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Moscow cab driver allegedly robbed and drugged up to 100 passengers, at least one dead

Published time: 18 Oct, 2017 10:41 Edited time: 18 Oct, 2017 10:56 A 29-year-old ‘gipsy cab’ driver has been arrested near Moscow on suspicion of killing a prominent radio host, and is potentially linked to drugging up to 100 people. The victims were given psychotropic drugs, the apparent intention being to rob them. Footage released by Russian news outlet Zvezda ...

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Palestinian media raided, shut down by Israel on suspicion of inciting terrorism

Published time: 18 Oct, 2017 07:16 Edited time: 18 Oct, 2017 07:37 Israeli security forces have raided eight Palestinian outlets, closed two broadcasting stations and arrested two people in an overnight, large-scale counterterrorism operation across the West Bank, according to an Israel Defense Forces (IDF) statement. The Palestinian media, which Israel suspects of distributing and broadcasting materials inciting terrorism, were ...

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French police arrest 10 suspected extremists, plotting attack on mosques, politicians – reports

Published time: 18 Oct, 2017 06:31 Ten people said to have far-right links were detained in a series of raids conducted by French anti-terrorist police in the Paris and Marseille areas on Tuesday. Their intended targets were reportedly mosques, migrants and a former presidential candidate. The arrests were made in Seine-Saint-Denis, north of Paris, and in the city of Marseille ...

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Canada passes US-style sanctions bill targeting ‘corrupt’ Russian officials

The Canadian Senate has passed Bill S-226, known as the Sergei Magnitsky Law, mirroring similar US legislation. Moscow has repeatedly slammed the bill as a violation of international law and vowed to respond. Read more Although the bill, titled “Justice for Victims of Corrupt Foreign Officials Act (Sergei Magnitsky Law),” envisions imposing sanctions on any foreign national, not only on ...

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Guns & explosives cache found in Kiev during turbulent mass protest

Published time: 18 Oct, 2017 03:41 Edited time: 18 Oct, 2017 03:58 The Ukrainian police force has reported finding a cache of assault rifles, ammo and explosives in the capital Kiev. Security officials say the weapons could have been used during Tuesday’s mass protest in the city center. The weapons were discovered during an ongoing investigation, according to a statement ...

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US sanctions bill vs Russia built on fraudster's political lobbying – Russian lawyer Veselnitskaya

Natalya Veselnitskaya, dubbed a “Kremlin lawyer” in the US media because of her meeting with President Trump’s son, has told RT that the Magnitsky Act against Russian officials came about as the result of a fraudulent investor’s political maneuvering. Read more A four-page memo Veselnitskaya brought to her meeting with Donald Trump Jr, dated May 2016, was published in full ...

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Dr Doolittle effect: Dolphins & whales form human-like societies, study says

Published time: 17 Oct, 2017 23:03 Whales and dolphins may be more like us than previously thought. While they are more comfortable in water than humans, they live in tightly-knit social groups, have complex relationships, and speak to each other, a new study suggests. The major new wide ranging study, published Monday in the journal Nature, Ecology & Evolution, even ...

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Iran nuclear deal 'spectacular,' would be sad to see it fall – Former Russian Ambassador Kislyak

It was spectacular to see so many countries come together to sign the Iran nuclear deal after many years’ work, and it would be disappointing should it fall apart, the former Russian ambassador to the US has said. US President Donald Trump should keep in mind that the Iranian deal is a result of many years of work and the ...

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Supermarket sweep: Gang takes over Swedish grocery store and runs it for a day

Published time: 17 Oct, 2017 21:56 A gang of four men in their 20s hijacked a supermarket in Malmo, Sweden, threw out the staff, and operated the store by themselves for over 24 hours. After several failed attempts at extorting the store’s owners, the gang decided to cut out the middleman and take over the supermarket for themselves. They entered ...

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The Case of the Thief in a Case: Man hides in bag to steal from airport bus

Published time: 17 Oct, 2017 21:56 A Romanian man has been sent to prison after French police found him hiding inside a suitcase on the bus from the Beauvais airport to Paris, pilfering the passengers’ possessions. Border police found Sebastian Radu, who stands 1.70 meters tall, curled up in a brown suitcase along with two stolen laptops, cash and other ...

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