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 2021-10-15 06:58 

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Taliban Ban Logging in Afghanistan, Spokesman Says...

KABUL (Sputnik) - The Taliban* have outlawed logging and timber trade in Afghanistan, Zabihullah Mujahid, a spokesman for the Taliban-run council of ministers, announced on Twitter....

 2021-10-15 06:55 

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Unextinguished Incense Believed to Be Behind Deadly Fire in Taiwan's Kaohsiung, Reports Say...

BEIJING (Sputnik) - Police in the southern Taiwanese city of Kaohsiung suspect that unextinguished sandalwood incense could have caused the deadly fire that hit a 13-story building, killing 46 people, national media reported on Friday....

 2021-10-15 06:39 

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Danish Comedy Postponed Due to Uncanny Similarities With Kongsberg Bow-and-Arrow Shooting Spree...

In the now-delayed film Wild Men, a Danish father, Martin, escapes his mundane life and moves to Norway to live like a savage and hunt his own food with a bow and arrow, but quickly runs into problems with the local police. The film company found the unwe...

 2021-10-15 06:16 

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Deputy PM: Gazprom to Increase Production Capacity if Europe Increases Volume of Long-Term Contracts...

The Russian Energy Week opened in Moscow on Wednesday and will last until Friday, featuring high-profile government officials and business executives. The Russian Deputy Prime Minister's comments come amid an ongoing energy crisis in Europe....

 2021-10-15 05:49 

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Queen Overheard Saying She's 'Irritated' By World Leaders Who 'Talk But Don't Do' Ahead of COP26...

On Thursday, Queen Elizabeth II attended the opening of the Welsh parliament in Cardiff....

 2021-10-15 05:44 

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Norwegian Police First Let Kongsberg Archer Escape, Despite Being Armed...

Despite the massive manhunt that involved a sizeable police force of 22 patrols, elite units, the military and even helicopters, Muslim convert Espen Andersen Brthen managed to perform the bloodiest killing spree on Norwegian soil since Anders Breivik'...

 2021-10-15 05:43 

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UK Gov't Warned that Plan to Boost Face-to-Face Appointments May Force GPs to 'Hang Up Stethoscopes'...

UK government ministers and National Health Service (NHS) England have offered a blueprint plan to improve access to GPs, pledging 250m for the new package of measures and saying that practices must "respect preferences for face-to-face care unless th...

 2021-10-15 04:14 

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US Marine Officer Who Critiqued Pentagon Top Brass Over Afghan Exit Pleads Guilty to Several Charges...

Lieutenant Colonel Stuart Scheller rose to infamy after videos posted to Facebook and LinkedIn showed the decorated Marine officer demanding accountability from Pentagon leadership for the messy pullout of US forces from Afghanistan. Scheller, who was see...

 2021-10-15 04:03 

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Former FBI Deputy Director Fired During Trump Administration Wins Back Pension...

Former FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe has won back his full pension and other benefits after settling a lawsuit with the US Justice Department — more than three years after being booted from the Trump administration just hours before he was sched...

 2021-10-15 03:45 

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Texas Official Caught Instructing Teachers to Balance Holocaust Books With 'Opposing' Views...

Newly surfaced audio recordings have captured the executive director of curriculum and instruction of the Carroll Independent School District in Texas advising teachers that if they have a book about the Holocaust in their classroom, they should also offe...

 2021-10-15 03:43 

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Russia Interested in Consultations With Israel on Security in Middle East Lavrov...

MOSCOW (Sputnik) Russia is interested in continuing consultations with Israel on security and stability in the Middle East region, Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov said in the article on the occasion of the 30th anniversary of the renewal of diploma...

 2021-10-15 03:34 

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World Bank Chief Says Held 'Informative' Talks With Overchuck on Energy, Climate, Debt...

WASHINGTON (Sputnik) - World Bank President David Malpass said he held informative talks with Russian Deputy Prime Minister Alexei Overchuk on several issues including debt transparency, energy sector reforms and climate change....

 2021-10-15 02:58 

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Powerful Magnitude 6.6 Earthquake Strikes Solomon Islands - USGS...
 2021-10-15 02:46 

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Record-Breaking: Shredded Banksy Artwork Sells for Over $25 Million at Auction...

The self-destructing art piece, "Love is in the Bin," created by famed artist Banksy sold Thursday at a Sotheby's auction for $25.4 million — a record for the mysterious British artist, and close to 20 times its pre-shredded price....

 2021-10-15 02:30 

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Canada's Incoming Army Commander Under Investigation After Sexual Misconduct Allegations...

The appointment for Canada's next army commander has been delayed by the Canadian military after allegations of sexual misconduct surfaced against Lieutenant General Trevor Cadieu prior to being sworn in at a September ceremony, it was recently reveal...

 2021-10-15 02:16 

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WHO Creates SAGO Group to Track Down Origins of 'Novel Pathogens' Including SARS-CoV-2...

The World Health Organization (WHO) has formally announced the creation of an advisory group for tracking down the origins of new diseases, starting with SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19. The group follows an ad-hoc task force sent to China earl...

