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Russian Supersonic Missiles Hit Ukrainian Military Fuel Depot – Video
https://sputniknews.com/20220406/russian-supersonic-missiles-hit-ukrainian-military-fuel-depot--video-1094521996.html
April 6, 2022, 10:21 AM
The launch was carried out amid Russia's continuing special military operation in Ukraine that began on 24 February. The missiles targeted Ukrainian fuel depots supplying armed units deployed in the Donbass, as well as in other regions.
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Veteran Russian Politician Vladimir Zhirinovsky Dies Aged 75
https://sputniknews.com/20220406/russian-veteran-politician-vladimir-zhirinovsky-dies-aged-75-1094522259.html
April 6, 2022, 10:15 AM
Zhirinovsky was the founder and, for several decades, head of the Russian Liberal Democratic Party, and was elected to parliament in 1993.
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Ed Sheeran Wins 'Shape of You' Copyright Legal Battle
https://sputniknews.com/20220406/ed-sheeran-wins-shape-of-you-copyright-legal-battle-1094521578.html
April 6, 2022, 9:53 AM
British pop star Ed Sheeran has been engaged in a legal battle with grime artist Sami Switch and music producer Ross O'Donoghue, with the latter claiming that Sheeran's 2017 mega-hit "Shape of You" sounds a lot like their 2015 song "Oh Why".
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UK House of Lords Holds Discussion on British Defence Capabilities
https://sputniknews.com/20220406/uk-house-of-lords-holds-discussion-on-british-defence-capabilities-1094520041.html
April 6, 2022, 9:36 AM
The event features experts from various fields, with MPs asking them questions in the context of the Defence Command Paper published by the Ministry of Defence last year.
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'Shabby' Channel 4 Privatisation Plans Split Tories
https://sputniknews.com/20220406/-shabby-channel-4-privatisation-plans-split-tories-1094519458.html
April 6, 2022, 9:13 AM
On Monday, Channel 4 chief executive Alex Mahon questioned the "logic" behind a move by ministers on the broadcaster's sell-off. She emphasised that "ultimately the ownership of C4 is for government to propose and parliament to decide".
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Kremlin Refutes Claims Russian Authorities Want to Kill Zelensky
https://sputniknews.com/20220406/kremlin-refutes-claims-russian-authorities-want-to-kill-zelensky-1094519916.html
April 6, 2022, 8:36 AM
On 24 February, Russia launched a special military operation to demilitarise and de-Nazify Ukraine following a request for help from the Donetsk and Lugansk People's Republics which saw weeks of intensifying shelling by the Ukrainian Army.
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China: US Must Stop Imposing Sanctions to Help Resolve Ukraine Conflict
https://sputniknews.com/20220406/china-us-must-stop-imposing-sanctions-to-help-resolve-ukraine-conflict-1094518597.html
April 6, 2022, 7:28 AM
Earlier this week, a Biden administration official reportedly said that Washington will announce new sanctions on Russia on Wednesday, in coordination with Group of 7 nations and the European Union, over Moscow's ongoing special military operation in Ukraine.
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Liverpool Triumphs Over Benfica in UEFA Champions League
https://sputniknews.com/20220406/liverpool-triumphs-over-benfica-in-uefa-champions-league-1094518110.html
April 6, 2022, 7:14 AM
Liverpool are on a spectacular winning streak, winning 18 games in a row across competitions, while they are yet to lose this year. According to many experts, they are on course to achieve a historic quadruple of the UEFA Champions League, FA Cup, Premier League, and the Carabao Cup.
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NATO to Build New Centre for Quantum Technology in Denmark
https://sputniknews.com/20220406/nato-to-build-new-centre-for-quantum-technology-in-denmark-1094517861.html
April 6, 2022, 6:33 AM
The development of quantum computers is part of an international race for supercomputers and is poised to change everything from weather forecasts to military modelling, encryption, and code-breaking.
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Moscow: West Does Not Care About Global Consequences of Anti-Russian Sanctions
https://sputniknews.com/20220406/west-does-not-care-about-global-consequences-of-anti-russian-sanctions-1094517715.html
April 6, 2022, 6:24 AM
MOSCOW (Sputnik) - The West does not care about the global socio-economic consequences of anti-Russian sanctions, Alexander Shchetinin, director of the Russian Foreign Ministry's Department of Latin America (DLA), said in an interview with Sputnik.
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Kourtney Kardashian Ties the Knot With Travis Barker in Las Vegas
https://sputniknews.com/20220406/kourtney-kardashian-ties-the-knot-with-travis-barker-in-las-vegas-1094516696.html
April 6, 2022, 6:22 AM
After being friends for a long time, American TV personality Kourtney Kardashian and musician Travis Barker started dating each other in December 2020 and made their relationship public in February 2021.
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US Nuclear Sub Makes Surprise Call at Norwegian Port
https://sputniknews.com/20220406/us-nuclear-sub-makes-surprise-call-at-norwegian-port-1094517060.html
April 6, 2022, 6:21 AM
The visit by the 110-metre-long USS Albany marks a change in policy by the Norwegian armed forces, which has stopped informing about port calls by nuclear-powered vessels amid controversial receptions and protests by locals.
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That's Mine! Meghan Markle Wants to Trademark Word 'Archetype' for Her Spotify Podcast, Reports Say
https://sputniknews.com/20220406/thats-mine-meghan-markle-wants-to-trademark-word-archetype-for-her-spotify-podcast-reports-say-1094516064.html
April 6, 2022, 5:59 AM
Meghan could now face a legal challenge from businesses, since several companies already use the word "Archetype" in their name - including a skincare and cleaning products business and a branding agency.
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Partygate: Labour Urges BoJo to Release Pictures Taken at Number 10 Lockdown Gatherings
https://sputniknews.com/20220406/partygate-labour-urges-bojo-to-release-pictures-taken-at-illegal-number-10-lockdown-gatherings-1094516450.html
April 6, 2022, 5:56 AM
The "partygate" scandal pertains to the allegations of COVID lockdown-breaking social gatherings held in Downing Street in 2020 and 2021. Prime Minister Boris Johnson is under pressure to resign over the row, which is being investigated by Scotland Yard.
