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Mon, 26 Jul 2021 13:51:59 +0000
MOSCOW (Sputnik) - Former Lebanese Prime Minister Najib Mikati received the majority of parliamentary votes needed to receive a mandate from President Michel Aoun to form a government, the NBN broadcaster reported.

Mon, 26 Jul 2021 13:45:33 +0000
Every year on 26 July, India marks \"Kargil Victory Day\" remembering the courage and determination with which the armed forces fought for the nation in 1999 in the months-long armed conflict against Pakistan.

Mon, 26 Jul 2021 13:43:24 +0000
The Islamabad-controlled region of Kashmir was formed after the Indo-Pakistani War which ended in January 1949. The region consists of areas that were captured by Pakistani forces. The last election in the region was held in 2016 when the party, Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) won 31 seats.

Mon, 26 Jul 2021 13:38:04 +0000
Once again, the married ex-Man United striker has landed in hot water after spending time with other women.

Mon, 26 Jul 2021 13:24:35 +0000
An international online petition calling for an investigation into a US military laboratory and the possible origin of Covid-19 was hacked at the weekend. The hackers were reportedly based in the US.

Mon, 26 Jul 2021 13:22:13 +0000
An alcoholic beverage was found in the car and police suspected that the 43-year-old driver of the vehicle was intoxicated at the time of the accident.

Mon, 26 Jul 2021 13:20:29 +0000
The first experiments in aerial refueling began in 1920s, less than 20 years after the invention of the airplane. However, the exercise only became common practice in in early 1950s, when the US and its allies found a way to keep long-range bombers meant to nuke Eastern Europe and China in the event of war in the air for longer.

Mon, 26 Jul 2021 13:12:45 +0000
President Kais Saied dismissed Prime Minister Hichem Mechichi and froze the country's parliament on Sunday, with the move coming in the wake of large-scale anti-government protests.

Mon, 26 Jul 2021 12:52:29 +0000
Republican House Reps. Liz Cheney and Adam Kinzinger, who earlier voted to impeach Donald Trump based on accusations that he had incited the Capitol riot on 6 January, will now join the select committee investigating the insurrection.

Mon, 26 Jul 2021 12:48:12 +0000
Sir Keir Starmer - a former Director of Public Prosecutions - was elected leader of the opposition Labour Party in April 2020. He has struggled to make an impression politically and in May this year suffered a humiliating defeat at the Hartlepool by-election.

Mon, 26 Jul 2021 12:29:13 +0000
Until recently, the database for the Global Internet Forum to Counter Terrorism (GIFCT) has focused mainly on images and videos from terrorist groups such as Daesh*, al Qaeda and the Taliban.

Mon, 26 Jul 2021 12:22:20 +0000
Despite the deal made by Britain and France last year, which allowed a greater package of cutting-edge surveillance technology, the use of drones won’t be allowed in France.

Mon, 26 Jul 2021 12:21:30 +0000
Earlier in the day, a 5.7-magnitude earthquake struck off the northern coast of Sulawesi Island in Indonesia.

Mon, 26 Jul 2021 12:10:39 +0000
Bernadette Walker went missing from her grandparents’ home in the English city of Peterborough in July 2020. She has not been seen since but defence lawyers at her murder trial insisted it was too early to say she was dead.

Mon, 26 Jul 2021 12:10:19 +0000
Relations between Jordan and Iran have been icy since the Iranian Revolution of 1979. Relations worsened further after Amman expressed support for the overthrow of the Syrian government of Bashar Assad in the early 2010s, which Iran supported diplomatically and militarily, and amid Jordan’s warm ties with Israel and Saudi Arabia.

Mon, 26 Jul 2021 12:06:27 +0000
The singer also argued that the European Handball Federation should be “fined for sexism”.

Mon, 26 Jul 2021 11:50:00 +0000
MOSCOW (Sputnik) - Criminals posing as doctors entered the house of prominent Honduran politician Carolina Echeverria under the pretext of a COVID-19 inspection and killed her, the Tiempo local newspaper reported, citing the police.

Mon, 26 Jul 2021 11:49:28 +0000
Indian farmers have intensified their protests against three farm laws amid Parliament's ongoing monsoon session.

Mon, 26 Jul 2021 11:47:25 +0000
LONDON (Sputnik) – Heathrow Airport Chief Executive Officer John Holland-Kaye urged the UK government on Monday to allow fully vaccinated people to travel in and out of the country, warning that the country's largest airport was falling behind European rivals because of the continuing restrictions on international travel.

Mon, 26 Jul 2021 11:44:05 +0000
MOSCOW (Sputnik) - Russia undocked its old Pirs module, which served in orbit for 20 years, from the International Space Station (ISS) using a Progress MS-16 cargo spacecraft, it will be de-orbited in a few hours, according to a broadcast on Russian State Space Corporation Roscosmos' website.

