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China holds Yulin dog meat festival amid worldwide protests

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China’s notorious Yulin Lychee and Dog Meat Festival is underway despite earlier claims that the controversial event, which celebrates eating dog meat, would be banned this year. Our small commentary: This is definitely unacceptable in the West, BUT, and there’s a big BUT, not just a tiny one, BUT this is THEIR country and we have no right to tell them what to do and how to live their lives,... 

ISIS storms school, take hostages in south Philippines village

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Dozens of hostages, including children, have been freed in a Philippines village after armed terrorists stormed a local school. The hostage situation was resolved after a day-long shootout with government troops. No civilian casualties are reported. “The enemy made a hasty withdrawal, leaving behind 31 hostages, among them 12 youngsters,” a military spokesman, Brigadier General Restituto Padilla,... 

Kim Jong Un in Hiding after killing American student through Torture for a Poster

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The 22-year-old’s grieving family have blamed his death on “torturous” mistreatment at the hands of the dictator’s vicious regime during his 17-month detention in the hermit state. Mr Warmbier was held in North Korea after attempting to steal a propaganda poster from a hotel and eventually returned home to Cincinnati in a coma, not able to understand language and had severe brain damage. And... 

500 Pet Cats saved from Being on Restaurant Menus in China

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A man was arrested in eastern China’s city of Jiujiang, in southern Jiangsu province for allegedly capturing pet cats and stray cats to sell to restaurants for 30 yuan (S$6) per feline, Chinese media said. A raid by the Danyang city police uncovered more than 500 cats, all of which were later released. They were allegedly caught to be sold to restaurants in other Chinese cities, Chinese news... 

Pakistani prosecutor tells Christians to Convert to Islam or face murder conviction

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At least 42 Christians accused of murder in Pakistan were reportedly told they’d be acquitted if they embraced Islam. The accused face the charges after the lynching of two men following twin suicide blasts at churches during Sunday mass. Prosecutor Syed Anees Shah initially denied telling the accused he could guarantee their acquittal if they converted. However, he later admitted he did, when told... 

19yo girl sentenced to death in Pakistan for being raped at gunpoint

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A 19-year-old woman who accused her cousin of raping her at gunpoint in Pakistan was sentenced to death by stoning after a tribal council ruled she had seduced him. A 19-year-old woman has been sentenced to death in Pakistan after she accused her cousin of raping her at gunpoint. The woman said she was asleep at her family home in Rajanpur, in the country’s central Punjab province, when the attack... 

Philippines death toll tops 100 as besieged ISIS terrorists execute betrayers

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The death toll in the Philippines city of Marawi has exceeded 100 people, including at least 27 civilians and 61 terrorists, while 2,000 people reportedly remain trapped as ISIS-linked Maute militants mercilessly kill “betrayers” who try to flee the city. At least 27 civilians have been killed in Marawi since Maute fighters, aligned with Islamic State (IS, formerly ISIS/ISIL), raided the city... 

Duterte Declares Martial Law on Southern Philippines in ISIS Fight

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Three members of the security forces were killed and 12 wounded, Defence Secretary Delfin Lorenzana told a news conference, as clashes erupted in the wake of what the military said was a raid on a flat where about 15 rebels were hiding. Lt. Gen. Eduardo Ano, the armed forces chief of staff, said nearly 50 gunmen entered Marawi City, which has a population of about 200,000, and burned houses and other... 

2 Indonesian Men Sentenced to 85 Strokes in Public for being Gay

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An Indonesian Islamic court has sentenced two young men to 85 strokes of a cane each for having sexual relations, marking the first time the penalty for homosexuality has been used in the conservative Aceh province. The couple, aged 20 and 23, will both face the strokes in a public caning after being found guilty for breaking strict Sharia regulations against homosexuality. “The defendants are proven... 

US House Bill on Russian Port Controls is a Declaration of War

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A US House of Representatives bill establishing control over the Russian Far East ports envisions a show of force and thus amounts to a declaration of war, the chairman of the Russian upper house of parliament’s international committee told Sputnik. “This bill, I hope will never be implemented because its implementation envisions a scenario of power with forced inspections of all vessels... 

World’s ‘oldest person’ dies at age of 146 in Indonesia

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“The world’s oldest person” passed away in his rural home in Central Java, Indonesia, at the ripe old age of 146 on Sunday. Mbah Ghoto lived through three different centuries, two world wars, and outlived all of his children. Sodimedjo, also known as Mbah Ghoto (grandpa Ghoto), was born in December 1870, according to his unverified birth certificate and identification papers. Indonesia only... 

US warship approaches North Korea after 2nd failed missile test

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A US warship is heading towards North Korea after Kim Jong Un carried out yet another failed missile launch. The USS Carl Vinson, US super aircraft carrier, was spotted sailing north offshore Nagasaki, Japan on Saturday local time, in a show of force after North Korea’s latest test-fire flop. A US official said the ballistic missile, thought to be a mid-range KN-17, was fired from a location in... 

Kim Jong Un Defies Trump by Launching a Ballistic Missile

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Reports are coming in from the Korean Peninsula that Kim Jong-un launched a ballistic missile. Some reports indicate the missile test failed immediately upon launch, just as their last missile test did. Could the U.S. have hacked the launch? Reports coming from the Korean Peninsula are that North Korea has launched a ballistic missile, but some are saying it failed immediately upon launch, just as... 

A.I. to take over half of all jobs in next decade: China

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Robots and artificial intelligence (AI) will replace humans in 50 percent of all jobs in just ten years, says Kai-Fu Lee, founder of venture capital firm Sinovation Ventures and a reputable Chinese technologist. According to Lee, AI represents the decision engine that would replace people. The tech expert stressed that its capabilities far exceed those of humanity. The corporations, which Sinovation... 

North Korea Says Trump No Different Than Obama

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Following US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson’s tour through East Asia and his comments about the weakness of Obama’s policy in the region, a North Korean Foreign Ministry spokesman denounced current US President Donald Trump for having policies similar to his predecessor, Barack Obama. The Korean Central News Agency (KCNA) quoted the official as saying, “Tillerson admitted the failure of... 
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