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'Basically Terror Attack': Russian Envoy Slams Car Ramming of Embassy in Romania
https://sputniknews.com/20220406/one-dead-after-car-slams-into-gate-of-russian-embassy-in-romania-and-catches-fire-reports-say-1094516383.html
April 6, 2022, 5:28 AM
The incident comes amid escalating tensions between Moscow and Bucharest, after Romania announced the expulsion of 10 Russian diplomats earlier this week.
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PepsiCo Presents Cracker Jack’s New Character ‘Cracker Jill’ to Promote Women in Sports
https://sputniknews.com/20220406/pepsico-presents-cracker-jacks-new-character-cracker-jill-to-promote-women-in-sports-1094515797.html
April 6, 2022, 3:52 AM
The company said in a press release that “Cracker Jack" is adding a new face to its roster, with the introduction of Cracker Jill™ to "celebrate the women who break down barriers in sports.”
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Trump, Erdogan, Stoltenberg Congratulate Orban on Winning Parliament Elections
https://sputniknews.com/20220406/trump-erdogan-stoltenberg-congratulate-orban-on-winning-parliament-elections-1094515690.html
April 6, 2022, 2:52 AM
MOSCOW (Sputnik) - Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban received congratulations from former US President Donald Trump, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan and other prominent world leaders on the victory of his parliamentary alliance in recent elections, the prime minister's spokesman Bertalan Havasi said.
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Ivanka Trump Testifies Before US Capitol Riot Committee for 8 Hours - Reports
https://sputniknews.com/20220406/ivanka-trump-testifies-before-us-capitol-riot-committee-for-8-hours---reports-1094515547.html
April 6, 2022, 2:40 AM
WASHINGTON (Sputnik) - Ivanka Trump, the daughter of former President Donald Trump, testified before the US House January 6 panel for around eight hours, NBC reported.
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Oklahoma House Approves Near Complete Abortion Ban, With Only Exception in Case of Medical Emergency
https://sputniknews.com/20220406/oklahoma-house-approves-near-complete-abortion-ban-with-only-exception-in-case-of-medical-emergency-1094514966.html
April 6, 2022, 2:32 AM
The law was approved last year by the State Senate and now the bill will be sent to Governor Kevin Stitt, who pledged to sign any law supported by state legislators.
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Al-Qaeda Chief Ayman Al-Zawahiri Reappears in Video, Squashing Rumors of Terrorist’s Death https://sputniknews.com/20220406/al-qaeda-chief-ayman-al-zawahiri-reappears-in-video-squashing-rumors-of-terrorists-death--1094514690.html
April 6, 2022, 1:14 AM
New footage of the notorious terrorist–the first seen since November 2021–confirms Zawahiri did not die of natural causes, as recently alleged.
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China’s Nuclear Force Expansion to Lead to Tri-Party Nuclear World, US Air Force Chief Says
https://sputniknews.com/20220406/chinas-nuclear-force-expansion-to-lead-to-tri-party-nuclear-world-us-air-force-chief-says-1094514445.html
April 6, 2022, 12:25 AM
COLORADO SPRINGS (Sputnik) - The growth of China’s nuclear force will result in a tri-party nuclear world within a period of several years, US Air Force Secretary Frank Kendall said during the Space Symposium.
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Peruvian President Lifts Curfew in Capital Amid Protests
https://sputniknews.com/20220406/peruvian-president-lifts-curfew-in-capital-amid-protests-1094514306.html
April 6, 2022, 12:16 AM
LIMA (Sputnik) - Peruvian President Pedro Castillo has lifted a curfew imposed due to protests in the country's capital, Lima, caused by rising fuel prices.
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Study Claims Chinese Doctors Removed Organs of Death Row Inmates Before They Were Brain Dead
https://sputniknews.com/20220406/study-claims-chinese-doctors-removed-organs-of-death-row-inmates-before-they-were-brain-dead-1094513551.html
April 6, 2022, 12:11 AM
While official medical reports say that the prisoners were brain dead before surgeons procured their hearts and lungs, the study posits that there may have been irregularities in how brain death was documented.
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Tiger Woods Playing at the Masters ‘As of Right Now’
https://sputniknews.com/20220405/tiger-woods-playing-at-the-masters-as-of-right-now-1094513317.html
April 5, 2022, 11:28 PM
Tiger Woods last played in a Professional Golfers’ Association (PGA) event at the 2020 Masters Tournament. After a car crash that nearly cost him his right leg, Tiger is playing in a major tournament for the first time.
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Listen: Air France Pilots Panic as Plane Temporarily Loses Control During Paris Airport Approach
https://sputniknews.com/20220405/listen-air-france-pilots-panic-as-plane-temporarily-loses-control-during-paris-airport-approach-1094513080.html
April 5, 2022, 11:19 PM
In May 2021, international carrier Air France and manufacturer Airbus were ordered by a Paris court to stand trial for involuntary manslaughter in the 2009 crash of Flight 447, which killed 228 people - the deadliest incident both in Air France’s history and involving an Airbus A330.
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Twitter Says Has Been Working on Adding Edit Button on Its Platform Since 2021
https://sputniknews.com/20220405/twitter-says-has-been-working-on-adding-edit-button-on-its-platform-since-2021-1094512735.html
April 5, 2022, 10:31 PM
WASHINGTON (Sputnik) - Social media giant Twitter said it has been working on developing an edit feature for its platform since last year and will begin testing it among users in the coming months.
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US Man Told FBI Masturbating in Front of Woman Four Times During Flight Was ‘Kind of Kinky’ - Report
https://sputniknews.com/20220405/us-man-told-fbi-masturbating-in-front-of-woman-four-times-during-flight-was-kind-of-kinky---report-1094512488.html
April 5, 2022, 10:29 PM
The US Federal Aviation Administration has revealed that 2021 was the worst year on record for unruly passengers on commercial aircraft, with more than 5,000 reported incidents despite adopting a “zero tolerance” policy toward malign behavior.
