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Extremists creep into Roblox, an online game popular with children


Posted: Tue-Sep-2019



Roblox, a popular online game that currently has more than 100 million active users worldwide and is popular with children, has struggled to keep extremists out.

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Canadian law can't punish some peacekeepers for sex misconduct abroad — and the UN isn't happy about it
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CBC obtained hundreds of pages of internal documents, memos and emails from Global Affairs Canada that confirm that six peacekeepers who were found to have engaged in sexual misconduct in Haiti received few, if any, sanctions.

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Democrats demand Kavanaugh be impeached over new sexual misconduct allegations
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Several Democratic presidential candidates have lined up to call for the impeachment of Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh in the face of a new, uninvestigated allegation of sexual impropriety when he was in college.

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Hurricane Humberto takes aim at Bermuda, threatens U.S. coast
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The U.S. National Hurricane Center says it expects Hurricane Humberto to lash Bermuda with high winds and heavy rain later this week.

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No Brexit breakthrough as U.K.'s Boris Johnson and EU commissioner hold talks
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Boris Johnson gets booed by protesters and berated by Luxembourg's leader on a visit to the tiny nation for his first face-to-face talks with European Union chief Jean-Claude Juncker about securing an elusive Brexit deal.

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In Israel's do-over election, Netanyahu needs the religious right to survive
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This week, Israelis go to the polls for the second time in six months in a vote that's in danger of delivering the same result as the last one, writes Margaret Evans.

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CDC activates emergency operations centre for vaping-related illnesses
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The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention activates emergency operations center for investigation of lung injury associated with e-cigarette product use.

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Spain won't extradite Venezuela's ex-spymaster to U.S.
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Spain's National Court has rejected the extradition to the United States of a former Venezuelan military spy chief accused of drug smuggling and other charges.

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Name calling and market pressure may curb U.S. Fed's independence: Don Pittis
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As inflation kicks in again, and with world oil prices up sharply following weekend attacks on Saudi Arabian oil facilities, it may actually be boneheaded to cut rates if evidence shows the economy remains strong.

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Energy prices spike after Saudi oil attack, U.S. blames Iran
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An attack on Saudi Arabia that shut five per cent of global crude output caused the biggest surge in oil prices in nearly three decades, after U.S. officials blamed Iran and President Donald Trump said Washington was "locked and loaded" to retaliate.

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Italy changes course on immigration with new minister Luciana Lamorgese
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Italy’s newly formed ruling coalition of the populist Five Star movement and left-leaning Democratic Party has decided to once again allow humanitarian rescue ships to dock here after more than a year of blocking ships under Matteo Salvini, the former minister of the interior.

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Purdue Pharma, maker of OxyContin, files for bankruptcy as part of settlement
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Purdue Pharma, the company that made billions selling the prescription painkiller OxyContin, filed for bankruptcy in White Plains, N.Y., days after reaching a tentative settlement with many of the state and local governments suing it over the toll of opioids.

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Autoworkers in U.S. strike against GM in contract dispute
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More than 49,000 members of the United Auto Workers walked off General Motors factory floors or set up picket lines early Monday as contract talks with the company deteriorated into a strike.

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Indonesian police arrest 185 suspected of starting forest fires
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Indonesian authorities arrested 185 people suspected of starting the forest fires that are spreading a thick, noxious haze around Southeast Asia, police said Monday.

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The Cars lead singer Ric Ocasek dead at 75
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Ric Ocasek — The Cars lead singer whose deadpan vocal delivery and lanky, sunglassed look defined a rock era with chart-topping hits like Just What I Needed — was discovered dead Sunday afternoon in his Manhattan apartment.

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Steelers QB Roethlisberger out for season with elbow injury
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Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger will undergo surgery on his right elbow and be placed on injured reserve, ending the 37-year-old's 16th season just two weeks in.

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12 dead, 35 missing in India after sightseeing boat capsizes in swollen river
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A sightseeing boat has capsized on a swollen river in southern India, killing 12 people and leaving 35 missing, says a government official, noting that tour boats had been barred from operating on the route.

