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Muslim Leader Slams Madhya Pradesh State Chief for Punishing Stone Throwers After Communal Violence
https://sputniknews.com/20220412/muslim-leader-slams-madhya-pradesh-state-chief-for-punishing-stone-throwers-after-communal-violence-1094696135.html
April 12, 2022, 10:53 AM
Incidents of violent clashes were reported in various cities across India during the Ram Navami festival on Sunday. It was alleged that people from the Muslim community hurled stones at Hindu processions. The communal clashes left several people injured.
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House Oversight Committee Eager to Probe Hunter Biden's 'Pops', 'Big Guy' Messages
https://sputniknews.com/20220412/house-oversight-committee-eager-to-probe-hunter-bidens-pops-big-guy-messages-1094700273.html
April 12, 2022, 10:36 AM
In late March, Republican congressmen signalled a readiness to subpoena Hunter Biden over his purportedly murky dealings abroad and the extent of his father's alleged involvement if the GOP retakes control of one or both houses of Congress later this year.
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Biden's Approval Rating at New Low as March Inflation Report Likely to Point at Another Price Hike
https://sputniknews.com/20220412/bidens-approval-rating-at-new-low-as-march-inflation-report-likely-to-point-at-another-price-hike-1094699611.html
April 12, 2022, 10:33 AM
The approval ratings of Joe Biden have been steadily declining since his inauguration in January 2021, with the administration's misfortunes such as the hectic Afghanistan withdrawal and skyrocketing inflation only making the president's numbers worse.
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Biden to Roll Out Plan to Ease Gas Prices on Tuesday
https://sputniknews.com/20220412/biden-to-roll-out-plan-to-ease-gas-prices-on-tuesday-1094696315.html
April 12, 2022, 9:06 AM
The White House previously blamed skyrocketing fuel prices in the country on Russia. The average price of gas in the United States reached $4.33 per gallon back in March, and remains high across many states.
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No Doubt 'Noble Goals' of Russia's Special Operation in Ukraine Will Be Implemented – Putin
https://sputniknews.com/20220412/no-doubt-aims-objectives-of-special-op-in-ukraine-will-be-implemented---putin-1094695826.html
April 12, 2022, 8:42 AM
A special operation to demilitarise and de-Nazify Ukraine was ordered by Russian President Vladimir Putin on 24 February, following a request for help from the Donetsk and Lugansk People's Republics, which saw weeks of intensifying shelling by Ukrainian forces.
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Russia to Resume Lunar Programme - Putin
https://sputniknews.com/20220412/russia-to-resume-lunar-programme---putin-1094695656.html
April 12, 2022, 8:28 AM
On the 61st anniversary of Yuri Gagarin's flight into space, the Russian president announced that the country will proceed with its space exploration plans despite all the pressure from abroad.
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Lonely Rider: Only Person Talking to Prince Andrew Now is His Horse, Author Says
https://sputniknews.com/20220412/lonely-rider-only-person-talking-to-prince-andrew-now-is-his-horse-author-says-1094693025.html
April 12, 2022, 8:25 AM
According to journalist Tina Brown, author of "The Diana Chronicles", the Duke of York is considered a "coroneted sleaze machine", so there is a distance between him and the rest of the family.
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India, US Urge Pakistan to Take 'Immediate' Action to Ensure Terrorists Don't Use Its Territory
https://sputniknews.com/20220412/india-us-urge-pakistan-to-take-immediate-action-to-ensure-terrorists-dont-use-its-territory-1094693270.html
April 12, 2022, 8:21 AM
The joint call by New Delhi and Washington to check terrorism in Pakistan came soon after former opposition leader Shehbaz Sharif was elected the nation's new prime minister following Imran Khan's ouster.
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'We Are Monitoring Rise in Human Rights Abuses in India', Says US Secretary of State
https://sputniknews.com/20220412/we-are-monitoring-rise-in-human-rights-abuses-in-india-says-us-secretary-of-state-1094690566.html
April 12, 2022, 7:56 AM
Blinken's remarks came days after US Congresswoman Ilhan Omar (D-MN) had asked why the Biden administration was "so reluctant" to criticise the Indian government on alleged human rights abuses.
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Four Chinese Ships Enter Waters Near Disputed Senkaku Islands, Reports Say
https://sputniknews.com/20220412/four-chinese-ships-enter-waters-near-disputed-senkaku-islands-reports-say-1094694841.html
April 12, 2022, 7:56 AM
MOSCOW (Sputnik) - Four Chinese government ships on Tuesday entered the waters of the East China Sea near the disputed Senkaku Islands, known as the Diaoyu Islands in China, Japanese media has reported.
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Former Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan Calls for Immediate Parliamentary Elections
https://sputniknews.com/20220412/former-pakistani-prime-minister-imran-khan-calls-for-immediate-parliamentary-elections-1094694539.html
April 12, 2022, 7:45 AM
NEW DELHI (Sputnik) - Former Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan has demanded that immediate parliamentary elections be held in the country to appoint a new prime minister via public election.
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Bye-Bye Blues? Non-Conventional Method to Tackle Depression Revealed
https://sputniknews.com/20220412/bye-bye-blues-non-conventional-method-to-tackle-depression-revealed-1094693789.html
April 12, 2022, 7:23 AM
It's an open secret that most people don't think twice before turning to antidepressants to tackle feelings of sadness. Traditional therapies offer a host of methods to combat depression, but what can an individual do if those treatments don't alleviate the issue?
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Sri Lanka Announces Default on External Debt
https://sputniknews.com/20220412/sri-lanka-announces-default-on-external-debt-1094693170.html
April 12, 2022, 6:40 AM
The island country has been mired in a major economic and political crisis: last weekend, President Gotabaya Rajapaksa dissolved his entire Cabinet, except his brother, Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa amid a nationwide wave of unrest.
