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RT News - February 20, 2018 (17:00 MSK)

Both samples of a Russian Olympic medalist in South Korea have tested positive for a banned substance - this is now confirmed by Russian sports officials. The Turkish president has announced that his army is going to encircle Syria's Afrin - in an operation to oust Kurdish forces.The statement comes amid conflicting reports that Damascus also plans to send troops to the city. In Japan, recently discovered state documents revealing mass forced sterilisation, have prompted victims to break their silence.