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Tsunami waves from Tonga arrive in California (VIDEOS)

A tsunami warning was put into effect for the US West Coast, Alaska, and Hawaii on Saturday, after a volcano erupted in the South Pacific near the island of Tonga. Videos of the ensuant flooding have been posted on social media. “A tsunami is occurring,” the US National Weather Service …

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Ukraine says Russia not responsible for massive cyberattack

Friday’s massive cyberattack targeting Ukrainian government agencies was carried out by a group linked to Belarusian intelligence services, a senior Kiev security official claimed in a statement on Saturday. “Our preliminary belief is that the group UNC1151 may be involved in this attack,” the Deputy Secretary of Ukraine’s National Security …

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Over 35 million US families face financial hit

A monthly benefit introduced by the US government in 2021 amid a sharp surge in the cost of living and the continued spread of Covid-19 saw its last payout in December, leaving millions of American families in a cleft stick. This weekend marks the first time in six months that …

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Hostage situation at Texas synagogue, SWAT deployed

An unidentified gunman has taken hostages at the Beth Israel synagogue in Colleyville, Texas on Saturday. SWAT officers have been deployed to the evacuated area. The Colleyville Police confirmed reports on Saturday that the area surrounding the synagogue was being evacuated, and SWAT officers were being deployed to deal with …

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YouTuber in Joe Rogan feud deletes interviews with Jordan Peterson

YouTuber and podcaster Ethan Klein has announced that he’s removed two previous interviews he conducted “years ago” with psychologist Jordan Peterson, describing the author as offering a “dangerous gateway” to extremist views. In a tweet on Friday, Klein admitted Peterson had been an “interesting” guest with whom he’d “enjoyed” talking, …

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DNA test to be added to Covid screening

The Polish Health Ministry is planning to introduce a new type of screening for coronavirus after a gene was discovered that determines the likelihood of a patient suffering from severe or fatal Covid-19. People most at risk of suffering the severest effects or even dying of coronavirus can be identified …

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Russians arrest US citizen over pedophilia claims

An American citizen has been detained in Moscow on suspicion of sexually assaulting his two sons after a complaint filed by the mother of the child, multiple Russian news outlets have reported. According to Moscow daily RBK, American David Thomas Barnes, aged 64, was arrested for allegedly raping his two underaged …

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Did NATO leaders lie to Russia?

With Russia challenging Western unilateralism in a way not seen since the end of the Soviet Union, two major issues keep coming to the fore. Both, it seems, are centered on America’s flagship military bloc, NATO. First, there is Moscow’s claim that there was a Western promise not to expand …

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Official death toll in Kazakhstan unrest announced

At least 225 people, including 19 police officers and military servicemen, died in the recent violent unrest in Kazakhstan, the country’s prosecutors have said. More than 4,500 others were reportedly injured. The updated statistics relating to the wave of protest that gripped the country in early January were revealed by …

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