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October 2, 2019 | Via Reuters

North Korea Fires Ballistic Missile, Possibly from Submarine

North Korea fired what may have been a submarine-launched ballistic missile from off its east coast on Wednesday, a day after it announced the resumption of talks with the United States on ending its nuclear program. If confirmed, it would be the most provocative test by North Korea since it started the talks with the United States in 2018.

October 2, 2019 | Via Bloomberg

Boris Johnson to Make his ‘Final’ Brexit Offer

Boris Johnson will on Wednesday send his final Brexit offer to the European Union, warning that he’ll walk away from the table and take Britain out of the bloc without a deal if Brussels doesn’t engage with him. Addressing his Conservative Party’s annual conference in Manchester, England, the prime minister will issue an ultimatum to Brussels.

October 2, 2019 | Via CNN

At Least One Dead, 10 Injured in Stabbing at Finnish School Complex

A violent attack at a vocational school in Kuopio, eastern Finland, has left at least one person dead and 10 injured, two seriously, according to police. One witness told the Finnish news agency STT that a man came onto the college premises, brandished a sword, and began stabbing people with it. The suspect, a Finnish citizen, was also carrying a firearm when he was apprehended, a police spokesman said.

October 2, 2019 | Via The Guardian

Hong Kong: Sit-In Staged at School of Teenager Shot by ‘Trigger-Happy’ Police

Hundreds of students, alumni and staff have held a sit-in denouncing police violence outside the school of a Hong Kong teenager who was shot in the chest by police on Tuesday. Tsang Chi-kin, 18, was taken to hospital in a critical condition after the shooting, the first time live ammunition was used on protesters in the city, representing a major escalation of force by authorities.

October 2, 2019 | Via BBC

Harvard University Cleared of Racial Bias in Admissions Process

Harvard University’s admissions office does not discriminate against Asian-American applicants, a federal court has ruled in a long-awaited decision. The judge rejected the claim that white, black and Hispanic applicants were given preference over Asian counterparts with similar grades. District Judge Allison D. Burroughs said the court would not dismantle a “very fine” admissions program. The trial has been seen as a referendum on affirmative action hiring practices.

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