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Israel’s deputy defense minister, MK Rabbi Eli Ben-Dahan, has claimed that Israel could annex the entirety of the occupied West Bank, without giving its Palestinian residents the right to vote.

Ben-Dahan made the remarks in an interview with the pro-settler news outlet Arutz Sheva, and in particular, addressed the issue of demographics between the River Jordan and the Mediterranean Sea.

“The clear and absolute thing is that we are here in the Land of Israel and we are not...

While protests against Macron administration continues in France, Montpellier University dean of the faculty of law has got beaten its faculty students up.

Public-sector workers in France went on strike against President Emmanuel Macron’s right-wing labor reforms.

While protests are continuing in Montpellier University, university administration’s scandal interference towards students caused eyebrows to raise.

Lena R., a law student, stated that a “violence team” which...

Police officers should be prevented from accessing people's personal mobile phone data without a search warrant, a privacy campaign group has said.

At least 26 police forces in England and Wales have begun using new technology to extract data from phones.

And Privacy International said there had been no public debate about the rapid rollout of this practice.

But one former chief constable said obtaining a warrant in each instance would be "just not practical".

It...

Cambridge Analytica may have had access to the personal information of tens of millions of unwitting Americans.

 But a genuine debate has emerged about whether the company had the sophistication to put that data effectively to use on behalf of Donald Trump’s presidential campaign.

But one other organization that has ready access to Facebook’s trove of personal data has a much better track record of using such information effectively: U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement....

Facebook has been collecting call records and SMS data from Android devices for years.

Several Twitter users have reported finding months or years of call history data in their downloadable Facebook data file.

A number of Facebook users have been spooked by the recent Cambridge Analytica privacy scandal, prompting them to download all the data that Facebook stores on their account.

The results have been alarming for some.

In a statement given to Ars Technica,...

The head of the U.N. food agency says the number of people around the world in danger of dying unless they get food urgently surged to 124 million last year mainly because "people won't stop shooting at each other."

World Food Program Executive Director David Beasley told the Security Council Friday that almost 32 million of those acutely hungry people live in four conflict-wracked countries Somalia, Yemen, South Sudan and northeastern Nigeria.

He said that globally, 60 percent...

On Sept. 20, Hurricane Maria hit Puerto Rico, turning families' life upside down. Then, a woman told what living after came the New York.

"At the time, my two daughters and I were living in Carolina, a town on the northeastern side of the island. In just a day, my clothes were turned to rags, my home was destroyed, and I lost the few belongings I had."

"My mother lived in the same town but her house was still standing. For two months, we slept on a couch in her living room. But...

Alabama lawmakers voted to allow the use of nitrogen gas to execute death row inmates, a method that has so far not been used to carry out a death sentence.

The bill would allow executions by asphyxiating inmates with nitrogen gas if lethal injection drugs are unavailable or lethal injection is ruled unconstitutional. Supporters argued the state needs another method of carrying out death sentences as drug companies become hesitant to supply chemicals for executions and lethal...

A “child rights activist” convicted of abusing a 12-year-old boy managed a charity that received hundreds of thousand of pounds from the NSPCC, Barnardo’s, Save the Children and Unicef.

Peter Newell, who wrote a manual on children’s rights published by Unicef, was jailed for multiple counts of historical sexual assault on a child aged 12 when the abuse began.

Newell, 77, was listed as co-ordinator for Approach, a children’s charity active across Europe, Africa, Latin America...

President Donald Trump's choice to be the first female director of the CIA is a career spymaster who once ran an agency prison in Thailand where terror suspects were subjected to a harsh interrogation technique that the president has supported.

Trump tweeted Tuesday that he would nominate CIA Director Mike Pompeo to replace Rex Tillerson as secretary of state and that he has selected Gina Haspel to replace Pompeo.

Haspel, the current deputy CIA director, also helped carry out...

A pregnant passenger on the Paris metro has been hit with a €60 fine for walking the wrong way, sparking outrage on social media.

The woman, who wanted to save some time on her journey, was given the ticket last Tuesday by inspectors at Concorde station near the Louvre art gallery.

"Bravo for this racket," her partner wrote sarcastically on Twitter, alongside a picture of her printed penalty notice. "A 60-euro fine without notice for a pregnant woman who goes the wrong way."...

The former Irish president's brother was sadistically abused for years by a disgraced priest. The former head of state has shared her feelings about the vile crimes for the first time.

Victims claim that the police in Newry school were alerted to the allegations against Fr Finnegan in 1996 but failed to interview the priest.He died 2002.

She has called for an independent inquiry into the Catholic Church's response to the allegations.

Ms McAleese now wants people who knew...

More than 1,000 children have been killed or injured this year across Syria, a United Nations Children's Fund official told CNN.

The grim statistic, from UNICEF regional communications chief Juliette Touma, comes as violence rips through the rebel-held enclave of Eastern Ghouta, where about a third of the nearly 400,000 besieged civilians are children.

In all, 342 children were killed and 803 were injured in Syria in the first two months of 2018, Touma added.

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Turkish Muslims in Greece say their rights as a minority are being taken away by the state as elected religious leaders are no longer recognised by the government.

At the end of World War One, part of the Ottoman Empire became Greece and under the Treaty of Lausanne, Turkish Muslims who stayed were allowed to elect their own religious leaders.

However, Turkish Muslims' identities and rights in the region of Western Thrace are slowly being eroded. 

 

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Last month, a Syrian child was killed in a regime gas attack in Eastern Ghouta. Now, again Assad regime attacked with chlorine gas in the Damascus suburb of Eastern Ghouta, according to a Syrian civil defense agency. 

At least 30 people were treated for breathing difficulties after this attack. Several children and women were among the victims of the attack in Hamuriye town on Monday, the White Helmets said in a statement. The civil defense agency said two of its rescue workers were...