revealed....

 2019-12-12 01:28 

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Twitter CEO Sets Up Research Team to Create Decentralized Social Media...

Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey announced Tuesday the company is funding a new research team that will develop an "open and decentralized standard for social media" and address some of the current problems with the platform....

 2019-12-12 01:10 

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Clashes Between Followers of Shia Parties, Police Taking Place in Downtown Beirut...

BEIRUT (Sputnik) Lebanese police are clashing on Thursday with followers of the Shia parties, trying to prevent them from coming to the squares of Downtown Beirut, occupied by peaceful protesters, eyewitnesses told Sputnik from the site....

 2019-12-12 00:58 

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'Beavis and Butthead': Ted Cruz Tears into FBI, Department of Justice Conducting Russian Probe...

Texas Sen. Ted Cruz on Wednesday slammed the FBI agents and Justice Department officials who conducted the Russia probe, comparing them to buffoonish cartoon characters....

 2019-12-12 00:57 

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US Justice Dept Says NCR Corporation Agrees to Pay $245 Million for Polluting River in Michigan...

WASHINGTON (Sputnik) - NCR Corporation agreed to pay $245 million to clean pollution from the Kalamazoo River in the US state of Michigan, the Justice Department said in a press release....

 2019-12-12 00:54 

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'Full-Blown Hearings' in Senate Could Benefit Trump, Hurt Dems Before 2020 Election...

Though Republicans are reportedly weighing the option of completely nixing witnesses from a prospective impeachment trial in an effort to prevent a drawn-out battle in the Senate for both themselves and US President Donald Trump, one expert tells Sputnik ...

 2019-12-12 00:43 

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Watchdog-Cutting US Energy Dept 'In Alternative Reality' as Nuclear Incidents Rise...

Despite the fact that there are strict rules for the disposal of radioactive nuclear waste, the US Department of Energy's Los Alamos National Laboratory recently lost track of 250 barrels of it. It isn't the only recent nuclear problem, Kevin Kamp...

 2019-12-12 00:24 

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White House Executive Order Applies Civil Rights Act to Punish Anti-Semitic Hate - Trump...

WASHINGTON (Sputnik) - A new White House Executive Order mandates the application of Title VI of the 1964 Civil Rights Act to all groups and institutions purveying anti-Semitic hate, President Donald Trump announced....

 2019-12-12 00:12 

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North Carolina Police Seize $3 Million in Cash Found in Barrels of Raw Pork...

"It's one of the largest US currency seizures in Cleveland County history", Sheriff Alan Norman said regarding the incident....

 2019-12-12 00:11 

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Joe Biden Aides Hint That He May Serve Just a Single Term as President - Report...

As the Democratic primaries are in full swing in the run up to the first round of voting in February of 2020, frontrunner Joe Biden is attempting to solidify his base of support and win over younger voters who are inclined towards newer and more left-lean...

 2019-12-12 00:09 

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Cuteness Overloaded: Charming Little Corgi Rolling on Floor...

Have you ever heard the popular song with the lyrics "they see me rollin', they hatin'?" It looks like the little corgi from the video knows this song too, as it rolling on the floor, of course, but there is no talk of hatred....

 2019-12-12 00:05 

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Mark Esper Says US Considering Troop Reductions in Afghanistan...

WASHINGTON (Sputnik) - The US military is considering scaling down its presence in Afghanistan with increased emphasis on counterterrorism operations, Joint Chiefs of Staff chairman Mark Milley and Defence Secretary Mark Esper said in a hearing on Wednesd...

 2019-12-11 23:33 

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Two Rockets Fell Near Baghdad International Airport Security Services...

BAGHDAD (Sputnik) Two rockets fell near the Baghdad International Airport on late Wednesday, the Iraqi security services said....

 2019-12-11 23:26 

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Ukraine's Emergency Service Says Death Toll From Fire at Odessa College Rises to 13...

