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NASA replaces first ISS-bound African American astronaut Jeanette Epps with a white Serena Aunon-Chancellor

January 20, 2018 5:09 am
NASA replaces first ISS-bound African American astronaut Jeanette Epps with a white Serena Aunon-Chancellor

NASA astronaut Jeanette Epps NASA has removed astronaut Jeanette Epps, who would have been the first African-American long-term crew member of the International Space Station (ISS), from her scheduled mission to the habitable artificial satellite just months before launch, replacing her with a white female astronaut. Forty-seven-year-old Epps earned a […]

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Russian President Vladimir Putin calls on Eurasian Economic Union to go digital to expedite growth

January 19, 2018 2:11 am
Russian President Vladimir Putin calls on Eurasian Economic Union to go digital to expedite growth

Russia’s President Vladimir Putin has called on the member states of the Eurasian Economic Union (EEU) to work over the development of digital economy to help expedite the Union’s growth. Russian President Vladimir Putin has called for the development of the whole digital economy of the Eurasian Economic Union (EEU) […]

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US transgender whistleblower Chelsea Manning officially files to run for Senate

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US transgender whistleblower Chelsea Manning officially files to run for Senate

Transgender former US soldier Chelsea Manning (AFP photo) American whistleblower Chelsea Manning has officially registered as a candidate in the 2018 US Senate race for the state of Maryland. The 30-year-old transgender woman filed to run for the Senate and will seek a Democratic nomination, according to data published by […]

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Parents beat, starved 13 siblings in California

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Parents beat, starved 13 siblings in California

David Turpin (R) and Louise Turpin (L) appear in court for their arraignment in Riverside, California, US, January 18, 2018. (Photo by Reuters) The 13 children imprisoned for years by their parents in their squalid California home were beaten, shackled, starved and even taunted with food that they were forbidden […]

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Spain rules out possibility of Carles Puigdemont becoming Catalonia president again

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Spain rules out possibility of Carles Puigdemont becoming Catalonia president again

Spanish Minister of Education, Culture and Sports and Government spokesperson Inigo Mendez de Vigo makes a statement on the situation in Catalonia at the Spanish Congress in Madrid, October 19, 2017. (Photo by AFP) Spain has ruled out the possibility of Catalonia’s former leader Carles Puigdemont becoming the Spanish region’s […]

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US plans to move embassy to Jerusalem al-Quds by 2019

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US plans to move embassy to Jerusalem al-Quds by 2019

A picture taken from the Mount of Olives shows on January 19, 2018, shows Jerusalem al-Quds and the Dome of the Rock (C) during a stormy day. (Photo by AFP) US media have reported that Washington is accelerating efforts to relocate the US embassy in Israel from Tel Aviv to […]

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Sexual abuse rife at United Nations offices, staffers claim

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Sexual abuse rife at United Nations offices, staffers claim

A file photo of the United Nations General Assembly at the UN Headquarters in New York, on September 23, 2017 (by AFP) Sexual harassment is widespread and there is a culture of impunity for the perpetrators at United Nations offices around the world, staffers at the world body have reportedly […]

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French police clash with striking prison guards

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French police clash with striking prison guards

French police (R) stand near prison guards and burning wooden pallets as the guards block access to Vendin-le-Vieil prison to demand tighter security, January 16, 2018. (Photo by AFP) French police fired tear gas to break up a picket line of striking prison guards outside Europe’s biggest prison on Friday […]

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US government faces shutdown over spending bill

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US government faces shutdown over spending bill

This file photo shows the US Capitol in Washington, DC. Hundreds of thousands of government employees could be sent home if the US government shuts down at midnight on January 19, 2018. (Photo by AFP) Legislation to stave off an imminent US government shutdown encountered obstacles in Congress after the […]

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Zimbabwe ruling party fires 11 parliament members allied to ex-president Robert Mugabe

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Zimbabwe ruling party fires 11 parliament members allied to ex-president Robert Mugabe

Zimbabwean senators and members of parliament react after the resignation of then-president Robert Mugabe, in Harare, Zimbabwe, on November 21, 2017. (Photo by AFP) Zimbabwe’s ruling ZANU-PF Party has fired from parliament 11 allies of former leader Robert Mugabe, as President Emmerson Mnangagwa reportedly continues a purge of officials that […]

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US reneges on pledge to pay $45 million for Palestinian refugees

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US reneges on pledge to pay $45 million for Palestinian refugees

A Palestinian man walks past the building of the UNRWA headquarters in Gaza City on January 8, 2018. (AFP photo) The United States has reneged on a pledge to contribute $45 million to a United Nations agency tasked with providing services for Palestinian refugees, adding to cutbacks announced earlier this […]

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US lawmakers table bill meant to ‘tighten’ terms of Iran nuclear deal

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US lawmakers table bill meant to ‘tighten’ terms of Iran nuclear deal

A view of House of Representatives building at US Capitol US lawmakers have put forward a bill at the House of Representatives, seeking to “tighten” the term of a 2015 multinational nuclear deal with Iran, despite international warnings for Washington to stop attempts to undermine the accord. The so-called “Iran Freedom Policy […]

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Moscow says the United States leaking Russian diplomats’ bank data

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Moscow says the United States leaking Russian diplomats’ bank data

A view taken on November 23, 2017 shows the main building of the Russian Foreign Ministry in Moscow. (Photo by AFP) Russia says the United States has been leaking to the media the confidential financial data of the Russian diplomats based in America, thereby violating their privacy and diplomatic immunity. […]

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Ukraine seeks ‘new war’ by calling Russia aggressor: Kremlin

January 18, 2018 1:34 am
Ukraine seeks ‘new war’ by calling Russia aggressor: Kremlin

Ukrainian gunners fire from the artillery guns during a military drill on the shooting range not far from the small city of Divychky, some 80 kilometers from the capital Kiev, on October 26, 2017. (Photo by AFP) Russia has accused Ukraine of preparing for a new war after Ukrainian legislators […]

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United Arab Emirates files formal complaint with UN over Qatar’s alleged flight ‘interceptions’

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United Arab Emirates files formal complaint with UN over Qatar’s alleged flight ‘interceptions’

An Emirati passenger plane (File photo) The United Arab Emirates says it has lodged a formal complaint with the UN over Qatar’s purported “interception” of two Bahrain-bound Emirati passenger planes earlier this week. According to a report by the UAE’s official news agency, WAM, on Thursday, the complaints were filed […]

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