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Tue, 19 Jan 2021 05:59:33 +0000
Joe Biden has repeatedly denied claims he was involved in his son Hunter's business dealings in Ukraine, something that President Donald Trump insists should be investigated.

Tue, 19 Jan 2021 05:59:17 +0000
The pandemic that has already claimed the lives of more than 1,800 Palestinians in the West Bank and the Gaza Strip has also impacted cancer patients' access to medication and treatment. Now, almost one year into the crisis, some are saying they're losing hope.

Tue, 19 Jan 2021 05:26:42 +0000
Runes are a set of related scripts predating the adoption of the Latin alphabet and Christianity and used by Germanic and Scandinavian tribes in the early Middle Ages. Today, they remain in use for aesthetic and symbolic purposes.

Tue, 19 Jan 2021 05:15:20 +0000
MOSCOW (Sputnik) - Nicaragua has started discussing technical aspects of having the Russian Sputnik V coronavirus vaccine delivered to the country, Russian Trade Representative in Nicaragua Petr Pankratov said.

Tue, 19 Jan 2021 04:36:31 +0000
The Labour Party in Scotland attracts and deserves ridicule. It pretends to be an autonomous organisation able to decide its own policies and strategy but in reality, it is a mere poodle of its master in London obediently carrying out orders best suited to the British Unionists.

Tue, 19 Jan 2021 04:30:04 +0000
Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi took to Twitter to express his condolences over the tragic incident in his home state of Gujarat.

Tue, 19 Jan 2021 04:30:00 +0000
Puppies need a lot of sleep - and the best option for them is to nap together with the rest of their litter, keeping each other warm just like wolves in a real pack. So it's hardly surprising they like to remain like that for hours - even if morning has broken and it's time to get up to some new shenanigans.

Tue, 19 Jan 2021 03:26:40 +0000
Trump is expected to depart for Palm Beach on board Air Force One in two days - the last time he can use the aircraft before his tenure as the 45th president of the United States officially runs out at noon on Wednesday, January 20.

Tue, 19 Jan 2021 03:00:15 +0000
There has been no information so far concerning possible casualties or material damage resulting from the quake.

Tue, 19 Jan 2021 02:44:56 +0000
Police were responding to reports of gunfire at all the scenes, as at least four people were shot during the shootings. In particular, rapid gunfire was reported at the Dollar General store on Route 196 in Tobyhanna, Pennsylvania.

Tue, 19 Jan 2021 01:45:34 +0000
MOSCOW (Sputnik) - The Russian embassy in Latvia has strongly condemned attempts by the Latvian authorities to meddle in Russia’s domestic affairs and Riga’s calls for sanctions against Russia following the detention of Russian opposition figure Alexey Navalny.

Tue, 19 Jan 2021 01:25:45 +0000
With the US President Trump leaving office, the infamous blimp depicting him as a crying baby in a diaper has found peace – in a collection at a British museum.

Tue, 19 Jan 2021 01:11:53 +0000
MEXICO CITY (Sputnik) - A representative of Venezuela’s opposition leader Juan Guaido in the US says he has been invited to the inauguration of US President-elect Joe Biden.

Tue, 19 Jan 2021 01:00:05 +0000
MOSCOW (Sputnik) - Conservative activist group Project Veritas on Monday posted a video recording in which a person who looks like Twitter senior executive Vijaya Gadde allegedly describes the company's civic integrity policy, which recently resulted in the suspension of thousands of accounts, as \"a global approach.\"

Tue, 19 Jan 2021 00:47:24 +0000
The inauguration of President-elect Joe Biden is scheduled for January, 20 and, in the aftermath of the storming of the US Capitol by supporters of outgoing President Donald Trump, it is planned to take place under heightened security amid concerns of possible \"insider threats\".

Mon, 18 Jan 2021 23:53:57 +0000
This step was taken in coordination with the Ministry of Health and takes into account the order dated January 12, which requires those entering the United States to test negative for the coronavirus, the proclamation says.

Mon, 18 Jan 2021 23:40:35 +0000
As Donald Trump’s presidency comes to an end, the First Lady reached out to her followers with a farewell message, describing the past four years as “unforgettable.”

Mon, 18 Jan 2021 23:27:34 +0000
RICHMOND (Sputnik) - Dozens of armed protesters from groups like the Proud Boys and the Boogaloo Bois are rallying in support of the Second Amendment near the Capitol building in Richmond, Virginia, a Sputnik correspondent reported on Monday.

Mon, 18 Jan 2021 23:08:16 +0000
Media reported last week that, in a break with tradition, no color guard or 21-gun salute are expected at Trump's farewell event, as the Pentagon has reportedly denied the administration's request for a traditional military-style ceremony.

