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Philippines plans to give free guns to ‘clean’ community leaders willing to fight drugs & crime

The Philippines’ Interior Ministry has announced plans to provide some 42,000 community leaders with free handguns to ramp up the statewide battle against drugs and crime, which continues to draw the ire of human rights defenders. The decision to give state-issued handguns to the community leaders – known locally as barangay captains – was announced by the ministry on Wednesday. ...

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Budget amendments give Russia additional $1.57 billion for new weapons development

Amendments to the 2018 federal budget passed by the State Duma in the first reading on Thursday increase the financing of new weapons development by about $ 1.57 billion, a senior Russian MP has revealed. “We see is as positive news that the closed part of the budget allocates additional 97.4 billion rubles ($ 1.57 billion) for weapons development and ...

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‘I’d give it a D’: English teacher picks apart White House letter for 'bad grammar'

After receiving a letter signed by US President Donald Trump, a retired English teacher checked its grammar and posted her corrections online, earning both praise as “a hero” and scorn for being “sanctimonious and self-serving.” Yvonne Mason, an English teacher of 17 years who retired last year, has landed in the spotlight after she posted a picture of the Trump-signed ...

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Twitter will give political candidates a special badge during US midterm elections

Ahead of 2018 U.S. midterm elections, Twitter is taking a visible step to combat the spread of misinformation on its famously chaotic platform. In a blog post this week, the company explained how it would be adding “election labels” to the profiles of candidates running for political office. “Twitter has become the first place voters go to seek accurate information, ...

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Xiaomi promises to give money back to customers if its profits get too high

Xiaomi, the Chinese smartphone maker tipped for a public listing this year, has made a unique pledge: if it makes too much money, it’ll give a chunk of its profits back to its customers. Yes, that’s right. The company said today it will forever limit to just five percent the net profit margins after tax for smartphones, smart home devices ...

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UK watchdog orders Cambridge Analytica to give up data in US voter test case

Another big development in the personal data misuse saga attached to the controversial Trump campaign-linked UK-based political consultancy, Cambridge Analytica — which could lead to fresh light being shed on how the company and its multiple affiliates acquired and processed US citizens’ personal data to build profiles on millions of voters for political targeting purposes. The UK’s data watchdog, the ICO, ...

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Deripaska won’t give up on RUSAL despite US ultimatum – report

Sanctioned Russian billionaire Oleg Deripaska won’t sell his stake in Russia’s largest aluminum producer RUSAL, Bloomberg reports. The US Treasury hinted it would scrap sanctions if he quits the firm. Deripaska is relying on the European lobby to put pressure on Washington in order to ease the sanctions, Bloomberg writes, quoting unnamed sources. Last week, a German lobby for metal ...

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You can now give Amazon the keys to your car

Last week, I was sitting in the office, waiting for an Amazon package to be delivered to my house. Typically, the driver would just leave the package at the door, where anybody could steal it. But this time around, the process was a bit different because the driver arrived, used his phone to unlock the car in my driveway, put ...

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‘The city won’t give us land, so we’re taking it’: Police & protesters clash in Cape Town (VIDEO)

Violence erupted at an informal settlement outside Cape Town, South Africa as authorities evicted locals illegally occupying land. Police opened fire as protesters looted stores and set nearby vegetation on fire. Protesters, who say they are fed up with overcrowding and a lack of housing in Vrygrond, have earmarked a piece of land they want to move to and erected ...

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Kadyrov proposes nationwide referendum to give Putin additional presidential term

Chechen leader Ramzan Kadyrov is calling for changes to the Russian Constitution that would allow Vladimir Putin to be re-elected president after his current term expires in 2024. “As long as our incumbent president is in good health we must not think about any other head of state. This is my personal opinion and I am not changing it. Right ...

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