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March 2016

ISIL Execution Instagram Account A Hoax

In another case highlighting the credulity of the international press, an Instagram account that encouraged visitors to vote for whether ‘Iraqi Swat’ should execute a captured ISIL militant, has been exposed as a likely hoax. The…

31 March In History

The last day in March has been celebrated as International Transgender Day of Visibility since 2009, which was established because the only annual transgender holiday beforehand was that which mourned the loss of trans people murdered in…

TDIH 30 March

On this day in 1867 Russia sold Alaska to the United States for just $7.2 million, which works out at around $67.58 per acre in today’s prices … 30 March is also the anniversary of the assassination attempt on US President Ronald Reagan at…

Chaos And Farce Aboard EgyptAir Hijacking

In the end, Seif Eldin Mustafa left the aircraft with his hands above his head, was taken to the ground by security officials and arrested. The woman he demanded to see, Marina Parashkou, had arrived at the Cypriot airport of Larnaca, to…

This Day In History 29 March

Birthday greetings to Prince Hamzah bin Al-Hussein. The half-brother of King Abdullah of Jordan turns 36 today. Prince Hamzah was relieved of the title of Crown Prince by King Abdullah in 2004, who conferred it on his son Prince Hussein in…

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