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Amazon Secures Deal to Launch Majority of 3,200 Project Kuiper Internet Satellites
https://sputniknews.com/20220405/amazon-secures-deal-to-launch-majority-of-3200-project-kuiper-internet-satellites-1094511701.html
April 5, 2022, 10:27 PM
SpaceX has launched more than 2,300 Starlink internet satellites into orbit and has plans to deploy as many as 30,000. However, the satellites have already caused problems for astronomers, and the US space agency NASA has warned that more could pose a danger to orbital infrastructures. Now Amazon is set to join the internet satellite race.
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Regulators Propose Ban on Only Remaining Form of Asbestos Used in US
https://sputniknews.com/20220405/regulators-propose-ban-on-only-remaining-form-of-asbestos-used-in-us-1094512356.html
April 5, 2022, 10:17 PM
WASHINGTON (Sputnik) - The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) said that it has proposed a new rule banning the last remaining form of asbestos still used in the United States due to the risk of cancer posed by the substance.
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Two Fueling Problems Further Delay Artemis Moon Rocket Rehearsal
https://sputniknews.com/20220405/two-fueling-problems-further-delay-artemis-moon-rocket-rehearsal-1094512144.html
April 5, 2022, 9:51 PM
WASHINGTON (Sputnik) - The Artemis program to put Americans back on the Moon for the first time since 1972 suffered two more delays in wet dress rehearsal problems on Sunday and Monday, and the procedure will now be further deferred until after the manned Axiom mission to the International Space Station (ISS), NASA officials said.
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Wall Street Tumbles as Fed Says Has No Qualms Using Heavy Rate Hikes to Quell Inflation
https://sputniknews.com/20220405/wall-street-tumbles-as-fed-says-has-no-qualms-using-heavy-rate-hikes-to-quell-inflation-1094511986.html
April 5, 2022, 9:48 PM
NEW YORK (Sputnik) - US stocks tumbled on Tuesday, with Big Tech losing more than 2% after Federal Reserve Governor Lael Brainard said the central bank had no hesitation using heavy rate hikes to bring runaway inflation under control.
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Pentagon File Says UFO Witnesses Suffered Burns, Brain Damage & 'Time Suspension'
https://sputniknews.com/20220405/pentagon-file-says-ufo-witnesses-suffered-burns-brain-damage--time-suspension-1094509494.html
April 5, 2022, 9:34 PM
Some of the more bizarre effects described in the US intelligence report included apparent abduction, unaccounted for pregnancy, sexual activity with aliens, telepathic experiences, 'perceived time loss' and even the subjects' belief they had been teleported from one place to another.
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Marijuana 'Gifting' Businesses Remain Operational After Legislation Fails in DC Council
https://sputniknews.com/20220405/marijuana-gifting-businesses-remain-operational-after-legislation-fails-in-dc-council-1094510267.html
April 5, 2022, 9:32 PM
Cannabis has been legal in Washington D.C. since voters overwhelmingly approved Initiative 71 in November 2014. But Congress has outlawed recreational sales in the District through the congressional budget, one of the many reasons local politicians are pushing for statehood for the nation’s capital.
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Conservatives Urging Elon Musk to Bring Back Trump’s Twitter Account
https://sputniknews.com/20220405/republicans-call-on-elon-musk-to-bring-back-donald-trumps-twitter-account-1094510986.html
April 5, 2022, 9:10 PM
Frequent Twitter critic and active user Elon Musk earlier became the largest shareholder of the social network after he bought a 9.2 percent stake in the company for $2.9 billion.
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Ukrainian Militants Plan to Kill Witnesses to Their Crimes in Mariupol - DPR Authorities
https://sputniknews.com/20220405/ukrainian-militants-plan-to-kill-witnesses-to-their-crimes-in-mariupol---dpr-authorities-1094511380.html
April 5, 2022, 9:02 PM
MOSCOW (Sputnik) - Ukrainian militants from the Azov battalion were ordered to kill all potential witnesses to their crimes before leaving Mariupol, a representative of the People's Militia of the Donetsk People's Republic (DPR) said on Tuesday.
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Crude Prices Dip After Heavy Rate Hikes Suggested in No. 1 Oil Consumer US
https://sputniknews.com/20220405/crude-prices-dip-after-heavy-rate-hikes-suggested-in-no-1-oil-consumer-us-1094511172.html
April 5, 2022, 8:59 PM
NEW YORK (Sputnik) - Crude prices dipped at Tuesday’s settlement after Federal Reserve Governor Lael Brainard said the central bank will use heavy rate hikes if necessary to bring US inflation under control, impacting sentiment across markets in the world’s largest oil consuming country.
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New US Air Force One Under Development Narrowly Escaped Damage in Boeing Mishap - Reports
https://sputniknews.com/20220405/new-us-air-force-one-under-development-narrowly-escaped-damage-in-boeing-mishap---reports-1094510855.html
April 5, 2022, 8:51 PM
WASHINGTON (Sputnik) - One of the new Air Force One jets under development narrowly escaped being damaged in a mishap at a Boeing factory earlier this year, The Wall Street Journal reported on Tuesday, citing sources familiar with the matter.
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US House Passes Resolution to Uphold NATO Principles, Set Up Democratic Resilience Center
https://sputniknews.com/20220405/us-house-passes-resolution-to-uphold-nato-principles-set-up-democratic-resilience-center-1094510725.html
April 5, 2022, 8:45 PM
WASHINGTON (Sputnik) - The US House of Representatives on Tuesday passed a resolution reaffirming support for the founding principles of NATO and calling for the establishment of a Center for Democratic Resilience at the alliance’s headquarters.