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Finland's Construction Industry Facing 'Unprecedented' Problems
https://sputniknews.com/20220412/finlands-construction-industry-facing-unprecedented-problems-1094692596.html
April 12, 2022, 6:30 AM
According to Finnish trade professionals, major problems are expected after stocks of various building materials run out. Furthermore, the crisis unfolding as a result of the Ukrainian conflict is expected to become deeper than the aftermath of the COVID-19 pandemic, potentially resulting in layoffs, bankruptcies, and dwindling output.
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Giant US Assault Ship Makes Port Call in Norway Ahead of Allied Drills
https://sputniknews.com/20220412/giant-us-assault-ship-makes-port-call-in-norway-ahead-of-allied-drills-1094691600.html
April 12, 2022, 6:03 AM
The 258-metre USS Kearsarge has arrived barely two weeks after the massive Cold Response drill, billed as the largest in Norway since the Cold War-era, and will take part in an upcoming Easter exercise in the northern part of the country.
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Europol Launches Operation to Identify Russian Assets Under EU Sanctions
https://sputniknews.com/20220412/europol-launches-operation-to-identify-russian-assets-under-eu-sanctions-1094692238.html
April 12, 2022, 5:56 AM
MOSCOW (Sputnik) - The EU Agency for Law Enforcement Cooperation (Europol) has announced the beginning of Operation Oscar to help EU countries identify assets owned by individuals and legal entities sanctioned in connection with Russia's military operation in Ukraine.
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Sunak May Leave UK for US Amid Tax Scandal, Report Says
https://sputniknews.com/20220412/sunak-may-leave-uk-for-us-amid-tax-scandal-report-says-1094691039.html
April 12, 2022, 5:30 AM
On Monday, British Prime Minister Boris Johnson okayed a request by Chancellor Rishi Sunak to launch an independent probe into his financial affairs. Sunak is under fire after it was revealed that his multi-millionaire wife does not pay income tax on foreign earnings due to her non-domicile status.
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Gazans Rush to Learn the 'Language of the Enemy' in a Bid to Improve Living Conditions
https://sputniknews.com/20220412/gazans-rush-to-learn-the-language-of-the-enemy-in-a-bid-to-improve-living-conditions-1094690072.html
April 12, 2022, 5:26 AM
A Gaza-based teacher, who has been teaching Hebrew for years, says he has seen a spike in the demand for his classes. Some enroll in his school to be able to communicate with their future employers, while others do so to get acquainted with Israeli culture and traditions.
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Indian Firms Begin Process to Accept China's Yuan for Their Exports: Pharma Group Head
https://sputniknews.com/20220412/indian-firms-begin-process-to-accept-chinas-yuan-for-their-exports-to-russia-pharma-group-head-1094668721.html
April 12, 2022, 5:20 AM
The US and its allies have imposed several sanctions on Russia over Moscow's special military operation, launched on 24 February after the republics of the Donbass region sought help from President Vladimir Putin against Kiev's atrocities.
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Watch Out! Solar Ejection Headed Toward Earth on Thursday, May Prompt Aurora Spectacle
https://sputniknews.com/20220412/watch-out-solar-ejection-headed-toward-earth-on-thursday-may-prompt-aurora-spectacle-1094689150.html
April 12, 2022, 4:16 AM
Sunspots are dark areas on the sun's surface that scientists say are created by a powerful magnetic flux from the sun's interior, and that these blemishes are only transient as they can last anywhere from a few hours to several months.
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Federal Jury Convicts Ex-Virginia Cop Who Lost Job Over Armed Role in Jan. 6 Insurrection https://sputniknews.com/20220412/federal-jury-convicts-ex-virginia-cop-who-lost-job-over-armed-role-in-jan-6-insurrection--1094689833.html
April 12, 2022, 4:11 AM
Thomas Robertson, a former officer with Virginia’s Rocky Mount Police Department, was indicted on six counts–including five felony charges–and was rejailed pending trial over an illegal firearm stockpile obtained after he and other Trump supporters violently stormed the US Capitol to disrupt the certification of 2020 Electoral College votes.
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Germany Reportedly Ready to Provide Cold-War Era Tanks to Ukraine Amid Leadership's Hesitation
https://sputniknews.com/20220412/germany-reportedly-ready-to-provide-cold-war-era-tanks-to-ukraine-amid-leaderships-hesitation-1094688715.html
April 12, 2022, 4:01 AM
If German authorities approve the delivery of the tanks, they will join a number of other EU countries that have lately transferred tanks and other armored vehicles to Ukraine, or have declared preparations to do so.
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Alabama Governor Signs Bill Criminalizing Health Care for Trans Youth
https://sputniknews.com/20220412/alabama-governor-signs-bill-criminalizing-health-care-for-trans-youth-1094689551.html
April 12, 2022, 3:58 AM
The new law will make providing hormone treatment, puberty blockers, as well as surgery to underage transgender peoples as felonies punishable of up to 10 years in prison. The legislation makes Alabama the third US state to pass a transgender care restriction, but is the first to include criminal penalties.
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Biden Reveals New Restrictions to Crack Down on ‘Ghost Guns’, Names New ATF Nominee
https://sputniknews.com/20220412/biden-reveals-new-restrictions-to-crack-down-on-ghost-guns-names-new-atf-nominee-1094688455.html
April 12, 2022, 2:52 AM
The new rule will require makers of ghost gun kits to include serial numbers on the firearms so they will be easier to trace. Ghost guns are firearms sold online as D.I.Y. kits, and can be assembled without a license or a background check. The weapons are effectively unregulated and untraceable because they are sold as “uncompleted” parts.
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US Intelligence Repeats Claims Possibility of Russian Interference Ahead of 2022 Midterms - Report
https://sputniknews.com/20220412/us-intelligence-repeats-claims-possibility-of-russian-interference-ahead-of-2022-midterms---report-1094685829.html
April 12, 2022, 2:22 AM
Despite the fact that no credible evidence has been provided, and Russia has consistently rejected any interference in the US elections in 2016 and 2020, rumors and warnings about possible Russian interference are regularly dispersed by the media and officials before the elections.
