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School Dropout, Posing As Billionaire, Target Of China Crackdown On Fraud - Dotemirates
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School Dropout, Posing As Billionaire, Target Of China Crackdown On Fraud

BEIJING: China's crackdown on online rumour-mongers and fraud has snared a fresh target - a 17-year-old junior high school dropout who pretended to be a billionaire, gave himself fake titles and posted Photoshopped pictures of himself with world leaders.Police in northern China's Shandong province said they were investigating the suspect, identified by the surname Shi and one of the characters in his first name, who called himself the "Sh Runlong Jocker" on social media and claimed to be a Chinese New Zealander from Hong Kong.Shi made false claims about his identity, including that he was a board member of the...


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UAE, Russia accelerating parliamentary cooperation

ABU DHABI, 19th September, 2018 (WAM) -- Valentina Matviyenko, Chairwoman of the Federation Council of the Federal Assembly of the Russian Federation, today received Dr. Amal Abdullah Al Qubaisi, Speaker of the Federal National Council, FNC, and her accompanying delegation, who will participate in the 2nd Eurasian Women’s Forum, beginning tomorrow in the Russian city of Saint Petersburg. Both sides discussed the means of strengthening their overall cooperation and partnership, in light of the developing friendship and strategic partnership between the UAE and Russia, which are supported by their leadership. Al Qubaisi and Matviyenko commended the visions of their leadership...
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French Priest, Accused Of Molesting Girl, Commits Suicide In Church

Rennes: A 38-year-old French priest in a town in northern France committed suicide in his church after being accused of molesting a girl, local prosecutors and police sources told AFP on Wednesday.Jean-Baptiste Sebe killed himself on Tuesday in the church in Rouen amid allegations from a local mother that her daughter had been a victim of "indecent behaviour and sexual assault," a police source said.Local prosecutor Etienne Thieffry confirmed that an investigation was underway into "the exact reasons for the suicide" at the St. Jean XXIII church.The Catholic Church has been shaken by a string of paedophile scandals over the...
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Trump Says US-North Korea Relations Making "Tremendous Progress"

Washington: President Donald Trump on Wednesday said US relations with North Korea are making "tremendous progress" from the days before his presidency when the two countries appeared close to "going to war."Trump said a recent letter from North Korean leader Kim Jong Un confirmed the positive track, which he said has seen the hardline communist country promise to halt its nuclear missile test program and mount a combined bid with South Korea for the 2032 Olympic Games."We're making tremendous progress with respect to North Korea. Prior to becoming president, it looked like we were going to war with North Korea...

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Turkey jails 24 Istanbul airport workers pending trial after protests

Turkey jails 24 Istanbul airport workers pending trial after protests >> A Turkish court has jailed pending trial 24 people involved in protests over work conditions at Istanbul’s new airport last week, broadcaster CNN Turk said on Wednesday. The airport is a centerpiece of a 15-year construction boom under President Tayyip Erdogan. It has an initial planned capacity of 90 million passengers a year, making it one of the world’s biggest airports.Istanbul’s governor said on Sunday more than 400 people were initially detained for taking part in the protests. Work resumed at the airport on Monday with a heavy police...
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EU leaders gather in Austria to talk Brexit, migration

European leaders gathered in the Austrian city of Salzburg on Wednesday evening for an informal two-day summit. The talks are set to focus on Brexit, the final agreement on which is supposed to be laid out in October, and immigration, a major policy point for Austrian Chancellor Sebastian Kurz, whose government holds the rotating EU presidency. What the key players said ahead of the summit: Chancellor Kurz: "A hard Brexit with no deal would be difficult for Europe, but it would be terrible for the UK," he said, adding that the onus was on the UK to compromise. European Council...
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California couple deny mass drug rape allegations

A California couple accused of preying on two women, drugging and sexually assaulting them have denied the allegations, their lawyers say. Grant William Robicheaux, 38, and Cerissa Laura Riley, 31, have been charged with attacking two women they met at a bar and a restaurant in 2016.But prosecutors say several thousand images on their phones suggest there could be "hundreds" of more victims. Mr Robicheaux and Ms Riley's lawyers say they plan to fight the charges. "They have been aware of these accusations for a number of months and each of them will formally deny the truth of these allegations...