Mon, 26 Jul 2021 11:39:06 +0000
MOSCOW (Sputnik) - Russia's leading cybersecurity and anti-virus company Kaspersky Lab revealed on 26 July a new system, dubbed Kaspersky Neural Networks, capable of recognising objects in images transmitted by drones and simultaneously processing data from several drones real-time.

Mon, 26 Jul 2021 11:22:56 +0000
MOSCOW (Sputnik) - Supporters of Tunisian President Kais Saied are facing off against those of Ennahda, the largest political party in parliament, near the legislature building amid a prolonged political crisis, a Tunisian radio station, Shems FM, reported on Monday.

Mon, 26 Jul 2021 11:13:12 +0000
Russia is one of only two nations in the world to possess a ‘Doomsday’ plane – an aircraft designed to serve as an airborne command post for leaders and military top brass, and be able to survive a nuclear war.

Mon, 26 Jul 2021 11:03:23 +0000
A report by Amnesty International claims that Pegasus spyware was used to unlawfully snoop on over 50,000 people around the world. India's opposition parties and media organisations have demanded an independent probe into \"snoop gate\", while the Indian government has denied allegations.

Mon, 26 Jul 2021 10:58:23 +0000
The species is commonly found in the desert but has also been spotted in grassland, scrub, pine forests, and mountains.

Mon, 26 Jul 2021 10:50:16 +0000
The Duke and Duchess of Sussex weren't present at Kitty's big day, sparking rumours that they were cold-shouldered.

Mon, 26 Jul 2021 10:48:16 +0000
MOSCOW (Sputnik) - Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Igor Morgulov on 26 July lodged a protest to Japanese Ambassador Toyohisa Kozuki over Tokyo’s recent unfriendly steps related to territorial claims, the Russian Foreign Ministry said.

Mon, 26 Jul 2021 10:44:00 +0000
Joe Biden has urged the US Congress to pass H.R. 1, the For the People Act, and H.R. 4, the John Lewis Voting Rights Advancement Act, calling the voting bills \"a national imperative\". Although the bills are now dead in the water, the Dems may try other ways to reach their goal, say CIA veteran Philip Giraldi and US economist Dr. Paul Craig Roberts.

Mon, 26 Jul 2021 10:26:04 +0000
India and China have engaged in face-offs and skirmishes along the Sino-Indian border since May 2020. The Government of India has been denying fresh invasion but media reports suggest that the Chinese continue to violate Indian borders.

Mon, 26 Jul 2021 10:09:27 +0000
The decades-long conflict in Afghanistan intensified dramatically in the spring of 2021 as the United States and NATO announced that they would be departing the country after over 19 years of occupation. All of the country’s neighbours have beefed up security on their borders to prevent growing instability from spilling into their countries.

Mon, 26 Jul 2021 09:56:29 +0000
Join George Galloway for the Mother of All Talk Shows - this week we talk about Maxwell's sex-trafficking case, climate change, COVID-19, and the latest headlines from the US & UK.

Mon, 26 Jul 2021 09:50:17 +0000
This comes after Tunisian President Kais Saied dismissed the government late on Sunday in a move his rivals have described as a coup.

Mon, 26 Jul 2021 09:46:06 +0000
London has introduced sanctions against Teodoro Obiang Mangue, Equatorial Guinea's First Vice President and the son of the country's president. The UK accuses Obiang of misappropriating millions of dollars on his luxury life style.

Mon, 26 Jul 2021 09:38:25 +0000
Rodney Alcala died of natural causes at a California hospital at the weekend, aged 77. He was awaiting execution after being sentenced to death for five murders but could he have been the US' most prolific serial killer?

Mon, 26 Jul 2021 09:27:00 +0000
The withdrawal of US-led forces from Afghanistan has fuelled record levels of violence, as fighting rages on between the Afghan government forces and Taliban. A new report by the United Nations (UN) says that civilian casualties in the first six months have increased by 47 percent over last year.

Mon, 26 Jul 2021 09:16:15 +0000
Social media users identified the targeted woman as Hatun Tash, a vocal Christian preacher who often talks about the philosophy behind Islam at Speaker’s Corner in Hyde Park, London. Her identity was not confirmed by the Metropolitan Police, who are now looking for the offender.

Mon, 26 Jul 2021 09:14:00 +0000
On Saturday, Saikhom Mirabai Chanu became the second Indian female weightlifter since Karnam Malleswari - who won a bronze medal at the Sydney 2000 Olympics - to win an Olympic medal.

Mon, 26 Jul 2021 08:50:23 +0000
India's Karnataka is the only southern state ruled by the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) government. Out of the 224-member state legislature, BJP has 120 members, while Congress, the main opposition party, has 68 legislators.