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US State Department Orders Non-Essential Personnel to Leave Shanghai Amid COVID-19 Surge
https://sputniknews.com/20220412/us-state-department-orders-non-essential-personnel-to-leave-shanghai-amid-covid-19-surge-1094687748.html
April 12, 2022, 1:20 AM
The US on Saturday warned of "arbitrary" COVID-19 measures that would likely take place in response to a recent surge of infections within the locked-down financial hub of Shanghai, China. Washington also expressed that it would let some staffers leave the consulate, which is based in the city of some 25 million inhabitants.
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Over 60% of American Public Experiencing Higher Stress Levels Than at Start of Pandemic - Study
https://sputniknews.com/20220412/over-60-of-american-public-experiencing-higher-stress-levels-than-at-start-of-pandemic---study-1094686577.html
April 12, 2022, 12:25 AM
The pandemic and its lockdowns caused Americans a great amount of stress, but stress levels are still high, even as COVID-19-era restrictions are dropping around the country.
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Apple to Face Additional Antitrust Charge Amid EU Regulators’ Music Streaming Probe https://sputniknews.com/20220412/apple-to-face-additional-antitrust-charge-amid-eu-regulators-music-streaming-probe--1094686203.html
April 12, 2022, 12:19 AM
Back in 2019, Spotify filed a complaint with the European Commission alleging that Apple was “acting as both a player and referee” in its enforcement of App Store rules that, in part, “disadvantage other app developers” and “purposely limit choice and stifle innovation at the expense of the user experience.”
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No Radiation Reported After Liquid Leak Found at Waste Plant for US Nuclear Weapons Manufacturing
https://sputniknews.com/20220412/no-radiation-reported-after-liquid-leak-found-at-waste-plant-for-us-nuclear-weapons-manufacturing-1094686763.html
April 12, 2022, 12:06 AM
A New Mexico waste storage facility has reported that no radioactive contamination has been found after liquid was found in the bottom of a storage container over the weekend.
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Videos: Explosion Erupts Near Office of Lebanon's Amal Movement, At Least 1 Reported Dead
https://sputniknews.com/20220411/explosion-erupts-near-office-of-lebanons-amal-movement-at-least-1-reported-dead-1094686449.html
April 11, 2022, 11:40 PM
According to unverified reports, the municipality building and the headquarters of the Amal movement, which are adjacent, were both destroyed by an explosion.
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Schultz to Unionizing Baristas: If You Don’t Like Starbucks, You Can Get Out
https://sputniknews.com/20220411/schultz-to-unionizing-baristas-if-you-dont-like-starbucks-you-can-get-out-1094685925.html
April 11, 2022, 10:51 PM
Starbucks stores across the country are starting to vote on union membership, part of a growing trend that includes Amazon warehouse workers, farmworkers, meatpacking plants and Hershey factory workers.
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Bitcoin Drops Below $40,000 Mark for First Time in Weeks
https://sputniknews.com/20220411/bitcoin-drops-below-40000-mark-for-first-time-in-weeks-1094685704.html
April 11, 2022, 10:44 PM
Bitcoin crushed through the $40,000 mark at the world’s largest crypto exchange Binance on Monday to its lowest level in more than three weeks.
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Nevada Student Charged With Attempted Murder, Sexual Assault of Teacher After Dispute Over Grades
https://sputniknews.com/20220411/nevada-student-charged-with-attempted-murder-sexual-assault-of-teacher-after-dispute-over-grades-1094684830.html
April 11, 2022, 10:42 PM
The 16 year-old student physically and sexually assaulted his teacher after school hours during a discussion over grades. The student was charged with attempted murder, sexual assault, battery with intent to commit sexual assault, first-degree kidnapping, and robbery.
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'It's Growing!': Britney Spears Announces She is Expecting Child With Beau Sam Asghari
https://sputniknews.com/20220411/its-growing-britney-spears-announces-she-is-expecting-child-with-beau-sam-asghari-1094684592.html
April 11, 2022, 10:33 PM
The pop diva reportedly started dating Sam Asghari after meeting on the filming of her "Slumber Party" music video in 2016. Soon after their engagement, the couple stoked baby rumors, with Spears teasing a "new addition to the family" on Instagram.
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‘Never Forget’? EasyJet Comes Under Fire for Twitter Ad With Holocaust References
https://sputniknews.com/20220411/never-forget-easyjet-comes-under-fire-for-twitter-ad-with-holocaust-references-1094685277.html
April 11, 2022, 10:21 PM
Bargain airline EasyJet has apologized after a Twitter post made over the weekend that centered around a reference to the Nazi-perpetrated Holocaust.
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McCarthy Dismisses GOP Calls for Biden’s Impeachment, Warns Against Politicizing Process https://sputniknews.com/20220411/mccarthy-dismisses-gop-calls-for-bidens-impeachment-warns-against-politicizing-process--1094684963.html
April 11, 2022, 10:18 PM
Rep. Greg Murphy (R-NC) has proclaimed that he believes members of Congress are being hesitant to act on so-called 'impeachable offenses' committed by US President Joe Biden. Murphy is one of several lawmakers recently endorsed by Trump following their objections to the certification of the 2020 US presidential election.
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South Korea Launches Lunar Exploration and Orbiting Spacecraft
https://sputniknews.com/20220411/south-korea-launches-lunar-exploration-and-orbiting-spacecraft-1094678232.html
April 11, 2022, 9:13 PM
The country's first ever extraterrestrial expedition will start this summer and makes it the 7th state in the world to challenge moon exploration.
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Musk Pledges Commitment to Influence Twitter via Social Media After Passing on Board Seat
https://sputniknews.com/20220411/musk-pledges-commitment-to-influence-twitter-via-social-media-after-passing-on-board-seat-1094683463.html
April 11, 2022, 9:04 PM
Initially, Musk disclosed his stake in Twitter through a filing that implied it was a passive investment with no intention of influencing the company's operations; however,  it has been changed to another reportedly used by activist investors who want to take control of a firm or other means.
