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Source: Fox News

Saudi Arabia's crown prince calls Iran's supreme leader 'new Hitler' of the Middle East

Today 08:06 GMT

Amid his sweeping cultural reforms and systematic purges from the royal family, Saudi Arabia’s crown prince this week called Iran’s supreme leader the “new Hitler of the Middle East,” comments that are sure to ratchet up the conflict between the two rival Muslim powers.

Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman made the statements about Iran’s Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei in an interview with The New York Times that was published Thursday.

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Source: Common Domain

Russell Simmons says Keri Claussen Khalighi 'never accused me of what she has said publicly'

Today 04:16 GMT

In response to allegations of sexual misconduct, music mogul Russell Simmons said a 1991 encounter with then-17-year-old model Keri Claussen Khalighi was “consensual.”

Simmons, the co-founder of Def Jam Recordings, said in a letter published Wednesday in the Hollywood Reporter that Khalighi, in subsequent conversations and in a meeting many years later, “never accused me of what she has said publicly.” “She insisted I was not violent,” he said in the letter.

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Source: Global News

Donald Trump this week: President can’t stop tweeting at LaVar Ball, Trump defends Roy Moore

Today 09:01 GMT

Donald Trump kicked off the Thanksgiving week with an early morning tweet Monday reviving the controversy over NFL players kneeling in protest before continuing his feud with LaVar Ball.

Trump tweeted Sunday that he should have left the UCLA players in jail because LaVar Ball “is unaccepting of what I did for his son” and “very ungrateful!”. READ MORE: LaVar Ball again questions Donald Trump’s role in son’s release from Chinese authorities. Ball shot back during an interview Monday with CNN where he said the president should be concerned with more important matters.

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Source: DW

Nobel literature academy cuts ties with man accused of sexual assault

Today 09:00 GMT

The Swedish Academy, which awards the Nobel Prize in literature, is cutting all ties with a man facing a series of sexual harassment allegations.

The organization said in a statement that "members of the academy, daughters of academy members, wives of academy members and staff of the academy have experienced unwanted intimacy or inappropriate behavior" by the man. The unnamed man is not a member of the institute, but is married to a writer with "close links to the academy."

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Source: Global News

Karim Baratov, Canadian accused in Yahoo hacking case, to plead guilty next week

Today 09:00 GMT

A Canadian accused by the United States of helping Russian intelligence agents break into email accounts as part of a massive 2014 breach of Yahoo accounts is expected to plead guilty next week, according to court records.

Baratov, the only person arrested to date in the case, previously in August pleaded not guilty to conspiring to commit computer fraud, conspiring to commit access device fraud, conspiring to commit wire fraud and aggravated identity theft.

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Source: Fox News

Conyers accused of taking staff meeting in his underwear, ordering subordinate to babysit his kid

Today 09:00 GMT

Melanie Sloan, a lawyer who worked with Conyers on the House Judiciary Committee, said she was called up to the long-serving congressman's office to discuss an issue only to find him “walking  around in his underwear.” “It made me increasingly anxious and depressed about going to work every day,” she said, adding that “there was no way to fix it.”

While those revelations came out earlier this week, word of Conyers, who was first elected to Congress in 1964, taking a meeting in his underwear came this week in a Detroit Free Press article.

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Source: CBS News

Man accused of dismembering dead wife in front of kids charged in Calif. killing

Today 09:00 GMT

A man who was arrested after sleeping in a Kansas storage unit with his two children and his dismembered wife's remains has been charged in a California killing.

He's charged with abandonment of corpse in Missouri, where his wife died in a hotel in October apparently after giving birth in a bathtub. Rey, his then-pregnant wife, Jessica Monteiro Rey, and their two-year-old daughter checked in to the Kansas City hotel in September and were staying there for several weeks before the woman's death.

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Source: Global News

ANALYSIS: Donald Trump only believes the truths that suit him

Thursday 20:56 GMT

In the eyes of U.S. President Donald Trump, an American basketball player caught shoplifting in China is a “very big deal,” but accusations of sexual assault against teenage girls by an Alabama Senate candidate don’t mean much. “Well, he denies it,” said Trump of Republican Roy Moore, adding “and by the way he totally denies it.”

