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 2021-01-24 16:49 

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Oil Services Majors Hoping Worst is Over Following Catastrophic 2020...

Brent crude passed $50 per barrel last month for the first time since last spring after months of lows which included futures dipping into historically unprecedented negative territory in April. Prices collapsed in March 2020 after OPEC+ failed to agree o...

 2021-01-24 16:44 

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Egyptian Baker Busted for Making 'Penis Cakes'...

Egypt's minister of youth and sports has reportedly announced that a special committee will investigate the cupcakes scandal and punish those responsible....

 2021-01-24 16:37 

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What Will 2021 Bring? K-Pop Debuts to Expect From the Biggest Agencies...

Despite the pandemic, South Korea's music industry is gearing up for some new arrivals this year....

 2021-01-24 16:31 

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Pope Francis Calls for Further Support to Rome's Homeless as Deaths From Cold Weather Rise...

Despite having to miss or reschedule certain key events due to leg pain, the Vatican's Pope Francis issued an appeal to help those living without homes in the Italian capital during the cold winter months....

 2021-01-24 16:24 

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Biden's Massive $1.9 Trillion Economic Package Faces Opposition From Moderate Republicans...

The key Republicans said they're open to extra funding to speed up the rollout of the COVID-19 vaccine, but opposed to the overall price tag....

 2021-01-24 15:45 

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Russian Space Chief Banned on Facebook Over Online Spat With Former US Envoy...

According to the head of Roscosmos, Facebook took down his post and suspended his account for 24 hours for violating the platform's regulations....

 2021-01-24 15:13 

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CFR Says Trump Was Right to Press China on Trade, Urges Biden to Do the Same in Concert With Allies...

During his time in office, Donald Trump waged a multi-billion-dollar tech and trade war with Beijing as part of a broader spat, which also extended to geopolitics, the coronavirus, and China's internal affairs in Hong Kong and Xinjiang. China has expr...

 2021-01-24 14:49 

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UAE Government Reportedly Approves Opening Embassy in Israel...

CAIRO (Sputnik) - The government of the United Arab Emirates (UAE) has approved the opening of its embassy in Tel Aviv, Israel, state-run Emirates News Agency reported on Sunday....

 2021-01-24 14:38 

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Nicola Sturgeon Says Scotland Will Hold 'Legal Referendum' if SNP Wins Majority in May Elections...

While the 2014 referendum saw a victory for keeping the union together, the SNP claims that Britain's withdrawal from the EU has changed the circumstances sufficiently to hold another vote....

 2021-01-24 14:17 

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Pilot Lands in Trouble at RAF Base Because He 'Wanted to See the Beach'...

The pilot reportedly appeared "flippant" when he was informed about him landing at a military facility and violating the existing COVID-19 regulations....

 2021-01-24 14:15 

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Steam Rising From Westminster Palace Mistaken for Smoke Causes Panic Video...

The UK government has been warned that the Houses of Parliament needs serious repairs....

 2021-01-24 13:58 

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Israel's Coronavirus Chief Says 1st Dose of Pfizer's Vaccine Less Effective Than Company Presented...

Over two million Israelis have already had their first Pfizer shot, while over 400,000 have had the second....

 2021-01-24 13:54 

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Ex-MI6 Boss Was 'Shocked' at Being Ditched From Debate on Initial UK Deal With Huawei on 5G Network...

British Telecommunications (BT) had notified the UK government of Huawei's interest in the 5G deal in 2003, yet in evidence presented to a probe by the Intelligence and Security Committee (ISC), the Cabinet Office said officials at the time had chosen...

 2021-01-24 13:24 

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China Authorises Coast Guard to Fire on Foreign Vessels as US Sends Carrier Strike Group to Region...

On Sunday, a US carrier strike group led by the USS Theodore Roosevelt entered the South China Sea for "routine operations." Earlier, Japan issued a rebuke of China's claims in the strategic body of water. The Pentagon reciprocated by promisin...

 2021-01-24 12:45 

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Northern Irish First Minister Says Reunification Poll Would be 'Absolutely Reckless'...

While Northern Ireland remains in the United Kingdom, an increasing number of residents in the devolved region back a vote on the matter of reunification. Under the terms of the Good Friday Agreement, if there is a majority of people who support unifying ...

 2021-01-24 12:36 

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'World is Getting Crazier Every Day': Users Vexed as Disney+ Axes 'Racist' Peter Pan, Dumbo...

Amid a renewed debate on racism in everyday life, including the portrayal of black people in popular culture, Disney Plus last year tagged warnings on some of the older films in its archive as containing "outdated cultural depictions", with some m...

 2021-01-24 12:35 

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Get Yourself an Edy's Pie (Formally Eskimo Pie) Ice Cream to Celebrate its 100th Anniversary...

In the US and some other countries, people celebrate the delicious ice cream brand on 24 January...by eating loads of ice cream....

 2021-01-24 12:31 

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Kremlin Spokesman Blasts US Embassy for Statements About Unauthorised Protests in Russia...

