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International News

Rakhine, Myanmar New evidence has emerged that implicates the Myanmar military, known as the Tatmadaw, in committing war crimes and violating human rights laws. A report released on May 29 by Amnesty International details the atrocities and formally accuses the Tatmadaw of a series of crimes including torture, extrajudicial executions, arbitrary arrests and enforced disappearances. ...

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FBI accuses wealthy parents and celebrities regarding college entrance bribes

FBI accuses wealthy parents and celebrities regarding college entrance bribes

The U.S. Justice Department announced that they have charged 50 people, including Full House actress, Lori Loughlin, and Desperate Housewives actress, Felicity Huffman, for bribing college and entrance exam officials, on Tuesday March 12 The parents of these students had paid sports coaches to recruit the students on to their...

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2018: A Retrospective of World Events

2018: A Retrospective of World Events

It would be an understatement to say that 2018 was an eventful year. Going into 2019, KCW Today has gathered a selection of some of the most memorable and noteworthy events of 2018.   January   North and South Korea Meeting – Delegates from the two Koreas met in the...

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Urgent Appeal To Aid Indonesia

Urgent Appeal To Aid Indonesia

On the evening of September 28th, the Indonesian island of Sulawesi was hit by a tsunami triggered by a magnitude 7.5 earthquake along a fault line located six miles beneath the surface of the island. In the wake of the tsunami which devastated the Indonesian island an urgent appeal has...

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Bloomberg News Reporter Reassigned by Wells Fargo

Bloomberg News Reporter Reassigned by Wells Fargo

In a remarkable display of news outlets caving to pressure from the big banks they are meant to hold to account, an accomplished Bloomberg News Reporter named Shahien Nasiripour was taken off his beat and assigned to cover the Trump Organization at the behest of the Wells Fargo CEO himself....

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Social Media Crack Down on ‘Propaganda’

Social Media Crack Down on ‘Propaganda’

At the end of August, Twitter, Facebook, and Google had announced that they had taken down a large number of accounts promoting ‘Iranian propaganda’ with anti-Saudi, anti-Israeli, and pro-Palestinian themes. Iran currently bans its citizens from accessing Google, Facebook and Twitter and severely throttles the speed of it citizen’s internet...

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U.N. Urges War Crimes Investigation in Myanmar

U.N. Urges War Crimes Investigation in Myanmar

On August 27th, the United Nations released the report of its fact finding mission Independent International Fact-Finding Mission on Myanmar. The report said that Myanmar’s top military generals, including Commander-in-Chief Senior-General Min Aung Hlaing, must be investigated and prosecuted for genocide in the north of Rakhine State, as well as...

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“Stop BEZOS” Act Introduced by Bernie Sanders

“Stop BEZOS” Act Introduced by Bernie Sanders

Senator Bernie Sanders (I-Vt) introduced legislation in the U.S. Senate on September 5th which if passed into law would tax giant corporations such as Amazon and Walmart 100% of federal benefits received by their employees in an effort to force companies to pay their employees a living wage instead of...

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Australia’s Revolving Door Government Spins Again

Australia’s Revolving Door Government Spins Again

Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull has been ousted from office after facing a rebellion from inside his own Liberal Party over Climate Change Policy. Turnbull is now the 5th Prime Minister to be ousted before completing a full term in office. 7 ministers and 15 others had resigned from Turnbull’s...

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Trump Administration announces new U.S. ‘Space Force’

Trump Administration announces new U.S. ‘Space Force’

On August 9th, U.S. Vice President Mike Pence had the dubious distinction of being the one to announce the creation of the new sixth branch of the United States Armed Forces, the Space Force, which he said would debut in 2020. “The time has come to write the next great...

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