Mon, 26 Jul 2021 08:39:14 +0000
MOSCOW (Sputnik) - A Belavia flight from the Belarusian capital Minsk to Antalya, Turkey changed course and will land in Moscow's Domodedovo airport, a source in the aviation sector told Sputnik on 26 Monday.

Mon, 26 Jul 2021 08:05:40 +0000
A police union stated the incident demonstrated that recently adopted laws have given criminals \"free rein of the streets\" in the five boroughs of New York City.

Mon, 26 Jul 2021 07:56:32 +0000
Kate Shemirani, 54 lost her nurse licence and most of social media presence last year for promoting what were dubbed as conspiracy theories against the COVID-19 response, as she compared vaccination programmes with the Nazi war crimes. The ex-nurse also called the UK’s National Health Service \"the new Auschwitz\".

Mon, 26 Jul 2021 07:42:53 +0000
The country's Western Ghats, including the States of Kerala, Tamil Nadu, Karnataka, Goa, Maharashtra, and Gujarat, have recorded their heaviest spell of July rains in decades. The downpour has caused floods and landslides in several places.

Mon, 26 Jul 2021 07:39:20 +0000
MOSCOW (Sputnik) - A 5.7 magnitude earthquake struck off the northern coast of Indonesian Sulawesi Island on 26 July, the United States Geological Survey said.

Mon, 26 Jul 2021 07:15:28 +0000
In the recently-held Bengal state elections, the Congress party failed to win a single seat, while the Trinamool Congress (TMC) secured a majority by winning 213 of 294 constituencies. Two months down the line, these two opposition parties are likely to join hands against Prime Minister Narendra Modi.

Mon, 26 Jul 2021 07:09:18 +0000
Between May and July 1999, India and Pakistan waged a war in the Kargil district of Ladakh that was triggered by the infiltration of Pakistani troops disguised as Kashmiri militants. In July 1999, India emerged victorious in the Kargil war.

Mon, 26 Jul 2021 06:49:10 +0000
Racing toward the Earth, the meteor created a powerful shockwave that blew open doors and hatches. No damage or injuries were reported, however.

Mon, 26 Jul 2021 06:35:11 +0000
Officials have already issued five flood warnings across southern England and 19 flood alerts, including parts of Wales. 

Mon, 26 Jul 2021 06:34:46 +0000
MOSCOW (Sputnik) - Seven people were killed and several others injured in a massive car collision in the sandstorm-hit US state of Utah, local authorities said.

Mon, 26 Jul 2021 06:08:45 +0000
Chinese officials have been accusing Washington of “demonising” Beijing and portraying it as an “imagined enemy”.

Mon, 26 Jul 2021 05:59:54 +0000
In the words of a researcher from the Norwegian Maritime Museum, it could be “front page news” as the first metal object from prehistoric times found in Norwegian waters.

Mon, 26 Jul 2021 05:48:02 +0000
The deeds and statements of Yair Lapid, who heads the Yesh Atid party, have already raised eyebrows in a number of states, including in the United Arab Emirates, where the Israeli foreign minister failed to meet the country's businessmen, as well as China and, more recently, Poland.

Mon, 26 Jul 2021 05:38:48 +0000
As the island nation's chief epidemiologist put it, commenting on the recent exponential growth, the new coronavirus wave is definitely here, for the most part amongst the vaccinated.

Mon, 26 Jul 2021 05:26:04 +0000
MOSCOW (Sputnik) - A man arrested on suspicion of being involved in the failed assassination attempt on Interim Malian President Assimi Goita has died, the country's government informs.

Mon, 26 Jul 2021 05:21:52 +0000
Following the incident, all the passengers went through security screening for the second time. The teenager, however, was not allowed to get back on board.

Mon, 26 Jul 2021 05:08:05 +0000
With his opinion piece, Labour leader Jonas Gahr Støre left the public in doubt over whether Islamist radicals should be from now on counted as “right-wing extremists”.

Mon, 26 Jul 2021 04:40:34 +0000
Russian Prime Minister Mishustin arrived on the island of Iturup on 26 July - the territory is claimed by Japan.

Mon, 26 Jul 2021 04:30:00 +0000
We have got used to seeing examples of unusual animal friendship between a dog and a duckling, a monkey and a bird, a cat and a sheep...But this pair's interaction looks so unusual that it leaves us guessing about what really is happening between this puppy and this monkey.

Mon, 26 Jul 2021 03:59:50 +0000
The electricity was out when the pastor and congregation first arrived, but cellphone flashlights revealed black and red carpeting, booth seating, private showrooms, poles, a catwalk, a stage, and massive bar tables and chairs among the Halloween decorations still on display after the club closed abruptly a few years ago.

Mon, 26 Jul 2021 02:52:40 +0000
MEXICO CITY (Sputnik) - Eight people have died and two others were injured amid heavy rains and flooding in Guatemala, the country’s National Coordination for Disaster Reduction (CONRED) said.

