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 2021-09-20 12:44 

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What Does the Future Hold for Prince Andrew?...

The Duke of York is being sued in the US for allegedly sexually assaulting Virginia Roberts Giuffre while she was under the age of 18. The woman claims the British royal knew everything about Epstein's "sex-trafficking operation" she was a par...

 2021-09-20 12:36 

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Elysee Palace: US Never Mentioned AUKUS and Never Answered France's Questions...

Paris's relations with its American, British and Australian allies took a major hit in the wake of the three countries' 15 September announcement that they would be creating a new trilateral security pact. The agreement led Canberra to cancel a de...

 2021-09-20 12:35 

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Canada's National Election Day Begins as Polls Open in Newfoundland, Labrador...

WASHINGTON (Sputnik) - Canada's national election day got underway on Monday, with voters in the province of Newfoundland and Labrador being the first to head to the polls....

 2021-09-20 12:30 

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Iranian Commander Says US' 'Humiliating Escape' From Afghanistan Lesson for Dependent Allies...

Afghanistan's Western-backed government crumbled just four months after President Joe Biden announced that American forces would be withdrawing from the country following nearly 20 years of war, and less than two weeks after the Taliban* began a serie...

 2021-09-20 12:30 

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India's Top Sikh Organisation Suspects Attack on Washington Worship House is Racial...

The Khalsa Gurmat Center, a Sikh house of worship and a place where the community is able to gather in the town of Federal Way, Washington state, was ransacked and burgled on Friday. It said that its main hall and prayer area have been damaged, windows br...

 2021-09-20 12:21 

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'Disappointed' Senate Dems Blocked From Attaching Immigration Reform to Biden's Massive Budget Bill...

The Senate Parliamentarian's ruling comes as Democratic leaders will need to recruit every vote in Congress from their party to approve President Joe Biden's massive 10-year social spending bill, with moderate senators Joe Manchin and Krysten Sine...

 2021-09-20 12:16 

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It's a Girl: Compromised Royal, Prince Andrew, Welcomes New Grandchild...

Buckingham Palace stated on Monday that both the mother and her child are doing well, and the parents are looking forward to introducing their daughter to her big brother Christopher Woolf....

 2021-09-20 11:52 

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Election Commission: United Russia Ahead With 49.82% in Parliamentary Vote as 99% of Ballots Counted...

MOSCOW (Sputnik) - The United Russia ruling party retains lead in the parliamentary elections with 49.82%, followed by the Communist Party of the Russian Federation (CPRF) with 19% and the Liberal Democratic Party of Russia with 7.49%, according to data f...

 2021-09-20 11:49 

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UK Crisis: Why Are Gas Prices Surging, Leading To Massive Spike In Cost Of Energy To British Homes?...

The supply of electricity and gas was the responsibility of the state until 1986 when Margaret Thatcher privatised British Gas. Four years later the rest of the electricity industry was privatised and now there are dozens of companies providing energy to ...

 2021-09-20 11:30 

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Poland to Boost Defence on Border With Belarus by 500 More Troops...

WARSAW (Sputnik) - Poland will send 500 more soldiers to guard the border with Belarus, the Minister of Internal Affairs and Administration Mariusz Kaminski said on Monday....

 2021-09-20 11:24 

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One Person Killed, Four Injured in Freight Trains Collision in Guinea, Reports Say - Photos...

MOSCOW (Sputnik) - One person was killed and four others wounded, as two freight trains belonging to Compagnie des Bauxites de Kindia (a subsidiary of Russian aluminium company Rusal) collided in Guinea, Guinee7 news outlet reported on Monday....

 2021-09-20 11:23 

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Iran Dismisses NYT's Account of Mossad Assassination of Nuclear Scientist as Just 'Newspaper Report'...

Iranian nuclear scientist Dr. Mohsen Fakhrizadeh was killed about 175 km east of Tehran on 27 November 2020, with Tehran blaming Israel, acting in concert with a local terror group, for the murder. Israel has been accused of targeting over half-a-dozen Ir...

