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Italian powerboat champion dies in tragic attempt to beat offshore speed record

Italian powerboat racing legend Fabio Buzzi and two crew members were tragically killed in Venice while attempting to break an offshore speed record. Read Full Article at

Area 51 has ‘secrets that deserve to be protected,’ US Air Force top brass warns ‘stormers’

Chief of Staff General David Goldfein has ominously insisted that the Air Force is taking the viral ‘Storm Area 51, They Can’t Stop All Of Us’ event “very seriously” as the US has “secrets [that] deserve to be protected.” Read Full Article at RT

Court releases Moscow protester accused of throwing plastic bottle at police

A young man, who was accused of attempted violence against a police officer during unauthorized protests in Moscow on July 27, has been released from custody after the prosecutor said the case required additional investigation. Read Full Article at

Saudi Arabia accuses Iran of sponsoring oil-plant attack, says it ‘couldn’t have originated in Yemen’

Saudi Arabia has claimed that Iran was behind attacks on its oil treatment facilities, presenting wreckage of drones and missiles as ‘definitive proof’ of Tehran’s involvement. Read Full Article at

Germany extends Saudi Arabia arms export embargo passed after Khashoggi murder

The German government will extend a ban on weapon sales to Saudi Arabia by another six months, initially implemented following the murder of journalist Jamal Khashoggi last October. Read Full Article at

Master v Apprentice: Ronaldo and Joao Felix go head-to-head in Champions League showdown

Cristiano Ronaldo goes head-to-head with his potential successor in Wednesday's Champions League action as Joao Felix and Atletico Madrid welcome Juventus to the Spanish capital. Read Full Article at

Trump to ‘substantially increase’ sanctions on Iran, amid calls for war

Donald Trump has instructed the Treasury Department to “substantially increase,” sanctions on Iran. The move comes in response to Iran’s alleged attacks on Saudi oil fields, and as the president’s confidants advocate war. Read Full Article at

Trump names new national security advisor to replace Bolton

President Donald Trump has named Robert C. O’Brien - a hostage affairs envoy he sent to Sweden to try and negotiate the release of jailed rapper A$AP Rocky this summer - as his new National Security Advisor Read Full Article at

India to boost crude imports from Russia after Saudi oil attacks

The world’s third-largest oil consumer, India, is seeking to increase oil imports from Russia following drone attacks on Saudi Arabia’s oil facilities.The kingdom is the second biggest supplier of crude to India after Iraq. Read Full Article at

Khabib ‘80% certain’ next fight will be in Russia as UFC champ eyes record-smashing home crowd

UFC lightweight champion Khabib Nurmagomedov says he is “80 percent” sure that his next title defense will take place in his Russian homeland, with two venues in mind that would potentially smash crowd records for the promotion. Read Full Article at

'I admit I'm an Instagram addict': Russian world swimming champion opens up on social media life (PHOTOS)

Russian synchronized swimmer Varvara Subbotina says her social media addiction is so strong she “gets shaky” when she’s without her mobile phone – adding that one coach urged her to be “more modest” with the images she shares. Read Full Article a

Man has extremely rare ‘devil’s horn’ surgically removed in India (PHOTOS)

Surgeons have finally removed a four-inch ‘devil’s horn’ from a 74-year-old Indian farmer who had been asking a local barber and his brother to trim the growth for years. Read Full Article at

NASA’s Juno probe captures stunning eclipse on Jupiter (PHOTOS)

NASA’s Juno spacecraft captured a truly awe-inspiring shot of a partial solar eclipse on Jupiter, capping off its 22nd close flyby of the enormous planet in sensational style. Read Full Article at

Over 160 N. Korean crewmembers from poaching vessels detained in Sea of Japan – FSB

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‘Flagrant injustice’: Prominent Russians stand up for jailed actor Pavel Ustinov

Russian celebrities, media bosses, Orthodox priests and a ruling party figure have demanded justice for actor Pavel Ustinov, who was jailed for allegedly attacking a cop during Moscow rallies last month. Read Full Article at

Home comforts: Octagon return for rising Russian UFC star Zabit switched to Moscow

Zabit Magomedsharipov, one of the most highly-touted prospects in the UFC's 145lb division, will now meet Calvin Kattar in Moscow after their initial bout was delayed due to an infection suffered by the Russian. Read Full Article at

‘Insult to British people’: Ex-UK PM Cameron’s claim that Britain needed ‘more’ austerity, blasted by Galloway

Former Tory PM David Cameron’s claim that his government should have inflicted a harder and faster form of austerity on British people is an “insult,” according to George Galloway, who insists harsh policies resulted in Brexit. Read Full Article at RT.c

Russia’s largest social media platform VKontakte takes on Tinder with new ‘video speed dating’ app

Russia’s most popular social media network has unveiled a new dating app, invading Tinder’s turf. Finding that special (or not-so-special) someone is now just a quick video chat away. Read Full Article at

Ronaldo aiming for as many as EIGHT Ballon d’Or titles to end Messi debate once and for all

Cristiano Ronaldo has set his sights on winning as many as three more Ballon d’Or accolades to prove that he is better than longtime rival Lionel Messi. Read Full Article at

Former Rangers & Zenit star Fernando Ricksen dies aged 43 after battle with motor neurone disease

Former Glasgow Rangers and Zenit St. Petersburg player Fernando Ricksen has died at the age of 43 following a battle with motor neurone disease, the Scottish club has announced. Read Full Article at

