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  • Analysis News Councillor from French far-right party Front National converts to Islam – and urges others to follow

    Councillor from French far-right party Front National converts to Islam – and urges others to follow

    Maxence Buttey says there are a lot of similarities between Islam and the Front National A local councillor representing Marine Le Pen’s far-right party, the Front National, has announced he has converted to Islam – and has urged fellow party members to do the same. Maxence Buttey, 22, has been suspended from a regional Front National committee after he went public with his decision and sent out a “proselytising video” to the party in which he praised the “visionary virtues [...]

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  • Analysis Most Britons descended from male farmers who left Iraq and Syria 10,000 years ago (and were seduced by the local hunter-gatherer women)

    Most Britons descended from male farmers who left Iraq and Syria 10,000 years ago (and were seduced by the local hunter-gatherer women)

    Most Britons are direct descendants of farmers who left modern day Iraq and Syria 10,000 years ago, a new study has shown. After studying the DNA of more than 2,000 men, researchers say they have compelling evidence that four out of five white Europeans can trace their roots to the Near East. The discovery is shedding light on one of the most important periods of human history – the time when our ancient ancestors abandoned hunting and began to domesticate [...]

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  • News Jeb Bush is ‘moving forward’ on 2016 presidential run, says son

    Jeb Bush is ‘moving forward’ on 2016 presidential run, says son

    George P Bush running for Texas land commissioner Says former Florida governor ‘giving this a serious thought’ George P Bush and his father, former Florida governor Jeb Bush. Photograph: LM Otero/AP Former Florida governor Jeb Bush is “moving forward” on a potential 2016 White House run and it appears more likely he will enter the Republican field, according to his son, who is himself running for office in Texas. George P Bush, who is running for Texas land commissioner, told [...]

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    Doomsday Seed Vault” in the Arctic – Bill Gates, Rockefeller and the GMO giants know something we don’t (2007)

    One thing Microsoft founder Bill Gates can’t be accused of is sloth. He was already programming at 14, founded Microsoft at age 20 while still a student at Harvard. By 1995 he had been listed by Forbes as the world’s richest man from being the largest shareholder in his Microsoft, a company which his relentless drive built into a de facto monopoly in software systems for personal computers. In 2006 when most people in such a situation might think of [...]

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  • News McDonald’s customer ‘finds dead mouse in coffee’

    McDonald’s customer ‘finds dead mouse in coffee’

    A McDonald’s customer was not ‘loving it’ after apparently finding a dead mouse in his cup of coffee Ron Morais found a little bit of a surprise in his coffee cup Photo: CBC NEWS Imagine the revulsion you would feel upon finishing a satisfying cup of coffee, only to discover a dead mouse at the bottom of your cup. A McDonald’s customer in Canada claims to know exactly how that feels having apparently found a lifeless rodent hiding in his hot [...]

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  • News Big pharma has an interest in rich people being sick

    Big pharma has an interest in rich people being sick

    What profit is there in a healthy population? If everyone were healthy, it would be the job of the pharmaceutical companies to persuade us that we were not well A burial team with the body of an Ebola victim in Monrovia, Liberia. Photograph: Marcus DiPaola/NurPhoto/Rex The giant pharmaceutical company GlaxoSmithKline said yesterday that its work on a vaccine for Ebola will “come too late” to do anything about the current situation. Even now it is trying to compress trials that [...]

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  • News The Simpsons predicted Ebola outbreak in 1997, some people on the internet actually believe

    The Simpsons predicted Ebola outbreak in 1997, some people on the internet actually believe

    Given that The Simpsons has been running for over 25 years you could probably draw links with pretty much any major world event, and yet, some people remain convinced the cartoon predicted the current Ebola pandemic back in 1997. In a scene from a episode ‘Lisa’s Sax’ being shared today, Marge suggests a sick Bart read a book entitled ‘Curious George and the Ebola Virus’. She then asks him if he wants “to colour something”, at which point he ominously [...]

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  • News Toxic legacy of US assault on Fallujah ‘worse than Hiroshima’

    Toxic legacy of US assault on Fallujah ‘worse than Hiroshima’

    The shocking rates of infant mortality and cancer in Iraqi city raise new questions about battle Dramatic increases in infant mortality, cancer and leukaemia in the Iraqi city of Fallujah, which was bombarded by US Marines in 2004, exceed those reported by survivors of the atomic bombs that were dropped on Hiroshima and Nagasaki in 1945, according to a new study. Iraqi doctors in Fallujah have complained since 2005 of being overwhelmed by the number of babies with serious birth [...]

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  • News Billions of pounds of British public money has gone to business, with Disney getting £170m. They really are taking the Mickey

    Billions of pounds of British public money has gone to business, with Disney getting £170m. They really are taking the Mickey

    Last week, as the Tory faithful cheered on George Osborne’s new cuts in benefits for the working-age poor, a little story appeared that blew a big hole in the welfare debate. Tucked away in the Guardian last Wednesday, an article revealed that the British government had since 2007 handed Disney almost £170m to make films here. Last year alone the Californian giant took £50m in tax credits. By way of comparison, in April the government will scrap a £347m crisis fund that provides emergency [...]

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  • News Naomi Wolf reacts to criticism for Isis ‘conspiracy theories’ after she questions whether beheading videos are real

    Naomi Wolf reacts to criticism for Isis ‘conspiracy theories’ after she questions whether beheading videos are real

     Naomi Wolf stirred controversy over the weekend ,after she posted a series of comments on facebook,in which she questioned the authenticity of the Isis beheading videos and suggested that they “had been staged by the US government”.   She went on to query whether Isis (also known as the Islamic State) “victims and their parents were actors”, while in a separate, deleted post, she asked a New York Times journalist to verify that the murder of Americans and two Britons had actually happened, political [...]

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