 2021-09-20 11:20 

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Labour MP Seeks Party Position Clarity Over Transgender Issues Amid Online Threats...

The Canterbury MP, Duffield believes that biological females should be protected in spaces such as domestic violence refuges and prisons, with access barred to biological males....

 2021-09-20 11:16 

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Kosovo Bars Serbian-Registered Vehicles From Entering...

BELGRADE (Sputnik) - The self-proclaimed republic of Kosovo on Monday officially barred vehicles carrying Serbian license plates from entering what Serbia considers its breakaway region....

 2021-09-20 11:15 

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Boris Johnson to Face-Off with Amazon Founder Jeff Bezos Over E-Commerce Giant's Low UK Tax Payments...

Amazon's relatively low tax bill in the UK has been a contentious issue for years. As online sales soared, driven by the COVID-19 restrictions adopted in 2020, the company nevertheless displayed a tax-to-turnover ratio of just 0.37 percent....

 2021-09-20 11:04 

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All About Decision Making: PSG's Pochettino Explains Why He Substituted Messi During Match With Lyon...

Speaking about the decisions that have to be made during the game, Pochettino remarked that "sometimes these choices pay off and sometimes they don't"....

 2021-09-20 11:02 

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India: 19-Party Alliance Begin Countrywide Protests Against Narendra Modi Government...

The opposition parties, led by Congress, are also planning to organise a 'Bharat Bandh' (nationwide shutdown) on 27 September. The alliance is protesting against the record cooking oil, cooking gas, petrol and diesel prices, as well as the debacle...

 2021-09-20 10:51 

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Former UK Prime Minister Urges Rich Nations to Send COVID-19 Vaccines to Poor Countries...

LONDON (Sputnik) Former UK Prime Minister Gordon Brown, recently appointed goodwill ambassador for global health financing by the World Health Organisation (WHO), urged rich countries on Monday to share their surplus doses of COVID-19 vaccines with low-in...

 2021-09-20 10:40 

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Alia Bhatt's New Ad Stirs Uproar for Painting Hindu Ritual 'Kanyadaan' as 'Regressive'...

'Kanyadaan' is a Hindu wedding ritual that signifies the official approval of the bride's father, as he gives his daughter away to the groom, requesting that he accept her as his equal partner....

 2021-09-20 10:36 

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North Korea Calls AUKUS Submarine Deal 'Dangerous Act' Fueling Arms Race...

Moscow (Sputnik) - North Korea considers "dangerous" the US decision to provide Australia with nuclear submarines according to AUKUS security pact, as it violates the strategic balance in the Asia-Pacific region and triggers a nuclear arms race, a...

 2021-09-20 10:16 

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Hotel Rwanda Hero Convicted of Terrorism Charges After Being 'Kidnapped' From Dubai...

In April 1994, a plane carrying Rwanda's President Juvenal Habyarimana - from the Hutu tribe - was shot down by a missile near the capital, Kigali. Hutu extremists used it as an excuse to launch a genocide against the Tutsi minority, killing around 80...

 2021-09-20 10:08 

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Boeing Beings Probe After Empty Tequila Bottles Found Aboard Air Force One Plane Under Construction...

The US aerospace giant is already facing mounting scrutiny over cost overruns and delays in the production of two Boeing 747-8 aircraft for the commander in chief, with their original $3.9 billion price tag increasing by at least $500 million, and the tim...

 2021-09-20 09:59 

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Cristiano Ronaldo Reacts to Manchester United's Win Over West Ham: 'Let's Go, Devils!'...

Cristiano Ronaldo's return to Old Trafford has powered them to a superb start in the 2021-22 edition of the Premier League. The Red Devils are currently third in the standings behind Chelsea and Liverpool, but the three teams are tied on 13 points....

 2021-09-20 09:55 

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'Smacks of Racism': Anger in India as UK Refuses to Relax Rules for Those Vaccinated With Covishield...

Covishield, Covaxin and Russia's Sputnik V are the three vaccines being administered in India. Although Covishield uses the same technology as Vaxzevria (also developed by British-Swedish firm AstraZeneca), the final product is not exactly the same du...

