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Netflix is delving into the reality TV world with their new series “The Push.”

The new special revolves around the question: Can someone be manipulated into committing murder?

Hosted by British mentalist and illusionist Derren Brown, “The Push” follows a group of 70 actors and one unsuspecting individual who does not know they are being filmed.

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“The Push” revolves around the question: Can someone be manipulated into committing murder?

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The individual is set up to become “enmeshed in a web of lies” with the goal of being made “to feel like there’s only one way out when he’s told to commit murder.”

Netflix describes its controversial series as, “In ‘The Push,’ Brown exposes the psychological secrets of obedience and social compliance. He expertly lifts the lid on the terrifying truth that, when confronted with authority, our natural instinct is to unflinchingly obey without question—to such an extent that even the most moral people can be made to commit the most horrendous acts, simply because they are told to do so.”

Brown is known for his over-the-top antics including once playing Russian Roulette on live TV.

According to his website, he also once hypnotized a man to assassinate Stephen Fry and convinced “middle-managers to commit an armed robbery in the street.”

“The Push” comes to Netflix on February 27.

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French President Emmanuel Macron slapped during crowd walkabout | World News

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French President Emmanuel Macron has been slapped during a walkabout session with a crowd in southeast France.

In video circulating on social media, Mr Macron, dressed in shirt sleeves, could be seen walking towards a crowd of
well-wishers who were behind a metal barrier.

The president reached out his hand to greet one man, in a green T-Shirt, with glasses and a face mask.

Mr Macron is visiting the Drome region
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Mr Macron is visiting the Drome region

The man could be heard shouting out “Down with Macronia” (“A Bas La Macronie”) before then delivering a slap to Mr Macron’s face.

The president’s security entourage quickly intervened to pull the man to the ground and move Mr Macron away from him.

They confirmed that a man had attempted to slap him.

Mr Macron is visiting the Drome region to meet restaurateurs and students to talk about how life is returning to normal after the COVID-19 pandemic.

He carried on talking to someone behind the barriers for a short time before moving away.

The identity of the man and his motives were unclear.

While slapping the president, he could be heard shouting “Montjoie Saint Denis,” which was the battle cry of the
French armies when the country was still a monarchy.

Two people have been arrested, a source told BFM TV.

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Older sister ‘proud’ of British woman who fought off crocodile attacking twin in Mexico | UK News

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The older sister of a woman who fought off a crocodile after it attacked her twin in Mexico has said she is “so proud” of her.

Melissa and Georgia Laurie, 28 and from Berkshire, were swimming in Manialtepec Lagoon, near Puerto Escondido about 450 miles (724km) southeast of Mexico City, at night when the attack happened.

Melissa was reportedly dragged under the water by the animal and her sister found her face-down on the surface several minutes later.

The women had reportedly been told the water was safe. File pic
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The women had reportedly been told the water was safe. File pic

The pair’s father, Sean Laurie, said Georgia tried to bring Melissa back to their boat but the crocodile attacked again.

Mr Laurie told the Daily Mail: “Georgia had to fight it off. She kept punching it in the head.”

The pair are both recovering in hospital in Mexico, with Georgia suffering injuries to her hands while Melissa has been placed in a medically-induced coma to prevent any infection to her injuries.

The twins were volunteering with animals in the country and had been taking a break when the crocodile attacked.

Hana Laurie, 33, told the PA news agency Georgia fought off the crocodile three times.

“I felt really proud of her, very proud of her,” she said.

“Georgia’s OK, she’s tired, she’s really stressed. I think she’s really frightened but she is awake and has got some wounds on her hands. Melissa’s still in an induced coma.”

Hana said the pair had booked a tour with a guide through their hostel and the women found out later their tour guide was not registered and had taken them to swimming spot which was not recommended.

“He’s an unlicensed tour guide and according to someone on a Mexican Facebook page he’s been doing it for a while, doing illegal tours in unsafe, unregistered areas,” she said.

A spokeswoman for the Foreign, Commonwealth & Development Office told Sky News: “We are supporting the family of two British women who are in hospital in Mexico, and are in contact with the local authorities.”

Hana said the family were in disbelief when they found out what happened, adding that the event was “so unusual, and so rare” that they “didn’t believe it could happen to them”.