Up in smoke: India to ban e-cigarettes but not tobacco

The Indian Parliament has passed legislation to ban both the production and import of e-cigarettes in the country, though an executive order will be required to bring the prohibition into effect. Read Full Article at

WATCH: Biker plunges off 70ft cliff in horror crash… but somehow survives

Texas man Rick Hogge miraculously survived a terrifying crash after plummeting from a 70ft cliff while riding his motorcycle along a rocky road in Colorado. Read Full Article at


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Huawei to invest $1.5bn in its developer program

The Chinese tech company Huawei said on Wednesday that it will offer more than $1 billion in investment over the next five years to attract global developers. Read Full Article at

Less Hulk, more Mrs Doubtfire: Verhofstadt blasts BoJo over Brexit strategy

A beleaguered and Brexit-weary Guy Verhofstadt is apparently at his wit’s end negotiating with the UK, suggesting that British Prime Minister Boris Johnson forget the ‘Hulk’ persona and be more like Mrs Doubtfire. Read Full Article at

Risk of no-deal Brexit ‘very real’ but would be UK government’s ‘choice’ – EU’s Juncker

European Commission (EC) President Jean-Claude Juncker has warned that there is a “palpable” risk of Britain crashing out of the EU without a deal and if that were to happen, it would be the UK government’s choice, not Brussels’. Read Full Article at

Virtual crimes, worldly laws: Russian lawyers mull penalties for stealing game accounts & digital items

Hackers and online scammers should think twice before stealing ‘World of Tanks’ armor or ‘Dota 2’ characters from careless gamers – Russian lawyers are readying a heavy-handed crackdown on the practice. Read Full Article at

Online shoplifters beware! Russian lawyers consider penalties for stealing game accounts & items Hackers and online scammers shoul

Hackers and online scammers should think twice before stealing ‘World of Tanks’ armor or ‘Dota 2’ characters from careless gamers – Russian lawyers are readying a heavy-handed crackdown on the practice. Read Full Article at

Saudi oil outage impact following attacks on refineries not as bad as predicted

The attacks on Saudi oil facilities that led to the largest ever disruption in oil markets might not last for several months, and therefore, additional supply from the Strategic Petroleum Reserve isn’t necessary. Read Full Article at

No Apple Store nearby? Computer hardware STOLEN from India’s first indigenous aircraft carrier

When it comes to computer heists, you might expect criminals to target their local electronics store. But in India, an enterprising thief (or group of crooks) managed to swipe hardware from… an aircraft carrier. Read Full Article at

WATCH NATO jets shadowing Russian nuke-capable bomber over Baltic Sea

Russian airmen have filmed a swarm of Belgian, Danish, Polish and Swedish fighter jets flanking a Tu-160 Blackjack bomber and its escort while on routine patrol over the Baltic Sea. Read Full Article at

Saudi Arabia joins US-led naval patrols in Strait of Hormuz

Riyadh has enlisted in a US-led coalition aimed at protecting merchant ships as they travel through the Strait of Hormuz. The waterway has become a hotspot amid rising tensions with Iran. Read Full Article at

Cristiano Ronaldo says greatest goal he's ever scored doesn't beat sex with girlfriend Georgina Rodriguez

Even a man as obsessed with goals as Cristiano Ronaldo says the best one he has ever scored still can't beat sex with girlfriend Georgina Rodriguez. Read Full Article at

Big Brother is watching you (from afar): US spies seek long-range facial recognition capabilities

US intelligence agencies are looking to enhance their facial recognition capabilities with technology that can identify people from hundreds of meters away, potentially transforming drones into biometrically accurate spy cameras. Read Full Article at

US lawsuit against Snowden is a warning to other whistleblowers to keep their mouths shut, says fellow whistleblower

The US government is suing NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden for his memoir profits not just to punish him, but also to intimidate others into staying silent, CIA whistleblower John Kiriakou tells RT. Read Full Article at

Man plows car into lobby of Trump building in upstate New York, then sits quietly on couch (VIDEOS)

A man drove his car into the lobby of Trump Plaza in New Rochelle, New York, injuring several people, then got out and sat on a couch amidst the shattered glass as if nothing had happened. Read Full Article at

Cycle of panic & death: Humankind totally not ready for global pandemic, emergency preparedness group warns

A sudden lethal pandemic could wipe out tens of millions of people, destroy the world’s economies, and leave humanity in chaos, according to a new report from an emergency preparedness body that isn’t alarmist in the slightest. Read Full Article at

Facebook will bankroll an ‘independent supreme court’ to moderate your content & set censorship precedents

Facebook has unveiled the charter for its ‘supreme court,’ a supposedly independent content moderation board that will take money from, and be appointed by, Facebook itself – while making binding decisions. What could go wrong? Read Full Article at RT.c

‘Israel at historic juncture’: Netanyahu refuses to concede as Gantz claims ‘mission accomplished’

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu vowed to fight on even as exit polls showing him tied or lagging behind his main opposition rival, with a slim chance of assembling a coalition needed for a fifth term. Read Full Article at

‘Not a House party’: Ex-Trump aide Lewandowski hearing turns into impeachment circus

Seeking to impeach President Donald Trump, the House Judiciary Committee summoned his former campaign manager Corey Lewandowski for a hearing that devolved into a trolling and shouting match. Here are some of the craziest moments. Read Full Article at
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