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EU plans to abolish daylight saving time
According to Juncker, more than 80% of EU citizens want to abolish daylight saving time and instead remain on the time used during summer instead. At the moment, each EU member state puts clocks forward one hour on the last Sunday of March and back again on the last Sunday in October. "This debate about summertime, wintertime has been around for many years here," Juncker told German broadcaster ZDF. "Many…
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Uganda pop star MP ‘violently arrested’ after being freed on bail
"The Uganda Police have violently blocked Hon Bobi Wine from traveling outside of the country in spite of the court declining to do so when being released on bail earlier in the week. This is absurd to say the least," lawyer Nicholas Opiyo said on Twitter. Wine, whose real name is Robert Kyagulanyi, was first arrested by the military on August 15 after rioting broke out between rival parties ahead…
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One dead, several injured as Ugandans protest popular MP’s detention
According to local media reports, police fired teargas and shots in the air to break up crowds protesting over the arrest of MP Robert Kyagulanyi, who is also a musician, who goes by the stage name of Bobi Wine. Kyagulanyi has suffered multiple injuries and fractures since his arrest last week, his lawyer Erias Lukwago told CNN. One person died after a police officer fired on a minibus. Five others…
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Pop star MP Bobi Wine charged with treason in Uganda
The pop star, 36, was then re-arrested and charged in a civilian court. He sat in the dock during proceedings as his lawyers argued he was too weak to stand. A frail Wine, wearing a Ugandan flag scarf around his neck, was seen walking out of court while being assisted on crutches during a brief adjournment on Thursday morning. He has been in detention since August 15 and needs urgent…
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How will Guyana deal with its oil windfall?
The South American country with the smallest GDP is about to burst with oil. ExxonMobil found oil off Guyana's coast in 2015, and believes the reserves are big. Conservative estimates project to about 4 billion barrels. Some experts think there's more to be found in the country's 6.6 million-acre Starbroek Block. But how Guyana prepares for the windfall from a newly discovered fossil fuel repository will have big ramifications for…
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China’s top search engine sues comedian over online joke
China's biggest internet search engine is suing a comedian after he mocked the company and its CEO on social media. The comedian, who posts under a pseudonym, said that Baidu (BIDU) is claiming that he defamed Robin Li, its founder and chief executive, and damaged the company's reputation and public image. In a statement to CNN on Thursday, Baidu confirmed the lawsuit but declined to comment further. The comedian —…
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Australian Catholic Church rejects calls for priests to report child abuse confessions
The Church has said it will accept "98%" of recommendations made by a high-level government inquiry into child sexual abuse, but that it would maintain the sanctity of confession, arguing it infringes on religious liberties. "The only recommendation we can't accept is removing the seal of confession," Sister Monica Cavanagh, president of Catholic Religious Australia said at a press conference Friday. The Church's decision to reject the report's recommendation to…
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‘You know I got a pistol?’ the man yelled. So the Uber driver shot him
Driving along a dark stretch of two-lane road in central Florida, Boek swerved his pickup truck early Tuesday morning in front of the rideshare car. Uber driver Robert Westlake slammed on his brakes. They narrowly avoided a crash and stopped in the middle of the roadway. Then, Boek jumped out of his truck and quickly walked toward Westlake's Hyundai Elantra. "You know I got a pistol?" Boek said, holding an…
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Donald Trump just gave a GIANT hint about when he’ll fire Jeff Sessions
"I just would love to have him do a great job," Trump told Bloomberg, before pointedly noting that he made no promises about Sessions' fate post-November 6, 2018. Which means -- in Trump speak -- that Sessions will be fired on or about November 7. Trump likely thinks that by announcing he won't fire Sessions before the midterm election, he has acceded to the wishes of the bulk of Senate…