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 2022-12-01 14:42 

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Osama Bin Laden Tested Chemical Weapons on My Puppies, Son Says...

Toxic parents may inflict severe psychological trauma on their children, but for Omar bin Laden, the eldest son of former terrorist 1, this is especially true. His upbringing reportedly consisted not only of beatings and desert survival courses....

 2022-12-01 14:29 

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Africa's First Humanoid Robot 'Omeife' to Be Unveiled in Nigeria...

Powered by locally-developed AI algorithms, the robot is reported to be able to switch between eight popular languages in the continent: English, Arabic, French, Kiswahili, Pidgin, Wazobia, Afrikaans, and Igbo. It can also interact with well-known gesture...

 2022-12-01 14:21 

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Indo-Russian Fair in Kerala to Cement 'Bridge of Friendship' Through Tourism...

Touted to be 'God's own country', India's Kerala state has become a hot travel destination, drawing around 35,000 Russians annually before the pandemic....

 2022-12-01 14:02 

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When Weather Goes Grinch: Christmas Trees' Prices Expected to Go Up in US Due to Drought...

With drought affecting the yield of tree farms where Christmas trees are being grown, prices on this commodity are expected to increase by as much as 20 percent....

 2022-12-01 13:55 

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As Late Queen's Lady-in-Waiting Resigns, What Other Racism Claims Have Plagued British Royals?...

The British royal family is no stranger to controversy, especially around the subjects of race and the UK's colonial history. Now a new scandal has revived the issues just months into the reign of King Charles III....

 2022-12-01 13:34 

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India Backs Russia's G20 Participation, Rejects West's Call for Boycott...

As India assumed the G20 presidency on Monday, Prime Minister Modi said that "depoliticizing" fertilizer and food supply chains are the priority for New Delhi....

 2022-12-01 13:23 

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Ramaphosa's Q&A Parliament Session Deferred as President Considering Content of Phala Phala Report...

Cyril Ramaphosa was accused of hiding the fact that the equivalent of $4 mln in allegedly illegal money was stolen from his game farm. However, the president stated that his cattle business was his source of the cash....

 2022-12-01 13:22 

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England Cricket Team Shatters 112-Year-Old World Record...

England has been the dominant force in cricket across formats of late. They are the reigning ODI and T20I champions and are ranked No.3 in Tests....

 2022-12-01 13:21 

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India's BJP to Counter Anti-Establishmentism in Delhi Elections: Top Official...

In the last Delhi municipal elections, the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) won 181 seats in the then-272-member council, while the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) secured 49....

 2022-12-01 12:37 

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EU Gas Demand Fell by 50 Bln Cubic Meters in 11 Months, Gazprom Says...

MOSCOW (Sputnik) - Global gas demand decreased by 55 billion cubic meters in 11 months, of which about 50 billion fell on the EU countries, Russian energy giant Gazprom said on Thursday....

 2022-12-01 12:11 

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Manila Vows to 'Fight' For South China Sea Oil & Gas Without Chinese Approval...

The South China Sea is subject to several territorial disputes, including discord between China and the Philippines on the Reed Bank, also referred to as Reed Tablemount. The Permanent Court of Arbitration in The Hague sided with the Philippines but China...

 2022-12-01 12:03 

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Indonesia Plans to Auction One of World's Biggest Undeveloped Gas Fields...

MOSCOW (Sputnik) - The Indonesian government is considering plans to put the East Natuna gas field up for auction, Indonesian Energy Minister Arifin Tasrif said on Thursday....

 2022-12-01 11:56 

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Study Suggests Brexit Accounted for Extra 6% Increase in UK Food Prices in 2020-2021...

MOSCOW (Sputnik) - Brexit accounted for an additional 6% increase in food prices in the UK from 2020-2021 due to non-tariff barriers on goods from the EU which went into effect after the UK's withdrawal from the bloc, according to a study by the Centr...

 2022-12-01 11:49 

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Not the Real McCoy, But Still: 'Quantum Wormhole' Created by Scientists...

The study in question involved the creation of an entangled quantum system that essentially behaved akin to a gravitational wormhole....

 2022-12-01 11:47 

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Spanish Defense Ministry Receives Package With Explosives Amid Mail Bomb Frenzy, Reports Say...

MADRID (Sputnik) - The Spanish Defense Ministry received a package with explosive materials, similar to five other packages previously sent to different places in Spain over the past two days, Spanish media reported on Thursday....

 2022-12-01 11:20 

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Elon Musk Warns Twitter Users About Big Dip in Followers...

Since acquiring Twitter in a $44 billion deal in late October, the billionaire has brought a slew of changes to the social media giant....

 2022-12-01 11:18 

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Russian Scientists Learn to Double Cyclic Strength of Titanium Alloys...

MOSCOW (Sputnik) According to scientists at Volgograd State Technical University (VolgSTU), the developed technology will increase the strength of titanium alloys by 40 percent and double their service life....

