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 2020-08-12 08:09 

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COVID-19: India's Modi May Announce Economic Stimulus 2.0 Focused on Infrastructure, Defence, Jobs...

New Delhi (Sputnik): In order to help businesses and the economy fight the COVID-induced slowdown, the Indian government and apex bank, the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) have taken a number of measures. While the government announced a $266 billion package,...

 2020-08-12 07:59 

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Camera From India's Failed Moon Landing Mission Chandrayaan-2 Captures Vast Lava Plains - Photo...

New Delhi (Sputnik): India's soft Moon landing, Chandrayaan-2, failed on 7 September 2019 due to a reduction in velocity beyond the designed parameters. However, its orbiter has continued to perform "as per the design providing valuable scientific...

 2020-08-12 07:52 

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India Deploys Domestically-Produced Armed Helicopters to Contested Ladakh on Chinese Border...

New Delhi (Sputnik): India has deployed fighter jets, transport aircraft, and thousands of additional troops to the Ladakh region to counter movement by the People's Liberation Army. The two Asian giants have failed to reach a consensus on disengageme...

 2020-08-12 07:23 

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Russian Health Minister and Head of Gamaleya Institute Hold Presser on First-Ever COVID-19 Vaccine...

On 11 August, Russia registered the world's first vaccine against the coronavirus, dubbed Sputnik V. The vaccine was developed by the Gamaleya Research Institute....

 2020-08-12 07:22 

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First Batch of COVID-19 Vaccine Expected Within 2 Weeks, Russian Health Minister Reveals...

The vaccine, known as "Sputnik-V" was developed by the Gamaleya Research Institute, and its mass production has already begun at AFK Sistema's Binnopharm pharmaceutical factory. The total output of the drug is expected to reach 500 million dos...

 2020-08-12 07:18 

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Spectacular Perseid Meteor Shower Sparks Fireballs in Skies Over Ireland - Photos...

One of the high points in the celestial calendar, the Perseid meteor shower is an annual phenomenon when over 100 shooting stars fill up the sky as the Earth meets debris left behind by the comet Swift-Tuttle....

 2020-08-12 07:09 

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South Korea Preparing for Reduced Virtual Drills With US Next Week, Reports Suggest...

SEOUL (Sputnik) - South Korea has begun preparations for the annual joint summer drills with the United States which this year will be held in an abridged format due to the coronavirus, South Korean newspaper The Chosun Ilbo reported on Wednesday, citing ...

 2020-08-12 07:00 

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Could It Happen Again? Question Mark Hangs Over World's Submariners 20 Years After Kursk Disaster...

On 12 August 2000 the Kursk nuclear submarine sank to the bottom of the ocean in the Arctic Circle, leading to the death of all 118 men on board. Twenty years on are the world's submariners still at risk of such a horrific death?...

 2020-08-12 06:54 

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TikTok Reportedly Exploited Cryptic User Data Tactic Banned by Google...

ByteDance, TikTok's parent company, insists they've never gathered more data on users than their bigger rivals Facebook and Google did....

 2020-08-12 06:41 

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Three Dead as Violence Grips India's Bengaluru Over 'Derogatory' Facebook Post on Prophet Mohammad...

New Delhi (Sputnik): Angry crowds went on a rampage in the Kaval Byrasandra area of Bengaluru over a Facebook post, allegedly shared by P. Naveen, nephew of Akhanda Srinivasa Murthy, a Congress legislator from the Pulakeshinagar area. Violence engulfed pa...

 2020-08-12 06:28 

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15 Years On, Ex-Mossad and IDF Top Brass Still at Odds Over Decision to Disengage From Gaza...

In 2005, former PM Sharon's decision to pull out from Gaza divided the Israeli public and experts. While those in favour of the plan claimed the initiative would scale back the country's military spending and improve the Jewish state's securit...

 2020-08-12 06:11 

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UK Plunges Into Recession as GDP Shrinks by Record 20.4% in Q2...

The pandemic has caused a major crisis in the country, with thousands of Britons losing their jobs amid mass layoffs. According to the National Institute of Economic and Social Research (NIESR), the unemployment rate could soar from 1.3 million to 3 milli...