Mon, 26 Jul 2021 02:51:04 +0000
As the US approaches the completion of its withdrawal from Afghanistan, which should be over by September 11, as well as in light of more and more audible demands from Iraq to withdraw troops from its soil, questions are increasingly emerging about the assessment of the almost 20-year military presence and the success of these operations.

Mon, 26 Jul 2021 02:43:55 +0000
HAVANA/MEXICO CITY (Sputnik) - The first two planes with Russian humanitarian aid have arrived in Cuba, a Sputnik correspondent reports from the Jose Marti International Airport.

Mon, 26 Jul 2021 02:20:27 +0000
BOGOTA (Sputnik) - The Middle Magdalena Bloc of the FARC-EP (Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia - People's Army) has claimed responsibility for the attack on the helicopter of Colombian President Ivan Duque last month.

Mon, 26 Jul 2021 00:36:44 +0000
Analysts widely believe that the dollar's status as the world's primary reserve currency is safe for the time being, as it is held by more central banks and significant financial institutions for international transactions and investments than any other currency, but its domination is increasingly being challenged.

Mon, 26 Jul 2021 00:18:37 +0000
CAIRO (Sputnik) - The Tunisian army forces have surrounded the parliament building in the capital city, Tunis, after Tunisian President Kais Saied dismissed Prime Minister Hicham Mechichi and said he was freezing parliament, radio Mosaique FM reports.

Sun, 25 Jul 2021 23:33:19 +0000
MOSCOW (Sputnik) - Russian Aircraft Corporation \"MiG\" (Mikoyan) has started to develop a fifth-generation carrier-based fighter and plans to create a prototype aircraft in the next few years, a source in the military-industrial complex told Sputnik.

Sun, 25 Jul 2021 23:07:33 +0000
CAIRO (Sputnik) - Tunisian President Kais Saied has dismissed Prime Minister Hicham Mechichi and said he was freezing parliament after the recent anti-government protests.

Sun, 25 Jul 2021 22:46:42 +0000
A lover of walking on water, who is reportedly identified as Reza Baluchi of Central Florida, told the local news that he was attempting to go from Florida to Bermuda in his floating \"bubble\" craft, or sail north up the coast to New York, to collect money for charity.

Sun, 25 Jul 2021 22:41:16 +0000
WASHINGTON (Sputnik) - US President Joe Biden does not exclude that steps will be taken by the Democrats to have some of the so-called \"Dreamer\" immigrants get US citizenship.

Sun, 25 Jul 2021 22:22:29 +0000
This comes amid a surge in homicides in five major American cities, including the US capital. In anticipation of the spike in crime, the Biden administration announced that it will crack down on gun violence in the country.

Sun, 25 Jul 2021 22:00:05 +0000
Israel has long been sounding the alarm about Iran allegedly working to develop nuclear weapons. However, the Jewish State itself is widely believed to have obtained weapons of mass destruction a long time ago, with reports saying it could have at least 90 warheads at its disposal.

Sun, 25 Jul 2021 21:58:37 +0000
TEL AVIV (Sputnik) - The Israeli Air Force targeted Palestinian military sites in the Gaza Strip in response to the Sunday launches of incendiary balloons, a Sputnik correspondent reports.

Sun, 25 Jul 2021 21:45:13 +0000
WASHINGTON (Sputnik) - US President Joe Biden will meet with representatives of the intelligence community on Tuesday, July 27, to discuss national security, the White House said.

Sun, 25 Jul 2021 21:44:54 +0000
The deficit, which has slowed auto production and disrupted supply chains in a variety of industries, including cellphones and consumer electronics, is the outcome of COVID-19-related dislocations. The global shortage has pushed up the price of some consumer electronics.

Sun, 25 Jul 2021 20:45:19 +0000
BAKU (Sputnik) - Azerbaijani President Ilham Aliyev mentioned on Sunday that Serbian companies could potentially participate in the reconstruction work in the territories that were seized by Baku during the latest round of hostilities in the disputed region of Nagorno-Karabakh, according to the presidential office.

Sun, 25 Jul 2021 20:13:25 +0000
ROME (Sputnik) - The regional government of the Italian Island of Sardinia on Sunday declared an emergency over raging fires in the province of Oristano.

Sun, 25 Jul 2021 19:03:20 +0000
The Syrian government has repeatedly accused Israel of conducting regular airstrikes on its territory, calling on international organizations to denounce the attacks as violations of Syria's sovereignty and introduce sanctions against the Jewish State.

