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Nigeria's president denies conspiracy theories that he's a human clone

Nigeria's president denies conspiracy theories that he's a human clone

World
The president of Nigeria has been forced to deny that he is a human clone after rumors circulated on social media that he had died and been replaced by a Sudanese lookalike called “Jubril.” When asked about the conspiracy at a conference in Poland, President Muhammadu Buhari called the rumors “irreligious," and drew laughter from the crowd when he denied being a “clone.” “One of the questions that came up today in my meeting with Nigerians in Poland was on the issue of whether I‘ve been cloned or not,” he wrote in a tweet on Sunday. “The ignorant rumors are not surprising — when I was away on medical vacation last year a lot of people hoped I was dead.” President Buhari was speaking with Poland’s Nigerian diasp...
Facebook denies request for Zuckerberg to appear before Canadian, British lawmakers

Facebook denies request for Zuckerberg to appear before Canadian, British lawmakers

World
Nov. 7 (UPI) -- Facebook founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg declined an invitation to testify before British and Canadian lawmakers about the social media giant's data privacy. Facebook's head of U.K. public policy Rebecca Stimson and head of Canada public policy Kevin Chan, responded to the request by British Member of Parliament Damian Collins and Canadian Member of Parliament Bob Zimmer in a letter released Wednesday, informing the lawmakers it isn't possible for Zuckerberg "to be available to all Parliaments." "While he is unable to accept your invitation we continue to fully recognize the seriousness of these issues and remain committed to working with you to provide any additional relevant information you require for your respective inquiries," they wrote. In their letter to Facebook i...
Green denies 'unlawful sexual or racist behaviour'

Green denies 'unlawful sexual or racist behaviour'

Business
Topshop owner Sir Philip Green has said he "categorically and wholly denies" allegations of "unlawful sexual or racist behaviour". In a statement released after he was named in parliament as the businessman behind an injunction against the Daily Telegraph, he said: "I am not commenting on anything that has happened in court or was said in Parliament today."To the extent that it is suggested that I have been guilty of unlawful sexual or racist behaviour, I categorically and wholly deny these allegations."Arcadia and I take accusations and grievances from employees very seriously and in the event that one is raised, it is thoroughly investigated."Arcadia employs more than 20,000 people and in common with many large businesses sometimes receives formal complaints from employee...
Turkish source says Pompeo heard recording of Khashoggi murder, State Dept denies

Turkish source says Pompeo heard recording of Khashoggi murder, State Dept denies

World
Secretary of State Mike Pompeo has heard an alleged audio recording of Washington Post columnist Jamal Khashoggi's murder inside the Saudi consulate in Istanbul, according to a senior Turkish official. Speaking exclusively and on condition of anonymity to ABC News, the official claimed the recording was played in meetings in Turkey on Wednesday, and that Pompeo was given a transcript of the recordings. Separately, ABC News has also learned that Turkish officials believe that Khashoggi was killed inside the Saudi consulate following a struggle that lasted eight minutes and that they believe he died of strangulation. The White House referred questions to the State Department which denied Pompeo had heard the recording or seen a transcript. "Secretary Pompeo has neither heard a tape no...
Carter Page denies FBI claims he was Russian agent

Carter Page denies FBI claims he was Russian agent

World
One of Donald Trump's ex-foreign policy aides says allegations that he worked with the Russian government during the 2016 US election are "misleading".The FBI believed Carter Page was "collaborating and conspiring with the Russian government" at that time.His alleged relationships with Russian intelligence officials are highlighted in court applications which led to him being put under surveillance.Mr Trump said it appeared that his campaign was illegally spied on.But he provided no evidence to support the claim.The newly released surveillance applications were granted and renewed by several different judges sitting in a court authorised by the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (Fisa).The court, which has the power to authori...