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 2020-08-12 18:36 

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US Envoy to UK Made 'Inappropriate' Comments to Embassy Staff, Inspector-General Says...

WASHINGTON (Sputnik) - The Office of Inspector General (OIG) for the Department of State said in a report on Wednesday it has found out that US Ambassador to the United Kingdom Robert Johnson made inappropriate comments to embassy staff about religion, se...

 2020-08-12 18:31 

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Website of Russia's Sputnik V Anti-COVID Vaccine Registers Visitors From 188 Countries in 24 Hours...

Russia's vaccine, developed by the Gamaleya Research Institute, was named Sputnik V and registered on 11 August. Russian President Vladimir Putin has endorsed the vaccine, saying that it has passed all necessary checks....

 2020-08-12 18:18 

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5.9-Magnitude Earthquake Hits Off Kamchatka's Coast...

The peninsula is home to large volcanic belts, which contain more than a hundred volcanoes, of which over a dozen are active. Seismic events and tsunamis commonly occur on Kamchatka and the peninsula has on several occasions been hit by strong earthquakes...

 2020-08-12 17:51 

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'Fighting Tooth & Nail': Will Kamala Harris Boost Joe Biden's Odds of Winning 2020 Race?...

Kamala Harris, a US senator from California and the daughter of Indian and Jamaican immigrants, was picked by presumptive Democratic nominee Joe Biden as his running mate, making her the first woman of colour to run on a major party ticket. US observers h...

 2020-08-12 17:44 

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5.9-Magnitude Earthquake Strikes Off Tanzania, EMSC Says...
 2020-08-12 16:45 

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Russian Fighter Su-27 Scrambled to Intercept 2 US Military Aircraft Over Black Sea...

MOSCOW (Sputnik) - Russian fighter jet Su-27 was scrambled after two US military aircraft approached Russian border over the Black Sea, so that no violation of the state border was allowed, the Russian Defense Ministry's National Defense Control Centr...

 2020-08-12 16:42 

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When Will UK's Economy Overcome COVID-Related Recession & Return Back on Track?...

The UK has entered a recession for the first time in 11 years as its economic output plunged by 20.4% in the second quarter following a 2.2% slide earlier this year, according to the Office for National Statistics (ONS). British academics have discussed t...

 2020-08-12 16:11 

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Blood Pressure Drop Interrupts Syrian President's Speech to Parliament, Press Office Says...

BEIRUT (Sputnik) - Syrian President Bashar Assad's address to the newly elected parliament on Wednesday was interrupted for a few minutes, with the press office of the presidency saying it was caused by a drop in blood pressure....

 2020-08-12 16:08 

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Five Times Biden's Running Mate Kamala Harris Clashed With Former Vice President...

Ending the months-long suspense and speculation regarding his pick for running mate, Joe Biden on 11 August chose Kamala Harris as the second name on the ticket, sparking debate about how well she plays into the hands of the presumptive Democratic nominee...

 2020-08-12 16:00 

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What in the World?! Cat Scared by Social Media Filter...

With the invention of numerous filters on social media platforms, people tend to frighten their pets with various cat faces, scary and creepy expressions, etc....

 2020-08-12 15:28 

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UK MP Suggest Taking Calais Back From France or Paying Paris to Stop Migrants...

Sir Edward Leigh suggested a couple of solutions to the issue of migrants travelling to the shores of Britain from France, via the English Channel....

 2020-08-12 15:28 

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UK MP Suggests Taking Calais Back From France or Paying Paris to Stop Migrants...

Sir Edward Leigh suggested a couple of solutions to the issue of migrants travelling to the shores of Britain from France, via the English Channel....

 2020-08-12 15:24 

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The Dinosaurs in Congress: How Many Octogenarians Are Seeking Re-election in November?...

Kamala Harris, 55, has been chosen as Joe Biden's running mate on the Democratic Party's ticket in November's presidential election. Biden will turn 78 a few days after the election but there are many in Congress who are even older. Who are th...

