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Wed, 30 Sep 2020 03:39:24 +0000
The first presidential debate turned out to be really intense, with the two candidates constantly interrupting each other whenever they disagreed or were angry at what the other one was saying.

Wed, 30 Sep 2020 03:16:27 +0000
WASHINGTON (Sputnik) - Democratic challenger Joe Biden during a debate against President Donald Trump said he is opposed to defunding police departments.

Wed, 30 Sep 2020 02:24:15 +0000
A private cargo spacecraft is set to lift off from Virginia on Tuesday carrying fresh supplies to the International Space Station.

Wed, 30 Sep 2020 01:50:55 +0000
Prior to the first presidential debate against Trump, Democratic nominee Biden released his tax returns, putting pressure on the US president to do the same.

Wed, 30 Sep 2020 01:31:35 +0000
The US president earlier announced that his administration would soon have a COVID-19 vaccine, while Democrats have raised concerns about its effectiveness against the virus.

Wed, 30 Sep 2020 01:16:15 +0000
BUENOS AIRES (Sputnik) - Venezuela is studying the possibility of using cryptocurrencies in trade, in addition to the national petro, these may be both private and state tools, President Nicolas Maduro said.

Wed, 30 Sep 2020 01:02:06 +0000
The debate will be moderated by the anchor of \"Fox News Sunday\", Chris Wallace, who is expected to pressure Trump and Biden on the coronavirus pandemic, US economy, anti-racism protests, a Supreme Court nomination, and the election itself.

Wed, 30 Sep 2020 00:41:46 +0000
In India, tea, or as Indians call it, “Chai”, is more than just a beverage. For many, it’s a hug after a long day served in a cup. For others, it is a milky cure to anxiety and irritation. Bundled in its variety of uses, chai is seen with one single emotion in India – pure love. So needless to say, Indians never take disrespect for tea.

Wed, 30 Sep 2020 00:41:02 +0000
The Narendra Modi government and the country’s banking regulator RBI have deployed $391 billion together in the last eight months to curb the adverse impact of the Covid-19 pandemic on the Indian economy. Taken together, the sovereign and monetary measures are almost 15 percent of the Indian economy.

Wed, 30 Sep 2020 00:39:47 +0000
The requirement for a Dornier Maritime Surveillance aircraft was raised during the visit of former President Abdulla Yameen to India in 2016. While it could not get implemented earlier, the present Ibrahim Solih government has been able to see it through.

Wed, 30 Sep 2020 00:34:19 +0000
Five African grey parrots have been relocated at a wildlife park in Friskney, England, after park officials learned the birds had been swearing and laughing at customers.

Wed, 30 Sep 2020 00:13:38 +0000
Trans woman Barbie Kardashian, who was born Alejandro Gentile, has a long history of violent and sexual assaults against care home and social workers, including a brutal 2018 attack on a woman whose eyes she tried to gouge out.

Tue, 29 Sep 2020 23:34:35 +0000
WASHINGTON (Sputnik) - US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo will travel to Japan, South Korea and Mongolia from 4 to 8 October, State Department spokesperson Morgan Ortagus said in a press release.

Tue, 29 Sep 2020 23:34:16 +0000
Researchers in Israel have discovered that getting back into a regular sex routine after suffering a heart attack may actually be associated with greater survival rates among patients.

Tue, 29 Sep 2020 23:28:43 +0000
US President Donald Trump has authorized the Alaska - Alberta Railway Development Corporation (A2A Rail) to \"construct, connect operate and maintain railway facilities at the international boundary between the United States and Canada,\" according to his Tuesday presidential permit.

Tue, 29 Sep 2020 22:52:42 +0000
US Director of National Intelligence (DNI) John Ratcliffe has released a Russian intelligence report dating to July 2016 that claimed then-Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton “approved” the spreading of a conspiracy theory linking then-Republican candidate Donald Trump to Moscow, which became the Russiagate scandal.

Tue, 29 Sep 2020 22:51:07 +0000
The United States has accused Nikulin of illegally accessing a range of websites, including LinkedIn, Dropbox and Formspring, with the aim of fraud.

Tue, 29 Sep 2020 22:38:36 +0000
Ahead of the first US presidential debate on Tuesday, China warned American politicians not to use the “China problem [to] create drama,” the South China Morning Post (SCMP) reported, citing commentary by the state-run People's Daily, the largest newspaper group in China.

Tue, 29 Sep 2020 22:19:26 +0000
On Sunday, Yerevan and Baku accused each other of military provocations in the disputed breakaway republic of Nagorno-Karabakh. Azerbaijan announced that the Armenian Armed Forces had shelled settlements on the contact line in the area. According to the Armenian Defense Ministry, Nagorno-Karabakh \"was subjected to air and missile attacks.\"

Tue, 29 Sep 2020 22:19:07 +0000
MOSCOW (Sputnik) - Russian troops in Syria have killed more than 133,000 militants, including 4,500 from former Soviet republics, Russian Defence Minister Sergei Shoigu said.

