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Utter lunacy? ‘Moonmoon’ naming proposal for moons of moons proves divisive

Astronomers think it’s possible that moons can have their own mini-moon – but the scientific suggestion that they should be called ‘moonmoons’ is not going down well among those with a more poetic inclination. READ MORE: NASA administrator shows off historic spaceship…made of Lego The term ‘moonmoons’ started with astrophysicist Duncan Forgan, reports ScienceAlert, who has written a paper awaiting ...

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Trump vows 'severe punishment' if Saudi Arabia is behind killing of WaPo journalist Khashoggi

Saudi Arabia will face “severe punishment” if it ordered the murder of Washington Post journalist Jamal Khashoggi, US President Donald Trump has warned. “There’s a lot at stake, and maybe especially so because this man was a reporter. There’s something really terrible and disgusting about that if that were the case…we’re going to get to the bottom of it and ...

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‘End of love story’: Poll says for 2/3 of EU citizens life wouldn’t be worse without the bloc

Nearly two-thirds of EU citizens think that life wouldn’t be worse without the bloc, a recent survey revealed. It probably highlights the end of a love story between Brussels and those living in the union, an analyst told RT. The report which says there is a significant divide between the leadership and the people within the EU was released by ...

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Iranians unveil copycat Lamborghini: Reverse-engineered from the ground up (VIDEO)

A crack team of Iranian engineers have revealed the finished product of four years of painstaking work: a reverse-engineered Lamborghini Murcielago SV. The luxury car, built in Tabriz, is a perfect copy to its Italian counterpart. Leader and designer of the creative team Masoud Moradi said that his crew has gone through the research, design, modeling, and manufacturing phases throughout ...

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‘Vampire burial’: Research team unearths ‘extremely eerie & weird’ ancient Roman grave (PHOTOS)

The discovery of a 10-year-old child’s remains at an ancient Roman site in Italy is “extremely eerie and weird” evidence of “vampire burials,” where steps were taken to prevent the deceased rising from the dead. READ MORE: Mistaken for vampires and accused of witchcraft, BBC crew ‘nearly stoned to death’ in Malawi The skeletal remains, uncovered by a team of archaeologists from ...

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‘Evidence’ Saudi-led coalition aims to destroy food production in Houthi-controlled Yemen – report

As the war in Yemen rages on, a new report says there is “strong evidence” that the Saudi-led coalition has aimed to destroy food production and distribution in areas of the country controlled by Houthi rebels. The report, titled ‘Strategies of the Coalition in the Yemen War: Aerial Bombardment and Food War’, is a compilation of data from various sources ...

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Pentagon plans axing swathe of precious EU-protected forest for its Poland base

The US military wants to cut down a large swathe of green woodland in Poland, designated by the EU as a conservation site for rare and endangered species. The cleared area will be used to expand an existing air force base. The US Army Corps of Engineers procurement documents, obtained by RT Russian, detail Pentagon’s plans to cut down 38.18 ...

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‘Pressure will be on Turkey’ if Saudis found guilty of journalist’s murder in Istanbul – analysts

If the Saudis are found to be complicit in the disappearance of US-based journalist Jamal Khashoggi, the result could be a “huge earthquake in international relations,” experts believe. The Turkish government reportedly has recordings that confirm the alleged kidnapping and murder of outspoken Saudi dissident Jamal Khashoggi inside the Saudi consulate in Istanbul. The scandal sounds like a ticking time ...

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‘Underwater Chernobyl’: Norway burying Nazi submarine in sand to stem leak of toxic chemicals

A Dutch firm has been commissioned by the Norwegian government to bury a sunken Nazi submarine in sand to stop the 1,800 barrels of toxic chemicals onboard from leaking into the sea. More than 60 years after the 2,400-ton U-boat was torpedoed by the British Navy off the coast of Norway, the vessel continues to leak dangerous mercury from rusted ...

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Israel halts fuel deliveries into Gaza amid deadly clashes with Palestinian protesters (VIDEO)

Israel has ordered that fuel deliveries into Gaza be halted, citing violence against Israeli soldiers and citizens by Palestinian protesters. It comes as six Palestinians were reportedly killed in clashes on Friday. “Israel will not tolerate a situation in which fuel tankers are allowed to enter Gaza on the one hand, while terror and violence are used against IDF soldiers ...

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