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Hijab Ban: Student Appeals to Karnataka Chief Ahead of Exams, Saying 'We Are the Future'
April 14, 2022, 10:58 AM
Last month, the Karnataka High Court in India upheld a ban on hijabs in the state's educational institutions. The court held that a hijab is "not an essential part of Islam" and thus cannot be protected by the right to freedom of religion
Tory Backbencher Claims BoJo is Liability to Ukraine Crisis After Partygate Fine
April 14, 2022, 10:38 AM
Defence Select Committee Chairman Tobias Ellwood has been a constant critic of PM Boris Johnson over Brexit and other issues. But his latest attack line is that the prime minister's role in the "Partygate" row could undermine the West's Ukraine effort against Russia.
Australian Prime Minister Morrison Cuts Campaign Trip Short Due to Escort Car Crash, Reports Suggest
April 14, 2022, 10:21 AM
MOSCOW (Sputnik) - Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison had to cut short his campaign trip to the island state of Tasmania after his escort car crashed, leaving four police officers injured, media reported on Thursday, citing local police.
Gillian Anderson Says She Wanted Bill Clinton to Call Back After 'Slightly Intimate Little Thing'
April 14, 2022, 10:15 AM
American actress Gillian Anderson is portraying Eleanor Roosevelt in a new series called "The First Lady" that sheds light on the lives of three of the most famous presidential wives in America. Aside from Roosevelt, the show revolves around the figures of Michelle Obama and Betty Ford.
Sedition Charges Slapped on Manipur Congress Politician Who Called Home Minister 'Bearded Monkey'
April 14, 2022, 10:03 AM
The politician was detained after he slammed the Home Minister's suggestion that Hindi be made compulsory for students until the 10th grade. According to the 2011 Census, Hindi is the mother tongue of 44% of Indians, who live mostly in its north, central and western states. However, 120 other languages are spoken in the country, including tribal.
Russian Ka-52 Helicopters Launch Missile Strike on Ukrainian Artillery Position – Video
April 14, 2022, 9:54 AM
Russian troops continue forge ahead amid Moscow's special military operation to demilitarise and de-Nazify Ukraine that has been underway since 24 February. On Wednesday, the Russian Defence Ministry said that the country's missile forces and artillery have destroyed a total of 700 Ukrainian military infrastructure objects.
Fire on Russian Missile Cruiser Moskva Contained, MoD Says
April 14, 2022, 9:54 AM
Fire on board of the Russian missile cruiser Moskva is contained and the risk of further detonation of the ammunition on board is averted, the Russian Defence Ministry has stated.
Ukrainian Radical Who Fought Russia in Mariupol Detained on Border With Crimea
April 14, 2022, 9:25 AM
Over the past few weeks, multiple witnesses have shared details about the war crimes being committed the city of Mariupol by Ukrainian radicals, including those from the infamous Azov Regiment.
Kiev: Ukrainian Court Arrests Over 150 Properties of Opposition Figure Medvedchuk
April 14, 2022, 9:20 AM
MOSCOW (Sputnik) - A Ukrainian court has seized over 150 properties including apartments, houses, and cars belonging to the leader of the Ukrainian Opposition Platform party, Viktor Medvedchuk and his wife, the Ukrainian State Bureau of Investigation announced on Thursday.
Twitch Bans Channels Distributing 'Russian Propaganda', Spokesperson Says
April 14, 2022, 8:37 AM
MOSCOW (Sputnik) - Amazon-owned streaming platform Twitch has banned several channels after American nonprofit organisation Tech Transparency Project (TTP) published a report accusing the channels of spreading "pro-Russian propaganda and conspiracy theories about Ukraine",  Twitch's spokesperson said.
UK Slammed Over 'Unworkable' Deal on Flying Asylum Seekers to Rwanda to Control Illegal Immigration
April 14, 2022, 8:29 AM
UK authorities estimate that this year may see a record 60,000 people trafficked to Britain by sea in dangerously overloaded small boats. Last year, 28,526 migrants crossed the English Channel to reach the UK, up from 8,404 in 2020.
India Raising Concerns Over Human Rights Abuses in US Marks Emergence of New World Order - Observers
April 14, 2022, 8:07 AM
US Secretary of State Antony J. Blinken said on Tuesday that Washington is "monitoring some recent concerning developments" in India, including "a rise in human rights abuses by some government, police, and prison officials". It was an unusual move as Blinken raised the issue before visiting Indian ministers.