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US Recession, Stagflation Unlikely Despite Inflation, Rate Hikes - San Francisco Fed Chief
https://sputniknews.com/20220405/us-recession-stagflation-unlikely-despite-inflation-rate-hikes---san-francisco-fed-chief-1094510553.html
April 5, 2022, 8:39 PM
WASHINGTON (Sputnik) - The United States is unlikely to enter into either a recession or stagflation this year despite hefty interest rate hikes planned by the US central bank to fight inflation at 40-year highs, the Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco President Mary Daly said on Tuesday.
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A Look at the United States’ ‘Most Terrible War Crimes’ Since World War 2
https://sputniknews.com/20220405/a-look-at-the-united-states-most-terrible-war-crimes-since-world-war-2-1094509673.html
April 5, 2022, 7:59 PM
Speaking before the United Nations Security Council on Tuesday, Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky claimed Russia was responsible for “the most terrible war crimes in the world” since World War II amid its ongoing special operation in Ukraine, and demanded Russia’s expulsion from UN bodies.
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Ex-Trump Administration Spokeswoman Believes Kamala Harris' Staffers Are Fleeing 'Titanic'
https://sputniknews.com/20220405/ex-trump-administration-spokeswoman-believes-kamala-harris-staffers-are-fleeing-titanic-1094509182.html
April 5, 2022, 7:19 PM
The US vice president reportedly lost 12 staffers in little over one year amid numerous reports about Harris being unfit for her post, failing to read briefing materials and engaging in "soul-destroying" criticism of her employees.
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Elon the King Maker? How Musk May Reshuffle Twitter and Hold Influence Over Political Players
https://sputniknews.com/20220405/elon-the-king-maker-how-musk-may-reshuffle-twitter-and-hold-influence-over-political-players-1094508808.html
April 5, 2022, 7:19 PM
Entrepreneur, business magnate and Tesla CEO Elon Musk has recently bought a 9.2% stake in Twitter to become the social media's top shareholder. Musk has long questioned Big Tech's conduct and policies. Will he shake up the platform?
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Don’t Say Union: Proposed Amazon Employee App Blocks Words Related to Collective Bargaining
https://sputniknews.com/20220405/dont-say-union-proposed-amazon-employee-app-blocks-words-related-to-collective-bargaining-1094508058.html
April 5, 2022, 7:07 PM
Days after workers at Amazon's Staten Island, NY facility became the first in the company to successfully unionize, a proposed internal employee chat app may, according to internal documents, ban words related to unionization, workers’ rights or general complaints.
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Ivanka Trump to Testify Before January 6 Panel
https://sputniknews.com/20220405/ivanka-trump-to-testify-before-january-6-panel-1094508655.html
April 5, 2022, 6:56 PM
Among those who most recently spoke to members of the US House Select Committee investigating the Capitol Riot, was Jared Kushner, son-in-law and former senior adviser of ex-president Donald Trump.
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Ron Klain Reportedly Asked Hunter Biden's Help to Raise Funds for His Father's VP Residence in 2012
https://sputniknews.com/20220405/ron-klain-reportedly-asked-hunter-bidens-help-to-raise-funds-for-his-fathers-vp-residence-in-2012-1094507626.html
April 5, 2022, 6:26 PM
His father, US President Joe Biden, claimed that he and his son never mixed Hunter's business with politics. However, the files obtained from a laptop, which had presumably belonged to Hunter, suggest that it is not entirely true.
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UNSC: India Calls for Independent Probe Into Bucha Events
https://sputniknews.com/20220405/india-calls-for-independent-probe-into-bucha-events-1094508232.html
April 5, 2022, 6:05 PM
Members of the UN Security Council started discussing the events in Bucha, which Russia described as Kiev's provocation, after the UK twice blocked Moscow's calls for a discussion.
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Black Lives Matter Took $6Mln Out of Donations to Buy Large California House, Report Says
https://sputniknews.com/20220405/black-lives-matter-took-6mln-out-of-donations-to-buy-large-california-house-report-says-1094504441.html
April 5, 2022, 5:56 PM
Black Lives Matter activists are no strangers to being accused of mishandling money which has been donated: in March, Monica Cannon-Grant, a prominent activist in the movement, was indicted by a federal grand jury on allegations of defrauding donors.
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NATO is De Facto at War With Russia but is Using Ukraine as a Tool, US Scholar Says
https://sputniknews.com/20220405/nato-is-de-facto-at-war-with-russia-but-is-using-ukraine-as-a-tool-us-scholar-says-1094507130.html
April 5, 2022, 5:37 PM
NATO allies will discuss increasing arms deliveries to Ukraine when the bloc's ministers of foreign affairs meet on 6 and 7 April, NATO secretary-general Jens Stoltenberg told the press on Tuesday. Does this mean the alliance is determined to fuel the conflict to the last Ukrainian?
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West Tries to Sabotage Russia-Ukraine Talks With Bucha Hysteria, Lavrov Says
https://sputniknews.com/20220405/west-tries-to-sabotage-russia-ukraine-talks-with-bucha-hysteria-lavrov-says-1094507371.html
April 5, 2022, 5:08 PM
Ukrainian and western media have accused Russia of committing mass killings of civilians in the Ukrainian city of Bucha. Moscow, for its part, said that the Bucha situation is nothing short of provocation created by Ukraine specifically for the western media.
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Here's How Many Steps You Should Walk Each Day To Ensure a Longer Life
https://sputniknews.com/20220405/heres-how-many-steps-you-should-walk-each-day-to-ensure-a-longer-life-1094506550.html
April 5, 2022, 4:57 PM
It would appear that the frequent exhortation to walk 10,000 steps a day to ensure a healthy life owes more to the marketing guru and his alluring campaigns than with hard medical evidence.
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UK Energy Secretary Orders Review of Fracking Ban Amid Self-Inflicted Gas Crisis
https://sputniknews.com/20220405/uk-energy-secretary-orders-review-of-fracking-ban-amid-self-inflicted-gas-crisis-1094504201.html
April 5, 2022, 4:50 PM
NATO sanctions on Russia over its 'de-Nazifiction and demilitarisation' campaign in the Ukraine have had a major blowback effect on the west, sending fuel and energy bills soaring and threatening to cripple European industry.
