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 2021-06-24 03:59 

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Astronomers Find 29 Exoplanets Where Aliens Could Observe Earth, Intercept Radio Broadcasts...

Unfortunately, current telescopes are unable to detect evidence of life or determine whether an exoplanet, a planet outside our Solar system, is actually habitable, but future observatories, such as NASA's James Webb space telescope, will dive deeper ...

 2021-06-24 03:17 

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Bill Clinton Admits to Having Nightmares Upon Leaving Office About 'What Else Could Go Wrong' in US...

While it is not clear if ghosts of the past are still dogging the ex-president, social media users do remember their own (not very pleasant) impressions of the Clinton administration. The latter includes bombing Yugolasvia (for the sake of human rights, s...

 2021-06-24 01:48 

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First Person Sentenced in Connection to January 6 US Capitol Riot - Reports...

WASHINGTON (Sputnik) - Anna Morgan Lloyd has been sentenced to three years of probation for taking part in the January 6 riot at the US Capitol, making her the first person sentenced for participating in the siege, ABC News reported....

 2021-06-24 01:43 

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Iranian Supreme Leader to Get First Dose of COVID-19 Vaccine in Upcoming Days, Scientist Says...

MOSCOW (Sputnik) Iranian Supreme leader Ali Khamenei, 82, will get the first dose of a vaccine against the coronavirus in the upcoming days, Seyed Alireza Marandi, president of the Iranian Academy of Medical Sciences, said....

 2021-06-24 01:33 

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Orient Shield US-Japanese Military Drills Starting in Japan...

TOKYO (Sputnik) - Japan and the United States are beginning the annual large-scale joint military training exercises known as Orient Shield....

 2021-06-24 01:33 

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Congress Calls for Probing Wuhan's 2019 Military World Games as Alleged COVID-19 'Superspreader'...

In October 2019, nearly 10,000 foreign contestants from more than 100 countries competed in what some call the "military Olympics," two months before Beijing confirmed it was treating patients with an "unknown pneumonia," which later turne...

 2021-06-24 01:08 

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Former Nickelodeon Star Drake Bell Pleads Guilty to Felony Attempted Endangerment of a Child...

Earlier this month Drake Bell, full name Jared Drake Bell, was booked in Ohio's Cuyahoga County Jail and pleaded not guilty to disseminating matter harmful to juveniles and attempted endangering children. The 34-year-old actor, whose music artist name...

 2021-06-24 00:59 

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Fauci: Delta Variant Accounts for 20% of New US COVID-19 Cases, May Become Dominant Strain Soon...

B.1.617.2, also known as the Delta variant, was first detected in India and has more recently grown to become one of the more contagious strains of SARS-CoV-2, the deadly virus that causes COVID-19. Additionally, medical officials have indicated that the ...

 2021-06-24 00:57 

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Palestinian President Abbas Pledges Cooperation With Bennett if Israel 'Stops Aggression'...

While Palestinian public opinion seems to be slowly shifting toward Hamas, which stands defiant in front of Israel, much of the shift seems to be driven by frustration with the administration of Palestnian National Authority President Mahmoud Abbas, who h...

 2021-06-24 00:03 

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Trump to Hold 'Save America' Rally on July 3 in Florida...

WASHINGTON (Sputnik) - Former US President Donald Trump will hold a rally on July 3 in the state of Florida, his office said in a press release....

 2021-06-23 23:46 

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Top US General Says Afghan Forces Can 'Defend Their Country' Amid Taliban Gains in Region...

Last week, both US Department of Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin and Gen. Mark Milley, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, told the Senate Appropriations Committee that there was a "medium" level of risk regarding terrorist groups potentially re...

 2021-06-23 23:37 

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Democratic Socialist Candidate Bests Four-Term Incumbent in Buffalo Mayoral Primary...

The heavily Democratic city of Buffalo, New York, has not seen a Republican official clinch the mayoral post since 1965, a decades-old dip for the GOP that also saw no Republican candidate listed as an option for the city's 2021 mayoral primary. All t...

