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Russian Embassy Slams BBC Over Use of ‘Russian Gangster’ Cliché in McMafia Series

Russian Embassy Slams BBC Over Use of ‘Russian Gangster’ Cliché in McMafia Series

🕔11:14, 7.Jan 2018

Russian Embassy in the UK says McMafia, a new BBC series depicting Russian gangsters living in London, is a barely disguised dig at Russians, and inaccurate to boot. “Good that our followers are not buying into the clichés BBC is spreading,” the Embassy quipped.

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Rohingya Muslim Insurgents Vows to Fight Myanmar State-Sponsored Terrorism to Defend Rohingya Community

Rohingya Muslim Insurgents Vows to Fight Myanmar State-Sponsored Terrorism to Defend Rohingya Community

🕔09:34, 7.Jan 2018

Rohingya Muslim insurgents said on Sunday they have no option but to fight what they called Myanmar state-sponsored terrorism to defend the Rohingya community, and they demanded that the Rohingya be consulted on all decisions affecting their future.

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Kim Jong Un Warns US He Has ‘Nuclear Button’ on His Desk Ready for Use if Threatened, But Offers Olive Branch to South Korea

Kim Jong Un Warns US He Has ‘Nuclear Button’ on His Desk Ready for Use if Threatened, But Offers Olive Branch to South Korea

🕔14:42, 1.Jan 2018

Kim Jong Un on Monday warned the United States that he has a “nuclear button” on his desk ready for use if North Korea is threatened, but offered an olive branch to South Korea, saying he was “open to dialogue” with Seoul.

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Shivaji Rao Gaekwad (Rajinikanth) Takes Center Stage in Politics

Shivaji Rao Gaekwad (Rajinikanth) Takes Center Stage in Politics

🕔17:45, 31.Dec 2017

Shivaji Rao Gaekwad, rechristened Rajinikanth on screen, is all set to unveil his brand new theme of spiritual politics as he seeks to follow in the footsteps of his illustrious seniors in the industry such as M G Ramachandran and Jayalalithaa, who rose to rule the state after successful film careers.

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Shivaji Rao Gaekwad (Rajinikanth) Biography and Profile

Shivaji Rao Gaekwad (Rajinikanth) Biography and Profile

🕔17:40, 31.Dec 2017

Rajinikanth was born on December 12 1950 in Karnataka, India. He was the fourth child to his parents Ramabai and Ramoji Rao Gaekwad. His original name was Shivaji Rao Gaekwad. He lost his mother at the age of five. He had his schooling at the Acharya Patasala in Bangalore and then at the Vivekananda Balak Sangh, a unit of the Ramakrishna Mission. His mother tongue is Marathi, though he has not done any movie in it. Before starting his career in the film industry, he had to take up all sorts of odd jobs. He served as a bus conductor for Karnataka state transport corporation in Bangalore. It was during this time that he nurtured his acting interests by performing in various stage plays.

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South Korean Authorities Seized Panama-Flagged Vessel Transferring Oil to North Korea

South Korean Authorities Seized Panama-Flagged Vessel Transferring Oil to North Korea

🕔11:03, 31.Dec 2017

South Korean authorities have seized a Panama-flagged vessel suspected of transferring oil products to North Korea in violation of international sanctions, a customs official said on Sunday. The seizure was the second to be revealed by South Korea within a few days, as the United Nations steps up efforts to squeeze essential oil supplies to the reclusive North following its nuclear or ballistic missile tests.

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Here’s Vladimir Putin’s New Year Message to Donald Trump

Here’s Vladimir Putin’s New Year Message to Donald Trump

🕔16:57, 30.Dec 2017

According to the statement, Putin said that “mutual respect” should be “a base to develop relations” between the two countries. “This would allow us to move towards building pragmatic cooperation, orientated on the long term,” the statement quoted Putin as saying.

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Vladimir Lenin Biography and Profile

Vladimir Lenin Biography and Profile

🕔10:25, 30.Dec 2017

Vladimir Lenin was born Vladimir Ilich Ulyanov on April 22, 1870, in Simbirsk, Russia, which was later renamed Ulyanovsk in his honor. Vladimir Lenin founded the Russian Communist Party, led the Bolshevik Revolution and was the architect of the Soviet state. He was the posthumous source of “Leninism,” the doctrine codified and conjoined with Marx’s works by Lenin’s successors to form Marxism-Leninism, which became the Communist worldview. He has been regarded as the greatest revolutionary leader and thinker since Marx.

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North Korean Nuclear Scientist Who Defected to China Commits Suicide After Forced to Return

North Korean Nuclear Scientist Who Defected to China Commits Suicide After Forced to Return

🕔14:37, 29.Dec 2017

A North Korean nuclear scientist who fled the country while taking time off from work to deal with “anxiety over his research projects” has killed himself inside a prison cell after being recaptured in China and sent back over the border, according to a report. “He killed himself only a few hours after he was placed in solitary confinement at the State Security Department in Sinuiju city” the source said.

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After Trump Criticism, China Says No Illicit Oil Sales to North Korea

After Trump Criticism, China Says No Illicit Oil Sales to North Korea

🕔09:53, 29.Dec 2017

China on Friday denied reports it has been illicitly selling oil products to North Korea, after U.S. President Donald Trump said he was not happy that China had allowed oil to reach the isolated nation. Trump said on Twitter the previous day that China had been “caught” allowing oil into North Korea and that would prevent “a friendly solution” to the crisis over North Korea’s nuclear programme.

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