Tue, 29 Sep 2020 22:08:46 +0000
The Trump team has insisted that the former vice president had agreed to a third-party inspection for electronic devices prior to the debate, but then reversed himself and declined.

Tue, 29 Sep 2020 21:59:56 +0000
Loyalty to Palestinians coupled with the strong influence of nationalists will not let Kuwait alter its position on Israel, says a local expert. And although his country might consider cooperation in a bid to curb Iran, doubts run high as to whether this factor will be enough to bring the two nations together.

Tue, 29 Sep 2020 21:57:11 +0000
CAIRO (Sputnik) - Iraqi Prime Minister Mustafa Al-Kadhimi officially announced the intention of a number of countries, primarily the United States, to close their embassies in Baghdad in case shelling of diplomatic missions continued.

Tue, 29 Sep 2020 21:45:44 +0000
Discarded mail-in ballots found in an outside dumpster in Luzerne County of the swing state of Pennsylvania prompted deep concerns in the US Justice Department, which raised the alarm over the county elections office's practices. US academics have discussed the pros and cons of voting by mail.

Tue, 29 Sep 2020 21:41:17 +0000
Experts from the United Nations Security Council’s (UNSC) North Korea sanctions committee claim the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK) is violating international sanctions regarding imports of refined petroleum products.

Tue, 29 Sep 2020 21:20:17 +0000
A hacker late last week published documents containing Social Security numbers, student grades and other private information from a large public school district in Las Vegas, Nevada, after officials refused to pay a ransom to unlock district computer servers.

Tue, 29 Sep 2020 21:11:03 +0000
WASHINGTON (Sputnik) - US President Donald Trump has arrived in Cleveland, Ohio for the first presidential debate against his Democratic rival Joe Biden later on Tuesday, according to a White House pool report.

Tue, 29 Sep 2020 20:58:13 +0000
After Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu claimed before the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) on Tuesday to be revealing the location of a Hezbollah missile factory in Beirut, Lebanon, the militant group invited the media to tour the facility, which turned out to be a gas canister factory.

Tue, 29 Sep 2020 20:43:34 +0000
Musk has made a number of controversial statements about the coronavirus pandemic. He downplayed the severity of the disease, which has killed more than 200,000 people in the United States alone, and falsely claimed that children are immune to COVID-19.

Tue, 29 Sep 2020 20:41:48 +0000
On 24 September, Donald Trump signed an executive order on an America-First Healthcare Plan aimed at improving the nation's medical system. US analysts and healthcare experts have discussed the timing of the president's executive order and the future of Obamacare.

Tue, 29 Sep 2020 20:21:32 +0000
MOSCOW (Sputnik) - Having disclosed the fact of technical assistance to Berlin on the situation with blogger Alexey Navalny, the technical secretariat of the Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) did not receive direct consent of Russia, the Russian Foreign Ministry said in a statement.

Tue, 29 Sep 2020 19:33:15 +0000
Bankruptcies in the New York City region have spiked by 40% during the COVID-19 pandemic compared to the same time period last year, according to a new report by Bloomberg.

Tue, 29 Sep 2020 19:09:52 +0000
He used to be one of the most influential musicians in the hip-hop and rap genres. He sold millions of albums in the United States, won a Grammy award, started a movie a career but... in 2016 he disappeared.

Tue, 29 Sep 2020 19:07:48 +0000
A woman was forcibly restrained by fellow passengers on a plane bound for Detroit, Michigan, after she appeared to be unstable and went on a profane, sexual rant.

Tue, 29 Sep 2020 19:00:00 +0000
Professional golfer Jason Michael Dudzinski and his fiancee Katie Nolff recently had quite the surprise during a round of golf when a curious deer decided to invade the green and inspect Nolff’s putting skills.

Tue, 29 Sep 2020 19:00:00 +0000
The bizarre incident involving several reports of a person in a jetpack flying near airliners approaching Los Angeles International Airport last month continues to puzzle reporters and investigators alike, but recently released recordings from the incident shed new light on just what happened that day.

Tue, 29 Sep 2020 19:00:00 +0000
A group of Italian scientists recently revealed that they discovered a “complex” network of salty bodies of water underneath the surface of Mars’ South Pole, a finding which has given new energy to the possibility of life on the red planet.

Tue, 29 Sep 2020 18:50:56 +0000
Last week, Facebook removed what it described as a Philippine network of fake accounts after its operators allegedly used “coordinated inauthentic behaviour” to mislead users.

Tue, 29 Sep 2020 18:47:24 +0000
WASHINGTON (Sputnik) - Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden has released his tax returns ahead of the first presidential debate Tuesday in a move that could add pressure on President Donald Trump to do the same.