Sun, 25 Jul 2021 18:59:05 +0000
Calling the Republicans she wouldn’t appoint to the committee as “people who would jeopardise the integrity of the investigation,” Pelosi reportedly insisted that she would not tolerate “their antics” amid the pursuit of “the truth.\"

Sun, 25 Jul 2021 18:56:44 +0000
Senior Iraqi officials are set to meet US President Joe Biden at the White House on Monday to discuss the continuation of the ‘strategic partnership’ between the two countries, and potentially hammer out a timetable on the withdrawal of US combat troops from the country, some four years after Daesh’s* defeat.

Sun, 25 Jul 2021 18:52:21 +0000
Pavel Nedved said the contracts of Paulo Dybala and Giorgio Chiellini are also being negotiated.

Sun, 25 Jul 2021 18:07:12 +0000
According to the BBC, the London Fire Brigade has received many calls from residents reporting flooded basements and roads.

Sun, 25 Jul 2021 17:57:15 +0000
Amid the imminent US and NATO withdrawal from Afghanistan after over 19 years of occupation, the Taliban* has launched offensives in virtually every region of the country, seizing multiple border checkpoints and sparking fears that the Kabul government may collapse shortly after NATO's exit.

Sun, 25 Jul 2021 17:57:14 +0000
The Vishva Hindu Parishad (VHP) or World Hindu Council, a key Hindu organisation linked to India’s ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), was founded in 1964 and has been one of the main groups that have led the Ram Temple movement in India since 1989. Its main aim is to consolidate Hindu society and serve and protect the Hindu religion.

Sun, 25 Jul 2021 17:38:52 +0000
ROME (Sputnik) - Approximately 400 people have been evacuated on Italy's Sardinia island amid raging fires, the SkyTg24 broadcaster reported on Sunday.

Sun, 25 Jul 2021 16:53:25 +0000
The French head of state is one of over a dozen world foreign leaders whose phone number appeared on a 50,000+ name list of individuals potentially targeted for hacking using Pegasus, the Israeli-made military-grade spyware capable of taking control of phones without users knowing it.

Sun, 25 Jul 2021 16:39:34 +0000
The UK politician's tweeting about COVID has landed him in hot water.

Sun, 25 Jul 2021 16:21:35 +0000
Indian men’s hockey team started their Olympic campaign well in Tokyo after defeating New Zealand in their opening match on Saturday. However, they've been brought down to Earth with a bump.

Sun, 25 Jul 2021 16:20:50 +0000
However, federal prosecutors will continue their probe into Cuomo's administration over its handling of the COVID-19 crisis.

Sun, 25 Jul 2021 16:13:19 +0000
Dr. Mercola has reportedly been placed on top of the list of people allegedly responsible for “65 percent of all anti-vaccine messaging on social media. ” The ranking was compiled by the Centre for Countering Digital Hate.

Sun, 25 Jul 2021 15:38:54 +0000
MOSCOW (Sputnik) - Outgoing Iranian President Hassan Rouhani on Sunday accused the country's parliament of undermining the effort to lift the economic sanctions that were imposed on Iran over its nuclear program.

Sun, 25 Jul 2021 15:31:20 +0000
The West and China are in the midst of an info war regarding the origins of the coronavirus, with more and more US officials now alleging that the virus may have leaked from a Chinese lab. China, meanwhile, has asked for a World Health Organisation probe into whether the shutdown of a US military biolab in mid-2019 was somehow related to the virus.

Sun, 25 Jul 2021 15:11:48 +0000
PARIS (Sputnik) - Seventy-one people protesting against COVID-19 restrictions were detained in France on Saturday, media reported, citing the Ministry of Internal Affairs.

Sun, 25 Jul 2021 14:54:19 +0000
YAKUTSK, Russia (Sputnik) - The head of Greenpeace Russia's wildfire unit, Grigory Kuksin, has apologised for his recent comments in which he blamed forest fires in Siberia on certain social practices of the Yakut people.

Sun, 25 Jul 2021 14:35:54 +0000
Donald Trump has been publicly flirting with the idea of a 2024 presidential run but has not yet officially signalled his intentions. “It’s not that I want to. The country needs it,” Trump hinted back in June.

Sun, 25 Jul 2021 13:30:30 +0000
British hiker Esther Dingley, 37, went missing on 22 November 2020 when she was walking alone in the mountains along the Spanish-French border.

Sun, 25 Jul 2021 13:27:50 +0000
The Duke of Sussex, who currently resides in the US, is planning to release his first memoire to discuss his life journey “not as the prince” he was born but “as the man” he has apparently become.

Sun, 25 Jul 2021 13:11:38 +0000
The Fifth Republic has been shaken by two weeks of protests over a government initiative which would dramatically tighten anti-coronavirus restrictions, introduce strict vaccination requirements for some categories of workers and implement ‘Pass Sanitaire’ health passports which restrict access to leisure and cultural venues to the unvaccinated.

