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Russian movie crew returns after shooting aboard space station

On October 17, 2021Source: Deutsche Welle: DW.com - Top Stories
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A Russian film crew has landed on Earth after filming scenes for the world's first feature movie shot in space.

Germany: Green Party holds convention on coalition talks

On October 17, 2021Source: Deutsche Welle: DW.com - Top Stories
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After initial talks, the top team of climate-friendly Greens has agreed to join formal coalition talks with the Social Democrats and the neoliberal FDP. But the plan must be put to a vote of party delegates.

Fixing Germany's housing crisis is neither quick nor easy

On October 17, 2021Source: Deutsche Welle: DW.com - Top Stories
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Population growth, bad decisions, slow construction, competing demands: These are just some of the causes of Germany's housing crisis. The problem is complex, and proposed solutions can have unintended consequences.

Lebanon army probes soldier over firing at protesters

On October 17, 2021Source: Deutsche Welle: DW.com - Top Stories
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The army is investigating a soldier suspected of firing toward protesters during Thursday's deadly clashes over the Beirut blast probe. Meanwhile, families of the blast victims have backed the judge leading the probe.

Haiti: 15 US missionaries and family kidnapped

On October 17, 2021Source: Deutsche Welle: DW.com - Top Stories
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The missionaries had been heading home from building an orphanage when they were pulled off a bus by a gang, according to media reports. Haiti has already witnessed more than 300 kidnappings this year.

Venezuela halts talks with opposition after Maduro ally extradited

On October 17, 2021Source: Deutsche Welle: DW.com - Top Stories
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Venezuela's government said it suspended dialogue with the US-backed opposition to protest the extradition of fugitive Alex Saab, a close ally of President Nicolas Maduro, from Cape Verde to the US.

Kongsberg attack: Norwegian police cast doubt on Islamist motive

On October 16, 2021Source: Deutsche Welle: DW.com - Top Stories
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Norwegian investigators now say they believe mental illness was the main factor in the deadly bow-and-arrow attack. The Danish man suspected of the crime is currently in a secure medical facility.

Sudan: Thousands call for dissolution of transitional government

On October 16, 2021Source: Deutsche Welle: DW.com - Top Stories
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Crowds of protesters have taken to the streets of Khartoum to call for the military to take power. The current political tensions in Sudan could jeopardize the country's transition to democracy.

Historians wanted Macron to call Paris massacre state crime

On October 16, 2021Source: Deutsche Welle: DW.com - Top Stories
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On October 17, 1961, tens of thousands of French and Algerian citizens took to the streets to protest a curfew imposed in Paris and its suburbs. Dozens were shot, beaten to death or drowned in the brutal police response.