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Canada Trained Fighters From Nationalist Azov Battalion Despite Vowing Not to, Local Radio Says
https://sputniknews.com/20220411/canada-trained-fighters-from-nationalist-azov-battalion-despite-vowing-not-to-local-radio-says-1094682612.html
April 11, 2022, 8:51 PM
The battalion was created in 2014 as a ragtag unit consisting mostly of the members of the radical right groups, such as the Right Sector, who never hid their nationalist views and often used Nazi symbols in their logos and on their equipment.
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Dark Money Already Flooding 2024 Presidential Campaign, Report Finds
https://sputniknews.com/20220411/dark-money-already-flooding-2024-presidential-campaign-report-finds-1094683548.html
April 11, 2022, 8:23 PM
The 2022 midterms are still more than half a year away, but dark money is already funneling into potential 2024 presidential candidates, and there is no way for the American people to find out who is funding their politicians.
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China Could Soon Ratify Forced Labor Conventions in Effort to Assuage EU’s Xinjiang Fears
https://sputniknews.com/20220411/china-could-soon-ratify-forced-labor-conventions-in-effort-to-assuage-eus-xinjiang-fears-1094683819.html
April 11, 2022, 8:15 PM
Chinese lawmakers on Monday prepared to consider ratification of several international agreements on forced labor that have stood in the way of implementing an investment deal with the European Union.
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Scientists Detect 'Unexpected' Mid-Summer Cooling on Distant Neptune Followed by Unexplained Warming
https://sputniknews.com/20220411/scientists-detect-unexpected-mid-summer-cooling-on-distant-neptune-followed-by-unexplained-warming-1094683174.html
April 11, 2022, 7:59 PM
Far from being over, Neptune's summer lasts for years as the planet makes a full lapse around the sun in just 165 Earth years. Scientists are hoping to uncover some answers to the unexplained phenomenon in the remaining time before the start of the autumn season on the planet.
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‘Not a Criminal Matter’: Texas AG Drops Murder Charge Against Woman for Self-Induced Abortion
https://sputniknews.com/20220411/not-a-criminal-matter-texas-ag-drops-murder-charge-against-woman-for-self-induced-abortion-1094683304.html
April 11, 2022, 7:44 PM
The state of Texas has dropped murder charges against a woman arrested last week in connection with an abortion, even though Texas law ostensibly prevents women from being charged in connection with a self-induced abortion.
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Exhibition to Mark 10th Anniversary of Kim Jong-un Leadership Opens in North Korea
https://sputniknews.com/20220411/exhibition-to-mark-10th-anniversary-of-kim-jong-un-leadership-opens-in-north-korea-1094682905.html
April 11, 2022, 7:01 PM
Kim formally rose to power as first secretary of the ruling party on 11 April 2012, after the death of his father Kim Jong-il in December 2011.
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British MoD Poured Thousands of Pounds Into 'Smart Drugs' To Help Troops Stay Awake, Report Claims
https://sputniknews.com/20220411/british-mod-poured-thousands-of-pounds-into-smart-drugs-to-help-troops-stay-awake-report-claims-1094682240.html
April 11, 2022, 6:56 PM
A so-called "smart drug" modafinil is a central nervous system stimulant that makes it easy to focus and increase productivity without sleeping for more than 24 hours. The mechanism of the drug is not fully understood, and it is only legal to buy in the UK if you have been diagnosed with narcolepsy or some other sleep disorder.
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Former Pakistani Prime Minister's Party Withdraws From Parliament
https://sputniknews.com/20220411/former-pakistani-prime-ministers-party-withdraws-from-parliament-1094682745.html
April 11, 2022, 6:41 PM
NEW DELHI (Sputnik) - Former Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan's party, Tehreek-e-Insaf, withdrew from parliament shortly before the election of a new prime minister, Shah Mahmood Qureshi, former foreign minister and vice president of Khan's party, said on Monday.
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After Khan's Departure, US Could Grab Control of Pakistan's Foreign Policy, Political Scientist Says
https://sputniknews.com/20220411/after-khans-departure-us-could-grab-control-of-pakistans-foreign-policy-political-scientist-says-1094680969.html
April 11, 2022, 6:02 PM
The 342-seat Pakistani National Assembly on Monday cast 174 votes for Shehbaz Sharif to become the country's new prime minister after his predecessor Imran Khan was ousted from power on 9 April. On Sunday, tens of thousands of supporters of Khan took to the streets to protest against what they call the US-backed regime.
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Australian PM Scott Morrison Tipped to Lose Federal Election in May, Suggests Top Poll
https://sputniknews.com/20220411/australian-pm-scott-morrison-tipped-to-lose-federal-election-in-may-suggests-top-poll-1094669327.html
April 11, 2022, 5:55 PM
Australia's Prime Minister Scott Morrison on Sunday advised the Governor General to dissolve the House of Representatives (lower house) and call the federal election for 21 May. In the election, Australians will vote for members of the 151-seat lower house as well as half the 76 seats in the upper house, the Senate.
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US Aircraft Carrier to Enter East Sea This Week Amid North Korea Tensions, Reports Say
https://sputniknews.com/20220411/us-aircraft-carrier-to-enter-east-sea-this-week-amid-north-korea-tensions-reports-say-1094681742.html
April 11, 2022, 5:48 PM
MOSCOW (Sputnik) - US nuclear-powered aircraft carrier USS Abraham Lincoln will enter the international waters of the East Sea this week as a "show of force" movement to deter possible North Korean provocations, Yonhap reported on Monday citing sources.
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Who is Shehbaz Sharif, Newly Elected Prime Minister of Pakistan?
https://sputniknews.com/20220411/who-is-shehbaz-sharif-newly-elected-prime-minister-of-pakistan-1094675845.html
April 11, 2022, 5:43 PM
Shehbaz Sharif was elected as Pakistan's new prime minister after Imran Khan, his predecessor, faced a no-confidence vote and was ousted from his post.
