Australia flags removing citizenship from home-grown radicals

Australian nationals convicted of terror offences would be stripped of their citizenship if the government believes they are entitled to apply for residency from another country, Prime Minister Scott Morrison proposed on Thursday. Australia, a staunch U.S. ally that sent troops to Afghanistan and Iraq, has seen a spate of attacks by home-grown militants in recent months, including a stabbing attack in the country’s second largest city less than two weeks ago.


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Facebook says it's getting better at removing hate speech

  1. Facebook says it’s getting better at removing hate speech  CTV News
  2. Facebook to launch independent body for calls on content  Space Daily
  3. The Latest: Facebook to create independent appeals body  ABC News
  4. Community Standards Enforcement Report – Facebook Transparency Report  Facebook Transparency Report
  5. Delay, Deny and Deflect: How Facebook’s Leaders Fought Through Crisis  New York Times
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Nintendo Removing Super Smash Bros. Ultimate's Native American Reference

  1. Nintendo Removing Super Smash Bros. Ultimate’s Native American Reference  GameSpot
  2. Nintendo Says It Will Remove Racist Native American Animation From Super Smash Bros. Ultimate  Kotaku
  3. Nintendo to remove racist Super Smash Bros. Ultimate Game & Watch imagery  Polygon
  4. November 6, 2018 – Twitter  Twitter
  5. Nintendo to remove Native American references in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate  Eurogamer.net
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Android update: Google is removing this feature from your smartphone

  1. Android update: Google is removing this feature from your smartphone  Express.co.uk
  2. The Morning After: Would you pay for an Android app subscription?  Engadget
  3. Google may remove Android voice unlock on all devices and replace it “with a more secure” option: Report  Digit
  4. Android security: Why Google’s demands for updates don’t go far enough  PCWorld
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This week's top stories: Removing Android's voice unlock, Google's 'Night Sight,' OnePlus 6T leaks, more

  1. This week’s top stories: Removing Android’s voice unlock, Google’s ‘Night Sight,’ OnePlus 6T leaks, more  9to5Google
  2. Google could be readying a “Play Pass” subscription for Android apps and games  TechRadar
  3. Google may be prepping a Google Play subscription called “Play Pass”  Android Central
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North and South Korea begin removing landmines along fortified DMZ

North and South Korea begin removing landmines along fortified DMZTroops from North and South Korea began removing some landmines along their heavily fortified border on Monday, the South’s defence ministry said, in a pact to reduce tension and build trust on the divided peninsula. Project details were agreed during last month’s summit in Pyongyang, the capital of North Korea, between its leader, Kim Jong Un, and South Korean President Moon Jae-in. In a statement, the ministry said the two sides agreed to remove all landmines in the so-called Joint Security Area (JSA) in Panmunjom within the next 20 days, with military engineers performing the hazardous task on the South Korean side. There was no immediate confirmation from North Korea that its troops had begun the process. The deal also provides for removal of guard posts and weapons from the JSA to follow the removal of the mines, with the troops remaining there to be left unarmed. The JSA is the only spot along the 250-km (155-mile) -long “demilitarised zone” (DMZ) where troops from both Koreas are face to face. South Korean soldiers patrol along a barbed-wire fence near the demilitarized zone (DMZ) Credit:  Kim Hong-Ji/ REUTERS South Korean troops have gradually taken over most operations along their side of the border but international forces under the U.S.-led United Nations Command retain major roles, especially at the JSA, where an American commander and a South Korean deputy lead the security battalion. UNC spokesman Colonel Chad Carroll declined to confirm if the command would also withdraw any weapons from the JSA, but said American forces would provide support for the demining operation. “United States Forces Korea will perform a support role – to include having air medical evacuation assets available to respond within minutes of any potential medical emergencies,” he told Reuters in a statement. Since fighting during the 1950-1953 Korean War ended in a stalemate, at least nine soldiers have been killed in incidents with North Korean troops, including the killing in 1976 of two U.S. soldiers by axe-wielding North Koreans, the UNC says. In November 2017, North Korean troops at the JSA shot one of their soldiers defecting to the South five times. More recently, it was the scene of the first dramatic April summit between Kim and Moon, as well as their second, more low-key meeting, in May. In April, the neighbours announced their intention to turn the DMZ – long a symbol of tension and division – into a “peace zone”. They have already dismantled propaganda loudspeakers and some guard posts along the border. Demining projects are also set to begin on Monday in Gangwon province in South Korea’s east, to allow teams to search for the remains of soldiers killed in the war, the ministry added. More than a million landmines were laid in border areas including the DMZ and the Civilian Control Zone in the South, say demining experts, and civilians and soldiers alike have been killed or injured by them. In 2015, two South Korean soldiers were maimed by what Seoul said was a North Korean landmine, an accusation the North denied.


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North Korea, South Korea begin removing landmines along fortified border

North Korea, South Korea begin removing landmines along fortified borderProject details were agreed during last month’s summit in Pyongyang, the capital of North Korea, between its leader, Kim Jong Un, and South Korean President Moon Jae-in. In a statement, the ministry said the two sides agreed to remove all landmines in the so-called Joint Security Area (JSA) in Panmunjom within the next 20 days, with military engineers performing the hazardous task on the South Korean side. There was no immediate confirmation from North Korea that its troops had begun the process.


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NYT report says deputy AG discussed removing Trump via the 25th Amendment. Rosenstein denies it.

In the days after FBI Director James Comey’s May 2017 firing, Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein discussed wearing a “wire” to record conversations with President Donald Trump and recruiting Cabinet members to invoke the 25th Amendment to remove Trump from office, The New York Times reported Friday.


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