Russia to send newer, S-300 missile defense systems to Syria

Russia to send newer, S-300 missile defense systems to Syria

MOSCOW — Russia announced Monday that it will supply the Syrian government with more modern S-300 missile defense systems, following last week’s downing of a Russian plane by Syria, a friendly fire incident that sent regional tensions over the war-torn country soaring.

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More than 100 die in Lake Victoria ferry disaster

More than 100 die in Lake Victoria ferry disaster

Nairobi, Kenya  — The death toll in a ferry capsize in Lake Victoria climbed to more than 100 on Friday, as Tanzanian rescue workers pressed on with searches to find scores of more people feared drowned.

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UK police reassure public in Salisbury as 2 diners fall ill

UK police reassure public in Salisbury as 2 diners fall ill

LONDON — British police said there is no evidence that the nerve agent Novichok was involved in the case of two people who became ill in a Salisbury restaurant, but the premises remain closed off.

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Needle-in-strawberry scare spreads across Australia

Needle-in-strawberry scare spreads across Australia

MELBOURNE, Australia — Public fears about sewing needles concealed inside strawberries on supermarket shelves have spread across Australia and New Zealand as growers turn to metal detectors and the Australian government launched an investigation to restore public confidence in the popular fruit.

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Spy poison case: Suspects say they were in UK as tourists

Spy poison case: Suspects say they were in UK as tourists

MOSCOW — The two Russian men charged in Britain with poisoning a former Russian spy with a deadly nerve agent appeared on Kremlin-funded television on Thursday, denying their involvement in the attack and saying their appearance in the English city of Salisbury was merely an “incredible, fatal coincidence.”

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Putin’s ex-bodyguard Zolotov challenges Navalny to duel

Putin's ex-bodyguard Zolotov challenges Navalny to duel

MOSCOW — In an extraordinary public outburst, President Vladimir Putin’s former bodyguard and chief of the National Guard on Tuesday challenged opposition leader Alexei Navalny to a duel.

Viktor Zolotov recorded an emotional seven-minute speech, posted on the National Guard’s YouTube channel on Tuesday, attacking Navalny for his investigation into large-scale corruption at the National Guard. Zolotov admitted “shortcomings in terms of corruption” in his governmental agency but rejected Navalny’s claim that he personally profited from the shady deals.

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Zimbabwe declares cholera outbreak after 20 deaths

Zimbabwe declares cholera outbreak after 20 deaths

HARARE, Zimbabwe — A cholera emergency has been declared in Zimbabwe’s capital after 20 people have died, the health minister said Tuesday.

The deaths in Harare have many fearing a repeat of the outbreak that killed thousands at the height of the southern African country’s economic problems in 2008. Water and sanitation infrastructure is collapsing.

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US nat’l security adviser: International Criminal Court ‘already dead to us’

National Security Adviser John Bolton speaks at a Federalist Society luncheon at the Mayflower Hotel, Monday, Sept. 10, 2018, in Washington. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)

US national security adviser John Bolton on Monday denounced the legitimacy of The Hague-based court, which was created in 2002 to prosecute war crimes and crimes of humanity and genocide in areas where perpetrators might not otherwise face justice. The court has 123 state parties that recognize its jurisdiction.

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Russian rights group says over 1,000 detained at protests

Russian rights group says over 1,000 detained at protests

MOSCOW — More than 1,000 people were detained at anti-government protests across the country in what the Kremlin on Monday called a legitimate response to unauthorized rallies.

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5 killed by toxic fumes while cleaning septic tank in Delhi

5 killed by toxic fumes while cleaning septic tank in Delhi

NEW DELHI — India’s government has ordered an investigation into the deaths of five men asphyxiated by toxic fumes while cleaning a septic tank at a housing complex in New Delhi, an official said Monday.

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