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‘Bitcoin banned by Islam’: Egypt’s Grand Mufti issues fatwa against cryptocurrency

Published time: 3 Jan, 2018 14:48 The Egyptian Grand Mufti has issued an official fatwa, banning bitcoin which soared in value over the $ 20,000 mark in December. Trade in cryptocurrency is similar to gambling, which is forbidden in Islam, he said. The fatwa was issued after consultations with several economic experts, Egypt’s Grand Mufti Shawki Allam said on Monday, ...

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‘Attack on civilians’: At least 1 killed, 13 disfigured in Afghan-US airstrike against ISIS

Published time: 2 Jan, 2018 20:48 At least one civilian was killed and 13 others wounded in joint Afghan-US airstrikes against Islamic State in the Nangarhar province on Janruary 1. Witnesses say the death toll is higher. The Afghan military conducted their operation against Islamic State (IS, formerly ISIS/ISIL) in Nangarhar and Jawzjan province backed by Afghan and US-led air ...

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‘West focuses only on anti-govt rallies’: Thousands protest for & against authorities in Iran

Large crowds have gathered across Iran in a demonstration of loyalty to the government as opposition protests showed no signs of abating. Tehran meanwhile slammed Washington’s “interference” and “deceptive support” of the unrest. The ongoing protests in Iran started as a rally against soaring food prices and unemployment, snowballing into the biggest anti-government movement in eight years. On Saturday, according ...

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Russia’s Supreme Court turns down Navalny’s appeal against presidential bid rejection

Published time: 30 Dec, 2017 16:04 The appeal of Aleksey Navalny – an opposition activist aiming to run for president – against the decision of the Central Election Commission not to register him as a candidate, has been rejected by the Supreme Court of Russia. The court decision was made public by Navalny’s lawyer, Ivan Zhdanov, on Saturday. Saying that ...

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Arizona may appeal ruling against ban on Mexican-American studies

A federal judge has imposed a permanent injunction on Arizona education officials, barring them from enforcing a 2010 law that banned public schools in Tucson from teaching Mexican-American and other ethnic studies. Ninth Circuit Judge Wallace Tashima ruled that Arizona violated the First and Fourteenth Amendment when it enacted HB 2281, a bill that prohibited public schools from teaching classes ...

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President Obama warns against getting ‘cocooned’ in bias via social media

Former President Barack Obama sat down with the UK’s Prince Harry for an extended and far-ranging interview with the BBC this week, and their conversation touched on social media, the use thereof, and Obama’s take on what the current state of social media means for human discourse. The full interview covers a lot of ground, but the breakouts regarding social ...

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War on outback Christmas? Aussie treasurer vows to ‘call out’ discrimination against Christians

Published time: 22 Dec, 2017 17:03 Christianity is not given the same respect as other religions in the Land Down Under, according to Australian Treasurer Scott Morrison. His comments have been labeled hypocritical due to his “unchristian” anti-migrant stance. In an interview with Fairfax Media, Morrison promised to “call out” those who mock Christianity and its practitioners. “It all starts when ...

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CREW’s Emoluments lawsuit against Trump dismissed for lack of standing

Congress, not the courts, should have the final say on whether President Donald Trump is in violation of the US Constitution’s Emoluments Clause, a federal judge ruled in dismissing two lawsuits filed against the president. On Thursday, the Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington, better known as CREW, failed to convince US District Court Judge George Daniels of the ...

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Facebook drops ineffective ‘disputed articles’ tag in fight against fake news

Facebook will ditch its controversial “disputed” article tag after research showed the fact-checking initiative to be ineffective. Undeterred, the tech giant has adopted a new strategy in its crusade against fake news. Under the old system that was introduced last year, Facebook partnered with signatories of Poynter’s International Fact Checking Code of Principles – including ABC News, FactCheck.org, the Associated ...

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‘I will report to Trump who votes against US Jerusalem decision’ – Haley in letter to UN members

Published time: 20 Dec, 2017 12:22 The US ambassador to the UN has warned member states that Donald Trump will take a vote on his recognition of Jerusalem as Israel’s capital “personally,” and she will report back to him on nay-sayers at the UN General Assembly. The warning was contained in an apparently threatening letter ahead of the General Assembly’s ...

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