PETROPAVLOVSK-KAMCHATSKIY, Russia (Sputnik) - Russian presidential spokesman Dmitry Peskov has described the statements by the US embassy on Saturday's unauthorised protests in Russia as interference in the country's domestic affairs....

 2021-01-24 12:23 

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President Putin to Speak at World Economic Forum Next Week...

MOSCOW (Sputnik) - The World Economic Forum will be held from Monday through Friday in a virtual setting for the first time in its 50-year history. World leaders and economic heavyweights will launch the Great Reset Initiative in response to the coronavir...

 2021-01-24 12:02 

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France Needs to Improve Legislation on Incest & Child Sex Abuse, Says Macron...

The French head of state promised to "punish criminals for their acts in the past and prevent them ever re-offending"....

 2021-01-24 12:00 

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Corgi Slides Into View...Cat Can't Believe Its Eyes...

Sometimes you get an itch you just have to scratch, and dogs are no different it seems although this cat can't quite work out what's going on....

 2021-01-24 11:49 

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'Serious Threat to the Banana Industry' as 100,000 in Tariffs Slapped on Fruit from Ghana...

The tariffs are being imposed despite the fact that a consensus had been reached between the United Kingdom and Ghana at the end of the last year....

 2021-01-24 11:46 

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California Resident Dies Hours After Getting Vaxed for Coronavirus...

All fifty US states and countries around the world have begun large-scale vaccination campaigns against SARS CoV-2, the coronavirus which causes COVID-19. In some nations, a broad range of complications, from temporary facial paralysis to death, have been...

 2021-01-24 11:14 

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Pakistan Authorises Emergency Use of Russia's Sputnik V Vaccine, Reports Say...

MOSCOW (Sputnik) - Pakistan has approved the emergency use of the Russian-made vaccine against the coronavirus disease, Sputnik V, media reported Sunday....

 2021-01-24 11:13 

Sputnik International

Farmers Swarm India's Financial Capital Mumbai Protesting Modi's Farm Reforms - Video...

Ever since the Prime Minister Narendra-Modi led National Democratic Alliance government passed the three farms laws last September, they have faced protests and criticism from opposition parties and farmers' unions. Since then, farmers have blocked ra...

 2021-01-24 11:01 

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Six Detained for Raising 'Live Long Pakistan' Slogans in India's Capital Delhi - Video...

With India all set to celebrate its 72nd Republic Day, security forces including local police are keeping a close watch on the law and order situation across the country. Security at the borders have been increased to avoid infiltration of terrorists to c...

 2021-01-24 11:00 

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Asian, Black Patients More Likely to Die of COVID-19, Claims Study Probing Ethnicity-Linked Outcomes...

As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to rack up a death toll across the globe, with governments rolling out vaccination programmes in an effort to stop the spread of the respiratory disease, extensive research continues to probe the plethora of factors that...

 2021-01-24 10:42 

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India's Opposition Congress Party Leader Rahul Gandhi Slams Modi Gov't Over Rise in Fuel Prices...

Fuel prices have been on an upswing across the country. After holding the retail price of petrol steady for most of December, oil marketing companies in India started increasing prices in January....

 2021-01-24 10:31 

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I Get By With a Little Help From My Friends: Israel Authorises US Deployment of Iron Dome Near Iran...

Israel began using the Iron Dome in 2011, with the missile defence system reporting a 90 percent success rate and over 2,000 interceptions of primitive missiles, drones and Grad rockets launched by Hezbollah and Gaza militias. It has not been tested again...

 2021-01-24 10:22 

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US Carrier Strike Group Enters South China Sea Amid Tensions Between China, Taiwan...

MOSCOW (Sputnik) - A US carrier strike group has entered the South China sea for routine operations, the US Indo-Pacific Command (INDOPACOM) announced on Sunday amid increased tensions between China and Taiwan....

 2021-01-24 09:47 

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NASA Grants Juno Extended Lease on Life to Probe Jupiter After Mysterious Radio Signal Spotted...

Planet Jupiter's radio emissions were discovered in 1955, and over the past 66 years, increasingly more discoveries have been made, offering a tantalising glimpse into how the signals operate....

 2021-01-24 09:46 

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Portugal Holds Presidential Vote Amid Spike in COVID-19 Cases...

MADRID (Sputnik) - Polling stations opened in Portugal for a presidential election on Sunday as the country faces a spike in COVID-19 cases....

 2021-01-24 09:43 

Sputnik International

EU Scrambles to Speed Up its Efforts as US Enters 'Green' Competition, Returning to Paris Agreement...

European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen this week welcomed president Joe Biden's commitment to rejoining the Paris Agreement, but warned the EU could now face competition in a "green" economy....

 2021-01-24 08:26 

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UK Firms Reportedly Urged to Set Up EU Bases to Dodge Post-Brexit 'Administrative Nightmare'...

