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2019 Dec 10 - 1:57pm
A large horde of polar bears has descended upon a village in Russia's Far North, seeking food. The 'bearpocalypse' has placed the settlement under siege, with authorities and volunteers trying hard to prevent man-bear incidents. The unusually large polar bear presence is plaguing the village of Ryrkaypiy, located on the snowy shores of the Chuckchi Sea in Russia's northern region of...
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2019 Dec 10 - 1:10pm
The US has decided to give India its foreign take on the country’s hotly debated citizenship bill, threatening Indian government officials with sanctions for failing to list Muslims among ‘persecuted’ minorities. The US Commission on International Religious Freedom (USCIRF) claimed it was “deeply troubled” by the citizenship bill, which passed the Indian parliament’s...
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2019 Dec 10 - 9:53am
A Chilean military transport aircraft carrying 38 passengers and crew has gone missing, losing radio contact on its way to a base in Antarctica. The military lost contact with the plane, a C-130 Hercules transport craft, on Monday evening while it was traveling to the Presidente Eduardo Frei Montalva air base in Antarctica. The whereabouts and condition of those on board – of...
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2019 Dec 10 - 8:40am
Russian President Vladimir Putin condemned the World Anti-Doping Agency decision to bar his country from world sporting events, arguing it was motivated by “political bias,” and urged against “collective punishment” for athletes. Though Russia is still considering how to respond to WADA’s decision, it has “all legal grounds” to appeal the move, President Putin told...
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2019 Dec 10 - 8:10am
The Georgian national killed in Berlin was a murderous terrorist, but Russia had nothing to do with his death, President Vladimir Putin said. He was commenting on Germany’s expulsion of two Russian diplomats. Last week, the German government banished two Russian diplomats for insufficient cooperation with the police probe into the death of Tornike K, also known as Zelimkhan Khangoshvili, a...
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2019 Dec 10 - 8:03am
A strong 5.3-magnitude quake shook New Zealand’s North Island, just hours after a lethal volcanic eruption killed five and left eight others missing. No damage or casualties have been reported following the latest tremor. The quake struck at a shallow depth of some 25km (15 miles) around Gisborne on Tuesday, about 150km (93 miles) south of the recently erupted submarine volcano on White Island. While local news...
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2019 Dec 10 - 6:52am
A BBC reporter is feeling the heat on Twitter for deflecting from protests at a Leeds hospital by claiming, without evidence, that a Labour activist punched Health Secretary Matt Hancock’s adviser – which was fake news. When protesters confronted Hancock over a disturbing picture of a four-year-old boy sleeping on a floor at Leeds General Hospital, BBC journalist Laura Kuenssberg seemed to...
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2019 Dec 10 - 6:39am
The long-awaited report on the origins of Russiagate shows the intelligence community played fast and loose with the truth to build its case against candidate Donald Trump and inflate the specter of Russian election interference. The report by the Department of Justice’s Inspector General (DOJ IG) “makes clear that the FBI launched an intrusive investigation of a US...
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2019 Dec 10 - 5:32am
The leaders of France, Germany, Russia and Ukraine have agreed to implement “ceasefire support measures” for eastern Ukraine and “stabilize” the region by the end of the year. The four leaders held a joint media conference in Paris after the so-called Normandy Format negotiations on the transition to peace in eastern Ukraine. Prior to...
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2019 Dec 10 - 4:50am
A dossier of salacious anti-Trump gossip was used to pad out the intelligence community report on supposed Russian election interference, and CIA Director John Brennan may have misled Congress about it, a new report reveals. According to the Justice Department Inspector General’s report into the FBI’s surveillance of the Trump campaign, the information contained in the now-...
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2019 Dec 10 - 4:27am
While there is little hope that relations between Washington and Moscow will warm up, the fact that Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov is meeting with his US counterpart Mike Pompeo suggests they haven’t frozen over quite yet. If unnamed diplomatic sources sharing insider information with news agencies are to be believed, Lavrov and Pompeo will discuss Ukraine, Syria, arms control and...
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2019 Dec 10 - 3:58am
President Donald Trump has slated the FBI’s surveillance operation against him, calling it a “disgrace” and “an embarrassment to our country,” after a Justice Department report found “mistakes” in the agency’s conduct. “This was an attempted overthrow and a lot of people were in on it, and they got caught,” Trump told reporters at the White House on Monday, hours after the...
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