Mon, 18 Jan 2021 22:26:09 +0000
PYATIGORSK (Sputnik) - Four of the people missing after an avalanche in Russia’s Dombay have been found alive, local emergency services have announced.

Mon, 18 Jan 2021 22:04:14 +0000
Iran test-fired ballistic missiles at a maritime target across the Gulf of Oman on Saturday, a day before two US B-52 strategic bombers overflew Israel and the Persian Gulf in the latest escalation of tensions between the two adversaries.

Mon, 18 Jan 2021 21:39:44 +0000
Biden reportedly wants Sullivan to remain in the office until he finds a suitable replacement, given that the position is \"too important\" to leave vacant.

Mon, 18 Jan 2021 21:35:26 +0000
On Sunday, the US Air Force conducted this year's second B-52 \"presence patrol\" over the Middle East, which came amidst rising military tensions between Iran and the US, which in cooperation with Israel has engaged in frequent air and naval patrols and reconnaissance in the region, prompting Iran to promise a powerful response to any escalation.

Mon, 18 Jan 2021 21:13:42 +0000
Britain is a nation of TV Lovers. Despite growing cries to defund institutions like the BBC, viewing figures during the lockdown have continued to rise, as the nation looks for escapism from the reality of coronavirus and the recurring lockdowns. But what trends have emerged in the lockdown, and are they sustainable moving forward?

Mon, 18 Jan 2021 21:13:24 +0000
A new report has hit out at the lack of medical support available to individuals coming off anti-depressants in the UK. Researchers investigated the role of online support groups, often found on social media websites like Facebook, and the role they’ve played in assisting individuals and their withdrawals from these drugs.

Mon, 18 Jan 2021 21:02:20 +0000
MOSCOW (Sputnik) - Telegram cracked down on hundreds of public calls for violence last week in the wake of the January 6 US Capitol unrest, the messenger's founder Pavel Durov said Monday.

Mon, 18 Jan 2021 20:52:20 +0000
Astrophysicists responsible for the LIGO and Chandra observations initially thought the X-rays which emerged during the collision of a neutron star duo would fade away until they vanish completely, yet it appears they are still lingering there, just as bright as they were months ago.

Mon, 18 Jan 2021 20:50:57 +0000
The Democrats earlier put all the blame for the 6 January storming of the Congress building on President Donald Trump, claiming that his speech at the \"Stop the Steal\" rally provoked the protesters. POTUS, however, was among the first to condemn the act and call on the demonstrators to remain peaceful.

Mon, 18 Jan 2021 20:43:58 +0000
WASHINGTON (Sputnik) - US Acting Defense Secretary Christopher Miller said Monday that the Defense Department will vet National Guard personnel deployed to Washington ahead of the inauguration of President-elect Joe Biden, but the Pentagon has received no intelligence indicating an insider threat.

Mon, 18 Jan 2021 20:41:46 +0000
Parler was taken offline on January 10 when Amazon kicked the social media site off its rented servers, claiming it had failed to censor users' post inciting violence. That followed bans by Google and Apple from their mobile device app stores.

Mon, 18 Jan 2021 19:27:08 +0000
BEIRUT (Sputnik) - The Syrian Foreign Ministry on Monday denied reports about alleged contacts with Israel, reiterating its \"firm\" stance on \"Israeli occupiers.\"

Mon, 18 Jan 2021 19:21:26 +0000
GENOA, Italy (Sputnik) - Italian travel and tourism federation Federturismo Confindustria seeks to promote the idea of EU vaccine passports to stimulate travel among those who have been immunized, the federation's president, Marina Lalli, told Sputnik.

Mon, 18 Jan 2021 18:42:22 +0000
Despite being mostly formed from GOP members, the political action committee chose to campaign against re-electing Republican President Donald Trump – a known ally of Israel and its Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu.

Mon, 18 Jan 2021 18:19:29 +0000
The eyes of many are now on Joe Biden’s running mate Kamala Harris, who is expected to meticulously navigate the complicated intersection of fashion and politics, starting from the inauguration day.

Mon, 18 Jan 2021 18:16:00 +0000
Labour shadow chancellor joined the conservative TaxPayers' Alliance and tax consultants at PricewaterhouseCoopers in attacking plans reportedly under consideration by the Treasury to scrap Council Tax and Stamp Duty and raise Corporation Tax.

Mon, 18 Jan 2021 18:15:18 +0000
\"QAnon Shaman\" Jake Angeli, who with his horned buffalo head-dress and Stars-and-Stripes face paint has become iconic of the Capitol riot, is seen greeting fellow protesters before mounting the Senate chamber podium and sitting in the speaker's chair.