Coronavirus digest: Russia's daily death toll reaches all-time high

On October 16, 2021Source: Deutsche Welle: DW.com - Top Stories
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More than 1,000 people have died in Russia over the past 24 hours due to COVID-19, while there have been 33,208 new infections. Follow DW for the latest.
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Robert Durst was on Thursday convicted of murder and is a suspect in two other deaths.
Ten people were mistakenly killed by the US military in a drone strike on the Afghan capital.
Fully vaccinated travellers will be allowed to enter the US for the first time since March 2020.
The president's administration will ask the Supreme Court to block a restrictive Texas abortion law.
Robert Durst was convicted of killing his best friend in 2000 and is a suspect in two other deaths.
- Dom Calicchio
3 Missouri suspects held in Illinois woman’s gruesome death, dismemberment
Three Missouri suspects have been arrested and charged in connection with the death and dismemberment of an Illinois woman who was reported missing Thursday, according to reports.
- Dom Calicchio
Alex Murdaugh booked into South Carolina lockup after Florida arrest: report
Alex Murdaugh was booked into a South Carolina detention facility on Saturday following his Thursday arrest in Florida.
- Kyle Morris
Iowa authorities confirm remains are missing 11-year-old Xavior Harrelson
Human remains discovered in Iowa late last month have been identified as missing 11-year-old Xavior Harrelson, according to the Poweshiek County Sheriff's Office.
- Michael Lee
DC air traffic disrupted after American Airlines flight stalls near runway
Emergency crews at Ronald Reagan National airport in Washington, D.C. are responding do a jet that has been stopped in the middle of the airport's main runway
- Kyle Morris
Robert Durst placed on ventilator after contracting COVID-19
Robert Durst, a convicted killer who tested positive for the coronavirus, is now on a ventilator, according to a report from Los Angeles' Fox 11.
NASA launches history-making probe to study Jupiter’s asteroids
NASA launched a first-of-its kind mission on Saturday to study Jupiter's Trojan asteroids, two large clusters of space rocks that scientists believe are remnants of primordial material that formed the solar system's outer planets.
US to lift restrictions on vaccinated foreign travellers from Nov. 8
The White House on Friday said it will lift COVID-19 travel restrictions for fully vaccinated foreign nationals effective Nov. 8, ending historic restrictions that barred much of the world from the United States.
- Pascale MARIANI
Hippos running wild: Pablo Escobar's cumbersome legacy in Colombia
In Colombia, they are called "Escobar's hippos" because they are the toxic legacy of the famous drug trafficker Pablo Escobar. The kingpin illegally imported four hippos in the 1980s for the zoo of his ranch, Hacienda Napoles. After his death in 1993, the hippos were abandoned and reproduced on a massive scale, upsetting the ecological balance of the region. Today, the animals are a headache for the authorities and a danger for the local population. Our correspondents report.
Biden promises vaccines, discusses ‘transparency’ with visiting Kenyan president
US President Joe Biden on Thursday announced a major new Covid vaccine donation for Africa and promised greater commitment to the continent as he welcomed his first African leader, Kenya's Uhuru Kenyatta.
Former US President Bill Clinton hospitalised with non-Covid infection
Former President Bill Clinton, 75, was admitted two days ago to an Irvine, California, hospital where he is being treated for a non-COVID-19 infection, a spokesman said on Thursday.
Truck driver in fatal Colorado crash found guilty of vehicular homicide
The driver of a semi truck that plowed into traffic along Interstate 70 near Denver, killing four people, was convicted Friday of vehicular homicide and other charges, prosecutors said.
Black state trooper in Louisiana faces termination after accusing colleagues of murder
A Louisiana state trooper who accused colleagues involved in the death of Ronald Greene of murder and an alleged internal coverup says he was notified he will be fired.
Parents sue Minnesota charter school alleging racist behavior
The parents of several Black and biracial students are suing the operator of a Minnesota charter school on behalf of their children, alleging that the school failed to prevent "racist, unfair, hurtful and at times dangerous interactions" at the hands of both students and staff.
Four train passengers are hurt in Amtrak crash with truck in Oklahoma
An Amtrak train struck a truck near Thackerville, Oklahoma, on Friday, injuring four train passengers, a spokesperson for Amtrak told CNN.
Watchdog files Hatch Act complaint against Jen Psaki
• 5 things we learned from the committee investigating January 6 this week • Opinion: The Washington failure that's making us sick
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Man arrested for allegedly raping woman on commuter train in Philadelphia as other passengers watched, did nothing
Preview Police are decrying an incident in which they say passengers on a crowded Philadelphia commuter train stood by and did not even call 911 while a woman was assaulted and raped by a 35-year-old man in plain view. Read Full Article at RT.com
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Regime-change hawk John Bolton says Russia is making ‘BIG MISTAKE’ by getting closer with China rather than Western powers
Preview Former US National Security Advisor John Bolton told RT’s Going Underground that Moscow has chosen the wrong strategic path by building stronger ties with Beijing instead of mending relations with the US and Western Europe. Read Full Article at RT.com
- RT
Pentagon offers unspecified ‘condolence payments’ for 7 Afghan children & aid worker murdered in botched drone strike
Preview The US military is offering “condolence payments” to a family in Afghanistan after a badly planned drone strike killed 10 civilians, including seven children, in the country’s capital in August, though did not provide any numbers. Read Full Article at RT.com
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‘Multiple people’ shot during high school football game in Alabama, causing spectators & players to flee in panic (VIDEOS)
Preview Several people were wounded after shots rang out during a high school football matchup in Mobile, Alabama, according to local police, who noted that one person was rushed to the hospital with “life-threatening” injuries. Read Full Article at RT.com
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Chicago’s mayor & police union duel in court over Covid-19 vaccine mandate as gun violence continues to careen out of control
Preview Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot’s battle with the city’s police union over her Covid-19 vaccine mandate has escalated, with both sides suing each other in a dispute that may hinder efforts to fight rampant violent crime. Read Full Article at RT.com
See For Yourself, 30 of the New, Modern, Amazing Airports of 'Stagnating Russia' (Great Pictures)
by Jon Hellevig (Awara)

The author is CEO of the Awara Group, which offers consulting, accounting, tax, and legal services. He is the author of several books on politics and philosophy, as well as Putin’s New Russia. He speaks fluent English, Russian, Finnish, and Swedish, and German, French, and Spanish less fluently. He resides in Moscow.

