Five fake web rumours about US elections

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With a week to go until the US elections, here are five unsubstantiated rumours floating around the internet.
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Greek police said Friday they have arrested a Syrian man over suspected links to Daesh (ISIS), after his wife complained to authorities that he was beating her and that he was an extremist supporter.
Senior militant commander Asad Afridi has emerged as the favorite to become the new leader of a deadly Pakistani Taliban faction, militant sources said Friday, days after a U.S. drone strike killed th
U.S. President Donald Trump risks driving Iran towards nuclear proliferation and worsening a standoff with North Korea if Washington ends a nuclear deal with Tehran, former U.S. Secretary of State Joh
The Spanish government has agreed with the opposition Socialists (PSOE) to hold regional elections in January in Catalonia as part of the extraordinary package of measures to temporarily impose direct
Gulen has a history of corruption and radicalism, Abraham R. Wagner says  
The group kicked off its first working session in a seafront hotel on the island of Ischia on how to deal with the potential return to Europe of foreign fighters fleeing a crumbling Islamic State gro
Turkish authorities issued arrest warrants for 110 people from a seized company over alleged links to the U.S.-based cleric who Ankara says orchestrated last year’s attempted coup, Dogan news agency
Another major EU state -- Italy -- will see 2 wealthy regions push for more financial independence on Sunday
European Union leaders sought to minimize Spain's crisis with Catalonia Thursday and avoid encouraging separatists across the bloc, describing Barcelona's secession bid as a domestic issue and declini
The Serious Crimes Prosecutor has asked Albania's parliament to lift MP and former minister Saimir Tahiri's immunity, so that he can be arrested in relation to drugs smuggling charges.
CAIRO (AP) — Egyptian authorities have released an Irish-Egyptian man who was detained for four years on charges related to a Muslim Brotherhood protest in Cairo in 2013. Ibrahim Halawa’s rel
Quentin Tarantino has admitted knowing for decades about Harvey Weinstein's alleged sexual misconduct, confessing in an interview published Thursday to feeling ashamed that he did not stop working wit
Andrej Babis' party, ANO (Yes), is leading opinion polls but is not expected to secure a majority.
PARIS (AP) — Blame the croissant. French pastries, and butter, have become so popular abroad that the increased demand led to a mini shortage of the dairy product in French supermarkets. According
He started by describing the reverent handling of America's war dead, bodies packed in ice and shipped home in the dark to Dover Air Force Base.
GENEVA (AP) — Swiss Re, one of the world’s biggest reinsurers, estimates that Hurricanes Harvey, Irma and Maria, plus two recent earthquakes in Mexico will cost the industry about $95 billion
Barack Obama returned to the campaign trail on Thursday, railing against the "politics of division" after keeping a low profile and avoiding direct confrontation with his White House successor since l
FAA submits paper to UN agency amid international gathering on aviation safety  
THESSALONIKI, Greece (AP) — Police in northern Greece say a 32-year-old Syrian refugee has been arrested on terrorism-related charges following a review of his asylum application. Authorities said
LAS VEGAS (AP) — Some survivors of the Las Vegas mass shooting said they were ready for closure, though they confessed feeling engulfed by anxiety and security fears while gathering in a large grou
As dozens of migrants continue to land daily on the shores of eastern Aegean islands, and tensions rise in reception centers, local communities are becoming increasingly divided over growing migrant p
RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — After two girls said a neighborhood repairman sexually abused them, a Virginia judge has sentenced him to prison. The Richmond Times-Dispatch reports that on Wednesday Chesterf
The decision to restart two stalled projects reverses a campaign promise by President Moon Jae-in and frustrates supporters who oppose nuclear power.
The composition of the D-8 Organization for Economic Cooperation (aka Developing-8) should expand, said Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan addressing the D-8 summit.
Bird flu has dealt a crippling blow to the local chicken industry, to the extent that there are fears we may have to import eggs.
Playboy's announcement that it will feature a transgender Playmate was met with mixed reactions.
CHICAGO (AP) — When it was over, when Los Angeles had finally secured another trip to the World Series and Enrique Hernandez’s three big swings had become a part of playoff lore, the emotiona
Texas-based Ocean Infinity signs a deal to search for plane wreckage on a "no find-no fee" basis.
ATMORE, Ala. (AP) — A convicted cop killer who sued Alabama over its lethal injection method was put to death, but not before he cursed at the state and said: “I hate you.” As the proce
BEIRUT (Reuters) - Iran's military chief of staff visited a frontline position near the Syrian city of Aleppo, a military news outlet run by the Lebanese group Hezbollah reported on Friday, during a v
Now, Sharif has been indicted in all the three cases instituted against him
The chief of the militant outfit Jamaat-ul-Ahrar, Umar Khalid Khorasani, and nine of his associates have been killed in a U.S. drone strike in Afghanistan`s Paktia province.

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