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    World Saudi Arabia declares online satire punishable offence – Yahoo.com

    Saudi Arabia will punish online satire that "disrupts public order" with up to five years in prison, the public prosecutor said Tuesday, as the kingdom cracks down on dissent. "Producing and distributing content that ridicules, mocks, provokes and disrupts public order, religious values and...
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    World GOP Official Resigns After Calling Black NFL Players ‘Baboons’ – HuffPost UK

    A Republican official in Pennsylvania who made several racist Facebook posts last year in response to NFL players kneeling during the national anthem has resigned. Carla Maloney, the secretary of the Republican Committee of Beaver County, repeatedly referred to black NFL players as “baboons,”...
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    World Here Is All the Coolest Stuff from IFA 2018 – Gizmodo

    IFA is Europe’s largest technology trade show and its origins go back to to 1924, a solid 50 years before CES was even a thing. And just because it takes place in far away Germany, doesn’t mean we don’t care. IFA was the ... Read more via Gizmodo – https://ift.tt/2PzFAMo Get more World News
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    World Kremlin dismisses Trump warning on Syria’s Idlib – Reuters

    MOSCOW (Reuters) – The Kremlin dismissed U.S. President Donald Trump’s warning to Syria not to launch an offensive in the rebel-held enclave of Idlib, saying on Tuesday that the area was a “nest of terrorism”. Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov attends a news conference of Russian President...
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    World Meghan Markle Suits Up Alongside Prince Harry to Honor Severely Ill Kids – E! Online (US)

    Meghan Markle and Prince Harry stepped out for a very special ceremony on Tuesday. The Duke and Duchess of Sussex, both donning suits, were spotted arriving to the WellChild Awards on Tuesday afternoon.... Read more via E! Online (US) – Top Stories – https://ift.tt/2PyrBGL Get more World...
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    World Saudi king’s brother blames monarch, heir for devastating Yemen conflict – PressTV

    A high-ranking member of the Saudi royal family has leveled strident criticism at King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud and Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman over the atrocious military campaign against Yemen, which has claimed the lives of thousands of innocent civilians and left the country’s...
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    World Donald Trump’s Jeff Sessions tweet shows how far we’ve fallen – CNN

    (CNN) On Monday afternoon, President Donald Trump tweeted this: "Two long running, Obama era, investigations of two very popular Republican Congressmen were brought to a well publicized charge, just ahead of the Mid-Terms, by the Jeff Sessions Justice Department. Two easy wins now in doubt...
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    World Japan Hit by Jebi, Strongest Typhoon in 25 Years, Prompting Evacuations – NY Times

    TOKYO — With wind speeds of up to 130 miles per hour, Typhoon Jebi, the strongest storm to hit Japan in 25 years, made landfall in southern Japan early Tuesday afternoon, leading to calls for mass evacuations, snarling air transport and causing an oil tanker to crash into a bridge. ... Read...
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    World Nearly 100 elephants killed for ivory in Botswana – Yahoo News

    Gaborone (Botswana) (AFP) – Ninety elephant carcasses have been discovered in Botswana with their tusks hacked off, a charity said Tuesday, in what is believed to be one of Africa’s worst mass poaching sprees. Most of the animals killed were large bulls carrying … Read more via Yahoo News –...
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    World Another US service member dies in Afghanistan — the second in two days – Business Insider

    A US service member died in a non-combat incident in Afghanistan Tuesday, marking the second American death in two days in the war-torn country. The incident is currently under investigation, according to an Operation Resolute Support... Read more via Business Insider –...
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    World Trump Threatens NBC’s License Over ‘Killing’ Weinstein Story – The Daily Beast

    President Trump tried to hijack the crisis at NBC News on Tuesday morning by suggesting the network lose its broadcast license over “killing the Harvey Weinstein story.” NBC execs were already roiled by a new round of controversy with former staffer Ronan Farrow and Weinstein … Read more...
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    World Macron’s Approval Drops Behind France’s Least Popular President Ever – Newsweek

    France’s political season is back after the summer break and President Emmanuel Macron returns to work with an approval rating of 31 percent—worse than both his predecessors at this point in their terms. Macron’s popularity has suffered greatly in the first year-and-a-half of his presidency...
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    World Trump Could Be Impeached for Attacking Sessions on Twitter Over GOP Indictments, Toobin Says – Newsweek

    Lawyer and CNN analyst Jeffrey Toobin criticized Donald Trump’s attacks Tuesday on Attorney General Jeff Sessions over the indictments of two Republican congressmen, saying the president’s comments may be grounds for his impeachment. “This tweet alone may be an impeachable offense,” Toobin...
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