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 2020-08-03 12:10 

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'Mancunian Measures': Why Greater Manchester Declared COVID-19 'Major Incident' Amid Spike In Cases...

The news comes after figures revealed that out of the 20 of the worst affected areas across England, seven were in English northwestern region, UK media reported....

 2020-08-03 12:02 

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US Authorities Fear Ransomware Attacks Might Disrupt November Election...

Worries about purported foreign meddling in America's democratic processes are now being supplemented by concerns that the increased stress on the electoral system this year might allow criminals with less sophisticated tools to attack critical voting...

 2020-08-03 12:00 

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Fun Amid COVID-19 Pandemic: Cosplayers Attend Asia's Biggest Expo ChinaJoy 2020...

Despite the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic that has already spread to all corners of the world, the organisers of ChinaJoy or China Digital Entertainment Expo and Conference still decided to hold the largest gaming and digital entertainment exhibition in the c...

 2020-08-03 11:48 

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COVID Vaccine Trial Volunteers in Russia Show Immune Response, Defence Ministry Says...

MOSCOW (Sputnik) - The final check-up of volunteers testing the coronavirus vaccine at the Burdenko Hospital in Russia showed immunity in all participants, the Russian Defence Ministry said Monday....

 2020-08-03 11:48 

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Epstein; US Election; Hiroshima & Nagasaki Anniversary; Coronavirus Medical Update...

Join George Galloway on the new home for the Mother of All Talk Shows - this week we talk about Epstein, US election, Hiroshima and Nagasaki, and coronavirus...

 2020-08-03 11:26 

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Netizens Troll Pakistani News Channel Flashing Indian Flag in Epic Hack Video...

New Delhi (Sputnik): The incident occurred just days before the Independence Day of Pakistan (14 August) as well as that of India (15 August). Pakistan's leading news channel Dawn has issued a statement saying that an investigation has been ordered by...

 2020-08-03 11:21 

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Pronto! Italy Celebrates as New Bridge in Genoa Opens Only Two Years After Disaster Which Killed 43...

On a rainy day in August 2018 a huge section of the Morandi Bridge, which was built in 1967, collapsed killing 43 people. The design of the bridge, by architect Riccardo Morandi, and the way it was maintained over the years has been heavily criticised....

 2020-08-03 11:09 

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Jeffrey Epstein's Alleged Victim Reveals it Was Difficult to Meet Sexual Desires of Prince Andrew...

Virginia Roberts (now Virginia Giuffre) for years has claimed that Jeffrey Epstein and his companion Ghislaine Maxwell trafficked her to London when she was 17, where she was forced to have sex with Prince Andrew, a claim the Duke of York and the Royal Fa...

 2020-08-03 11:06 

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India to Sell Stakes Worth $3.3 Billion in Public Banks as Earning Dips to Lowest, Source Says...

New Delhi (Sputnik): As COVID-19 has slowed down the Indian economy, the government's revenue collections have not been matching the pandemic-induced expenditures. The government needs funds to roll out a $12 billion economic stimulus package without ...

 2020-08-03 11:00 

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Kiss Cam: French Bulldog Shows Baby Fawn His Love...

One of the world's most popular small-dog breeds, the French bulldog, is considered to be a playful, alert, versatile and affectionate dog. These dogs get on well with other animals and enjoy making new friends of the human variety, which makes them t...

 2020-08-03 10:47 

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Mystery Deepens as Mumbai Police Claim Sushant Singh Rajput Searched 'Bipolar Disorder' Before Death...

New Delhi (Sputnik): Since the news of Bollywood actor Sushant Singh Rajput's death was confirmed, people from various realms, including politicians, have been demanding a thorough investigation in the case. Sushant was found hanging from the ceiling ...

 2020-08-03 10:30 

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Iran Covered Up Real Data on Coronavirus Cases & Deaths, Media Investigation Claims...

The Islamic Republic has of late seen the number of COVID-19 infections skyrocket again, firmly securely first place on the list of the worst-hit nations in the Middle East....