Mon, 18 Jan 2021 17:59:31 +0000
The Tver Carriage-Building Plant (a part of Transmashholding) has delivered the final batch of passenger wagons to the Tulpar-Talgo Passenger Coach Manufacturing Plant in Kazakhstan, increasing the total number of cars delivered by 100.

Mon, 18 Jan 2021 17:35:28 +0000
The East African nation has been consistently outperforming regional competitors, securing its status as one of the world’s fastest growing economies.

Mon, 18 Jan 2021 17:10:21 +0000
MOSCOW (Sputnik) - The answers of the German Justice Ministry on the incident with Alexey Navalny received by Russia are uninformative and do not contain answers to questions, as well as results of toxicological examinations, the Russian Prosecutor General's Office said.

Mon, 18 Jan 2021 17:00:00 +0000
Like any prized toy or candy that a child protects jealously from everyone, this adorable cat is also on a high level of alert - especially when it comes to her favourite snacks.

Mon, 18 Jan 2021 16:41:44 +0000
MOSCOW (Sputnik) - Minsk will not host the 2021 IIHF Ice Hockey World Championship, the International Ice Hockey Federation (IIHF) said on Monday.

Mon, 18 Jan 2021 16:34:18 +0000
ANKARA (Sputnik) - Facebook and Instagram will comply with Turkey's new social networks law and open offices in the country, Deputy Transport and Infrastructure Minister Omer Fatih Sayan said Monday.

Mon, 18 Jan 2021 16:22:42 +0000
MOSCOW (Sputnik) - Outgoing US President Donald Trump is expected to issue between 50-100 commutations and pardons before leaving office this week, and WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange is not among them, Fox News reported on Monday, citing sources.

Mon, 18 Jan 2021 16:10:03 +0000
The High Mobility Multipurpose Wheeled Vehicle, which is worth $120,000, was stolen on 15 January from the National Guard Armoury in Bell, California. The news prompted great concern among the public as it comes in the wake of deadly protests at the Capitol and ahead of Joe Biden’s inauguration.

Mon, 18 Jan 2021 15:37:02 +0000
Increased security measures have been introduced on Capitol Hill in the wake of the 6 January riots, during which some protesters from the pro-Trump \"Stop the Steal\" rally stormed the Congress to stop the certification of the election results.

Mon, 18 Jan 2021 15:31:40 +0000
Unlike the previous administration, which deployed American forces in several regions of the world over the course of eight years, Trump's Cabinet opted to gradually reduce the US’ military presence around the globe. POTUS also pledged to end deployments for good in several countries, but stopped short of fulfilling that promise.

Mon, 18 Jan 2021 15:20:51 +0000
The US remains the worst-hit nation regarding the continuing coronavirus pandemic, with almost 24 million people infected, and more than 397,000 deaths, according to Johns Hopkins University.

Mon, 18 Jan 2021 14:45:56 +0000
Last week, the US Defense Department said it would provide 25,000 troops, an unprecedented number, to support the Biden inauguration on Wednesday in the wake of the January 6 Capitol riots.

Mon, 18 Jan 2021 14:21:58 +0000
China's economy is expected to sharply rise in 2021 despite the ongoing global COVID-19 pandemic, but will still face persistent challenges, figures from the country's statistics bureau revealed. The news comes as strict lockdown measures proved effective in the mainland but troubles continue to affect Europe and North America markets.

Mon, 18 Jan 2021 14:17:25 +0000
MOSCOW (Sputnik) - Ugandan opposition presidential candidate Robert Kyagulanyi, who is also known as Bobi Wine, said on Monday that the military and the police surrounded offices of his political party, the National Unity Platform (NUP), in Kampala and once again claimed that the recent presidential election in the African country was rigged.

Mon, 18 Jan 2021 14:00:24 +0000
The American actor earlier freaked out netizens with reports about a rather unusual proclivity in the bedroom - a cannibal fetish, which he vehemently denied. Yet, the media frenzy persisted, further chewing over the alleged details of his sexual life.

Mon, 18 Jan 2021 13:55:58 +0000
On Sunday evening, Russian opposition figure Alexei Navalny was detained at Moscow's Sheremetyevo Airport upon his arrival from Germany over probation violations.

Mon, 18 Jan 2021 13:42:41 +0000
Statehouses across the US have beefed up security in a bid to prevent a scenario of possible civil unrest as the clock ticks down to the 20 January inauguration of President-elect Joe Biden.

Mon, 18 Jan 2021 13:33:50 +0000
Republican Senator Josh Hawley earlier faced a major backlash over his decision to oppose the certification of the presidential election results, siding with President Donald Trump in his election fraud allegations.

Mon, 18 Jan 2021 13:31:38 +0000
A public interest litigation (PIL) challenging WhatsApp’s latest policy update has reached the Delhi High Court. The filed plea has claimed that WhatsApp’s privacy policy allows full access to a user's online activity without any government supervision.