KIEV (Sputnik) - The number of those who died after a fire at a college in the southern Ukrainian city of Odessa has increased to 13 people, the national State Emergency Service said on Wednesday....

 2019-12-11 23:00 

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IG Report Limited by 'Very Narrow' Bias Definition, Missed 'Poisonous Atmosphere' Behind Russiagate...

Justice Department Inspector General Michael Horowitz just barely "lifted up the blanket" covering the origins of Russiagate, but US Attorney John Durham's wide-ranging report will remove the whole blanket, exposing the Russophobic paranoia be...

 2019-12-11 22:55 

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US House Passes $738Bln 2020 Defence Spending Bill...

WASHINGTON (Sputnik) - The US House of Representatives has passed the 2020 National Defence Authorisation Act (NDAA) that includes provisions stipulating sanctions against Russia and Turkey....

 2019-12-11 22:51 

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Canada Federal Court Sides With Bank Staffer Who Says He Was Denied Promotion Because He Wasn't Gay...

The Federal Court of Canada has ruled that the Canadian Human Rights Commission improperly dismissed Aaren Jagadeesh's discrimination complaint based on sexual orientation, as the defendant claimed he was not promoted because he wasn't gay or bi....

 2019-12-11 22:50 

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Half of Canadians Say Government Should Not Have Arrested Huawei CFO Meng - Poll...

TORONTO (Sputnik) - Half of Canadians say that Canada should not have arrested Chinese tech giant Huawei's Chief Financial Officer Meng Wanzhou last December at the request of the United States, a new Angus Reid poll reveal on Thursday....

 2019-12-11 22:45 

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US Man Successfully Registers Beehive as Service Animal...

In an effort to prove that it's too simple to register a service animal in the US, Arizona man David Keller successfully registered a beehive for the title....

 2019-12-11 22:30 

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Traffic Jam! Mountain Goats Block Wyoming Road...

A crew of mountain goats in Snake River Canyon, Wyoming, decided to bring about some minor havoc on local residents during their Monday commute by creating an obstacle course on the road....

 2019-12-11 22:27 

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US Military Evacuate 300 Relatives of Daesh Militants From Syrian Camp to Iraq - Reports...

DAMASCUS (Sputnik) - The US military evacuated about 300 family members of militants of the Daesh* terrorist group from the Al-Hawl camp in northern Syria to Iraq, Syrian state television reported on Wednesday....

 2019-12-11 22:23 

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Deadline Passes for Israeli Lawmakers, Voters Set to Head to Polls in New Year...

The Knesset's failure to nominate a candidate for prime minister has prompted the dissolution of its 22nd convocation and triggered what will be the country's third round of voting in less than a year....

 2019-12-11 22:04 

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Hollywood's Weinstein Reportedly Reaches Tentative $25 Million Settlement With Accusers...

Former Hollywood mogul Harvey Weinstein and the board of his now-bankrupt production company have reportedly reached a $25 million settlement with more than 30 women who have accused Weinstein of sexual harassment and assault....

 2019-12-11 21:55 

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US Cybersecurity Firm Accuses DPRK Hackers of Partnering With 'Russian Botnet Operation'...

A new cybersecurity report asserts that North Korea-based hackers belonging to Lazarus Group have recently teamed up with the "most resourceful Russian botnet operation on the landscape."...

 2019-12-11 21:13 

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Putin, Erdogan Call for Greater Anti-Terrorism Effort in Syria...

MOSCOW (Sputnik) - Russian President Vladimir Putin and Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan spoke in favour of stepping up efforts to combat terrorism in Syria, including in Idlib province, during phone talks on Wednesday, Kremlin's press service r...

 2019-12-11 21:08 

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Chilean Air Force Discovers Debris Believed to be From Missing C-130 Aircraft...

Chilean officials announced Wednesday afternoon they had located debris from a Chilean Air Force C-130 transport that disappeared the previous day while bound for Antarctica....

