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September 2, 2020 | Via Mirror

Pol Pot’s Notorious Executioner Dies

A notorious executioner for Cambodian leader Pol Pot who was responsible for 14,000 murders has died in jail. Kaing Guek Eav or ‘Comrade Duch’ was the first member of the Khmer Rouge leadership to face trial for his role within a regime blamed for at least 1.7 million deaths in the “killing fields” of Cambodia from 1975 to 1979.

September 2, 2020 | Via NBC News

Pelosi Takes Heat over Visit to San Francisco Hair Salon

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi is getting heat over a solo hair salon visit in San Francisco at a time when California businesses are limited by concern over coronavirus. Footage aired by Fox News Channel shows Pelosi, her mask around her neck rather than on her face, walking through the establishment. A stylist follows her, wearing a mask.

September 2, 2020 | Via The Guardian

Charlie Hebdo Attack: Suspected Accomplices Go on Trial in Paris

The trial of 14 suspects accused of involvement in the 2015 attacks on the satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo and the kosher supermarket Hyper Cacher has opened in Paris. The hearing, expected to last 49 days and recorded live for “the historical record”, began amid high security and will relive the three days of terror in January 2015 that left 17 people dead and others injured.

September 2, 2020 | Via CNN

China Accuses India of Conducting ‘Flagrant Provocations’

China’s government has accused Indian troops of illegally trespassing onto Chinese territory, in comments that could set the stage for a second tense border standoff between the two nuclear powers in just three months. In a statement Tuesday, a spokesperson for the Chinese Embassy in India said that Indian forces had “conducted flagrant provocations” over the weekend “which again stirred tension in the border areas.”

September 2, 2020 | Via Reuters

Pakistan Blocks Five Dating Apps Including Tinder and Grindr

Pakistan said on Tuesday it has blocked Tinder, Grindr and three other dating apps for not adhering to local laws, its latest move to curb online platforms deemed to be disseminating “immoral content”. Pakistan, the second largest Muslim-majority country in the world after Indonesia, is an Islamic nation where extra-marital relationships and homosexuality are illegal.

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