Mon, 18 Jan 2021 13:00:00 +0000
Despite bagging massive mandates in the 2014 and 2019 general elections, the Bharatiya Janata Party is still considered a party of Hindi-speaking people. So far, the BJP’s only real electoral success in the south has been in Karnataka. Riding on Narendra Modi’s popularity, the BJP now aims to win states like Andhra Pradesh, Kerala, and Tamil Nadu.

Mon, 18 Jan 2021 12:27:23 +0000
The woman is wanted for taking part in the Capitol riot on 6 January, which left five people dead and the Congress building ransacked. She was identified on one of the videos of the riot on social media, but has since fled from her hometown and is apparently lying low.

Mon, 18 Jan 2021 12:23:17 +0000
Over the last two months, more virulent strains of the coronavirus that emerged separately in the UK and South Africa, have been detected in a number of countries, forcing governments to impose tougher lockdowns.

Mon, 18 Jan 2021 12:17:01 +0000
India has approved two COVID-19 vaccines for emergency use – Oxford/AstraZeneca’s “Covishield” manufactured by the Serum Institute of India and “Covaxin” by Bharat Biotech. The pan-India vaccination drive started on 16 January, and within two days a total of 224,301 beneficiaries have been vaccinated and are being monitored through the “CoWin” app.

Mon, 18 Jan 2021 12:01:03 +0000
President Trump's eldest daughter and senior White House aide Ivanka, who has been dealing with social and employment policy issues, was earlier reported to have weighed attending Joe Biden's swearing-in despite her father's rage. She purportedly has concerns about the future of her political career and is doing everything to save her reputation.

Mon, 18 Jan 2021 11:55:00 +0000
MOSCOW (Sputnik) - Russia calls on Israel to report on the possible security threats from Syria, foreign minister Sergei Lavrov said on Monday, stressing that Syria should not turn into a battlefield for Iran and Israel.

Mon, 18 Jan 2021 11:52:50 +0000
Despite the World Health Organisation releasing a statement saying the infectious disease is of animal origin, wild conspiracy theories continue to circulate online. The most popular ones claim the outbreak of COVID-19 was designed to control the world's population.

Mon, 18 Jan 2021 11:36:38 +0000
In December 2020, the Russian Embassy in The Hague promised to retaliate after the Dutch Foreign Ministry had declared two employees of the Russian diplomatic mission personae non grata for alleged \"activities incompatible with their diplomatic status\".

Mon, 18 Jan 2021 11:34:38 +0000
Earlier in January, Chinese Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Hua Chunying warned that the US will pay a \"heavy price\" for its threats to censure Chinese officials over the arrest of Hong Kong activists detained on charges of subversion and national security law violations.

Mon, 18 Jan 2021 11:33:03 +0000
GENOA (Sputnik), Anastasia Levchenko - Italian Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte arrived in the lower chamber of the Italian parliament on Monday, where lawmakers are considering whether or not to pass a vote of confidence in the current government after two ministers stepped down last week, a Sputnik correspondent reported.

Mon, 18 Jan 2021 11:24:29 +0000
French Bulldogs are simply adorable family dogs — playful, unfazed, and affectionate. However, these lovable pooches are also known for being lazy as they enjoy sleeping for hours on any given day.

Mon, 18 Jan 2021 11:11:15 +0000
Sindhudesh, the idea to create a separate homeland for the Sindhi community, independent of Pakistan, was mooted soon after Bangladesh was created in Pakistan’s Sindh region where people are now struggling to break free and have their own region.

Mon, 18 Jan 2021 10:54:59 +0000
MOSCOW (Sputnik) - The Russian Direct Investment Fund (RDIF) and Gamaleya research centre on Monday announced the establishment of a scientific advisory board on the Sputnik V vaccine, which includes leading scientists from nine countries.

Mon, 18 Jan 2021 10:52:36 +0000
The Indian government refused to admit the People's Liberation Army (PLA) intruded into the border territory patrolled by Indian forces until May of last year. PM Modi's statement that nobody \"intruded\" into India has been criticised by opposition parties, who claim that satellite images show the PLA's alleged presence in Ladakh.

Mon, 18 Jan 2021 10:52:11 +0000
MOSCOW (Sputnik) - France expects to receive 140,000 doses less of Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine this week, after the slowdown in vaccine deliveries to European countries, announced by the pharmaceutical company, Agnes Pannier-Runacher, the minister delegate in charge of the industry for the economy minister, told CNEWS on Monday.

Mon, 18 Jan 2021 10:39:14 +0000
MOSCOW (Sputnik) - First Lady of the US (FLOTUS) Melania Trump will be departing the White House with a record-low popularity rating as 47 percent of Americans hold an unfavorable view of her, a fresh CNN poll revealed on Sunday.

