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The EU Suppressed a 300-Page Study That Found Piracy Doesn’t Harm Sales
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Chile to be the first American country to ban plastic bags in coastal cities
11211
China central bank has told other banks to stop business with N. Korea
5771
WhatsApp reportedly refused to build a backdoor for the UK government
3975
Puerto Rico faces '4 to 6 months' without power; floods ravage island
531
North Korea may detonate hydrogen bomb in the Pacific
2136
Plastic-degrading fungus found in Pakistan trash dump
2766
Possibly Elon Musk's Biggest Idea Yet: 'Global Learning XPRIZE. The goal is to develop methods to teach 250 million children who do not have access to primary or secondary education the means to teach themselves to read, write, and do math within 15 months.'
20625
Thousands rally in Philippines to warn of Duterte 'dictatorship'
316
First wild bison seen in Germany in 250 years. Local official has it killed.
778
Dozens of perfectly preserved ancient shipwrecks have been found at the bottom of the Black Sea. Researchers say their discovery is 'truly unrivaled'. Many of the ships have features that are only known from drawings or written description but never seen until now.
1307
Mexico Earthquake Death Toll Rises To 248, Government Declares 3 Days Of National Mourning
19444
1,000-Year-Old Tomb of Maya King Discovered in Guatemala
130
New antibody attacks 99% of HIV strains
2208
Hubble discovers a unique type of object in the Solar System
709
Trump announces new N Korea sanctions
2906
France calls for UN action on Rohingya 'genocide'
99
ISIS caliphate near collapse as offensive retakes Raqqa.
574
Another potential Mueller honey pot - Spicer's notebooks: 'Sean Spicer filled "notebook after notebook" during meetings at the Republican National Committee, later at the Trump campaign, and then at the White House.'
650
Equifax has been sending concerned customers to a fake phishing site
41
Twitter Confirms It Is Cooperating with the Russia Probe: The social-media company is expected to tell Senate investigators how Russian bots may have influenced the 2016 election.
175
North Korea state news agency: Kim Jong Un calls Trump deranged, says he will pay dearly for his threats
54
Hawaii reportedly prepares for nuclear attack amid North Korea rhetoric
176
Brexit: Majority of British people believe UK should stay in the EU, finds latest poll
485
Pope candidly admits Church 'arrived late' in confronting abuse
1369
With Court Ruling, Fan Subtitles Officially Copyright Infringement In Sweden
139
Violence Breaks Out As Turkish President Erdogan Speaks In New York
248
North Korea tells the UN: ‘Sanctions will kill our kids’
73
North Korea foreign minister says may detonate nuclear bomb in Pacific, reports South Korean news agency
36
India slams Pakistan at UN, calls it 'Terroristan
844
To Avoid Future Collisions, U.S. Navy Ships Will Advertise Their Locations in High-Traffic Areas
41
Russia warns Trump that attacking North Korea "is not an option"
39
Turkey Shows Contempt for Peaceful Protest Even in the U.S.
38
North Korean official hints that nation will detonate their strongest weapon over the Pacific
246
Mueller's probe shifts to Trump's presidency
30
Japan calls North Korea's behavior 'absolutely unacceptable'
20
Mark Zuckerberg says Facebook will end untraceable political ads
694
Australian schoolgirl raises alarm over flesh-eating disease - Health authorities there have have recorded 159 cases of the infection in the year to September. That is nearly three times the number of cases recorded three years ago.
25
Australians see energy storage as the future, poll finds
72
Declaring that Canada is "no land of wonders," Prime Minister Justin Trudeau told the United Nations on Thursday that his country was working to address failures in the treatment of its indigenous people
1092 just_a_pyro Huh, guess nobody else wants to be the president of Singapore. Oh, wait, one of the requirements is to have 3 years prior experience in being a high-tier goverment official or a big company CEO. How is that democratic and not an oligarchy, again?