 2021-10-15 02:07 

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US Attorney Alex Murdaugh Charged With Stealing Insurance Money From Dead Housekeeper's Children...

Alex Murdaugh, a prominent South Carolina attorney, is currently the subject of six South Carolina state investigations, including one probe into the deaths of his wife and son. Prior to the Thursday arrest, Murdaugh, 53, was checked into a drug rehab and...

 2021-10-15 01:44 

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US Court Rules in Favor of Allowing Texas' Six-Week Abortion Ban to Remain in Effect Amid Litigation...

Texas abortion law - in effect since September 1 - completely prohibits abortions for pregnancies in which a heartbeat is detected. The restrictive state law does not make exceptions for survivors of sexual trauma, such as rape, incest or other abuses....

 2021-10-15 01:10 

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Former US President Bill Clinton Hospitalized With Suspected Blood Infection...
 2021-10-15 01:06 

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US, Israeli Navies Reportedly Mapped Out Joint Actions to Counter Iran...

A series of meetings between the US and Israeli navies focused on new joint coordination efforts to combat Iran in the Persian Gulf and the Red Sea, it was detailed on Wednesday....

 2021-10-15 00:50 

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Trump to Testify Monday in Lawsuit Over Incident Between His Guards, Protesters - Reports...

WASHINGTON (Sputnik) - Former US President Donald Trump will testify on Monday as part of a lawsuit filed by protesters regarding a physical confrontation with his security guards outside of Trump Tower in New York City, Yahoo News reported on Thursday....

 2021-10-15 00:20 

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Ex-Boeing 737 Max Chief Technical Pilot Charged With Fraud - Justice Dept....

WASHINGTON (Sputnik) - A former chief technical pilot for Boeing has been charged for deceiving the US Federal Aviation Administration during the evaluation and certification process for the 737 Max airplane, the Justice Department said in a press release...

 2021-10-15 00:10 

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Biden Signs Short-Term Spending Bill Raising US Debt Limit, Averting Default...

US President Joe Biden has signed into law a incremental increase in the country's debt limit, buying two more months of time in which lawmakers can potentially hammer out a more permanent deal to avoid a default....

 2021-10-14 23:37 

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US State Department Calls for Probe Into Death of Chavez Confidant in Venezuelan Prison...

WASHINGTON (Sputnik) - The United States is calling for an independent investigation into the cause of the death of former army general Raul Baduel in a Venezuelan prison this week, State Department spokesperson Ned Price said on Thursday....

 2021-10-14 23:27 

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Tehran Warns Israel Against 'Military Adventure' Amid Boasting IDF Can Strike Nuclear Facilities...

After increasing talk by Israel about its willingness to strike Iran by itself as a last resort to halt the country's nuclear program, Tehran has sent a letter to the United Nations Security Council (UNSC) warning Israel against a "military advent...

 2021-10-14 23:03 

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US Navy Sets Timeline, Discharge Details for Service Members Refusing COVID-19 Vaccine...

WASHINGTON (Sputnik) - American sailors who fail to receive a COVID-19 vaccination and lack an approved or pending exemption will be discharged under a timeline announced by the Navy on Thursday....

 2021-10-14 22:40 

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FIFA Evacuates 100 Refugees Out of Afghanistan - Report...

FIFA, with the help of the Qatari government, has reportedly evacuated 100 refugees, mostly women, from Kabul, Afghanistan, it was revealed on Thursday....

 2021-10-14 22:20 

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US Urges Lebanon to Conduct Swift, Complete Probe Into Beirut Explosion White House...

WASHINGTON (Sputnik) - The Biden administration urges Lebanese authorities to conduct a swift and complete investigation into the explosion that ripped through the port of Beirut last year, the White House spokeswoman Jen Psaki said on Thursday....

 2021-10-14 22:09 

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Millionaire Real Estate Heir Robert Durst Sentenced to Life in Prison for 2000 Murder...

Robert Durst was sentenced to life in prison on Thursday for the murder of Susan Berman inside of her Los Angeles home in 2000....

 2021-10-14 21:53 

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US Stocks in First Major Fourth Quarter Rally as S&P 500 Gains Most in 7 Months...

NEW YORK (Sputnik) - US stocks had their biggest rally since the start of the fourth quarter, with the key S&P 500 index posting on Thursday its largest one-day gain in seven months as clarity over the Federal Reserve's stimulus tapering plans embolde...

 2021-10-14 21:32 

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Lebanese President Promises No More Violence After Beirut Shooting...

BEIRUT (Sputnik) - Lebanese President Michel Aoun assured his fellow citizens on Thursday that the country's government will not allow any more violence to occur in the wake of the deadly shooting in Beirut's Tayouneh district....

 2021-10-14 21:28 

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Belarus Has Legal Framework to Designate Social Media Activity as 'Extremist'- Authorities...

MINSK (Sputnik) - The Belarusian Ministry of Internal Affairs has confirmed the existence of legal conditions for the recognition of groups carrying out activities considered extremist on social media as "extremist formations," the head of the min...

 2021-10-14 21:07 

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'Absolutely Not True': Army Official Rejects Claim That US Has Lost AI Battle to China...

