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‘So far, 153 French parliamentarians have signed an open letter to Francois Hollande urging the outgoing French president to officially recognize the State of Palestine before his 5-year term ends.

“France must demonstrate its determination to break the deadlock on this conflict [between Israel and Palestine] by solemnly reaffirming, in the name of the uniform right to self-determination, that the Palestinian people have the right to be granted the title of a State. It is a matter of respect for international law as well as of Israel’s security,” the letter states, according to Le Journal du Dimanche.

Written by Gilbert Roger, a French Socialist senator from the Seine-Saint-Denis district and president of the France-Palestine Friendship Group, the letter also states that it is unjust for France to advocate a two-state solution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict without recognizing both states.’

Read more: 153 French MPs sign letter to Hollande urging official recognition of State of Palestine

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‘Palestine’s Minster of Religious Affairs Sheikh Yousif Ideis has warned that Israel is attempting to destroy the al-Aqsa Mosque in East Jerusalem al-Quds.

In a statement released on Sunday, Ideis stressed that Israel was trying to destroy the mosque via the daily excavations it carries out under the compound.

He added that the Tel Aviv regime was trying to ignite a religious war in the region with its ongoing attempts to destroy the mosque.

The statement was released after the Islamic-Christian Committee to Defend Jerusalem and Holy Sites announced that Israeli excavations had resulted in several sinkholes appearing around the compound.’

Read more: Israeli excavations destroying al-Aqsa Mosque: Palestinian minister

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‘The Independent Inquiry into Child Sexual Abuse in England and Wales is to hold its first public hearings later.

It will start by examining the cases of British children sent to Australia between 1945 and 1974.

The inquiry will eventually investigate claims against councils, religious organisations, the armed forces and public and private institutions.

The inquiry, set up in 2014, has been dogged by controversy and is now on its fourth chairwoman.’

Read more: Child sex abuse inquiry public hearings to start



‘A busy East London street has been evacuated after a World War II bomb was discovered. Shoreditch High Street has now been closed off and nearby buildings evacuated.

Witnesses described seeing a swarm of police vehicles in the area and bomb squads racing down the street, the Evening Standard reports.

A Metropolitan Police spokesperson told the newspaper that police are investigating an unexploded World War II shell at the scene.’

Read more: World War 2 Bomb discovered in East London prompts massive evacuation – reports


‘Parents could risk a criminal record for driving their children to school in an extraordinary clampdown.

The driver of any vehicle ‘seen stopping to drop off or pick up pupils’ in designated zones extending over up to five streets around some schools will face fixed penalty notices of £100.

Those who fail to pay within 14 days, or who are caught three times, will be prosecuted – and could be fined up to £1,000 and recorded as criminals.’

Read more: Parents risk a criminal record and a £1,000 fine for driving children to SCHOOL in a clampdown banning them from dropping kids off in exclusion zones


‘Theresa May is preparing for Nicola Sturgeon to call a second independence referendum, according to reports.

The First Minister is expected to call another vote on on Scottish independence at the same time the British Government triggers Article 50 next month.

The Prime Minister could reject the demand or accept it and risk the future of the United Kingdom, the Times report.’

Read more: Theresa May braced for a second Scottish independence referendum

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‘Pope Francis’ unshakeable belief in the power of mercy has been called into question after a previously-convicted pedophile priest struck again, around two years after the Pontiff reduced sanctions against child-abusing clergy, according to a report by AP.

The case of Rev. Mauro Inzoli, an Italian priest who received church clemency but was later convicted for abusing children, has turned the spotlight back on the sins of the Catholic Church. The report has revealed that Inzoli is now facing a second church trial after new evidence emerged against him.

Inzoli was found guilty of abusing young boys by a 2012 Vatican investigation and was ordered to be defrocked.

He appealed his punishment and, in 2014, Pope Francis overruled the Vatican’s Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith and granted clemency, reducing the priest’s penalty to a lifetime of prayer.’

Read more: Pope’s clemency for pedophile priests under scrutiny following latest scandal

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‘If you thought that life on America’s college campuses had reached peak crazy, you’d be wrong. It turns out that the politically correct culture which has entangled our upper education system, is taking a turn for the Orwellian (if it hadn’t already).

Adam Steinbaugh of the Washington Examiner has been investigating these schools, and he’s found that the administrators are encouraging students to snitch on each other (and their professors). Not to expose criminal behavior or cheating, but to target inappropriate speech. He found that 230 colleges have what are called “Bias Response Teams,” which are made up of either campus cops or administrators, and whose sole job is to investigate mostly anonymous claims of offensive speech.

And as you might expect, these schools define “bias” in extremely vague and subjective terms. What may shock most people, however, is that it isn’t reserved for stifling conservative opinions, as would be typical of a college campus. It can include anything that offends anyone.’

Read more: College Campuses Are Now Urging Students To Rat Each Other Out Over Offensive Speech