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Video: Mysterious Sea Creature With Human-Like Mouth Discovered on Australian Beach
https://sputniknews.com/20220411/video-mysterious-sea-creature-with-human-like-mouth-discovered-on-australian-beach-1094681335.html
April 11, 2022, 5:30 PM
Australia is famous for its bizarre and sometimes dangerous animals, but at least the majority of them is known to science or recognizable to the general public.
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E.ON Energy Giant Won't Extend German Nuclear Plants' Lifetime Amid Threats to Ditch Russian Gas
https://sputniknews.com/20220411/eon-energy-giant-wont-extend-german-nuclear-plants-lifetime-amid-threats-to-ditch-russian-gas-1094680148.html
April 11, 2022, 5:03 PM
Even now nuclear energy, as well as Russian gas, plays a significant part in overall energy generation in Germany – one of the EU's vital industrial centres. Fearing imminent shortages should Russian gas suddenly stop flowing, Berlin came up with a plan that suggests rationing fuel and partly shutting down production.
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British Counter-Terror Agents Missed 'Obvious' Warnings of Manchester Arena Bombing
https://sputniknews.com/20220411/british-counter-terror-agents-missed-obvious-warnings-of-manchester-arena-bombing-1094678726.html
April 11, 2022, 4:42 PM
Suicide bomber Salman Abedi was probed by MI5 in 2014 and was later flagged up by the agency's 'Operation Clematis' as worthy of further investigation — but MI5 swung into action too late to prevent his massacre of 22 others at the Manchester Arena.
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‘It Should Be Him or No One’: Imran Khan Reportedly Planned to Introduce Martial Law in Pakistan
https://sputniknews.com/20220411/it-should-be-him-or-no-one-imran-khan-reportedly-planned-to-introduce-martial-law-in-pakistan-1094677420.html
April 11, 2022, 4:37 PM
On Monday, Pakistan’s parliament elected Shehbaz Sharif as the country’s new prime minister after his predecessor Imran Khan was removed from office after losing a no-confidence vote late last week.
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Telangana State Chief Warns PM Modi Not to Mess With Farmers, Stages Protest Over Paddy Procurement
https://sputniknews.com/20220411/telangana-state-chief-warns-pm-modi-not-to-mess-with-farmers-stages-protest-over-paddy-procurement-1094675645.html
April 11, 2022, 4:12 PM
The state government of Telangana has repeatedly asked the federal government to buy the entire produce of the paddy fields (ie, rice) in the state. Recently, a delegation of ministers from the state government met federal ministers to make a clear announcement on the matter.
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Economic Crisis May Lead to More Deaths Than COVID, Warn Sri Lankan Doctors
https://sputniknews.com/20220411/economic-crisis-may-lead-to-more-deaths-than-covid-warn-sri-lankan-doctors-1094669974.html
April 11, 2022, 3:36 PM
Weeks of power shortage in hospitals and the government's failure to import medicines have disrupted the supply of essentials, putting the public health system in crisis.
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US President Biden and Indian PM Modi Hold Virtual Meeting
https://sputniknews.com/20220411/us-president-biden-and-indian-pm-modi-hold-virtual-meeting-1094675371.html
April 11, 2022, 3:28 PM
The talks are taking place ahead of the annual 2+2 Dialogue meeting when the defence ministers and foreign ministers of the two nations come together for talks in the American capital.
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Russian MoD: Kiev Prepares New Provocations to Accuse Russia of Violence Against Ukrainian Civilians
https://sputniknews.com/20220411/russian-mod-kiev-prepares-new-provocations-to-accuse-russia-of-violence-against-ukrainian-civilians-1094679329.html
April 11, 2022, 3:25 PM
Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov earlier slammed the provocations in Ukraine's Bucha and Kramatorsk as outrageous, saying they were staged by Ukraine specifically for western media.
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Politics and Sports Do Not Make a Good Combo, So Why Do Countries Keep Mixing Them Up?
https://sputniknews.com/20220411/politics-and-sports-do-not-make-a-good-combo-so-why-do-countries-keep-mixing-them-up-1094666639.html
April 11, 2022, 3:24 PM
For a long time, the likes of the International Olympic Committee (IOC) and FIFA have adhered to the belief that sports should remain politically neutral. But these same bodies have now backtracked on their beliefs and played a key role in banning Russian athletes from global tournaments after the launch of its military operation in Ukraine.
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EU Made No Decisions on Sanctioning Russian Oil, Gas, But Will Continue Discussions, Borrell Says
https://sputniknews.com/20220411/eu-made-no-decisions-on-sanctioning-russian-oil-gas-but-will-continue-discussions-borrell-says-1094678621.html
April 11, 2022, 2:52 PM
Earlier, Irish Foreign Minister Simon Coveney called on the EU countries to consider slapping sanctions on Russian oil sales as a response to Moscow's decision to launch the special military operation in Ukraine on 24 February.
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'Could Come Back...For a Last Dance': Dani Alves' Emotional Appeal for Messi To Make a Barca Return
https://sputniknews.com/20220411/could-come-backfor-a-last-dance-dani-alves-emotional-appeal-for-messi-to-make-a-barca-return-1094673437.html
April 11, 2022, 2:46 PM
Until last year, nobody, not even Lionel Messi, would have thought the Argentine could have cut his ties with Barcelona as the superstar's association with the Catalans had extended to 21 years. But with the club's finances in a mess amid debt which reached a whopping $1.5 billion, the Blaugrana had to let their talisman go.
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Top EU Diplomat Borrell Holds Briefing After Foreign Affairs Council Meeting in Luxembourg
https://sputniknews.com/20220411/top-eu-diplomat-borrell-holds-briefing-after-foreign-affairs-council-meeting-in-luxembourg-1094668231.html
April 11, 2022, 2:45 PM
The ministers of the EU countries arrived in Luxembourg to discuss questions of security, such as the crisis in Ukraine, and the upheavals in Mali, Libya and Yemen.
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Patel Slams Eco-Warriors for Exacerbating Fuel Shortages — and Labour for Backing Them
https://sputniknews.com/20220411/patel-slams-eco-warriors-for-exacerbating-fuel-shortages--and-labour-for-backing-them-1094675475.html
April 11, 2022, 2:35 PM
Ecological activists from the Extinction Rebellion campaign and its spin-offs have taken advantage of the fuel crisis — sparked by sanctions on Russia over the conflict in Ukraine — to maximise their disruption of fuel supplies across Britain.