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US-Russian Crew on Space Station Had Warm, Personal & Professional Ties, Astronaut Vande Hei Says
https://sputniknews.com/20220405/us-russian-crew-on-space-station-had-warm-personal--professional-ties-astronaut-vande-hei-says-1094506973.html
April 5, 2022, 4:49 PM
WASHINGTON (Sputnik) - The joint US and Russian crew on the International Space Station (ISS) continued to enjoy warm personal friendships and smooth-running professional teamwork and cooperation throughout the unfolding Ukrainian conflict, returned astronaut Mark Vande Hei told a NASA press conference on Tuesday.
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Epstein Victim Reveals How She Was Lured Into Convicted Paedophile’s Sex Ring
https://sputniknews.com/20220405/epstein-victim-reveals-how-she-was-lured-into-convicted-paedophiles-sex-ring-1094505281.html
April 5, 2022, 4:26 PM
Jeffrey Epstein was arrested for sex trafficking and sexually abusing more than 200 women, including minors, and was awaiting trial when he died in his New York prison cell in August 2019, his death having been officially declared suicide.
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'I'm Dying!': Ukraine's SBU Filmed Beating, Humiliating Compatriots
https://sputniknews.com/20220405/im-dying-ukraines-sbu-filmed-beating-humiliating-compatriots-1094502470.html
April 5, 2022, 4:08 PM
Previously, units of the Ukrainian territorial defence were caught behaving as vigilantes against looters, tying them half-naked to traffic signs and street lamps at the end of February, and shooting civilians whom they suspected of sympathising with Russia.
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MSM's Bucha Tall Tale
https://sputniknews.com/20220405/msms-bucha-tall-tale-1094504500.html
April 5, 2022, 3:57 PM
"The Bucha Massacre" has now become the driving force for the propaganda push for even more NATO involvement in the conflict in Ukraine.
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BJP Politician Offers Free Loudspeakers to Maharashtra Hindus to Match Muslims' Prayer Call
https://sputniknews.com/20220405/bjp-politician-offers-free-loudspeakers-to-maharashtra-hindus-to-match-muslims-prayer-call-1094497200.html
April 5, 2022, 3:22 PM
On Saturday, Raj Thackeray, head of regional political party, Maharashtra Navnirman Sena (MNS), in the Indian state of Maharashtra, demanded that loudspeakers be removed from mosques. He warned the state government that if it failed to do this, his party workers would play ‘Hanuman Chalisa’ from their temples.
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AUKUS Countries Announce Cooperation on Hypersonic Weapons
https://sputniknews.com/20220405/biden-to-unveil-us-uk-australia-cooperation-on-hypersonic-weapons-1094504811.html
April 5, 2022, 2:42 PM
Despite initiating work on the first hypersonic weapons back in the 20th century, the US still doesn't have a fully operational prototype of a hypersonic glider, which is believed to be capable of penetrating most air defences. Washington revived efforts to build one after Russia and China presented their first hypersonic armaments.
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Trade Pact With India Could Lead to 'Exploitation' of Indian Workers, Australia's Top Union Warns
https://sputniknews.com/20220405/trade-pact-with-india-could-lead-to-exploitation-of-indian-workers-australias-top-union-warns-1094502041.html
April 5, 2022, 2:21 PM
Canberra says that its interim trade pact with New Delhi would create annual benefits amounting to $14.8 billion for Australian businesses, besides scrapping tariffs on around 86 percent of imports to India. For India, nearly 96 percent of its goods and products are eligible for duty-free access to the Australian market under the deal.
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Durham Reportedly Plans to Introduce Steele Dossier During Trial of Hillary Clinton Campaign Lawyer
https://sputniknews.com/20220405/durham-reportedly-plans-to-introduce-steele-dossier-during-trial-of-hillary-clinton-campaign-lawyer-1094503468.html
April 5, 2022, 2:03 PM
In 2019, John Durham was appointed by the FBI to probe the "Russiagate" claims, but his investigations have turned the spotlight on those who tried to accuse Donald Trump of colluding with Moscow ahead of the 2016 US presidential election.
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Astronaut Vande Hei Holds Press Conference After Almost Year in Space
https://sputniknews.com/20220405/astronaut-vande-hei-holds-press-conference-after-almost-year-in-space-1094503100.html
April 5, 2022, 2:01 PM
A spacecraft carrying Vande Hei landed in Kazakhstan on 30 March. The astronaut set a NASA record, spending 355 days in space -  the longest single stretch any American has ever spent on the ISS.
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Kylian Mbappe Set to Make U-Turn Over Signing New Contract With PSG, Says French Journalist
https://sputniknews.com/20220405/kylian-mbappe-set-to-make-u-turn-over-signing-new-contract-with-psg-says-french-journalist-1094501670.html
April 5, 2022, 1:56 PM
For the past year, Kylian Mbappe's transfer saga has undergone several twists and turns. However, the biggest surprise could still be under wraps.
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Big Spoiler: 'How to Murder Your Husband' Author Faces Trial for ... Killing Her Spouse
https://sputniknews.com/20220405/big-spoiler-how-to-murder-your-husband-author-faces-trial-for--killing-her-spouse-1094502206.html
April 5, 2022, 1:47 PM
The 71-year-old writer, who said she had been at home at the time of the murder, was arrested several months after the death of her husband, because detectives said she was near the crime scene.
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UK Home Office Won't Deny Reports Asylum Seekers Will be Off-Shored to Rwanda https://sputniknews.com/20220405/uk-home-office-wont-deny-reports-asylum-seekers-will-be-off-shored-to-rwanda--1094499852.html
April 5, 2022, 1:25 PM
Authorities have estimated that as many as 60,000 people will be trafficked to the UK by sea in dangerously-overloaded boats this year, where others are already housed in hotels or makeshift reception centres.