Tue, 29 Sep 2020 18:35:08 +0000
WASHINGTON (Sputnik) - Nearly every three-in-four voters in the United States plan to watch the first presidential debate on Tuesday night, but only 3 percent of them believe the debate can influence their choice on Election Day, a new poll by Monmouth University revealed on Tuesday.

Tue, 29 Sep 2020 18:14:25 +0000
The New York City Board of Elections blamed widespread errors found on mail-in ballots on the third-party printing firm it contracted, but insisted the problem would be fixed. But a New York City councillor warned the muddle would undermine already shaky confidence in the election.

Tue, 29 Sep 2020 18:13:14 +0000
Britain’s Cabinet Office Minister Michael Gove has stated parts of the UK’s controversial internal market bill would remain despite EU requests to remove them. Gove has assured colleagues in London and his European counterparts in Brussels that he is still \"committed\" to reaching a deal on the UK's future relationship with the EU.

Tue, 29 Sep 2020 18:06:17 +0000
The continuing novel coronavirus pandemic has led to an unprecedented number of requests for mail-in voting to avoid the risk of infection at polling stations, and some states have ruled it mandatory. President Donald Trump has repeatedly expressed concerns that the system may equally offer opportunities to fake or dispute the election outcome.

Tue, 29 Sep 2020 18:00:34 +0000
WASHINGTON (Sputnik) - The United States is offering rewards of up to $20 million in total for information that lead to the arrest of three former Venezuelan public officials, US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo announced in a statement on Tuesday.

Tue, 29 Sep 2020 17:43:41 +0000
Footage of the object was posted on the YouTube channel MrMBB333, which is dedicated to mysterious sightings. The host of the channel revealed that he decided to watch a live feed from the ISS after learning that an air leak had occurred on the station.

Tue, 29 Sep 2020 17:24:13 +0000
Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah had ruled Kuwait since 2006, overseeing the oil-rich Gulf Arab state’s foreign policy for more than 50 years.

Tue, 29 Sep 2020 17:10:22 +0000
Scientists at Samara University, as part of a research team, have developed a super-thin camera with almost zero thickness. The objective lens based on the reflective annular harmonic lens can be used in compact mobile gadgets such as smartphones, MDVRs, and CCTV cameras.

Tue, 29 Sep 2020 17:06:17 +0000
Despite several rounds of talks to defuse tensions in the Ladakh region, India and China have failed to reach a consensus on disengagement. Meanwhile, the two sides have made massive deployments of military assets in the Himalayan region.

Tue, 29 Sep 2020 17:04:49 +0000
The past few months have seen increased activity by US bombers and reconnaissance planes near Russia’s borders in the Baltic and Black Seas, which prompted Moscow to respond by sending fighter jets to intercept the American aircraft.

Tue, 29 Sep 2020 16:33:05 +0000
Genaro Garcia Luna, who was Mexico’s Secretary of Public Security from 2006 to 2012, was arrested in Dallas, Texas, in December 2019. It has been alleged he was bribed by the Sinaloa Cartel to keep the Mexican Federal Police Force away from their operations.

Tue, 29 Sep 2020 16:31:41 +0000
Political website Guido Fawkes claimed up to 80 Conservative Party MPs could vote with the opposition for an amendment to the Coronavirus Act that would require Parliamentary approval for any new coronavirus pandemic measures.

Tue, 29 Sep 2020 16:20:58 +0000
Earlier in the day, Kuwaiti Emir Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah, 91, passed away while receiving treatment in the US.

Tue, 29 Sep 2020 16:20:20 +0000
Detainees subjected to Special Administrative Measures in the US can expect around 23 hours a day or more confined to a prison cell, without any contact of other prisoners, surveilled and intercepted communications and high levels of anxiety and depression, the Old Bailey was told on Tuesday.

Tue, 29 Sep 2020 16:17:34 +0000
Facing their worst standoff in decades, India and China have engaged in full blown clashes at the eastern Ladakh border since June this year. While 20 Indian soldiers lost their lives on 15 June, China is yet to reveal the number of its casualties. Negotiations to resolve the dispute have failed to yield results so far.

Tue, 29 Sep 2020 16:00:00 +0000
It can be a tad bit difficult to earn the attention of kitty cats, who usually keep themselves busy by cleaning themselves up and napping. But when it’s time to play, nothing catches a cat's attention more than a fun ball game in the backyard.

Tue, 29 Sep 2020 15:46:32 +0000
MOSCOW (Sputnik) - The Jordanian authorities have declared a 40-day morning following the death of Kuwaiti Emir Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah, the office of King Abdullah II said on Tuesday.

Tue, 29 Sep 2020 15:20:19 +0000
MOSCOW (Sputnik) - An air leak was found in the Russian segment of the International Space Station, but there is no danger to the crew, a spokesperson for the Russian space agency said on Tuesday.