Earlier reports said that companies exporting to the European Union were under pressure as they grappled with new border controls, import taxes, and additional customs paperwork post-Brexit, with turnaround and transit times impacted....

 2021-01-24 07:49 

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Most Brits Think Scotland Will Gain Independence within 10 Years...

The Scottish National Party announced on Sunday that it would try to legislate for a second independence referendum even if the UK government continues to refuse to approve it....

 2021-01-24 07:42 

Sputnik International

US 'Plundering' Syrian Oil to 'Send to Israel', Claims US Ex-Diplomat...

Syria's state-run media earlier reported that 200 troops had been flown to US bases in al-Shaddadi on 21 January for future deployment at Omar oil field and Koniko gas field in neighbouring Deir ez-Zor province. It was also reported that the US-led mi...

 2021-01-24 07:00 

Sputnik International

Fans Demand Sacking of Arteta as Title Holders Arsenal Knocked Out of FA Cup by Southampton...

The FA Cup is an annual knockout football tournament in men's English football. It is also the oldest national football competition in the world: it was first played during the 187172 season....

 2021-01-24 06:34 

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Capitol Rioter Threatening to Assassinate AOC Faces Five Criminal Charges...

Trump suppoters stormed the US Capitol on 6 January amid the certification of the election results. The riots which soon turned violent resulted in the death of five people. In the wake of the insurrection, former president Trump is facing an impeachment ...

 2021-01-24 06:31 

Sputnik International

Powerful 5.8-Magnitude Quake Hits Auckland Islands, New Zealand, USGS Says...

New Zealand is located in a seismically active zone known as the Ring of Fire and regularly suffers from powerful earthquakes....

 2021-01-24 06:25 

Sputnik International

With Israel Still Leading in Pace of Vaccination, Palestinians Have Yet to Receive Their First Jabs...

Five thousand doses of Sputnik V were supposed to arrive in the PA last week but the transfer was halted due to logistical difficulties. Once they do arrive, Ramallah plans to start vaccinating its medical personnel first, succeeded by the elderly and onl...

 2021-01-24 05:48 

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Dustin Poirier Victorious at UFC 257 After Knocking Out McGregor - Photos, Video...

The much-anticipated faceoff of the UFC 257 tournament was held at Fight Island on Yas in Abu Dhabi, UAE....

 2021-01-24 05:29 

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'Special Relationship is About People': Biden Admin Defends Removing Churchill Bust From Oval Office...

Newly-elected President Joe Biden earlier had a bust of Winston Churchill removed from the Oval Office, replacing it with a bust of Cesar Chavez, in a swift makeover on 20 January witnessed by reporters invited inside to observe the Democrat sign off on a...

 2021-01-24 04:30 

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Always Warm by Your Mother's Side: Golden Retriever Takes Care of Her Puppy...

When do children feel especially secure? Of course, when they are together with their mommy, getting all the attention and care only true parents can give....

 2021-01-24 04:06 

Sputnik International

Pentagon Confirms Protection of Disputed Islands to Japan...

The disputed Senkaku islands, also known in China as the Diaoyu Dao islands, are considered Chinese territory by Beijing. After World War II, they were taken under US control and later ceded to Japan in 1972. China believes Japan illegally seized them....

 2021-01-24 03:26 

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UFC Reveals Prize Fund of McGregor-Poirier Bout, And Its Worth Millions...

On January 24, Conor McGregor will face Dustin Poirier in a highly anticipated rematch that is due to take place at UFC's Fight island and both fighters are expected to rake in millions. Their first bout took place back in 2014 at UFC178, with McGrego...

 2021-01-24 02:44 

Sputnik International

UK Scientists Question Johnson's Warning That 'British' COVID-19 Strain Is More Deadly...

UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson stated on Friday that there was "some evidence" to indicate that the new coronavirus strain found in December 2020 in England is not only more infectious, but "may be associated with a higher degree of mortality...

 2021-01-24 02:16 

Sputnik International

US to Help Taiwan Maintain 'Self-Defense Capability,' State Department Says...

WASHINGTON (Sputnik) - The US State Department says Washington plans to strengthen ties with Taiwan, which China considers to be part of its territory....

 2021-01-24 01:42 

Sputnik International

Russian Embassy in US Extends Condolences to Family of Late Larry King...

WASHINGTON (Sputnik) - The Russian Embassy in the US has expressed condolences over the passing of iconic US talk show personality Larry King....

 2021-01-24 01:31 

Sputnik International

Sullivan Holds First Phone Convesration With Israeli Counterpart Meir Ben-Shabbat...

The conversation reportedly took place among concerns rising in the Israeli government about US President Biden's intent to rejoin the Iran nuclear deal, abandoned by former President Donald Trump in 2017....

 2021-01-24 01:16 

Sputnik International

Videos: Anti-Government Protests Reportedly Continue in Tunisian Capital...

CAIRO (Sputnik) - Mass protests were held in the Tunisian capital on Saturday despite the coronavirus restrictions, with demonstrators calling for the release of those detained, radio Mosaique FM reports....

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