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 2020-09-21 19:31 

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Swedish Space Corporation to Cease Assisting Chinese Companies Operate Satellites...

Beijing will soon lose the ability to access its weather and earth-monitoring satellites via ground station locations affiliated with the Swedish Space Corporation (SSC) in Sweden, Chile and Australia....

 2020-09-21 19:07 

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Videos: Hurricane-Weary US Gulf States to See 'Life-Threatening' Conditions From Tropical Storm Beta...

The hurricane-embattled US Gulf Coast region is set to undergo yet another round of clashes with Mother Nature this week, as Tropical Storm Beta approaches the US' southern coastline and brings with it "life-threatening" weather conditions....

 2020-09-21 19:00 

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Photos: Mi-17 Assault Choppers in Chinese PLA Markings Spotted at Russian Factory...

A Chinese TV program recently showed footage from a Russian helicopter factory that included several Mi-171Sh (NATO reporting name "Hip") helicopters painted in People's Liberation Army (PLA) livery. The potential new order of assault helicopt...

 2020-09-21 19:00 

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Startled Golden Retriever Scared Off by Animatronic Werewolf...

Terp, a 10-year-old golden retriever, recently got a shock to the system from an animatronic werewolf he and his mom encountered during their trip to a local hardware store in Norristown, Pennsylvania....

 2020-09-21 18:56 

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Photos: Paleontologists Uncover New, 125 Million-Year-Old Dinosaur Species in China...

Paleontologists digging in China have discovered a new, burrowing dinosaur species believed to have existed 125 million years ago....

 2020-09-21 18:53 

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US Proposals on New START Only Good for Washington, but Unattractive for Moscow, Ryabkov Says...

MOSCOW (Sputnik) - The US-proposed deal, which envisages conclusion of a framework document before the expiration of the Strategic Arms Reduction Treaty (New START), is good only for Washington, but there is nothing attractive in it for Moscow, Russian De...

 2020-09-21 18:36 

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Space Alien Was Shot Dead Near US Military Base in 1978, Claims Former US Air Force Major...

Last month, the Pentagon launched a task force to detect and analyse instances of unidentified flying objects and aerial phenomena. Secretary of Defence Mark Esper met with his Japanese counterpart Taro Kono and the two reportedly discussed investigating ...

 2020-09-21 18:34 

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5.3-Magnitude Quake Hits Near Lake Baikal, EMSC Says...

Baikal, a rift lake located in southern Siberia, Russia, is a UNESCO World Heritage site that holds around 20% of the planet's freshwater....

 2020-09-21 18:22 

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Ellen's Degenerate: Talk Show Host Kicks Off New Season With Apology to Victimised Staff...

Talk show host Ellen DeGeneres released a five-minute clip early on Monday from her show that evening, claiming she still lived up to her moniker of the 'Be Kind Lady' despite years of alleged sexual misconduct and harassment by three producers wh...

 2020-09-21 18:13 

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Iran's Zarif Says 'Book Not Closed' on Avenging Soleimani Assassination...

WASHINGTON (Sputnik) - Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif at a virtual think tank event on Monday said Tehran has not closed the book on the possibility of retaliating for the US assassination of top Iranian military commander Qasem Soleimani....

 2020-09-21 18:09 

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Fabulous@40: Fans, Family, Friends Flood Social Media With B-Day Wishes for Kareena Kapoor Khan...

As Bollywood actress Kareena Kapoor Khan, nicknamed Bebo, turns 40 on 21 September, social media has been flooded with birthday wishes from B-town stars and her fans. The actress has won millions of hearts with her performances in movies such as "Kabh...

 2020-09-21 18:01 

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China May Take Steps 'to Harm US Tech Interests' Amid Washington's Crackdown on TikTok, Analyst Says...

The Trump administration has repeatedly claimed that TikTok snoops on its users at the behest of Beijing, allegations that the video-sharing platform and Chinese officials have rejected....

 2020-09-21 17:53 

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Boeing's Rival Airbus Reveals Concept of World's First Zero-Emission Plane...