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Violence flares as thousands defy police ban to march in downtown Hong Kong
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Police fired chemical-laced blue water and tear gas at protesters who lobbed Molotov cocktails outside the Hong Kong government office complex Sunday, as violence flared anew after thousands of pro-democracy supporters marched through downtown in defiance of a police ban.

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Cleanup after Dorian resumes in Bahamas as tropical storm Humberto continues to strengthen
Bahamas Hurricane Dorian cleanup

"We got to take what God gives us," a Grand Bahama resident says in reference to tropical storm Humberto, which narrowly missed the island over the weekend as it continued its northward trajectory well offshore of Florida's east coast, with forecasters saying it would likely become a hurricane.

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Iran denies involvement in Yemen drone attacks on Saudi oilfield after Pompeo accusation
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Iran denied on Sunday it was involved in Yemen rebel drone attacks the previous day that hit the world's biggest oil processing facility and an oilfield in Saudi Arabia, just hours after the United States's top diplomat alleged Tehran was behind the "unprecedented attack on the world's energy supply."

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White House says bin Laden son killed in U.S. operation
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The White House announced Saturday that Hamza bin Laden, the son of the late al-Qaeda leader who had become an increasingly prominent figure in the terrorist organization, was killed in a U.S. counterterrorism operation in the Afghanistan-Pakistan region.

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Edward Snowden Says He Would Return To U.S. If Guaranteed Fair Trial
The whistleblower who remains in exile in Russia wants a chance to explain himself in court. ... read more


Trump: U.S. 'Locked And Loaded' For Response To Attack On Saudi Oil Sites
The announcement came as the U.S. released new evidence to support its allegation that Iran was responsible for the attack on Saudi Arabia's oil sites. ... read more


Boris Johnson Mocked For Channeling The Hulk In Brexit Ramblings
The British prime minister made the bizarre comparison as he stressed his resolve to break Britain out of the European Union by October 31. ... read more


Trump Approves Oil Release From Reserve After Attack On Saudi Sites
The president tweeted that he's authorized the release of strategic petroleum reserves "if needed" to stabilize energy markets after an attack on Saudi oil sites. ... read more


Ex-British PM David Cameron Slams 'Liar' Boris Johnson For Backing Brexit To Boost Career
The former U.K. leader is mincing no words in his criticism of Johnson, whom he accused of choosing "Leave" to benefit his own political aspirations. ... read more


Hong Kong Protesters Defy Police Ban To March Through Downtown
Thousands of protesters took to the streets again on Sunday, chanting slogans and waving U.S. and British flags. ... read more


Ahead Of Do-Over Election, Embattled Netanyahu In Fight Of His Political Life
The Israeli prime minister is facing a close fight for power as the country heads to national elections for the second time in 2019. ... read more


Air New Zealand Threatened With Boycott Over Plan To Trademark Logo Of Maori Phrase
"You don’t get to culturally misappropriate it for profit," said an angry member of the Maori Council in a video message. ... read more


At Least 11 Killed After Blaze Tears Through Hospital In Brazil
Staff were forced to wheel patients into the streets on stretchers after a fire broke out at Badim Hospital in Rio de Janeiro. ... read more


Drone Attacks Spark Huge Fires At Saudi Arabia Oil Facilities
Yemen's Houthi rebels have claimed responsibility for the attacks in Buqyaq and the Khurais oil field. ... read more


China To Lift Punitive Tariffs On U.S. Soybeans, Pork
President Donald Trump also delayed a planned tariff hike on Chinese imports this week in a conciliatory gesture. ... read more


New Zealand Plans Further Restrictions To Gun Ownership
The bill comes six months after a gunman killed 51 people at two mosques in Christchurch. ... read more


France Is Debating How To Legally Address Violence Against Women
The nation is split over whether the term “femicide” — the killing of women because they’re women — should be added to the penal code. ... read more