The battle for artificial intelligence supremacy between the United States, China, and Russia could prove to be the most critical military development of the 21st century. However, a former senior Air Force official believes we've already lost to Chin...

 2021-10-14 20:17 

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Trans Employees, Allies at Netflix Plan Walkout After CEO Defends Jokes in Chappelle Comedy Special...

In the latest act of the debate over jokes made at the expense of transgender people in American comedian Dave Chappelle's latest standup show, trans employees and their supportive coworkers at Netflix have called for a walkout after the media company...

 2021-10-14 19:40 

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U.S. Offers an Extra $67 Million to Aid Lebanon's Army, Says Senior US Official...

Under Secretary of State for Political Affairs Victoria Nuland announced Thursday in Beirut an additional $67 million in new US support for the Lebanese army....

 2021-10-14 19:30 

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US Advisory Panel Endorses Moderna's COVID-19 Booster Shot for Older, At-Risk Persons...

Back in September, the US Food and Drug Administration authorized a Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine booster shot for those aged 65 years old and up, and others at risk of severe illness from COVID-19....

 2021-10-14 19:14 

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Bill to Curb Big Tech Rigging Online Commerce in Their Favor Garners Bipartisan Support...

A bipartisan Senate bill has been introduced to prevent large tech companies from using their platforms to crush small businesses and bolster their sales....

 2021-10-14 19:06 

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Russian Military: Israel Carried Out Wednesday Homs Airstrike Under Cover of Two Civilian Aircraft...

The Russian Ministry of Defense verified on Thursday that the prior day's airstrikes near Palmyra had been carried out by Israeli strike aircraft....

 2021-10-14 18:59 

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#EmptyShelvesJoe: New Hashtag Takes Twitter By Storm Amid Supply Chain Crisis in United States...

While some social media users slammed Biden using the new hashtag, others argued that the current POTUS isn't to blame for the situation at hand....

 2021-10-14 18:58 

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UFOs Flying in 'Military Formation' Over Texas Are Proof of Alien Base Below US Desert, Blogger Says...

Several social media users don't believe in the "UFO explanation" and suggested that the flying lights could have been drones....

 2021-10-14 18:57 

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Trudeau to Announce Addition of New Members to Cabinet on October 25 - Reports...

TORONTO (Sputnik) - Recently re-elected Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is expected to announce new additions to his cabinet on October 25, CBC reported on Thursday, citing government sources....

 2021-10-14 18:55 

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US Works With Partners to Find Suitable States to Transfer Gitmo Detainees...

WASHINGTON (Sputnik) The United States is working with its partners and allies to find suitable countries to transfer the remaining detainees from the detention facility at Guantanamo Bay, US State Department spokesperson Ned Price said on Thursday....

 2021-10-14 18:54 

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Migrants Detained in Canadian Provincial Jails Suffer in Abusive Conditions, Rights Group Says...

WASHINGTON (Sputnik) - Canada's provincial governments need to sever contracts with the national government to house detained migrants to halt a litany of abuses in provincial jails where immigrants face abuses in maximum security prisons, Human Right...

 2021-10-14 18:49 

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Just Say No: Uzbekistan Says Deployment of US Troops on Its Soil Illegal Under Constitution...

The United States has spent nearly five months negotiating with Afghanistan's neighbours for basing rights, seeking facilities from which to carry out reconnaissance and strike missions following President Joe Biden's April announcement on the wit...

 2021-10-14 18:19 

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Macron Scores Penalty During Charity Football Match Video...

The 43-year-old president played football at university and is also known to be a keen tennis player....

 2021-10-14 17:57 

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US Capitol Riot Probe Cites Steve Bannon for Criminal Contempt...

WASHINGTON, October 14 (Sputnik) - The US House Select Committee investigating the January 6 events at the US Capitol will cite former Breitbart media chief Steve Bannon for criminal contempt for refusing to testify before it, Congressman Bennie Thompson ...

 2021-10-14 17:56 

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Ex-Obama Ethics Chief Slams Psaki's Handling of Questions About Hunter Biden's Art Sale...

Psaki essentially sent a message saying "the White House thinks the public has no right to ask about ethics," Shaub claimed on Twitter....

 2021-10-14 17:55 

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Charity Warns of 'Disastrous' Ebola Outbreak in East of DR Congo, If Not Contained...

MOSCOW (Sputnik) - The International Rescue Committee warned on Thursday that a new Ebola outbreak in the Democratic Republic of the Congo's province of North Kivu could have disastrous consequences for the already battered community if no quick actio...

 2021-10-14 17:52 

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Potential Indictment of Jake Sullivan May Bring Durham Very Close to Hillary Clinton, Analyst Says...

Special Counsel John Durham, who is investigating the origins of the Russiagate probe, appears to be circling Jake Sullivan, an incumbent national security adviser to President Joe Biden, according to Jonathan Turley, a professor of public interest law at...

 2021-10-14 17:33 

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US Health Agencies to Decide on Approval for J&J Booster Shot in Coming Weeks, Biden Says...

WASHINGTON, October 14 (Sputnik) - The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) will decide in the coming weeks whether to approve the use of booster shots of the Johnson & Johnson coronavirus vaccine, US...

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