Tue, 29 Sep 2020 15:12:11 +0000
British officials reversed a key decision to approve the world's largest IT equipment provider to build national networks, citing concerns over supply lines due to restrictions from Washington, among others, following a Science and Technology committee grilling in July.

Tue, 29 Sep 2020 15:07:38 +0000
A six-year-old boy died last month after he contracted the amoeba either after using a garden hose or a splash pad. His death prompted officials to launch an investigation into Texas’ water supply system.

Tue, 29 Sep 2020 15:00:21 +0000
Nearly 25,000 Sikh voters live in nine \"swing\" states in the US, per New York-headquartered nonprofit Sikh Coalition. There are nearly 1.3 million Indian-American voters in the US, many of them living in the battleground states, a recent survey said.

Tue, 29 Sep 2020 15:00:00 +0000
WASHINGTON (Sputnik) - US President Donald Trump and Democratic presidential challenger Joe Biden come face to face on Tuesday for the first round of televised debates to showcase their strengths and expose opponent weaknesses with just over a month left until the election.

Tue, 29 Sep 2020 14:57:50 +0000
Last week, Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Sergei Ryabkov warned Washington against issuing ultimatums to Moscow over the prolongation of the New Strategic Arms Reduction Treaty (START), which expires early next year.

Tue, 29 Sep 2020 14:43:28 +0000
Scientists have long drawn the attention of the international community to the plight of insects, whose numbers have dramatically declined due to numerous reasons, including the use of pesticides. Britain’s leading ecologist has warned that failing to stop the decline in insect populations may have catastrophic consequences for all life on Earth.

Tue, 29 Sep 2020 14:11:49 +0000
Authentication requests in Microsoft’s services have been hampered by a technical glitch that the tech titan says occurred due to a recent software update.

Tue, 29 Sep 2020 14:01:24 +0000
According to Yerevan, the pilot of the Armenian aircraft hit by the Turkish fighter died.

Tue, 29 Sep 2020 13:59:11 +0000
The news comes as leading British and US computing chip giants agreed on a $40bn buyout plan widely speculated to draw criticism from Beijing over concerns the two companies may suppress China's tech ambitions, a leading academic told Chinese media on Tuesday.

Tue, 29 Sep 2020 13:56:43 +0000
Akshat Utkarsh, 26, was from the Indian state of Bihar. Two years ago, Akshat moved to Mumbai to try his luck in Bhojpuri (regional) films, after finishing his MBA studies in Lucknow. The actor reportedly worked in an upcoming film called \"Litti Chokha\".

Tue, 29 Sep 2020 13:49:46 +0000
World War One claimed the lives of roughly 10 million people, with another over 2 million later on succumbing to the contagious Spanish flu that picked up after the deadly war ended in 1918.

Tue, 29 Sep 2020 13:48:53 +0000
After reports of the emir's death emerged online earlier in the day, the official spokesman for the Kuwaiti government called on the international community to \"take information from official sources and not pay attention to what is being raised on social media”.

Tue, 29 Sep 2020 13:23:17 +0000
Sunday saw the escalation of the simmering Armenian-Azeri conflict over the breakaway region of Nagorno-Karabakh, with both sides blaming each other for unleashing the hostilities.

Tue, 29 Sep 2020 13:09:34 +0000
US President Donald Trump and former Vice President Joe Biden are set for the first televised presidential debate of 2020 on Tuesday night. The debate has been central to the campaign for the last 60 years and has produced some memorable moments.

Tue, 29 Sep 2020 13:07:20 +0000
The final morning and afternoon sessions of the 75th Session of the UN General Assembly (UNGA 75) are taking place in New York in a virtual format on 29 September.

Tue, 29 Sep 2020 13:07:16 +0000
The lockdown declared in India to mitigate the spread of COVID-19 in late March has left thousands of sex workers in the country without any income. These sex workers mainly depend on daily wage earners and as a result of the lockdown their clientele disappeared overnight.

Tue, 29 Sep 2020 12:55:53 +0000
The popular South Korean band made their fans happy by announcing the release of a new album in November.

Tue, 29 Sep 2020 12:50:00 +0000
The Fire Brigades Union tweeted that serious questions remained over how the decision was taken to seal a fire exit gate shut with cable ties after Leeds University remedied the illegal safety hazard.

Tue, 29 Sep 2020 12:39:25 +0000
As the coronavirus pandemic is continuing to spread across the globe, with over 32 million confirmed cases in 188 countries, numerous celebrities have encouraged their fans to stay safe and not ignore wearing masks in order to help protect themselves during the pandemic.