MoD: Russian Forces Destroy Ukrainian MiG-29 Jet, Mi-8 Helicopter, Bayraktar UAV at 'Dnepr' Airfield
April 14, 2022, 7:50 AM
Since the beginning of the op, Russian forces have been targeting Ukrainian aircraft, eliminating 130 warplanes, 447 drones, and 103 helicopters.
Medvedev: Russia Will Have More Registered Foes If Sweden, Finland Join NATO
April 14, 2022, 7:24 AM
On Wednesday, the Swedish newspaper Svenska Dagbladet reported that Prime Minister Magdalena Andersson is planning to file an application for her country to join NATO in June of this year.
Witness From Mariupol: Azov Neo-Nazis Took Civilians Hostage & Used Them as Human Shields - Video
April 14, 2022, 7:07 AM
Over the past few weeks, multiple witnesses have come forward, sharing the gruesome details of war crimes committed by Ukrainian radicals.
'Pep Guardiola Wants Him': Premier League Champs Man City Push to Sign Erling Haaland at 'All Costs'
April 14, 2022, 6:55 AM
Erling Haaland is among the hottest properties in football, having scored an impressive 80 goals for Borussia Dortmund since January 2020. With his spectacular form showing no signs of relenting, a number of Europe's top clubs, including Man City, Real Madrid, Paris Saint-Germain (PSG), and Barcelona are in hot pursuit of the prodigious striker.
As New World Order Takes Shape, Russia, China & India May Be at Forefront, Says Analyst
April 14, 2022, 5:52 AM
At the end of March, US President Joe Biden addressed a crowd of CEOs at a quarterly meeting of the Business Roundtable declaring "a new world order", adding that the US will have to lead it. A Syria-based analyst is weighing in on what this order will look like.
Boris Johnson May Be Slapped With Three More Police Fines Over Partygate Scandal
April 14, 2022, 5:42 AM
On Tuesday, the PM confirmed that he had paid a Metropolitan Police fine for attending a birthday gathering in the cabinet room in June 2020 during the COVID-19 lockdown. He, however, defied calls to step down, stressing that it's his job "to get on and deliver" for the people of the UK.
Texas Gov. Greg Abbott Reverses on ‘Get Tough’ Border Inspections for Cargo Trucks
April 14, 2022, 4:20 AM
Democrats and Republicans, as well as the Texas Trucking Association, have pushed back against Texas Governor Greg Abbott’s ‘safety inspections’ at the southern US border that have caused protests and threatened a beleaguered supply.
Researchers Reportedly Confirm That First-Ever Interstellar Object Hit Earth Eight Years Ago
April 14, 2022, 4:17 AM
On January 8, 2014, a meteor designated as CNEOS 2014-01-08 crashed at the northeast coast of Papua New Guinea. Years later, it has drawn the attention as the first-ever space object not from our solar system to hit Earth.
US Library of Congress Adds Songs by Queen, Journey & Ricky Martin to National Recording Registry
April 14, 2022, 3:02 AM
Every spring, the US Library of Congress selects 25 recordings that could comprise individual songs, albums, or other audio recordings, to create an ongoing list of the most culturally, aesthetically and historically significant sounds of American history. Once chosen, they’re preserved under the National Recording Registry.
Western Countries Seek to Undermine Integration Processes in CIS, Russian Foreign Ministry Says
April 14, 2022, 2:57 AM
MOSCOW (Sputnik) - Western countries seek to undermine the integration processes in the Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS), an association of post-Soviet states, Mikhail Yevdokimov, director of the Russian Foreign Ministry's First CIS Department, said in an interview with Sputnik.
No, You: Ted Cruz Declines to Say Whether He Would Give a Blow Job to End World Hunger
April 14, 2022, 2:49 AM
Cruz was on a live episode of his podcast "Verdict" with co-host Michael Knowles, shot at the Yale University, when a student asked him the question.
Michigan Police Release Footage Showing 'Execution Style' Killing of Patrick Lyoya
April 14, 2022, 1:59 AM
WASHINGTON (Sputnik) - Police in Grand Rapids, Michigan, released video footage showing an officer shooting a Congolese immigrant in the back of the head, which has prompted calls for the policeman involved to be prosecuted.
US to Provide Ukraine With Even More Intel, Heavier Equipment in Near Future - Report
April 14, 2022, 1:31 AM
Meanwhile, the White House announced that it will send $800 million in additional weapons to Kiev, including artillery, armored personnel carriers, and helicopters, to assist Ukrainian forces in fending off a purported Russian offensive in the country's east.
