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California Woman Jumps on Mountain Lion in Desperate Attempt to Save Pet Dog From Attack

A California woman desperately tried to save her dog from a mountain lion attack by trying to pry her pet from the jaws of the large predator. The woman, who has not been named, is said to have jumped on the mountain lion in the backyard of her Simi Valley home after spotting it eating her 10-year-old miniature schnauzer Pumbaa ...

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Boris Johnson refuses to apologise for racist ‘burka’ comments

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson refused to offer an outright apology for Islamophobic comments he made in 2018, which led to a spike in anti-Muslim hate crimes. On Friday morning, as he fielded questions from listeners on LBC radio station in London, he said: “When I write this stuff, I never set out to cause pain or hurt. I really ...

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Merkel to meet Turkish, French, UK leaders next week

German Chancellor Angela Merkel will attend a four-nation meeting with the leaders of Turkey, France and the U.K. next week to discuss latest developments on Syria, her spokeswoman said on Friday. Speaking at a news conference in Berlin, the government’s deputy spokeswoman Ulrike Demmer said the quadrilateral meeting on Syria will take place in London on Dec. 3, ahead of ...

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The real crimes of Benjamin Netanyahu

After years of investigation and months of delay, Israel’s Attorney General Avichai Mandelblit formally indicted Benjamin Netanyahu for crimes ranging from his violation of public trust to bribery and fraud. Israel’s apologists will argue that the fact that a sitting prime minister has been charged with crimes against the state and people presents compelling evidence of the country’s democracy and ...

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Inside China’s concentration camps holding up to three million Muslim prisoners..

The guards picked out the prettiest girl – a teenager with her head shaved and wearing a simple uniform like all the other prisoners lined up silently outside. Told to confess her ‘crimes’, she insisted she was a reformed person. But she was ordered to remove her clothes – and was then raped repeatedly in front of about 200 men ...

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Security forces kill 5 in southern Iraq as protests continue

Security forces opened fire on protesters in southern Iraq, killing at least five people and wounding dozens of others, police and medical sources said, as weeks of unrest in Baghdad and some southern cities continue. Protesters had gathered overnight on three bridges in the city, and security forces used live ammunition and tear gas canisters to disperse them, killing three, ...

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Far-right, anti-Islam group holds annual event at Trump’s Mar-A-Lago resort

A far-right lobbying group known for openly promoting Islamophobia is set to hold a private event on Saturday at U.S. President Donald Trump’s Mar-a-Lago resort, permits obtained by the Washington Post showed. According to the report, the Center for Security Policy, a far-right group alleging that Islamic extremists are infiltrating the U.S. government, has been issued a permit to hold ...

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Mike Pence visits US troops in Iraq amid anti-government unrest

US Vice President Mike Pence visited US troops in Iraq during a surprise visit to the protest-hit country on Saturday. The Iraqi government said Pence inspected US troops at the Ain al-Assad base in western Iraq who are taking part in an international alliance fighting Islamic State militants. Pence and his wife Karen Pence met with US forces and offered ...

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Ethiopia’s Sidama vote overwhelmingly to form autonomous region

Ethiopia’s Sidama people have voted overwhelmingly to form their own self-governing region as many of the country’s ethnic groups demand greater autonomy under sweeping reforms led by Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed. The country’s electoral board said on Saturday that provisional results showed 98.5% of voters had backed the change in Wednesday’s ballot, with turnout reaching 99.7%. The result grants the ...

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Man attacks pregnant Muslim woman in Sydney cafe

Apregnant Muslim woman, who is 38 weeks along, was brutally attacked by a random man at a western Sydney cafe late Wednesday, Australian media reported Thursday. According to The Sydney Morning Herald, 31-year-old Rana Elasmar was with friends, all of whom wear headscarves, in a cafe in Parramatta when Stipe Lozina, 43, allegedly leaned over their table, punched her in ...

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