No-Deal Brexit Could Lead To Shortages Of Medicine, Food And Fuel, Government Report Says
The previously secret documents also warn of disease outbreaks, panic buying at supermarkets, and huge traffic jams if the UK leaves the EU without a deal. ... read more


‘Graveyard’ Of Backpacks At UN Headquarters Memorializes Children Who Died In Conflict
Each of the installation's 3,758 blue backpacks represents a child who died in conflict zones last year. ... read more


2,500 People Are Reported Missing In The Bahamas After Hurricane Dorian
At least 50 people were killed by the storm, and the country's prime minister said he expected that number to climb "significantly." ... read more


31 Shiite Pilgrims Die In Massive Stampede In Iraq: Officials
The incident took place during Ashoura commemorations, when hundreds of thousands of people converge on the city of Karbala. ... read more


Iran To U.S. After John Bolton Exit: 'Put Warmongers Aside'
“Americans have to realize that warmongering and warmongers are not to their benefit,” the Iranian president said in televised remarks. ... read more


Boris Johnson's Suspension Of Parliament Was 'Unlawful,' Scottish Judges Rule
The decision is expected to now go to the UK Supreme Court next week. ... read more


In Last Words, Khashoggi Asked Killers Not To Suffocate Him
“Don’t cover my mouth,” he told his killers, according to a Turkish newspaper. “I have asthma, don’t do it. You’ll suffocate me.” ... read more


Brexit is a 'nightmare', says Luxembourg prime minister
Boris Johnson misses a press conference amid noisy protests, but says there has been "a lot of work". ... read more


Passports and nationality: The Brits going Dutch over Brexit
Some UK citizens living in the Netherlands are taking extreme measures to protect their way of life after Brexit. ... read more


Boy poisoned by E. coli-infected beef in 2011 dies in France
The 10-year-old was paralysed by contaminated supermarket beef in northern France. ... read more


Brexit: Boris Johnson attacked by Luxembourg PM over 'nightmare'
The PM says the EU is "fed up" with endless delays, as the Luxembourg PM chastises him at a press conference. ... read more


Hugo Carvajal: Spain denies US extradition request
The former Venezuelan intelligence chief is accused by the US of drug trafficking offences. ... read more


Rome stall owner refuses reward for €2,000 cash find
The Bangladeshi stall owner finds a wallet in a Rome street and makes it his mission to return it. ... read more


BBC swaps Eurovision Song Contest selection vote for record label deal
The UK entrant for next year's song contest will instead be chosen by music company BMG. ... read more


Climate change: Germany's conservatives mull doubling air travel tax
Only domestic flights will be affected, say the Christian Democrats, who govern in a coalition. ... read more


'Grim reaper' stolen from Russian street
A controversial speed warning in the form of Death was stolen from a Russian street. ... read more


Body scanners to screen London commuters for weapons
Passengers are scanned as they walk through Stratford station, in the "battle against knife crime". ... read more


Gold toilet theft: Blenheim Palace security 'needs challenging'
The solid gold toilet - worth up to $6m - has not been found after the break-in at Blenheim Palace. ... read more


Basketball World Cup: Spain beat Argentina to win first title for 13 years
Spain beat Argentina 95-75 to win the Basketball World Cup final in Beijing for their first title for 13 years. ... read more


Families fight against toxic dust from Italy's Ilva steelworks
A steel plant in Taranto moves to tackle pollution, but locals say it is too little, too late. ... read more


Is a clean break Brexit possible?
Some politicians have been calling for a clean-break Brexit. What does it mean? ... read more


How Paris got a taste for second-hand style from Africa
Clothes dealer Amah Ayivi finds vintage gems in Togo and sells them on to fashion lovers in Paris. ... read more


Vaping: How popular are e-cigarettes?
Where have vaping products been banned around the world? ... read more


Frankfurt Motor Show: Love, hate and electric cars
The BBC's Theo Leggett reports from a cavernous display of delights at the Frankfurt Motor Show. ... read more


Bulgaria outcry over political revenge porn
Bulgarians condemn the publication of explicit images seeking to undermine a mayoral candidate. ... read more


