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All E. Ghouta towns liberated, key Damascus highway open after 7yrs of blockade – Syrian military

Syrian forces have liberated all militant-held settlements in the Damascus suburb of Eastern Ghouta, the military command said in a televised statement. A major Syrian motorway has been unblocked for the first time in seven years. “After a set of carefully planned battles and operations carried out by our armed forces in cooperation with loyal and allied troops, the control ...

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Tesla faces tough questions after fatal highway crash

Tesla is facing questions about the safety of its driving system after one of its vehicles was involved in a fatal crash in California last week. It’s understood the driver who died had raised concerns over the autopilot system. The Tesla Model X struck a concrete divider on a highway in Mountain View, California on March 23. The car caught ...

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‘I’m back,’ says Arnold Schwarzenegger first thing after heart surgery

Arnold Schwarzenegger channeled the Terminator in his first breath after waking up from heart surgery. “Schwarzenegger is awake and his first words were actually ‘I’m back,’ so he is in good spirits,” his spokesperson, Daniel Ketchell, said on Twitter. The former California governor underwent a heart valve replacement surgery on Thursday at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles. The surgery ...

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State of emergency to be declared over poisonous landfill after thousands protest in Moscow region

A state of emergency will be declared in the town of Volokolamsk in the Moscow Region, a local official told thousands of protestors who gathered to demand the closure of a leaking waste deposit near their homes. A huge crowd gathered in front of the city hall on Thursday, where authorities were deciding what to do with a landfill, which ...

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Zakharova reminds Johnson of top-tier Brits at 1936 Nazi Olympics after Putin-Hitler innuendo

The Russian Foreign Ministry spokeswoman has rebuked Boris Johnson’s comparison between the 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russia and the 1936 Olympics in Nazi Germany – with a list of British dignitaries that attended the 1936 event. UK Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson earlier agreed with an MP who said that “Putin is going to use it [the World Cup] in ...

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#BoycottNetflix : Conservatives threaten to end subscriptions after Rice joins company

Netflix’s appointment of Obama-era UN Ambassador Susan Rice to its board has sparked a boycott among users, who are cancelling their subscriptions. Rice served as Obama’s national security adviser for four years and was accused of downplaying the 2012 attack on the US embassy in Benghazi, Libya, when she framed it as a spontaneous incident that occurred as a result ...

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Amazon stock plunges after Trump pledges to “go after” Bezos' online retail giant

Shares in the US e-commerce behemoth Amazon dropped by nearly five percent, wiping over $ 30 billion from its market value, after reports that President Donald Trump wants to curb the firm’s growing power. According to a report by the US news and information website Axios, Trump is planning to “go after” the world’s largest online retailer amid growing concerns ...

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Driver flees after trying to hit soldiers jogging near military base in France

A motorist has attempted to hit soldiers, who were jogging near an army base in southern France, local media reported. The car then fled the scene and authorities launched a manhunt. Read more The incident took place in the town of Varces-Allieres-et-Risset on Thursday morning, according to local newspaper Dauphine Libere, which initially broke the story. A group of soldiers ...

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Anti-migrant gun dealer busted in Hungary after 2-year hunt

A German man accused of operating an anti-migrant online weapons shop has been arrested in Hungary after a two-year manhunt. The suspect identified as Mario Roensch from Erfurt was arrested on suspicion of selling illegal weapons through his website ‘Migrantenschreck,’ which roughly translates as “Migrant fright” or “Migrant terror.” The site reportedly sold to far right-wing groups with a strong ...

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Pakistani media enraged after PM undergoes security check at US airport as Trump ‘mulls’ sanctions

Pakistan’s prime minister was subjected to an airport security check during a recent visit to the US, enraging local media and fueling speculation that the Trump administration is preparing sanctions against Islamabad. Read more Footage aired on Pakistani television this week shows Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi retrieving his bag and coat and exiting a security checkpoint at what appears ...

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