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Anti-virus software pioneer John McAfee was found dead in his prison cell in Barcelona on Wednesday after Spain’s High Court ruled he could be extradited to the United States where he faced tax evasion charges that carried a sentence of up to 30 years. US federal prosecutors charged the 75-year old with evading taxes after failing to report income made from promoting cryptocurrencies while doing consulting work, as well as income derived from speaking engagements and selling film rights to his l
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A Hollywood film co-produced by an Emirati film company has been condemned as “immoral” and “absurd” for portraying Qatar as a “terrorist state”. The Misfits, co-produced, filmed, and financed by the UAE-based FilmGate Production in partnership with Paramount Pictures and Highland Film Group, tells the story of savvy thief Richard Pace, played by Pierce Brosnan, who escapes from a high-security US prison and goes on to steal millions from the world’s most secure facilities.
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Seven senior members of Greece’s Orthodox Church and three other people have been hospitalised with burns after being attacked with a caustic liquid, allegedly by a priest facing a disciplinary hearing, authorities said. The incident took place on Wednesday at the Petraki Monastery in Greece’s capital, Athens, at a meeting of senior bishops. The 37-year-old priest, who was facing the hearing for alleged drug-related offences, was arrested unharmed and taken for questioning.
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The families of Kobe Bryant and others who died in a 2020 helicopter crash reached a settlement Tuesday in a lawsuit targeting the late pilot’s estate and the company that owned and operated the helicopter. Kobe Bryant’s widow, Vanessa Bryant, was among those suing the estate of pilot Ara Zobayan as well as Island Express Helicopters filed a notice in court that read, “Plaintiffs and Defendants jointly report that they have agreed to settle their claims in the above-entitled action,” multiple me
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Iran executed at least 95 people, including six women, so far this year, UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Michelle Bachelet said Tuesday. Last year, Iran executed at least 267 people, including nine women, she added. Speaking at a session of the Human Rights Council in Geneva where she was presenting a report on human rights in Iran, she stated: “Over 80 child offenders are on death row, with at least four at risk of imminent execution.
A boat captain found a 95-year-old message in a bottle in Michigan. The internet helped track down the writer's daughter
"I don't do Facebook, and I'm just flabbergasted at how this has grown," Primeau said. She recognized her dad's handwriting when she saw a picture of the note, even though it was written about 20 years before she was born. Primeau said her dad's birthday was in November and would have been 17 or 18 when he wrote the note and braced the cold of Northern Michigan to throw the bottle in the river.
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The UAE’s bid to host the 28th session of the Conference of Parties (COP 28) global climate summit in 2023 came with an unequivocal message that gender equality is “inseparable” from achieving a peaceful, prosperous and sustainable future for all. Gender parity is a fundamental human right and essential to realising the other United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), in addition to helping bolster global efforts to tackle the climate crisis.