 2020-08-12 06:09 

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Watch UK Minister Make Awkward Gaffe After Failed Talks on Migrant Crisis in Channel...

France previously announced that between January and July, the number of migrants stopped from illegally crossing the English Channel had risen five-fold, compared to the same period in 2019....

 2020-08-12 05:45 

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Thousands of 'Apocalyptic' Lightning Bolts Strike Britain Battered by Flash Floods - Video...

Parts of the UK have been hit by high water due to excessive rainfall, with a flood warning issued across Scotland, Wales, and northern England. Meanwhile, sweltering heat continues to bake the rest of Britain. Heat warnings were issued for young children...

 2020-08-12 05:44 

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Curious Case of Creeping Inflation in India as Demand Remains Disrupted by COVID-19 Pandemic...

New Delhi (Sputnik): India's banking regulator the RBI has been at the forefront of the fight against the challenges posed by COVID-19. The apex bank has pumped liquidity worth over $127.60 billion to help the economy stay afloat amid the pandemic. Th...

 2020-08-12 05:26 

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Meghan Markle Was Kidnapped in "Terrorist Attack" as Part of Security Training, New Book Claims...

The newly unveiled royal biography enjoyed no contribution from the Sussexes, but is based on royal reporters' own experiences, as per the pair's spokesman....

 2020-08-12 05:07 

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Erection of Barricades, Stun Grenades, Clashes, and Detentions Mark Third Day of Belarus Protests...

Several Belarusian cities have been engulfed by a wave of mass protests in the wake of presidential elections in the country. The latter saw incumbent president, Alexander Lukashenko, secure the overwhelming majority of votes, something the opposition put...

 2020-08-12 04:30 

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Baby, Please, Don't Go! Sweet Golden Retriever Wants to Stay With Its Friend...

Anyone who has a doggo friend knows they are very caring and always checking in on their humans, so we don't disappear. Indeed, there is nothing more tragic in this world than a canine watching its human leaving the house to go someplace, known as ...

 2020-08-12 04:00 

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Is War in the Air? US Anti-China Bellicosity May Push the World Over the Edge, Prof Warns...

While the US is raising the stakes in its power game against the People's Republic of China (PRC), a tiny accidental spark may lead to a catastrophe, according to Dr Heinz Dieterich, coordinator at the World Advanced Research Project (WARP), who has o...

 2020-08-12 03:43 

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Google to Turn Android Phones Into Worldwide Earthquake Detectors...

The giant technology company said that its new tool could replace traditional earthquake detection and alert devices, as it is "not really practical and it's unlikely to have global coverage" of seismometer-based systems which are "extreme...

 2020-08-12 02:22 

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'Empty Shell and Power-Hungry Politician': Report Suggests Trump Campaign's Biden-Harris 'Playbook'...

Democratic presumptive nominee Joe Biden announced Kamala Harris as his VP pick earlier on Tuesday, praising her as a "fearless fighter for the little guy, and one of the country's finest public servants"....

 2020-08-12 02:12 

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Sorry to Have to Say it but Celtic Star Should Be Sacked...

Celtic football club have a big decision to make, and on behalf of the hundreds of thousands within the NHS and social care sector who have risked their lives to care for others during the four months of the deadly Covid19 pandemic, they must get it right...

 2020-08-12 01:20 

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WHO Says Looks Forward to Reviewing Details of Trials of Russia's First COVID-19 Vaccine...

MOSCOW (Sputnik), Andrei Savenkov - The World Health Organization (WHO) is looking forward to reviewing details of the trials of Russia's newly registered vaccine against COVID-19 named Sputnik V, and maintains contact with the Russian authorities on ...

 2020-08-12 01:07 

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'Solid as a Rock' Mike Pence Gets Limelight as Trump Compares VP to Kamala Harris...

On Tuesday, the former US vice president and presumptive Democratic nominee, Joe Biden, announced that he had chosen California Senator Kamala Harris as his presidential running mate on the Democratic ticket in the November 2020 election against Republica...