 2020-08-03 10:25 

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Man Threatens to Blow up Bank in Kiev, Deputy Interior Minister Says...

KIEV (Sputnik) - The police are in talks with a man who is threatening to blow up a bank in a business centre in Kiev, the Ukrainian Deputy Interior Minister, Anton Geraschschenko, said Monday....

 2020-08-03 10:21 

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Horse Racing and Other Sports in the UK Are Doomed Unless We Return Soon to the 'Old' Normal...

The UK government's last minute cancellation of the crowd-trials at Goodwood racecourse and at other sporting venues on Saturday was a huge blow to the hopes that spectators will soon be allowed back into stadia, and casts serious doubt on the future ...

 2020-08-03 09:47 

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'Memorial to All Syrian Christians': Syria Plans to Build Its Own Miniature Hagia Sophia...

Syria has been contemplating the possibility of building its own "little" Hagia Sophia amid Turkey's decision to convert the former museum into a mosque....

 2020-08-03 09:45 

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TikTok Owner ByteDance May Relocate HQ From Beijing to London, UK Gov't Set to Approve Deal - Report...

Rumours on the popular Chinese social media platform have surfaced in British media following a potential ban in the United States, with some stating it could spark fresh diplomatic rows between Washington, Beijing and London....

 2020-08-03 09:44 

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Russian Scientists Find Way to Protect Crops Without Spraying With Pesticides...

Scientists at the Siberian Federal University (SibFU, Krasnoyarsk, Russia) have developed a unique method to protect crops from pathogens. According to the authors of the study, the new drug will make it possible to give up spraying crops with pesticides,...

 2020-08-03 09:30 

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Bizarre or Eco-Friendly: Indians Create 'Corona Rakhis' Made of Cow Dung Cakes for Sibling Festival...

New Delhi (Sputnik): Despite COVID-19 concerns, Indian markets saw an increased footfall ahead of the sibling festival of Rakshabandhan. Sisters buy sacred threads, "Rakhi", from markets on the occasion to tie it around their brothers' wrists ...

 2020-08-03 09:30 

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Powerful 5.6-Magnitude Earthquake Hits Northern Mariana Islands - USGS...
 2020-08-03 09:21 

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Thanks for the Protection COVID-Warriors: India's 'Rakshabandhan' Gets Dramatic in Virus-Ridden 2020...

New Delhi (Sputnik): Even with all its competitive rivalry, everybody around the world knows that the love and relationship between siblings is bitter-sweet, but irreplaceable. India, which is called the land of festivals, has a special day to mark this b...

 2020-08-03 08:34 

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Kanye West Reportedly Focusing on Swing State Ohio in Run-Up to Presidential Polls...

The hip-hop icon made a shock announcement outlining his intention to enter the political fray in early July, but has since missed a number of deadlines to obtain sufficient signatures to be on the ballot....

 2020-08-03 08:29 

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Rituals Ahead of Foundation-Laying Ceremony for India's Iconic Ram Temple Begin in Ayodhya Video...

New Delhi (Sputnik): Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi will perform the groundbreaking ceremony for the iconic Ram Temple in Ayodhya on Wednesday (5 August). A grand temple of Lord Ram, believed to be at his place of birth, has been at the top of the ag...

 2020-08-03 08:27 

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Nobel Peace Prize Laureate John Hume Dies at 83...

The Northern Irish politician and a founding member of the Social Democratic and Labour Party won the Nobel Peace Prize in 1998 for his contribution to the agreements between London and Dublin that ended decades-long violent conflicts in Northern Ireland....

 2020-08-03 07:41 

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Suspended Member of Capital's Ruling AAP Admits to Being Delhi Riot Mastermind, Police Sources Claim...

New Delhi (Sputnik): In February, India's national capital witnessed large-scale violence and arson that claimed over 50 lives and left more than 400 people injured. The clashes are considered to be the worst communal violence the city has witnessed i...

 2020-08-03 07:20 

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Lebanese Foreign Minister Reportedly Submits Resignation...

According to Sky News Arabia, the diplomat has announced he will step down due to "the government's performance on a number of issues" amid an economic crisis in the country, and due to his conflict with Prime Minister Hassan Diab....