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ISRO Begins Probe Into Fallen Heavy Metal Ring Following Mysterious Light in Sky Over Central India
https://sputniknews.com/20220405/isro-begins-probe-into-fallen-heavy-metal-ring-following-mysterious-light-in-sky-over-central-india-1094500096.html
April 5, 2022, 1:17 PM
The Aerospace Corporation estimates a Chinese rocket launched in February 2021 re-entered the atmosphere on Saturday. Videos captured by villagers in the Indian state of Maharashtra show flaming debris streaking through the skies. Later, they found a heavy metal ring in an open field.
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Putin: Western Partners Try to Blame Economic Policy Mistakes on Russia
https://sputniknews.com/20220405/putin-western-partners-try-to-blame-economic-policy-mistakes-on-russia-1094502355.html
April 5, 2022, 1:02 PM
Since the beginning of Moscow's military operation in Ukraine in late February, the Russian economy, among other sectors, has been hit by harsh Western sanctions that targeted not only the country's businesses and finances, but also media outlets, culture, sports, and other areas.
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Republicans Slam Secret Service Using $30,000 Per Month Rental House to Protect Hunter Biden
https://sputniknews.com/20220405/republicans-slam-secret-service-using-30000-per-month-rental-house-to-protect-hunter-biden-1094498189.html
April 5, 2022, 12:27 PM
Hunter Biden, who is under federal investigation over his tax affairs, may also face a subpoena from Republican congressmen who signalled a readiness to question the US president's son on his business dealings abroad.
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Zorro-Masked Elon Musk Goes on Sex Club Crawl in Berlin - Reports
https://sputniknews.com/20220405/zorro-masked-elon-musk-goes-on-sex-club-crawl-in-berlin---reports-1094501004.html
April 5, 2022, 12:16 PM
After opening Tesla's new large factory on the outskirts of Berlin, billionaire Elon Musk decided to mark the occasion in a rather extravagant way.
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Former Players Hit Out at Bayern Munich Over Impasse in Contract Talks With Robert Lewandowski
https://sputniknews.com/20220405/former-players-hit-out-at-bayern-munich-over-impasse-in-contract-talks-with-robert-lewandowski-1094496740.html
April 5, 2022, 12:12 PM
Robert Lewandowski's Bayern Munich contract may be expiring next year. But he has yet to sign an extension with the club. There has been rampant speculation about what his future holds, and recent reports have suggested a move to Barcelona. Some former players are unhappy with how the Bavarians are dealing with the situation at the Allianz Arena.
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Equality Watchdog: UK Can Bar Transgenders From Single-Sex Services If 'Justifiable'
https://sputniknews.com/20220405/equality-watchdog-uk-can-bar-transgenders-from-single-sex-services-if-justifiable-1094496502.html
April 5, 2022, 12:09 PM
The United Kingdom, along with many other nations, has faced a polarising debate over whether trans women should automatically be allowed in single-sex spaces, particularly changing rooms, housing shelters, toilets, etc.
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Sri Lanka's Ruling Alliance Loses Majority in Parliament, Newly-Appointed Finance Minister Resigns
https://sputniknews.com/20220405/sri-lankas-ruling-alliance-loses-majority-in-parliament-newly-appointed-finance-minister-resigns-1094496873.html
April 5, 2022, 11:56 AM
On Sunday, Sri Lankan President Gotabaya Rajapaksa dissolved his entire Cabinet, except his brother, Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa, amid an economic crisis in the island nation.
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Polish Defence Ministry Signs Contract to Buy 250 US Tanks Abrams
https://sputniknews.com/20220405/polish-defence-ministry-signs-contract-to-buy-250-us-tanks-abrams-1094499577.html
April 5, 2022, 11:49 AM
WARSAW (Sputnik) - The Polish Defence Ministry signed a contract for the purchase of 250 US tanks Abrams, a Sputnik correspondent reported.
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US Punishing 'Disobedient' Imran Khan for His Foreign Policy, Says Russian Foreign Ministry
https://sputniknews.com/20220405/us-punishing-disobedient-imran-khan-for-his-foreign-policy-says-russian-foreign-ministry-1094494714.html
April 5, 2022, 11:23 AM
President Arif Alvi dissolved Pakistan’s National Assembly on 3 April. The move came minutes after Deputy Speaker Qasim Suri rejected a no-confidence motion against Imran Khan’s government after the incumbent leader lost his majority in the assembly. However, the Supreme Court of Pakistan is reviewing the validity of the president's order.
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Knife-Wielding Assailant Attacks Visitors to Mausoleum in Mashhad, Iran - Reports
https://sputniknews.com/20220405/knife-wielding-assailant-attacks-visitors-to-mausoleum-in-mashhad-iran---reports-1094498548.html
April 5, 2022, 11:21 AM
Several people were reportedly injured in the course of the attack. The motives of the assailant remain unknown at the moment.
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Kremlin: Bucha Provocation Aimed at Slandering Russia
https://sputniknews.com/20220405/kremlin-bucha-provocation-aimed-at-slandering-russia-1094498090.html
April 5, 2022, 11:13 AM
Earlier on Tuesday, Deputy Chairman of the Russian Security Council Dmitry Medvedev slammed the Bucha provocation as "a fake that was made in the cynical imagination of Ukrainian propaganda".
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As Israel & India Mark 30 Years of Ties, What Does the Future Hold for Bilateral Cooperation?
https://sputniknews.com/20220405/as-israel--india-mark-30-years-of-ties-what-does-the-future-hold-for-bilateral-cooperation-1094497835.html
April 5, 2022, 11:12 AM
Initially, India's attitude towards Israel was largely indifferent and somewhat hostile. This could be put down to the Jewish state being viewed as a coloniser and Indian reliance on energy provided by the Gulf – who had no diplomatic ties with Tel Aviv.
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Prince Andrew Faces New Questions Over Receiving More Than £1 Million From Turkish 'Fraudster'
https://sputniknews.com/20220405/prince-andrew-faces-new-questions-over-receiving-more-than-1-million-from-turkish-fraudster-1094495578.html
April 5, 2022, 10:29 AM
The Duke of York has found himself embroiled in a legal dispute between Turkish millionaire Nebahat Evyap Isbilen and a former Goldman Sachs banker who is accused of stealing £40 million from the 76-year-old woman.
