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Qatar to hold joint drills with US, Turkish militaries soon – defense minister to RT
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Qatar to hold joint drills with US, Turkish militaries soon – defense minister to RT

Image/photo Qatar’s military is in the final stages of preparations for joint exercises with US and Turkish forces, despite the kingdom’s isolation by its Gulf neighbors, Qatari Defense Minister Khalid bin Mohammad al-Attiyah told RT Arabic.
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99% of deceased NFL players had brain damage, study says
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99% of deceased NFL players had brain damage, study says

Image/photo Research on 202 deceased American football players found evidence of traumatic brain injury in nearly all of them, from athletes in the professional leagues to college and even high school players.
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Zakharova: ‘Alleged arming of Taliban by Russia part of US media disinformation campaign’
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Zakharova: ‘Alleged arming of Taliban by Russia part of US media disinformation campaign’

Image/photo A CNN report claiming that Russia is arming the Taliban terror group in Afghanistan is part of an American disinformation campaign in which the broadcaster is being used as a propaganda tool, said Maria Zakharova, the Russian Foreign Ministry spokeswoman.
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Teens with ‘escalating’ cannabis use likely to suffer depression, poor education – study
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Teens with ‘escalating’ cannabis use likely to suffer depression, poor education – study

Image/photo Those adolescents whose marijuana consumption climbs rapidly through their teen years – rather than those who smoke the same amount – face greater risk of suffering from depression, mood problems and low educational achievement, a new study says.
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‘Death to Israel’: Thousands of Jordanians protest killing of teenager in embassy shooting
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‘Death to Israel’: Thousands of Jordanians protest killing of teenager in embassy shooting

Image/photo Thousands of Jordanians joined the funeral procession of a teenager shot dead by an Israeli security guard during a standoff at the Israeli embassy. The mourners have demanded authorities close the embassy and tear up Jordan’s peace treaty with Tel Aviv.
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‘People angry at money spent on migrants’ relocation’ – Italian mayor to RT
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‘People angry at money spent on migrants’ relocation’ – Italian mayor to RT

Image/photo The mayor of a small Italian town who protested migrants’ arrival by cutting off the electricity to the hotel building they are living in has explained to RT the motives behind the move.
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How not to get shot by police: Arizona updates manual for motorists
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How not to get shot by police: Arizona updates manual for motorists

Image/photo Arizona’s driver manual is now offering tips on how to avoid getting shot by police in a response to deadly incidents at traffic stops.
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Senate votes to begin Obamacare repeal debate
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Senate votes to begin Obamacare repeal debate

Image/photo The US Senate voted to begin debate on the Republican proposal to repeal the previous administration’s healthcare law, after President Donald Trump urged them to “do the right thing.” Vice-President Pence cast the tie-breaking vote.
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‘Police easily startled’: Warning signs erected near spot of fatal Minneapolis shooting
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‘Police easily startled’: Warning signs erected near spot of fatal Minneapolis shooting

Image/photo Fake street signs warning Twin City residents to beware of police have been erected following the killing of an unarmed woman by a Minneapolis officer.
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Florida town petitions to replace Confederate monument with beloved manatee
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Florida town petitions to replace Confederate monument with beloved manatee

Image/photo Thousands have signed a petition to replace a monument to Confederate leaders and soldiers in Bradenton, Florida with a statue of local aquarium mascot, Snooty the manatee, who just passed away.
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‘No Biblical warrant’: Orange Order tells its members to give up using ‘Catholic’ RIP
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‘No Biblical warrant’: Orange Order tells its members to give up using ‘Catholic’ RIP

Image/photo Northern Ireland’s Orange Order has instructed its members not to use “RIP” to commemorate deaths – a move that has been met with incredulity online.
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Freaky robotic eel to pinpoint poisonous metals in rivers & lakes (VIDEO)
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Freaky robotic eel to pinpoint poisonous metals in rivers & lakes (VIDEO)

Image/photo A bizarre robotic eel that squirms around open water and pinpoints the source of pollution is on the way, thanks to Swiss researchers.
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Appeals court strikes down Washington, DC gun restriction
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Appeals court strikes down Washington, DC gun restriction

Image/photo Requiring that individuals must have a “good reason” to need firearms for personal protection is a rule designed to defy the Second Amendment, a federal appeals court has decided, striking down the laws intended to curb gun ownership in the US capital.
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Khabib mania hits Moscow again – but who’s your favorite Russian sports star? (VOTE)
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Khabib mania hits Moscow again – but who’s your favorite Russian sports star? (VOTE)

Image/photo Fans of UFC star Khabib Nurmagomedov turned out in force to mob their hero in Moscow last week, giving further proof of the Russian fighter’s huge following. But who is Russia’s top sports star? We look at five candidates – choose your favorite below.
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Pope shuts off Vatican fountains for first time in living memory as Rome hit with drought
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Pope shuts off Vatican fountains for first time in living memory as Rome hit with drought

Image/photo All 100 Vatican City fountains, including two Baroque masterpieces in St Peter’s Square, will be shut off in the coming days as a drought sweeps Rome and other parts of Italy.
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All Confed Cup doping tests were negative – FIFA
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All Confed Cup doping tests were negative – FIFA

Image/photo World football's governing body FIFA has announced that all the doping tests from the recent Confederations Cup in Russia came back negative.
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Mormon sect leader with 25 wives & 146 kids convicted of polygamy
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Mormon sect leader with 25 wives & 146 kids convicted of polygamy

Image/photo Two former religious sect leaders have been found guilty of polygamy after marrying more than two dozen women over a period of 25 years in a landmark ruling for Canada.
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Trump vs Putin: Who said what to next generation of voters? (QUIZ)
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Trump vs Putin: Who said what to next generation of voters? (QUIZ)

Image/photo Russian President Vladimir Putin and US leader Donald Trump both faced a tricky hurdle in recent days, one that has upended many personalities in the world of politics: speaking to children.
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US House of Representatives votes on new sanctions against Russia (WATCH LIVE)
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US House of Representatives votes on new sanctions against Russia (WATCH LIVE)

Image/photo The House is voting on a bill that would impose new sanctions against Russia and require US President Donald Trump to get permission from Congress before lifting or easing the existing sanctions. The bill also includes economic penalties against Iran and North Korea.
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Most pointless fine ever? Homeless people blocking doors threatened with £2.5k penalty
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Most pointless fine ever? Homeless people blocking doors threatened with £2.5k penalty

Image/photo Homeless people in England’s illustrious university town of Oxford have been threatened with thousands of pounds in fines by the city council if they leave their bags in doorways.
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