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Germany charges synagogue attacker

by Onize Ohikere
Posted 10/10/19, 11:53 am

The suspect who killed two people in an attack at a synagogue in Germany on Wednesday had planned a larger-scale massacre. Authorities charged a man identified as Stephan B. with two counts of murder, nine counts of attempted murder, and other offenses. Police found homemade weapons and explosives in his car after his arrest.

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Dry Bar Comedy

The new face of funny

Entertainment | Dry Bar Comedy thrives in the largely untapped market for clean jokes
by Lynde Langdon
Posted 10/04/19, 03:03 pm

An alcohol-free comedy club started by Mormon brothers in Provo, Utah, is changing the way comedians get and give laughs. Dry Bar Comedy, the brainchild of Director Isaac Halasima and entrepreneurs Neal and Jeff Harmon, has delivered safe-for-work jokes to almost 2 billion viewers over the internet since 2017.

The Harmons started Dry Bar to meet a demand for clean comedy—the kind of laugh-out-loud jokes you can share on social media without making your mother-in-law blush.

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Many Afghans too scared, skeptical to vote

International | Saturday’s election outcome could exacerbate the country’s unrest
by Onize Ohikere
Posted 10/01/19, 06:21 pm

Fears about terror attacks and disillusionment with an ineffective government kept many Afghans home during this past weekend’s national election.

“I voted last time, but the result just made the country worse,” 36-year-old Farhad Azimi said. Only about 20 percent of 9.66 million registered voters turned out, the country’s lowest participation since the 2001 U.S.-led invasion.

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