Tue, 29 Sep 2020 12:35:31 +0000
Bollywood filmmaker Anurag Kashyap, known for his movie \"Gangs of Wasseypur\", was accused of sexual assault by actress Payal Ghosh on 19 September. Since Payal filed a police complaint against him a week ago, no visible action appears to have been taken by Mumbai police. As the accused to roam scot free, it's created a furore on social media.

Tue, 29 Sep 2020 12:00:00 +0000
A new round of hostilities started in the Nagorno-Karabakh region on 27 September, with Azerbaijan and Armenia accusing each other of carrying out provocations that resulted in civilian and military casualties.

Tue, 29 Sep 2020 11:57:22 +0000
MOSCOW (Sputnik) - All international organisations and countries should make an effort to stop the military conflict between Armenia and Azerbaijan in the Karabakh region, George Tsereteli, the head of the Parliamentary Assembly of the Organisation for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE), said.

Tue, 29 Sep 2020 11:50:59 +0000
Earlier in the day, unconfirmed reports suggested that 91-year-old Kuwaiti Emir Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah had died.

Tue, 29 Sep 2020 11:42:11 +0000
Last month, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu denounced the UN Security Council's decision not to allow an extension of the arms embargo on Iran as \"scandalous\", adding his country is set to continue jointly working with the United States to thwart what he called \"Iranian aggression\".

Tue, 29 Sep 2020 11:28:52 +0000
On 27 September, fighting broke out between Armenia and Azerbaijan over Nagorno-Karabakh. Dozens of soldiers have reportedly been killed and hundreds wounded on both sides. The international community has called for an immediate ceasefire and negotiations between the two countries.

Tue, 29 Sep 2020 11:26:32 +0000
Heartbreaks can be tough to deal with not just mentally but emotionally too. On World Heart Day on 29 September, Indian TV celebrities reveal how they deal with broken heart syndrome and the best way to overcome the agonising phase caused by a breakup or loss of loved ones.

Tue, 29 Sep 2020 11:12:54 +0000
MOSCOW (Sputnik) - China’s economy is expected to grow by 2 percent in 2020 and by 7.9 percent in 2021, in contrast to the economies of its regional neighbours that are forecast to contract, the World Bank found in a report the Asia Pacific Region economic forecast published Tuesday.

Tue, 29 Sep 2020 11:04:21 +0000
On 28 September, Russian President Vladimir Putin in a phone conversation with his South Korean counterpart, Moon Jae-in, announced his readiness to visit the country after getting vaccinated against COVID-19.

Tue, 29 Sep 2020 11:03:46 +0000
Previously, Turkey stated that it is ready to support Baku both on the battlefield and at the negotiating table. At the same time, Ankara stressed that any attack on Azerbaijani territory is also an attack against Turkey.

Tue, 29 Sep 2020 11:00:00 +0000
A video of a little puppy performing exercises with great enthusiasm is making rounds on social media, with 8k views.

Tue, 29 Sep 2020 10:58:36 +0000
The Labour Party has accused chancellor, Rishi Sunak, of discarding more than 1m jobs to the “scrapheap”. The shadow chancellor claims the government is failing to protect workers in the hard-hit event and festival industries in his new COVID plans.

Tue, 29 Sep 2020 10:55:47 +0000
Undercover videos published by Project Veritas over the weekend allege, citing a Somali political operative, that special ballot harvesters were hired in the community in July for the Democrats to take advantage of elderly and other vulnerable community members. The politicians named in the allegations have denied them.

Tue, 29 Sep 2020 10:38:46 +0000
Since first being reported in China’s Wuhan city in late 2019, the coronavirus, or COVID-19, has spread around the world, causing the deaths of over a million people. The number of fatalities in India stands at 96,318 as of Tuesday, while the overall caseload is 6,145,292.

Tue, 29 Sep 2020 10:37:41 +0000
MOSCOW (Sputnik) - UK Chancellor Rishi Sunak's plans to drastically increase public spending could be decimated if the government is forced to fund a prolonged battle against COVID-19, the Institute for Fiscal Studies (IFS) think tank said in a fresh report on Tuesday.

Tue, 29 Sep 2020 10:30:02 +0000
Human rights organisation Amnesty International has come under the scanner of Indian investigative agencies, which have also conducted raids on their offices in various states over alleged violations of foreign funding norms.

Tue, 29 Sep 2020 10:24:46 +0000
India has accumulated huge oil reserves during the pandemic, taking advantage of the depressed prices and lack of demand across the world. State-funded strategic crude oil reserves are meant to tackle emergency situations and allow the Modi government to tide over short-term supply disruptions.

Tue, 29 Sep 2020 10:22:57 +0000
Following the escalation of tensions in Nagorno-Karabakh, a spokesman for Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan stated that Ankara stands in “full solidarity” with Baku, while condemning “Armenia’s attack on Azerbaijan”.

