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Heavy gunfire reported outside royal palace in Riyadh (VIDEOS)

Published time: 21 Apr, 2018 19:27 Edited time: 21 Apr, 2018 19:52 A number of videos have emerged online, purportedly showing heavy gunfire in close proximity to the royal palace in Saudi Arabia’s capital Riyadh. The disturbance might have been caused by a drone. Footage, supposedly taken in central Riyadh, shows military or emergency vehicles with their lights flashing. Gunfire ...

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Iran to swiftly revive nuclear program if Trump scraps landmark deal – foreign minister

Iran’s foreign minister warned that Tehran was ready to resume its nuclear program “at a much greater speed” if the US violates the landmark 2015 agreement and re-imposes sanctions. Iran has prepared a number of “options” to retaliate if the US decides to scrap the deal, Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif told CBS’ Face the Nation in an interview to ...

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Child killed, 17 injured as fierce storm with strong winds rips through Moscow (PHOTOS)

A severe storm, toppling trees and flipping over cars and large trash containers, wreaked havoc in Moscow, killing one child and injuring at least 17. Gusts of winds have reached 25 meters per second, turning over bins, small kiosks, and other objects with debris, injuring people. Ураган в Москве не обошелся без пострадавших, заявил мэр города Сергей Собянин. «В больницы доставлены трое детей и четверо ...

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OPCW confirms visit to site of alleged chemical attack in Syria

The OPCW confirmed that a team visited the site in Douma where an alleged chemical attack took place. The Russian Foreign Ministry has voiced concerns about the watchdog’s plans to visit fewer sites and speak to fewer witnesses. On Saturday the Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) confirmed on Twitter that its fact-finding mission team “visited one of ...

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‘Even Cold War did not come to this’: Moscow slams US after Bolshoi ballet dancers denied entry

Washington is trying to “fence off” Americans from Russians with a “visa wall,” the Russian Foreign Ministry said regarding the visa denial of Russian Bolshoi Theater performers. Moscow has slammed the US for “artificially” creating conditions to halt the issuance of visas. “Even during the Cold War it did not come to this,” the Russian Foreign Ministry said in a ...

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India approves death penalty for rape of children under 12 amid national uproar

India’s Union Cabinet has approved the death penalty for convicted rapists of minors below the age of 12, following mounting pressure on the government. India has been swept by protests over two cases of brutal rape. Headed by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, the Union Cabinet passed an executive order to amend the criminal code during an emergency meeting on Saturday. ...

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ISIS terrorist plotted bombing of local security service HQ in Russia, killed by FSB

Russia’s Federal Security Service (FSB) has killed an ISIS terrorist who plotted an attack on its local HQ and an administrative building in Stavropol. Agents recovered a firearm, IED components, and an ISIS flag from the scene. The FSB operatives attempted to arrest the suspected terrorist in the southern Russian region of Stavropol on Saturday. The perpetrator, however, resisted and ...

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Here be monsters: Deep sea Java expedition uncovers bizarre new species (PHOTOS)

A deep sea expedition to unexplored depths of the Indian Ocean has revealed a sea rich with peculiar inhabitants from over 800 species, including at least a dozen entirely new to science. Among the extraordinary treasure trove of new creatures is a spider crab with fuzzy spines and blood-red eyes, a small wood-dwelling sea star, and a giant cockroach almost ...

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‘Even Cold war did not come to this’: Moscow on US visa denial to Russian ballet dancers

The Russian Foreign Ministry slammed the US government for “artificially” creating conditions to halt the issuing of visas after Russian Bolshoi Theater performers were denied entry. “Even during the Cold War it did not come to this,” the ministry said in a statement on Saturday, adding that art has always served for easing tensions. The move is aimed to “pressure” ...

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‘Where’s the line?’ RT discusses borders of free speech after France deports controversial imam

France’s decision to deport an Algerian Muslim preacher who was accused of spreading hatred has sparked debates around freedom of speech in Europe. RT talks about the move and where the line on freedom of expression is drawn. El Hadi Doudi, 63, was accused of provoking hatred towards minority groups after reportedly making public speeches which promoted anti-Semitism. The imam, ...

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