In recent years, there has been increasing demand for the airline and the car industry to shift to renewable or clean forms of energy as governments try to lower carbon emissions, which are said to drive global warming....

 2020-09-21 17:46 

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Work for Tour Guides Divided Into Two Shifts as Taj Mahal Welcomes Visitors After Six Months...

India's iconic Taj Mahal, one of the Seven Wonders of the World, is located in the ancient town of Agra in northern India. For six months, the monument symbolising "eternal love" stood unusually deserted and abided by the rules of the biggest ...

 2020-09-21 17:41 

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Frisco's Prop G: Three Reasons Why Extending Voting Rights to 16 & 17-Year-Olds May Play Out Badly...

San Francisco may become the first city to set a new trend of voting at the age of 16 and 17. While some San Franciscans believe the measure is justified and is likely to make voting a habit from an early age, others warn against burdening teenagers with ...

 2020-09-21 17:10 

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Egypt Digs Out 14 Well-Preserved Ornamented 2,500-Year-Old Sarcophagi...

Overall 27 masterly crafted coffins have recently been discovered in the historic city of Memphis south of Giza, and the Tourism and Antiquities Ministry believes it is just the beginning of their lucky streak....

 2020-09-21 17:03 

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UK Covid Response: 'People Are Starting to See What a Farce This Lockdown Has Been!', Analyst Says...

Could we be on course for a second lockdown? According to the Government's leading scientist, Patrick Valance, the UK faces 50,000 new Covid cases a day by mid-October if the current infection rate is not halted. But just how can this be stopped? What...

 2020-09-21 17:00 

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People Working at Area 51 Experimenting on Giant Robots For US Military, Claims Ufologist...

Area 51 is the common name of a highly classified US Air Force Base that was built in the middle of the 20th century. The secrecy surrounding the facility has given birth to many conspiracy theories. According to one, the site is being used to hide UFOs a...

 2020-09-21 16:48 

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Pressure on Nord Stream 2 Increased Before Navalny Case, German Lawmaker Claims...

In mid-September, German Foreign Minister Heiko Maas said that Berlin does not rule out freezing the Nord Stream 2 project over the alleged poisoning of Russian opposition figure Alexei Navalny....

 2020-09-21 16:19 

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US Space Force Has Deployed Troops to... a Qatari Air Base...

Donald Trump's decision to establish a space operations branch has been criticised both internally and externally, with experts saying that the new military service will lead to a global weaponisation of space....

 2020-09-21 16:10 

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In the Cities of the Future It Will be Seen as Irresponsible for Humans to Drive Cars, Says Futurist...

BMW, Jaguar Land Rover, Tesla, Uber and Amazon are all testing out prototypes of driverless cars and trucks - known in the industry as autonomous vehicles (AVs). If they pass the safety tests and become widespread, how will it change our cities?...

 2020-09-21 16:02 

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Two Russian Fighters Scrambled to Escort UK Spy Plane Over Barents Sea, Defence Ministry Says...

MOSCOW (Sputnik) - Two Russian fighters MiG-31 were scrambled to escort a UK spy plane over the Barents Sea, the national defence control centre said Monday....

 2020-09-21 16:01 

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Smoking Hashtag? Dutch PM Mocked on Twitter for Telling Football Fans to 'Shut Up'...

Monday's abrupt outburst by Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte against thrill-starved football supporters was all over social media within hours, with the #gewoonjebekhouden hashtag trending widely on Twitter....

 2020-09-21 15:57 

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Women in the Sky: India to Induct Women Pilots for Warships and Rafale Fighter Jets...

India commissioned the first batch of women fighter pilots in June 2016, and over a year later the Indian Navy inducted its first female pilots to join its aviation branch. Women pilots in the Navy were initially restricted to fixed-wing aircraft operated...

 2020-09-21 15:33 

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Russia's UN Mission Opens Exhibition Showing Efforts of Russian Medics, Volunteers During Pandemic...

