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Apple has removed Infowars podcasts from iTunes

Apple has followed the lead of Google and Facebook after it removed Infowars, the conspiracy theorist organization helmed by Alex Jones, from its iTunes and podcasts apps. Unlike Google and Facebook, which removed four Infowars videos on the basis that the content violated its policies, Apple’s action is wider-reaching. The company …

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World at risk of entering 'hothouse' conditions

The world is at risk of entering “hothouse” conditions where global average temperatures will be 4-5C higher even if emissions reduction targets under a global climate deal are met, according to a study. The report comes amid a heat wave that has pushed temperatures above 40C in Europe this summer, …

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Tourists flee Indonesia's Lombok island after earthquake kills 98

PEMENANG, Indonesia (Reuters) – Rescuers used diggers and heavy machinery to clear debris and search for survivors on Monday after a magnitude 6.9 earthquake killed at least 98 people on Indonesia’s resort island of Lombok, prompting a tourist exodus. The island was further rattled by a magnitude 5.2 earthquake on …

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Church's teachings on homosexuality 'evil' – McAleese

Former president Mary McAleese has said that she is hopeful that the Pope will change the Catholic Church’s teachings on homosexuality, which she described as “evil”. She was speaking in Dublin where she received the inaugural Vanguard award for her support for the LGBT community. Mrs McAleese said Pope Francis …

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