Biden Left Stuck in the Mud as Poll Numbers Plummet Amid Growing Inflation Concerns
April 14, 2022, 12:58 AM
Polling has not been kind to US President Joe Biden in 2022, with his numbers continuing to drop across the board.
US Inflation Gets Gassed Up
April 14, 2022, 12:45 AM
Inflation in the US surged to a four-decade high of 8% in March, along with the consumer-price index rising at its fastest annual pace since December 1981, according to the US Department of Labor. This comes as the US marks six straight months of inflation above 6%.
Police: Los Angeles Elite Are Being Targeted in a String of Robberies Involving at Least 17 Gangs
April 14, 2022, 12:35 AM
The gangs are following and attacking those who frequent expensive hotels, restaurants, shop at luxury boutiques, drive high-end cars, or wear luxury jewelry and watches. One follow-off robbery involved two UCLA students who were robbed of their two watches and an iPhone totaling $145,000 after leaving an exclusive nightclub.
NYPD Claims Subway Shooting Suspect Reported Himself After Workman Claims Credit
April 13, 2022, 11:59 PM
Conflicting stories have emerged about just how the suspect in Tuesday’s shooting aboard a Brooklyn subway train came to be apprehended.
North Carolina Removes Trump-Era Chief of Staff Mark Meadows From Voting Rolls Amid Fraud Probe
April 13, 2022, 11:50 PM
Former White House Chief of Staff Mark Meadows is under state investigation for possible voter fraud after he allegedly claimed that his legal residence was a mobile home in North Carolina that lacks evidence of him ever occupying the single-wide home. Moreover, Meadows did not disclose this information on his recent Virginia voter registration.
Russia's Moskva Missile Cruiser Seriously Damaged by Fire, Blast of Ammunition, Ministry Says
April 13, 2022, 11:22 PM
MOSCOW (Sputnik) - Russia's Moskva missile cruiser, the flagship of the Russian Black Sea Fleet, has been hit be heavy fire and the following detonation of ammunition, the Russian Defense Ministry said on Thursday.
Neptune Balloon Capsule Will Make Space Tourism Much Cheaper, But It Will Still Cost You
April 13, 2022, 10:38 PM
In 2021, a billionaire spent $80 million to vacation in the International Space Station, with his trip preceded by months of training and preparation. However, space tourism remains out of reach for everyone except the upper elites, but prices are coming down - even if still exorbitant.
White House: Report of AUKUS Parties Asking Japan to Join Alliance 'Inaccurate'
April 13, 2022, 10:28 PM
WASHINGTON (Sputnik) - The report that Australia, the United Kingdom and the United States (AUKUS) have informally asked Japan to join the AUKUS partnership is not accurate, White House spokesperson Jen Psaki said.
US Inflation Has Probably Peaked But Rate Hikes Must Continue - Federal Reserve Official
April 13, 2022, 10:20 PM
WASHINGTON (Sputnik) - US inflation has probably peaked with consumer prices growing 8.5% in March, but interest rate hikes will have to continue to ensure price pressure does not start raging again, Federal Reserve Governor Chris Waller said on Wednesday.
'I Don't Regret It at All': Marine Le Pen Stands by Her Recognition of Crimea as Part of Russia
April 13, 2022, 10:10 PM
The Black Sea peninsula became a Russian region in March 2014 following a referendum after a coup took place in Ukraine a month prior. More than 95% of the voters both in Crimea and in the city of Sevastopol supported reunification with Russia. Ukraine refused to recognize the results of the vote, saying that Crimea was "temporarily occupied."
South Africa to Quadruple Mozambique Deployment as SADC Converts to Peacekeeping Force
April 13, 2022, 9:21 PM
Due to neoliberal reforms triggered by International Monetary Fund (IMF) loan terms, Mozambique lacks the budget to support an armed force capable of pacifying the Islamist rebels in the north, forcing it to contract unreliable mercenaries and appeal to other nations for help, including Portugal, against which it fought a long independence war.
Is Mike Pence Eyeing Presidential Bid? Former Veep Has Trouble Reuniting Trump Voters, Prof Says
April 13, 2022, 9:12 PM
Former US Vice President Mike Pence hinted at a potential presidential run in 2024 during a 12 April speech at the University of Virginia, according to Fox News. Last month, Pence told Fox Business host Maria Bartiromo that he would not rule out tossing his hat into the ring in 2024.
