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PayPal Bans Social Network After Pittsburgh Shooter’s Profile Surfaces

Social network service Gab has been banned from using PayPal after the anti-Semitic profile of the man suspected of gunning down multiple people at a Pittsburgh synagogue Saturday morning gained attention. However, in a statement to The Verge, PayPal made its reasoning more clear: “The company is diligent in performing reviews and taking account actions. When a site is explicitly allowing the perpetuation of hate, violence or discriminatory intolerance, we take immediate and decisive action.” PITTSBURGH, PA – OCTOBER 27: Police rapid response team members respond to the site of a mass shooting at the Tree of Life Synagogue in the Squirrel Hill neighborhood on October 27, 2018 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. According to reports, at least 12 people were shot, 4 dead and three police officers hurt during the incident. The shooter surrendered to authorities and was taken into custody. (Photo by Jeff Swensen/Getty Images) Gab brands itself as “The Home of…

Dubai to turn into open-air museum

International artists to paint murals on Dubai Metro bridge pillars as Dubai’s beautification project The themes of the Metro bridge pillar murals have been chosen to inspire creativity and spread happiness while also reflecting Dubai’s character, vision and future aspirations. Dubai: International artists will paint murals on pillars of the Dubai Metro bridges as part of a beautification project by Brand Dubai, the creative arm of the Government of Dubai Media Office (GDMO) and the Roads and Transport Authority (RTA). The Dubai Metro Murals Project is an initiative that aims to transform Dubai into an open-air museum celebrating art, creativity and aesthetic excellence, a statement said on Saturday. Under the project, two international artists, Peruvian Daniel Cortez and Dominican-born, Miami-based artist ‘Evoca1’ also known as Elio Mercado, will paint murals on bridge pillars of the Dubai Metro on Shaikh Zayed Road between the Dubai International Financial Centre and Emirates Towers…

No, This Is Not the Most Important Election of Our Lifetimes

If you believe that a midterm election in a time of relative peace and economic prosperity is the most important in history or even the most important in your fortunate lifetime, you either are oblivious to history or don’t have a single nonpartisan synapse firing in your skull. Yet it’s now become standard for partisans to claim that every presidential election is the most important ever. Seeing as many people view the president as an emperor, perhaps they believe it. That’s one thing. But now we have people foisting this insufferable cliche on us for House elections, which happen every two years in every single district. The 2018 election is “the most important election of our lives,” writes a hysterical David Corn at Mother Jones. Prognosticator Charlie Cook explains, “Everybody always says, ‘Oh, the upcoming election’s the most important since Moby-Dick was a guppy.’ This one actually is really important.”…

At least 10 school children killed, 16 missing in Jordan flash flood

At least 10 school children died and 16 were missing after a flash flood near Jordan’s Dead Sea, where around 40 children and their teachers were on an outing on Thursday, rescuers said. A major rescue operation involving helicopters and army troops was underway. Search teams have so far rescued 11 people, some of whom are in a serious condition, civil defence sources told Reuters. Hospitals in the area were put on high alert. A civil defence official was quoted on state television as saying that the number of casualties was expected to rise. A witness said a bus with 37 school children and seven teachers had been on a trip to a resort area when raging floodwaters swept them into a valley.

Saudi Crown Prince: Khashoggi Case Painful, Justice Will Prevail

All culprits will be punished and Saudi Arabia and Turkey will work together ‘to reach results’, says Mohammad Bin Salman RIYADH: Saudi Arabia Crown Prince Mohammad Bin Salman on Wednesday said the case of the slain Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi was “painful”, and “justice will prevail”. The crown prince said all culprits will be punished, and Saudi Arabia and Turkey will work together “to reach results”. Economy ‘will grow by 2.5 percent this year’ Mohammad Bin Salman said the kingdom will continue with reforms and spending on infrastructure, predicting the economy will grow by 2.5 percent this year. Speaking at an investment conference in Riyadh, he said the kingdom will press ahead with a war on terrorism.

US intercepts suspect packages sent to Clinton and Obama

The device was similar to one found at the home of billionaire philanthropist George Soros earlier A police car is pictured in the driveway of the house of Bill and Hillary Clinton in Chappaqua, New York. NEW YORK:  Suspicious packages, identified as potential explosives, addressed to former president Barack Obama and defeated presidential nominee Hillary Clinton have been intercepted by the Secret Service, officials said Wednesday. The Secret Service said it recovered a single package addressed to Clinton in Westchester, a suburb north of Manhattan on Tuesday, and a second package addressed to the Obama residence in Washington on Wednesday. Both Democrats remain two of the most high-profile political figures in the United States, which goes to the polls on November 6 in key midterm elections seen as a referendum on Republican President Donald Trump. ‘Despicable’ acts The White House swiftly condemned what it called “despicable” acts targeting the two…

Trump Scolds Russia on Nukes, Promises 10% Tax Cut

President Donald Trump admonished Russia on Monday for not adhering to a Reagan-era treaty on reducing nuclear weapons, saying he would “terminate” it, then talked about new tax cuts for “middle income” Americans. Trump also addressed the mysterious death of a Saudi journalist and the “caravan” of migrants headed to the U.S. from Central America. “You can’t play that game on me,” Trump said of the Russians, adding: “I’m terminating the [nuclear arms] agreement because they terminated the agreement.” The president was referring to the Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces Treaty, which became effective in June 1988. Trump, stopping to talk to reporters outside the White House before boarding Marine One en route to Texas, said Russia can’t compete with the United States if both countries are willing to build nuclear weapons at the same level. “We have more money than anybody on earth by far. We’ll build it up,” Trump said…

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