Tue, 29 Sep 2020 10:10:34 +0000
Despite protests by Congress and other opposition parties, the Indian Parliament last week passed the Farmers Produce Trade and Commerce Bill, 2020 and the Farmers Agreement on Price Assurance and Farm Services Bill, 2020. The bills seek to reform Indian agriculture, and are facing criticism by Congress and other opposition parties.

Tue, 29 Sep 2020 09:56:56 +0000
It appears Apple is all set to expands its 12-million user base in the world’s second largest smartphone market, India in 2020.

Tue, 29 Sep 2020 09:43:05 +0000
Both sides have reported numerous clashes in the past few days, accusing each other of aggression. At the same time, the Armenian and Azerbaijani militaries have posted multiple videos of operations and strikes against each other.

Tue, 29 Sep 2020 09:40:12 +0000
MOSCOW (Sputnik) - American doctors and medical workers took part in the first briefing on the Russian coronavirus vaccine in the United States and expressed strong interest in Sputnik V, the Russian Direct Investment Fund (RDIF) said Tuesday.

Tue, 29 Sep 2020 09:25:26 +0000
Commenting on the issue, White House spokesperson Sarah Matthews said Trump consults with many health experts both inside and outside the federal government, who sometimes have different opinions on how to deal with the coronavirs outbreak.

Tue, 29 Sep 2020 09:08:54 +0000
DUBAI (Sputnik) – Prime Minister and Vice President of the United Arab Emirates, Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, on Tuesday said that the country would create its own-made lunar rover to study undiscovered areas of the Moon, with the mission set for 2024.

Tue, 29 Sep 2020 08:53:22 +0000
MOSCOW (Sputnik) - Cardinal George Pell of the Roman Catholic Church is set to return to Rome for the first time since his conviction for child sex abuse was overturned and he was released from prison in Australia, a spokeswoman for the Archdiocese of Sydney confirmed to Australian broadcaster ABC News on Tuesday.

Tue, 29 Sep 2020 08:48:49 +0000
After having raised kids and taken care of families in the first half of their lives, most women used to be too burnt out to try new hobbies, especially after 50. Now, however, many women around the globe have realised that with age they don’t get older, they get better.

Tue, 29 Sep 2020 08:43:59 +0000
Two decades of Trump taxes reveal he's not really paid any, but will this even matter with his base?

Tue, 29 Sep 2020 08:42:48 +0000
On this edition of The Critical Hour, co-hosts Dr. Wilmer Leon and Garland Nixon talk to Dr. Linwood Tauheed about the signals being sent by US President Donald Trump's nomination of Judge Amy Coney Barrett for the US Supreme Court. Why is there such a rush to fill the seat of the late Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg?

Tue, 29 Sep 2020 08:40:54 +0000
On today’s episode, host Lee Stranahan covers the NY Times reporting on Trump’s tax returns being published, Brad Parscale was hospitalized & reported to have attempted suicide, Project Veritas James O’Keefe has uncovered “cash for ballots” in Minnesota, and The Gates are partnering with WHO to make available rapid & affordable COVID-19 testing.

Tue, 29 Sep 2020 08:40:33 +0000
Police account of Breonna Taylor killing crumbles; NYT podcast 'almost entirely' based on lies; \"No Extradition\" shows fight to free Assange

Tue, 29 Sep 2020 08:39:51 +0000
On today’s episode of Fault Lines, hosts Jamarl Thomas and Shane Stranahan discussed increasing tensions between Armenia and Azerbaijan, the likelihood of sustainability failing under capitalism, and the relevance of the NYT's article revealing information about Trump’s tax returns.

Tue, 29 Sep 2020 08:31:24 +0000
Rick Gates, POTUS’ ex-campaign manager, now serving a probationary period on money laundering among other charges, reportedly claims in his upcoming memoir it wasn’t until Ivanka Trump dismissed the idea herself, that the president ditched her candidacy for the second most prominent job in the government.

Tue, 29 Sep 2020 08:30:37 +0000
MOSCOW (Sputnik) - The first operational flight of SpaceX's Crew Dragon with four astronauts aboard will take place on 31 October, NASA said in a press release.

Tue, 29 Sep 2020 08:25:02 +0000
MINSK (Sputnik) - Belarusian opposition figure and ex-presidential candidate Svetlana Tikhanovskaya is currently holding a meeting with French President Emmanuel Macron in the Lithuanian capital, she seeks France's participation in negotiations on a new presidential election in Belarus, Tikhanovskaya's press service said on Tuesday.

Tue, 29 Sep 2020 08:17:19 +0000
LONDON (Sputnik) – UK Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab on Tuesday visited the demilitarised zone dividing South and North Korea, and said the UK is determined to push Pyongyang to denuclearisation.

Tue, 29 Sep 2020 08:16:53 +0000
MOSCOW Sputnik) - The Russian Direct Investment Fund (RDIF) announced on Tuesday that Nepal would receive 25 million doses of Russia's Sputnik V vaccine against COVID-19, enabling 90 percent of the South Asian country's population to have access to the vaccine.