Sun, 25 Jul 2021 12:41:55 +0000
MOSCOW (Sputnik) - The UK government could be facing decades-long financial risks linked to its quick response to the COVID-19 pandemic, lawmakers said in a report published on 25 July.

Sun, 25 Jul 2021 12:40:12 +0000
Having recovered from the virus, Morgan wrote an article for the Daily Mail, in which he said he owes a \"heartfelt debt of thanks\" to the scientists who developed the Astra-Zeneca COVID-19 vaccine.

Sun, 25 Jul 2021 12:37:31 +0000
BEIJING (Sputnik) - The death toll from the heavy rains and flooding that hit China's central province of Henan has risen to 63, while five people remain missing, the local government said on 25 July.

Sun, 25 Jul 2021 12:15:34 +0000
This comes after Italy's Prime Minister Mario Draghi announced his cabinet's plans to introduce a health pass, the document serving as proof that a person has received at least one shot of a coronavirus vaccine, has tested negative for the infection in the last 48 hours or has recovered from the virus.

Sun, 25 Jul 2021 11:58:53 +0000
The American athlete - who is one of the biggest stars of the Tokyo 2020 Olympics - was widely expected to dominate this year's games.

Sun, 25 Jul 2021 11:46:58 +0000
ST. PETERSBURG (Sputnik) - Russia constantly and successfully refines its naval armament, including cutting-edge hypersonic weapons, and is fully equipped for countering any attack, President Vladimir Putin said Sunday at the parade in St. Petersburg on the 325th anniversary of the Russian Navy.

Sun, 25 Jul 2021 11:42:58 +0000
US and UK media spent months fretting about the cargo and possible destination of a two-ship Iranian warship flotilla that deployed in the Atlantic Ocean this spring. Earlier this month, the commander of Iran’s Navy boasted that America had been “terrified” by Iran’s newfound ability to project power.

Sun, 25 Jul 2021 11:41:47 +0000
The most-watched video has gathered over three million views on TikTok. It has loads of comments likening the woman to the actress, where comparison photos of the two of them are shared.

Sun, 25 Jul 2021 11:26:19 +0000
The former president also complained about “a small group of people, with absolutely crazy ideas and policies”, which is allegedly “forcing these changes to destroy our culture and heritage”.

Sun, 25 Jul 2021 10:40:43 +0000
It has been a week since the Pegasus spyware scandal triggered a massive political row in India. Prime Minister Narendra Modi's government is accused of having used Pegasus spyware to snoop on nearly 300 Indian phone numbers which belong to senior journalists, political opponents, government officials, and two federal ministers.

Sun, 25 Jul 2021 10:32:19 +0000
MOSCOW (Sputnik) - Heavy rainfall overnight has caused severe flooding in Wallonia, the southern French-speaking region of Belgium, RTBF said Sunday, adding that no victims had been reported.

Sun, 25 Jul 2021 10:28:26 +0000
UK Home Secretary Priti Patel has heard many criticisms about Britain’s asylum accommodation policy, which was changed during the pandemic. and strict immigration rules that turned into an acute issue following Brexit.

Sun, 25 Jul 2021 09:51:59 +0000
MOSCOW (Sputnik) - Over 5,500 reports were made to Australia's police department of Crime Stoppers after violent protests broke out in Sydney on Saturday, the New South Wales (NSW) Police said.

Sun, 25 Jul 2021 09:50:55 +0000
26-year-old Indian weightlifter Chanu Mirabai won the first medal for the country in the ongoing Tokyo Olympics on Saturday. Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi, President Ram Nath Kovind, and others congratulated the weightlifter for her stellar performance as she ended the country’s dry spell of 21 years in the weightlifting category.

Sun, 25 Jul 2021 09:49:56 +0000
MOSCOW (Sputnik) - French President Emmanuel Macron said Sunday that avoiding vaccination was a demonstration of \"irresponsibility,\" with his statement coming shortly after large-scale protests erupted in the country against the health passes and compulsory vaccination for some professions.

Sun, 25 Jul 2021 09:40:05 +0000
US President Joe Biden is battling accusations that he used his vice presidential position in Barack Obama's administration to meddle into his son Hunter Biden’s business deals while the latter was a board member of the Ukrainian energy company Burisma.

Sun, 25 Jul 2021 09:38:39 +0000
The Russian military has reported a major escalation in NATO drilling and reconnaissance activity in the Black Sea in recent weeks. Last month, the Royal Navy tried to test the security of Russia's maritime borders around Crimea by deploying a destroyer in Russian waters. The incident sparked a major diplomatic scandal between Moscow and London.

Sun, 25 Jul 2021 09:35:17 +0000
TEL AVIV (Sputnik) - The first nonstop commercial flight from Israel to Morocco's Marrakesh departed on 25 july, almost eight months after the two countries agreed to normalise relations.