‘If we become the party of Roy Moore and Donald Trump, we are toast’: Republican senator. When he thinks a negative story about someone else is good for him he will personally hype it up.

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Source: DW

German doctor accused of illegally 'advertising' abortions

Friday 23:51 GMT

"Vulgar stuff like that falls under freedom of speech," Monika Frommel, Hänel's lawyer and an abortion rights expert, told DW. "But if women in need cannot find information online about which doctors provide abortions and if they have to go through counseling agencies that recommend practitioners to them, that violates their right to freely choose a doctor." Klaus Günter Annen, the head of "Never Again," did not reply to requests for comment.

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Source: Fox News

Accused 'Make America Great Again' hat thief could face jail time

Thursday 10:51 GMT

A University of California, Riverside student could face jail time after she was seen in a now-viral video appearing to swipe a a "Make America Great Again" hat from a fellow Highlander.

According to the arrest warrant, Macias told one of the officers she wanted to burn the MAGA hat because she believed the words “Make America Great Again” represented the “genocide of a bunch of people.” The police officers were able to review video from both Macias’ and Vitale’s Facebook pages, which appeared to showed Macias physically removing the hat from Vitale’s head and running away with it, then repeatedly refusing to return in.

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Source: CBS News

Indonesia accused of subjecting female recruits to virginity tests

Thursday 10:51 GMT

Indonesia's military and police continue to perform abusive virginity tests on female recruits three years after the World Health Organization declared they had no scientific validity, an international human rights group said Wednesday.

Currently, he said, health checks for male and female recruits include tests for venereal diseases and only female medical staff test female recruits. Human Rights Watch said it found that applicants who were deemed to have failed the virginity test were not necessarily penalized but all of the women it spoke with described the test as painful, embarrassing, and traumatic.

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Source: CBS News

Philippines to extradite priest accused of abuse in U.S.

Thursday 10:51 GMT

The Philippine government is preparing to extradite to the United States a recently arrested Filipino Catholic priest who faces charges of sexually molesting two boys in North Dakota churches in the 1990s, an official said Wednesday.

The Department of Justice in Manila won court approval in 2010 for Sayasaya's extradition, but the priest appealed the decision before the Court of Appeals, which upheld the court ruling two years later.

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Source: BBC

US Olympics medic admits abusing gymnasts

Thursday 16:21 GMT

He was charged with molesting seven girls, many of whom are gymnasts, while working for USA Gymnastics and Michigan State University.

He has been accused of abusing more than 130 women - including Olympic gold medalists Ms Douglas, Aly Raisman and McKayla Maroney - during his time as team doctor for the US women's gymnastics team. Ms Douglas, who was one of the so-called Fierce Five that won gold medals at the London Olympics in 2012, revealed her accusation on Instagram.

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Source: Global News

Backstreet Boys’ Nick Carter accused of rape by girl-group member

Thursday 16:21 GMT

In an intense, detailed blog post, Schuman recounts the alleged incident, claiming that Carter raped her in his Santa Monica apartment in 2002, when she was only 18 and he was 22.

Spike Lee, DeWanda Wise on the ‘She’s Gotta Have It’ Netflix reboot: It’s the ‘right time’. According to the blog post, Carter invited Schuman and her friend back to his apartment. It is contrary to my nature and everything I hold dear to intentionally cause someone discomfort or harm.”

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Source: CBS News

Pro-Moore group fundraises off Trump's "strong words" about the accused candidate

Thursday 23:40 GMT

A political action committee supporting Senate candidate Roy Moore is fundraising off President Donald Trump's near-endorsement of the Alabama Republican, who is facing new allegations of decades-old sexual misconduct in the closing weeks of the campaign.

Associated Press writers Jill Colvin in West Palm Beach, Florida; Kim Chandler in Montgomery, Alabama; and Corey Williams in Detroit contributed to this report.


“Four hostile newspapers are more to be feared than a thousand bayonets...” ― Napoléon Bonaparte