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Putin 'Highly Likely' Behind Nerve-Agent Attack

Putin 'Highly Likely' Behind Nerve-Agent Attack

Theresa May is expected to outline retaliatory measures against Russian Federation, after Moscow missed her midnight deadline to provide a "credible" response to allegations of its involvement in the Salisbury spy poisoning. Along with this, May claimed that Moscow might have lost control of the reserves of the nerve agent that had been used for an attack against the Skripals. Read More

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Iran plays down potential impact of Pompeo appointment on nuclear deal

Iran plays down potential impact of Pompeo appointment on nuclear deal

Trump had long expressed his resentment of the deal that was concluded by President Barack Obama with the help of China , Russia , the European Union, the UK, France and Germany, calling it "the worst deal ever". Iran and the USA may hold talks on 2015 Iranian nuclear agreement, or the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA), in the Austrian capital of Vienna, the media reported. Read More

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UK Ambassador summoned to Russian Foreign Ministry

UK Ambassador summoned to Russian Foreign Ministry

Russian Federation on Saturday summoned the British ambassador to Moscow Laurie Bristow to the foreign ministry for the second time this week. "We anticipated a response of this kind". Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn, speaking in Newcastle, said the emphasis should be on a thorough investigation through the Chemical Weapons Convention. Read More

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United Kingdom links Putin to attack on ex-spy

United Kingdom links Putin to attack on ex-spy

The foreign ministry in Moscow summoned United Kingdom ambassador Laurie Bristow on Saturday to tell him of the retaliation for May's expulsion of 23 Russian diplomats from London. As the fallout from the poisoning unravels in the worldwide arena, British police are continuing their investigation into the poisoning of Mr Skripal and his daughter Yulia. Read More

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Ten dead in Philippine plane crash

Ten dead in Philippine plane crash

BULACAN, Philippines- A six-seater light airplane crash-landed on a house in Purok 3, Barangay Lumang Bayan, Plaridel town, in Bulacan province before noon on Saturday after taking off from an airstrip nearby. TV footage showed parts of the plane wreckage and the shattered walls of the house at the still-smouldering crash site. Rescuers are checking if there were other casualties in the burning house. Read More

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UN Appeals for $1 Billion for Rohingya Refugees

UN Appeals for $1 Billion for Rohingya Refugees

More than 650,000 Rohingya Muslims have fled their homes in Myanmar to seek refuge in neighbouring Bangladesh after a violent military crackdown against the ethnic minority, which was aided by nationalist Buddhists. Adama Dieng recently visited Bangladesh to assess the situation of the Rohingyas and said Tuesday that what he heard and witnessed "is a human tragedy with the fingerprints of the Myanmar government and of the worldwide community". Read More

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Three killed by blast in Afghan capital Kabul

Three killed by blast in Afghan capital Kabul

It was the fourth suicide attack in Kabul in three weeks and comes days after the top USA general in the country said protecting the war-weary city was "our main effort". But so far Afghanistan's largest militant group has given only a muted response to Ghani's February 28 proposal made at an worldwide conference in Kabul and has continued to launch deadly attacks across the country. Read More

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Xi gets second term with powerful ally Wang as VP

Xi gets second term with powerful ally Wang as VP

Over the last five years, the Commission had punished 1.5 million officials, ranging in status from low-level cadres to regional leaders and generals. While Xi's reappointment was assumed, there had been some speculation about Wang. He is the first Chinese leader to have that privilege after party founder Chairman Mao Zedong who ruled China from 1949 till his death in 1976. Read More

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Dead man walking: Court rejects Romanian cook's claim he's alive

Dead man walking: Court rejects Romanian cook's claim he's alive

Constantin Reliu, 63, had the shock of his life when he was told that he was, in actual fact, dead. Mr Reliu told local media: "I am officially dead, although I'm alive". In 1999 he has chose to return to work in Turkey for good. They measured the distance between his eyes to see if it corresponded to an old passport photograph; they asked him questions about his home town, such as where the town hall was; they checked his fingerprints. Read More

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Porn star in alleged Trump affair may face over $26m in damages

Porn star in alleged Trump affair may face over $26m in damages

Stormy Daniels' lawyer, Michael Avenatti , has given several interviews over the past couple of days that have brought further allegations about President Donald Trump's alleged conduct to the forefront. Attorney Charles Harder - best known for representing Hulk Hogan in a successful lawsuit against Gawker, which resulted in its bankruptcy - is handling the legal case against Daniels on the president's behalf. Read More