 2019-12-11 21:08 

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Mi-28 Military Helicopter Crashes in Russia, Two Crew Members Died...

The crash was probably caused either by a pilot's mistake, or by a technical failure, the military source said....

 2019-12-11 21:00 

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Pentagon Makes Developing 'Three to Five' Anti-Drone Systems 'Top Priority' for 2020...

The US Defense Department is making drone defense systems a "top priority" in 2020, with a top Pentagon official saying they hope to produce "three to five" counter-drone systems for various service branches....

 2019-12-11 20:43 

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Turkey Deports 2 Militants From Germany Back to Home Country - Interior Ministry...

ANKARA (Sputnik) - Turkey has deported to Germany two of its citizens accused of terrorism, the country's Interior Ministry announced on Wednesday....

 2019-12-11 20:40 

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US Federal Reserve Holds Rates Steady After 3 Prior Cuts for 2019...

WASHINGTON (Sputnik) - The Federal Reserve has ended US interest rate cuts after three reductions this year, saying in a statement on Wednesday that strong economic and labor market conditions supported the decision....

 2019-12-11 20:39 

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Best Friend Vibes: Cat Takes Care of American Bully Dog, Washing It...

American Bullies are big and strong dogs. However, even they need help sometimes, like the doggo from the video, which broke into a smile while its fluffy friend washed its head....

 2019-12-11 20:02 

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Boris Johnson, Jeremy Corbyn Hold Rallies Ahead of UK General Election - Video...

On 12 December voters in the UK will go to the polls as Prime Minister Boris Johnson seeks a crucial victory which would allow him to push ahead with his Brexit deal....

 2019-12-11 20:00 

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US Reportedly Found 300 Dead Bodies of Immigrants Along US-Mexico Border in 2019...

A recent report on forthcoming government data revealed that at least 300 dead bodies of individuals believed to be US-bound immigrants were found along the country's southern border with Mexico....

 2019-12-11 19:52 

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Arctic Surface Temperatures in 2019 Second Warmest Ever Recorded Since 1900...

A report published Tuesday by the US National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) reveals that Arctic surface temperatures this year were the second warmest on record since 1900....

 2019-12-11 19:22 

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After Banning Transfer, Pentagon Makes Plans for Buying F-35s Once Destined for Turkey...

US defense leaders and lawmakers are making plans for what to do with the six F-35As already built for Turkey, now that it seems certain Ankara will never be allowed to buy them. Millions of dollars are being set aside to store the advanced jets, which th...

 2019-12-11 19:03 

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Rude Awakening: Naked Model Reportedly Faces Armed Robber at Her Home...

The perpetrator apparently ended up fleeing the model's residence after discovering that her safe, which she opened as per his demands, turned out to be empty....

 2019-12-11 19:00 

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Several US Military Base Workers Arrested, Charged in Okinawa Marijuana Ring...

At least three American workers affiliated with US military bases and one minor from the US have been charged with marijuana-related offenses following the bust of a weed ring allegedly orchestrated by a former Japanese town councillor....

 2019-12-11 19:00 

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Dynamic Husky-Monkey Duo Roams the Streets of Trinidad...

A jogger from Whiteland, Trinidad, recently managed to capture on film an unlikely pair of friends - a husky and a monkey - who evaded him for several months during his runs around the community....

 2019-12-11 19:00 

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Target in Sight: US Army Successfully Tests Lockheed Precision Strike Missile...

The US Army moved one step closer to the finish line of its Precision Strike Missile (PrSM) program on Tuesday after officials were able to successfully test-fire a prototype missile developed by aerospace and defense company Lockheed Martin....

 2019-12-11 18:57 

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'Burn it!': Nude Painting of Mexican Revolutionary in Heels Sparks Protests - Photo...

A new exhibit displaying a portrait of a leading Mexican revolutionary has been met with protests by locals who claim that the painting of Emiliano Zapata striking an unconventional pose is offensive and denigrating....

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