Mon, 18 Jan 2021 10:27:23 +0000
The Indian cricket team is on a long tour in Australia to play all three formats of the game. Australia won the One Day International (ODI) series 2-1, while India won the T-20 series. The Test series is currently underway.

Mon, 18 Jan 2021 10:18:54 +0000
The lorries turned up at the entrance to Boris Johnson's office, as shellfish exporters said they were protesting against the post-Brexit red tape standing in the way of their fishing business.

Mon, 18 Jan 2021 10:12:08 +0000
Problems persist for Barcelona as the club lost in the finals of the Spanish Supercopa to Athletic Bilbao 3-2. The Blaugrana are now ranked third in La Liga and lag seven points behind Atletico Madrid, which are on top of the table.

Mon, 18 Jan 2021 09:50:30 +0000
While mobile apps such as Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and Snapchat have made the lives of millions of people easier, they have also exposed them to certain cyber vulnerabilities.

Mon, 18 Jan 2021 09:44:28 +0000
Join George Galloway for the Mother of All Talk Shows - this week we talk about Trump and Biden, British Gas scandal, boxer Muhammad Ali and Covid-19.

Mon, 18 Jan 2021 09:35:53 +0000
Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan says that leaked chats of a prominent Indian anchor were proof of his Indian counterpart Narendra Modi using the Balakot air strikes for “political gains”. The Indian air raids came in response to a terror attack on a paramilitary convoy on 14 February 2019, just months ahead of the federal election.

Mon, 18 Jan 2021 09:35:25 +0000
MOSCOW (Sputnik) - Russia will work to elicit a reaction from international organisations regarding the measures against Sputnik and Baltnews media outlets in Latvia, Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said Monday.

Mon, 18 Jan 2021 09:33:24 +0000
The Chicago Department of Aviation (CDA) has stated that the person didn't pose any threat to the airport or the public but it is continuing an investigation into the matter in coordination with law enforcement agencies.

Mon, 18 Jan 2021 09:17:07 +0000
On Sunday, a health worker in the Indian state of Uttar Pradesh died after complaining of shortness of breath and chest congestion. Family members of the deceased revealed that he had been inoculated with a COVID-19 vaccine on Saturday.

Mon, 18 Jan 2021 09:11:14 +0000
MOSCOW (Sputnik) – The number of deaths during hostilities that have recently erupted in the Sudanese city of Al Junayah, the capital of the West Darfur state, has risen to 83, the state-run SUNA news agency reported, citing the doctors’ committee.

Mon, 18 Jan 2021 09:00:00 +0000
Around 150,000 employees of Delhi’s local bodies – East Delhi Municipal Corporation (EDMC), North Delhi Municipal Corporation (North-DMC), and South Delhi Municipal Corporation (SDMC) – have been protesting since 7 January over a non-payment of wages.

Mon, 18 Jan 2021 08:28:33 +0000
This is not the first time the tiny nation located in the western Pacific Ocean has made critical remarks about Beijing. Last month, Ngerulmud seized a Chinese vessel, which it suspected of illegally fishing in its territorial waters.

Mon, 18 Jan 2021 08:24:17 +0000
A leading political strategist says the Israeli prime minister cannot be underestimated and claims his resilience is not only derived from his ability to manoeuvre but also from Israel gradually but surely moving towards becoming a more conservative society.

Mon, 18 Jan 2021 08:21:48 +0000
Following the detention of Russian opposition figure Alexei Navalny, a number of Western countries, including the US, the UK, and Germany called on the Russian authorities to release him.

Mon, 18 Jan 2021 08:20:05 +0000
US President Donald Trump has repeatedly expressed scepticism about social media platforms, especially Twitter and Facebook, accusing them of shading \"prominent Republicans\" and of having a \"Radical Left bias\"

Mon, 18 Jan 2021 08:13:38 +0000
Moderna, the Centres for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), and the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) are currently reviewing the batch after around 10 people suffered \"a possible severe allergic reaction\".

Mon, 18 Jan 2021 08:06:30 +0000
The press conference will be held online this year due to the virus, says the Russian Foreign Ministry spokeswoman.

Mon, 18 Jan 2021 07:53:53 +0000
Oil and gas remain Norway's most important commodities in Western Europe's leading energy exporter. At the turn of last year, a total of 90 fields were in production on the Norwegian shelf, with four new ones put into operation during 2020.

Mon, 18 Jan 2021 07:44:04 +0000
Last week, John Matze remained downbeat about his company's future, saying he was unsure whether Parler would ever see the light of day again after being suspended from Google, Amazon, and Apple.

