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#GreatReturnMarch: 2 Palestinian deaths reported as protests enter 4th week (PHOTOS)

Two Palestinians have been killed near Gaza’s border, according to local medics and the Gaza Health Ministry. The reports come as protesters gather for a fourth week of ‘Great March of Return’ demonstrations. To date, at least 35 Palestinians have been killed and thousands wounded by Israeli gunfire. The six-week protest began on March 30 and is due to continue ...

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Snow storm pounds US northeast for second time in 1 week

Schools are shut and thousands are without power as the northeast of the United States suffers through its second winter storm in a week. States of emergency have been declared in Pennsylvania and New Jersey. Up to 60cm (2ft) of snow has accumulated in inland parts of the two states along with neighboring New York, Connecticut and Massachusetts. Schools throughout ...

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Theresa May needs a miracle in keynote Brexit speech after a week of attacks

Theresa May could regret planning her (latest) key Brexit speech for a Friday, as it has left the rest of the week free for a whole range of political heavyweights to pre-empt and undermine her. Two former British prime ministers, the Irish leader, the leader of the opposition and the EU’s key negotiators have all offered the current prime minister ...

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Anti-fur protesters cause mayhem at London Fashion Week show

Anti-fur campaigners have caused a stir at London Fashion Week, protesting designer Christopher Kane’s show. Kane is well known for using fur, most recently releasing a range of mink-covered Crocs shoes in 2017. Animal rights group Surge has harried London Fashion Week (LFW) at every corner, protesting at the Burberry, Mary Katrantzou, and Christopher Kane shows, while also targeting 180 ...

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Pro-government tank destroyed in second ‘defensive’ US airstrike in Syria this week

The Pentagon has confirmed that it destroyed a pro-government tank in eastern Syria on Sunday, marking the second US attack on Syrian forces in a week and raising concerns about a serious military confrontation in the country. Read more Pentagon officials claim that US special operations forces working as advisers to the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) came under attack from ...

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Bad week for WADA: ‘Violating presumption of innocence’ & overturned decisions

WADA has seen a series of setbacks lately. Following a fine for violating the presumption of innocence, the CAS cleared 28 Russian athletes of the lifetime bans imposed by the anti-doping agency. On January 31, the High Court of Paris ruled that the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) violated the presumption of innocence of Habib Cisse, former legal adviser to the ...

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Britain’s first cyborg shop assistant fired for incompetence after 1st week

The UK’s first cyborg shop assistant was fired after a week due to “incompetence,” suggesting the much-feared AI takeover may still be some way off. Fabio, the Pepper robot, produced by Japanese company Softbank, was hired as a retail assistant at a Margiotta supermarket in Edinburgh, Scotland, as part of an experiment run by Heriot-Watt University for the BBC documentary ...

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2nd explosion rocks Malmo, Sweden in less than a week

Another explosion has rocked the Swedish city of Malmo, just days after a grenade attack directly targeted a police station. No injuries have been reported in the blast that happened around 9pm local time outside a restaurant located in an office building in the Rosengard city district, police said. The facade of the building was damaged in the explosion, the ...

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$12bn Berlin-Munich high-speed train plagued by glitches, cancellations in 1st week

Published time: 15 Dec, 2017 00:41 Deutsche Bahn’s high-speed rail line between Berlin and Munich has been plagued with delays, breakdowns and cancellations since it went into operation Sunday, amid allegations that the German rail operator was ill-prepared for the launch. The express line, designed to cut travel time between Germany’s two most important cities from six to four hours, ...

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Erdogan: Issue of Russian S-400 delivery to Turkey will be resolved this week

Published time: 11 Dec, 2017 18:35 Edited time: 11 Dec, 2017 18:57 A Russian-Turkish deal on Moscow supplying Ankara with its S-400 air defense systems will be finalized this week, President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has said following his meeting with the Russian president in Ankara. Let’s block ads! (Why?) RT World News

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