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ANOM: Hundreds arrested, murder plots thwarted and drugs seized after criminals duped into using app monitored by police | World News

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Drug dealers in the UK are among hundreds of people arrested after criminal gangs were duped into using an app being watched by police around the world, with tonnes of illegal substances seized and murder plots also thwarted.

A joint investigation led by the FBI, Europol and Australian Federal Police (AFP) saw US officials take control of an encrypted messaging app called ANOM in 2018.

The plan was conceived after the FBI took down a previous secure app favoured by criminals – Phantom Secure.

Since then, police forces worldwide have been able to access 27 million messages – exposing the work of organised crime syndicates in more than 100 countries, Europol’s deputy director of operations said on Tuesday.

In total, around 3.7 tonnes of drugs were found during the raids Pic: AFP)
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In total around 3.7 tonnes of drugs were found during the raids in Australia. Pic: AFP

At a news conference at The Hague, Jean-Philippe Lecouffe described the operation as “one of the largest and sophisticated” in Europol’s history.

It involved:

• More than 20,000 encrypted devices used by 300 criminals across more than 100 countries
• 27 million messages reviewed over 18 months
• At least 800 arrests across 700 searched locations

Mr Lecouffe described the figures as “impressive” and said the sting – codenamed Operation Trojan Shield – showed that “in our digital world, criminals use encrypted messaging platforms for illicit purposes”, and are “more fluid and flexible than previously thought”.

The UK’s National Crime Agency said it had carried out “multiple operations” as part of Trojan Shield, but would not reveal further details of its work or an estimated number of ANOM users based in Britain.

A spokeswoman said: “The National Crime Agency is proud to have been a partner in what has been an innovative and complex operation to target criminals operating globally and using encrypted communications platforms.

“As part of this, the NCA has conducted multiple operations targeting organised crime groups involved in drug trafficking and money laundering.

“This operation has demonstrated that, in the face of the rapidly evolving threat from criminals exploiting the fast expansion of technology, the NCA is committed to working across international borders to target organised criminals, wherever they are and however they communicate.”

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104 weapons were recovered from streets in Australia. Pic: AFP

Calvin Shivers, deputy director of operations at the FBI, explained that Trojan Shield worked in partnership with Europol’s Operation Green Light and Australia’s Operation Ironside.

In the US, operations resulted in:

• More than 100 threats to life mitigated
• The discovery of hundreds of tonnes of cocaine concealed in canned goods and fruit shipments
• Five tonnes of marijuana and two tonnes of methamphetamine seized
• $148m (£104m) cash recovered

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Large amounts of cash were also recovered. Pic: AFP

Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison described it as a “watershed moment in Australian law enforcement history”.

The operation got under way after an Australian underworld figure begun distributing the ANOM app to his associates, thinking it was secure, meaning police were able to monitor all their activity.

“We have been in the back pockets of organised crime,” AFP commissioner Reece Kershaw said.

“All they talk about is drugs, violence, hits on each other, innocent people who are going to be murdered.”

One murder plot involved plans to attack a cafe with a machine gun, while another saw a family of five targeted, added Mr Kershaw.

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A gun found in one of 525 search warrants in Australia. Pic: AFP

AFP commander Jennifer Hurst told the Europol (the EU’s law enforcement agency) briefing that police were able to read criminal conversations in “near-real time”.

“Years’ worth of evidence” led to wide scale police raids across the Australian mainland on 7 and 8 June, she said.

They resulted in:

• 4,000 police officers being involved in 525 search warrants
• 224 people arrested and charged with 526 offences
• 3.7 tonnes of drugs seized
• 21 murder plots thwarted
• 104 weapons taken from the streets

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Suspects are led away by AFP police. Pic: AFP

Among those arrested in Australia were people linked to the Italian mafia, outlaw motorcycle gangs, Asian crime syndicates and Albanian organised crime, officials said.

Key operations were also carried out in Sweden and the Netherlands, with criminal messages in 45 languages analysed about everything from ATM gas attacks to contract killings, Jannine van der Berg, of the Dutch National Police, said.

Ms van der Berg said ANOM had gained a “good reputation among criminals” as “the platform you should use for absolute reliability”.

Five Swedish nationals were also arrested in Spain after fleeing there, but “criminals are not safe anywhere”, head of intelligence at the Swedish Police Authority, Linda Staaf, added.

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