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December 31, 2019
From Blackjack bomber to 'Soviet Concorde': Legendary Russian planes left behind by Tupolev's late chief designer

Built to keep up pace with the US and boost the USSR's booming airlines, his planes were a true engineering marvel of the time. We recall the most iconic jets...

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December 31, 2019
‘He’s going to be something special’: Roger Federer tips Russian youngster Andrey Rublev as the one to watch in 2020

As seals of approval go, they don't come much better than from Roger Federer. That's what Russian youngster Andrey Rublev received as the Swiss tennis icon backed him for big...

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December 31, 2019
'What a herro!' Real Madrid goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois saves NBA star Tyler Herro from courtside smash (VIDEO)

Thibaut Courtois put his world famous reflexes to good use when he came to the aid of Miami Heat's teenage shooting guard Tyler Herro during his side's game with the...

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December 31, 2019
Boeing to pay compensation to Turkish Airlines over 737 MAX grounding

One of Boeing's biggest customers, Turkish Airlines, announced on Tuesday it has reached an agreement with the US aviation giant on compensation for losses caused by grounded and undelivered 737...

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December 31, 2019
Iraqi protesters furious over air strikes break into US embassy compound in Baghdad – AP

Dozens of protesters furious over airstrikes that targeted Hezbollah positions have forced their way into the US embassy compound in Baghdad. Tear gas and sounds of gunfire were reported at...

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December 31, 2019
US envoy reportedly evacuated as Baghdad protesters attempt to storm embassy amid fury over air strikes (PHOTOS/VIDEOS)

Thousands of protesters, angry over recent airstrikes targeting Hezbollah, have marched on the US embassy in Baghdad, reportedly forcing the US envoy to flee the diplomatic compound. Protesters were seen...

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December 31, 2019
Gearing up for APOCALYPSE & wolf as best buddy: WATCH RTD’s most popular documentaries of 2019

Wrapping up a turbulent 2019, RT Documentary has picked its 10 most watched films of the outgoing year, including a look into the world of people who think the end...

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December 31, 2019
China launches probe into mysterious viral pneumonia amid rumors of SARS 2.0

Dozens of patients have been quarantined and several hospitals put on alert in central China amid an outbreak of a viral pneumonia of unknown origin. There have been a total...

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December 31, 2019
Fallen Nissan boss Carlos Ghosn makes improbable 'escape' from Japan

The former head of Nissan-Renault alliance Carlos Ghosn has fled Japan, where he had been held for more than a year and was set to face trial on criminal charges....

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December 31, 2019
Huawei says ‘survival’ is its ‘first priority’ for 2020 amid mounting pressure from Washington

Chinese telecommunications giant Huawei announced it has been hit hard by US sanctions, but managed to continue its global rise and is seeking an alternative to Google Media Services following...

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December 31, 2019
Only US govt-friendly apps allowed? Army bans soldiers from using TikTok over alleged Chinese 'cyber threat'

The US Army has banned personnel from using Chinese social media app TikTok, signaling that its soldiers should stick to platforms that march exclusively to Washington's tune. An army spokeswoman...

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December 31, 2019
Imran Khan promises COMPLETE PROTECTION for trans people in Muslim-majority Pakistan

At the risk of stirring a massive backlash from devout fundamentalists, Pakistani PM Imran Khan has promised to protect transgender people and incorporate them into local welfare programs. The Pakistani...

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December 31, 2019
Blessed by 'the algorithm'? Indian singer puzzles over how he made it on Obama’s best songs of 2019 list

Succeeding in the music industry is no easy task, but one talented Indian singer may be on the path to international fame after securing a spot on Barack Obama's best...

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December 31, 2019
UN envoy says UK ‘contributed’ to Assange’s torture, urges British govt to release him immediately

UN Special Rapporteur on Torture Nils Melzer has published a letter to the UK government, asking it to end the detention of Julian Assange, warning that his health may soon...

