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UN chief visits mosque, stresses sanctity of religious sites

UN chief visits mosque, stresses sanctity of religious sitesNEW YORK (AP) — U.N. Secretary-General Antonio Guterres went to the first mosque built in New York City on Friday to show solidarity with the Muslim community, urging people everywhere "to reaffirm the sanctity of all places of worship and the safety of all worshippers."



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New Zealand gunman entranced with Ottoman sites in Europe

New Zealand gunman entranced with Ottoman sites in EuropeBELGRADE, Serbia (AP) — The white supremacist suspected in the mosque shootings that left at least 50 people dead in New Zealand had traveled to the Balkans in the past three years, where he toured historic sites and apparently studied battles between Christians and the Ottoman empire.



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France steps up security near religious sites after New Zealand attacks

France steps up security near religious sites after New Zealand attacksFrench authorities have stepped up security measures near religious sites after deadly attacks against two mosques in New Zealand left 49 people dead, Interior Minister Christophe Castaner said on Friday. “Patrols will be held around religious sites,” Castaner said on his official Twitter account. At least one gunman killed 49 people and wounded more than 20 during the Friday prayer at two mosques in Christchurch, New Zealand in an act that was qualified as terrorism by Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern.



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Israel hits Hamas sites after balloons with 'explosive device'

Israel hits Hamas sites after balloons with 'explosive device'Israeli aircraft have struck two Hamas observation points in the Gaza Strip, a security source said Sunday, after the army reported balloons carrying an “explosive device” were sent toward Israel. The strikes occurred after a “cluster of balloons carrying an explosive device was launched from the Gaza Strip towards Israeli territory,” the Israeli army said in a statement.



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Facebook, Twitter remove fake news sites in Bangladesh ahead of election

Facebook, Twitter remove fake news sites in Bangladesh ahead of electionFacebook and Twitter said on Thursday they had removed accounts and fake news pages linked to the Bangladesh government that had posted anti-opposition content, days ahead of an election in the South Asian nation. Facebook, Bangladesh’s most popular social network with an estimated 30 million users, said it had removed nine fake news pages “linked to individuals associated with the Bangladesh government” which mimicked those of independent news outlets. Bangladesh’s interior minister, Assaduzzaman Khan, said action would be taken against people behind the fake accounts.



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'Waste Land' — 67 Superfund sites across 45 states

'Waste Land' — 67 Superfund sites across 45 statesWith the support of a Guggenheim Fellowship in 1985, American photographer David T. Hanson traveled to 67 Superfund sites across 45 states that represented a cross section of industries whose practices have decimated the environment. Now, the full series has been published for the first time in 'Waste Land' (Taverner Press, September 2018).



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'We Do Not Support This Conduct.' PayPal Joins the Growing Number of Sites to Ban InfoWars

'We Do Not Support This Conduct.' PayPal Joins the Growing Number of Sites to Ban InfoWars'We do not support this conduct'



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Major US tourist sites in path of Hurricane Florence

Major US tourist sites in path of Hurricane FlorenceFrom Charleston’s colonial mansions with finely-crafted balustrades, to fragile Outer Banks beaches, to exalted centers of American history, the tourism-heavy US East Coast is facing a potentially devastating blow from Hurricane Florence. The full force of Florence is threatening the city’s colonial structures, cobblestone streets and dozens of bohemian bars and cafes, which delight the region’s five million annual visitors. A direct hit on Charleston could shock the area’s $ 4.2 billion tourism industry, which employs more than 47,000 people.



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North Korea Boosting Nuclear Fuel Production At Secret Sites: Report

North Korea Boosting Nuclear Fuel Production At Secret Sites: ReportNorth Korea has been secretly increasing production of enriched uranium for



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North Korea has increased nuclear fuel production at secret sites, US officials say

North Korea has increased nuclear fuel production at secret sites, US officials sayNorth Korea has increased its production of fuel for nuclear weapons in recent months, US intelligence agencies believe, despite Donald Trump’s claims “there is no longer a nuclear threat” from the secretive state. Pyongyang may be trying to hide its activities at multiple secret sites while seeking concessions in nuclear talks with the US, NBC News quoted US officials as saying. It comes after Mr Trump claimed success in his unprecedented 12 June meeting with Kim Jong-un, the North Korean dictator, over denuclearisation.



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