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Two Russian Be-200 Aircraft Extinguish 26 Forest Fires in Portugal

Two Be-200 amphibious aircraft put out 26 forest fires in Portugal, protecting 13 towns, a Russian Emergencies Ministry spokesperson said Tuesday.

Fire Breaks Out at French Refugee Reception Center Amid Protests

Fire broke out on Tuesday at a refugee reception center in northwestern France amid protests against the government's plans to accommodate migrants at the center, local media reported.

Sputnik School of Journalists Enrolls Students From 18 Countries

Sputnik news agency and radio is getting ready for the training session at the international Sputnik School of Young Journalists, to be held between September 5-8. Students from 18 countries attend the school.

Thug Life, Goat-Style

It turns out that a pair of sunglasses and a cap can make a goat look pretty hip.

UK Gov't May Be Targeting 'Phantom Students' in Efforts to Curb Migration

The UK government could be tackling "phantom students" in its attempts to reduce net migration, as the number of non-EU migrants who remain in the country after their studies is about half the figure estimated by the Home Office, a research suggested Tuesday.

India Denies Cancelling Scorpene Submarine Deal With France

The DCNS data leak has made a strong case for another India-Russia collaborative venture for the construction of six new nuclear attack submarines.

Police Confront Black Lives Matter Protesters Blocking London Airport Runway

Police are negotiating with the BLM protesters at the London City Airport, the Scotland Yard said in a statement on Tuesday.

Uzbekistan Can Rely on Russia, Moscow Seeks to Develop Relations

Russia will remain as a reliable friend for Uzbekistan, Russian President Vladimir Putin said Tuesday.

US to Continue Presence in S China Sea Region

The United States will continue its presence in the East China and South China seas.

US, Laos to Boost Ties Despite Differences

The United States and Laos signed a new Comprehensive Partnership deal on Tuesday.

Russia, Bolivia Sign Deal on Military Cooperation at Army-2016 Expo

Russia and Bolivia signed an agreement on military cooperation on the sidelines of the Army-2016 military forum held in Kubinka near Moscow.

Turkey’s Wall on Syrian Border 'Invasive, Aimed at Separating the Kurds'

Thousands of residents of Kobani canton in northern Syria are protesting against Turkey’s construction of a wall along their joint border, which has sparked clashes with the Turkish police; in an interview with Sputnik Turkiye the canton’s Defense Minister has called the move invasive while other experts say it is aimed at separating the Kurds.

Trump, Farage Use Daesh-Like Propaganda Tools - UNHR Commissioner

The UN Human Rights Commissioner has compared the propaganda tactics used by Donald Trump and Nigel Farage to those of Daesh terrorists.

India Arms Myanmar to Secure Northeastern Border

Forging ahead in its effort to quell an insurgency of more than five decades in the north eastern part of the country, the Indian Government has started supplying advanced weaponry and electronics to the Myanmar Army.

Japan Plans to Continue Talks With Russia on Sovereignty Over Kuril Islands

Japan will continue to discuss with Russia the issue of four southern Kuril Islands, Chief Cabinet Secretary Yoshihide Suga said Tuesday.

Egyptian NGO Launches App to Protect Activists, Journalists From State Abuse

The Egyptian Commission for Rights and Freedoms, a civil liberties watchdog, has created an application in a bid to protect Egypt's activists and journalists from state abuse.

'Always Beautiful': Syrian Tourism Minister Touts Country's 'Civilized Side'

Although Syria's tourism sector was hard hit between 2012 and 2013, most tour operators in the country have already returned to work, with new tourist projects currently under development, Syrian Minister of Tourism Bishr Riyad Yazigi told Sputnik.

Occupy Runway: Protesters Disrupt Flights at London City Airport

Protesters have caused disruptions to flights at the London City Airport by blocking the runway, the airport annoucned in a statement on its website on Tuesday.

Current State of PACE-Russia Relations Benefit Neither Party

The current state of PACE-Russia relations has certain areas for development, PACE head Pedro Agramunt said.

Afghan Police Kill Three Kabul NGO Attackers, Save Over 40 People

The Afghan Police's Crisis Response Unit (CRU) killed all three attackers on CARE NGO in Kabul and rescued 42, local media reported Tuesday, citing Ministry of Interior spokesman Sediq Sediqqi.

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