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London teenager dies of suspected ecstasy overdose

A 16-year-old teenager who died after a suspected ecstasy overdose at an illegal London rave was described by his teacher Tuesday as “a boy of huge potential” as police charged two men over the supply of drugs. Paramedics were called in the early hours…

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A 16-year-old teenager who died after a suspected ecstasy overdose at an illegal London rave was described by his teacher Tuesday as “a boy of huge potential” as police charged two men over the supply of drugs. Paramedics were called in the early hours…

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Israel unearths remains of rare ancient mosque

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Israeli archaeologists said Thursday they had unearthed the remains of a rare ancient rural mosque from the seventh and eighth centuries AD in the country's south.

The remains were discovered during preparations to construct a new building in the Bedouin town of Rahat, the Israel Antiquities Authority said.

It said the remains were of an open-air rectangular mosque with a mihrab, or prayer niche, facing Mecca.

The authority called it one of the earliest known rural mosques worldwide.

"From this period there are large known mosques in Jerusalem and in Mecca, but here we have evidence of an ancient house of prayer, which seems to have served the farmers who lived in the area," the authority said in a statement from the excavations' directors, Jon Seligman and Shahar Zur.

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Daily Mail defends story linking Israel’s Ehud Barak to Jeffrey Epstein

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Britain's Daily Mail newspaper on Thursday defended its decision to publish photos of one of Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's election rivals entering the mansion of disgraced US financier Jeffrey Epstein in 2016.

Ehud Barak's lawyers wrote to the Daily Mail on Wednesday demanding that it retract Tuesday's story and pay "substantial damages to vindicate his reputation and compensate him".

Epstein had already been convicted in 2009 as a sex felon and served a 13-month prison term.

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‘It’s Hafiz Saeed. Not Jason Bourne’: Trump mocked for tweet on arrest of Mumbai attacks suspect

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Pakistanis Thursday mocked US President Donald Trump's claim that the alleged Mumbai attacks mastermind had been arrested "after a ten-year search" while he was actually in the public eye for much of the decade.

Hafiz Saeed, a firebrand cleric accused by Washington and New Delhi of being behind the 2008 attacks, was taken into custody on Wednesday, days ahead of a trip by Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan to Washington for his first meeting with Trump.

"After a ten-year search, the so-called 'mastermind' of the Mumbai Terror attacks has been arrested in Pakistan. Great pressure has been exerted over the last two years to find him!" Trump tweeted Wednesday.

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