PUTIN’S STAUNCHEST CRITIC EMERGES FROM COMA AFTER ATTEMPTED POISONING
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Alexei Navalny, a staunch critic of president Vladimir Putin fell ill on a plane on 20 August. The cause was suspected poison that was placed in his cup of tea at the Tomsk airport. Later, he was placed in an induced coma and flown to Berlin for treatment, having since successfully woken up.
Find out more at BBC.
CARDI B AND CONSERVATIVE COMMENTATOR CANDACE OWENS IN A WAP/FEUD
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Candace Owens criticised Cardi B as being “dumb” and “illiterate” after the rapper’s interview with Joe Biden. Owens accuses Biden of insulting Black voters by doing an interview with someone unable to ask “tough questions”. The rapper retaliates by claiming that Owens is being “pimped out by white men”, referring to Owens’s close association with Trump.
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TACKLING A MINOR
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After months of protests in Hong Kong, the police are criticised once again, this time for using force against a 12-year-old who was out to get art supplies. However, the police thought she was involved in the illegal gathering as the girl ran away, drawing suspicion.
Find out more at BBC.
FACEBOOK ACCUSED OF POLITICAL FAVOURITISM IN INDIA
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Facebook has been accused of favouritism towards India’s ruling party for not removing anti-muslim posts by its politicians, despite violating its policies against hate speech. Politician T Raja Singh encouraged the shooting of Rohingya refugees, and threatened to demolish mosques. After receiving widespread criticism, Facebook has banned Singh from its platform.
Read more about the controversy on Al Jazeera.
SERBIA TO MOVE ISRAELI EMBASSY TO JERUSALEM
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Controversial move announced last Friday by Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Nethanyahu: Serbia will be the first European country to move their Israeli embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem. The city is currently claimed by both Israel and Palestine as their capital. The move is slated to be complete by July 2021.
Find out more at Al Jazeera.
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Contributors: Evelyn Lee, Gavin Neo, Leney Ang, Terence Tan