 2020-08-12 00:58 

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Videos: China Conducts Live-Fire Drill With Z-10A Choppers, New Air-to-Surface Missile...

New footage from China's People's Liberation Army (PLA) shows Z-10A attack helicopters of the PLA Ground Force engaging in a live-fire drill, complete with what appears to be a new type of missile, according to a recent report from The Drive....

 2020-08-12 00:58 

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Coronavirus Pandemic Should Help World Establish Cooperation to Fight Common Risks, Lavrov Says...

MOSCOW (Sputnik) - Russia is urging the international community to use the situation with the pandemic of the novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19) to establish cooperation in the fight against common challenges facing humanity, Russian Foreign Minister Se...

 2020-08-12 00:55 

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Skies Over US Illuminated by Perseid Meteor Shower - Video...

The Perseid meteor shower can be observed annually in middle summer, when the Earth meets a debris left behind by the Swift-Tuttle comet. This comet has a 133-year solar orbit and previously entered the inner solar system in 1992....

 2020-08-12 00:52 

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'Legacy of Soviet Union': State Direction May Have Given Russia 'Head Start' on COVID-19 Vaccine...

Russia on Tuesday announced the approval of the world's first COVID-19 vaccine, surprising the international community. Russia's state-sponsored research system may have contributed to the swift development of the vaccine, Bryan MacDonald, a journ...

 2020-08-12 00:40 

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Who's Looting Whom: Chicago TIFs, Uber Workforce, GOP vs. Democrats...

Chicago developers hide behind the city's tax base, while Uber's CEO says he's done all he can. The GOP and Dems create political distractions while Americans suffer. Who's looting democracy and selling capitalism?...

 2020-08-12 00:31 

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Russia Becomes World's First Country to Grant Regulatory Approval to COVID-19 Vaccine...

On this episode of The Critical Hour, co-hosts Dr. Wilmer Leon and Garland Nixon talk to Dr. Yolandra Hancock about US President Donald Trump repeating his claim that children are essentially immune to COVID-19 and that schools should hold in-person class...

 2020-08-12 00:20 

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Black Lives Matter Chicago Organizer Justifies Looting During Anti-Racism Protests as 'Reparations'...

Protests against police brutality and racism again spanned the United States after George Floyd, a black Minneapolis resident, was killed by white police while in custody. Some demonstrations turned violent and saw looting, monument toppling and vandalism...

 2020-08-11 23:25 

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History Schmistory...

US President Donald Trump seems to be living in an alternate universe with a different history, as he inaccurately claimed this week that the Spanish Flu pandemic of 1918 ended World War II a conflict that did not begin until two decades later....

 2020-08-11 23:16 

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'Let's Go Win': Politicos, Netizens React to Biden-Harris 2020 Presidential Ticket...

Social media activity related to the US' ongoing protests and the COVID-19 novel coronavirus pandemic took a backseat for a few hours on Tuesday as politicos and everyday netizens provided their opinions on former US Vice President and Democratic pres...

 2020-08-11 23:14 

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POTUS Claims G. Washington 'Would Have Had a Hard Time' to Beat Him in Election, Ignites Twitter...

US President Donald Trump has repeatedly blamed the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, which started in China in late-December 2019, for his declining poll statistics, as his administration faces heavy criticism over its handling of a crisis where over 5 mi...

 2020-08-11 22:29 

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Meet Kamala Harris, Biden's Vice Presidential Pick for 2020 Election...

US Senator Kamala Harris (D-CA) was tapped on Tuesday to be Joe Biden's vice presidential running mate on the Democratic ticket in the November 2020 election. Harris' political history extends back to 2003....

 2020-08-11 22:15 

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Fury at Police Violence Reaches Boiling Point in Chicago...

On today's episode of Loud & Clear, Brian Becker and John Kiriakou are joined by Kofi Ademola, an activist and organizer with the Black Lives Matter movement....

 2020-08-11 22:01 

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Trump Says He Was 'A Little Surprised' Biden Picked Kamala Harris for VP Pick...