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Turkish Ship 'Azburg' Under Dominica Flag on Fire in Mariupol Port, DPR Says
https://sputniknews.com/20220405/turkish-ship-azburg-under-dominica-flag-on-fire-in-mariupol-port-heavy-smoke-detected-dpr-says-1094496295.html
April 5, 2022, 10:27 AM
According to the authorities of the Donetsk People's Republic, Ukrainian nationalists will try to present the destruction of foreign ships in Mariupol as being the result of attacks by Russian troops.
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Normalisation of Morocco-Israel Ties is Nothing to Be Excited About
https://sputniknews.com/20220405/normalisation-of-morocco-israel-ties-is-nothing-to-be-excited-about-1094493993.html
April 5, 2022, 9:49 AM
Morocco and Israel have had more than cordial ties for many years even before the recent Abraham Accords that also included Morocco among other Arab League states.
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Moscow Reserves Right to Respond to Expulsion of Russian Diplomats From France
https://sputniknews.com/20220405/moscow-reserves-right-to-respond-to-expulsion-of-russian-diplomats-from-france-1094495071.html
April 5, 2022, 9:48 AM
Paris previously announced it would expel a number of Russian diplomats from the country citing a "security threat" they allegedly pose - according to BFM TV, at least 35 dimplomats are on the list.
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'Vote Carefully', Says Twitter Boss After Elon Musk Holds Poll to Introduce 'Edit Button' to Site
https://sputniknews.com/20220405/vote-carefully-says-twitter-boss-after-elon-musk-holds-poll-to-introduce-edit-button-to-site-1094492218.html
April 5, 2022, 9:39 AM
Tesla and SpaceX chief executive Elon Musk has become the largest shareholder in Twitter after he bought very nearly 73.5 million (73,486,938) shares last month and has accumulated a 9.2 percent stake in the social media platform.
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Viral Video Allegedly Shows Ukrainian National Police Tying Man to Pole With Plastic Wrap
https://sputniknews.com/20220405/viral-video-allegedly-shows-ukrainian-national-police-tying-man-to-pole-with-plastic-wrap-1094506306.html
April 5, 2022, 9:34 AM
Scores of clips showing Ukrainians "hunting down" their own citizens and tying them to pole or trees before violently beating them up for allegedly looting have gone viral on social media.
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Clip Allegedly Portraying Ukrainian Troops Posing With Murdered Captured Soldiers Circulating Online
https://sputniknews.com/20220405/clip-allegedly-portraying-ukrainian-troops-posing-with-murdered-captured-soldiers-circulating-1094491934.html
April 5, 2022, 9:33 AM
Since the beginning of Moscow's special operation in Ukraine, videos appearing to show Ukrainian troops posing with dead bodies have made the rounds online, with numerous reports suggesting that Kiev's forces have resorted to torturing and killing.
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Ukrainian Troops Blow Up Cistern With Hydrochloric Acid at Chemical Plant in LPR, Republic Says
https://sputniknews.com/20220405/ukrainian-troops-blow-up-cistern-with-hydrochloric-acid-at-chemical-plant-in-lpr-republic-says-1094494314.html
April 5, 2022, 9:29 AM
The plant is among the leading chemical factories in Ukraine according to its website. It is so far unclear if the nearby area, including the cities of Lisichansk and Severodonetsk, will be affected by the incident.
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Kuwaiti Crown Prince Receives Government Resignation Letter, Reports Say
https://sputniknews.com/20220405/kuwaiti-government-sends-resignation-letter-to-crown-prince-1094493867.html
April 5, 2022, 8:56 AM
Over the past few months, several ministers have already left the cabinet over corruption claims and alleged misuse of public funds.
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Over a Million Healthcare Workers in India Are Fighting for Recognition, Better Pay
https://sputniknews.com/20220405/over-a-million-healthcare-workers-in-india-are-fighting-for-recognition-better-pay-1094465163.html
April 5, 2022, 8:28 AM
During the pandemic, Accredited Social Health Activists (ASHA) formed the backbone of the rural healthcare system in the country. PM Modi also hailed their contribution. However, ASHA workers are now protesting for better pay, working gear, and other benefits -- concerns continuously being ignored by states and the federal government.
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'He's Not the Player He Was in His Twenties': Rooney Assesses Ronaldo's Second Stint at Man Utd
https://sputniknews.com/20220405/hes-not-the-player-he-was-in-his-twenties-rooney-assesses-ronaldos-second-stint-at-man-utd-1094490270.html
April 5, 2022, 8:06 AM
Cristiano Ronaldo may have won multiple titles, including three trophies in the English top flight and the Champions League in his first stint with Man United. But his second spell has been a disaster to say the least. While CR7 has scored goals, the Red Devils are heading for yet another silverware-less season.
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Teachers Wearing Hijabs Won't Be Allowed at Exam Centres in India's Karnataka
https://sputniknews.com/20220405/teachers-wearing-hijabs-wont-be-allowed-at-exam-centres-in-indias-karnataka-1094490361.html
April 5, 2022, 8:04 AM
For the past few months, Karnataka has been witnessing an uproar over the hijab in  educational institutions. Hijab-clad students were earlier banned from entering their classrooms. Now, the directive seems to have been extended to teachers as well.
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US Admiral Cautions Allies of Potential Armed Conflict in Pacific Amid Solomon-China Security Pact
https://sputniknews.com/20220405/us-admiral-cautions-allies-of-potential-armed-conflict-in-pacific-amid-solomon-china-security-pact-1094490102.html
April 5, 2022, 7:22 AM
The Solomon Islands has been negotiating a new security pact with China, triggering "grave concerns" among pacific countries as they believe it will militarise the region. The announcement comes months after the Solomon Islands witnessed one of the worst riots in its history as protesters sought the restoration of diplomatic ties with Taiwan.
