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EDL BUCK’S NEWS ROUNDUP 24.4.2014…….

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IRAN’S FOOD SECURITY CRISIS AND THE COUNTRY’S UNSUSTAINABLE POPULATION

At the time of the Iranian Revolution in 1979, the country had a population of 38 million. While the ousted Shah had been supportive of limiting population growth, his efforts were ineffectual, with population growing at 3.4 percent per annum. The mullahs who displaced the Shah were reflexively opposed to anything that the Shah had supported, so they encouraged population growth, which increased to 4.0 percent per annum by 1985.

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Israel halts peace talks with Palestinians 

A Palestinian security official prevents bystanders from accessing the site of an Israeli airstrike on motorcycle in Beit Lahiya, in the northern Gaza Strip on Wednesday

A Palestinian security official prevents bystanders from accessing the site of an Israeli airstrike on motorcycle in Beit Lahiya, in the northern Gaza Strip on Wednesday

Israel has cut off Middle East peace talks and threatened to impose new sanctions against the Palestinians in response to a unity agreement between Hamas and Fatah.

Israel’s Security Cabinet made the decision during a marathon emergency meeting convened to discuss the new Palestinian deal. The rival Palestinian factions announced a reconciliation plan meant to end a seven-year rift on Wednesday.

Israel objects to any participation in Palestinian politics by Hamas, an Islamic militant group sworn to Israel’s destruction. The group has killed hundreds of Israelis in suicide bombings and other attacks over the past two decades.

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British Muslim mothers urged by police to report sons over plans to travel to Syria to join jihadists fighting in civil war

Police have urged Muslim women to report on family members intent on heading to Syria to fight. Pictured are Syrian men in a street covered with rubble following a reported barrel bomb attack by Syrian government forces on Sunday

Police have urged Muslim women to report on family members intent on heading to Syria to fight. Pictured are Syrian men in a street covered with rubble following a reported barrel bomb attack by Syrian government forces on Sunday

Counter-terrorism police have pleaded with Muslim mothers to prevent would-be terrorists travelling to Syria by reporting on family members intent on joining jihadists fighting in civil war.

The move comes following a dramatic rise in the number of people being arrested after going to the war-torn state.

Authorities have long expressed fears about aspiring jihadis travelling to Syria for terrorist training, and it is thought that hundreds of Britons have already been there.

Today, Scotland Yard said that 40 Syria-related arrests were made in the first three months of this year, up from 25 in the whole of last year.

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In custody: Rohff, 36, real name Housni Mkouboi, has admitted to being part of a gang that entered a Paris clothing shop, owned by rival rapper Booba, and beat up a 19-year-old shop assistant

In custody: Rohff, 36, real name Housni Mkouboi, has admitted to being part of a gang that entered a Paris clothing shop, owned by rival rapper Booba, and beat up a 19-year-old shop assistant

In custody: Rohff, 36, real name Housni Mkouboi, has admitted to being part of a gang that entered a Paris clothing shop, owned by rival rapper Booba, and beat up a 19-year-old shop assistant

One of France’s most successful rap stars has been arrested on suspicion of attempted murder after a war of words with a rival got physical.

Rohff, real name Housni Mkouboi, has admitted to being part of a a group of people who entered a Paris clothing shop, owned by another big-name rapper, Booba, and beat up a teenage shop assistant.

The two rappers, or ‘rappeurs’ as they are known in France, have been embroiled in an online feud in recent months, a rivalry which has been going on for years, according to local media.

Rohff, 36, is said to have handed himself in after he was caught on CCTV in an Unkut shop – the clothing line owned by fellow hip hip star Booba, 37, real name Elie Yaffa.

The group entered the shop in Halles, central Paris, on Monday afternoon, and after arguing with the teenage shop assistant, they assaulted the young man.

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