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Ted Cruz posts Zodiac killer puzzle on Twitter

Senators Ben Sasse and Ted Cruz have exchanged lighthearted banter on Twitter, after one of those men became the victim of a regrettably spilled Dr Pepper. Referencing the mock conspiracy theory that Mr Cruz’s father had assassinated President John F Kennedy in the 1960s, Mr Sasse tweeted a humorous response to a Twitter user after he was forced to apologize ...

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Trump tweets about California wildfires 10 days after they began to engulf state

Ten days and more than 200,000 scorched acres later, Donald Trump has tapped out a Twitter response to California’s devastating wildfires. The president regularly uses Twitter to communicate with the American people, issuing 140-character policy proclamations or messages of support. But in the days since powerful winds ignited voracious wildfires across California’s wine country, Mr Trump’s hadn’t specifically tweeted a word ...

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Stormzy calls former England keeper David James an 'absolute dickhead' after Eni Aluko ruling

The rapper Stormzy has attacked the ex-England goalkeeper David James on Twitter after the Football Association ruled that the former manager of the England’s women’s team made racist comments to Eni Aluko. In September, Mr James said in a tweet which has now been deleted: “Mark Sampson sacked as England women’s manager?! Seems some wasted talent can’t deal with the fact ...

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Twitter to crack down on sexual harassment and tweets that glorify violence

Upskirt images and messages glorifying violence are among the types of content Twitter is moving to crack down on with a harder set of rules on banned speech. The social media company has released a new set of guidelines dictating what types of content or accounts it will suspend. CEO Jack Dorsey previewed the forthcoming rules last week by ruing that ...

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Gunman on loose after five shot in Maryland office

US police are hunting for an “armed and dangerous” man suspected of shooting five people in Maryland and one person in Delaware on Wednesday morning. The gunman opened fire at around 08:58 (12:58 GMT) at a countertop business about 25 miles (40km) north of the city of Baltimore, officials said. The suspect, 37-year-old Radee Labeeb Prince, reportedly worked as a ...

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Quebec bans niqab for public services with neutrality law

A Canadian province has passed a controversial religious neutrality law that bars people from wearing face coverings when giving or receiving a public service. Quebec recently expanded the law to include services provided by municipal and public transit services. Women who wear a burqa or a niqab will now have to show their faces while receiving a government service. Quebec’s ...

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U.N. says still determining if Myanmar crisis is genocide

GENEVA (Reuters) – The United Nations has yet to decide if violence against Rohingya Muslims in Myanmar constitutes genocide, Jyoti Sanghera, Asia Pacific chief at the Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) said on Wednesday. “We are yet looking at the legal boundaries of that,” Sanghera said. “It could meet the boundaries, but we haven’t yet made ...

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EU leaders to call for end to North Korea's weapons programme – draft

BRUSSELS (Reuters) – European Union leaders will demand on Thursday that North Korea end its nuclear and ballistic weapons programme, according to the draft final statement of an EU summit. The statement, to be delivered after a discussion among leaders on Thursday evening, will follow the latest EU sanctions agreed on Monday by foreign ministers, which go beyond United Nations ...

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EU looks for 'big pot of money' to handle migration

BRUSSELS (Reuters) – European Union leaders will promise during talks in Brussels “sufficient and targeted funding” for migration projects in Africa and elsewhere, according to a draft statement that shows they have yet to put their money where their mouth is. The EU has spent billions of euros in recent years on keeping a lid on immigration from the Middle ...

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Maltese prime minister promises reward to uncover journalist killer

VALLETTA (Reuters) – Prime Minister Joseph Muscat offered on Wednesday a major reward to anyone with information about the killing of prominent journalist Daphne Caruana Galizia, saying no expense would be spared in solving the crime. Caruana Galizia, who regularly lambasted Muscat in her popular blogs, was killed on Monday by a bomb, which tore apart her car as she ...

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