 2021-06-23 23:35 

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Iconic Singer Britney Spears Asks Court to End 13-Year Long Father's Conservatorship...

MOSCOW (Sputnik) Iconic US signer Britney Spears has asked a court to put an end to the 13-year long conservatorship by her father James Spears....

 2021-06-23 23:30 

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US, Israel Aim to Establish 'No-Fly Zone' for Iranian-Made Drones in the Middle East - Report...

Israel has been bombing Syria for nearly a decade, allegedly attempting to prevent Iran and affiliated Shia military groups, first of all — Hezbollah, from advancing their attacks against the Jewish state, as well as to hamper the transfer of advanc...

 2021-06-23 22:44 

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Xi Chats With Tianhe Taikonauts as China's Main Rocket Maker Talks Manned Mars Missions...

China's first taikonauts to visit the new Tiangong space station have gotten a chance to test out some of the core module's new features, including living spaces and amenities. However, while this leg of the Chinese space program is just beginning...

 2021-06-23 22:39 

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Video: Conan O'Brien Smokes Weed on Air as His Long-Running, Late-Night TV Show Ends...

The long-time, late-night comedian is ending the run of his eponymous TBS talk show "Conan," which debuted in 2010, to move onto further projects with the streaming platform HBO Max that will reportedly see him launch a weekly variety series....

 2021-06-23 22:24 

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Watch: Cristiano Ronaldo Scores His 109th Goal at UEFA EURO 2020, Tying World Record...

On Wednesday, the 36-year-old Portuguese scored his 108th and 109th goals for the national team in the UEFA European Championship match against France, converting two penalties....

 2021-06-23 21:33 

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Turkey Announces Navy Drills in Aegean Sea in Tit-for-Tat Response to Greece...

ANKARA (Sputnik) - Turkey has issued a notification via the international automated system Navtex to declare drills in the Aegean Sea in response to a similar move by Greece, a Turkish military source told Sputnik....

 2021-06-23 21:02 

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Over 140 Lebanese Gas Stations Closed Over Attacks on Staff Amid Fuel Shortages...

BEIRUT (Sputnik) - The owners of 145 gas stations in Lebanon have refused to operate as the fuel crisis in the country leads to physical attacks on their staff, spokesperson for fuel distributors, Fadi Abu Shakra, told Sputnik on Wednesday....

 2021-06-23 20:42 

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US Targets Venezuela's Power Grid to Intimidate Nation, Caracas Says...

MOSCOW (Sputnik) - The US targets Venezuela's power grid to intimidate the nation and enable drug trafficking, Venezuelan deputy defense minister Adm. Alexander Velasquez Bastidas said on Wednesday....

 2021-06-23 20:37 

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Draghi Defies Vatican's Reservations on LGBT Anti-Hate Law, Says Italy 'Is Secular State'...

ROME (Sputnik) - Italian Prime Minister Mario Draghi on Wednesday responded to the Vatican's complaint against the anti-homophobia draft law, which aims to protect the LGBT community, saying that the country's parliament has the right to freely di...

 2021-06-23 20:34 

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US Troops Would Have Faced Increased Attacks If Ordered to Stay in Afghanistan, Psaki Says...

WASHINGTON (Sputnik) The White House believes that it spared its troops in Afghanistan from increased violence by initiating their withdrawal from the country, the White House spokeswoman Jen Psaki told reporters on Wednesday....

 2021-06-23 20:24 

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Florida Gov. DeSantis Signs Law Requiring University Students, Staffers to Identify Beliefs...

Within recent months, Florida Governor Ron DeSantis (R) has passed legislation to defend "religious freedom" in schools, and pledged to push back against the "indoctrination of students" through teachings such as critical race theory, an a...

 2021-06-23 20:22 

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Harrison Ford Gets Shoulder Injury on Set of Upcoming Indiana Jones Movie - Report...

