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A political scandal surrounding Canadian PM Justin Trudeau. What’s going on?
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‘Never a threat to humans’: Australian town mourns beloved crocodile shot in the head
According to CNN affiliate 7 News Australia, a fisherman discovered the body of Bismarck, an 80-year-old saltwater crocodile popular with residents and tourists, in Cardwell's Meunga Creek late last week. It is believed the 4.5 meter (15 foot) crocodile was shot in the head. "Well Cardwell say goodbye to one of your biggest tourist attractions," Ryan Moody said in a video posted to Facebook after discovering the dead animal. "This…
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Putin says Russia stopped nearly 600 spies last year
Speaking at a board meeting of the Federal Security Service (FSB) -- the agency that he led before becoming President -- Putin said: "Counterintelligence agencies acted effectively and offensively last year. Thanks to successful special operations, 129 staff officers and 465 agents of foreign special services were stopped." Putin added that foreign intelligence agencies "are striving to increase their activity" across Russia, seeking access to information on the country's economy,…
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Lawyer convicted of assault after racist rant on Air India flight
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Sanders, Harris and Warren defend Ilhan Omar amid controversy over Israel comments
Democratic presidential candidates Sens. Bernie Sanders, Kamala Harris and Elizabeth Warren on Wednesday defended Rep. Ilhan Omar against the backlash to her comments slamming pro-Israel groups and politicians, which have been called anti-Semitic. Powered by WPeMatico