 2020-08-03 07:18 

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Viking Age Finds Shed New Light on History of Deadly Epidemic...

Smallpox is one of the deadliest diseases that mankind has ever experienced, killing at least 500 million people in the 20th century alone. The last detected case of smallpox occurred in Somalia in 1977....

 2020-08-03 07:05 

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One Person Killed in Fire at Thermal Power Plant No. 2 in Russia's Norilsk...

KRASNOYARSK (Sputnik) - One person was killed on Monday in a fire at the Norilsk Thermal Power Plant No. 2 in the north of Russia's Krasnoyarsk Territory, a spokesperson for the regional department of the Emergencies Ministry said....

 2020-08-03 06:53 

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Pro-Brexit and Right-Wing Academics Have to Hide Their Opinions, YouGov Poll Suggests...

According to the report, British academia has transformed over the past several decades, shifting to left-wing views that create a harsh environment for conservatives on campus and results in self-censorship....

 2020-08-03 06:41 

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Father-Son Duo Replicates 'Sexiest Asian' Hrithik Roshan's Dance Moves to Perfection - Video...

In 2019, the UK-based newspaper Eastern Eye in its 16th edition of the world famous list had named Bollywood superstar Hrithik Roshan as the "Sexiest Asian Man" in the world....

 2020-08-03 06:37 

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'I Prayed': Elon Musk Deeply Moved as He Greets NASA Astronauts After Historic SpaceX Mission...

Sunday's landmark arrival, which closed out the unprecedented crewed mission by a private space company, was also the first water landing by NASA since 1975....

 2020-08-03 06:16 

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Norway's Largest Encyclopedia Defines 'Ethnic Norwegian' as Controversial Term...

According to the Great Norwegian Encyclopedia, the notion of ethnicity implies a community based on common ancestry, which may seem exclusionary to Norway's immigrant population....

 2020-08-03 06:11 

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Two Indian States at Odds Over Probe Into Bollywood Actor Sushant Singh Rajput's Death...

New Delhi (Sputnik): India's Bihar has demanded a federal probe into the alleged suicide of young Bollywood actor Sushant Singh Rajput. The state of Maharashtra, however, claimed its police were investigating the case professionally and there was no n...

 2020-08-03 06:00 

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Indian Bourses Tumble Trailing Weak Global Cues, Sensex Plunges 404 Points in Opening Trading...

New Delhi (Sputnik): India's benchmark stock index Sensex collapsed from highs of over 42,000 in February to just 26,000 when the COVID-19 pandemic hit the country in March. The index has since rebounded by more than 40 percent....

 2020-08-03 05:54 

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New Election Looming? Tweeps Divided Over Attitude Towards Netanyahu Amid Anti-Government Protests...

A wave of anti-government protests sweeping Israel has also left a mark on social media platforms, where users have been debating their attitude towards the prime minister. While some have been calling for Netanyahu's resignation, others say they'...

 2020-08-03 05:31 

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Trump to Give TikTok's Chinese Parent Company 45 Days to Negotiate Sale, Report Says...

President Donald Trump earlier said he would ban the wildly popular app in the country, but has apparently reconsidered, months before the presidential vote in November....

 2020-08-03 05:29 

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Sweden Shaken by 12-Year-Old Girl's Death in Gang Shootout...

In recent decades, the number of gangland shooting victims in Sweden has dramatically increased, with criminologists describing the situation as the "Wild West"....

 2020-08-03 04:51 

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Profits of UK's Biggest Bank HSBC Plunge 65 Percent in COVID-19 Fallout...

The bank previously announced it would cut at least 35,000 of its 235,000 staff as part of a major restructuring, but the plan was put on hold amid the pandemic....

 2020-08-03 04:30 

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We See, We Run, We Jump: Golden Retrievers Master Their Dock Diving Skills...

Did you know there is such a thing as dog sport? Dock jumping, also known as dock diving, is a sport in which dogs compete in jumping for distance or height from a dock into the water....

