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Official Turkish body said it was OK for girls to marry at 9, claims it was only following Islam

Turkey’s opposition have demanded a parliamentary investigation into the Directorate of Religious Affairs, an influential government department, after it proclaimed that Islamic Law approved of boys marrying at 12 and girls at 9. In an online religious glossary intended for the public released earlier this week, Diyanet, as the body is known, stated that these are the earliest ages for children ...

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‘I was firm & strong’: Trump claims credit for N Korea talks with Seoul

Published time: 4 Jan, 2018 12:21 Edited time: 4 Jan, 2018 12:24 US President Donald Trump is taking credit for the apparent thawing of diplomatic tensions between South Korea and North Korea, stating that his “firm and strong” stance has enabled talks. The governments in Seoul and Pyongyang have technically been at war for nearly 70 years since the end ...

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Could GCHQ influence Iran protests? They’ve done it before, claims researcher

The UK government uses fake content & sockpuppet accounts on social media to infiltrate activist groups & “destroy” enemies, former hacktivist Mustafa Al-Bassam claims. A shadowy unit is known to target the Middle East, he says. Al-Bassam, who uses the alias TFlow, was a black hat hacker and one of the six core members of hacktivist group LulzSec. He is ...

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Explosive report claims France is targeting Jews for tax evasion, but there’s a catch

An explosive report by the Israeli financial daily newspaper Globes claims that France has established a secret department to target French Jews believed to be avoiding tax. The claims, however, quickly crumble under scrutiny. The exclusive report, published December 28, alleges that authorities at Bercy Street, France’s Ministry of Finance, established a specialist, Hebrew-speaking “secret department” on the 13th floor ...

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What’s killing the world’s bees? New study claims a surprising culprit

Scientists have found what they believe to be the strongest factor leading to the worryingly steep decline of bumblebees… fungicides. The discovery has now been added to the growing list of threats that could potentially lead to the extinction of the essential pollinators. The revelation that common fungicides are having the strongest impact on the insects came as a surprise, ...

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Pro-ISIS hackers could be Russians, claims UK intelligence report… citing single Telegraph article

A parliamentary report on UK intelligence speculates that Russian hackers could be conducting ‘false-flag’ cyber-attacks by posing as Islamic extremists. It’s evidence? One article in the Telegraph newspaper. The heavily redacted report cited an October 2017 Telegraph article when noting that “some commentators have speculated that certain cyber-attacks, which have been widely reported in the media as being Russian… have ...

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Cybersecurity guru McAfee claims his Twitter account hacked to promote alternate cryptocurrencies

Published time: 28 Dec, 2017 22:07 Cryptocurrency enthusiast and cybersecurity pioneer John McAfee has claimed that his Twitter account was compromised by an unknown offender who used his social media account to fraudulently promote “undervalued” digital coins. McAfee said his Twitter account was compromised and used by a hacker to promote lesser-known cryptocurrencies. The now deleted tweets imitated McAfee’s “coin ...

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Netanyahu claims more states ‘seriously considering’ relocating embassies to Jerusalem

Several states are “seriously considering” moving their embassies to Jerusalem, the Israeli PM has claimed, as Palestinians continue to desperately protest the controversial US recognition of the Holy City as Israel’s capital. “We’re now talking to several countries who are seriously considering saying exactly the same thing as the United States and moving their embassies to Jerusalem,” Benjamin Netanyahu told ...

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‘Catalan Republic has beaten monarchy’: Puigdemont claims victory as unionists blame ‘unfair’ law

Published time: 21 Dec, 2017 23:35 Edited time: 21 Dec, 2017 23:53 Deposed Catalan president Carles Puigdemont has hailed a victory of democracy, while the leader of pro-unionist Citizens Party has blamed “unfair” laws for their inability to form a majority. “I want to congratulate the Catalan people, because they have sent a message to the world. The Catalan republic ...

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Putin ‘wanted Franken out of Senate,’ anti-Trump ‘resistance’ claims

Published time: 20 Dec, 2017 13:34 Liberals who pushed Senator Al Franken (D-Minnesota) to resign over groping and forced kissing accusations were actually unsuspecting dupes carrying out Moscow’s agenda, according to the latest Russiagate conspiracy theory. When it comes to politics, the most outlandish stories with baseless claims typically swirl within partisan circles. That is not the case for the ...

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