This week, multiple media reports alleged that the Israeli military was training to destroy Russian-made air defence systems, including the S-300s recently delivered to Syria. The reports followed an expression of hope by the US that Russia would allow Tel Aviv to resume its airstrikes against so-called "Iranian targets" in the Arab Republic.
The fight came amid the ongoing political standoff in Sri Lanka which started in late October, when the country's President Maithripala Sirisena suddenly replaced Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe with Mahinda Rajapaksa, also suspending parliament and calling for snap elections in January.
The school’s director of education insisted that both students are "Zionist in essence", and that the "consequences" of the actions meted out by the administration were "highly educational and not punitive".
For quite some time, debate about 'fake news' has reverberated clamorously in both mainstream and alternative discourse. One could easily conclude the issue was a pressingly new plague, restricted to certain corners of the web - but academic TJ Coles begs to differ. In fact, he tells Sputnik fake news has been ubiquitous for thousands of years.
Almost 60 years since a trio of inmates at the notorious Alcatraz penitentiary staged one of the most daring prison escapes in history, the US Federal Bureau of Investigation has crafted replicas of the decoy heads they used to distract guards.
A healthcare professional from Sydney first called on his fellow Australians to leave their comfort zone and head to the wild a couple of years ago. They responded with a flow of daring snaps from white-sanded beaches, cliffs and deserts, bringing Australian nature’s treasures into the spotlight.
The ladies unleashed their anger and bared their breasts at a pro-choice protest at a Catholic church after the then-ruling party pushed through a bill that sought to restrict abortion rights.
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