The actor has a long history of getting injured both on and off the movie set. Ford, who is still a huge box office draw despite his considerable age, previously hurt his leg during the filming of "Star Wars: The Force Awakens." Off-camera, he has...

 2021-06-23 20:15 

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Israel Approves First New West Bank Construction of Bennett Admin as Settler Protests Continue...

While the Arab Ra'am party won concessions making it harder for the Israeli government to demolish Palestinian homes when it joined Yair Lapid's coalition, the central issue of settlement foundation and expansion was never touched on, leaving Prim...

 2021-06-23 20:03 

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US Linguist Gets 23 Year Sentence For Giving Hezbollah Names of US Agents After Soleimani Was Killed...

WASHINGTON (Sputnik) A linguist for the US military who gave the Lebanese paramilitary group Hezbollah names of human intelligence sources following the January 2020 US strike that killed Iranian Revolutionary Guard Corps Quds Force commander Qasem Soleim...

 2021-06-23 19:20 

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Antivirus Mogul John McAfee Found Dead in Spanish Prison After Court Approves Extradition...
 2021-06-23 19:15 

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'A Lot of Possibilities, None of Them Quite Work': Strange 'Blinking Star' Baffles Astronomers...

One possible explanation for the star's brightness fluctuations reportedly involves "a large, dusty disk of material" that may surround the celestial body and occasionally block its light by passing in front of it....

 2021-06-23 19:08 

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Russian Military: Militants, 'White Helmets' Preparing Staged 'Chemical Attack' in Syria's Idlib...

This is yet another report of provocations using chemical weapons, in which terrorists via foreign aid aim to discredit the Syrian army and accuse Damascus of using toxic substances against Syrian citizens....

 2021-06-23 19:06 

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'Who's Lying: The MoD, the BBC or the Embassy?': Moscow Raps UK Over HMS Defender Incident Confusion...

On Wednesday, the Russian Defence Ministry announced that a Russian patrol vessel and military aircraft fired warning shots in the direction of the HMS Defender destroyer after it veered into Russian territorial waters around Crimea and refused to change ...

 2021-06-23 19:03 

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'Race and the Cosmos': New US University Course Merges Astronomy With 'History of Race'...

Some social media users aren't particularly pleased about the new course, arguing that it's probably "causing way more damage than good."...

 2021-06-23 19:01 

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Spider-Man Meets With Pope Francis in Vatican...

THE VATICAN (Sputnik) - An Italian dressed up as Spider-Man stole the show at Pope Francis' weekly audience in the Vatican courtyard on Wednesday as he came up to greet the pontiff....

 2021-06-23 19:00 

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Hello There! Curious Cat Sticks Head Into Box...

Cat owners know all too well that if you leave out an empty cardboard, your pets won't be able to resist....

 2021-06-23 18:52 

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Fans Arrive at Stadium in Munich Ahead of Germany-Hungary Euro 2020 Clash...

The upcoming match has been overshadowed by UEFA's decision not to illuminate the Allianz Arena in the colours of LGBTQ flag....

 2021-06-23 18:32 

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Over 50 People Killed, More Than 100 Injured in Airstrike in Ethiopia's Tigray, Reports Say...

MOSCOW (Sputnik) - More than 50 people were killed, over 100 were injured in an airstrike in the Tigray region of Ethiopia, at least 33 are reported missing, the Associated Press reported, citing doctors....

 2021-06-23 18:24 

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From 'Strongest' to 'Worst in US History': Trump Reacts to Harris's Plans to Visit Southern Border...

Vice President Kamala Harris has taken flak over her long-time refusal to visit to the US-Mexican border to get a sense of the magnitude of the ongoing immigration crisis. On Wednesday, US media reported that Harris would visit the southern frontier befor...

 2021-06-23 18:21 

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Anthony Fauci Reportedly Plans to Skip Congressional Probe on Covid Origins...

The chief medical advisor to the president and oft-cited senior authority on Sars-CoV-2 has come under increasing scrutiny from Republican lawmakers after leaked emails appeared to have revealed his alleged role in the funding of potentially dangerous cor...

