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Twitter says it won't remove Trump's provocative tweets because they are newsworthy

Twitter says it won't remove Trump's provocative tweets because they are newsworthy

The argument centres on a particular tweet by Donald Trump published on 24 September. Twitter said it would soon update its public-facing rules to reflect the policy. On Monday, the company explained-in a six-part tweet thread , no less-that it would make an exception to its rules for Trump because of the "newsworthiness" and "public interest" value of his tweets.


In UN General Assembly Myanmar Denies Atrocities, Ethnic Cleansing In Rakhine State

In UN General Assembly Myanmar Denies Atrocities, Ethnic Cleansing In Rakhine State

U.N. Secretary-General Antonio Guterres, a former head of the U.N.'s refugee agency, suggested earlier this month that the situation is indeed a case of ethnic cleansing, given the mass exodus of Rohingya into neighboring Bangladesh . Myanmar has rejected accusations from the United Nations that its forces are engaged in ethnic cleansing of Rohingya Muslims, claiming the clashes began in response to coordinated attacks on security forces by Rohingya insurgents on August 25.


Female US marine becomes the force's first woman officer

Female US marine becomes the force's first woman officer

As an infantry officer, the woman, a lieutenant, will be assigned to lead a platoon of around 40 Marines. The course is considered one of the Corps' toughest, and is created to train prospective officers "in leadership, infantry skills, and character required to serve as infantry platoon commanders", according to the Marines.


Dean Skelos' corruption conviction overturned

Dean Skelos' corruption conviction overturned

State Sen. Todd Kaminsky, a Democrat from Long Beach who is a former federal prosecutor, won Skelos's seat after the majority leader's conviction. Let us be clear, just like with Silver the facts in the Skelos case are not in question. His son got 6? years. They remained out of prison while they appealed the convictions , a request from the defendants' lawyers that was granted by a judge.


USA showing North Korea its military might

USA showing North Korea its military might

North Korea is reportedly moving aircraft in an effort to strengthen its defenses after the rogue nation's foreign minister said that President Trump's tweets amount to a declaration of war. Meanwhile, South Korea's presidential office on Monday said that the flight of B-1B Lancer strategic bombers was conducted "in close cooperation between the Republic of Korea and the U.S".


Police to take over polling stations in Catalonia to thwart independence ballot

Police to take over polling stations in Catalonia to thwart independence ballot

Key members of the team organising the vote have been put under official investigation for disobedience, malfeasance and embezzlement of public funds. "They need to stop lying , come back to reason and accept that we will all find a place for Catalonia within Spain", he added before heading to Washington.