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Updated on: Sunday, June 02, 2019, 03:04 AM IST

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China shuts down 89 websites for fraud

Beijing:

China has shut down 89 websites for conducting ” fraudulent activities” in the name of government organisations and charity groups, the government said Tuesday. The Sta

te Internet Information Office said many of the websites claimed to serve anti- corruption and law enforcement agencies, Xinhua reported. The website operators would fabricate negative news stories and threaten to post them online if the organisations or individuals targeted did not pay ” hush money”, it said.

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French queens pin found in toilet

Paris:

Ahairpin belonging to 16th century French Queen Catherine de Medici has been discovered at a royal residence outside Paris. And whats left conservators scratching their heads is where it was found: a latrine.

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Officials said its the first time in living history that a possession of the Renaissance royal has been found at Fontainebleau Palace. The 3.5 inch pin was identified because it bore the initial ” C” and the white and green finish known to be Catherines colors. The rare artifact was found in a toilet waste receptacle. It was discovered as the communal facility was being prepared for restoration work.

Hamas fire rockets at Israel

Gaza City:

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A The armed wing of Gazas ruling Hamas movement today said it fired 10 Grad rockets at Israel in a rare show of force after three Israeli air strikes killed six Palestinians. The claim came shortly after Israel today afternoon staged another air strike over Deir al- Balah in central Gaza, injuring two men on a motorcycle, one of them critically, medics said. Such fire by the Ezzedine al- Qassam Brigades, which generally maintains a tacit truce with Israel, is very rare.

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Published on: Wednesday, June 20, 2012, 05:30 AM IST
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