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Egypt bans 'Zionist' film Exodus and cites 'historical inaccuracies'

A day after Morocco bans film, Egypt says it’s rife with mistakes, including an apparent claim that ‘Moses and the Jews built the pyramids’<p>Egypt has banned the Hollywood biblical epic Exodus: Gods and Kings, citing historical inaccuracies, the culture minister said on Friday. The decision comes a …

10 incontrovertible truths every Sunday league footballer knows

From urine-soaked bushes to cheating linesman and mouldy, mismatched kits, there's a lot to be said for the beautiful game's ugly sister<p>Like national service or camping in a leaking tent, there is something wonderfully character building about playing Sunday league football.<p>Which is why it is sad …

ISIS Funding Has Diversified Sources, Group Equipped To Continue Fighting For Two Years: UN

The Islamic State group is a self-sufficient organization with diversified sources of funding, and possesses enough weapons to carry on fighting for …

At least 45 dead in 'despicable' Boko Haram attack

Militants destroyed houses and burnt vehicles in a "wicked and despicable" act which took place in a village in Borno state according to the chairman of the local government<p>At least 45 people were killed in a suspected Boko Haram attack in northeast Nigeria, officials and witnesses said on …

Satanic child abuse claims are almost certainly based on false memories | Chris French

If anyone has evidence of satanic abuse in Scotland they should take it to the police, but lurid media reporting of unsubstantiated claims is counterproductive<p>“EXCLUSIVE: Charities claim that the satanic abuse of children is rife” screamed the headline in the Expresson Sunday earlier this month. …

Young, Gay, British and Muslim

LGBTQ Muslim communities are no longer prepared to stay silent.<p>For years, Maryam found herself waking up in a cold sweat at night with one thought going through her mind: How on earth was she going to make her sexuality work with her religion and culture?<p>"For a long time, I was split in two parts: …

Bats Make Calls to Jam Rivals' Sonar—First Time Ever Found

The technique can block another bat from getting food, study says.<p>Like a football player running interference, a Mexican free-tailed bat (<i>Tadarida brasiliensis</i>) can block a competitor's ability to get a meal, a new study says for the first time.<p>Scientists observed bats using an acoustic call to jam …

Gardener 'died after brushing past poisonous plant' in millionaire's garden

Nathan Greenaway, 33, died of multiple organ failure after touching the deadly purple flowering plant, known as Devil's Helmet and Monkshood on £4m estate<p>A gardener collapsed and died after apparently handling a highly-poisonous plant on the £4 million estate of a wealthy businessman, a coroner has …