Tue, 29 Sep 2020 08:10:09 +0000
New Delhi claims that the Pakistan-administered Kashmir region is an integral part of India, and Islamabad has “no locus standi on territories illegally and forcibly occupied by it”. Conversely, Pakistan claims the entirety of Kashmir as its own territory. The neighbours have been at odds over the region and waged two wars over it in the past.

Tue, 29 Sep 2020 08:01:08 +0000
On 27 September, The New York Times published an \"investigation\", in which it claimed that Donald Trump’s tax bill was only $750 in both 2016 and 2017 - after he became US president. According to the newspaper, Trump paid no federal income taxes in 10 of the last 15 years.

Tue, 29 Sep 2020 07:51:30 +0000
For Israel, the second Palestinian uprising was a bloody page in the country's history. It claimed the lives of more than a thousand people and injured many others. But for the Palestinians, assaults on Israeli targets, even if they were civilian, were necessary simply because they were a tool in the hands of people fighting for their independence.

Tue, 29 Sep 2020 07:36:04 +0000
The United Kingdom has introduced strict anti-pandemic measures, urging people to respect social distancing rules and self-isolate after testing positive for COVID-19, as the country still has the highest coronavirus death toll in western Europe, with over 42,000 deceased.

Tue, 29 Sep 2020 07:33:42 +0000
Amid protests by Congress and other opposition parties, the Indian government gave a green light to three contentious agriculture bills. The government promised to double the income of farmers by 2022 and these new laws are billed as steps in that direction.

Tue, 29 Sep 2020 07:24:49 +0000
The name Breidablikk is derived from Norse mythology, where it was the home of Baldur, the beloved son of Odin and Freya, and the field is being phased in during a period of dwindling oil production in a bid to maintain output.

Tue, 29 Sep 2020 07:12:35 +0000
New measures for northeast England took effect on Monday including a ban on mass singing in pubs, attending public spots after 10 p.m., and huge fines for non-compliance with the updated rules.

Tue, 29 Sep 2020 07:12:12 +0000
MOSCOW (Sputnik) - As the Russian ruble continues declining against key foreign currencies amid a negative situation in the oil market, the euro is now rising above 93 rubles for the first time since January 2016, Moscow Exchange data shows.

Tue, 29 Sep 2020 06:48:09 +0000
In the latest crime data presented by the National Crime Records, atrocities against Dalits — people from the lowest strata of India's caste system — rose from 47,369 in 2016 to 50,325 in 2017, and over 25% in a decade.

Tue, 29 Sep 2020 06:34:34 +0000
The Ruska 20 drill will involve some 5,000 personnel and 60 aircraft, as well as traditional guests from Sweden.

Tue, 29 Sep 2020 06:01:37 +0000
The Estonia catastrophe 26 years ago that claimed 852 lives is the worst peacetime tragedy in the Baltic Sea and the second-deadliest peacetime sinking of a European ship, second only to the Titanic.

Tue, 29 Sep 2020 06:00:00 +0000
Researchers at the Laboratory of Biomedical Nanomaterials of National Research Technological University MISiS (NUST MISiS) have come up with a new method to diagnose and treat coronavirus patients that will help prevent secondary tissue inflammation, which is extremely dangerous for COVID-19 patients.

Tue, 29 Sep 2020 05:43:46 +0000
Late last week, the Democratic vice presidential nominee dropped a side-splitting answer to a question about who she deems the most prominent rapper alive. Her answer was Tupac – an influential musician shot to death over 20 years ago.

Tue, 29 Sep 2020 05:00:00 +0000
Local councils and refuges continue to lack the necessary funding to assist victims of domestic abuse in the UK, and while the upcoming Domestic Abuse Bill offers some important developments it doesn't go far enough, argues Lisa Longstaff of Women Against Rape.

Tue, 29 Sep 2020 04:45:00 +0000
Iran, Turkey and Qatar could form a united front to counter-balance possible geostrategic changes on the Middle Eastern grand chessboard emanating from the 15 September Abraham Accords inked by the United Arab Emirates (UAE) and Bahrain with Israel, says Mahan Abedin, a veteran journalist and analyst of Iranian and Middle Eastern politics.

Tue, 29 Sep 2020 04:30:00 +0000
Dogs are known by people around the world for their warm and compassionate nature. Often referred to as man’s best friend, dogs are cherished for their alert minds and helping instincts that make them one of the most loved pets.

Tue, 29 Sep 2020 04:15:00 +0000
The United States wants to impose restrictions on SMIC, China’s largest chip maker. The US Department of Commerce has banned companies from supplying SMIC with components and equipment without a special license. The department sent a letter about the new policy to the largest US suppliers. Earlier, similar restrictions were imposed on Huawei.