Congress Youth Wing Protests at Amit Shah's Delhi Residence Over Karnataka Contractor's 'Suicide'
April 13, 2022, 8:50 PM
A contractor named Santosh Patil was found dead in a hotel in Udupi city of the Indian state of Karnataka on Tuesday. Patil had accused K.S. Eshwarappa, minister in the state government, of demanding a 40% commission from him for every project. He allegedly wrote a death note claiming Eshwarappa was “directly responsible” for his death.
Report: Wildlife Trafficking Booming on Facebook as Platform Recommends Trade Groups to Users
April 13, 2022, 8:19 PM
Despite multiple reports and studies over the years exposing the practice, illicit exotic animals are still for sale on the Facebook platform, and its parent company Meta* seems unable to rise to the challenge.
Calls for Boris Johnson to Explain Himself Intensify as He Faces Up to £10K Fine Over Partygate
April 13, 2022, 8:01 PM
Despite the UK prime minister insisting that he should not step down in order to focus on the Ukrainian crisis, calls for him to resign over his "partygate" fines continue to emerge.
China Masses Four Type 055 Cruisers as First US Carrier Group Enters Sea of Japan in Five Years
April 13, 2022, 7:42 PM
Beijing has brought together four of its largest and most advanced warships not far from where the US and Japan are engaged in drills.
US Lawmakers Inspecting Southern Border Spot Migrants Taking Selfies Against Unfinished Trump Wall
April 13, 2022, 7:02 PM
The former president's mega project, which was designed to curb the flow of illegal immigrants into the US, along with all the negative associations it has, appears now to be no more than a picturesque background for migrants to take selfies against.
Why BoJo is Likely to Brazen Partygate Out Amid Russia's Special Op in Ukraine
April 13, 2022, 6:17 PM
A snap YouGov poll has found that 57 percent of the British public want UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson to resign over "Partygate" with only 30 percent of people believing BoJo should remain in his role. Can Boris Johnson and the Tories weather this public storm?
Brooklyn Subway Shooting Suspect Arrested, Charged With Federal Terror Offense
April 13, 2022, 6:00 PM
New York Mayor Eric Adams has pledged to double the number of police officers on the city's subways after the Tuesday shooting. Officers on duty failed to stop the shooting and allowed the suspect to escape, while security cameras in the station were non-functional at the time.
Video: Justin Timberlake Snaps at Paparazzi Asking Him About Britney Spears' Pregnancy
April 13, 2022, 5:55 PM
Britney Spears announced her big news earlier this week, revealing that she and her fiance Sam Asghari are expecting a baby.
UN Warns UK Against Pairing Single Britons With Female Ukrainian Refugees
April 13, 2022, 5:48 PM
Homes for Ukraine has been launched by a charity organisation named Reset, with the project offering a scheme to match refugees from Ukraine with so-called "sponsors" in the UK who are willing to give the refugees a place to live.
MoD: Russian Forces Will Hit 'Decision-Making Centres' in Ukraine if Attacks Against Russia Continue
April 13, 2022, 4:58 PM
Earlier, the governor of the Kursk region in Russia reported several attacks at border crossings perpetrated on the Ukrainian side of the crossing. The attacks with mortars and small firearms have not yet caused any casualties, the governor said.
Tory Branch Chairman Suspended Over Nazi Fancy Dress Photo From 1980s
April 13, 2022, 4:51 PM
Colin Davis was a member of the Spelthorne Borough Council in Staines, Surrey from 2007 to 2019. He was also reportedly going to stand in Enfield in the local elections in May this year, but his picture had been removed from the association's website.
Depp v Heard: Johnny Calls Ex-Wife 'Compulsive Liar' As She Accuses Him of Sex Assault
April 13, 2022, 4:41 PM
Johnny Depp sued his ex-wife Amber Heard in 2019, accusing her of defaming him in an op-ed for The Washington Post. Although the article did not accuse Depp directly, his legal team argued it implied he was a domestic abuser - a claim they believe is “categorically and demonstrably false”.
Macron Refuses to Call Russian Special Operation in Ukraine 'Genocide' Despite Biden's Remark
April 13, 2022, 4:32 PM
The US president previously called the Russian special operation, which had been launched to stop Donbass citizens being killed by the Ukrainian military - a state of affairs that had been going on for eight years - a "genocide". POTUS later clarified that it was his personal opinion.