A Treasure of Old Christian Paintings in a Russian Church in a Remote Forest
by Professor William Brumfield (RBTH)

One of the editors of RI actually visited this church this summer, and we can assure you, it is REMOTE!  Brumfield, in his understated way, doesn't describe the condition of the road leading to this village, but it is barely passable at times.  The number of remarkable architectural and other treasures hiding in the Russian hinterlands, especially in the north, is rather extraordinary.

The Liberation of Crimea: One of the Ten Major Blows that Destroyed Adolph Hitler
by Alexey Timofeichev (Russia & India Report)

Note: With the upcoming 70th anniversary of the end of the Second World War just around the corner we are publishing more material related to that epic conflict that is so important to Russian collective memory.

This article originally appeared at Russia & India Report

Polish Russophobia is Mostly Artificial, Stoked by Russia's Enemies
by Sputnik ()

Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov has blasted the Polish government for inculcating anti-Russian attitudes among the population. Speaking to Sputnik, political observer Eduard Popov said that while Warsaw regularly uses Russophobia for political reasons, there's no evidence to suggest that Poles have a sort of natural hostility toward Russia.

Russians' Alcohol Consumption Drops 80% in 7 Years
by Orthodox Christianity ()

Alcohol consumption has been reduced by 80% over the past 5-7 years in Russia, Minister of Health Veronika Skvortsova stated at a working breakfast during the Gaidar Forum today, reports RIA-Novosti.

- Edward Helmore
Convicted murderer Robert Durst on ventilator after testing positive for Covid-19

The real estate heir was sentenced to life in prison for the murder of Susan Berman just two days ago

Robert Durst, the wealthy New York real estate heir and convicted murderer, is on a ventilator after testing positive for Covid-19, his attorney has confirmed to the Los Angeles Times.

Durst’s attorney Dick DeGuerin told the newspaper his client was in “very bad condition” during the sentencing hearing and “was having difficulty breathing and he was having difficulty communicating”.

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- Edward Helmore
Obama and Trump wade into key battle over Virginia’s governor seat

The race is unpredictable and tight, with former governor Terry McAuliffe up against Republican challenger Glenn Youngkin

Joe Biden faces a key test of public standing in a tight and closely watched campaign for governor in Virginia next month. So important has the fight now become in being seen as a bellwether for the 2022 midterm elections, that two ex-presidents are weighing in on the battle.

For Biden and the Democrats winning Virginia would hold out the prospect of keeping a grip on congress next year and avoiding being seen as a lame duck administration. For Republicans, a win could pre-sage a major comeback in 2022 and a return to electoral strength of a party still dominated by Donald Trump.

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- Jessica Glenza
Pete Buttigieg hits back at Fox News host’s criticism of his paternity leave

The US transportation secretary and his husband recently adopted newborn twins and praised ‘an administration that’s actually pro-family’

US transportation secretary Pete Buttigieg, who has been on paternity leave since mid-August with newborn twins, called right-wing attacks on his paternity leave “strange” and from “a side of the aisle that used to claim the mantle of being pro-family”.

Buttigieg – who is gay – was the subject of criticism from Fox News host Tucker Carlson on Thursday, who belittled the secretary’s paternity leave while making homophobic comments and criticizing the administration for supply chain woes.

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- Edward Helmore
Manchin hits back at Sanders criticism in fight over Biden investment plan
Vermont senator chides Manchin over lack of support for billProgressive-centrist impasse holds up Biden’s reform agenda

Internal party warfare between progressive and moderate Democrats over Joe Biden’s $3.5tn tax-and-spending package has burst dramatically into the open after Vermont senator Bernie Sanders launched a thinly veiled attack on West Virginia senator Joe Manchin in an op-ed published in the centrist Democrat’s home-state newspaper.

Sanders, writing in the Charleston Gazette-Mail, described opponents of the legislation as “every Republican in Congress as well as the drug companies, the insurance companies, the fossil fuel industry and the billionaire class”.

