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More men will face sexual assault allegations due to ignorance – Comedian Bill Cosby

Embattled comic Bill Cosby plans to embark on a town hall-style speaking tour to educate young people about sexual assault allegations. His spokespeople said on Thursday that due to changing laws, more young men will face sexual assault allegations. Mr Cosby narrowly escaped a prison sentence when a sexual assault trial against him ended in a hung jury. Prosecutors plan ...

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Iraq: ISIS bombs 845 year-old al-Nuri mosque

So-called Islamic State (IS) has blown up the Great Mosque of al-Nuri in Mosul, Iraqi forces say. The ancient landmark with its famous leaning minaret was where IS leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi proclaimed a “caliphate” in 2014. However, IS claims that US aircraft destroyed the complex, in a statement issued by its news outlet Amaq. Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi ...

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We will hit hard in Lebanon if war breaks out – Israel threatens Hezbollah terrorists

Israel on Wednesday threatened to use all its strength from the start in any new war with the Lebanese militant group Hezbollah. Chief of the Israeli air force, Maj.-Gen. Amir Eshel, gave the warning during the annual Herzliya security conference near Tel Aviv. Mr. Eshel said qualitative and quantitative improvements in the air force since the 2006 Lebanon war meant ...

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Saudi Arabia: Crown prince removed by his uncle, replaced with his cousin

The former crown prince in a decree was also fired from his post as interior minister. In a major reshuffle, Saudi Arabia’s King Salman has appointed his son, Mohammed bin Salman, as heir to the throne of the home of Islam’s holiest sites. In a royal decree, the former Crown Prince, Mohammed bin Nayef, a 57-year-old nephew of the king, ...

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ISIS terrorist shot dead by Canadian sniper stationed 2 miles away

It took the bullet almost 10 seconds to hit its target A sniper in the Canadian Special Forces shot and killed an Islamic State (IS) fighter from a distance of 2.1 miles (3,540m) in Iraq last month. Military sources told Toronto’s Globe and Mail newspaper the soldier was a member of Joint Task Force 2, and made the shot from ...

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22-year-old US student released from North Korea in coma dies [LOOK]

Otto Warmbier, the 22-year-old student who was returned to the US in a coma last week after 17 months as a prisoner in North Korea, has died in a Cincinnati hospital, his parents announced.   “It is our sad duty to report that our son, Otto Warmbier, has completed his journey home. Surrounded by his loving family, Otto died today ...

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EFCC suffers another loss as Appeal court strikes out motion to freeze Fayose’s accounts

The Court of Appeal, Ado Ekiti, on Tuesday dismissed a motion filed by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission seeking to stop Ekiti State Governor, Ayodele Fayose, from operating his accounts with Zenith Bank.   The court said the motion was lacking in merit and speculative because the anti-graft agency suppressed material facts in the matter.   Justice Taiwo Taiwo ...

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US: 2 men die in search of $2 million treasure hidden by 87 year-old man

The body of a Colorado pastor in search of a hidden treasure worth $2m (£1.5m) has been found in New Mexico’s Rio Grande River, according to police. Paris Wallace, 52, was reported missing a week ago after he travelled to the Rocky Mountains near Santa Fe seeking a bronze chest of gold and jewels. Paris Wallace is seen in this ...

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Portugal: Firefighting Plane crashes during operation to inferno

Reports that a firefighting plane crashed during an operation to tackle huge blazes in central Portugal have been denied by the country’s civil protection authority.   This contradicts earlier reports that a Canadair aircraft went down near the central Pedrógão Grande area.   More than 1,000 firefighters on the ground and planes from several countries are battling the fires.   ...

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US shoots down Syrian jet, Russia vows to retaliate

The downing of the Syrian jet is the latest escalation between the U.S.-led coalition and pro-regime forces in the country. Russia warns it will treat US-led coalition jets in parts of Syria as targets after US downed Syrian plane The Russian Defense Ministry blasted the U.S.’s shooting down of a Syrian fighter jet as a “massive violation of international law” ...

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