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Welcome to Google, forget Yemen: US will pander to Saudi ambitions during crown prince’s grand tour

For 75 years, the US has held its nose at the backwardness and ostentation of its strategic Saudi allies – now it looks to embrace them. The US is naive if it thinks that Riyadh shares its values, and cynical if it doesn’t care. From the moment he touches down in Washington on Monday, and for the next three weeks, ...

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Parkland shooting CCTV shows officer remained outside during massacre

By order of a judge, the Broward County Sheriff’s office has released surveillance video of the horrific Parkland school shooting in February. The police force said the footage justifies action against Deputy Scot Peterson. The footage from four security cameras at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland shows Peterson, accompanied by a school security guard, waiting outside the school’s ...

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Putin gave order to shoot down ‘hijacked’ jet during Sochi-2014 opening ceremony, but luckily…

As the opening ceremony of the 2014 Sochi Olympics was about to start, fighter jets were scrambled with orders to shoot down a hijacked plane that threatened the 40,000 spectators, President Vladimir Putin has just revealed. The Russian President told what he called a “sensitive story” for the first time in a biographical documentary by a state television filmmaker, which was ...

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German man imprisoned for trampling daughter to death during exorcism

A German man has been jailed in Switzerland for trampling his mentally-challenged daughter to death while trying to exorcise a demon. The 50-year-old was also accused of sexually assaulting his daughter in an effort to revive her. The unnamed man told the Frauenfeld District Court in the canton of Thurgau, Switzerland, that he was simply giving his daughter a “massage” ...

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‘Someone’s shooting up the school’: Florida authorities release 911 calls made during massacre

Several new audio files of calls made during the Parkland, Florida, shooting have been published by Broward County police. The redacted audio recordings offer a chilling depiction of the tragedy as it unfolded. The recordings detail the initial commotion over events as Nikolas Kruz, 19, began his assault on students and faculty at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School with an ...

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Blood spurts from Russian weightlifter’s nose during half-tonne deadlift (VIDEO)

This is the shocking moment blood exploded from a Russian weightlifter’s nose while attempting a near half-tonne deadlift during a competition in the United States. Mikhail Shivlyakov was attempting to deadlift 426kg (939lb) at the 2018 Arnold Strongman Classic in Columbus, Ohio, over the weekend, when halfway through the lift lines of claret shot from his nose. Shivlyakov however completed ...

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No, you can’t bring cocaine & heroin to the stadium during the World Cup in Russia

Less fake news and more of a non-story, the numerous reports that claim fans will be allowed to bring otherwise illegal drugs to the World Cup matches this summer, which have been reprinted a myriad times, are due for a debunking. “Russian stadiums to allow cocaine, cannabis and heroin at 2018 FIFA World Cup,” claimed Newsweek; “Loophole Will Allow Cocaine, Heroin ...

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‘Oh, you're from Russian media? Next question!’ US State Dept snubs journalists during briefing

US State Department spokeswoman Heather Nauert’s refusal to take questions from Russian TV raised eyebrows, even among US journalists, who took to their Russian colleagues’ defense after Nauert implied they are Kremlin agents. Nauert went on an ill-mannered tirade against the Russian media when she responded to a question from Rossya 1 TV journalist Aleksandr Khristenko during a policy briefing ...

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Boris Johnson swerves questions on Saudi links to Syrian militants during car crash interview

Boris Johnson failed to answer questions on Saudi Arabia’s alleged links to the Islamist militia battling the Syrian government in Eastern Ghouta. The interview came after a UN-agreed temporary ceasefire was put in place. Presenter Mishal Husain for BBC Radio 4’s Today program pushed the foreign secretary on reports that British ally Saudi Arabia was “backing” the main militant group ...

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Convicted Sikh extremist invited to Trudeau dinner during India trip

A convicted Sikh separatist had his invitation to a formal reception with Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau in India withdrawn, after he had reportedly already attended an event where the Canadian leader was present. Read more Trudeau’s office has canceled an invitation to Canadian Sikh businessman Jaspal Atwal to a reception dinner in New Delhi during the Trudeau family’s stay ...

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