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‘The city won’t give us land, so we’re taking it’: Police & protesters clash in Cape Town (VIDEO)

Violence erupted at an informal settlement outside Cape Town, South Africa as authorities evicted locals illegally occupying land. Police opened fire as protesters looted stores and set nearby vegetation on fire. Protesters, who say they are fed up with overcrowding and a lack of housing in Vrygrond, have earmarked a piece of land they want to move to and erected ...

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'US knew there were no toxins & risked nothing' – chemical experts on Syria strike

The US must have been well aware that there were no chemical stockpiles at Syrian facilities the coalition destroyed in their ‘retaliatory’ strike, Russian chemical weapons experts told RT, noting the absence of toxic emissions. Announcing the early Saturday morning missile strikes, the American-British-French coalition asserted that their forces were targeting compounds associated with Syria’s alleged chemical weapons stockpiles. Now, ...

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Real targets of US-led strike were Syrian airfields, not research centers – MoD

The US-led missile strike against Syria on Saturday targeted research centers and military facilities, including airfields, Russia’s Defense Ministry said, adding that none have received severe damage thanks to the air defenses. “The real targets of the attacks of the US, Britain and France on April 14 were not only Barzah and Jaramani research facilities, but also Syrian military infrastructure, ...

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'No release of chemicals is best proof there were none' – employee of bombed Syrian research site

An engineer at the now-bombed-out research facility north of Damascus, which the US claims was the heart of Syria’s chemical weapons program, says the labs were making medicine and testing toys for safety. RT Arabic correspondents have visited one of the main targets of the US-led missile attack on Syria, the Scientific Studies and Research Center in the Barzeh district ...

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‘We were very scared’: Passengers of Air France flight discover huge hole in plane cabin

A French airline has launched a major investigation after a massive hole opened up in the cabin of one of its planes during a domestic flight. The drama began halfway through Sunday’s 90-minute HOP! service with a ‘loud noise.’ However, the 48 passengers aboard the flight from Paris to Aurillac in the south of France only discovered the full scale ...

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‘Tell mom I loved her’: Distraught children were among scores trapped inside burning Kemerovo mall

The shopping-mall blaze in Russia’s Kemerovo that killed more than 60 people was one of the deadliest fires in the past century. Children were among those trapped inside, leaving moving messages for loved ones. The tragedy shook Russia’s western Siberian city of Kemerovo on Sunday, just before the beginning of school holidays. The fire started on the top floor of ...

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Ethics commission says harassment charges against MP were part of election-related campaign

The Russian lower house ethics commission has refused to take disciplinary measures against MP Leonid Slutsky, noting that charges of harassment made against him by several women appeared to be part of a pre-planned campaign. “The commission has not found any dysfunction of behavioral norms in Mr Slutsky,” Head of the Commission Otari Arshba told reporters on Wednesday, after the ...

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In Salisbury, where ex-spy & daughter were allegedly poisoned, people own stake in Russian assets

While the UK government angrily accuses Russia of poisoning of an ex-spy and his daughter, a regional British pension fund continues investing in Russian bonds and shares of state-run Sberbank. The Wiltshire County Council pension fund had 10.6 percent of its cash invested in emerging markets through a fund operated by the Investec Asset Management. The latter held Russian obligations ...

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‘We were about to die’: E. Ghouta civilians say militants used them as human shields & barred escape

Civilians fleeing the fighting in Eastern Ghouta in their thousands through humanitarian corridors say the militants controlling the area used them as human shields and prevented them from leaving their homes. “They fired at us, they did not want us to flee at all, they fired at the car wheels so that we could not flee… There was no flour, ...

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‘Our matches were an event’ – Putin talks secret service football games in East Germany

In a World Cup year, Russian President Vladimir Putin has shared warm memories of playing friendly football games against East German counterparts during his time serving with the Soviet Union’s KGB. Putin was talking to journalist and television presenter Alexander Kondrashov during the latter’s candid documentary film on the Russian leader’s life, which includes topics such as his political start ...

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