US Tries to Pin 'Election Meddling' Charge to Case of Russian Accused of Insider Trading, Docs Show
April 13, 2022, 4:18 PM
Russian businessman, Vladislav Klyushin, has been accused along with four others of hacking into large publicly traded US companies to gain access to earnings reports and cheat “honest investors out of millions of dollars”. Klyushin, who was extradited to the US last year and is at present in custody, rejects all the accusations.
Why Russian 'Election Interference' Yarn is Unlikely to Prevent Dems From Defeat in 2022 Midterms
April 13, 2022, 4:09 PM
The Kremlin may well increase efforts to meddle in the US' forthcoming election because of the Biden administration’s support for Ukraine, American mainstream media claim, citing anonymous intelligence sources, adding, however, there is no evidence to back these claims. What is behind the new "Russia interference" canard?
Moscow Dubs Japan A Neo-Nazi Accomplice for Dropping Ukraine's Azov Battalion From Terror List
April 13, 2022, 3:01 PM
Russia accused the Azov nationalist battalion of committing scores of war crimes in Ukraine and in the Donetsk and Lugansk People's Republics (DPR and LPR), where they have been operating since 2014.
Over 50% of Britons Think Johnson Should Resign After Partygate Fine, Poll Reveals
April 13, 2022, 2:53 PM
LONDON (Sputnik) - More than half of the British public think that UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson should resign after it was revealed that parties were held in Downing Street during the coronavirus lockdown, according to a YouGov poll.
Two Men Accused of Impersonating Justice Dept Agents & Duping Secret Service Released on Bail
April 13, 2022, 2:33 PM
Several real agents of the US Secret Service were allegedly swindled by the defendants, but according to the judge, there is no evidence they were undercover foreign operatives.
Roscosmos Chief on ESA Suspension of Joint Work on Moon: 'Good Riddance'
April 13, 2022, 2:23 PM
MOSCOW (Sputnik) - Roscosmos CEO Dmitry Rogozin said that in response to the suspension of participation in the Russian lunar program by the European Space Agency (ESA), European devices would be removed from Russian spacecraft.
Man Utd's Offer to Make Paul Pogba Premier League's Highest-Paid Player Angers Other Stars - Reports
April 13, 2022, 2:18 PM
Man United's trophy drought may have run to a fifth year but their lack of on-field success hasn't prevented them from handing out phenomenal pay packets at Old Trafford. After bringing Cristiano Ronaldo to England on an annual salary of $32.5Mln in 2021, the Red Devils are now trying to keep Paul Pogba at the club by offering him a mammoth deal.
White House Says Truck Inspections on US-Mexico Border in Texas Disrupt Supply Chains
April 13, 2022, 2:18 PM
WASHINGTON (Sputnik) – The White House considers inspections of trucks crossing the US border with Mexico in the state of Texas to be unnecessary and are causing significant disruptions to supply chains across the country, spokesperson Jen Psaki said on Wednesday.
Ousted Pakistani Prime Minister to Give Big 'Surprise' in Public Address
April 13, 2022, 2:15 PM
MOSCOW (Sputnik) - Ousted Pakistani Prime Minister and leader of the Tehreek-e-Insaf party Imran Khan will give a "surprise" during a public rally in the city of Lahore next week to prove that a puppet government is unacceptable, party spokesman Farrukh Habib said.
'Clap Your President Right Now!': Saudi Sketch Mocking Joe Biden & Kamala Harris Goes Viral
April 13, 2022, 1:56 PM
Until now, it has been rare for anyone except US comedians to openly make fun of American politicians on national television. Well, it seems that Saudi Arabia is ready to become a pioneer.
Killing of All US Leaders Won’t Avenge ‘Blood’ of Soleimani, IRGC Commander Says
April 13, 2022, 1:50 PM
General Qasem Soleimani, head of the IRGC's elite Quds force, was killed in a drone strike authorised by then-US President Donald Trump in January 2020. Iran responded by firing over a dozen missiles at two US bases in Iraq, leaving over 100 American troops with traumatic brain injuries.
Marine Le Pen Vows to Pull France Out of NATO's Integrated Military Command if Elected President
April 13, 2022, 1:21 PM
Le Pen will face Emmanuel Macron in the second round of presidential elections, due to take place on 24 April.
Self-Inflicted? UK Inflation Hits 7% Thanks to Sanctions on Russia
April 13, 2022, 1:06 PM
Britain has been one of the most zealous proponents of sanctions on Moscow, often leading the US, Canada, European Union states, Japan, Australia and New Zealand in imposing measures since Russia intervened in the eight-year conflict in Ukraine on 24 February.