 2020-08-12 15:22 

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New Study Confirms Ancient 'Terror Crocodile' Had Teeth the Size of Bananas and Hunted Dinosaurs...

Scientists say Deinosuchus, whose length reached up to 33 feet (10 metres), resembled alligators. It had a long and broad snout that was inflated around its nose. One detail has baffled researchers, however: the gigantic creature had two large holes on it...

 2020-08-12 15:13 

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Politically Patronised Radicalism Cause of Violence in India's 'Silicon Valley', Analyst Says...

New Delhi (Sputnik): Three people were killed in police gunfire and around 60 officers injured when violence broke out in India's southern city of Bengaluru on the intervening night of Tuesday and Wednesday, triggered by religiously provocative social...

 2020-08-12 15:07 

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US' TikTok Ban May See It Axed From App Stores, Lose Advertisers, White House Doc Claims...

Donald Trump's recent order will prohibit transactions involving TikTok if its Chinese owner fails to reach a deal to divest from it by mid-September. The management of the wildly popular video-sharing service said in response that it is now exploring...

 2020-08-12 15:01 

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Borrowing Will Be Cheaper in Fall, Brits Will Be Pushed Into Spending, Financial Analyst Believes...

Looking forward, into the 3d Quarter of 2020, experts expect much better numbers for UK economy than in the first half of the year. However, London top financial analyst, working at the City, told Sputnik that there will still be economic shrinkage, rough...

 2020-08-12 14:58 

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UK Enters Record Breaking Recession: 'You Ain't Seen Nothing Yet', Analyst Says...

Official figures have confirmed that the UK has been tipped into the "largest recession on record"....

 2020-08-12 14:46 

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Prayers, Chants Echo Across India Celebrating Birth of Lord Krishna as Joy Takes Over Social Media...

New Delhi (Sputnik): The annual string of back-to-back festivities in India has begun, giving a warm feeling to Indians, who have been in isolation due to the coronavirus pandemic since March. Just days after Indian siblings celebrated their bitter-sweet ...

 2020-08-12 14:46 

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Representatives of Philippines to Discuss Russian Vaccine Trials With Gamaleya, Official Says...

MOSCOW (Sputnik) - Officials from the Department of Science and Technology (DOST) of the Philippines will meet with representatives of Russia's Gamaleya Scientific Research Institute on Wednesday to discuss Manila's participation in phase 3 trials...

 2020-08-12 14:32 

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Turkey to Continue Seismic Drilling in Mediterranean Despite Greece's Objection, Minister Says...

ANKARA (Sputnik) - Turkey will continue to explore the seabed of the Eastern Mediterranean in search for hydrocarbon reserves, Turkish Energy Minister Fatih Donmez said on Wednesday on the backdrop of renewed escalation with Greece, which considers the ar...

 2020-08-12 14:00 

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Introvert's Dream: Most Isolated Houses Across the Globe...

At least once in their lives everybody has had the idea of going somewhere far, far away, where there is no evil boss, household chores, and where no one will surely "nag" over trifles. We're all looking for a peaceful and quiet place to stay....

 2020-08-12 13:52 

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'Good Thing They Have Brexit Coming to Boost Economy': Twitter Users Mock UK Amid Recession, Covid...

Brits were left to digest the news of an economic recession hitting the country, and some took on the distressing report with a pinch of humour....

 2020-08-12 13:50 

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This is the End: Universe Will Die in Last Black Dwarf Supernova, Study Claims...

The eventual shrinking of existing white dwarfs into superheavy black dwarf stars that hardly emit any heat or light will ultimately see the last one blow up due to so-dubbed "quantum tunnelling", it has been suggested. But, luckily, we have quite...

 2020-08-12 13:47 

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Beijing to Raise TikTok, WeChat Ban With Trump in Phase One Trade Talks as US-China Relations Slide...

Chinese officials are set to address the issue with US president Donald Trump in a bid to mitigate a major trade row between the two sides, which worsened after the latter passed numerous measures aimed at blocking Beijing's access to US markets and k...

 2020-08-12 13:47 

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Meme Frenzy Takes Over as Bollywood Couple Kareena Kapoor, Saif Ali Khan Announce Second Pregnancy...