Sun, 25 Jul 2021 08:20:38 +0000
BEIJING (Sputnik) - Seventy people found themselves in the water after a vessel capsized in the southern Chinese province of Guangdong on 25 July, the media reported.

Sun, 25 Jul 2021 08:02:18 +0000
The last caste census in India was conducted 90 years ago, in 1931. However, in 2011, the Congress-led United Progress Alliance government conducted a Socioeconomic Caste Census to get data on the caste and economic status of every household in the country. The data was made public in 2015, but the caste information was withheld, citing disparity.

Sun, 25 Jul 2021 08:00:16 +0000
ATHENS (Sputnik) - The Greek police said it had deployed water cannons and tear gas to disperse people protesting against mandatory COVID-19 vaccination in Athens.

Sun, 25 Jul 2021 07:48:29 +0000
Military parades all over Russia mark the country's Navy Day. The main naval parade will be held in St. Petersburg without spectators because of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Sun, 25 Jul 2021 07:47:06 +0000
TEL AVIV (Sputnik) - Israeli military opened fire on three individuals who threw Molotov cocktails and stones at a car in the northern West Bank, the Israeli Defense Forces (IDF) said on 25 July.

Sun, 25 Jul 2021 07:35:29 +0000
According to newly presented data, six in ten women did not report harassment they had faced.

Sun, 25 Jul 2021 07:08:03 +0000
From this week onwards, fully vaccinated Britons do not need to quarantine following their arrival from amber-listed states. However, the UK government made a last-minute decision not to apply the rule adjustment to France. The apparent U-turn has angered many.

Sun, 25 Jul 2021 06:46:02 +0000
BEIJING (Sputnik) - Typhoon In-Fa has lashed China's southeastern coast as the country is trying to eliminate the consequences of mass flooding, the China Meteorological Administration said on 25 July.

Sun, 25 Jul 2021 06:42:12 +0000
TOKYO (Sputnik) - Police have arrested a 59-year-old man in the Japanese prefecture of Aichi for scattering flyers criticising the Tokyo Olympic and Paralympic Games from a subway train, national media reported on 25 July.

Sun, 25 Jul 2021 05:31:20 +0000
VLADIVOSTOK (Sputnik) - A naval parade was held in the Russian port city of Vladivostok with the participation of vessels from the Russian Pacific Fleet and the Vietnam People's Navy, the press service of the Pacific Fleet (PF) informs.

Sun, 25 Jul 2021 05:00:06 +0000
Ties between the two nations soured in the past decade following the Mavi Marmara incident and the several escalation rounds between Israel and the Gaza militants, allegedly supported by Turkey. Now, however, under the leadership of PM Naftali Bennett the situation might soon be changing.

Sun, 25 Jul 2021 04:30:00 +0000
Dogs are very social creatures, which makes them perfect friends for humans. But it also means they are pack animals, who are always ready to work together - especially when no one is looking, and it is time for some shenanigans

Sun, 25 Jul 2021 04:14:21 +0000
Mason's father was a rabbi, and he was born Yacov Moshe Maza. More to that, all of his three brothers went on to become rabbis. Mason, who had parishes in Pennsylvania and North Carolina at one time, went on the same way. However, the world of comedy turned out to be much more tempting.

Sun, 25 Jul 2021 03:12:19 +0000
TOKYO (Sputnik) - Russian Vitalina Batsarashkina won gold in the women's 10-meter pistol event at the Tokyo Olympics on Sunday.

Sun, 25 Jul 2021 03:06:58 +0000
In the explosive Oprah Winfrey interview with his wife Meghan Markle, Harry made several controversial claims, including blasting his father Charles parenting and claiming that he was financially cut off from his family from the so-called Megxit start, forcing to live off money left by his mother, the late Princess Diana.

Sun, 25 Jul 2021 03:06:16 +0000
PARIS (Sputnik) - More than 160,000 people took to the streets across France on Saturday, protesting against new coronavirus restrictions, with violence reported in some cities and at least nine arrests made.

Sun, 25 Jul 2021 02:13:09 +0000
MEXICO CITY (Sputnik) - Courts in Cuba are reviewing 19 cases involving 59 people who are accused of crimes related to the recent protests, Ruben Remigio Ferro, president of the Cuban Supreme People's Court said.

Sun, 25 Jul 2021 01:22:24 +0000
Tollund Man's death, which was most likely some type of human sacrifice, dates back roughly 2,400 years, and the researchers stressed that thousands of individuals died under the same circumstances in the wetlands of Northwestern Europe during the Iron Age.

Sun, 25 Jul 2021 00:20:00 +0000
The former commander-in-chief reiterated his earlier claims to protect the \"election integrity\", as he also touted the achievements of his administration. This comes as Arizona continues to re-examine 2020 ballots in the state’s largest county, Maricopa County, where Phoenix is located.