Person of Interest in Brooklyn Subway Shooting Now a Suspect, NYC Mayor Says
April 13, 2022, 12:52 PM
Tuesday's shooting at a Brooklyn subway station left more than a dozen people injured, with the NYPD earlier identifying the person of interest as Frank James, offering a $50,000 reward for any information on him.
Kremlin: Persecution of Medvedchuk for His Political Views Exposes True Nature of Kiev Regime
April 13, 2022, 12:52 PM
On 12 April, Kiev reported that law enforcement had detained the leader of the party Opposition Platform — For Life, Viktor Medvedchuk, who had been accused of treason in 2021 for his pro-Russian views and repeated calls for normal relations with Moscow.
Seven People Killed, Over 100 Houses Burned in Ethnic Clash in Papua New Guinea
April 13, 2022, 12:47 PM
MOSCOW (Sputnik) - A prolonged ethnic clash in Papua New Guinea’s province of Morobe has left seven people dead and over 100 houses burned, local commander Superintendent Jacob Singura said on Wednesday.
Macron Dubbed Worst President Ever While Campaigning in Northern France
April 13, 2022, 12:29 PM
On Sunday, French President Emmanuel Macron topped the first round of the country's presidential election with 27.6% of the vote, ahead of Marine Le Pen's 23.4%, meaning that France will face a runoff on 24 April.
'Frexit'? Macron Suspects Le Pen of Plotting Scenario to Take France Out of EU
April 13, 2022, 12:06 PM
Emmanuel Macron's right-wing challenger in the presidential election, Marine Le Pen, has frequently criticised the European Union and called for more independence from the bloc.
Australian PM Likens Heckling Incident to 'Invasion' After Young Activist Calls Him 'A Disgrace'
April 13, 2022, 12:01 PM
Prime Minister Scott Morrison has called for a federal election on 21 May when the Australians will vote for members of the 151-seat lower house. The election is taking place as Australia enters its post-COVID recovery phase, with the vote being seen as a referendum on the government’s handling of the pandemic.
PM Modi, Rahul Gandhi Pay Tribute to Victims of 1919 Jallianwala Bagh Massacre
April 13, 2022, 11:44 AM
On 13 April 1919, the British Army under the command of Colonel Reginald Dyer,  opened fire on a crowd gathered at Jallianwala Bagh, in Amritsar in the Indian state of Punjab. The people had congregated for the Baisakhi festival and to protest peacefully against the arrest of two key freedom fighters -- Dr Satya Pal and Dr Saifuddin Kitchlew.
Australia, US Ask Solomon Islands to Reconsider Security Pact with China
April 13, 2022, 11:43 AM
The security pact between China and the Solomon Islands which is to be signed soon, has caused severe concerns in Washington and among its allies, resulting in a plethora of visits to Honiara by American and Australian officials this month.
Man Who Murdered British MP David Amess Sentenced to Life in Prison
April 13, 2022, 11:19 AM
The jury took just 18 minutes on Monday to find Ali Harbi Ali guilty on charges of murder and preparing acts of terrorism. The defendant refused to stand in the dock as the verdict was delivered on "religious grounds".
Book: Prince Andrew Spent Two Days in VIP California Home Binge-Watching Porn After Ferguson Split
April 13, 2022, 11:16 AM
The Duke and Duchess of York divorced in 1996 after some ten years of a rather complicated marriage.
Moscow: Ukraine's Non-Nuclear Status Stipulated by NPT, Not Budapest Memorandum
April 13, 2022, 11:07 AM
MOSCOW (Sputnik) - Ukraine is a non-nuclear country under the Treaty on the Non-Proliferation of Nuclear Weapons (NPT), and not under the Budapest Memorandum on Security Assurances, Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Oleg Syromolotov said on Wednesday.
'That's Not Football - That's Art': Fans & Pundits Go Gaga Over Luka Modric's 'Unreal' Assist
April 13, 2022, 11:01 AM
Karim Benzema may have been the architect of Real Madrid's present hot run in the UEFA Champions League, but Luka Modric has done his bit too to ensure their high standing. On Tuesday, the Croatia captain once again lifted the Spanish side out of the doldrums in their highly entertaining encounter against Chelsea.
