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    Russia bans Jehovah’s Witnesses

    A dangerous time for religious rights has come in one of the most populous countries on Earth, as Russia has ruled that the Jehovah’s Witness faith is now illegal. This comes after a Supreme Court case arguing against the labeling of Jehovah’s Witnesses as “extremists” was ruled in favor of the Russian government. Justice Ministry […]

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    Gunman kills officer in Champs-Elysees rampage

    On Thursday, a lone gunman wreaked havoc on Paris’ most famous road, killing a police officer and injuring two others on the Champs-Élysées before the police could shoot him down. According to eyewitnesses, the gunman fired at officers stationed in front of a corner store with an AK-47 assualt rifle. ISIS immediately claimed responsibility for […]

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    53 arrested in Nigeria on homosexuality charges

    In the northern Nigerian state of Kaduna, 53 people were arrested on Saturday for conspiring to celebrate a gay wedding. The group made bail, and the court case is scheduled for May 8. Nigeria, a staunchly conservative country, bans any homosexual acts, including gay marriage, and could give as much as 14 years in prison […]

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    Venezuela takes over GM’s factory and takes cars

    Venezuela made a provocative move on Wednesday when they announced that they’ve seized the country’s General Motors factory, which puts an end to their operations in the South American country. General Motors called this an “illegal jusicial seizure of its assets”, and this does seem like a rash move superficially. Some analysts believe that this […]

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    British PM Theresa May declares early election

    A sudden overnight development happened in European politics, as British Prime Minister Theresa May announced early today there will be an early election. It appears that her motivation behind this abrupt shift is to hopefully give her Conservative Party a stronger mandate to push Brexit policy through, especially as negotiation with the European Union is […]

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    Snapchat CEO accused of calling India poor

    Snapchat just got itself in trouble with one of the most populated countries in the world, after the remarks of a high executive got released today. In a lawsuit filed by Anthony Pompliano, a former Snapchat employee, an anecdote is detailed in which Pompliano asked CEO Evan Spiegel about Snapchat expanding into growth areas, upon […]

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    Ahmadinejad announces bid to retake Iranian presidency

    Mahmoud Ahmadinejad’s name has been out of the news for a couple of years, but he returns to great controversy after announcing a presidential bid for Iran’s upcoming election. This is particularly surprising, as Iran’s Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei has publicly tried to dissuade Ahmadinejad from running, calling his candidacy a “polarized situation” that […]

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    Bashar al-Assad calls chemical attack reports “100% fabrication”

    Bashar al-Assad, the current leader of Syria embroiled in civil war, is now arguing that the allegation of his military carrying out the chemical weapons attack against civilians last week is “100 percent fabrication.” When he was interviewed by Agence France-Presse on Thursday, he said that Syria had given up its chemical weapons stockpile according […]

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    USA drops “Mother of All Bombs” on Afghanistan

    “The Mother of All Bombs”, sometimes abbreviated as MOAB, was dropped today on an ISIS target in Afghanistan today. MOAB is the largest non-nuclear bomb in the United States’ arsenal, and had to be dropped from a MC-130 cargo plane with a rear door. The bomb, which weighed 21,600 pounds, was dropped on a tunnel […]

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    Sweden holds moment of silence for truck attack victims

    Sweden held a national minute of silence on Monday morning to mourn the victims of the deadly truck attack in downtown Stockholm on Friday. Stefan Lofven, the Swedish prime minister, attempted to comfort the families of those who were killed by telling them that they were not alone and that everyone in Sweden would support […]