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  • "This is me yesterday doing laundry and separating clothes… I haven't shared my voice in an extremely long time… maybe too long," popstar Britney Spears wrote in the caption of her Instagram post.The 40-year-old pop star shared a video of her singing a cover of her own song, “...Baby One More ...

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  • After Joe Biden took office in 2021, he decided to re-examine his country's ties to Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates over alleged human rights abuses. In particular, his administration hampered the sale of arms to the two nations and removed Houthis fighting the Saudi-led coalition in ...

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  • The Russian military and their Donetsk and Lugansk People's Republic allies began a large-scale military operation aimed at demilitarising Ukraine last Thursday. The operation began after weeks of escalating shelling, mortar, sniper and sabotage attacks by the Ukrainian armed forces and ...

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  • The deterioration in relations between Moscow and the West came after Russia's recognition of the independence of the Donetsk and Lugansk People's Republics and the launch at their request of the Russian special military operation in Ukraine to carry out the "demilitarization" and "denazification" ...

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  • Earlier, the UK announced sanctions measures aimed at "imposing severe consequences on Russian President Vladimir Putin and the Russian economy" over Moscow's special operation in Donbass to defend the Donetsk and Lugansk People's republics (DPR and LPR).The UK government has announced it intends ...

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  • Russian President Vladimir Putin met with Russian industry leaders on Thursday afternoon, saying that the government and Russian companies had both prepared for the eventuality of sanctions.US President Joe Biden on Thursday announced a slew of new sanctions that would "impose severe costs on the ...

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  • On Wednesday, the Russian Foreign Ministry pledged a strong response to US sanctions against Russia, something that the ministry said would be "painful" for Washington.US President Joe Biden has said that the G7 and other American allies will impose "severe sanction" on Russia.Biden said that in a ...

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  • A new AI medical program developed by a team of researchers at the University of Bonn called GestaltMatcher can spot rare genetic diseases with a single picture. The technology will help clinicians quickly diagnose ailments and help in the discovery of new genetic disorders, according to the ...

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  • Prince Charles tested positive for coronavirus on Thursday, for the second time after getting infected back in March 2020. Queen Elizabeth II is being monitored after coming into contact with Prince Charles, who tested positive for COVID-19 earlier on Thursday, according to People magazine, citing ...

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  • Earlier this week, UK media outlets claimed that more than 100 Conservative MPs will be ready to turn against Prime Minister Boris Johnson if a no-confidence vote against him is triggered. The PM is under pressure to resign over the "partygate" scandal related to alleged COVID rule-breaking parties ...

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  • Mini-Neptunes are a commonly seen type of exoplanet that orbit close to their stars. Like our Solar System's Neptune, they are mostly composed of hydrogen and helium but have a denser atmosphere. Astrophysicists from the California Institute of Technology have discovered two mini-Neptune planets ...

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  • The English biologist has been widely seen as one of the most influential figures in human history due to his work on evolution, in which Darwin suggested that all species of life descended from common ancestors and evolved by natural selection. Charles Darwin's theory of evolution is considered a ...

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  • Earlier this week, Serbia's state prosecutors argued that the COVID-19 tests submitted to Australian officials by professional tennis player Novak Djokovic in December were legitimate and valid. The assertion pushed back against reports from outlets, including Der Spiegel and the BBC, which ...

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  • Earlier this month, World No. 1 tennis player Novak Djokovic, dubbed “the world's most famous anti-vaxxer”, was barred from the Australian Open and deported from the country over his vaccination status. Swedish football star Zlatan Ibrahimovic has called compulsory vaccination ...

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  • The successful surgery apparently means that now there is a ray of hope for an estimated five million people across the globe who have sight loss caused by age-related macular degeneration, or AMD. A 2-mm-wide microchip has been successfully inserted by surgeons under the retina of an 88-year-old ...

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  • EU foreign policy chief Josep Borrell and US Secretary of State Antony Blinken agreed on Saturday to coordinate closely with regard to what the EU's external action service called Russian attempts to redefine security arrangements in Europe. The officials briefed each other on their latest ...

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  • The 45th president continues to criticise the Biden administration over its purported inability to deal with an influx of illegal immigrants and foreign policy failures regarding Russia and China. According to former US President Donald Trump, the toughest country he dealt with during his term in ...

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  • A new study published in scientific journal Nature has pushed back the date of the oldest human fossils from East Africa by close to 40,000 years. The fossils, first discovered in Ethiopia at the Omo Kibish site in 1967, were determined in 2005 to be at least 195,000 years old. The fossils, known ...

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  • World number one tennis player Novak Djokovic had been denied entry to Australia after landing in Melbourne last week to play in the Australian Open over visa issues. A federal district court in Melbourne overturned on Monday the Australian government's decision to revoke the visa of tennis star ...

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  • Russia and the United States are set to hold talks on strategic stability in Geneva, Switzerland on 10 January, followed by a meeting of the NATO-Russia Council in Brussels on 12 January and consultations within the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE) in Vienna on 13 ...

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  • Over 3,000 people have been detained in Kazakhstan in connection with riots, 26 armed rioters have been killed, and 18 injured in clashes with the security forces, the state-run broadcaster Khabar 24 reported on Friday, citing a source in the Interior Ministry. Kazakh President Kassym-Jomart ...

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  • The call comes amid a public uproar caused by last week's news that former UK Prime Minister Tony Blair had been knighted by the Queen in the New Year Honours List. An online petition to block Blair's knighthood has already topped 700,000 signatures. A group of UK mothers, who lost their soldier ...

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  • Citing law enforcement sources, TMZ reported on Friday that Betty White, 99, passed away at her home earlier that day. White, real name Betty Marion White Ludden, died just weeks shy of her 100th birthday. No further details were provided about the Emmy-award-winning actress' passing. "Even though ...

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  • The images were taken at Nilosyrtis Mensae, a region of transition between the planet’s northern lowlands and southern highlands that is filled with what researchers have described as "fretted terrain". Pictures taken of Mars show eerie sand formations on the red planet. The black and white ...

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  • The Russian antiviral can also alleviate the symptoms and drastically decrease the duration of the coronavirus disease, while the pathogen cannot develop resistance to the drug. Pharmaceutical company ChemRar Group has announced that the Russian antiviral drug Avifavir, based on favipiravir, is ...

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  • Moscow previously urged Washington to start the talks as soon as possible to stop further escalation.The negotiations between Russia and the United States regarding security guarantees may take place on 10 January, Deputy Foreign Minister Sergei Ryabkov stated on Tuesday. "I can confirm that these ...

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  • The Russian president stressed that national security is Moscow’s number one priority, and that Western countries misled Russia by expanding NATO in Eastern Europe despite previous promises. Answering a question from Sky News about security guarantees and the possibility of an "invasion" of ...

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  • Preliminary results of a non-peer-reviewed study from the United Kingdom indicate reduced effectiveness of the Pfizer and AstraZeneca vaccines against the Omicron coronavirus variant, the World Health Organization (WHO) has said. "Results from England indicate a significant reduction in vaccine ...

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  • The North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) alliance said on Thursday evening that it had received security proposals from Russia intended to reduce tensions with the bloc, but that NATO has its own security concerns as well, which Moscow must respect. "We are gravely concerned by the ...

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  • As negotiations carefully resume in Vienna to revive the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA), the head of the UN nuclear watchdog has advised that the agreement be updated in order to ensure the agency’s ability to track Iran’s nuclear program. “The reality is that we are ...

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