Sergei Skripal’s cat and guinea pig succumb after police seal home

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Two guinea pigs found dead at Salisbury home of ex-spy while a cat needed to be put down Two guinea pig belonging to Sergei Skripaldied and his cat was put down after the Salisbury nerve agent assault, the government has uncovered. A spokeswoman for the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs( Defra) said the […]

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Cat calendar featuring Russian orthodox clergymen runs viral

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Bearded clerics attain rare foray into pop culture to pose with their pets for a glossy 2016 calendar A calendar featuring Russian Orthodox priests posing at home with their feline pets has gone viral in Russia. Priest+ Cat is published by an association of Christian artists, who commissioned a photographer to capture 12 smiling clergymen […]

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Isis leader probably in favour of Britain leaving EU, tells David Cameron

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PM constructs remark as Boris Johnson ratchets up accusations that he is colluding with big business to swing result for remain Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, the leader of Islamic State, is likely in favour of Britain leaving the EU, David Cameron has said. The prime minister induced the claim as he argued that allies such as […]

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The Tallinn experiment: what happens when a city stimulates public transport free?

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Since Estonias capital started free public transport for residents in 2013, it claims to have turned a 20 m a year earning each year. But has the strategy achieved its aspirations of reducing traffic and saving people money? In London a monthly travel card for the whole city costs almost 200. InCopenhagen, a city a […]

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Leonardo DiCaprio: ‘I would love to play Vladimir Putin’

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The Revenant actor who was described by the Russian president in 2010 as a real human says he sees the politician very, very, very interesting He has played drug-addled penny stock swindlers, paranoid FBI directors and sociopathic slave-owners on the big screen. But Leonardo DiCaprio has mooted the possibility of taking on his grandest role […]

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A human rights activist, a secret prison and a tale from Xi Jinping’s new China

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Peter Dahlin spent 23 days in a black prison in Beijing, where he says he was deprived of sleep and questioned with a communication improvement machine. Here he tells the story of his incarceration and expulsion from the Peoples Republic Some nights Peter Dahlin says he tucks a big-ass knife under his bed in case […]

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