Amid the persisting risks posed by the coronavirus pandemic, it was decided to hold the 75th session of the UN General Assembly, which is to take place from 21 to 29 September, in a hybrid format....

 2020-09-21 15:20 

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Assange's Removal From Embassy Was Coordinated on 'Direct Orders From the US President', Court Told...

Journalist Cassandra Fairbanks has informed the court in Julian Assange's extradition hearing that Arthur Schwartz, who is known as Donald Trump Jr's "fixer", had advance warning of the US indictment against the WikiLeaks publisher....

 2020-09-21 15:17 

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Major Police Operation Involving Special Chemical, Explosives Team Underway in Quebec, Canada...

A woman suspected of sending an envelope with the poison ricin addressed to White House has been detained at the New York-Canada border, Canadian law enforcement officials have said, as quoted by the Montreal Gazette....

 2020-09-21 15:14 

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Pompeo Announces US Sanctions on Venezuela's Maduro, Iran's Ministry of Defence...

Late last week, US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said that all the UN sanctions against Iran are coming into force and that Washington is ready to punish those UN Security Council members that are against the sanctions....

 2020-09-21 15:08 

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US Secretary of State Pompeo Addresses Media on Anti-Iranian Sanctions - Video...

The official previously stated that the UN sanctions against Tehran are coming into force, including an arms embargo, after the US triggered a 30-day snapback mechanism. However, the EU and Russia, as well as Iran, denied it, stressing that Washington can...

 2020-09-21 14:53 

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Shut the F**k Up: Indians Troll Global Times Editor for Saying India's Military is No Match for PLA...

Months of border hostilities between India and China have started to be reflected on social media, with the smartphone generation in both countries waging a war of words on Twitter, while soldiers of the two Asian giants have witnessed incidents of violen...

 2020-09-21 14:52 

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EU's Top Diplomats Call for Int'l Probe Into Navalny With OPCW Involvement, Borrell Says...

MOSCOW (Sputnik) - The European Union's foreign ministers insist on an international investigation into the situation with Russian opposition figure Alexei Navalny, with the involvement of the Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW...

 2020-09-21 14:44 

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AstraZeneca Vaccine Trial Still on Hold in US Amid Reports of 2nd Neurological Disease Case...

The Testing of the chimpanzee adenovirus-based vaccine had been repeatedly called into question for the "dangerous" lack of sufficient trials on chimp viruses as well as the unclear consequences of the new technology. The trials of AstraZeneca vac...

 2020-09-21 14:41 

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Two Asteroids the Size of Ancient Egypt's Great Pyramid to Whiz Past Earth...

The two bodies, the biggest to hurl past Earth in the upcoming two weeks, are comparable in size to the world-famous Egyptian landmark, which is almost 140 metres tall and dominates the whole Giza area just outside Cairo....

 2020-09-21 14:37 

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'Most People in the Country Now Feel That We Need to Get On With Brexit', Commentator Says...

The controversial Internal Market Bill, published by Britain's Prime Minister Boris Johnson, will have its first committee reading in effort to push the legislation through parliament. The bill sparked controversy domestically in Britain, and across E...

 2020-09-21 14:30 

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More Than 160 Politicians Back Calls for Release of WikiLeaks Founder Assange...

LONDON (Sputnik) - More than 160 prominent politicians from across the globe, including 13 current and former heads of state, have now added their names to an open letter addressed to the UK government that calls for the immediate release of WikiLeaks fou...

 2020-09-21 14:20 

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Russian Partner Open, Transparent in Sharing Details of Sputnik V Vaccine - Dr. Reddy's...

In a first substantial breakthrough in India for Moscow-based Gamaleya Institute vaccine Sputnik V, the multinational pharmaceutical company Dr. Reddy's announced that it will be distributing 100 million doses of vaccine in India after conducting fina...

 2020-09-21 14:07 

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Around 200 People Questioned in Connection With Navalny Case...

MOSCOW (Sputnik) - Russian police have questioned around 200 people in connection with the incident with opposition figure Alexei Navalny, and checks are continuing, with staffers of Navalny's Anti-Corruption Foundation (FBK) being subject to re-exami...