 2022-12-01 11:09 

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Topsy-Turvy: Yellen Now Claims Musk's Twitter Deal Should Be Investigated...

Last month, Janet Yellen said that there is "no basis" for launching an investigation of Elon Musk's acquisition of Twitter. In October, the world's richest man bought the company for $44 billion....

 2022-12-01 10:51 

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Scientists Find Out How Kids Become Victims of Cyber Grooming...

Researchers from the V.P. Serbsky State Scientific Center for Social and Forensic Psychiatry and the Moscow State University of Psychology and Education (MSUPE) have conducted a large-scale study of the psychological mechanisms of cyber grooming, sexualiz...

 2022-12-01 10:39 

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'Great Joy': Central African Republic Celebrates National Day...

The Central African Republic officially became independent on August 13, 1960. But for many of CAR's citizens, including Oscar Ngadangoua, December 1, 1958, the day of the proclamation of the Republic, is the date that embodies independence. "It i...

 2022-12-01 10:16 

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Electricity-Saving Winter Campaign Kicks Off in Japan...

TOKYO (Sputnik) - A power-saving campaign during the winter period started in Japan on Thursday with the government urging people and businesses to set heating temperatures low and take other measures to limit the use of electricity amid concerns about po...

 2022-12-01 09:42 

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UN: Over 300 Million Will Require Humanitarian Assistance in 2023...

This year saw the most vulnerable social groups hit the hardest due to an overall economic slowdown triggered by the COVID-19 pandemic and geopolitical tensions. An estimated 24% more people will require help in 2023, however, in "the biggest humanita...

 2022-12-01 09:27 

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Congress Opposition Jostling to Insult Me: Indian PM...

Prime Minister Narendra Modi has been subject to derogatory remarks from numerous Congress Party politicians of late, including parliamentarian Madhusudan Mistry and party chief Mallikarjun Kharge....

 2022-12-01 09:18 

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Jeffrey Epstein's Estate Will Pay $105 Million to US Virgin Islands...

Jeffrey Epstein, an American financier and convicted sex offender, hanged himself in August 2019 in a Manhattan jail. He was awaiting trial on sex trafficking charges....

 2022-12-01 08:46 

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Lavrov: Europe Building Security Not With Russia, But Against It...

The Russian diplomat noted that NATO policies in Europe degraded back to the Cold War era, as Washington is bent on exercising total control over the EU, so any meaningful cooperation between Russia and Europe is unlikely in the near future....

 2022-12-01 08:41 

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India's Gujarat Sees Slow Voter Turnout in 1st Phase of State Assembly Polls...

The dates for the two-phase Gujarat legislative assembly polls were announced on November 3. After today's first phase, the second phase will be held on December 5....

 2022-12-01 08:31 

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Indian G20 Presidency to 'Depoliticize' Global Food & Fertilizer Supplies: Modi...

On Thursday, India officially assumed the presidency of the G20, an inter-governmental grouping that came into being after the Global Financial Crisis (GFC) of 2008....

 2022-12-01 08:09 

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Russian Foreign Minister Lavrov Holds Briefing on European Security Issues...

The situation in Europe remains tense, amid increasing NATO activity, as the bloc continues to support Ukraine amid Russia's special operation. The military and financial aid to Kiev comes despite multiple warnings from Moscow that it will only prolon...

 2022-12-01 08:03 

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Thailand Eyeing Possibility of Importing Russian Energy Resources, Ambassador Says...

MOSCOW (Sputnik) - The Thai authorities and business community are considering the possibility of importing Russian energy resources, including the information on prices and the required volume of supplies, Thai Ambassador in Moscow Sasiwat Wongsinsawat s...

 2022-12-01 07:52 

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India's First Robotic Optical Telescope Observes 'Cosmic Violence'...

Stars live an incredible life, with some lasting up to a trillion years, and all they need to survive is hydrogen fusion and gravity....

 2022-12-01 07:43 

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Korean YouTuber Harassed While Live Streaming in Mumbai...

Mumbai Police took cognizance of the incident and arreasted two men who were seen molesting the influencer....

 2022-12-01 07:41 

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Top Five Initiatives to Combat Cybercrimes in Africa...

Earlier this week, Uganda's Police Force warned the public about cyber-fraudsters and conmen ahead of the Christmas season, urging those who had fallen victim to online fraud to file a report. The warning comes amid a series of media reports in other ...

 2022-12-01 07:24 

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Turkey Deploys 280-Tonne Distribution Chamber in Black Sea to Collect Gas, Reports Say...

MOSCOW (Sputnik) - Turkey has deployed a 280-tonne chamber at a depth of 2,200 meters (1.4 miles) in the Black Sea to collect gas from sea wells, Turkish press reported on Thursday....

 2022-12-01 07:24 

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Second Russia-Africa Summit Expected to Take Bilateral Relations to New Heights...

According to Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov, the second Russia-Africa summit, scheduled for 2023, will focus on developing ways to expand country-to-continent economic cooperation....