EU 'needs more than just words' from Johnson
Luxembourg's prime minister took to his lectern without the UK PM, who cancelled amid protests nearby. ... read more


County lines: Wales 'drowning in drugs with worse to come'
Gang members pretend to be university students to sell drugs in new cities, an expert warns. ... read more


Manhattan DA subpoenas Trump's tax returns in probe of hush money payments
Congressional Democrats had already subpoenaed six years' worth of records, but their case is tied up in court. ... read more


GM strike not likely to be resolved anytime soon: experts
UAW leaders want to show the rank and file they're "tough guys," while management wants to avoid being "locked in." ... read more


Attack on a major Saudi oil facility originated from Iran, U.S. intel indicates
A congressional source says Democrats familiar with the details don't dispute Iran carried out the attack — an important signal of bipartisan agreement. ... read more


Tent court hearings for migrants ramp up in Texas as lawyers decry lack of access
About half the migrants scheduled to appear in a tent courtrooms in Texas showed up for their first hearings as part of a new Trump administration tactic. ... read more


Wisconsin brothers accused of running giant vaping operation
Officials say Tyler Huffhines, 20, sold thousands of counterfeit cartridges daily for $16 each. ... read more


Trump in New Mexico: 'Who do you love more — the country, or Hispanics?'
The president made a rally pitch for Hispanic voters in a state he lost by 8 points in 2016: “Nobody loves the Hispanics more,” he said at a rally here Monday night. ... read more


Nadler: Judiciary too busy impeaching Trump to focus on Kavanaugh claims
"We have our hands full with impeaching the president right now and that’s going to take up our limited resources and time for a while," Nadler said. ... read more


'SNL' fires Shane Gillis after video surfaces of comedian using Asian slur
"We were not aware of his prior remarks that have surfaced over the past few days. The language he used is offensive, hurtful and unacceptable." ... read more


Many women say 1st sexual experience was forced in teens
The experiences amount to rape, the authors say. ... read more


Move over, kale. The lowly cabbage has become a culinary star.
Cabbage is cheap, versatile, has a long shelf life ... and it's having a moment. ... read more


Ric Ocasek, lead singer of The Cars, died from heart disease
Emphysema also contributed to the death of the renowned singer-songwriter. ... read more


Meet the future residents of Trump Heights, Israel's tribute to U.S. support
As the name Trump Heights shows, the Trump administration's full-throated support of Israel’s right-wing government goes much further than any other U.S. administration. ... read more


Cara Delevingne says Harvey Weinstein told her to 'get a beard'
The “Carnival Row” actress claimed the disgraced movie producer told her she’d “never make it” in Hollywood “as a gay woman.” ... read more


Most men clueless about cancer risk related to HPV, study finds
Majority of men don't know they are at risk of HPV-related cancers, research shows. ... read more


Climate in Crisis: Lester Holt’s journey to Alaska
Lester Holt travels to Alaska – where he spent part of his childhood -- to get a personal perspective of a climate in crisis. Scientists are warning that rising temperatures are having a significant impact on the state – including melting glaciers – which contributes to rising sea levels and warming oceans. ... read more


Scientists discover most massive neutron star ever seen
A sugar-cube's worth of the dead star's material has a mass of about 100 million tons. ... read more


10-year-old Texas girl dies after contracting brain-eating amoeba, family says
Because of the rarity of the infection and difficulty in initial detection, about 75 percent of the diagnoses are made after the death of the patient, the CDC says. ... read more


Celebrities, young activists, CEOs and more make up NBC's #Latino20
From celebrities to CEOs, from scientists to young activists and scholars, meet the #NBCLatino20 who are using their voice, talent and passion to empower our communities and show that America’s strength lies in our diversity. ... read more


Trump in New Mexico: 'Who do you love more — the country, or Hispanics?'
The president made a rally pitch for Hispanic voters in a state he lost by 8 points in 2016: “Nobody loves the Hispanics more,” he said at a rally here Monday night. ... read more