 2020-09-21 14:01 

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Trump Warns He'll 'Take Care of Business' if Opponents Riot Over His Re-election...

US President Donald Trump called his Democratic Party rival Joe Biden a "dummy" in the dummy, saying defeated 2016 candidate Hillary Clinton was the "smart one" of the two. But Trump admitted that Biden was more popular than his predecesso...

 2020-09-21 14:01 

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House Speaker 'Malfunctions': Twitter Giggles at Pelosi's 'Good morning, Sunday Morning' Remark...

The 80-year-old Democratic Speaker of the US House of Representatives was asked about the prospects of a new attempt to impeach President Trump, but her bizarre response made the audience smirk and laugh it all off....

 2020-09-21 13:55 

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Make a Splash: This Bathing Bear Will Make You Want to Take a Dip in Water...

Seeing a bear splish-splashing in a big tub is no less than a treat for one's eyes and a video of the same has gone viral, really making viewers feel cheered up....

 2020-09-21 13:38 

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Russian Satellite Monitor-E to Fall to Earth on 22 September - Reports...

A Russian satellite, Monitor-E, belongs to a fleet of newly-designed, small Earth-observing satellites. It was launched on 26 August 2005 at 18:34 UTC from Plesetsk Cosmodrome, in Mirny, Arkhangelsk Oblast, Russia....

 2020-09-21 13:14 

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Sri Lanka's Ambassador to Russia Plans Getting Vaccinated With Sputnik V...

MOSCOW (Sputnik) - Sri Lanka's Ambassador to Moscow Meegahalande Durage Lamawansa said on Monday he planned getting inoculated with Russia's vaccine against COVID-19, dubbed Sputnik V, in the near future....

 2020-09-21 13:05 

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World Leaders Commemorate 75th Anniversary of the UN - Video...

Earlier this month, the Kremlin confirmed that Russian President Vladimir Putin will deliver a video address at the upcoming United Nations General Assembly....

 2020-09-21 13:01 

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Trump Campaign Launches 'Fill That Seat' Merch Amid Showdown Over New Supreme Court Justice...

US President Donald Trump has earlier confirmed that he will announce his Supreme Court justice pick next week and presented a short list of potential candidates to replace the late justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg....

 2020-09-21 12:48 

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Trump: Oracle, Walmart Will Have Total Control of TikTok or US Won't Approve Deal...

Earlier in the day, TikTok's parent firm ByteDance stated that it would retain an 80-percent stake in the newly created American company TikTok Global....

 2020-09-21 12:45 

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China's PLAAF Posts Clip of Simulated Attack on What Looks Like US Airbase Amid Tensions Over Taiwan...

The footage was published following US Under Secretary of State for Economic Growth, Energy and Environment Keith Krach's visit to Taiwan last week....

 2020-09-21 12:38 

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Indian Equity Markets Crash, Sensex Plummets 811 Points...

In March this year, after the Indian government announced a nationwide lockdown due to COVID-19, the country's benchmark stock index, Sensex, tumbled from 42,000 points to 26,000, anticipating economic uncertainty due to the pandemic. The index has re...

 2020-09-21 12:38 

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US DoJ Brands New York, Portland, and Seattle as Cities That Permit 'Anarchy'...

In early September, US President Donald Trump issued a memorandum directing administration officials to review and consider cutting funding to cities unable to prevent the establishment of lawless zones....

 2020-09-21 12:30 

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'Still on Cloud Nine': Zendaya Becomes Youngest to Win Emmy for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama...

American actress and singer Zendaya Maree Stoermer Coleman rose to fame in the late 2000s for her role as Rocky Blue in the Disney Channel sitcom Shake It Up....

 2020-09-21 12:13 

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US President Trump Short-Lists Five Candidates for US Supreme Court Spot...

On 19 September, US President Donald Trump confirmed that he will announce his Supreme Court justice pick next week and that it will be a woman....

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