Mon, 18 Jan 2021 07:21:09 +0000
The animals were imported to Colombia by notorious drug kingpin Pablo Escobar, who was shot dead by police in 1993. The authorities then seized control of his 7,000-acre estate with a personal zoo, but at least four hippos managed to escape.

Mon, 18 Jan 2021 07:12:39 +0000
On Friday, the Russian Foreign Ministry stated that Moscow had started procedures to leave the Open Skies Treaty, as no progress had been made in removing the obstacles hindering the treaty's functionality after the Trump administration pulled the US out.

Mon, 18 Jan 2021 07:08:42 +0000
Khalsa Aid was launched in 1999 after its founder Ravinder Singh, a Sikh man of Indian origin was emotionally stirred by the sufferings of refugees living in Kosovo. The nonprofit charity organisation claims to have helped people affected by both man-made and natural disasters.

Mon, 18 Jan 2021 07:08:05 +0000
MOSCOW (Sputnik) - Twitter has locked out US Congresswoman Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-Ga.) from the social networking service for 12 hours for alleged violations of new rules that went into effect following the 6 January Capitol riots.

Mon, 18 Jan 2021 07:00:00 +0000
A fire broke out in a terraced house in London on 18 January 1981, claiming the lives of 13 young black people. Why did the families of the victims assume the New Cross fire was a racist attack? 

Mon, 18 Jan 2021 07:00:00 +0000
Tandav, a web series, featuring Bollywood superstar Saif Ali Khan, has been under the scanner for allegedly \"hurting the religious sentiments of Hindus\". The series was released on 15 January on Amazon Prime Videos.

Mon, 18 Jan 2021 06:40:37 +0000
The news comes three months after scientists discovered almost 60 mummies and 30 statues of ancient gods at a burial complex that also houses ancient monasteries and numerous pyramids, including the iconic Step Pyramid built for the Pharaoh Djoser.

Mon, 18 Jan 2021 06:38:51 +0000
SEOUL (Sputnik) - South Korean President Moon Jae-in said on Monday that the nation would likely achieve herd immunity against the coronavirus disease under the government immunisation program by November of this year.

Mon, 18 Jan 2021 06:33:54 +0000
Fondly known as the \"Son of the Himalayas\", Pradeep Sangwan has already collected over 800 tonnes of non-biodegradable waste from the mountains, which is roughly equivalent to the size of 4 blue whales. Sadly, his effort to pick up plastic trash continues.

Mon, 18 Jan 2021 06:32:41 +0000
On Sunday evening, Russian opposition figure Alexei Navalny was detained upon landing at Moscow's Sheremetyevo International Airport.

Mon, 18 Jan 2021 06:28:55 +0000
MOSCOW (Sputnik) - The cumulative death toll from the earthquake on the Indonesian island of Sulawesi and floods in the province of South Kalimantan has grown to 96, while around 70,000 people have been forced to leave their homes, the Xinhua news agency reported on Monday, citing the Indonesian National Board for Disaster Management (BNPB).

Mon, 18 Jan 2021 06:21:08 +0000
Sweden's lax COVID-19 approach has triggered polarising reactions across the globe, ranging from admiration to scepticism. Still, many more Swedes have fallen sick and died of coronavirus than elsewhere in Scandinavia.

Mon, 18 Jan 2021 06:17:23 +0000
BEIJING (Sputnik) - China’s GDP growth slowed down to a record low of 2.3 percent in 2020, the lowest value in the past 40 years, amid the coronavirus pandemic, according to data released by the country’s National Bureau of Statistics (NBS) on Monday.

Mon, 18 Jan 2021 06:12:41 +0000
WASHINGTON (Sputnik) - US Vice President Mike Pence made his final official appearance at the Fort Drum military reservation in Jefferson County, New York on Sunday.

Mon, 18 Jan 2021 06:09:14 +0000
President-elect Joe Biden earlier pledged to create \"a fair and humane immigration system\" in America, vowing help in addressing the causes of immigration that prompt people from Latin America to move to the US.

Mon, 18 Jan 2021 06:01:31 +0000
MOSCOW (Sputnik) - The Israeli air force struck military targets of Palestine's Hamas movement in the Gaza Strip, responding to rocket firing, the Israel Defense Forces (IDF) said on Monday.

Mon, 18 Jan 2021 05:30:08 +0000
The businessman was involved in the scandal that led to the impeachment of South Korean President Park Geun-hye in 2016-2017, as she allegedly allowed her friends to illegally extract money for non-commercial funds from major corporations.

Mon, 18 Jan 2021 05:25:13 +0000
MOSCOW (Sputnik) - A Virgin Orbit LauncherOne carrier rocket has successfully reached orbit as part of a Launch Demo 2 mission, deploying several CubeSats. The latter are part of NASA's Educational Launch of Nanosatellites (ELaNa) programme.

