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Woman Who Faked Pregnancy After One-Night Stand Sentenced To Community Service After Pleading Guilty To ‘Causing Fear And Alarm’
A Scotland woman who faked a pregnancy following a one-night stand has been sentenced to community service after she pled guilty to “causing fear and alarm.”Sheriff Lindsay Foulis sentenced Jaclyn McGowan, 36, of Perth and Kinross, to 150 hours of community service. McGowan claimed in the summer of 2019 to have gotten pregnant and continued the lie...
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Another Country Declares China’s Treatment Of Uyghurs A Genocide
The Dutch parliament passed a non-binding motion Thursday declaring China’s treatment of Uyghur Muslims to be a genocide. The Netherlands is now the first European nation to have its legislature designate the Chinese treatment of Uighurs as a genocide, according to Reuters. It became the third country to do so globally, after Canada declared the s...
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China Denies Forcing ‘Anal Swab Tests’ On US Diplomats
China denied making U.S. diplomats take anal-swab COVID-19 tests on Thursday after reports that local U.S. citizens had protested their use.  U.S. personnel had complained to the U.S. State Department that they were subjected to the anal testing last week, The Washington Post reported. Anal swabs were adopted in some Chinese cities after medi...
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Facebook Bans Myanmar Military Accounts Following Coup
Facebook said Thursday that it banned Myanmar’s military from using the platform after it staged a coup and seized power on Feb. 1.The military staged the takeover after alleging that Myanmar’s Nov. 8 election was fraudulent, detaining State Counselor Aung San Suu Kyi and much of her party’s leadership. The coup has been met with weeks of mass demo...
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Sheep Named ‘Baarack’ With Over 75 Pounds Of Fleece Finally Gets A Haircut
A wild sheep that now goes by the name Baarack received a haircut — and lost 75 pounds in the process. Baarack was found and reported to Edgar’s Mission Farm Sanctuary near Melbourne in Australia, according to Tuesday Reuters report. Kyle Behrend of the animal sanctuary told Reuters the sheep was probably owned by someone at some point, but had be...
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Public Furious After North Korean Escapee Wanders Around South Korea Setting Off Alarms Without Being Captured For Hours
A North Korean man crossed the heavily patrolled South Korean border and wandered around unnoticed for hours, causing public outrage in Seoul, the Independent reported. The unnamed man reportedly swam several kilometers before reaching the highly-protected border, making use of a wet suit and flippers that he stashed after coming ashore. He then wa...
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Court Convicts Exiled Intelligence Officer From Syria For Alleged ‘Crimes Against Humanity’ Like Systemic Torture In Landmark Case
A German court convicted a former Syrian intelligence officer Wednesday for complicity in crimes against humanity in a landmark case involving Syrian President Bashar al-Assad’s regime.Eyad al-Gharib, 44, was accused of helping to arrest pro-democracy protesters in 2011 who were later tortured and murdered, BBC News reported. Another Syrian, 58-yea...
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