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Indian Diamond Industry Suffering From Sanctions Imposed on Russia's Alrosa, Trade Union Says
https://sputniknews.com/20220411/indian-diamond-industry-suffering-from-sanctions-imposed-on-russias-alrosa-trade-union-says-1094677007.html
April 11, 2022, 2:03 PM
MOSCOW (Sputnik) - Workers at diamond processing centers in the Indian state of Gujarat are having the seamy sides of the sanctions imposed by the United States on Russian diamonds mining company Alrosa as response to Russia’s military operation in Ukraine, the head of Diamond Workers Union Gujarat, Ramesh Zilariya, said on Monday.
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Always Been Here: How Ukraine Expanded Its Territory Over the Century
https://sputniknews.com/20220411/always-been-here-how-ukraine-expanded-its-territory-over-the-century-1094674044.html
April 11, 2022, 2:01 PM
While Ukraine promotes itself as a monoethnic nation, in reality, it is a deeply divided nation. Western and Eastern Ukraine have different traditions, worship different heroes, and speak different languages.
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'People Are Reacting': Taliban Backs Protests Against US-Inspired 'Regime Change' in Pakistan
https://sputniknews.com/20220411/people-are-reacting-taliban-backs-protests-against-us-inspired-regime-change-in-pakistan-1094673622.html
April 11, 2022, 1:49 PM
Pakistan's National Assembly on Monday elected Shehbaz Sharif, the leader of the Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) as the next prime minister of the country, after Imran Khan lost a no-confidence vote on Saturday.
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NATO's Eastward Expansion Orchestrated by US With Goal of Regime Change in Russia - Military Analyst
https://sputniknews.com/20220411/natos-eastward-expansion-orchestrated-by-us-with-goal-of-regime-change-in-russia---military-analyst-1094670461.html
April 11, 2022, 1:02 PM
Over the weekend, NATO chief Jens Stoltenberg announced that the alliance will see a "fundamental transformation", particularly by beefing up its eastern flanks and addressing the "threat" from Russia and China.
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NATO Stands Ready to Boost 'Military Exchange' With Seoul, Reports Say
https://sputniknews.com/20220411/nato-stands-ready-to-boost-military-exchange-with-seoul-reports-say-1094674379.html
April 11, 2022, 12:52 PM
MOSCOW (Sputnik) - The chairman of the NATO military committee, Adm. Rob Bauer, spoke in support of strengthening cooperation with South Korea during a meeting with the head of the South Korean Joint Chiefs of Staff, Won In-choul, Yonhap news agency reported on Monday.
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New Book Reveals US Envoy's 'Secret Attempt to Reach Syrian-Israeli Peace' https://sputniknews.com/20220411/new-book-reveals-us-envoys-secret-attempt-to-reach-syrian-israeli-peace--1094672225.html
April 11, 2022, 12:41 PM
Current tensions between Damascus and Tel Aviv show no sign of improving amid constant reports of the Israel Defence Forces launching strikes on Syrian targets under the pretext of countering the alleged Iranian military presence in the Arab republic.
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POTUS' Sister Defends Hunter Biden, Says He's Not to Blame for 'Laptop From Hell' Controversies
https://sputniknews.com/20220411/potus-sister-defends-hunter-biden-says-hes-not-to-blame-for-laptop-from-hell-controversies-1094670957.html
April 11, 2022, 12:26 PM
The contents of the so-called "laptop from hell", which presumably belonged to Hunter Biden, made headlines in 2020 despite being ignored until recently by the mainstream media. The emails extracted from it suggested that Hunter engaged in shady deals with Chinese businesses and capitalised on his father's high political position.
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Javid Owns Up to Past 'Non-Dom' Tax Status as Sunak Saga Rumbles On
https://sputniknews.com/20220411/javid-owns-up-to-past-non-dom-tax-status-as-sunak-saga-rumbles-on-1094666236.html
April 11, 2022, 12:09 PM
Sajid Javid's full disclosure comes amid the revelation that Chancellor Rishi Sunak held US 'Green Card' residency status for several years, and that his wife only paid tax on the income from her billionaire father's business empire in her native India.
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Meta Unable 'to Manage Its Problems Here Now in the World', Investors’ Report Says
https://sputniknews.com/20220411/meta-unable-to-manage-its-problems-here-now-in-the-world-investors-report-says-1094670237.html
April 11, 2022, 12:00 PM
In February, Mark Zuckerberg's net worth sank $29.7 billion in a single day after Meta stock nosedived earlier that month. The first-ever decline in active users came after the company announced that it would be investing $10 billion in its new Metaverse.
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UK Lawmaker David Amess Murder Suspect Found Guilty
https://sputniknews.com/20220411/uk-lawmaker-david-amess-murder-suspect-found-guilty-1094671995.html
April 11, 2022, 11:57 AM
Sir David Amess was a Conservative MP for Southend West. He was fatally stabbed in October 2021 as he was attending a meeting with his constituents.
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Shehbaz Sharif Elected New Pakistani Prime Minister by National Assembly
https://sputniknews.com/20220411/shehbaz-sharif-elected-new-pakistani-prime-minister-by-national-assembly-1094671373.html
April 11, 2022, 11:55 AM
The election of a new prime minister took place amid political turmoil in Pakistan that saw its previous Prime Minister Imran Khan ousted after he attempted to dissolve the nation's parliament and organise snap elections.
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BoJo Agrees With Chancellor Sunak's Request for Independent Probe Into His Financial Declarations
https://sputniknews.com/20220411/bojo-agrees-with-chancellor-sunaks-request-for-independent-probe-into-his-financial-declarations-1094670152.html
April 11, 2022, 11:19 AM
Rishi Sunak is facing questions after it was revealed that his multi-millionaire wife Akshata Murty does not pay income tax on foreign earnings due to her non-domicile status.