Mon, 18 Jan 2021 05:18:18 +0000
Some 23 Norwegians earlier died within days of receiving their first shot of the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine, with 13 of those deaths apparently related to the side effects of the vaccine. This prompted Pfizer to reduce its deliveries to Europe.

Mon, 18 Jan 2021 05:13:38 +0000
MOSCOW (Sputnik) - A New Mexico County Commissioner has been charged for breaching US Capitol grounds on 6 January, the US Attorney’s Office for the District of Columbia said.

Mon, 18 Jan 2021 05:07:27 +0000
The Coalition for a Safer Web is a Washington, DC-based nonprofit organisation that advocates for new technologies and policies to remove extremist content from social media. The group is headed by former US Ambassador to Morocco Mark Ginsberg, now a cybersecurity and social media platform adviser.

Mon, 18 Jan 2021 04:46:13 +0000
On 6 January, a pro-Trump rally in Washington, DC turned into a violent siege of the US Capitol, resulting in five deaths and widespread damage. Many current and former military and law enforcement officers are said to have joined the mob, prompting speculation the protesters had support on the inside.

Mon, 18 Jan 2021 04:30:00 +0000
We've all been there – when something delicious is just around the corner and you can't wait to sink your teeth into it.

Mon, 18 Jan 2021 04:00:00 +0000
On 15 January, Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Lindsey Graham released a batch of documents related to the FBI's probe into Donald Trump's alleged collusion with Russia. Earl Rasmussen, executive vice president of Eurasia Centre, explained how the disclosure may affect the situation now that Trump is about to step down.

Mon, 18 Jan 2021 03:51:38 +0000
Earlier in the day, a New York Times report suggested that several allies of Donald Trump \"collect fees\" to help convicted felons to seek pardons from the outgoing president during his final days in the Oval Office.

Mon, 18 Jan 2021 03:46:28 +0000
MOSCOW (Sputnik) - US President-elect Joe Biden plans to stop the expansion of the Keystone XL pipeline right away once he becomes president, The Canadian Press reports.

Mon, 18 Jan 2021 02:53:28 +0000
The violent siege of the US Capitol, which the outgoing US president, Donald Trump, is widely accused of inciting, briefly disrupted the congressional session in the US Senate and killed 5 people, including a police officer.

Mon, 18 Jan 2021 02:51:12 +0000
On 6 January, a pro-Trump rally in Washington DC turned into a violent uprising in the US Capitol building resulting in five deaths. Currently, the FBI is looking for the riot participants, while hundreds of insurgents have already been charged.

Mon, 18 Jan 2021 01:58:10 +0000
As the end of his White House tenure looms, Donald Trump has exercised his right to give presidential pardons, showing clemency to some of his former allies, including Roger Stone and Blackwater contractors - a decision seen as controversial and prompting a quick backlash.

Mon, 18 Jan 2021 01:02:41 +0000
House Intelligence Committee Chairman Adam Schiff earlier aligned himself with those GOP and Dem lawmakers who voted for the second impeachment of the outgoing US president, Donald Trump, following widespread allegations from lawmakers, insiders and the press that Trump inspired the mob to violently storm the Capitol building on 6 January.

Mon, 18 Jan 2021 00:49:05 +0000
Earlier, a Trump informal advisor and head of a bedding fabric products firm, Mike Lindell, was spotted near the White House with a handful of paper notes that appeared to read \"martial law\" and \"foreign interference\". Lindell claimed he presented \"evidence\" of election fraud to Trump during their five-minute meeting.

Mon, 18 Jan 2021 00:34:53 +0000
WASHINGTON (Sputnik) - The US State Department is calling for the immediate release of Russian political opposition vlogger Alexey Navalny who was detained at a Moscow airport upon his arrival into the country from Germany.

Sun, 17 Jan 2021 23:43:05 +0000
Earlier in the day, the United States Central Command (CENTCOM) announced that B-52 bomber aircraft had conducted a second \"presence patrol\" in the Middle East, calling it a \"key part of CENTCOM’s defensive posture\".

Sun, 17 Jan 2021 23:18:37 +0000
Following the deadly 6 January attack by Trump supporters, the FBI is preparing for multiple armed protests in DC and state capitals in response to the upcoming 20 January inauguration of President-elect Joe Biden, with many in the GOP continuing to claim that the 2020 presidential election was stolen from the outgoing US president, Donald Trump.

Sun, 17 Jan 2021 23:09:05 +0000
Phil Spector was one of the most famous American record producers of the 20th century, pioneering what musicians, songwriters and listeners came describe as his 'Wall of Sound', a method of music production which he had earlier suggested was a \"Wagnerian approach\". He was serving a prison sentence for murder at the time of his death.

