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Supernova, Trump ‘fill prophecy’

End of the earth theories and prophecies abound and the concept of an Armageddon destruction of our planet permeates our culture. Yet, the earth is billions of years old. Can it really be destroyed? Science has predicted a nova in 2022. Now religion has ascribed a mystic message to it. …

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Israel ‘to build new settlement’

Israeli forces began clearing an illegal Jewish settlement in Palestinian territory in the West Bank on Wednesday. Despite the government?s announcement of new settlement plans, the evacuations of the outpost of Amona were met with protests. Photo: Reuters Security forces have started evacuating residents from the outpost of Amona in …

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Maverick barber cuts hair using fire

Palestinian barber Ramadan Edwan is lit, his work is smoking hot, his skills are on fire. Don’t worry, your eyes aren’t playing tricks on you in the heat, Ramadan’s barber shop specializes in singeing their customers’ hair to perfection. You can find his unusual barbershop in the Rafah refugee camp …

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Iran’s supreme leader mocks Trump

Iranian Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei has mocked Donald Trump, saying he had shown America’s ‘real face’. Picture: AP IRAN’S supreme leader believes President Donald Trump had shown the “real face” of the United States, after he accused Iran of being ungrateful for sanctions relief approved by the Obama administration. …

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Trump: ‘He better be careful’

In Tehran, renewed frictions between the U.S. and Iran were palpable at an annual celebration of the 1979 Iranian Revolution. Photo: AP Iranians carry a banner showing a caricature of US President Donald Trump during an annual rally commemorating the anniversary of the 1979 Islamic revolution, which toppled the late …

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New search for Tut’s secret chambers

BBC One takes a look inside the Egyptian Pharaoh Tutankhamun’s tomb in the new documentary ‘Tutankhamun: The Truth Uncovered’. Courtesy BBC One King Tutankhamun’s burial chamber in the Valley of the Kings. A new radar scan will attempt to determine if the wall paintings hide secret chambers. Picture: EPA THE …

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High-rise collapses onto Iranian firefighters

Up to 38 firefighters are trapped in the rubble of this burning building in Iran which collapsed. Picture: Twitter DOZENS of firefighters were feared trapped under the rubble after Iran’s oldest high-rise, the 15-storey Plasco building in downtown Tehran, collapsed live on TV on Thursday following a fire. State television …

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Obama aims final messages at Trump

Barack Obama has stepped behind the White House podium for the last time, fielding questions from the crush of journalists crammed in for the occasion and offering assurances to Americans watching on TV. But at times, his answers seemed aimed at an audience of one: The man who will replace …

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McCartney files lawsuit against Sony/ATV

Paul McCartney says he wants his music to get back to where it once belonged. McCartney filed a lawsuit in federal court in Manhattan on Wednesday against Sony/ATV over copyright ownership of the many hit songs he wrote with John Lennon as part of The Beatles. The copyrights were famously …

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Press should ask tough questions: Obama

President Barack Obama has thanked the journalists who have covered him in the White House, saying that “having you in this building has made this place work better”. In his final press conference as president on Wednesday, Obama said of journalists, “you’re not supposed to be sycophants. You’re supposed to …

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