 2021-09-20 09:43 

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Elon Musk Favours 'Some Amount' of Space Cooperation With China...

MOSCOW (Sputnik) - SpaceX founder Elon Musk said that the United States should be more open to the idea of cooperating with China on space programs, adding that he favours a modicum of cooperation with the East Asian nation....

 2021-09-20 09:38 

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EU Will Not Renegotiate Irish Protocol, but Ready to Engage With Britain, Senior Diplomat Says...

The UK seeks a "real negotiation between us and the EU" to resolve the stalemate over the Northern Ireland (NI) protocol, while the EU appears determined to stick to its guns....

 2021-09-20 09:31 

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AOC Lambasted for 'Being Waited on by Masked Slaves' as Fury Around 'Tax the Rich' Dress Continues...

New York congresswoman and self-described socialist Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez has been in hot water following her infamous outing at the 2021 Met Gala, where she appeared in a luxurious white dress featuring the slogan 'Tax the Rich' written all ov...

 2021-09-20 09:28 

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Trump Reportedly Looking to Depose 'Very Bad for Republican Party' Senate GOP Leader Mitch McConnell...

There has been a growing rift between the two most senior Republicans ex-President Donald Trump and Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, since the GOP lost the White House and control of the Senate in the wake of the 2020 elections....

 2021-09-20 08:55 

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Putin Offers Deep Condolences to Relatives of Perm University Shooting Victims, Kremlin Says...

MOSCOW (Sputnik) - Russian President Vladimir Putin deeply condoles with the relatives of the victims of Monday's shooting at the university in Perm, Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov said on Monday....

 2021-09-20 08:39 

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Australia Trade Minister Looks Forward to Meeting With French Colleagues Amid Sub Deal Row...

MOSCOW (Sputnik) - Australian Trade Minister Dan Tehan said on Monday he was happy to meet with his French colleagues to discuss the reasons as to why Australia decided to pull away from the $66 billion contract with Paris on the purchase of French submar...

 2021-09-20 08:38 

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Volcano Eruption on Spanish Island of La Palma Forcing Evacuations...

Earlier on Sunday, the Volcanology Institute of the Canaries (INVOLCAN) confirmed that a volcano had started erupting on the Spanish island of La Palma....

 2021-09-20 08:06 

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Men Sleep Worse During Waxing Moon, Women Unaffected Study...

One hypothesis concerns the amount of sunlight that is reflected from the moon around the time when people usually go to bed. Men's brains are suggested to be more receptive to ambient light conditions than women's....

 2021-09-20 07:58 

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Emmy Awards 2021: Big Winners, 'Hollywood's Most Hated Man' and #SoWhite Controversy...

The Academy of Television Arts & Sciences made its choice on Sunday, with Netflix's 'The Crown' series scoring eight major wins....

 2021-09-20 07:30 

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India: Uproar Over Arrest of BJP's Kirit Somaiya in Maharashtra For Accusing Minister of Corruption...

BJP senior leader and former parliamentarian Kirit Somaiya on 13 September accused Maharashtra state minister Hasan Mushrif of indulging in corruption and involvement in a money laundering scam case, allegations dismissed as baseless by the latter....

 2021-09-20 07:10 

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Finnish PM Embroiled in Product Placement Controversy Over Instagram Story...

While a casual video by Sanna Marin raised questions about the appropriateness of high-ranking public officials engaging in what may be seen as concealed advertising, her office strongly denied the prime minister was doing paid collaborations and insisted...

 2021-09-20 07:05 

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Gunman Opens Fire at Russia's Perm State University...

Police arrived on the scene of the shooting at the state university in Perm, Russia....

 2021-09-20 06:27 

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Canada Set to Deliver Verdict in Testy Vote as PM's Cakewalk Becomes Nail-Biter...

TORONTO (Sputnik) Canada will choose its next government on Monday, putting an end to an inflammatory campaign in which Liberal Party leader Justin Trudeau was expected to coast to a majority government but finds himself in a tight race as voters head to ...

