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Controversial Joan Rivers Wakes up from Coma, May Remain in Wheelchair

Rabat - Controversial comedian, Joan Rivers, is still fighting for her live after she underwent throat procedure last Thursday. Doctors say her condition remains “serious.” The American celebrity who suffered heart and respiratory arrest last Thursday, remains under medical sedation. River’s daughter released a statement Sunday saying: "Thank you for your continued love and support," Melissa Rivers said in ...

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The Changing Face of the United Kingdom

Marrakech - The flag of the United Kingdom may be in danger of disappearing, according to the BBC. The British news outlet recently aired a program on Scottish independence with presenter Andrew Neil. The consequence of a ‘yes’ vote for Scottish independence in a referendum to be held on 18 September would be far reaching. It would open the question of the British nuclear deterrent of four Vanguard submarin ...

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Brazil’s Town of Beauties Makes Appeal for Single Men

Rabat - A village in Brazil filled with over 600 attractive young women has made an appeal for single men.  But there is one condition: men must follow their rules. Noiva do Cordeiro, a small town located deep in the countryside of south-east Brazil, entirely  populated by attractive women, has reportedly adopted a “no men allowed” policy, since 1890s. Under the town of beauties law, sons are sent away once ...

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Moroccan-Born Najat Belkacem Appointed France’s First Female Minister of Education

Rabat - Morocco’s Najat Belkacem has been appointed France’s first female minister for education, in charge of the largest government budget and 15.3 million students and educators. A new French government was announced on Tuesday by President François Hollande.  One of the biggest changes was the appointment of France’s first female Education Minister, Moroccan-born Najat Vallaud-Belkacem. The 37-year-old ...

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Palestinians announce long-term Gaza truce

Gaza City (Palestinian Territories) - The Palestinian leadership said Tuesday they had reached agreement with Israel on a "permanent" halt to seven weeks of bloodshed in and around Gaza although Israel was silent on the claimed deal. There was no immediate comment from Israeli officials, although a Palestinian official said the ceasefire would come into force at 1600 GMT. Palestinian president Mahmud Abbas, ...

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Identity of American journalist’s killer revealed

Rabat - Senior American and British intelligence officials said they have revealed the identity of the ISIS fighter responsible for murdering American journalist James Foley, according to the Sunday Times. In a gruesome video uploaded to YouTube few days ago, a man dressed in black with a presumably British accent was shown beheading American freelance photojournalist James Foley in what appears to be retal ...

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France: Mosque Desecrated for Second Time in a Year

Tinjdad, Morocco - A Mosque in the city of Cognac, France, was subject to racist and profane acts for the second time this year.  According to AFP, Swastikas, Celtic crosses, and slices of ham were found on the walls of the mosque in Cognac on Sunday. The same source said that the imam of the mosque discovered the misdeeds early Monday morning when the went to the mosque to perform the Fajr prayer, the firs ...

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WHO Says Number of Ebola Cases Reached 2,240

By Ismail Elouafi Fez - The World Health Organization (WHO) declared on Tuesday that the number of Ebola cases has increased to 2,240, with 1,229 ending in death. The WHO called again for an international health emergency to handle the spread of Ebola in West Africa. WHO is working with many international organizations such as U.N.'s World Food Program (WFP) to deliver food for people who are still in their ...

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Kurdish Peshmerga Forces Retake Biggest Dam in Iraq with Support of US Military

By Ismail Elouafi Fez -The Kurdish Peshmerga has retaken Iraq’s biggest dam in Mosul from the ISIS forces after 10 days of control, according to Agence France Press (AFP). After its last offensive on the town of Mosul on August 7, the Peshmerga has seized its control over the region which will facilitate supplies of water and electricity in the north of Iraq. The location of the Mosul dam, along with its ri ...

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Ebola Virus Claims More Than 1000 Lives in West Africa

By Ismail Elouafi Fez - The most recent numbers from the World Health Organization (WHO) indicate that more than 1000 people have been killed by Ebola in West Africa. 1069 have been infected and have died, with 128 new cases and 56 deaths reported on August 10 and 11 alone. Sierra Leone and Guinea are the two African countries most seriously affected by the Ebola virus, according to Time magazine. Sierra Le ...

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Starbucks Denies Giving Money to Israel

Rabat - Responding to calls to boycott Starbucks for its alleged financial support of the state of Israel, the American global coffee company issued a statement announcing that it “doesn’t support any political or religious cause.” The coffee chain issued a statement this week to clarify that neither Starbucks nor CEO Howard Schultz "provides financial support to Israel," or to its army, in the wake of what ...

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WHO: Ebola is Now an International Health Emergency

Casablanca — The Ebola epidemic in West Africa is no longer just a matter of the affected countries of Liberia, Sierra Leone, New Guinea and Nigeria. The World Health Organization (WHO) has declared Ebola an international health emergency. With around 1000 deaths due to Ebola in West Africa having been reported to the WHO, the organization has declared an international health emergency in an effort to conta ...

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