Japan Denies Report About Invitation to Join AUKUS to Develop Hypersonic Weapons
April 13, 2022, 10:37 AM
Last Tuesday, the US, UK, and Australia, which formed a trilateral security alliance in September 2021, announced new cooperation on hypersonic weapons as well as other means of electronic warfare. The three countries are enhancing their defence cooperation which is believed to be designed to deter China in the Indo-Pacific.
Sunak Blames Boris and Carrie Johnson For £50 Partygate Fine, Friends Say
April 13, 2022, 10:35 AM
Rishi Sunak was hotly-tipped to succeed Boris Johnson as prime minister until it emerged last week that his wife Akshata Murty, daughter of Indian billionaire businessman N. R. Narayana Murthy, had potentially avoided paying tens of millions in income tax by maintaining non-domicile status.
Governor of US State of Oklahoma Signs Law Banning Most Abortions
April 13, 2022, 10:35 AM
MOSCOW (Sputnik) - The governor of the US state of Oklahoma, Kevin Stitt, has signed a law that makes an abortion procedure a felony, except in special cases when a mother's life is at risk.
Delhi Calls to Combat 'Illegal Fishing' in Indian Ocean Amid Concerns Over China's Actions
April 13, 2022, 10:26 AM
Beijing says it has been "clamping down" on illegal fishing by Chinese fishing vessels around the world. Chinese Foreign Affairs spokesman Hua Chunying said last year that Beijing had adopted a "zero-tolerance" policy towards "law-breaking" activities of the distant water fishing (DWF) fleet.
Russian Helicopters Destroy Ukrainian 'Buk' Missile System - Video
April 13, 2022, 10:24 AM
The Russian Defence Ministry earlier reported that the nation's forces taking part in Moscow's special military operation had destroyed a Ukrainian Buk-M1 (NATO reporting name "Gadfly") air defence system deployed near the village Novomikhailovka on the fringes of the territory controlled by the Donetsk People's Republic (DPR).
Joe Biden Ridiculed Online After Bird Apparently Poops on Him During Iowa Speech
April 13, 2022, 10:17 AM
There have been a few misfortunes during Joe Biden's public speeches, but nature itself has never intervened...until now.
Finland, Sweden to Make Up Their Minds About Joining NATO Within Weeks or Months
April 13, 2022, 10:14 AM
The heads of the Swedish and Finnish governments are meeting on 13 April to discuss changes to the European security landscape. According to Prime Minister of Finland Sanna Marin, the sides will also discuss the prospects for the two countries joining NATO.
Watch Russian Artillery Obliterate Ukrainian Howitzers Amid Moscow's Special Op
April 13, 2022, 10:05 AM
On Wednesday, Russian Defence Ministry spokesman Igor Konashenkov said that a total of 46 Ukrainian military infrastructure objects had been destroyed over the past 24 hours amid Moscow's ongoing special operation in Ukraine.
Elon Musk Sued by Twitter Shareholder for Not Disclosing Stake on Time
April 13, 2022, 9:55 AM
WASHINGTON (Sputnik) - Twitter shareholder Marc Bain Rasella has filed a lawsuit against US billionaire Elon Musk for not disclosing his stake in the company by the official deadline and thus purchasing shares at a lower price causing harm to other Twitter investors.
Moscow: Ukrainian Forces Record Videos of Torturing Russian POWs to Incite Fear
April 13, 2022, 9:52 AM
MOSCOW (Sputnik) - The Ukrainian military is using footage of Russian prisoners of war (POWs) being tortured to instigate fear, Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Oleg Syromolotov told Sputnik.
New US Military Aid Package to Ukraine May Include Humvee Armoured Vehicles, Reports Suggest
April 13, 2022, 9:41 AM
MOSCOW (Sputnik) - The United States Department of Defence is considering sending  Humvee armoured vehicles to Ukraine alongside other sophisticated military equipment as part of a new aid package worth $750 million, The Washington Post reported on Wednesday, citing government sources.
'I'll Keep You Posted': Mike Pence Plays Coy About Potential 2024 Presidential Bid
April 13, 2022, 9:38 AM
Although Mike Pence previously hinted that he might run for the US presidency in 2024, he is yet to officially confirm his election plans. Former US President Donald Trump has repeatedly criticised Pence after the latter refused to block congressional certification of the results of the 2020 presidential election in America.
