groundless rumor

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Reports on the departure of Meshaal from Qatar are just a groundless rumor that aims to make Doha abandon its positions towards the Palestinian cause and the brotherly people of Palestine.
The Crisis Response Unit has been in an open meeting, since Thursday, in reaction to a groundless rumor reported by some media and websites on the execution of the two journalists abducted by a branch of Deash.
It is a groundless rumor and the statue will stay there," Xinhua quoted Hankou Bund Park administrator Hu Zhijun, as saying.
Groundless rumors caused many survivors to suffer in marriage, employment, childbirth -- at every stage of life.
The Independent in an article by renowned journalist Robert Fisk wrote that it is for over a week that the US, the UK and France have once again engaged in spreading the groundless rumors about the possibility that the Syrian government might use chemical weapons against the armed rebels.
MUCH HAS BEEN SAID in the last year about President-elect Barack Obama's religion, from groundless rumors of his being a Muslim to controversies over the rants of his former Chicago pastor.
Bancolombia reiterated its previous request to the Superintendency of Finance to investigate the origin of these groundless rumors, particularly in light of the references to allegedly executed agreements which could create confusion in the securities and capital markets.
As social and political situation shows, some citizens have fears regarding stability in Osh during the local council elections and these fears are mainly built upon groundless rumors, Vice Interior Minister in the south of Kyrgyzstan Kursan Asanov told journalists today.
The group, including the Ibaraki Travel Agents Association and the prefectural Association of Confectionery Manufacturers, said the number of tourists and related income decreased due what it said were groundless rumors in the wake of the continuing nuclear crisis at TEPCO's Fukushima Daiichi power plant.
That, however, does not excuse the groundless rumors also spread through social media.
Several groundless rumors about European fiscal issues are spreading in the market, discouraging investors from buying the euro actively,'' said Hideaki Inoue, a senior foreign exchange dealer at Mitsubishi UFJ Trust and Banking Corp.
Nevertheless, all sorts of alarming and groundless rumors spread rapidly throughout the facility among its confused residents.