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String of earthquakes hits central Italy | News

Three earthquakes have hit central Italy in short succession, with tremors felt in the capital, Rome, forcing an evacuation of the underground train system.  The German Research Centre for Geosciences, which operates a regional quake monitoring system, said a quake with a preliminary magnitude of 5.5 hit the region north of Amatrice at about 09:25 GMT on Wednesday. A second ...

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Jordan cracks down on activists over social media posts | News

A Jordanian military court has charged eight activists with “insulting the King” and “incitement to spread chaos to undermine the political regime of Jordan using social media”, lawyers said. The General Intelligence Directorate (GID), the “Mukhabarat” in Arabic, last week arrested civilian opposition activists, including retired army and intelligence generals, a former MP, a former high-ranking government official and several ...

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Jerusalem hospital school offers hope to ill children |

East Jerusalem –  For Palestinians living under occupation, achievements that benefit the community are often celebrated as a form of resistance. A new one-classroom school, aptly named “Persistence”, for chronically ill Palestinian children being treated at a hospital in East Jerusalem, is seen as just that: A triumph. The school, the first of its kind in Palestine, has wedged a ...

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Turkey deports New York Times correspondent | News

Turkey has deported a correspondent with the New York Times as he tried to enter the country through Istanbul’s Ataturk Airport, according to the newspaper. Rod Nordland was sent back to London, where he had flown out of, on a flight from the same airport on Tuesday, the report said. There was no immediate statement from the Turkish authorities. Turkish ...

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Gambia MPs extend President Jammeh’s term | News

The Gambia’s National Assembly has adopted a resolution to allow President Yahya Jammeh to stay in power for three more months, starting from Wednesday, according to state television. Jammeh, who has ruled The Gambia for 22 years, initially acknowledged opponent Adama Barrow as the winner of elections in December, but later rejected the ballot count as flawed and lodged a ...

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Divorce in Lebanon | Lebanon

Beirut’s recent trash woes have given light to its underlying political instability but Lebanon is often overlooked for its religious tolerance and diversity. The small country that borders the Mediterranean officially recognises 18 different religious denominations, each with the freedom to administer marriage, divorce and alimony matters to those of their faith. Civil marriage is also a viable option for ...

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‘Facebook tak curi teknologi VR’

Dallas (Amerika Syarikat: Ketua Pegawai Eksekutif Facebook Inc, Mark Zuckerberg menafikan unit Facebook, Oculus mencuri teknologi realiti maya (VR) daripada penerbit permainan video, ZeniMax Media Inc. Zuckerberg membuat penafian itu ketika memberi testimoni selama lebih sejam dalam kes tuntutan awam oleh ZeniMax di Mahkamah Persekutuan di sini pada Selasa. ZeniMax menyaman Oculus pada 2014 ketika Facebook dalam proses membelinya . ...

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Tunggu bukti baru | Harian Metro

Melbourne: Menteri Pengangkutan Australia mempertahankan keputusan menggantungkan pencarian pesawat MH370 dan berkata ia boleh diteruskan jika ‘bukti baru yang kukuh’ muncul. Australia, Malaysia dan China, semalam menggantungkan operasi pencarian besar-besaran di selatan Lautan Hindi selepas hampir tiga tahun pesawat itu hilang ketika dalam penerbangan dari Kuala Lumpur ke Beijing pada 8 Mac 2014. Menteri Pengangkutan, Darren Chester berkata, kos tinggi ...

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Dipecat kerana gelar Mao Zedong ‘syaitan’

Beijing: Seorang pegawai di wilayah utara China dipecat selepas dia menggelar pengasas China moden, Mao Zedong ‘syaitan’ di media sosial. Dalam satu kenyataan lewat kelmarin, Biro Kebudayaan Shijiazhuang berkata, timbalan pengarahnya, Zuo Chunhe dipecat kerana membuat kenyataan ‘salah’ di laman Weibo. Mao yang mati pada 9 September 1976 masih secara rasmi disanjung oleh Parti Komunis sebagai pengasas China moden dan ...

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