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UK’s tiny number of Syrian Christian refugees sparks backlash against UN

The UN seeks to “keep families and faith communities together,” claiming “only 0.2 percent of Syrian Christian refugees have relatives in the UK” and denying claims it discriminates against the religious minority. The UNHCR, the United Nations refugee agency, has told RT that its priority is to keep families and those of the same religious […]

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Daily Mail pulls story about ‘migrant-infested’ Paris suburb after backlash

The Daily Mail has pulled a feature exposing a Paris suburb overrun with illegal migrants after Paris residents pointed out obvious mistakes in the story. It was however based on an actual alarming state report about a wider area. The article, now deleted, promised to blow the lid on “Powder Keg Paris,” advertised as “a […]

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Too tight to fly: Saudi entertainment chief sacked after circus show triggers hardliner backlash

A performance in Riyadh by a supposedly Russian circus, which featured female artists showcasing their skills in tight-fitting leotards, may have cost the head of Saudi Arabia’s General Entertainment Agency his job. [embedded content] Ahmad al-Khatib, who was spearheading Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman’s cultural reforms in the ultra-conservative kingdom, was fired on Monday, […]

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Former CIA chief likens Trump immigration policies to Nazi Germany, faces backlash

After a significant backlash, former CIA Director Michael Hayden has defended his tweet likening US President Donald Trump’s immigration policies to Nazi Germany – comparing Trump’s cult of power to that of der Fuhrer. Hayden tweeted a photograph of Nazi concentration camp Auschwitz-Birkenau with the words, “Other governments have separated mothers and children,” over the […]

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CNN columnist faces backlash for ‘Patriarchy kills people’ op-ed

CNN columnist and community organizer Richard Edmond Vargas is facing criticism for penning a column about how US “patriarchy” and male role models can be blamed for mass shootings. Vargas, who describes his “anti-patriarchy work” in California prisons, wrote that American society relates to men as being “inherently violent, dominant and controlling,” and said he […]

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YouTube reinstates video tribute to Gaza protest victims following backlash (VIDEO)

YouTube has reinstated a video that pays tribute to Palestinians killed by Israeli forces in Gaza, after removing it multiple times. The decision followed online backlash from an American activist and others. The video-sharing site initially said the footage, which was posted by Palestinian academic and activist Sana Kassem, violated its terms of service. It […]

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Oxygen mask backlash: Image from Southwest flight sparks social media frenzy

A photo showing passengers from Southwest Airlines flight 1380 apparently wearing their oxygen masks incorrectly has sparked a social media furore. One passenger died after an engine explosion blew out a window mid-flight. The image posted by passenger Marty Martinez on Facebook shows three passengers, including Martinez, only covering their mouths with the mask. Safety […]

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