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‘This state and constitution aren't made for us’: RT doco follows African-American activists

With racial tensions in USA back in spotlight over the last few years, a gripping new RT documentary series visits African-American communities and the activists fighting against a history of racial injustice and poverty. Like many cities across America, St. Louis, Missouri still sees its urban divide drawn along racial lines, where its black activists continue to fight battles old ...

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Victim in viral Russian jail torture video granted state protection

Russian inmate Evgeny Makarov, whose brutal beating by more than a dozen of correctional officers was filmed and sparked public outrage after going viral, was placed under state protection. Read more Makarov received documents designating him as a victim in the prisoner abuse case on Wednesday, the Public Verdict Foundation, a human rights group which represents him, said in a ...

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Hello, Russia! Here’s a nice letter for your president, and a bird-flip from the US State Department

Wednesday was a day of mixed signals coming to Russia from the US. Hours apart, the Kremlin got two letters, one calling for closer ties and one notifiying more trade sanctions, imposed on what Moscow sees as a flimsy pretext. A letter was brought to Moscow by Senator Rand Paul. In it, President Donald Trump reportedly suggested to President Vladimir ...

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Colombia recognizes Palestinian state, then abruptly vows to review the move amid Israeli outrage

After it emerged that the former president Juan Manuel Santos recognized Palestine as an independent state just before leaving office, Colombia’s new government has pledged to “cautiously” review the decision and its implications. Palestine was described as a “free, independent and sovereign state” in Santos’ August 3 letter to the Palestinian representative in Colombia, which was only made public on ...

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State of emergency declared ahead of Charlottesville anniversary

A state of emergency will be in effect during the upcoming anniversary of the unrest in Charlottesville, the Virginia governor announced. National guard troops will aid the police in securing the city against possible protests. Governor Ralph Northam made the announcement in Charlottesville on Wednesday, saying the state of emergency will be in effect August 10-12. He authorized $ 2 ...

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Short sighted? Germany’s state of the art Puma tank not suitable for tall soldiers

Germany’s cutting-edge Puma vehicle might have trouble doing what it was designed for – carrying and protecting troops in the battlefield. Its troop compartment came to be too low for tall soldiers, a media report revealed. The Bundeswehr is expected to take delivery of 350 Pumas – a state-of-the-art infantry fighting vehicle (IFV) jointly built by Kraus Maffei-Wegmann (KMW) and ...

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‘Buffer zone’ for independent California: New Calexit plan would give Native Americans half of state

Supporters of a long-running effort to see California secede from the United States have revamped their plans to include the creation of an “autonomous Native American nation,” which would encompass almost half of the new state. ‘Calexit’ supporters were given the go-ahead in April this year to begin collecting signatures to get the question of Californian independence on a special ...

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‘Defending state terrorism’: Trevor Noah under fire for old joke about 2012 Marikana killings

Liberal comedian Trevor Noah is facing a Twitter backlash for an old resurfaced joke about the 2012 Marikana massacre, during which 47 people were shot and killed by police in South Africa during a miners’ strike. Noah, who hosts the ‘Daily Show’ on Comedy Central, defended the use of lethal force by the South African police, saying that they “used ...

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Nazi symbols near synagogue in Indiana spark outrage, highlighting lack of a state hate crime law

Social media users have called on state legislators to pass a hate crime law in Indiana, after Nazi symbols were discovered on a wall at the refuse disposal shed wall of a synagogue in Hamilton County, Indiana. Sometime before Saturday morning, unknown individual(s) spray-painted a pair of Nazi flags and iron cross graffiti on two walls of a brick shed ...

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‘Deep State social media meddles in US elections’ – Kim Dotcom slams ‘Zuckerspy & Jack the Ripper’

Kim Dotcom has slammed ‘deep state’ Facebook and Twitter for meddling in US elections, warning they do ‘100 times’ more damage to democracy than all foreign meddlers combined. “I wouldn’t be concerned about Russian meddling in US elections,” Dotcom wrote on Twitter. “Be concerned about Deep State social media companies like Facebook and Twitter meddling in US elections.” I wouldn’t ...

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