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Divorce settlement for Dubai ruler

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The UK's High Court on Tuesday awarded a lump sum settlement of £251.5m to Princess Haya Bint Al-Hussain - the 47-year-old daughter of Jordan's former King Hussein.

He [Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al-Maktoum] published a poem called "You lived, You Died", widely assumed to threaten the princess after discovering she was having an affair with her British ex-Army bodyguard.

There is also provision for a substantial "security budget" 

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-middle-east-59739563

Perhaps the security budget is a bit lower because she's still shacking up with the security guard? 

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Priests hired by NASA

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NASA has hired 24 theologians to help them figure out how different religions around the world would react to news of extraterrestrial life. 

Reverend Dr Andrew Davison, a theologian at the University of Cambridge who also has a doctorate in biochemistry from Oxford, is one of them. 

“A theologian is someone who studies God’s nature, religion, and religious beliefs,” according to the Collins dictionary.

The NASA-sponsored event wаs held аt Princeton University’s Centre for Theologicаl Inquiry to аddress questions аbout how extrаterrestriаl life might influence our understаnding of gods аnd creаtion

https://technotrenz.com/entertainment/nasa-has-hired-a-priest-to-help-humans-prepare-for-alien-encounters-1459279.html

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It's the 57th anniversary of Malcolm X's assassination

 

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“America needs to understand Islam because this is the one religion that erases from its society the race problem. Throughout my travels in the Muslim world, I have met, talked to, and even eaten with people who in America would have been considered white, but the white attitude was removed from their minds by the religion of Islam.”

https://www.aljazeera.com/news/2022/2/21/malcolm-x-quotes

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Large corporates avoid paying compensation

While our leaders (in the west) focus on how to sanction Russia, this development almost slips by unnoticed. A consumer boycott of J&J would reduce the chances of something like this happening which in my opinion presents a significant threat to all of us:
 

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His comments follow the failure on Friday by lawyers representing almost 40,000 cancer sufferers to prevent Johnson & Johnson from deploying the bankruptcy scheme to help it settle billions of dollars of claims that its baby talc was tainted with asbestos and caused their illnesses.

https://www.ft.com/content/2684c166-d0b7-4329-8714-84d506b99f15

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Forthcoming food crisis

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As two of the world’s key wheat producers face off in an all-out war, tomorrow looks grim for the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) countries that need wheat from Ukraine and Russia.

Russia is the world’s number-one wheat exporter – and largest producer after China and India – Ukraine is among the top five wheat exporters worldwide.

https://www.aljazeera.com/news/2022/3/1/mena-region-faces-crisis-as-worlds-key-wheat-producers-at-war

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China rattled by calls for Japan to host US nuclear weapons

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China’s state-run tabloid Global Times accused Abe of attempting to “unlock” Japanese militarism. “It is not only ironic, but also a huge real risk, that a group of people in the only country in the world that was bombed by atomic bombs would call for an invitation to the culprit to deploy nuclear weapons in their own territory,” it said in an editorial.

But the irony is lost on Shinzo Ape and his ilk.

https://www.theguardian.com/world/2022/mar/01/china-rattled-by-calls-for-japan-to-host-us-nuclear-weapons

 

 

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Owner of Newcastle FC executes 81 people

Recently the owner of Chelsea FC has been forced to sell the club because of his association with Russia. It seems as if Britain can and will take Newcastle from the Saudis whenever they want to, on account of the country's judicial system.

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Saudi Arabia has executed 81 men over the past 24 hours, including seven Yemenis and one Syrian national, on charges including “allegiance to foreign terrorist organisations” and holding “deviant beliefs”, state news agency Saudi Press Agency said, in the largest known mass execution carried out in the kingdom in its modern history.

https://www.aljazeera.com/news/2022/3/12/saudi-arabia-executes-81-people-in-a-single-day?sf162004790=1

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Iran sanctions 24 US officials over ‘terrorism’ and rights abuses

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Iran has added 24 United States officials and people to its blacklist of sanctioned individuals over charges of “terrorism” and violations of human rights of the Iranian people.

On Saturday, the Iranian foreign ministry announced it has targeted nine individuals for “their involvement in terrorist acts”.

https://www.aljazeera.com/news/2022/4/9/iran-sanctions-us-officials-over-terrorism-and-rights-abuses

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3 hours ago, Haji 2003 said:

Israeli forces kill unarmed Palestinian woman

Shaheed during the Holy Month of Ramadan! Innaa lillahi Wa Innaa Ilayhi Raaji'oon. "Indeed to Allah we belong, and to Him we return." [Holy Qur'an 2:156] (Reciting a Fatiha with heavy heart for the Sister.) 

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Anti-Islam rallies in Sweden

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Southern Sweden saw another night of unrest on Saturday over plans by an anti-Islam far-right political party to burn a Qur’an among other things.

https://www.theguardian.com/world/2022/apr/17/third-night-of-unrest-in-sweden-over-far-right-anti-islam-rally

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David Gardner, Financial Times Middle East Editor, has died

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“We owe the FT’s opposition to the Iraq war almost entirely to his intellect and moral courage,” says Martin Wolf, FT chief economics commentator.

https://www.ft.com/content/18068dc7-7969-4477-a443-e53747ea099e

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5 hours ago, Guest guest said:

Lolo. That would be a bit too literal! But that one is to do with political issues, this is more climate change.

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Swedish culture minister highlights female circumcision and makes racist gaffe

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Sweden's culture minister is facing calls to step down after she was photographed cutting a cake shaped in the form of a naked black woman. 

The incident involving Lena Adelsohn Liljeroth happened at the Museum of Modern Art in Stockholm.

According to Radio Sweden, the museum said the cake was supposed to highlight the issue of female circumcision.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-17749533

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'Ziarat' in UK

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The day promises to be wet, but there's a brief moment of sunshine as a group of 20 walkers prepare for a 10km (6.2 mile) walk up Gleann Fhiodhaig in Wester Ross.

It's a scene played out in hundreds of car parks across Scotland every weekend, but this group of walkers are also pilgrims - Muslim converts who plan to visit the grave of a Victorian aristocrat.

They've travelled from Edinburgh, Liverpool, Leicester and beyond to honour Lady Evelyn Cobbold - thought to be the first British-born Muslim woman to make the Hajj pilgrimage to Mecca. 

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland-highlands-islands-61759796

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