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'Empty-headed son of a whore': Duterte takes aim at UN Human Rights chief in latest insult

Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte has once again insulted a major world figure, this time calling the UN Human Rights chief a “son of a whore” with an empty, big head. “Look, you have a big head but it’s empty. There is no gray matter between your ears. It’s hollow. It’s empty. It cannot even sustain a nutrient for your hair ...

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Russia wants results of OPCW probe on Skripal poisoning made public – envoy to UK (WATCH LIVE)

After a failed OPCW vote on transparency, it is up to the UK to make public all material relevant to the investigation of the Salisbury poisoning affair, the Russian ambassador said. Russia strongly urges the British to do so. Russian Ambassador to the UK Alexander Yakovenko called for the investigation into the case of Sergei Skripal to be made as ...

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Feeling fluey? Blame it on ancient fish, study suggests

Many of the viruses infecting humans today have evolved from ancient animals and can even be traced back to the first vertebrates ever to exist, according to new research. The study by researchers at The University of Sydney along with the China Center for Disease Control and Prevention and the Shanghai Public Health Clinical Centre, has been published in the ...

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Lithuanian bill to prevent historical distortion aims to hide unpleasant truth – Nazi hunter to RT

A Lithuanian bill that would allow the banning of materials “distorting historical facts” is designed to hide the country’s past, which is “not exactly a source of pride,” Israeli historian and Nazi hunter Efraim Zuroff told RT. The government-sponsored bill was introduced to parliament on Monday by Economy Minister Virginijus Sinkevicius. If adopted, it would allow the authorities to ban ...

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Party like a Russian: Friends saw off massive chunk of ice & sail down a river (VIDEO)

It’s true that everyone’s definition of a good time varies, but one group of Russian friends managed to have fun in the oddest of ways – by sawing off a huge chunk of ice and sailing it down the river while sitting in a bath tub. Footage posted online by Ruptly news agency shows the group of 15 friends using ...

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Incredible psychedelic phytoplankton bloom captured from space (PHOTO)

Spring has sprung in the ocean, and with an incredible psychedelic effect. NASA’s stunning snap of a vibrant phytoplankton bloom in the North Atlantic could pass for a Van Gogh masterpiece. NASA’s ocean division shared the awesome image, captured by the Earth orbiting Aqua satellite on March 27, which shows the microscopic marine plants in full fluorescent bloom. Also known ...

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German police union chief proposes taking children away from ‘anti-Semitic parents’

Authorities should be allowed to take children away from parents who express anti-Semitic views, the head of Germany’s 2nd largest police union has stated, without elaborating on how or when such measures would be enforced. “Authorities need to act decisively [against anti-Semitism] including when the aggression comes from migrants,” Rainer Wendt, head of the German Police Union (DPoIG) told Augsburger ...

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Brazil’s supreme court rules ex-President Lula can be jailed for corruption pending appeal

Published time: 5 Apr, 2018 03:37 Edited time: 5 Apr, 2018 03:58 Former Brazilian President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva can be jailed on corruption charges, the country’s supreme court has ruled, dismissing an application to allow him to remain free pending an appeal against those charges. The country’s top court has voted 6-5 to deny Lula’s plea and ruled ...

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No 100% assurance toxin’s origin can be determined – ex-UN chemical weapons expert on Skripal case

While there could be no way to accurately determine the origin of the toxin used against Sergei Skripal, the OPCW’s reluctance to address Russia’s concerns about the probe undermines its credibility, a former UN inspector told RT. The international chemical weapons watchdog will undermine its own credibility if it refuses to address Russia’s concerns about the probe into the poisoning ...

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Tycoon who pushed Magnitsky Act warns EU minister of ‘career ruining’ opposition to Russia-bashing

Bill Browder, the financier convicted of tax fraud in Russia and the driving force behind the Magnitsky Act, has taken aim at the Dutch foreign minister, warning him that opposing sanctions against Russia is dangerous. Foreign Minister Stef Blok should take note of what happened to his Canadian colleague, Stephane Dion, after he opposed the hard line on Russia, Browder ...

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