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Lavrov: Russian Special Operation in Ukraine Aims to Put End to US Course for World Domination
https://sputniknews.com/20220411/lavrov-russian-special-operation-in-ukraine-aims-to-put-end-to-us-course-for-world-domination-1094669866.html
April 11, 2022, 11:04 AM
The Russian top diplomat has lambasted both American and European policies, as Western nations pledged to send more weapons for Kiev.
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Dark Matter Could Originate From Other Dimensions, Study Suggests
https://sputniknews.com/20220411/dark-matter-could-originate-from-other-dimensions-study-suggests-1094667625.html
April 11, 2022, 10:21 AM
Dark matter accounts for the majority of the universe's mass, but scientists still struggle to say what it actually is and where it originated from.
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Two Dead, Dozens Trapped After Cable Cars Collide Mid-Air in India - Video  https://sputniknews.com/20220411/two-dead-dozens-trapped-after-cable-cars-collide-mid-air-in-india---video---1094666765.html
April 11, 2022, 10:20 AM
The Trikut ropeway is a popular tourist attraction in the state of Jharkhand. It is India's highest vertical ropeway with a maximum lens angle of 44 degrees. The 766-metre-long ropeway has 25 cabins for tourists with a capacity to accommodate four persons in each.
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Queen Elizabeth Says She Was 'Tired and Exhausted' by 'Horrible Pandemic'
https://sputniknews.com/20220411/queen-elizabeth-says-she-was-tired-and-exhausted-by-horrible-pandemic-1094665924.html
April 11, 2022, 9:46 AM
The Queen, who appeared via a videolink from Windsor Castle, has spoken with nurses, builders, and patients about their work and their struggles with COVID.
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Six Charred to Death After Blast at Chemical Factory in India's Gujarat - Video
https://sputniknews.com/20220411/six-charred-to-death-after-blast-at-chemical-factory-in-indias-gujarat---video-1094665207.html
April 11, 2022, 9:37 AM
In January of this year, at least six people died in Gujarat's Surat after toxic gas leaked from a dyeing factory.
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Violence Mars Hindu Festival Ram Navami as Dozens Reportedly Injured in Clashes in Several States
https://sputniknews.com/20220411/violence-mars-hindu-festival-ram-navami-as-dozens-reportedly-injured-in-clashes-in-several-states-1094663829.html
April 11, 2022, 8:28 AM
Hindus celebrated the Ram Navami festival to mark the birth of Lord Rama on Sunday. The annual festival is observed on the ninth day of Chaitra (the first month in the Hindu lunar calendar). At various places, people also participate in religious processions, chanting slogans in praise of the Hindu God Rama.
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Head of Sputnik Meedia Slams Claims Against Her as Estonian Court Bans Journo From Leaving Country
https://sputniknews.com/20220411/head-of-sputnik-meedia-slams-accusations-against-her-as-estonian-court-bans-her-from-leaving-1094665033.html
April 11, 2022, 8:07 AM
Previously, Estonian prosecutors demanded the arrest of the journalist, claiming that she had breached international sanctions.
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Help Me Keep My Feet on the Ground: Way to Identify Individuals at Risk of Falling Revealed
https://sputniknews.com/20220411/help-me-keep-my-feet-on-the-ground-way-to-identify-individuals-at-risk-of-falling-revealed-1094664547.html
April 11, 2022, 7:55 AM
Problems relating to poor balance are often felt by many in their 70s as part and parcel of growing older, but what about preventive measures that could give those people a ray of hope?
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WATCH: Russian Iskander System Fires Missiles During Special Operation in Ukraine
https://sputniknews.com/20220411/watch-russian-iskander-system-fires-missiles-during-special-operation-in-ukraine-1094664116.html
April 11, 2022, 7:44 AM
The special operation in Ukraine began at the end of February, as Moscow aimed to stop the eight-year-long war in Donbass. Russian forces have been targeting Ukrainian military infrastructure with high-precision weapons.
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From Being Accused of Rape to Smashing a Fan's Cell Phone: Meet the Ugly Side of Cristiano Ronaldo
https://sputniknews.com/20220411/from-being-accused-of-rape-to-smashing-a-fans-cell-phone-meet-the-ugly-side-of-cristiano-ronaldo-1094662159.html
April 11, 2022, 6:52 AM
Cristiano Ronaldo may be football's greatest scorer with 807 goals to his name, but at times his out of order attitude, including sulking on the field and taking potshots at fans, has created an image of an "arrogant superstar". Once again, the limelight is back on CR7 for the wrong reasons.
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France Hit by Mass Protests Amid Presidential Election - Videos
https://sputniknews.com/20220411/france-hit-by-mass-protests-amid-presidential-election---videos-1094661879.html
April 11, 2022, 6:46 AM
The first round of presidential elections in France was held on Sunday, and the second is set for 24 April because no candidate gained a simple majority. As 97% of the vote has been counted, President Emmanuel Macron and head of the National Rally Marine Le Pen are heading to the second round, getting 27.6% and 23.4% respectively.
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Finnish Foreign Policy Heavyweight Touts Alliance With Sweden as Alternative to NATO Membership
https://sputniknews.com/20220411/finnish-foreign-policy-heavyweight-touts-alliance-with-sweden-as-alternative-to-nato-membership-1094662566.html
April 11, 2022, 6:37 AM
Russia's special operation in Ukraine has tilted opinion polls in Finland and Sweden in favour of NATO for the first time in history, fuelling a hot debate about joining the alliance in the corridors of power.
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Denmark Wants to Phase Out Gas Heating, Become 'Independent' of Russia
https://sputniknews.com/20220411/denmark-wants-to-phase-out-gas-heating-become-independent-of-russia-1094662326.html
April 11, 2022, 6:36 AM
Towering electricity and heating bills, coupled with pressure by Brussels to pivot away from Russian energy in the wake of the conflict in Ukraine, have spurred the Danish government into quickly seeking alternatives for 400,000 households.
