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His accomplice was arrested in March, but he got away. This article, Seattle fugitive accused of raping minor detained in Malaysia, originally appeared on Coconuts, Asia's leading alternative media company.
A Polish government minister accused Israel's foreign minister of a "profound lack of knowledge" on Friday in a deepening row over a bill critics say will make it harder for Jews to recover property seized by Poland's Nazi occupiers during World War Two. Poland's lower house of parliament on Thursday passed the draft bill affecting claims for the restitution of property, drawing a furious response from Israeli Foreign Minister Yair Lapid, who labelled it a "disgrace".
U.S. President Joe Biden's administration is working on the lifting of COVID-19 travel restrictions imposed on EU citizens but it is premature to put a date on any such move, U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken said on Friday.
The scheduled visit would have been his first public appearance since The Sun's overnight story showing photographs of the health secretary kissing Gina Coladangelo.
Shadow Transport Secretary Jim McMahon says that the images of Health Secretary Matt Hancock appearing to kiss his aide Gina Coladangelo published in The Sun newspaper are "pretty clear for all to see". He adds that it's also "pretty clear there was close contact" between the two while social distancing guidelines were in place. .
UEFA announced on Friday it had launched an investigation into "potential discriminatory incidents" during Germany's 2-2 draw with Hungary which was overshadowed by a row over a new Hungarian anti-LGBTQ law.
A record breaking number of sea turtles were admitted to Australia Zoo Wildlife Hospital, with a total of 14 turtles brought in for treatment, the zoo said.Video released on June 23 shows the turtles being cared for by the zoo.The zoo said that boat strikes, fishing line entanglements, floating syndrome – where a turtle is unable to dive due to a build up of gas – and the ingestion of plastics were common reasons that turtles were admitted to the hospital.Founder of Australia Zoo Wildlife Warriors, Terri Irwin, said that the threat to sea turtles would be reduced if people disposed of waste properly and maintained speed limits in water.“The alarming number of turtles currently in the care of the hospital only makes it more important for us to make mindful and environmentally-friendly choices that will help these beautiful creatures survive and thrive in their natural habitat,” Irwin said. Credit: Australia Zoo via Storyful
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A Russian opposition politician said on Friday he had been barred from taking part in a local election because of his support for jailed Kremlin critic Alexei Navalny. Ilya Yashin said he had wanted to register as a candidate for an election to the Moscow City Duma, the regional parliament, but was told he could not under a law banning members of groups declared "extremist" from running for office. A court ruling this month outlawed groups linked to Navalny as "extremist", and a new law prevents heads or members of such groups from running for the lower house of parliament or taking part in other elections for periods of three to five years.
Despite bitcoin's near 50% collapse, 29-year-old billionaire founder of crypto exchange FTX Sam Bankman-Fried is still bullish on crypto.
It was the white supremacist attack which shocked the world in New Zealand back in March 2019. As Australian man Brenton Tarrant killed 51 people and injured dozens when he opened fire on Muslim worshippers in two mosques in Christchurch.Now, in response, the government said Friday (June 25) that it plans to strengthen its hate speech laws, and increase penalties for inciting hatred and discrimination.The move comes after a Royal Commission of Inquiry recommended changes to existing laws which it said were weak deterrents for people targeting religious and other minority groups with hate.It noted that New Zealand's hate speech laws have resulted in just one prosecution and two civil claims so far.Justice Minister Kris Faafoi said punishment for such offences would be increased to a maximum of three years in prison or a fine of up to NZ$50,000- or around $35,000 USD. The current punishment is up to NZ$7,000 or three months in jail.''What we are looking at is when people are speaking or commenting about a group because of their ethnicity, their religious beliefs, their sexuality, or other characteristics, like their gender status and what they are saying is intended to incite, stir up, maintain and normalise hatred against that group. But that has no place in New Zealand and we will strengthen the laws to reflect that."The government also proposed provisions that would protect trans, gender diverse and intersex people from discrimination. The proposals are now open for public consultation.
Foreign Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian on Friday said France was waiting for Iran to take the last-step decisions needed to breathe new life into Iran's 2015 nuclear deal. "We're waiting for Iranian authorities to take the final difficult decisions to allow for the revival of the 2015 nuclear deal," Le Drian told a joint news conference with U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken in Paris.
KOTA KINABALU, June 25 — Sabah authorities said they will investigate incriminating photos of deputy chief minister Datuk Seri Bung Moktar Radin allegedly having a meal with turtle eggs being...
Iran's supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei on Friday received the first dose of a domestically produced coronavirus vaccine, his social media announced, as the country battles the Middle East's deadliest outbreak.
Men's defending Wimbledon champion Novak Djokovic will face British teenage wildcard Jack Draper in his opening match but Simona Halep, the women's winner at the last championships in 2019, will not open feature after withdrawing on Friday. World number one Djokovic is halfway to a calendar-year Grand Slam after winning the Australian and French Open titles this year, taking his overall tally to 19 majors. Draper, 19, will be making his Grand Slam main draw debut.
British Health Secretary Matt Hancock faced more questions about his judgment on Friday after pictures of him kissing and embracing his top aide, a friend hired last year, were splashed on the front page of the Sun newspaper. Hancock, who has been under fire for his handling of the early months of the COVID-19 pandemic, was found in February to have acted unlawfully by not revealing details of contracts signed during the health crisis. The opposition Labour Party, which had accused the government of "cronyism" in awarding millions of pounds of contracts related to the pandemic, said Friday's report needed to be looked into.
Thierry Neuville grabbed the Safari Rally lead on Friday morning as the tough, tight course turned the race into a battle for survival.
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Hatti Webster transformed a run-down van into the motorhome of dreams.
The former GMB presenter has voiced his outrage at the singer's 'shameful' conservatorship.