 2022-12-01 07:21 

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A Proper Scandal: Prince William and Princess Kate Arrive in Boston Amid Palace Race Row...

Lady Susan Hussey, Prince William's godmother, had to step down from her role as Lady of the Household after an exchange that was deemed racist with a black visitor to Buckingham Palace....

 2022-12-01 07:10 

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Twitter Layoffs Unlikely to Hurt Company, Will Inspire Big Tech to Rethink Staff Structure...

MOSCOW (Sputnik), Kirill Krasilnikov - Mass layoffs at Twitter in the wake of its acquisition by Elon Musk are unlikely to cause problems with the social network's functionality and may even make other tech companies think about their workforce struct...

 2022-12-01 07:04 

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Elon Musk's Neuralink Might Start Clinical Trials With Humans in Six Months...

in April 2017, Musk said Neuralink aims to make devices to treat serious brain diseases in the short term, and the ultimate goal is human enhancement....

 2022-12-01 06:41 

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'It Will Split the West': Macron Lambasts Biden's Inflation Reduction Act...

The French president arrived in Washington earlier this week, as Paris and other European capitals are worried about protectionist US policies, since EU industry is taking a heavy toll from the self-imposed energy crisis....

 2022-12-01 06:25 

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Finland Sees Spike in Alcohol-Related Mortality Since Sales Reform...

Despite prohibitive prices designed to wean Finns off liquor (the highest in the EU), recent studies suggest that heavy drinkers have increased their alcohol consumption more than others....

 2022-12-01 05:31 

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In Novel Twist to NATO Saga, Sweden Brings Up Criminals 'Hiding' in Turkey...

As of now, Turkey remains the only NATO nation to block the historic membership bids filed by Sweden and Finland in May, accusing the Nordic nations of supporting and harboring members of Kurdish organizations it labels as terrorist....

 2022-12-01 05:10 

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Czech Republic to Receive Oil From Russia Via Druzhba Pipeline for 3 Years...

PRAGUE (Sputnik) - The Czech Republic will receive oil from Russia via the southern branch of the Druzhba pipeline for another three years, after which supplies will go through the Transalpine Pipeline (TAL), Prime Minister Petr Fiala said....

 2022-12-01 05:01 

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Russia, China and Iran Represent New Triangular in Multilateral Diplomacy, Envoy Says...

MOSCOW (Sputnik) - Russia, China, and Iran are a new triangular in multilateral diplomacy, which can be "easily enlarged," Russian Permanent Representative to International Organizations in Vienna Mikhail Ulyanov said on Wednesday following trilat...

 2022-12-01 04:16 

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Why Are Women Falling Behind?...

Why do women keep getting pushed to the back of the line?...

 2022-12-01 03:53 

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Maduro: Dialogue With Opposition in Venezuela to Continue if Citgo Company is Returned...

MEXICO CITY (Sputnik) - Venezuela is demanding the return of the US-based Citgo oil refiner, underscoring it is a "vital" element to continue dialogue with part of the opposition, Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro said during a news conference....

 2022-12-01 03:45 

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'I've Had a Bad Month': Bankman-Fried Attempts to Explain FTX Collapse at NYT DealBook Summit...

On November 8, cryptocurrency exchange FTX halted withdrawals for customers, signaling the company had significant liquidity issues. Days later, it declared Chapter 11 bankruptcy....

 2022-12-01 03:15 

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Kiev Lost Some 60 Troops, 20 Armored Vehicles During Snihurivka Attack - District Head...

HENICHESK, Russia (Sputnik) - Some 60 Ukrainian soldiers had been killed, and 20 armored infantry vehicles had been destroyed during Ukraine's attempted attack on the town of Snihurivka a few hours before the withdrawal of the Russian military, Yuri B...

 2022-12-01 02:58 

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US Rail Associations: Congress Must Avoid Disrupting Deal Reached to Avoid Rail Strike...

WASHINGTON (Sputnik) - The Senate should immediately adopt the House of Representatives-passed resolution to avoid a nationwide rail strike in the US, but it should not consider legislation that would disrupt progress made on a tentative agreement reached...

 2022-12-01 02:45 

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Russia Launches Soyuz Rocket With Military Satellites...

MOSCOW (Sputnik) - Russia successfully launched a Soyuz-2.1b carrier rocket with a military satellite from Plesetsk Cosmodrome, the Russian Defense Ministry said on Thursday....

 2022-12-01 01:53 

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Water Under the Bridge? Musk Says Apple CEO Never Considered Removing Twitter From App Store...

WASHINGTON (Sputnik) - Apple CEO Tim Cook never considered removing the social media platform Twitter from its App Store despite prior reports that the tech giant was threatening to do so, Twitter chief Elon Musk said....

 2022-12-01 01:45 

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Sullivan: US Has New Set of Anti-North Korea Sanctions Coming Forward After Missile Tests...

WASHINGTON (Sputnik) - The United States has a new set of restrictive measures coming out against North Korea soon, White House national security adviser Jake Sullivan said during a think-tank event....

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