BOLLYWOOD IS PLAYING A LARGE SUPPORTING ROLE IN INDIA’S ELECTIONS

Fri 12 April 2024: As the largest electorate in history goes to the polls in India from April 19 to June 1, 2024, political parties are seeking to influence voters’ decisions – through cinema. The incumbent Bharatiya Janata Party, or BJP, seeking a third term in office under the leadership of Prime Minister Narendra Modi, has deployed […]

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LIKE THE ESTABLISHMENT OF ISRAEL, THE ‘RED HEIFER’ IS YET ANOTHER FORCED PROPHECY

Tue 09 April 2024: Beyond the political dimensions to the ongoing war in Gaza, there exists a deep religious undertone on both sides, which traces back to the very establishment of the Zionist occupation state in 1948, justified on the grounds of religious scripture as a God-given right to Jews. Yet despite its religious exterior, […]

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CAN JACOB ZUMA AND HIS MK PARTY UNSEAT THE ANC IN SOUTH AFRICA’S ELECTION?

  Former South African President Jacob Zuma has endorsed the new uMkhonto weSizwe (MK) party over the ruling ANC [File: MK Party X] Sat 07 April 2024: KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa – “We need change and we need change now,” said Princess Nozwe Zulu, sitting in her home in a low-income government housing project in Savannah Park, […]

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WHY BIDEN’S WHITE HOUSE IFTAR UNRAVELLED AMID GAZA WAR

Wed 03 April 2024: Washington, DC – The White House has cancelled a Ramadan iftar meal after several Muslim Americans declined the invitation in protest of President Joe Biden’s support for Israel’s war on Gaza, according to two people familiar with the matter. The sources, who spoke to Al Jazeera on condition of anonymity, said the cancellation […]

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IN A WEST BANK SETTLEMENT, ISRAELIS TEND RED COWS AND PLAN THE THIRD TEMPLE

  Rabbis from the Temple Institute meet with farmers to discuss the best way to construct a farm that will protect the red heifers from any type of blemish. (courtesy Temple Institute) Sun 31 March 2024: Radical plans to slaughter the heifers have raised concern across the Arab world – and were even linked by […]

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FAKE ACADEMIC PAPERS ARE ON THE RISE: WHY THEY’RE A DANGER AND HOW TO STOP THEM

Mon 11 March 2024: In the 1800s, British colonists in India set about trying to reduce the cobra population, which was making life and trade very difficult in Delhi. They began to pay a bounty for dead cobras. The strategy very quickly resulted in the widespread breeding of cobras for cash. This danger of unintended consequences […]

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IF YOU GET YOUR FINANCIAL ADVICE ON SOCIAL MEDIA, WATCH OUT FOR MISINFORMATION

  Khosro/Shutterstock Sun 10 March 2024: When your parents had financial troubles or questions about planning for the future, they may have sought the help of a financial adviser, their bank, or other professional. Today, many people turn to social media. TikTok in particular has become a hub of financial advice, from money saving hacks and personal stories […]

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IN GAZA, BABIES HAVE NO MORE NAPPIES, MILK, AS ISRAELI BOMBING CONTINUES

  Babies bring joy, but these Gaza families cannot find even the basics to take care of them [Abdelhakim Abu Riash/Al Jazeera] Sat 09 March 2024: Deir el-Balah, Gaza – On a cold night three weeks ago, Aida al-Baawi rushed from the makeshift tent she had made home to the town’s nearby Al-Aqsa Martyrs Hospital and, […]

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