US DECLARES ILLEGAL ISRAELI SETTLEMENTS LAWFUL

Tue 19 November 2019: Secretary of State Mike Pompeo announced Monday that the U.S. is softening its position on Israeli settlements in the occupied West Bank, the latest in a series of anti-Palestine moves by the Trump administration. Pompeo repudiated a 1978 State Department legal opinion that held that civilian settlements in the occupied territories […]

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CHEMICALS USED IN PLASTIC ARE LINKED TO LOWER IQS IN BABIES

Tue 19 November 2019: A new study now finds that the chemicals which are used in some plastic materials, soap, cosmetic and cleaning products have been linked to lower IQs in developing babies and children. The study has found that the effect is particularly on boys. The long-term study based in Sweden saw experts looking […]

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LEAKED CHINESE DOCUMENTS SHOW DETAILS OF XINJIANG CRACKDOWN: NYT

Mon 18 November 2019: Beijing denies any mistreatment of Uighur Muslims and says it’s providing vocational training to stamp out ‘extremism’. A trove of leaked government documents details China’s clampdown on Uighurs and other Muslims in the country’s western Xinjiang region under President Xi Jinping, the New York Times reported. United Nations experts and activists say at least one […]

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MALAYSIAN POLICE HAVE RIGHT TO SEARCH MOBILE PHONES: DEPUTY HOME MINISTER

Mon 18 November 2019: Malaysian police officers have the authority to search mobile phones to ensure that they do not contain anything obscene, offensive or threatening to the security of the people and nation, Deputy Home Minister Azis Jamman said on Monday (Nov 18). Speaking in parliament, Mr Azis added that individuals should also be aware […]

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NIGERIA’S RULING PARTY WINS 2 STATES IN LOCAL ELECTIONS

Mon 18 November 2019: Nigeria’s ruling All Progressive Party (APC) has won two states in the staggered elections for the seats of governors which was marred by violence. Oil-rich Bayelsa state in the country’s south and the volatile central Kogi state were won by President Mohammadu Buhari’s APC in the weekend poll, reducing the opposition […]

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SALAMA HAYEK SUPPORTS FUTURE POTENTIAL SYRIAN REFUGEE ‘MARVEL’ STAR

Mon 18 November 2019: He stole the hearts of cinephiles around the world with his touching performance in Nadine Labaki’s Oscar-nominated film “Capernaum,” and now it appears that 15-year-old Zain Al-Rafeea has won over A-lister Salma Hayek. The actress uploaded a picture of herself cozying up to the former Syrian refugee and “The Eternals” co-star […]

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WIKIPEDIA CO-FOUNDER TO LAUNCH NEW SOCIAL MEDIA PLATFORM

Mon 18 November 2019: Intended to get right what Facebook and Twitter have so far been getting wrong, Wikipedia co-founder Jimmy Wales is launching a social-media website named “WT: Social” which will compete with both the social media platforms. Instead of going for an ad-funded model, Wales aims to finance it through donations, just like […]

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IRAQI PROTESTERS OPENLY RELISH THE OPPOSITION RALLIES IN IRAN

Mon 18 November 2019: Iran has been the target of the ongoing anti-government protests in Iraq, with demonstrators condemning the neighboring country’s political influence over their own. Iran meanwhile, was swept up last week in protests against the regime after officials decided to hike gasoline prices. Despite the lack of information coming from Iran over […]

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IRAN DEVELOPED ‘VAST INFLUENCE’ IN IRAQ, SPY AGENCY LEAKS SAY

A poster of Iraq Parliament Speaker Mohammed al Halbousi (R) and Iran President Hassan Rouhani (L) hangs on a building near Tahrir Square during ongoing protests in Baghdad, Iraq. November 6, 2019. (AP) Mon 18 November 2019: Hundreds of leaked Iranian intelligence reports reveal the depth of Tehran’s influence in neighbouring, now protest-torn Iraq, The New […]

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