Russian Users Demand $725,000 From Netflix for Leaving Market, Law Firm Says
April 13, 2022, 9:29 AM
MOSCOW (Sputnik) - The defence team for Netflix users in Russia has filed a class action lawsuit against the streaming service demanding compensation of 60 million rubles (about $725,000) for violation of their rights after the company abruptly quit the country, the press service of the law firm Chernyshev, Lukoyanov, and Partners told Sputnik.
Russian Army Discovers Hidden Archives of Ukrainian Security Forces in Kherson - Photos
April 13, 2022, 9:26 AM
KHERSON, Ukraine (Sputnik) - Russian forces have found a hidden archive containing the personal files and medical records of Ukrainian security and police agencies at the Kherson Children's Regional Hospital in southern Ukraine, but the entire list of documents found will be kept confidential due to an ongoing investigation.
Japan Faces Hike in Palladium Prices for Dentistry Amid Anti-Russian Sanctions, Reports Suggest
April 13, 2022, 9:06 AM
MOSCOW (Sputnik) - The Japanese Health Ministry is taking measures in response to surging prices of palladium widely used by dental clinics due to sanctions on Russian imports, Japanese media reported on Wednesday.
US and Japan Conducting Exercises With Nuclear Aircraft Carrier in Sea of ​​Japan, Reports Say
April 13, 2022, 8:58 AM
TOKYO (Sputnik) - The US nuclear-powered aircraft carrier Abraham Lincoln is conducting joint exercises with the Japan self-defence forces in the Sea of ​​Japan with a view to contain North Korea, the Japanese news agency Kyodo reported on Wednesday.
Will Israel Avert Sixth COVID-19 Wave as Passover Festivities Loom?
April 13, 2022, 8:44 AM
COVID-19 has not been in the media spotlight in Israel of late, as the news has been dominated by Russia's special military operation in Ukraine, a wave of terror attacks, and political turmoil in the Israeli government.
Pakistan's Failing Economy to Likely Worsen Political Crisis
April 13, 2022, 8:35 AM
MOSCOW (Sputnik) - Pakistan's political crisis will continue to deepen despite the removal of Imran Khan as prime minister because the country still has to overcome massive economic hardships and curb inflation, politicians and experts from Pakistan told Sputnik.
Up to 500 Ex-Afghan Soldiers and Officials Killed, Kidnapped by Taliban Since August, Reports Say
April 13, 2022, 7:57 AM
MOSCOW (Sputnik) - After seizing power in Afghanistan, the Taliban* has murdered or kidnapped about 500 former Afghan officials, military personnel, and those believed to have collaborated with the United States, according to an investigation by The New York Times.
'They Compared It to a Swastika': Sweden Cancels Support Concert for Ukraine Over Russian Balalaika
April 13, 2022, 7:12 AM
Russia's special operation to demilitarise Ukraine has sparked numerous political bans, heavy economic sanctions, and cultural boycotts. However, the anti-Russian sentiments sometimes yields comical results, such as music bands being cancelled over "Russian" instruments such as the balalaika.
Some 1,026 Ukrainian Marines, Including 162 Officers Surrender in Mariupol, Russian MoD Says
April 13, 2022, 7:09 AM
According to the Defence Ministry, at least 151 injured troops among those who surrendered received primary medical care on the spot, after which they were all taken to the Mariupol city hospital for treatment.
UK Offers Sweden Increased Military Presence
April 13, 2022, 7:05 AM
According to security policy expert Robert Dalsjö of the Swedish Defence Research Agency, a permanent presence on a rotary basis would strengthen Swedish security, but would be difficult to sell politically to the NATO-sceptical public.
Number of COVID-19 Cases Worldwide Exceeds 500 Million, Johns Hopkins University Says
April 13, 2022, 7:04 AM
MOSCOW, April 13 (Sputnik) - The number of COVID-19 cases confirmed worldwide has surpassed 500 million, while the global death toll stands at over 6 million, according to the latest data provided by Johns Hopkins University.
NYPD Releases Photo of Person of Interest in Brooklyn Shooting
April 13, 2022, 6:58 AM
The police have previously recovered 9mm semi automatic handgun, extended magazine, a hatchet, and some gasoline from the scene of the shooting attack.
Real Madrid Boss Carlo Ancelotti is 'Proud' of His Team's Stunning UCL Comeback Against Chelsea
April 13, 2022, 6:49 AM
Real Madrid is the most successful team in the history of the UEFA Champions League, having won the European tournament a record 13 times. In fact, the Los Blancos are the only club to have won the continent's top honour for three straight years, having done so from 2016 to 2018.

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