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November 25, 2019 | Via Bloomberg

Singapore Invokes ‘Fake News’ Law for First Time

Singapore’s government has invoked its anti-‘fake news’ law for the first time, the Straits Times reports, with the city-state’s Protection from Online Falsehoods and Manipulation Act Office directing opposition party member Brad Bowyer to include a correction notice in an earlier Facebook post. Bowyer’s original Facebook post included comments on the government’s involvement in investment decisions by Temasek and GIC as well as Keppel Corporation’s finances.

November 25, 2019 | Via BBC

US Navy Secretary Fired over Seal Case

US Navy chief Richard Spencer has been fired over his handling of the case of a Navy Seal demoted for misconduct. The case of Edward Gallagher, who was convicted for posing with a corpse, had sparked tensions between US President Donald Trump and military officials. There have been differing accounts as to why Richard Spencer was asked to resign.

November 25, 2019 | Via Reuters

Landslide Democratic Win Puts Pressure on Leader of Chinese-Ruled Hong Kong

Hong Kong’s leader pledged to listen to public opinion on Monday and referred to deep-seated problems in society after a landslide election victory by opponents of Chinese rule amid months of sometimes violent pro-democracy unrest. Democratic candidates secured almost 90% of 452 district council seats in Sunday’s poll, held during a rare weekend lull in clashes with police, despite a strongly resourced and mobilized pro-establishment opposition.

November 25, 2019 | Via The Guardian

Leak Exposes Reality of China’s Vast Prison Camp Network

The internal workings of a vast chain of Chinese internment camps used to detain at least a million people from the nation’s Muslim minorities are laid out in leaked Communist Party documents published on Sunday. The China Cables, a cache of classified government papers, appear to provide the first official glimpse into the structure. China said they had been “fabricated”.

November 25, 2019 | Via Sky News

Frozen 2 Breaks Global Box Office Record

Taking $350m (£272m) worldwide in its opening weekend, according to studio estimates, Frozen 2 has broken the record for the highest-grossing weekend ever for an animated film globally. It comes six years after the release of the first film, a box office sensation which spawned a flurry of merchandising, a Broadway musical, two Oscar wins and one of the decade’s biggest earworms in Menzel’s Let it Go.

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