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December 31, 2019
BJP opens inquiry into 940+ infant deaths at hospital after Congress-run state govt says it’s ‘nothing new’

India's ruling BJP has sent a fact-finding team to probe a series of mysterious infant deaths at a hospital in the state of Rajasthan, where nearly 100 babies died this...

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December 31, 2019
‘Utterly surreal’: Thousands trapped on Australian beach by massive fire, turning skies RED & raining embers (PHOTOS, VIDEO)

A raging brush fire has trapped up to 4,000 people on a beach at a popular tourist resort in Australia, turning what many hoped would be a sunny holiday into...

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December 31, 2019
‘We have full confidence in Modi’s govt’: Huawei thanks New Delhi after it gets cleared for 5G trials

India has given Chinese telecommunications giant Huawei the green light to try its hand in the country's first 5G field trials set for the coming year. Blacklisted in the US,...

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December 31, 2019
‘I’m slowly dying here’: ‘Sedated’ Assange tells friend during Christmas Eve call from UK prison as health concerns mount

Julian Assange sounded like a shell of the man he once was during a Christmas Eve phone call, British journalist Vaughan Smith told RT, noting the WikiLeaks founder had trouble...

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December 31, 2019
Embassy row: US & Germany jump into spat over WWII outbreak between Russia and Poland

The dispute between Warsaw and Moscow over what started the Second World War – yes, really – has now expanded to Poland's allies, as first the US and then German...

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December 30, 2019
All West Virginia prison guard trainees pictured giving NAZI salute on viral photo SACKED after review

Three staff members and all of the West Virginia corrections cadets that posed for a photo making a hand gesture resembling a Nazi salute, have been sacked, after an inquiry...

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December 30, 2019
An American story: Texas church shooter was stopped by 'good guy' gun safety instructor

The man who shot up a Texas church on Sunday, killing two, was a homeless felon with a long rap sheet. The hero who downed him with a single shot...

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December 30, 2019
Russia & Ukraine strike last-minute gas transit deal to avoid stoppage of energy supplies to Europe

Russian and Ukrainian state energy majors Gazprom and Naftogaz have reached a breakthrough agreement to continue the transit of Russian natural gas to European countries using the Ukrainian pipeline network....

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December 30, 2019
Low-emission loving: Singles use Greta Thunberg's activism to find love on dating apps

Online dating is a fine art, and these days it's not your gym selfie, your charming dog picture, or your ‘wanderlust' that'll seal the deal with potential partners. It's your...

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December 30, 2019
‘Cylinder explosion’ shakes homes in NE London as residents suspect ‘sonic boom’ from aircraft

Londoners were stopped in their tracks by the sound of a huge blast described as similar to a 'sonic boom' from aircraft passing overhead, but which Met Police confirmed was...

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December 30, 2019
Cancer patient dies after being set on FIRE during operation in Romania

A woman suffering from pancreatic cancer has died after being set on fire while undergoing surgery at a hospital in Romania. The 66-year-old woman died on Sunday after surgeons at...

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December 30, 2019
Trump tied with Obama for ‘most admired man’ of the year

Despite years of ‘Russiagate' accusations and an ongoing impeachment drive against him, President Donald Trump has tied with former President Barack Obama as America's most admired man of 2019, according...

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December 30, 2019
Joe Biden tells rally he wants fossil fuel executives to go to jail in bizarre rant - too bad his son is one

Democratic presidential hopeful Joe Biden wants fossil fuel execs to go directly to jail if they resist his climate policies, he told a rally. Does that include his son Hunter,...

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December 30, 2019
Madrid expels 3 Bolivian diplomats to reciprocate removal of Spanish officials by La Paz

Spain has responded to the expulsion of two Spanish diplomats and four police officers by Bolivia's interim government by kicking out three Bolivian diplomats in return, its foreign ministry said...

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December 30, 2019
Brand new $850 million cruise ship MSC Grandiosa crashes into pier in Italy (VIDEOS, PHOTOS)

The brand new MSC Grandiosa, one of the world's biggest cruise ships, crashed into a pier in Palermo, Italy, as it attempted to dock on Monday morning. The luxury liner,...

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