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‘US can’t decide for the world:’ Rouhani rejects Pompeo’s Iran demands

Published time: 21 May, 2018 17:45 Iranian President Hassan Rouhani has rejected demands made of Tehran by US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, vowing to continue “our path,” insisting that the era when the US could “decide for the world” is over. The US government has regressed 15 years, back to “Bush Jr.’s era” and is once again trying to ...

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Gene editing opens world of ‘man-gods,’ but Jesse Ventura doubts society and politics are ready

Advances in technology, from brain chips to gene selection, may be creating a new type of man, but what are the dangers? The former governor of Minnesota shares his take in the latest episode of ‘The World According to Jesse.’ Jesse Ventura talks to biochemist Sam Sternberg, who co-authored the book ‘A Crack in Creation Gene Editing and the Unthinkable ...

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Cutting Assange off from the world is ‘torture,’ ‘attack’ on mental health – ex-Ecuadorian president

The former president of Ecuador, Rafael Correa, says the current government’s denial of the WikiLeaks founder to receive visitors in the embassy in London amounts to “torture” and badly affects Julian Assange’s wellbeing. Rafael Correa, who was in office when Assange found refuge in the Ecuadorian Embassy in the British capital in 2012 and has since supported the whistleblower, called ...

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Pompeo reminds State Dept staff of America’s ‘essential rightness’ in world affairs

US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo has delivered a pep-talk to his State Department staff, urging them to regain their “swagger” and to believe in the “essential rightness” of the US in global affairs. Pompeo said that American diplomats should act with confidence in carrying out the Trump administration’s foreign policy, safe in the knowledge that the US is always ...

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Over half of Russians say Syrian conflict can develop into new world war

The percentage of Russians who fear that the current conflict in Syria could develop into a global war has increased from 48 to 57 in less than two years, but experts explain this by natural deviations. According to newly released research by the independent Russian public opinion center Levada, 16 percent of Russians have serious fears that the Syrian war ...

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Football ‘beyond politics’: World Cup official says West’s political game not affecting ticket sales

Western attempts to use politics to undermine the 2018 World Cup are regrettable, but won’t keep fans from enjoying the tournament, Alexey Sorokin, head of Russia’s World Cup organizing committee, told RT’s Sophie Shevardnadze. Read more Speaking on Shevardnadze’s interview program SophieCo, Sorokin said it was unfortunate that some nations have disrespected the spirit of the World Cup by trying ...

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Rockefeller estate auction breaks world record, raises almost $1bn

The three-day auction of Peggy and David Rockefeller’s art collection set 22 world records at Christie’s in New York. The priciest single-owner collection ever well exceeded initial expectations. All of the more than 1,500 lots have been sold, fetching a total of $ 832 million. That’s about twice the previous record of $ 484 million from a 2009 Paris sale ...

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Sin City sex drive: Las Vegas to attempt world record orgy

Las Vegas is looking to live up to its reputation as Sin City next month with the world’s largest ever orgy attempt. And you can still be a part of it. The current world orgy record stands at 500 people. It was set in Japan over a decade ago. Menage Life, who are organizing the Las Vegas attempt, promise to ...

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Barnes & Noble teeters in a post-text world

Barnes & Noble, that once proud anchor to many a suburban mall, is waning. It is not failing all at once, dropping like the savaged corpse of Toys “R” Us, but it also clear that its cultural moment has passed and only drastic measures can save it from joining Waldenbooks and Borders in the great, paper-smelling ark of our book-buying ...

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1,374 drones light up the skies to break Guinness World Record in China (VIDEO)

A Chinese drone company has colored the night with 1,374 luminous dancing drones, to set a Guinness World Record for most UAV’s flown at the same time. The spectacular performance was staged above the tourist city of Xian in Northwestern China on Sunday. The quadcopters simultaneously took off from the ancient town walls and created various colorful 3D formations in ...

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