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Trump’s name appears in Panama Papers for the first time
909
The FCC Likely Faked 1.3M Comments In Favour Of Getting Rid Of Net Neutrality
4352
Some 75 Nobel prizewinners have called on the Iranian government to release Ahmadreza Djalali, a researcher in disaster medicine who was sentenced to death last month. The letter is the latest and most powerful protest against the ruling by the scientific community so far.
47783
terroist attack in egypt mosque,50 dead
8214
Putin's party using physical violence to cling to power after losing an election in Moscow
2178
Police alert at Oxford Circus Tube
8528
North Korean defector a 'nice guy' who likes watching CSI – surgeon
265
More than a million pro-repeal net neutrality comments were likely faked.
1881
UK broadband firms must ditch 'misleading' speed ads: Currently ISPs are allowed to use headline speeds that only 10% of customers will actually receive. In future, adverts must be based on what is available to at least 50% of customers at peak times.
1428
Sugar industry withheld evidence of sucrose's health effects nearly 50 years ago
503
Forty human traffickers arrested, 500 people rescued in West Africa
1089
BuzzFeed News has uncovered a new network of suspected Twitter propaganda accounts – sharing messages about Brexit, Donald Trump, and Angela Merkel – that have close connections to the Russian-linked bot accounts identified by the social media platform in its evidence to the US Congress.
151
Mexico’s government has created a marine park the size of Illinois in the Pacific, the largest ocean reserve in North America for the conservation of giant rays, whales and turtles, including dozens of species endemic to the area.
876
Hundreds queue to donate blood for Sinai mosque bomb victims
354
Jeff Bezos is worth over $100 billion after Amazon's Black Friday rally
650
Mother saves her daughter from Boko Haram by pretending to be mad for nine months
218
German court: Ancient forest can be cleared for coal mine
19941
North Korea Removes All Border Guards after Failing to Prevent Soldier's Defection
67
Bombshell report reveals new details about Trump's Oval Office meeting with Russians after he fired Comey...sparked widespread concern within the US and Israeli intelligence communities earlier this year when he disclosed details of a highly classified Israeli operation to Russian officials.
557
Privacy campaigner entitled to sue Facebook Ireland through Austrian court. Facebook collects private data in excess of what is allowed under EU law and allows US intelligence access to the material.
441
Michael Flynn has something on Donald Trump if he is cooperating with Mueller probe, say lawyers
663
Amazon tribe saves plant lore with ‘healing forests’ and encyclopedia: In a bid to safeguard knowledge the Matsés in Peru have been planting “medicinal agroforestry” plots and written a 1,044-page two-volume book.
1184
UN: Mexico drug gangs killing kids who won’t work for them
114
"It's time for Canada to acknowledge its history for what it is: flawed, imperfect and unfinished." Canada's PM Justin Trudeau apologizes for "profound cultural loss" resulting from Canada's indigenous assimilation that "led to poverty, family violence, substance abuse and community breakdown."
212
Russian Lawmaker Wants to Label McDonald’s a ‘Foreign Agent’ -- Less than 72 hours after pushing through legislation that could see international news outlets branded “foreign agents,” Russian lawmakers are reportedly setting their sights on American fast food chains.
3405
Eight men claiming to be from North Korea have washed up on coast of Japan
63
Physicists Just Found a Loophole in Graphene That Could Unlock Clean, Limitless Energy
1670
Uber's Cover-Up of Its Massive Data Breach May Lead to E.U. Investigations
49
Call to regulate video game loot boxes over gambling concerns
379
Swiss cannabis farm aiming to supply 'legal weed' across Europe
3561
Elon Musk has finished building the world's largest battery in less than 100 days
195
Puerto Rico is set to become the world’s worst economy next year
59144
Families of 44 dead submarine crew react with fury as Argentine Navy confirms an explosion was recorded last week when it vanished - One widow branded the Navy "perverse b******s" for allowing family members to continue to believe their loved ones could be found alive.
27
Elon Musk wins bet, finishing massive Austalia battery installation in 100 days
205
Australia will never recognize annexation of Crimea
121
Tiger 'shot dead' in Paris after escaping from circus
1884
Russia Finally Admitted the Radiation Cloud Over Europe Is Real: After months of denial, Russia has now confirmed the detection of higher than normal levels of a radioactive isotope over much of Europe in Sept 2017 after the recent French IRNS report on the incident
27
Zimbabwe leader to 're-engage' with world, vows sweeping changes including stopping corruption and compensating white farmers whose land was seized by the government
32
An indigenous rights activist found dead in an Argentinian river 78 days after he went missing died by drowning, a judge said. Santiago Maldonado disappeared on August 1 following a paramilitary police operation to disperse a protest march by the Mapuche indigenous group in Chubut province
59
Prague appeals court allows Russian hacker extradition to US
1093 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?
117 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.
132 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.
35 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.
265 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.
28 dtagliaferri yeah, well, since when is Singapore a democracy.
11 -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.
8 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
27 -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.