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Medvedev Slams Bucha Provocation as Ukrainian Propaganda Fake
https://sputniknews.com/20220405/medvedev-slams-bucha-provocation--info-on-mariupol-maternity-hospital-as-ukrainian-propaganda-fakes-1094491320.html
April 5, 2022, 7:10 AM
Over the weekend, the Ukrainian authorities and media circulated footage from Bucha near the capital Kiev appearing to show scores of corpses in the city's streets. The Russian Defence Ministry said that all of the photos and videos were a staged "provocation" as Russian forces had completely withdrawn from the town as early as 30 March.
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Several Reported Dead as Train Collides With Car and Derails in Hungary
https://sputniknews.com/20220405/several-reported-dead-as-train-collides-with-car-and-derails-in-hungary-1094490615.html
April 5, 2022, 6:42 AM
Local media reported, citing police, that several people were killed and more wounded in the collision, but the authorities did not provide any further details on the victims.
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Sweden Warns Citizens Going to Fight in Ukraine May Become a Threat Upon Return
https://sputniknews.com/20220405/sweden-warns-citizens-going-to-fight-in-ukraine-may-become-a-threat-upon-return-1094489735.html
April 5, 2022, 6:12 AM
According to the Swedish Security Police, members of militant right-wing groups among the country's volunteers to Ukraine may return home with a significantly lower threshold for violence.
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Sri Lankan Chief of Defence Says Army Will Comply With Constitution Amid Protests
https://sputniknews.com/20220405/sri-lankan-chief-of-defence-says-army-will-comply-with-constitution-amid-protests-1094489882.html
April 5, 2022, 6:07 AM
MOSCOW (Sputnik) - Sri Lankan Army Commander and Chief of Defence Shavendra Silva told a briefing on Tuesday that the army was ready to provide security and would comply with the constitution amid a wave of protests in the country.
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'At Risk of Harm': UK Watchdog Reveals Repeated Maternity Care Failings at Sheffield NHS Trust
https://sputniknews.com/20220405/at-risk-of-harm-uk-watchdog-reveals-repeated-maternity-care-failings-at-sheffield-nhs-trust-1094489415.html
April 5, 2022, 5:59 AM
Late last week, the Metropolitan Police confirmed that they are conducting a "very much active" investigation into maternity care-related blunders at the Shrewsbury and Telford Hospital NHS Trust that led to the deaths of over 200 babies.
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Russian Ambassador Advises US to React to Actions by Ukrainian Nationalist Battalions
https://sputniknews.com/20220405/russian-ambassador-advises-us-to-react-to-actions-of-ukrainian-nationalistic-battalions-1094489250.html
April 5, 2022, 5:25 AM
WASHINGTON (Sputnik) - Russian Ambassador to the United States Anatoly Antonov has advised Washington to pay attention to facts and react to actions by Ukrainian nationalist battalions.
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CNN Reports US Secretly Tested Hypersonic Missile in Mid-March
https://sputniknews.com/20220405/cnn-reports-us-secretly-tested-hypersonic-missile-in-mid-march-1094488692.html
April 5, 2022, 4:26 AM
WASHINGTON (Sputnik) - CNN, citing a defence official, reported that the United States secretly conducted a successful test of a hypersonic missile in mid-March, but kept it quiet to "avoid escalating tensions with Russia".
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Psaki: Biden and Obama Are ‘Real Friends, Not Just Washington Friends’
https://sputniknews.com/20220405/psaki-biden-and-obama-are-real-friends-not-just-washington-friends-1094488322.html
April 5, 2022, 4:07 AM
The White House has doubled down on the sanctity of former US President Barack Obama and sitting US President Joe Biden’s friendship bracelets as the 44th president of the US is set to visit the White House on Tuesday for an Affordable Care Act (ACA), or Obamacare, event.
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‘I Hate this F***in Dumba** Fan Base’: Cardi B Deletes Twitter Account Over Grammys Drama https://sputniknews.com/20220405/i-hate-this-fin-dumba-fan-base-cardi-b-deletes-twitter-account-over-grammys-drama--1094487762.html
April 5, 2022, 3:59 AM
Due to high COVID-19 rates in Los Angeles, the Grammy Awards were downgraded this year after being dragged 300 miles away to Las Vegas, Nevada. The show took place at the MGM Grand Garden Arena on Sunday and was hosted by Trevor Noah, but some musicians still opted out of attending the show, including Cardi B.
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'Work B***h': Britney Spears Claims Writing 'Therapeutic' Book About Her Past But Deletes Post Later
https://sputniknews.com/20220405/work-bh-britney-spears-claims-writing-therapeutic-book-about-her-past-but-deletes-post-later-1094484472.html
April 5, 2022, 3:48 AM
Earlier, various outlets reported that Britney Spears landed a $15 million book deal with publisher Simon & Schuster. The deal was said to be one of the biggest of all time, and follows a bidding war that ensued when the 40-year-old musician made it known she was willing to write a memoir.
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Dramatic Footage Shows Hot Air Balloon’s Crash Landing in California Field https://sputniknews.com/20220405/dramatic-footage-shows-hot-air-balloons-crash-landing-in-california-field--1094487399.html
April 5, 2022, 3:27 AM
FAA data shows that, between 2003 to July 2016, 66 non-fatal and five fatal accidents occurred with commercial hot air balloons. The deadliest hot air balloon disaster occurred in 2016, when 16 people were killed after their hot air balloon struck power lines, causing their aircraft to crash and catch fire near Lockhart, Texas.
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Trump Requests Recusal of Clinton-Appointed Judge From RICO Suit Against Hillary Clinton, Dems
https://sputniknews.com/20220405/trump-requests-recusal-of-clinton-appointed-judge-from-rico-suit-against-hillary-clinton-dems-1094486705.html
April 5, 2022, 2:29 AM
Late last month, Donald Trump targeted both the DNC and Hillary Clinton in a civil RICO lawsuit filed in the District Court for the Southern District of Florida. The suit seeks over $24 million in damages and accuses several Democratic defendants of falsifying evidence in a racketeering effort to impede his 2016 presidential campaign.
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