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CNN fires contributor Marc Lamont Hill for criticising Israel

American Cable News Network (CNN) has severed ties with Marc Lamont Hill, a recurring political contributor, after he delivered a speech at the United Nations accusing Israel of “state violence and ethnic cleansing” and championed a one-state solution. The network did not give a reason, but the move came amid objections to Hill’s speech by the Anti-Defamation League (ADL) and other groups. According to the Jewish Voice for Peace, “while the ADL markets itself as a civil rights organisation, its history betrays an extensive record of anti-Arab, anti-Muslim and anti-Palestinian advocacy”. In 1993, the United States police raided the...

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All humans have SAME ancestors: Every man and woman was spawned from a single couple living up to 200,000 years ago, scientists claim

All modern humans descended from a solitary pair who lived 100,000 to 200,000 years ago, scientists say. Scientists surveyed the genetic ‘bar codes’ of five million animals – including humans – from 100,000 different species and deduced that we sprang from a single pair of adults after a catastrophic event almost wiped out the human race. These bar codes, or snippets of DNA that reside outside the nuclei of living cells, suggest that it’s not just people who came from a single pair of beings, but nine out of every 10 animal species, too. Stoeckle and Thaler, the scientists who headed the...

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Nine killed as Kashmir reels from its deadliest year since 2009

At least nine people have been killed in violence in  Kashmir, capping off one of this year’s deadliest weeks in the state already suffering its worst bloodshed in a decade. At least six militants were killed in an early morning gun battle with security forces on Sunday in Kapran village of Shopian district in southern Kashmir. The fighting later sparked clashes in the volatile district between locals and police, during which a 15-year-old civilian was killed by security forces, according to residents. Authorities said the operation was launched after receiving information on Saturday night about the presence of rebels...

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Mark Latham settles defamation case over ‘anti-white racism’ comments

Lawyers for Osman Faruqi, an ABC journalist and former political editor of pop culture website Junkee, said Mr Latham – now the NSW leader of Pauline Hanson’s One Nation – had agreed to pay damages and legal costs to settle the case over claims Faruqi supported “anti-white racism”. Faruqi kicked off defamation proceedings against Mr Latham in October last year over comments made by the Labor heavyweight turned NSW One Nation leader on his OutsidersYouTube program. He alleged Mr Latham defamed him in an August 2 episode of the program last year, titled “The Rise of Anti-White Racism and...

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Ethiopia PM promises free election as he meets opposition parties

Ethiopia’s Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed has met members of opposition parties to discuss ways of reforming the country’s electoral system, the latest move in a campaign to open up a political arena dominated by his ruling coalition. The meeting with 81 opposition groups on Tuesday discussed ways of ensuring elections in 2020 were “free and fair”, the Ethiopian leader’s office said on Twitter. Abiy has turned Ethiopian politics on its head since coming to power in April by welcoming back exiled opposition and separatist groups, releasing prisoners and appointing a formerly jailed dissident as head of the election board...

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