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Husain Haqqani slams top Chinese diplomat in Pakistan for ‘undignified’ trolling

Pakistan’s former top diplomat to the US Husain Haqqani has slammed China’s Deputy ambassador in Islamabad Lijian Zhao for his “undignified” trolling after the ex-envoy shared a story about the Chinese government’s treatment of minority Uyghur Muslims. Over the past few days, Haqqani has been involved in a public spat with Lijian which started over a tweet. Haqqani, 62, tweeted ...

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Facebook to ban misinformation on voting in upcoming US elections

Facebook Inc will ban false information about voting requirements and fact-check fake reports of violence or long lines at polling stations ahead of next month’s US midterm elections, company executives told Reuters, the latest effort to reduce voter manipulation on its service. The world’s largest online social network, with 1.5 billion daily users, has stopped short of banning all false ...

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Artists And Scientists Team Up To Reimagine T. Rex In ‘Most Accurate’ Reconstruction Ever

A team of artists and paleontologists spent nearly a year reimagining what they call the “most accurate Tyrannosaurus rex reconstruction ever,” IFL Science reports. Naked of feathers and rotund, it’s a little less terrifying than our childhood selves might remember. In a blog post, the team writes that they started from the ground up to create a “generic” T. rex ...

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Microsoft Co-Founder Paul Allen Dies At 65

Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen has died after a battle with cancer, according to CNBC. Allen, who was 65, suffered complications from non-Hodgkin lymphoma. Allen was a prolific businessman and philanthropist who co-founded Microsoft with Bill Gates. He was diagnosed with on-Hodgkins lymphoma in 2009, and was treated with chemotherapy. Allen announced in early October he was diagnosed again, saying he ...

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Merkel’s regional ally bullish despite Bavaria election blow

BERLIN (AP) — Smarting from the loss of his party’s absolute majority in Bavaria’s state parliament, a prominent ally of Chancellor Angela Merkel dismissed speculation Monday over his future and insisted he would work to keep supporting the German leader’s national government. Both of Merkel’s partners in an unhappy “grand coalition” of Germany’s…

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Turkey granted permission to search Saudi consulate

Saudi Arabia has ended a week-long impasse by agreeing to let Turkish investigators enter its consulate in Istanbul to undertake a full search for Jamal Khashoggi, the Washington Post columnist who disappeared on 2 October. The kingdom agreed in principle on Friday to launch a joint investigation into Khashoggi’s disappearance in conjunction with Turkish police, but a search of the ...

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Australian ministers under fire for backing ‘okay to be white’ vote

The failed ‘okay to be white’ was tabled by right-wing senator Pauline Hanson Australia’s indigenous affairs minister and several of his colleagues faced calls to resign Monday, after they backed a failed parliamentary motion tabled by a controversial senator that declared: “It is okay to be white.” Several government ministers — including those for trade, communications and indigenous…

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