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2019 Oct 16 - 5:00am
An enormous explosion that left two tanks on fire at a NuStar fuel refinery in Rodeo, California has led local authorities to issue a hazardous materials emergency declaration urging the locals to shelter in place. One storage tank appears to be completely destroyed and another is in flames in footage seen on local media. Contra Costa County health officials warned locals to “shelter...
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2019 Oct 16 - 4:20am
President Vladimir Putin has gifted his UAE host, Crown Prince Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, a gyrfalcon – a bird of prey with an endangered status in Russia, after another falcon caused a minor incident at the Saudi palace. Having to give gifts to multiple people is quite tricky – how not to offend one by showing ‘more’ love to another? The answer is right there –...
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2019 Oct 16 - 3:32am
UFC lightweight champion Khabib Nurmagomedov has never been defeated in his MMA career, but he admitted that his battle with the scale has pushed him harder than almost any opponent in his career. Speaking at the Synergy Forum in St. Petersburg, Russia, Nurmagomedov revealed that, even with an increased schedule of personal appearances and obligations since becoming the UFC lightweight...
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2019 Oct 16 - 3:30am
Democratic presidential candidate Tulsi Gabbard is no stranger to mainstream media smears, but even a panel of CNN hosts and analysts audibly gasped when one guest outright accused the Hawaii congresswoman of working for Russia. What started off as a standard panel discussion on Tuesday’s upcoming Democratic debate quickly took a dark turn, as CNN political analyst Bakari Sellers...
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2019 Oct 16 - 3:24am
US fighter jets and gunship helicopters were sent to scare off Turkish-backed militants in northern Syria after they came “very close” to US troops at Ain Issa, the Pentagon said. Washington has also sent a complaint to Ankara. F-15 fighters and AH-64 Apache gunships were used in the “show of force” on Tuesday, an unnamed US official told reporters, after the militants “...
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2019 Oct 16 - 2:50am
Though the recordings from inside CNN by Project Veritas are generating lots of interest, the hashtag is not auto-completing or showing up as trending on Twitter. But if it really is being throttled, it wouldn’t be the first time. The conservative gadflies at Veritas, best known for making undercover videos of mainstream media figures saying things they’d rather keep private, have...
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2019 Oct 16 - 2:21am
Catalan independence protesters are facing off against riot police in Barcelona for the second day following the jailing of nine prominent separatists by Spain’s supreme court over their roles in the region’s failed secession bid. Sporadic clashes ensued on Tuesday evening after protesters gathered at Barcelona’s central Carrer de Mallorca street, where a Spanish government building...
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2019 Oct 16 - 2:12am
Defense Minister Sergey Shoigu held a discussion with his US counterpart Mark Esper on Tuesday, the Russian Defense Ministry said in a statement. The two officials discussed a number of “issues of mutual interest in the context of the situation in Syria,” as the ministry put it. No further details of the talks have yet been revealed. The call comes at the time when the Russian military is reportedly helping...
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2019 Oct 16 - 2:12am
Tensions in eastern Syria are flaring, after Turkey launched its military operation in the country's north-east. As Turks and their proxies advance, Kurds retreat, defending themselves – possibly right into the arms of Damascus. The state of play Turkish forces are targeting two areas, Ras al-Ayn and Tel Abyad. They have inched forward 10-15 km into Syrian territory towards Ras al-Ayn and...
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2019 Oct 16 - 2:08am
History has proved that combat sports retirements are often a temporary thing, and it looks like it could be the same when it comes to Georges St-Pierre, who says he retains real interest in fighting UFC champ Khabib Nurmagomedov. St-Pierre, a former two-division UFC champion, announced his formal retirement from mixed martial arts in February of this year, around 15 months after his...
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2019 Oct 16 - 1:56am
An Alternative for Deutschland (AfD) MEP has written to the European Commission to request a probe into whether Greta Thunberg’s eco movement could represent a “hybrid threat” to Europe and be “financed and steered” by Russia. In the written question to the Commission, Jörg Meuthen notes that he has been "following with interest" the measures being taken by Europe to "avert hybrid...
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2019 Oct 16 - 12:22am
Kosovo has withdrawn its application for Interpol membership as it waits for its new government to be formed. Outgoing PM Ramush Haradinaj has sent a letter to the international law enforcement organization’s General Assembly meeting, which opened Tuesday in Santiago, Chile, AP reported. The letter requests that the application be postponed until next year, Haradinaj’s press office said. Kosovo’s...
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