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Cecil Hunter: Killing Charges Are ‘Crazy’

A professional hunter accused of failing to prevent the unlawful killing of Cecil the lion has branded the charges against him “crazy” as he arrived at court. Theo Bronkhurst told journalists he believed he had the right hunting permit and that the charges he faced were “frivolous”. “(Hunting) is an integral part of our country and it’s got to continue. ...

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Mediterranean migrant crisis: Hundreds feared drowned as boat capsizes after leaving Libya

A major rescue operation is underway and hundreds are feared drowned after a small fishing boat carrying up to 700 migrants sank off the coast of Libya. The incident was reported by Irish navy officials, who told the Associated Press a number of ships and Italian military helicopters were being deployed to try and save lives. Some 150 migrants were spotted ...

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INDIA LIFTS BAN ON PORNOGRAPHIC WEBSITES

  India has reversed a controversial order banning hundreds of porn websites, a government official said Wednesday, after accusations of heavy-handed censorship in the world’s largest democracy. On Saturday, telecommunication authorities had directed Internet service providers (ISPs) to block 857 websites on “morality and decency” grounds and to curb child pornography, the first of its crackdown on online pornography in ...

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ISRAEL ARRESTS MOST-WANTED JEWISH EXTREMIST

Israel on Monday arrested Meir Ettinger, who tops the Shin Bet internal security organization’s list of most-wanted Jewish extremists, for alleged involvement in what Israeli authorities termed criminal nationalist activity. Ettinger, the 24 year old grandson of late Jewish extremist Rabbi Meir Kahane, is scheduled to appear before a court in the northern town of Nazareth to have his remand ...

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25 Killed In Warplane Crash in Syria

  According to reports, 25 people at least, were killed and tens of others wounded on Monday, August 3, 2015 when a Syrian warplane crashed in Syria’s northwestern province of Idlib. The war jet crashed over a popular marketplace in the town of Ariha in the countryside of Idlib, much of which has fallen recently to the so-called Jaish al-Fateh, ...

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White House Rejects Snowden’s Appeal for Pardon

President Obama has reportedly rejected calls to forgive Edward Snowden for revealing details of America’s unlawful spying programme. According to the story, a petition on the White House website declaring the former National Security Agency employee a national hero has gathered 167,955 signatures in two years. However, Obama’s advisor on Homeland Security and Counterterrorism has spoken-out to insist Snowden should ...

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You can’t understand Pope Francis without Juan Perón — and Evita

BUENOS AIRES — A few years ago, when he was not yet Pope Francis, Cardinal Jorge Mario Bergoglio, the archbishop of Buenos Aires, visited the convent where he attended kindergarten in the city’s Flores neighborhood. The nuns gathered around. “Sister Rosa,” he asked one of his first teachers, “what was I like?” “A little demon,” she bellowed. The nuns burst ...

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INDIA BLOCKS 857 PORNOGRAPHIC WEBSITES

To ban porn, saying it will be seen by who shouldn’t see it, is like saying to stop traffic because there will be accidents – Indian film maker The Indian government on Monday in New Delhi, told internet service providers and telecom operators in the country to block 857 pornographic websites. The directive came after the Supreme Court in July ...

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Family Feud Erupts at Bobbi Kristina’s Funeral

The ongoing tensions between the families of the late megastar Whitney Houston and her ex-husband, R&B singer Bobby Brown, erupted Saturday during a memorial service for their daughter, Bobbi Kristina. Bobbi Kristina, who dreamed of growing up to achieve fame like her mother, died in hospice care July 26, about six months after she was found face-down and unresponsive in ...

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Taliban’s New Leader Rules Out Peace, Urges Unity Amongst Group

The Taliban on Saturday released an audio recording said to be from the group’s new leader in which the new leader dismissed any prospects of peace with the Afghan mainstream. Mullah Akhtar Muhammad Mansour the new leader had been generally criticized as being incapable of sustaining the jihad because of his alleged inclination to negotiating peace. In the audio recording  ...

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