 2021-09-20 06:17 

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Taliban Order Women Working in Kabul to Stay at Home, Interim Mayor Says...

MOSCOW (Sputnik) - Women working in Kabul at positions that can be easily filled by men should no longer report for work, the capital's interim mayor Hamdullah Namony said....

 2021-09-20 06:12 

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Sweden Raises Taxes to Finance Largest Military Investment in Modern Times...

The build-up, which at the current stage includes new dragoon, amphibious and artillery regiments spanning across the country, implies a 40-percent hike in military expenditures. To partially finance it, the Swedish government has announced new tobacco an...

 2021-09-20 06:01 

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BoJo Vows UK's 'Ineradicable' Love of France in Bid to Mend Fences Amid Diplomatic Row Over AUKUS...

The announcement of the new defence partnership between the US, the UK, and Australia - AUKUS - on Wednesday, had been slammed by France as a "stab in the back", as it led to the scrapping of a multi-billion-dollar order to build conventionally-po...

 2021-09-20 06:00 

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Britain Considers Offering Loans to Energy Firms Amid Dramatic Hike in Gas Prices - Report...

Earlier, the UK government held talks with representatives from the energy industry amid fears that the surging wholesale gas prices could impact both households and businesses, with business secretary Kwasi Kwarteng conceding that some companies were fac...

 2021-09-20 05:29 

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Russia's Ruling Party Ahead in Parliamentary Vote With Over 48%, Election Commission Says...

MOSCOW (Sputnik) - The United Russia ruling party is in the lead in the State Duma election with 48.46 percent, according to data from the Russian Central Election Commission released after more than 70 percent of the ballots were counted....

 2021-09-20 04:30 

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Not in the Mood: Golden Retriever Does Not Want to Cuddle...

It would be a mistake to think that our pets are always ready to communicate - either with us or with other dogs or cats....

 2021-09-20 04:28 

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Chinese Observers Give Positive Assessment of Russian State Duma Election...

MOSCOW (Sputnik) - Chinese diplomats who observed the Russian parliamentary election have given a positive assessment of the vote, praising the organizers for their innovative and transparent approach, the Chinese Embassy in Russia says....

 2021-09-20 03:45 

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Musk Adds Another Joke to Joe Biden's 'Sleepy' Issue, When Asked About 'Inspiration4' Flight...

On Sunday, the first non-professional space mission, the Inspiration4, was successfully completed after the Crew Dragon spacecraft, with billionaire Jared Isaacman and three other civilian astronauts spent three days in orbit. The mission was reportedly t...

 2021-09-20 03:16 

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Khamenei Appoints New Head of Iranian Air Force...

The Supreme Leader of Iran thanked Brigadier General Aziz Nasirzadeh, who will leave the post after he was appointed as vice-chief of staff of the Islamic republic's Armed Forces....

 2021-09-20 03:16 

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Wait, Again? New Photo of Trudeau Wearing Blackface Emerges on Social Media...

It appears that the embarrassing blackface and brownface scandal will long ghost the Canadian premier, who is now facing a snap election he called in August in the hopes of his Liberal Party winning a majority in the House of Commons....

 2021-09-20 02:41 

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'Duty of Care': Texas Doctor Performs Abortion Past 6-Week Law to Protest State's 'Heartbeat Bill'...

The much-debated Texas abortion law, adopted on the 1st of September, makes the termination of pregnancy after six weeks unlawful, and asks Lone Star state residents to sue those who violate the regulation by offering a $10,000 reward....

 2021-09-20 02:02 

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'Get Off Back Foot': Prince Andrew Mulls Dismissing His Legal Team Over Reputational Damage - Report...

Earlier, Prince Andrew reportedly pleaded with his team to issue a statement disputing American Virginia Roberts Giuffre's accusations after she filed a legal action last month. The embattled UK royal's legal team reportedly overruled the request ...

 2021-09-20 01:48 

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Check Out Winners of 73rd Emmy Awards...

A "limited audience of nominees and their guests" were allowed to attend the ceremony in real life, after last year's Emmys were held virtually due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic....

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