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Banana-sucking pop singer jailed for video ‘harmful to Egyptian morality’ (VIDEO)

Published time: 13 Dec, 2017 12:45 An Egyptian court jailed a pop singer for two years for suggestively eating a banana and appearing in her underwear in a recent music video. Shyma’s video for the song ‘I have issues’ caused immediate outrage in the highly socially conservative country. Since President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi came to power in 2014, authorities have ...

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Erdogan urges world to recognize E. Jerusalem as Palestinian capital

Published time: 13 Dec, 2017 09:26 Edited time: 13 Dec, 2017 09:55 Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has called on Washington to turn back from its “unlawful and provocative decision” on Jerusalem, and urged world states to recognize East Jerusalem as the capital of Palestine. WATCH LIVE: Organization of Islamic Cooperation meets in Istanbul to discuss Jerusalem President Erdogan also called ...

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Convicted pedophile stopped at Sydney Airport under new child sex tourism laws

Published time: 13 Dec, 2017 08:01 A convicted child molester has been detained at Sydney Airport while attempting to leave the country. The man was stopped under new laws aimed at preventing pedophiles convicted in Australia from traveling overseas, namely to Southeast Asia, for sex tourism. Australian Foreign Minister Julie Bishop told reporters at Sydney Airport that the man was ...

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Okinawa schoolboy injured after window falls from US helicopter

Published time: 13 Dec, 2017 05:36 A Japanese schoolboy has reportedly become the latest victim of the much-maligned US military presence in Okinawa. An American helicopter is said to have started falling apart directly above a schoolyard, resulting in injuries to the child. On Wednesday morning, an angular object roughly 3ft (1 meter) across fell onto a sports field packed ...

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Japanese workers use only half of paid holiday, feel guilty about it – survey

Published time: 13 Dec, 2017 01:14 The stereotype of overworked Japanese employees has once again been proved true, with workers taking only half of their allotted annual leave, according to a recent survey. What’s more, they felt guilty about going on vacation at all. For the second consecutive year, Japanese workers came in last in Expedia Japan’s survey of 30 ...

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Police forbids burning flags as pro-Palestine protesters hit Berlin streets (VIDEO)

About 200 demonstrators with Palestinian flags took to central Berlin on Tuesday to vent their outrage at Washington’s decision to recognize Jerusalem as the capital of Israel. A wave of anti-Israeli protests has swept the German capital since then. Ahead of the protest, which took place in front of Berlin’s Central Station, police invoked a ban on burning any objects ...

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German soldier charged with planning to kill top politicians in fake Islamist attacks

Published time: 13 Dec, 2017 01:20 A “right-wing nationalist” German soldier has been presented with new charges of plotting to carry out false flag attacks that would result in retribution against immigrants, after an earlier case against him was thrown out of court. Federal prosecutors have charged 28-year-old former lieutenant Franco Hans A., who was arrested in April, and two ...

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Jens Stoltenberg's greatest hits, as NATO extends his gaffe-riddled reign

NATO’s Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg has been given another two years at the helm of the world’s most offensive defensive alliance. NATO said in a statement Tuesday that the 29 allies had decided to prolong Stoltenberg’s term until September 30, 2020. The former Norwegian prime minister has served as NATO’s Secretary-General since October 2014 – and he already has so much ...

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