Tue, 29 Sep 2020 04:00:00 +0000
On 18 September, the US Central Command announced that it had taken a series of measures aimed at ensuring the safety and security of US-led coalition forces in north-eastern Syria. Mark Sleboda, a US military veteran and international affairs and security analyst, has explained who the major addressees of the Pentagon's move are.

Tue, 29 Sep 2020 03:23:31 +0000
Netizens have connected the nationwide 911 outage to a technological problem with Microsoft, while the authorities have yet to comment on the possible causes of the issues.

Tue, 29 Sep 2020 03:03:18 +0000
The team previously won their maiden Stanley Cup in 2004.

Tue, 29 Sep 2020 02:43:23 +0000
UNITED NATIONS (Sputnik) - A former lead investigator from the Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW), Ian Henderson, said the final report of the Fact-Finding Mission (FFM) into the alleged use of toxic chemicals in an attack in Douma, Syria, in 2018, may not reflect what happened on the ground.

Tue, 29 Sep 2020 02:10:05 +0000
Trump's eldest son compared Biden to his father, saying that the US president has stayed at the White House working till late at night and doubting whether the former vice president could do the same.

Tue, 29 Sep 2020 02:02:06 +0000
The measure is part of the government's efforts to make tax rules apply to virtual currency traders and get them to report their cryptocurrency income.

Tue, 29 Sep 2020 02:00:02 +0000
Local police have confirmed that the officer-involved shooting resulted in multiple deaths, including the suspect. An investigation has been opened into the matter.

Tue, 29 Sep 2020 00:44:31 +0000
Bollywood Actor Sushant Singh Rajput was found dead hanging in his Mumbai flat on 14 June. The young actor's death has caused a massive public uproar, triggering many questions. Three federal investigative agencies - Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI), Enforcement Directorate (ED) and Narcotics Control Bureau (NCB) - are probing the case.

Tue, 29 Sep 2020 00:23:49 +0000
A motion to release grand jury transcripts, recordings and reports has been issued by a grand juror in the case involving the shooting of Breonna Taylor.

Tue, 29 Sep 2020 00:00:06 +0000
In recent weeks, visitors to Michigan’s Grand Haven State Park have experienced the gruesome sight of dead squirrels floating in the water and washing ashore along the beach.

Mon, 28 Sep 2020 23:47:32 +0000
WASHINGTON (Sputnik) - The US administration is considering sanctioning Iran's entire financial system to cut it off from the outside world, Bloomberg news agency reported.

Mon, 28 Sep 2020 23:38:43 +0000
British authorities have terminated their anti-Semitism investigation into UK grime rapper Wiley - real name Richard Kylea Cowie Jr. - after learning that his July social media comments on the Jewish community were issued while he was out of the country.

Mon, 28 Sep 2020 22:55:47 +0000
MOSCOW (Sputnik) - It is necessary to move from words to deeds in the Korean settlement, Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov said.

Mon, 28 Sep 2020 22:38:24 +0000
A Kentucky woman has sent out an “urgent plea” after a box containing her mother’s cremated remains went missing after she mailed them to her sister in Florida.

Mon, 28 Sep 2020 22:37:03 +0000
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) has unveiled a massive new spending bill intended to provide further financial relief for businesses and institutions hurt by the COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic.

Mon, 28 Sep 2020 22:28:49 +0000
UNITED NATIONS (Sputnik) - Germany and several other European countries at the UN Security Council had sent an official request for a meeting to be convened on Tuesday to discuss the ongoing clashes between Armenia and Azerbaijan in the Nagorno-Karabakh region, a diplomatic source told Sputnik.

Mon, 28 Sep 2020 22:26:50 +0000
A zoologist working on the Antarctic coast recently came across a puzzling situation: seemingly new remains of Adelie penguins were appearing in a place not known for hosting a colony in at least a century.

Mon, 28 Sep 2020 22:01:06 +0000
WASHINGTON (Sputnik) - The US hospital chain Universal Healthcare Services announced in a statement on Monday that it has gone offline after being a subject to a cyberattack, but its patient care operations have not been affected.

Mon, 28 Sep 2020 21:50:13 +0000
Operation Inherent Resolve (OIR) officials predict a continuation of US-led coalition engagement with Daesh forces in the Middle East as the militants will likely “continue to try and take advantage of safe havens.”

Mon, 28 Sep 2020 21:12:03 +0000
For the second time in two months, China is holding massive military drills in all four seas on its eastern border.

Mon, 28 Sep 2020 21:11:53 +0000
Body camera footage released Monday by Florida’s Fort Lauderdale Police Department (FLPD) shows Brad Parscale, former campaign manager for US President Donald Trump, being brutally knocked to the ground outside his home after his wife called for help on Sunday.

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