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Why Russia Felt Threatened By Estonia's Largest Ever Military Exercise With NATO

Why Russia Felt Threatened By Estonia's Largest Ever Military Exercise With NATOEstonia’s large-scale Siil 2018 exercise is not trivial.



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3 charged over Australia’s largest crystal meth seizure

3 charged over Australia’s largest crystal meth seizureTwo customs agents and an information technology worker appeared in a court on Thursday charged with drug offenses over Australia’s largest seizure of methamphetamine, which had been smuggled to Melbourne from Bangkok in stereo speakers. Police estimate the 1.6 metric tons (1.7 U.S. tons) of the drug also known as ice and crystal meth had a street value of AU$ 1.197 billion ($ 818 million). The 37 kilograms (82 pounds) of heroin also seized was the largest haul of that drug in Australia since 2017, police said.



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Saudi Arabia officially kicked off Saudi Aramco's IPO, which could be the largest in the world

Saudi Arabia officially kicked off Saudi Aramco's IPO, which could be the largest in the worldSaudi Aramco's public listing is a major part of the kingdom's economic plans going forward. The Tadawul All Share Index fell 2.4% on the news.



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Ethiopia's largest ethnic group marks thanksgiving festival

Ethiopia's largest ethnic group marks thanksgiving festivalMembers of Ethiopia’s largest ethnic group chanted and waved flags as they gathered for the first time to celebrate their thanksgiving festival in the capital — a city that prominent members of the group claim belongs to them. The annual Irreecha festival of the Oromo people marks the end of the rainy season and the start of the harvest season. It is traditionally held in the city of Bishoftu, located in the Oromia region some 50 kilometres (30 miles) southeast of the capital, Addis Ababa.



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Friday's global strike was likely the largest climate rally ever

Friday's global strike was likely the largest climate rally everThe Global Climate Strike that encouraged kids to walk out of school could be the biggest climate rally ever. But estimates are still rolling in.



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Russia's Chechnya inaugurates what it says is Europe's largest mosque

Russia's Chechnya inaugurates what it says is Europe's largest mosqueAuthorities in the Russian region of Chechnya on Friday inaugurated what they said was the largest mosque in Europe in a pomp-filled ceremony attended by local and foreign officials. Named after the Prophet Mohammed, the marble-decorated mosque has capacity for more than 30,000 people and has been described by the Chechen authorities as the “largest and most beautiful” mosque in Europe. Chechen leader Ramzan Kadyrov, an ally of President Vladimir Putin, said the mosque — located in Shali, a town of 54,000 just outside the regional capital Grozny — was “unique in its design, and majestic in its size and beauty”.



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Farmer Behind the U.S.'s Largest Organic Food Fraud Scheme Dies by Suicide

Farmer Behind the U.S.'s Largest Organic Food Fraud Scheme Dies by SuicideA Missouri farmer blamed for running the largest organic food fraud scheme in U.S. history has died by suicide, weeks before he was to report to federal prison to begin serving a 10-year term, a coroner said Tuesday.



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El Paso, where a gunman reportedly worried about a 'Hispanic invasion of Texas' shot up a Walmart, is one of the country's largest Latino cities

El Paso, where a gunman reportedly worried about a 'Hispanic invasion of Texas' shot up a Walmart, is one of the country's largest Latino citiesThe city is home to one of the largest shares of Hispanic people in the US, and more of the city speaks Spanish than English.



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Alaska heat wave shatters temperature record in largest city Anchorage

Alaska heat wave shatters temperature record in largest city AnchorageTemperatures in Alaska’s largest city Anchorage have soared to a sweltering all-time record of 90 degrees Fahrenheit (32 centigrade) as a heat wave grips the US state which straddles the Arctic Circle. “At 5pm this afternoon, Anchorage International Airport officially hit 90 degrees for the first time on record,” tweeted the National Weather Service (NWS) late Thursday. The average high temperature for July 4 in Anchorage, located in southern Alaska, is a far cooler 65 degrees.



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Alaska heat wave shatters temperature record in largest city Anchorage

Alaska heat wave shatters temperature record in largest city Anchorage Temperatures in Alaska’s largest city Anchorage have soared to a sweltering all-time record of 90 degrees Fahrenheit (32 centigrade) as a heat wave grips the US state which straddles the Arctic Circle. “At 5pm this afternoon, Anchorage International Airport officially hit 90 degrees for the first time on record,” tweeted the National Weather Service (NWS) late Thursday. The average high temperature for July 4 in Anchorage, located in southern Alaska, is a far cooler 65 degrees.



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