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‘Rodchenkov was turned when he worked in Canada’ – Russian Skiing Federation chief Elena Valbe

The president of Russia’s Cross-Country Skiing Federation, Yelena Valbe, thinks that former Moscow Anti-Doping Laboratory head Grigory Rodcehnkov was recruited by foreign special services while working in Canada. Fugitive doctor Rodchenkov, whose testimony formed the basis of the anti-Russian Olympic campaign, has become a hot topic once again with the Winter Games underway in South Korea. Last weekend he was ...

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Stalingrad at 75: Five ways in which iconic battle turned tide of WW2

February 2 marks the 75th anniversary of the German surrender at Stalingrad. While the five-month battle remains a symbol of World War II, its practical importance to defeating the Nazis deserves more attention. 1. Inflicted huge losses Stalingrad was the biggest and bloodiest battle in the history of warfare. Estimates vary, but fighting between August 1942 and February 1943 is ...

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Fukushima operator turned down tsunami simulation plan 9yrs before disaster

Nine years before disaster struck the Fukushima nuclear plant, its operator TEPCO rejected a government watchdog’s advice to carry out a tsunami simulation. The company cited a lack of evidence regarding a tsunami threat. A government research group warned that large tsunami waves could hit anywhere along the Pacific coast of Japan back in July 2002. The group referred to ...

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'Serial killer' terrorist turned 'supergrass' has murder sentence cut after helping police

A loyalist paramilitary ‘supergrass’ and police informant who admitted murdering five people, among other violent offences, has been sentenced to six-and-a-half years in jail. His sentence was reduced for helping officers. Gary ‘Cowhead’ Haggarty, 45, led a double life for 11 years; as a former leader of an Ulster Volunteer Force (UVF) unit in north Belfast, while being paid to ...

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‘Queen of hate’ Katie Hopkins’ home could be turned into migrant shelter

A fundraising page has been set up for members of the public to buy right-wing writer Katie Hopkins’ home – so it can be turned into a refugee shelter. Read more Daily Mail columnist Hopkins has spouted hate about migrants through Twitter since rising to fame.  However, after recently losing an expensive libel case, the former Apprentice contestant has to ...

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Star that never fades – Soviet ice hockey legend Valeri Kharlamov would have turned 70 today

Soviet ice hockey idol Valeri Kharlamov, the World and Olympic Champion still considered one of the best players ever to put on skates, would have turned 70 on January 14 if not for his tragic passing in a car crash 36 years ago. During his glittering sports career spanning 13 years, Kharlamov won two Olympic gold medals and no fewer ...

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Failed pass turned 3-pointer almost overlooked by NBA referees (VIDEO)

Published time: 3 Jan, 2018 19:03 Edited time: 3 Jan, 2018 19:12 A failed pass by Manu Ginobili of the San Antonio Spurs, which somehow ended up the net of opposing New York Knicks in an NBA match Tuesday, has caused confusion on the court as the referees initially overlooked the effort. Ginobili attempted an alley-oop pass from behind the ...

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Revo-loo-tionary tissue: Panda poop turned into luxury paper in China

Published time: 20 Dec, 2017 08:19 Edited time: 20 Dec, 2017 08:51 Chinese businessmen have finally found a way to make money from dung – producing luxury tissue paper from panda poop. True panda fans will have to pay up to 10 times more than for usual tissue. Dung from the iconic Chinese bears is now being used to make ...

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‘Israel gave Palestinians a state in Gaza, they turned it into Afghanistan’ – education minister

Published time: 19 Dec, 2017 14:04 Israel’s education minister said that international calls to make East Jerusalem the capital of Palestine are irrelevant because “the Palestinian issue is a fake issue” and Palestine itself is a “fake state.” Speaking on the BBC’s Hard Talk program, Naftali Bennett said that Israel’s claim on Jerusalem was a non-issue because “no one in ...

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Brit becomes a celebrity in Dominican Republic after being turned down by online girlfriend

Published time: 12 Dec, 2017 20:54 A British man who flew to the Dominican Republic to meet his online girlfriend only to be turned down for being cash-strapped has become the island’s new celebrity. The Welshman is now stranded in the country. Glyn Thomas Bailey has become the new star of the Caribbean after his supposed virtual girlfriend, mum-of-four Wilfa ...

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