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Germany confirms Navalny poisoned by nerve agent

by Kyle Ziemnick
Posted 9/02/20, 04:33 pm

The poisoning of former Russian spy Sergei Skripal in Britain in 2018 set off a diplomatic crisis. On Wednesday, German officials said the same Soviet-era chemical weapon was used on Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny, who remains in serious condition in a Berlin hospital. German Chancellor Angela Merkel called on the Russian government to explain the incident: “He was meant to be silenced, and I condemn this in the strongest possible manner.”

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Khmer Rouge’s chief jailer dies in Cambodia

by Onize Ohikere
Posted 9/02/20, 03:54 am

Kaing Guek Eav oversaw the torture and killing of as many as 16,000 Cambodians at the Communist regime’s most notorious prison. The 77-year-old known as “Comrade Duch” died at a hospital Wednesday morning after having difficulty breathing at the Kandal provincial prison where he was serving a life sentence for war crimes.

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Declaring “moral bankruptcy”

International | WHO chief says we should not discount elderly COVID-19 deaths
by Mindy Belz
Posted 8/31/20, 06:41 pm

GLOBAL: The number of cases of the coronavirus around the world surpassed 25 million over the weekend, and World Health Organization Director-General Tedros Ghebreyesus gave a moving conclusion to his regular Monday briefing: “When the elderly [are] dying, it’s not fine. It’s a moral bankruptcy. We should not be morally dead. Every life, whether it is young or old, is precious. And we have to do everything to save it.”

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