129 LeapingLupine The Singapore government write the rules so they can entrench their stooges into key positions without any opposition. It is "their brand" of (almost) democracy. It's fine when it's fine, (sort of...) but it's not fine when the benevolent dictators are out and the other less benevolent dictators are in power.
111 Darrenyankj Singaporean here. The anger isn't over the fact that our president was elected without a vote (she likely would have gotten it anyway) but the election process as a whole. While conceding that Singapore does have a system of illiberal democracy, this is the first time that the incumbent party has undermined the elections process so as to block off a presidential candidate. The fact that the elections process was reserved only for the Malay race limited the number of potential candidates significantly and is contrary to the spirit of meritocracy.
31 ionised Key sections from the article (all emphasis is mine): > Halimah Yacob, a former speaker of parliament from the Muslim Malay minority, **did not have to face an election for the largely ceremonial post after authorities decided her rivals did not meet strict eligibility criteria.** > **It was not the first time** in the affluent city-state – which is tightly controlled and has been ruled by the same party for decades – **that the government has disqualified candidates for the presidency, making an election unnecessary.** > **But there had already been criticism of the process as it was the first time the presidency had been reserved for a particular ethnic group** – in this case the Malay community – and the decision to hand her the job without a vote added to anger.
261 viv0102 Just FYI for those who are unaware, The "President" role in Singapore is mostly ceremonial. The Prime Minister position is the role with all the power. Not saying there shouldn't be an election for this, but that it wouldn't really matter much anyway in the grand scheme of things. They normally choose a "President" from a different one of the three main different races in Singapore every term. Edit: I perhaps worded the last part wrongly. I didn't mean that it has always been a law that Singapore choses a president from a different ethnicity (It is a rule since 2016). Just that it has generally been a trend since the first president, Yusuf Ishak to have different ethnicities represent as President and not one ethnic representative continuously across many terms. This because majority of the Presidents of Singapore so far were not elected but chosen by the Parliament.
24 dtagliaferri yeah, well, since when is Singapore a democracy.
8 -Aerlevsedi- The non-elected President actually has the gall to say: >"Every woman can aspire to the highest office of the land if you have the courage, determination and will to work hard," she told a cheering crowd of supporters. "This shows that multi-racialism is not just a slogan, something good for us to say or hear. It means it really works in our society that everyone has the chance to (make it to) the highest office of the land." This is the direct opposite of the truth. What a slap to multi-racialism, meritocracy and democracy.
7 autotldr This is the best tl;dr I could make, [original](https://www.theguardian.com/world/2017/sep/13/singapore-first-female-president-elected-without-vote) reduced by 69%. (I'm a bot) ***** > Halimah Yacob, a former speaker of parliament from the Muslim Malay minority, did not have to face an election for the largely ceremonial post after authorities decided her rivals did not meet strict eligibility criteria. > It was not the first time in the affluent city-state - which is tightly controlled and has been ruled by the same party for decades - that the government has disqualified candidates for the presidency, making an election unnecessary. > Social media was abuzz with criticism as Halimah, 63, was formally announced as the president-elect, with Facebook user Pat Eng writing: "Elected without an election. What a joke." ***** [**Extended Summary**](http://np.reddit.com/r/autotldr/comments/6ztb62/anger_in_singapore_as_first_female_president_is/) | [FAQ](http://np.reddit.com/r/autotldr/comments/31b9fm/faq_autotldr_bot/ "Version 1.65, ~208939 tl;drs so far.") | [Feedback](http://np.reddit.com/message/compose?to=%23autotldr "PM's and comments are monitored, constructive feedback is welcome.") | *Top* *keywords*: **election**^#1 **presidency**^#2 **Halimah**^#3 **Malay**^#4 **without**^#5
28 -Aerlevsedi- The most ironic thing is that this completely goes against the national pledge where citizens pledge for meritocracy regardless of race or religion.
25 Mamemoo > We, the citizens of Singapore, pledge ourselves as one united people, regardless of race, language or religion, to build a **democratic society**... This is in their pledge, let that sink in.