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Dozens Killed in Air Strikes on Syria's Eastern Ghouta

Dozens Killed in Air Strikes on Syria's Eastern Ghouta

Syrian government forces stepped up their offensive in the rebel-held eastern suburbs of the capital, Damascus, capturing a major town and closing in on another under the cover of Russia's air power. U.N. Secretary-General Antonio Guterres said on Friday he was "deeply concerned by the desperation shown by people fleeing in a massive exodus from Eastern Ghouta and Afrin in northern Syria". Read More

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YouTube to Add Wikipedia Links to Conspiracy Videos

YouTube to Add Wikipedia Links to Conspiracy Videos

The cues - small nuggets of information sourced from Wikipedia - will appear beneath videos and are meant to provide viewers with "additional information", she said . 'Wikipedia is an encyclopedia, not a newspaper...as a result, our processes and principles are created to work well with the usually contemplative process of building an encyclopedia, not sorting out the oft-conflicting and mistaken reporting common during disaster and other breaking news events, ' the company's site reads. Read More

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Wife of Internet Troll Files for Divorce

Wife of Internet Troll Files for Divorce

Trump Jr. ditched his Secret Service detail for a period of time in September, reportedly because he wanted more privacy. Reports say that Vanessa has filed an "uncontested" divorce in a state Supreme Court which means she would not be contesting for either custody of the couple's five children or their assets. Read More

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No, NASA's astronaut twin hasn't had a DNA rewrite

No, NASA's astronaut twin hasn't had a DNA rewrite

This kind of change is what's known as epigenetic, and it is something very different. A twin study has now discovered that spending 1 year in space causes considerable changes in an astronaut's genes, altering DNA by almost 7 percent. The remaining 7% are of particular interest because the changes persisted for longer durations of time . The trip to space could have switched some of the tape around - but the words are exactly the same. Read More

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At least one person shot at University of Alabama hospital

At least one person shot at University of Alabama hospital

There is no threat to the community or anyone else in the hospital, police said. She was shot and killed. Family identified the victim to CBS Birmingham affiliate WIAT as Timothy Noah Isley. UAB Highlands is a campus of UAB Hospital, which is part of the medical school at the University of Alabama at Birmingham. CBS 42 spoke to one of his family members, who said he survived surgery and is stable in the ICU. Read More

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Pakistan recalls India envoy amid harassment claims

Pakistan recalls India envoy amid harassment claims

Pakistan on Thursday summoned its envoy to New Delhi , Sohail Mahmood , for consultations in Islamabad amid fresh incidents of alleged harassment of Pakistani diplomats in India. He, however, said, "We don't wish to respond the issues through the media, but through diplomatic channels". Foreign Office spokesman Muhammad Faisal said that the Indian government had "failed to take notice of the increasing incidents of intimidation of Pakistani diplomats", their families and staffers by its ... Read More

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Trump Finally Imposes Russia Sanctions That Congress Ordered Months Ago

Trump Finally Imposes Russia Sanctions That Congress Ordered Months Ago

Trump administration sanctions over Russian political meddling have been called "woefully inadequate", as USA lawmakers from both sides of the aisle criticise the measures. Meanwhile, Democrats in a separate investigation into possible collusion have alleged in a memo that the Trump Organization was "actively negotiating" a business deal in Moscow with a sanctioned Russian bank during the 2016 election campaign. Read More

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Teacher injures student with accidental gunshot

Teacher injures student with accidental gunshot

First responders arrived after a couple of minutes and took a male student to the nearby emergency room to received treatment for a non-life-threatening gunshot wound to the neck area. "It was determined that there was no immediate threat to students or staff, and school remained in session", the district said in a statement. P.K. Read More

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Trump wants 'Space Force' to be its own military branch

Trump wants 'Space Force' to be its own military branch

The 1967 Outer Space Treaty , which the U.S. and Russian Federation (as the Soviet Union) both signed, bans most military activities in space - including using and testing weapons of mass destruction and establishing military bases. Donald Trump mused to an audience of Marines about launching an extraterrestrial branch of the military. Of course, the Air Force is fighting tooth and nail to hang on to its responsibilities, and its budget. Read More

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