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New Trump administration policy requires asylum-seekers to remain in Mexico, bans US entry

New Trump administration policy requires asylum-seekers to remain in Mexico, bans US entryThe U.S. has long allowed asylum-seekers to remain here pending an immigration judge's decision on their application. They now must remain in Mexico.



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US bans 'bump stocks' on semi-automatic weapons

US bans 'bump stocks' on semi-automatic weaponsThe US government said Tuesday it was banning bump stocks, devices that allow semi-automatic weapons to fire like machine guns and that were used in a mass shooting in Las Vegas in October 2017. The devices, which harness the recoil of a semi-automatic rifle’s discharge to make the trigger fire faster, effectively turn the weapons into machine guns, which are illegal, the Justice Department said. Bump stocks allow a “shooter of a semi-automatic firearm to initiate a continuous firing cycle with a single pull of the trigger,” the department said in a statement.



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Surgeon General issues rare advisory calling for local taxes, indoor public vaping bans

Surgeon General issues rare advisory calling for local taxes, indoor public vaping bansMore than 2 million middle school, high school and college teens use these battery-powered devices to heat liquid-based nicotine into an inhalable vapor.



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Ukraine Bans Military Age Russian Men From Entering the Country Due to ‘Threat of Full Scale War’

Ukraine Bans Military Age Russian Men From Entering the Country Due to ‘Threat of Full Scale War’The new restrictions on Russian immigration, which includes a complete ban on Russian men ages 16 to 60 entering the country, comes just days after Russian warships fired on and ultimately seized a number of Ukrainian vessels in the Kerch Strait off the coast of Crimea. “As of today, the entrance of foreigners is limited, first of all for citizens of Russia,” Petro Tsygykal, the head of state border guard service, told Poroshenko Friday, according to a statement on the official presidential website.



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Ukraine bans entry to Russian adult men: border service chief

Ukraine bans entry to Russian adult men: border service chiefUkraine has banned Russian adult men aged 16-60 years from entering Ukraine, the head of the border service Petro Tsygykal said in a televised meeting on Friday. “Today, the entry of foreigners is limited – primarily citizens of the Russian Federation – non-admission of citizens of the Russian Federation aged from 16 to 60, male,” Tsygykal said. Ukraine imposed martial law this week, citing fears that Russia was planning a full scale invasion after Russian vessels fired on and captured Ukrainian ships last weekend.



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New Zealand intelligence bans China's Huawei from 5G rollout

New Zealand intelligence bans China's Huawei from 5G rolloutNew Zealand’s largest telecoms carrier Spark said Wednesday that the country’s intelligence agency had barred it from using equipment provided by China’s Huawei in its 5G network as it posed “significant national security risks”. The move follows reports the United States is urging its allies to exclude the Chinese telecoms giant from 5G rollouts over cybersecurity fears. Spark said in a statement that it was legally obliged to inform the Government Communications Security Bureau (GCSB) about its 5G plans.



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PayPal bans prominent UK far-right figure from using its services

PayPal bans prominent UK far-right figure from using its servicesPayPal has banned Tommy Robinson, former leader of the far-right, anti-Muslim group English Defence League (EDL), from it's platform.  In a statement sent to Mashable, the online payments company said that it doesn't comment on individual cases, but that they carefully review accounts to make sure that they fit user guidelines.  SEE ALSO: PayPal makes it harder to buy shady supplements from Infowars
"We do not allow PayPal services to be used to promote hate, violence, or other forms of intolerance that is discriminatory,” PayPal wrote, adding that “we work hard to achieve the right balance and to ensure that our decisions are values-driven and not political.” Robinson, who was banned from Twitter in March for reportedly violating Twitter's hateful conduct policy, posted a reaction video to Facebook, where he has 967,000 followers.  "It is simply fascism," Robinson said in response to being blocked from ever using PayPal again.    Robinson (real name is Stephen Yaxley-Lennon) is a former member of the British National Party. He co-funded the controversial far-right group English Defence League in 2009, and was the group's leader up until 2013.  After attempting to form a UK branch of the German far-right populist party Pegida in 2016, Robinson joined the Canadian website Rebel Media the following year.  Robinson went to prison for contempt of court after filming four men outside a court room. He has a history of broadcasting himself on social media outside trials involving Muslim defendants. WATCH: iPhone XR reviews, Amazon cashierless stores in NY, and election hacking: A tech news roundup — Technically Speaking



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Trump bans asylum for migrants who cross the border between official ports of entry

Trump bans asylum for migrants who cross the border between official ports of entryThe Justice Department and the Homeland Security Department released the text of an interim regulation Thursday afternoon outlining new restrictions on asylum that will be the subject of a presidential proclamation expected to be issued by the White House on Friday.



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Britain 'concerned' after Hong Kong bans pro-independence party

Britain 'concerned' after Hong Kong bans pro-independence partyThe UK government has demanded China respect the autonomy of Hong Kong after Beijing banned a political party in the city that supports independence from China. “We are concerned by the decision” of the government, the Foreign Office said in a statement. “The UK does not support Hong Kong independence, but Hong Kong’s high degree of autonomy and its rights and freedoms are central to its way of life, and it is important they are fully respected.” The ban was instituted on Monday on the grounds that the Hong Kong National Party (HKNP) was found a threat to national security as Beijing continues to stamp out challenges to its sovereignty. It is the first such ban on a political party since the former British colony was handed back to China by the UK in 1997. Police requested the ban in July under the Societies Ordinance, which allows groups to be prohibited in the interests of national security and public safety.  Under the move, it is now illegal to be a party member, raise money for the group and to participate or act on behalf of the organization. Anyone in violation could face up to three years in prison and thousands in fines, according to a government notice posted online. Pro-democracy demonstrations in the special administrative region in 2014 largely failed to usher in political reforms. Since then, activists have continued speaking out. However, pro-independence supporters have been barred from running for office, including Andy Chan, a founding member of HKNP. Others have been disqualified from the legislative council.  The ban came one day after a controversial high-speed rail link opened connecting Beijing to Hong Kong, a move that also stoked concerns about the growing reach of China into the city diminishing its autonomy.



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Twitter Finally Bans Alex Jones And Infowars

Twitter Finally Bans Alex Jones And InfowarsTwitter has decided to permanently ban conspiracy theorist Alex Jones, who has



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