New Delhi (Sputnik): After a dark spell of clouds over Bollywood with back-to-back deaths of celebrities in 2020, the movie buffs have got the chance to perk up with positive news of "gossip monger" Kareena Kapoor getting pregnant for a second tim...

 2020-08-12 13:28 

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Archaeologists Discover 'Wooden Stonehenge' in Portugal Used for Rituals and Religious Purposes...

Numerous media reports have already dubbed the structure Woodhenge the wooden version of the famous monument Stonehenge, however, researchers disagree and insist it should be referred to as timber circles....

 2020-08-12 12:36 

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New Tell-All About Meghan Markle, Prince Harry Points to Why Megxit Couldn't Be Avoided...

The explosive biography, published on Wednesday, focuses on the years prior to the Sussexes' step-down from senior royal duties, namely the period of Harry's courtship, the couple's engagement, and their less than two-year stint in the UK....

 2020-08-12 12:28 

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UK Finance Minister Says 'Hard Times Are Here' After Country Fell Into Recession...

LONDON (Sputnik) UK Chancellor of the Exchequer Rishi Sunak admitted on Wednesday that "hard times are here", after official data released by the Office for National Statistics (ONS) showed the UK economy has officially plunged into recession foll...

 2020-08-12 12:28 

Sputnik International

UK Finance Minister Says 'Hard Times Are Here' After Country Falls Into Recession...

LONDON (Sputnik) UK Chancellor of the Exchequer Rishi Sunak on Wednesday admitted that "hard times are here", after official data released by the Office for National Statistics (ONS) showed the UK economy has officially plunged into recession foll...

 2020-08-12 12:15 

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'We Have Absolute Proof' DNC Leaks Were Not Hacked, NSA Whistleblower Says...

Because the National Security Agency is tapped into data transfer points throughout the United States, via its mass surveillance programmes, if there was any evidence that the DNC servers were hacked then they would have the evidence to prove it, a former...

 2020-08-12 12:08 

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Russian Scientists to Check Reliability of ITER International Reactor Components...

Researchers at Tomsk Polytechnic University (TPU) will develop programmes for the non-destructive testing of welded joints in the International Thermonuclear Experimental Reactor (ITER), which is recognised as the largest international energy project, the...

 2020-08-12 12:00 

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Belarusian Women Hold Peaceful Rally Against Police Violence - Video...

MOSCOW (Sputnik) - A group of women dressed in white lined up on Wednesday in downtown Minsk to protest against police violence during the dispersal of civil protests, a Sputnik correspondent reported from the scene....

 2020-08-12 11:55 

Sputnik International

Beijing Seeks 100 TSMC Chip Staff in Bid to Boost Chinese Tech Self-Reliance in Major Trade War Move...

The move will allow mainland China to reduce dependency on US technologies, namely in materials procurement for processors used in smartphones and computers, amid the ongoing US trade war with China, according to a report from the Nikkei Asian review....

 2020-08-12 11:43 

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Russian COVID-19 Vaccine Recommended for People From 18 to 60 Years Old, Health Official Says...

MOSCOW (Sputnik) - Russia's new vaccine against the coronavirus is recommended to be used for individuals aged from 18 to 60 years old, Vladimir Bondarev, the head of the Russian Health Ministry's Scientific Centre for Expert Evaluation of Medicin...

 2020-08-12 11:17 

Sputnik International

What's With the Flag? The Sordid Past of Banner Flown by Belarusian Activists...

Belarus has been ruled since 1994 by Alexander Lukashenko, whose re-election as President at the weekend with 80 percent of the vote has been derided as rigged by opposition activists. But why are the opposition flying a distinctive white, red and white f...

 2020-08-12 11:16 

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'You'll Have to Learn to Speak Chinese': Trump Forecasts Grim Future for US if Biden Wins Presidency...

The latest attack by the president fits with his previous statements in which he alleged that if Biden is elected it would be a "gift" for China, while citing his own achievements in pressuring Beijing....