 2021-06-23 18:00 

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Pedestrian Bridge Collapses in Washington, DC, Leaving 6 Injured - Photo, Video...

WASHINGTON (Sputnik) - A pedestrian bridge over a highway collapsed in the US capital of Washington, DC, leaving at least six people injured, local media reported on Wednesday, citing officials...

 2021-06-23 17:50 

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Biden Administration 'More Open' to Multipolar World: Indian FM Takes Veiled Swipe at Trump...

India's Foreign Minister Jaishankar agreed that the rise of China as well as the change of regime at the White House were two major global developments that have affected every continent. "The world has a context. If some big change happens in one...

 2021-06-23 17:49 

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India's Vishva Hindu Parishad Praises Reconversion as Hindus Return to Their Roots...

Founded in 1964, the Vishva Hindu Parishad is designed to protect Hindu society at large. The organisation includes several Hindu groups and is linked to India's federally ruling Bharatiya Janata Party. The VHP has long been demanding that missionarie...

 2021-06-23 17:31 

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'Shots Fired': BBC Journo Reveals What Happened When British Destroyer Violated Russian Border...

Beale claimed that HMS Defender did not deviate from its course and continued its journey "almost within 12 miles of Crimea."...

 2021-06-23 17:20 

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Modi Government Mulls New Laws to Ensure Better Practice From E-Commerce Giants, Experts Weigh In...

With a population of more than 1.37 billion, India is a huge market for national and international e-commerce players. According to the India Brand Equity Foundation (IBEF), the e-commerce business will reach $99 billion by 2024 in India. Indians extensiv...

 2021-06-23 17:16 

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India's National Investigation Agency Probes Terror Links After Teen Kills Family of Four...

Malda District in India's West Bengal shares a porous border with Bangladesh and is known for the presence of criminal elements. The recent murder has thrown light on the way crime is rising in the area....

 2021-06-23 17:11 

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US Has No Better Friend Than Germany, Blinken Says...

WASHINGTON (Sputnik) The United States does not have a better friend in the world than Germany, US Secretary of State Antony Blinken said on Wednesday....

 2021-06-23 16:59 

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US Vice President Kamala Harris to Visit US Border With Mexico on Friday, Reports Say...

WASHINGTON (Sputnik) - US Vice President Kamala Harris will visit the United States' southern border at the end of the week, Politico reported on Wednesday, citing sources familiar with the matter....

 2021-06-23 16:49 

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US Birth Rates Suffer Biggest Decline in Nearly 50 Years During Pandemic...

WASHINGTON (Sputnik) - US births plunged in 2020 for all races as the coronavirus pandemic took hold, registering the largest drop in nearly a half-century, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) said in a report on Wednesday....

 2021-06-23 16:47 

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UK National Park Officials Left Embarrassed After Inviting Visitors to 'Sex Area' in Facebook Post...

The Facebook account of Snowdonia National Park, a spectacular glacial region located in northwest Wales, was trying to advertise a tourist spot when its translation tool landed it in a spot of bother....

 2021-06-23 16:25 

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'To Enhance Morale & Cohesion': Nellis Air Force Base Hosts Its First-Ever Drag Queen Show...

Not everyone is impressed with the show, arguing that the US Army should be focussed on other things like air and ground combat....

 2021-06-23 16:10 

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Beijing Blames 'One Power' for Global Chaos, Says Won't Let Taiwan Be 'Torn Away' From China...

Chinese officials have been fighting a war of words with their US counterparts in the Biden administration in recent months amid the latest escalations of China-US tensions over Taiwan. Beijing considers the island to be an integral part of China, and has...

 2021-06-23 15:56 

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Video of Russian Jet Flying Over UK Destroyer in Black Sea Released by MoD...

Earlier, the Russian Defence Ministry said that a Russian warship had fired warning shots after the HMS Defender, a British Royal Navy destroyer, violated Russia's maritime borders in the Black Sea....

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