Colombia to strengthen protections for politicians after candidates' murders
To date, seven political hopefuls have been killed. ... read more


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Manhattan DA subpoenas Trump's tax returns in probe of hush money payments
Congressional Democrats had already subpoenaed six years' worth of records, but their case is tied up in court. ... read more


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GM strike not likely to be resolved anytime soon: experts
UAW leaders want to show the rank and file they're "tough guys," while management wants to avoid being "locked in." ... read more


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Attack on a major Saudi oil facility originated from Iran, U.S. intel indicates
A congressional source says Democrats familiar with the details don't dispute Iran carried out the attack — an important signal of bipartisan agreement. ... read more


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Tent court hearings for migrants ramp up in Texas as lawyers decry lack of access
About half the migrants scheduled to appear in a tent courtrooms in Texas showed up for their first hearings as part of a new Trump administration tactic. ... read more


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Wisconsin brothers accused of running giant vaping operation
Officials say Tyler Huffhines, 20, sold thousands of counterfeit cartridges daily for $16 each. ... read more


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Trump in New Mexico: 'Who do you love more — the country, or Hispanics?'
The president made a rally pitch for Hispanic voters in a state he lost by 8 points in 2016: “Nobody loves the Hispanics more,” he said at a rally here Monday night. ... read more


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Nadler: Judiciary too busy impeaching Trump to focus on Kavanaugh claims
"We have our hands full with impeaching the president right now and that’s going to take up our limited resources and time for a while," Nadler said. ... read more


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'SNL' fires Shane Gillis after video surfaces of comedian using Asian slur
"We were not aware of his prior remarks that have surfaced over the past few days. The language he used is offensive, hurtful and unacceptable." ... read more


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Many women say 1st sexual experience was forced in teens
The experiences amount to rape, the authors say. ... read more


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Move over, kale. The lowly cabbage has become a culinary star.
Cabbage is cheap, versatile, has a long shelf life ... and it's having a moment. ... read more


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Ric Ocasek, lead singer of The Cars, died from heart disease
Emphysema also contributed to the death of the renowned singer-songwriter. ... read more


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Meet the future residents of Trump Heights, Israel's tribute to U.S. support
As the name Trump Heights shows, the Trump administration's full-throated support of Israel’s right-wing government goes much further than any other U.S. administration. ... read more


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Cara Delevingne says Harvey Weinstein told her to 'get a beard'
The “Carnival Row” actress claimed the disgraced movie producer told her she’d “never make it” in Hollywood “as a gay woman.” ... read more


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Most men clueless about cancer risk related to HPV, study finds
Majority of men don't know they are at risk of HPV-related cancers, research shows. ... read more


Climate in Crisis: Lester Holt’s journey to Alaska
Lester Holt travels to Alaska – where he spent part of his childhood -- to get a personal perspective of a climate in crisis. Scientists are warning that rising temperatures are having a significant impact on the state – including melting glaciers – which contributes to rising sea levels and warming oceans. ... read more


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Scientists discover most massive neutron star ever seen
A sugar-cube's worth of the dead star's material has a mass of about 100 million tons. ... read more


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10-year-old Texas girl dies after contracting brain-eating amoeba, family says
Because of the rarity of the infection and difficulty in initial detection, about 75 percent of the diagnoses are made after the death of the patient, the CDC says. ... read more


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Celebrities, young activists, CEOs and more make up NBC's #Latino20
From celebrities to CEOs, from scientists to young activists and scholars, meet the #NBCLatino20 who are using their voice, talent and passion to empower our communities and show that America’s strength lies in our diversity. ... read more


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Trump in New Mexico: 'Who do you love more — the country, or Hispanics?'
The president made a rally pitch for Hispanic voters in a state he lost by 8 points in 2016: “Nobody loves the Hispanics more,” he said at a rally here Monday night. ... read more


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Colombia to strengthen protections for politicians after candidates' murders
To date, seven political hopefuls have been killed. ... read more


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