 2020-08-03 04:22 

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Concerns Over SAS Executing Unarmed Afghan People Withheld From Judge, Report Claims...

Fears over Special Air Service (SAS) troops killing innocent Afghans were reportedly expressed in emails disclosed to the High Court by an Afghani civilian, Saifullah Yar, who is demanding an investigation into the killing of his family in an SAS raid....

 2020-08-03 03:46 

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Several Opposition Parties in Venezuela Not to Take Part in Parliamentary Elections...

BUENOS AIRES (Sputnik) - A number of opposition parties in Venezuela will not be participating in the parliamentary elections set to take place on 6 December, a statement released by the National Communication Center of opposition leader Juan Guaido said....

 2020-08-03 03:31 

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UK Nobel Laureate Scientist Slams 'Shroud of Secrecy' Drawn Over Gov't COVID-19 Response...

The high-profile scientist's comments join a wave of criticism that the UK government of Prime Minister Boris Johnson is facing over its response to the ongoing coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, which has so far infected over 306,000 people and resulte...

 2020-08-03 02:35 

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Elon Musk Asserts His Firm's Neuralink Brain Chips Will Allow Hearing 'Beyond Normal Frequencies'...

Neuralink is one of several companies founded by Elon Musk, focusing on implantable computer interfaces and neurotechnology. It is also one of his most secretive firms, only revealing the specifics of its works after 2018....

 2020-08-03 01:09 

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Video: New York Police Department Releases Video of Independence Day Shooting in Brooklyn...

The New York Police Department (NYPD) Crime Stoppers Program on Sunday released surveillance camera footage of a shooting that took place on Sheffield Avenue in Brooklyn, New York, as a means of including the public in the search for the gunman....

 2020-08-03 01:02 

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ByteDance Says 'Complex And Unimaginable Difficulties' In Going Global, Denounces Facebook...

ByteDance, the parent company of viral video platform TikTok that currently faces ban threat in the United States, did not mention the difficulties the app faces in the country, not commenting on the talks with Microsoft over possible selling of TikTok....

 2020-08-02 23:51 

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McGregor Left 'Crying', 'Completely Devastated' After First MMA Defeat, Opponent Claims in New Book...

On 7 June, Irish professional mixed martial artist and boxer Conor McGregor announced via social media that he was retiring from fighting. The sportsman, a former Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) featherweight and lightweight champion, was the 10th in...

 2020-08-02 23:26 

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Microsoft to Proceed With Talks Over Possible TikTok Purchase in US After 'Conversation' With Trump...

Earlier in the week, US President Donald Trump announced his intention to ban Chinese-owned viral video platform TikTok in the United States amid allegations that the app "spies" on American citizens and could "meddle" in the US presidenti...

 2020-08-02 23:02 

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'President Is Going to Win': White House Says No Election Delay As Trump Opposes Mail-In Voting...

In his rejection of mail-in voting in the upcoming US presidential election, Donald Trump has claimed that it will "rig" the contest, and suggested moving the date of election. His idea was met with opposition, however, by both sides of the politi...

 2020-08-02 22:08 

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Senior Trump Administration Health Official Rejects Hydroxychloroquine as Coronavirus Treatment...

US President Donald Trump has long promoted the use of the anti-malarial drug hydroxychloroquine as a treatment for the ongoing coronavirus. Testing the drug for use in treating COVID-19 has, however, been blocked by international health bodies which have...

 2020-08-02 22:01 

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Israel Thwarted 'Terrorists' Attempt to Place Explosives on Syria-Israeli border, IDF Says...

Israel Defence Forces noted that it "considers Syrian regime responsible for any action taken in its territory", stressing that "it will not allow" any violation of the sovereignty of the State of Israel....

 2020-08-02 21:56 

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Astronauts Behnken, Hurley Safely Out of Crew Dragon Capsule After Splashdown...

WASHINGTON (Sputnik) - Astronauts Robert Behnken and Douglas Hurley who have come back to Earth from the International Space Station (ISS) aboard SpaceX's Crew Dragon spacecraft are safe and have been taken out of the capsule, according to the Nationa...

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