Sat, 24 Jul 2021 23:35:50 +0000
MOSCOW (Sputnik) - Insurgents of the Boko Haram* terrorist group (also known as the Islamic State of West African Province, or ISWAP), have attacked an army base in Cameroon, killing at least seven soldiers, Nigeria’s Premium Times reports.

Sat, 24 Jul 2021 23:25:58 +0000
On his first day in office, Biden terminated the Trump-era border wall project, which had seen more than 720 km (450 miles) of the wall erected, with hundreds of miles still funded and contracts already in the works. Biden also initiated a review of the federal government's obligations.

Sat, 24 Jul 2021 22:49:41 +0000
LONDON (Sputnik) - At least four police officers were injured and six people were detained during anti-lockdown and anti-vaccine demonstrations in London, Commander Catherine Roper, the Metropolitan Police crime prevention, inclusion and engagement lead, said.

Sat, 24 Jul 2021 21:51:31 +0000
During the 2016 Olympics in Rio, another judoka from Egypt, Islam El Shehaby, also withdrew from the competition over refusing to shake hands with an Israeli athlete.

Sat, 24 Jul 2021 21:44:42 +0000
The purportedly slain man had been a US military interpreter for 16 months and had sought asylum in the US for security reasons. He was denied a Special Immigrant Visa (SIV) because he had been fired in 2012 after failing a standard polygraph test. He never received an explanation for why he failed the polygraph.

Sat, 24 Jul 2021 21:25:50 +0000
219 illegal immigrants intercepted in 11 boats on Wednesday plus 175 more on Thursday took the total this year to 8,840. Almost 3,000 have arrived so far this month. Thousands more are expected to attempt to enter the UK by stowing away on the endless stream of goods lorries crossing the channel.

Sat, 24 Jul 2021 20:53:59 +0000
The Turkish forces did not specify the perpetrators of the attack, but it could apparently come from Kurdish forces fighting in the region, who Ankara considered to be terrorists, affiliated with the PKK, which is banned in Turkey.

Sat, 24 Jul 2021 20:38:33 +0000
KABUL (Sputnik) - The Taliban movement* is calling on the international community and non-governmental organizations to assist it with combating the COVID-19 pandemic, Taliban spokesman Suhail Shaheen has told Sputnik.

Sat, 24 Jul 2021 20:35:43 +0000
As violent protests hit the south-western regions, local media have been reporting daily about riots, exchanges of gunfire and clashes in the streets, which have resulted in injuries and even deaths among citizens.

Sat, 24 Jul 2021 20:25:29 +0000
LONDON (Sputnik) - Dozens of people rallied on Saturday in London to express their support for Socialist Cuba and against the US unilateral blockade of the small Caribbean Island nation, in the light of the recent anti-government protests in Havana and other cities which Cuban authorities claimed were orchestrated from the United States.

Sat, 24 Jul 2021 19:46:20 +0000
Our planet spins due to the way Solar System was formed 4.6 billion years ago. Back then, a huge cloud of gas and dust collapsed under its own gravity. As this process occurred, the cloud began to spin with our planet inheriting this rotation.

Sat, 24 Jul 2021 19:33:14 +0000
This is the second incident related to the depiction of disputed territories during this year's Olympic Games in Tokyo. Last time, the Olympic Committee had to redraw a map, where it showed post-2014 Crimea after the peninsula voted to join Russia – a move not recognised internationally.

Sat, 24 Jul 2021 19:21:40 +0000
Despite high overall rates of vaccinations in the US, more and more Americans are getting infected with the new, rapidly spreading 'delta' variant of the coronavirus, once again testing the limits of hospitals and reportedly sparking talks about new mask-up orders from authorities.

Sat, 24 Jul 2021 19:16:21 +0000
Anne Sacoolas was driving her Volvo XC90 on the wrong side of the road when she hit 19-year-old motorcyclist Harry Dunn head-on in August 2019, killing him. She promptly fled the UK for the US without informing police, later claiming diplomatic immunity even though her husband was a CIA agent, not a diplomat.

Sat, 24 Jul 2021 18:56:43 +0000
The Saudis proposed a comprehensive UN-sponsored ceasefire in Yemen in March, but the Houthi movement demanded that Riyadh first lift the economic blockade of Yemeni ports and airports.

Sat, 24 Jul 2021 18:54:06 +0000
What is notable is that the president's address to his fellow party members was pre-recorded rather than filmed live, begging the question how the bit with Erdogan's momentary zizz ended up in the video after editing.

Sat, 24 Jul 2021 17:58:32 +0000
The Ministry of Justice adopted a policy in 2016 of allowing convicts declaring themselves transgender to be housed in prisons for their assumed sex, not their biological one, whether or not they hold an official Gender Recognition Certificate. It later emerged that one in 50 men being sent to prison was self-identifying as a trans woman.

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