 2020-08-12 11:14 

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Iran Ready to Assist Lebanon in Rebuilding Destroyed Beirut Port, Rouhani Says...

TEHRAN (Sputnik) - Iran is ready to help Lebanon in rebuilding the Beirut port, which was destroyed following a massive explosion that hit the area last week, Iranian President Hassan Rouhani said on Wednesday....

 2020-08-12 11:10 

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Congress Leader Rahul Gandhi Takes Jibe at PM Modi as Infosys Co-Founder Concerned Over India's GDP...

New Delhi (Sputnik): India's economic growth was slowing even before the COVID-19 pandemic hit the country. GDP growth has gone down from over 8 percent in early 2018 to 3.1 percent during January- March 2020. The country's economic growth is proj...

 2020-08-12 11:09 

Sputnik International

Watch Smoke Rising From Derailed Train in Scotland...

The incident occurred after ScotRail cancelled at least 200 trains, including expresses between Edinburgh and Glasgow, due to flooding and landslides on lines. LNER, which runs services between Inverness, Aberdeen, and London, said it was also unable to p...

 2020-08-12 11:01 

Sputnik International

New Video Shows Disastrous Aftermath in Beirut Hospital After Huge Blast Ripped Through The City...

On 11 August a public vigil was held for more than 200 people who died as a result of the explosion that also injured more than 4,000 and left as many as 300,000 homeless. The damage from the blast is estimated at $3 billion....

 2020-08-12 11:00 

Sputnik International

Funny Husky Imitates Girls' Cartwheels in a Hilarious Way...

Huskies make great pets for people with children as they are easily trained, intelligent but sometimes independent and stubborn. Siberian huskies are known to be friendly with people and other animals....

 2020-08-12 10:43 

Sputnik International

Train Derails in Scotland Amid Heavy Flooding...

Emergency service arrived at Stonehaven, on the east coast of Scotland on 12 August, in response to a train derailment....

 2020-08-12 10:41 

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US Stirs Sharp Divisions Between Old and New Europe in Cynical Strategy...

Following his short trip to the UK and Denmark in July, US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo will now visit the Czech Republic, Slovenia, Austria and Poland this week....

 2020-08-12 10:41 

Sputnik International

Netizens Agog as Donald & Ivanka Trump Appear to Have Donated to Kamala Harris' California Campaigns...

Tuesday saw presumptive Democratic nominee Joe Biden announce California Senator Kamala Harris as his VP pick, and many instantly drew their attention to the way Donald Trump approached the development in his rival's camp....

 2020-08-12 10:40 

Sputnik International

No More 'Dark Ads' & Dodgy Donors as UK Online Political Ads Vowed to Be Transparent...

In a move, described as "long overdue" by UK campaigners for electoral reform, Westminster proposed on 12 August that sources of political campaigning online in Britain are properly identified....

 2020-08-12 10:30 

Sputnik International

EU Likely Next Battleground for ByteDance...

As more signs emerge that TikTok, the video-sharing app developed by ByteDance, will pick Europe as the next battleground for its global expansion following frustration in the US and Indian markets, analysts said the software will survive and thrive in th...

 2020-08-12 10:28 

Sputnik International

UK Palaeontologists Discover Remains of Previously Unknown Species of Dinosaur...

MOSCOW (Sputnik) - Paleontologists at the UK's University of Southampton have discovered bones which they believe to be those of a previously unknown species of dinosaur, according to a press release published by the higher education institution on We...

 2020-08-12 10:23 

Sputnik International

Greta Thunberg's Website Blocked Over India's Environment Draft: What's so Controversial About It?...

New Delhi (Sputnik): The deadline to file objections over India's Environment Impact Assessment draft 2020 expired on Tuesday. However, of the 400,000-500,000 responses received, Ministry of Environment officials have revealed only 50 main concerns wi...

 2020-08-12 09:29 

Sputnik International

Billionaire John McAfee 'Arrested' for Wearing Thong as Face Mask...

Pictures of the fugitive American billionaire show him wearing black underwear on his face, which he refused to take off for his "health's sake"....

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