TL;DR THURSDAY: 10 SEPTEMBER

Written by Millegram

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. 

Find out more at INSIDER.

 

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.

 

IN OTHER NEWS:

  1. State Courts apologise after man served 2 extra days in jail due to officer’s error
  2. Merkel’s top diplomat Heiko Maas warns China over Taiwan ‘threats’
  3. Czech mayor calls CCP ‘rude clowns’ after threats over Taiwan trip
  4. Surbana Jurong’s international chief executive resigns
  5. Uighur doctor’s disturbing testimony of ‘baby discarded into rubbish’
  6. India bans PUBG, Ludo World, and 116 other Chinese mobile applications
  7. Riot Police Activated. Woman Arrested At Toa Payoh
  8. Thai king restores titles to once-disgraced royal consort 
  9. Google makes it easier to find local news through Podcasts and Assistant
  10. Business owners in F&B, retail and construction raise concerns about rise in S Pass qualifying salary
  11. Melania Trump ex-confidante tell-all dishes on ‘Princess Ivanka’
  12. Doctor involved in HIV data leak struck off medical register
  13. Welcome to the world’s first virtual art museum
  14. French reporter who joined police exposes racism and violence
  15. Thursday briefing: ‘Russia must explain’ as novichok used once again
  16. Thai PM’s daughters file defamation complaint to police
  17. New Mississippi flag design to appear on November ballot after Confederate emblem dropped
  18. Nearly 500,000 Scots removed from police database
  19. NUS investigates Chinese professor over sexual harassment claims 
  20. US happy to help in China-India border dispute: Trump
  21. Many killed in Bangladesh mosque gas pipeline blast
  22. Belarus: Tikhanovskaya urges UN intervention to stop violence
  23. Olympic ban waved at USA
  24. Trump Is Now Trying To Cancel Racial Sensitivity Trainings For Federal Agencies, Calling Them “A Sickness”
  25. Chinese chip giant SMIC ‘in shock’ after US trade ban threat
  26. Search for missing livestock ship crew off Japan resumes

Contributors: Evelyn Lee, Gavin Neo, Leney Ang, Terence Tan

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