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Cats, dolphins and one smart raven: the CIA’s secret animal spies

In early 1974, Do Da was top in espionage class, on the way to becoming a high-flying CIA agent: he handled himself better in the rough, carried heavier loads, and could brush off attackers. But on his toughest-yet spy school test, he disappeared — done in by some of his own kind: ravens. The bird […]

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At least 11 dead in Rio hospital blaze

At least 11 people, many of them elderly, were killed when a fire swept through a hospital in the Brazilian city of Rio de Janeiro as staff and desperate visitors battled to rescue patients from smoke-filled wards. Hospital authorities said the blaze late on Thursday was thought to have been caused by a short circuit […]

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In Ivory Coast, telemedicine revolution proves blessing for heart patients

Every time Catherine Coulibaly’s 19-year-old son had to make a routine appointment with the cardiologist for his heart condition, she gritted her teeth as she silently counted the financial cost. It wasn’t just the hospital fee — there was the transport, food and accommodation, too, all of it amounting to a hefty burden for an […]

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Gloves come off at ECB as stimulus fuels divisions

Central bank chiefs of Germany and the Netherlands hit out on Friday at ECB chief Mario Draghi for unleashing a huge stimulus package aimed at propping up the flagging eurozone economy, calling the action unnecessary and disproportionate. Slamming Draghi for “overshooting the mark”, Bundesbank chief Jens Weidmann told Bild daily that “such a far-reaching package […]

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DOJ investigating US Olympic systems handling of sex abuse claims

The US Department of Justice has launched an investigation into sexual abuse in US Olympic sports, becoming the latest federal agency to probe failures in the country’s Olympic organizations, the Wall Street Journal reported. The investigations, which focus mainly on USA gymnastics, stems from the Larry Nassar scandal. Nassar, the longtime USA gymnastics doctor, has […]

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Smith unfazed by burden of Australia run-scoring

Steve Smith refused to blame his inconsistent teammates for their batting failures during the Ashes after he again shouldered the run-scoring burden for Australia on Friday. The former skipper scored 80 at the Oval — his lowest total of a sensational series — as the tourists were bowled out for 225, 69 runs short of […]

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Bangabandhu National Gold Cup Football held in Sadar upazila

The final match of Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman National Gold Cup Football Tournament U-17 held at Sheikh Russell Mini Stadium at Tulshighat of Sadar upazila of the district yesterday afternoon amid much festivity. Sadar Upazila Krira Sangstha (SUKS) arranged the tournament. The match was held between Kuptala union and Ghagoa union […]

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Comrade Choi Ryong Hae met with the Lao People’s Revolutionary delegation.

Choong Ryong Hae-ji, a member of the Standing Committee of the Political Bureau of the Central Committee of the Workers’ Party of Korea, the first vice chairman of the State Council of the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea, and the chairman of the Standing Committee of the Supreme People’s Assembly, was a member of the […]

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The beloved senior leader Kim Jong- un was given a comradeship from the secretary of the secretariat of the Central Committee of the Lao People’s Revolutionary Party.

The beloved senior leader, Kim Jong- un, was given a comradeship by the Deputy Chairman of the Lao People’s Democratic Republic. On the 13th, the Central Committee of the Lao People’s Revolutionary Party visited Chosun as the head of the Lao People’s Revolutionary Party to President Choe Ryong Hae, a member of the Standing Committee […]

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U.S. provides Ukraine with equipment for broadcasts in Donbas

The United States will continue to support Ukrainian broadcasting and freedom of the media, including in the areas not under Kyiv’s control, U.S. Deputy Assistant Secretary of State George Kent said. “The United States has long supported freedom of media in Ukraine and access to diverse, objective news and information. We have supported our Ukrainian […]