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MOSCOW (Sputnik) - Republican Senator Lindsey Graham sent a letter to Senate Democratic Leader Charles Schumer claiming that the process of impeaching outgoing US President Donald Trump a second time is unconstitutional.

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Following the defeat of Donald Trump in the November 2020 US presidential election, Joe Biden and a new Democratic administration will take over the White House on 20 January. Historians, however, are concerned that the outgoing president's reported habit of routinely destroying official documents will leave a hole in the historical record.

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MOSCOW (Sputnik) - In response to comments on the detention of Russian opposition vlogger Alexey Navalny made by Jake Sullivan, the National Security Advisor for US President-elect Joe Biden, Russian Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Maria Zakharova advised foreign officials to respect international law and focus on domestic issues.

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MOSCOW (Sputnik) - The European Council president, Charles Michel, on Sunday urged Russian authorities to release Russian political opposition vlogger Alexey Navalny.

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Verizon is a publicly-traded US telecommunications company that provides cable and digital television services, along with mobile phone, Internet and broadband services.

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Following the 2019 election, in which the Conservatives won an unexpected 80-seat majority, Jeremy Corbyn stood down as Labour leader. Many of his policies have now been re-administered into a new project which saw it's first launch event on 17 January.

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The rabbi also reportedly believes that efforts to vaccinate people against the virus could be a part of a scheme to impose \"a new world order.\"

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Professor Meyer also insisted that, prior to the fulfilment of the prophecy in question, Christians will be “taken suddenly to heaven by Christ himself to escape the awful divine judgment to come.\"

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Last month, the European Medicines Agency - the EU agency tasked with evaluating and regulating medicinal products - said its networks had been breached, with hackers copying a trove of Covid-19 vaccine-related documents. On Friday, the agency claimed that, after being accessed, the documents were also “manipulated” before being leaked online.

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The Trump administration blacklisted Huawei and other Chinese tech giants in 2019 as part of a broader trade war with Beijing, but has repeatedly issued exemptions to restrictions for US companies, including Intel and Microsoft, after the corporations expressed fears that they would face multi-billion dollar losses if trade was stopped completely.

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This weekend, the footballer tweeted an image of his personal logo in what seems to be his new team's colours.

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It took British royal fandom some time to get over Prince Harry’s marriage and his departure for North America with wife Meghan Markle, but now there's a new royal for the ladies to drool over – enter Arthur Chatto.

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Navalny spent nearly five months in Germany where he received medical treatment at the Charite Clinic after collapsing on a flight from Tomsk to Moscow in the summer. Russian doctors say he was suffering from a “metabolic imbalance.”

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Dogs love playing in the snow as much as their owners do, and can come up with winter games that their owners can only envy.

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The patient reportedly wanted to relieve his bipolar with mushroom tea after reading about it online.

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The incoming Biden administration has signalled readiness to hold talks over rejoining the Iran nuclear deal. Tehran has expressed cautious optimism over the idea, but is also urging Washington to drop its crushing sanctions first and forget about renegotiating the landmark agreement to include things like Iran’s conventional missile programme.

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Last year a senior Tory MP was accused of raping a former parliamentary researcher. The case was ultimately dropped in December due to a lack of evidence but there's a chance it might be reopened.

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The drama, starring Bollywood superstar Saif Ali Khan, was released on January 15 on Amazon Prime Videos. Directed by Ali Abbas Zafar, it's come under fire for allegedly \"hurting the religious sentiments of the Hindus.\"

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In one of her previous remarks on Twitter, Delphine compared claims about her enjoying “consensual non-consent” and “promoting rape” to “the argument that violence in video games promotes violence.\"

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The Democrat-controlled House of Representatives impeached Donald Trump on Wednesday on “incitement to insurrection” charges, making him the first president in US history to be censured twice. The Senate is now tasked with trying Trump. The last time he was impeached, senators speedily acquitted him.

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MOSCOW (Sputnik) - The Amsterdam police on Sunday used water cannons to disperse an unauthorised protest against the Dutch government, the NOS broadcaster reported.

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Acclaimed UFO enthusiast Scott Waring is well-known for his attempts to find alien traces in everyday occurrences many would deem quite ordinary.

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On 14 January, President-elect Joseph Biden unveiled his $1.9 trillion economic recovery proposal, titled the American Rescue Plan. International economic observers have discussed why the president-elect's plan has prompted controversy despite being lauded by the US mainstream press.

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In early 2019, after recognising Venezuelan opposition figure Juan Guaido as the country’s self-proclaimed president, Washington froze tens of billions of dollars in Venezuelan assets abroad, including those of state oil giant PDVSA. Caracas accused the US of plundering its wealth and of trying to overthrow the democratically-elected government.

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A separate event is also expected the same day in a digital format due to the restrictions posed by the ongoing coronavirus pandemic.

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