US President Donald Trump on Tuesday addressed US Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden's decision to pick US Senator Kamala Harris (D-CA) as his 2020 running mate, saying that he was "a little surprised" Biden picked Harris....

 2020-08-11 22:01 

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Trump Says He Was 'A Little Surprised' Biden Picked Kamala Harris for VP...

US President Donald Trump on Tuesday addressed US Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden's decision to pick US Senator Kamala Harris (D-CA) as his 2020 running mate, saying that he was "a little surprised" by the choice....

 2020-08-11 21:51 

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Iraq Cancels Turkish Defence Minister Visit After Iraqi Soldiers Killed in Kurdistan Shelling...

Earlier on Tuesday, the Iraqi government condemned Turkish drone strike in the country's province of Erbil that left two Iraqi servicemen killed, slamming the "repeated military violations" by Turkey as "dangerous violation of Iraqi sovere...

 2020-08-11 21:40 

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Trump Holds Press Conference at White House - Video...

US President Donald Trump's recent news conference in the White House was disrupted by Secret Service agents due to what appeared to be a shooting outside the White House. The presidential complex was not breached, however, although the suspected shoo...

 2020-08-11 21:24 

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Made in China: US Reclassifies Hong Kong Exports Amid Push to Alter Beijing's WTO Status...

Due to US President Donald Trump's recent executive order revoking Hong Kong's special status, exports from the special administrative region may be "marked to indicate 'China'" as their place of origin, according to a new memo iss...

 2020-08-11 21:19 

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Research Reveals Direct Connection Between Smoking, Vaping and Risk of Contracting Coronavirus...

Previous studies on links between smoking, vaping and the coronavirus disease found that COVID-19 patients who smoked, in comparison to nonsmokers, are twice as likely to require mechanical ventilation and treatment in intensive care. Some studies also fo...

 2020-08-11 21:08 

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US, EU Governments Treat Crises in Beirut & Belarus as Opportunities...

Russia releases 1st COVID-19 vaccine; Opposition protests election results in Belarus; Lebanese gov't steps down after massive explosion...

 2020-08-11 20:55 

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Equine Mozart: Horse Shows Off Nasal Skills on Piano...

Some of us are lucky enough to be blessed with musical ability. Apparently, this applies to a select few animals as well, as a talented farm creature recently demonstrated his skills on a piano....

 2020-08-11 20:18 

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US Presidential Candidate Joe Biden Picks Kamala Harris as 2020 Running Mate...

US Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden on Tuesday announced that he has chosen US Senator Kamala Harris (D-Calif.) as his 2020 running mate....

 2020-08-11 20:15 

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Fresh Start: Ex-MONSTA X Member Wonho Reveals MV Teaser for Upcoming Solo Album...

After leaving the k-pop boy band last year, the artist returned to the music industry with renewed resolve....

 2020-08-11 20:14 

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Why 'Sputnik Moment' of Russia's First COVID Vaccine Triggered 'Sour Grapes' Reaction in Western MSM...

On 11 August, Russia announced the world's first vaccine for COVID-19, named 'Sputnik V', in a bid to curb the pandemic that has currently killed over 737,000 globally. International observers detail why the breakthrough development has been m...

 2020-08-11 20:13 

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IRGC Official Reveals Why No US General Was Killed by Iran in Response to Soleimani's Murder...

The prominent Iranian general was assassinated in a 3 January US airstrike near Baghdad International Airport. The Trump administration justified its actions by using unsubstantiated claims that Soleimani planned attacks on American diplomatic missions in...

 2020-08-11 20:05 

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Five Iranians Charged With Leaking Classified Details, Spying for Israel, Britain, Germany - Report...

Five Iranians have been arrested by Iranian authorities on charges of spying for Israel, Britain and Germany....

 2020-08-11 20:01 

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Syria's Arab Tribes Give Pro-American Forces and SDF One Month to Leave Eastern Syria...

On 11 August, sheikhs and elders of the Arab Al-Uqaydat tribe met in the Syrian Deir ez-Zor province, agreeing that the US-led coalition is responsible for murdering tribal sheikhs in the province, and demanding that the region be cleared of SDF forces, l...

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