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Sunak Asks BoJo for Probe Into His Financial Affairs Amid Row Over Tax Status of Chancellor's Wife
https://sputniknews.com/20220411/sunak-asks-bojo-for-probe-into-his-financial-affairs-amid-row-over-tax-status-of-chancellors-wife-1094661678.html
April 11, 2022, 6:04 AM
Rishi Sunak is under fire after it was revealed that his billionaire wife held "non-dom" status, allowing her to avoid paying UK tax on her huge foreign wealth. The chancellor also faces questions over claims that he has been listed as a beneficiary of tax haven trusts linked to his wife in the British Virgin Islands and Cayman Islands.
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Plastic Surgery on the Rise in Gaza, Despite Financial Woes and Cultural Taboos
https://sputniknews.com/20220411/plastic-surgery-on-the-rise-in-gaza-despite-financial-woes-and-cultural-taboos-1094660715.html
April 11, 2022, 5:43 AM
Ahmed Al Moghrabi is one of several plastic surgeons in the coastal enclave. In the past, he says, he struggled to secure clients but in recent years his clientele has grown by 400 percent, and he is expecting demand to go up even more.
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One Child Killed, Two Injured After Ammunition They Found in Sandbox Exploded
https://sputniknews.com/20220411/one-child-killed-two-injured-after-ammunition-they-found-in-sandbox-exploded-1094636699.html
April 11, 2022, 5:02 AM
2017, Donbass. These children weren't simply random victims of shelling. A bomb was deliberately disguised and placed in a sandbox. Dozens of children were killed in Donbass in 2014-2021.
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Neo-Nazi Teenagers Take Part in Torch-Lit March in Kiev
https://sputniknews.com/20220411/neo-nazi-teenagers-take-part-in-torch-lit-march-in-kiev-1094637897.html
April 11, 2022, 5:02 AM
Thousands of Ukrainian teenagers have become involved in mass neo-Nazi associations. These movements have been romanticised and promoted with the use of psychological techniques and mass manipulation models.
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Graffiti in Memory of Children Who Became Victims of War Unveiled at Destroyed Donetsk Airport
https://sputniknews.com/20220411/graffiti-in-memory-of-children-who-became-victims-of-war-unveiled-at-destroyed-donetsk-airport-1094636879.html
April 11, 2022, 5:02 AM
A terrifying and heartbreaking piece of art.
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Documentary About Ukrainian Forces Shelling of a Donetsk School With 'Grad' Rockets
https://sputniknews.com/20220411/documentary-about-ukrainian-forces-shelling-of-a-donetsk-school-with-grad-rockets-1094637615.html
April 11, 2022, 5:02 AM
This is one of numerous pieces of evidence showing that children and teachers were deliberately attacked in Donbass.
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Zombified Nation: How Young Ukrainians Were TAUGHT to Hate Russians
https://sputniknews.com/20220411/zombification-nation-how-textbooks-for-young-ukrainians-teach-children-to-hate-russians-1094645369.html
April 11, 2022, 5:01 AM
The psychological warfare front in Ukraine was opened decades ago, but the distortion of history became a key strategy after the 2014 Maidan coup. Western consultants distributed budgets in a diversified manner. Information strategies directed at children became a key focus of their work, regardless of the harm caused to children’s psyche.
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‘My War’. Part One. The Diary of Volunteer Evdokiya Sheremeteva.
https://sputniknews.com/20220411/my-war-part-one-the-diary-of-volunteer-evdokiya-sheremeteva-1094622659.html
April 11, 2022, 5:01 AM
We are publishing pieces of a heart-rending and sometimes unbearably honest book. A diary by journalist and volunteer Evdokiya Sheremeteva, who throughout the eight years of the war brought humanitarian aid to Donbass, rescued the sick and wounded, and collected ruthless evidence of the truth.
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Donbass’s People’s Republics: Path to Independence
https://sputniknews.com/20220411/donbasss-peoples-republics-path-to-independence-1094653786.html
April 11, 2022, 5:01 AM
After breaking off from Kiev’s control in 2014, the Donetsk and Lugansk People’s Republics began their journey on the road to independence. The post-coup authorities in Kiev did not reconcile themselves with the state of affairs that emerged, and an 8-year-long war ensued. In February 2022, the DPR and LPR finally achieved recognition from Moscow.
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‘Hunger in Lugansk’. Part Two. The Diary of Volunteer Evdokiya Sheremeteva.
https://sputniknews.com/20220411/hunger-in-lugansk-part-two-the-diary-of-volunteer-evdokiya-sheremeteva-1094636437.html
April 11, 2022, 5:01 AM
We continue to publish pieces from a heart-rending and at times unbearably honest book. This is a diary by journalist and volunteer Evdokiya Sheremeteva, who throughout the eight years of the war brought humanitarian aid to Donbass, rescued the sick and the wounded, and collected ruthless evidence of the truth.
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‘I Am in Lugansk’. Part Three. The Diary of Volunteer Evdokiya Sheremeteva.
https://sputniknews.com/20220411/i-am-in-lugansk-part-three-the-diary-of-volunteer-evdokiya-sheremeteva-1094637078.html
April 11, 2022, 5:01 AM
We continue to publish fragments from a heart-rending and sometimes unbearably honest book. This is a diary by journalist and volunteer Evdokiya Sheremeteva, who throughout the eight years of the war brought humanitarian aid to Donbass, rescued the sick and the wounded, and collected ruthless evidence of the truth.
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‘Tears of Lugansk’. Part Four. The Diary of Volunteer Evdokiya Sheremeteva.
https://sputniknews.com/20220411/tears-of-lugansk-part-four-the-diary-of-volunteer-evdokiya-sheremeteva-1094640122.html
April 11, 2022, 5:01 AM
We continue to publish pieces from a heart-rending and sometimes unbearably honest book. This is a diary by journalist and volunteer Evdokiya Sheremeteva, who throughout the eight years of the war brought humanitarian aid to Donbass, rescued the sick and the wounded, and collected her ruthless evidence of the truth.
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