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Gunmen Kill 137 People In Niger Less Than One Week After Another Deadly Attack

Armed men on motorcycles killed at least 137 people in Niger on Sunday, the country’s government announced Monday, according to the Associated Press (AP). The attack is among the most deadly in years, and occurred less than a week after armed men on motorcycles killed at least 66 people in southwestern Niger in mid-March, the…

Mysterious Head Of Messianic Cult Similar To QAnon Is Allegedly A Berlin-Based Art Dealer

March 20, 2021 4:20 PM ET The head of a growing, far-right cult targeting QAnon followers is allegedly a 45-year-old art dealer from Berlin, according to a British anti-racism group, The Guardian reported. Unmasked: man behind cult set to replace QAnon https://t.co/wRvaYhZFU9 — Media Guardian (@mediaguardian) March 20, 2021 Similar to QAnon, the cult, Sabmyk…

Foreign Spectators Banned From Tokyo Olympics Over Coronavirus Concerns

Foreign spectators have been banned from the Summer Olympics in Tokyo over coronavirus concerns, the Associated Press reported. Organizers announced the decision Saturday after a meeting between the International Olympic Committee, the Japanese government, Tokyo authorities, and the International Paralympic Committee. Officials decided the risk posed by the pandemic was still too great to allow…

Migrants Form Tent Community In Mexico Waiting For Biden To Open The Border

Nearly 200 tents fill a plaza near the busiest port for border crossings in Tijuana, Mexico, in less than a month as migrants hope the Biden administration will allow entry into the U.S., the Associated Press reported Friday. Around 1,500 migrants receive meals from a canopy-covered kitchen, kids play sports and volunteer security guards patrol…

Nearly 60 People Dead After Gunmen Open Fire On Civilians In Niger

Armed men on motorcycles killed at least 58 civilians returning from a weekly market in southwestern Niger on Monday, numerous sources reported. No entity has yet claimed responsibility for the attack, which occurred in the Tillabery region where numerous attacks have been carried out by Islamist militants with ties to ISIS and al-Qaeda, Reuters reported. …

Russian Police Raid Election Forum Of Opposition Party, Detain Hundreds

Russian police broken up an election forum for an opposing political party in Moscow Saturday, reportedly detaining 200 people. The police broke up the meeting shortly after it began, according to the BBC. Police claimed that pandemic restrictions were being violated and stated the event was arranged by an “undesirable organization,” the BBC reported. “A…

Poland Banned Same-Sex Unions And Adoption, But The EU Is Threatening To Override Them

March 11, 2021 5:34 PM ET Poland announced a new law Thursday which prohibited same-sex couples from adopting children, but the European Union responded by passing a resolution declaring the union an “LGBTIQ Freedom Zone,” Reuters reported. The new law would require Polish officials to conduct background checks on applicants seeking to adopt as a…

‘Modern Ark’: Scientists Want To Send Millions Of Sperm To The Moon

March 11, 2021 5:29 PM ET Scientists want to send millions of sperm samples to the moon for a “Modern Ark” experiment due to the earth’s “volatile environment.” “Earth is naturally a volatile environment,” study author Jekan Thanga shared at the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers’ annual Aerospace Conference, the New York Post reported Thursday.…

Woman Who Faked Pregnancy After One-Night Stand Sentenced To Community Service After Pleading Guilty...

A Scotland woman who faked a pregnancy following a one-night stand has been sentenced to community service after she pled guilty to “causing fear and alarm.” Sheriff Lindsay Foulis sentenced Jaclyn McGowan, 36, of Perth and Kinross, to 150 hours of community service. McGowan claimed in the summer of 2019 to have gotten pregnant and…

Russian Opposition Leader Allegedly Sent To Russian Prison Camp

Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny has allegedly been moved from his Moscow jail to an undisclosed detention center outside the city believed to be a prison camp, his lawyer claimed Thursday. Vadim Kobzev, one of his lawyers, tweeted that Navalny had been transferred from a correctional facility in Moscow operated by the Federal Penitentiary Service…

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