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The All-Encompassing World News Thread
These could be considered some big news stories that I bet the majority of Americans have no knowledge of...

Quote:Interpol Chief Meng Hongwei Quits and Is Detained by China

In a startling move that could set back the country’s efforts to expand its global presence, the Chinese Communist Party announced late Sunday that the missing president of Interpol, Meng Hongwei, was under investigation on “suspicion of violating the law” and was “under the supervision” of an anticorruption watchdog tied to the party.
The announcement that Mr. Meng, a Chinese citizen, was being detained was posted online by the Central Commission for Discipline Inspection, the party’s watchdog against graft and political disloyalty, on Sunday night.
A few hours later, Interpol said it had received Mr. Meng’s resignation “with immediate effect.”



Brazil Election: Jair Bolsonaro Heads to Runoff After Missing Outright Win

      Who's Bolsonaro?  -

also...."novelty Wolverines"


Oh, and then there's this story...

Turkey Believes Prominent Saudi Critic Was Killed in Saudi Consulate in Istanbul
I used to be with "it", but then they changed what "it" was. Now, what I'm with isn't "it", and what's "it" seems weird and scary to me. -Grandpa Simpson
The Brazilian election gives me the most worry.  With how things are going badly in neighboring Venezuela, the addition of a far right Brazilian government would be adding oil to a grease fire.
St. Petersburg's troll factory was set on fire:

Quote:The office of Russia’s infamous troll factory believed to be at the vanguard of Russia’s information war has been set on fire in St. Petersburg overnight.

An investigation revealed last year that the secretive troll factory had rebranded itself as a media conglomerate with 16 news websites generating more than 30 million pageviews every month. Its operational hub, a website called FAN (Federal News Agency), is based a stone’s throw from the troll farm’s original location in northern St. Petersburg.

The news website cited police as saying that an unknown suspect broke the agency’s ground-floor window and threw a Molotov cocktail inside at around 3 a.m. on Tuesday.
(10-08-2018, 11:20 AM)vtran Wrote: Oh, and then there's this story...

Turkey Believes Prominent Saudi Critic Was Killed in Saudi Consulate in Istanbul

This one is super fucked up:

Quote:“The official described a quick and complex operation in which Mr. Khashoggi was killed within two hours of his arrival at the consulate by a team of Saudi agents, who dismembered his body with a bone saw they brought for the purpose.”
A suspect in the rape and killing of a Bulgarian broadcast journalist whose work highlighted corruption there has been arrested in Germany:
Alright, which one of you was vacuuming at youtube and knocked out the cable?
We just legalized marijuana up here so we're all a bit excited and somebody tripped over the cord.

Sorry about that, eh.


Originally Posted by ImmortanNick 

Saw Batman v Superman.
Now I know what it's like to see Nickelback in concert.

That's my review.

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