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- Associated Press in San Francisco
‘I kept finding snakes’: more than 90 rattlesnakes found under California home

Rescuers used 24in snake pole to remove snakes preparing to hibernate from mountainside home in Santa Rosa

Al Wolf is used to clearing one or two snakes from under houses but recently was called by a woman who said she had seen rattlesnakes scurry under her northern California house and was surprised to find more than 90 rattlesnakes getting ready to hibernate.

Wolf, director of Sonoma County Reptile Rescue, said he crawled under the mountainside home in Santa Rosa and found a rattlesnake right away, then another and another. He got out from under the house, grabbed two buckets, put on long, safety gloves, and went back in.

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Robert Durst hospitalized with COVID-19, his lawyer says
A lawyer says Saturday that New York real estate heir Robert Durst has been hospitalized after contracting COVID-19
Now 41, man who killed 4-year-old at age 13 granted parole
His lawyer unsuccessfully argued that he was mentally ill.
Police: 1 deputy killed, 2 wounded in ambush at Houston bar
Authorities say three constable deputies were shot in an ambush outside a bar
Lawsuits demand unproven ivermectin for COVID patients
Judges are increasingly being asked to weigh in on the deworming drug ivermectin
Bitcoin-mining power plant raises ire of environmentalists
Operation took over a power plant to find cheap energy for currency mining.

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Venezuela halts negotiations after Maduro’s ally extradited to U.S.
The announcement capped a tumultuous day that saw businessman Alex Saab placed on a U.S.-bound plane in Cape Verde after a 16-month fight by President Maduro and his allies.
‘Democracy survived’ in U.S. Capitol riot because of police, Biden says
Biden spoke at the 40th Annual National Peace Officers' Memorial Service to remember the 491 law enforcement officers who died in the line of duty in 2019 and 2020.
Environmentalists see Bitcoin mining power plant as climate threat
They fear a wave of resurrected fossil-fuel plants pumping out greenhouse gasses more for private profit than public good.
Dozens of U.S. lawsuits demand unproven ivermectin for hospitalized COVID-19 patients
Ivermectin is a drug for parasites that has been promoted by conservative commentators as a treatment despite a lack of conclusive evidence that it helps people with the virus.
Man charged with murder of Nunavut actress Emerald MacDonald
RCMP say Scott Hala was arrested Friday, and is also charged with attempted murder of another woman.
Even members of the World Professional Association for Transgender Health have some concerns
By our calculations they moved towards Democrats by eight points, compared with a nationwide swing of just two
A Hollywood A-lister shows how hollow—and marginal—the arguments of the woke left are
As Democrats trim the legislation, they should focus on keeping it
Universities need to get better at resisting academic pressure from donors
Robert Durst hospitalized with COVID-19, his lawyer says

LOS ANGELES (AP) - New York real estate heir Robert Durst, who days ago was sentenced in a two-decade-old murder case, has been hospitalized after contracting COVID-19, his lawyer said Saturday,

Defense Attorney Dick DeGuerin said he was notified that Durst was admitted after testing positive for the coronavirus. DeGuerin ...

- Mica Soellner
Biden aims to connect with police through personal tragedy

President Biden paid his respects to the families of fallen police officers Saturday, invoking his personal experience of losing two children.

Mr. Biden made his remarks in front of the U.S. Capitol at the 40th annual National Peace Officers’ Memorial Service, which honored 491 law enforcement officers killed in the ...

- John Leicester
Lawmaker's killing wounds 'British tradition' of openness

The name alone — “the surgery" — evokes a place where help is sought and given. British lawmaker David Amess, like others, hosted his all-are-welcome surgeries regularly, meeting the voters he represented with a smile and a ready ear for whatever concerns, problems, gripes and hopes they might have.

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- James Varney
New Orleans port looks to snag business from backlogged competitors

NEW ORLEANS — Where the nation sees snarled supply lines and the White House warns of empty Christmas shelves, the Port of New Orleans sees opportunity.

In what some might call “disruptive capitalism,” New Orleans port officials are trying to lure some of the transoceanic shipping that currently bobs for ...

- Jeff Mordock
'Disgusted': Biden's support from police disintegrates almost nine months into his presidency

President Biden’s relationship with America’s law enforcement community has gone from bad to worse in the nearly nine months that he has occupied the Oval Office, according to veteran police officers.

Rank-and-file cops and unions who broke away from Mr. Biden to endorse former President Trump now say they are ...