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Trump spent his first night as a private citizen ‘looking for lawyers for his impeachment trial’


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Some who stormed the Capitol, including a Proud Boys leader, claim they were citizen journalists


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Chinese Citizen Journalist Sentenced to Four Years for Coronavirus Reporting


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Wuhan citizen journalist detained for Covid reporting has ‘feeding tube forcibly inserted and arms restrained’


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An American Citizen Died After Being Injured in the Deadly Volcanic Eruption in New Zealand

An American Citizen Died After Being Injured in the Deadly Volcanic Eruption in New ZealandThe latest victim is one of at least 17 casualties from the Dec. 9 volcanic eruption



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Ramaphosa Faces Party Bid to Oust Him Over Reforms, Citizen Says

Ramaphosa Faces Party Bid to Oust Him Over Reforms, Citizen Says(Bloomberg) — South African President Cyril Ramaphosa’s opponents within the ruling party are plotting to oust him over reforms that they say are failing to benefit the poor, the Citizen reported, citing people it didn’t identify.A campaign being led by African National Congress Secretary-General Ace Magashule aims to discredit him over economic policies that his opponents argue are supplanting the party’s pro-poor stance, the Johannesburg-based newspaper said.The anti-Ramaphosa faction wants Deputy President David Mabuza to become president, deputized by either Magashule or Water Minister Lindiwe Sisulu, the newspaper said.ANC spokesman Pule Mabe didn’t answer calls to his mobile seeking comment.Magashule is an ally of former President Jacob Zuma, whose almost nine-year term was marred by a series of corruption scandals.To contact the reporter on this story: Paul Richardson in Johannesburg at pmrichardson@bloomberg.netTo contact the editors responsible for this story: Benjamin Harvey at bharvey11@bloomberg.net, Vernon Wessels, Alastair ReedFor more articles like this, please visit us at bloomberg.com©2019 Bloomberg L.P.



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Vietnam jails Australian citizen for 12 years on 'terrorism' charges

Vietnam jails Australian citizen for 12 years on 'terrorism' chargesA court in Vietnam sentenced a 70-year-old Vietnamese-Australian man on Monday to 12 years in prison after finding him guilty of “terrorism”, a lawyer who attended the trial told Reuters. The Ministry of Public Security said in a statement on its official news website that Chau Van Kham was being tried for being a member of the U.S.-based human rights group Viet Tan, which Vietnam regards as a “terrorist” body. It said Kham had helped raised funds for anti-state activities, joined anti-Vietnam protests in Australia and recruited members for Viet Tan.



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US citizen has acid thrown in his face by man telling him to 'go back to his country'

US citizen has acid thrown in his face by man telling him to 'go back to his country'A US citizen had battery acid thrown in his face by a man who told him to "go back to [his] country" in an incident Milwaukee police are treating as a hate crime.Mahud Villalaz, 42, who immigrated from Peru and has lived in the United States for 19 years, suffered second degree burns from the attack.



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Milwaukee man arrested for allegedly throwing acid at 'illegal' US citizen

Milwaukee man arrested for allegedly throwing acid at 'illegal' US citizenVideo shows man asking Mahud Villalaz why he ‘invaded’ the US before tossing acid from a container, causing second-degree burnsMilwaukee official says the incident is being investigated as a hate crime. Photograph: Alamy Stock PhotoMilwaukee police have arrested a suspect who allegedly threw acid at a US citizen after telling him to “go back to [his] country”.Mahud Villalaz suffered second-degree burns to his face after a man threw acid from a container in front of a restaurant on Friday night, in a predominantly Latino part of Milwaukee.Surveillance video showed a hooded man pointing at Villalaz, who was raised in Peru, before throwing the liquid. Villalaz stumbled away from the man, who police said is white.Speaking outside the hospital where he was treated, Villalaz told local news channel WISN 12 the incident began as a parking dispute and escalated when the other man accused him of being “illegal” and asked him why he had “invaded” the US. The man then tossed the acid.“The feeling was burning, and I was trying to defend myself but I couldn’t because I couldn’t open my eyes,” Villalaz said.The president of local advocacy group Forward Latino, Darryl Morin, told the Milwaukee Independent police were investigating the attack as a hate crime.“I don’t see how it could be anything else, as this is sadly and tragically a textbook case of hate,” Morin said. “I dare say it was premeditated, because no one walks around with a bottle of acid and hangs out in a predominantly Latino neighborhood for no reason.”More than $ 16,000 had been raised to help support Villalaz and his family as of Monday morning. In a post on the crowdfunding site GoFundMe, his sister said Villalaz would be unable to do his job as a welder until his burns healed and that he will need follow-up care for damage to his eyesight.“We see acts of hate like this happening everywhere,” his sister, Priscilla Villalaz, wrote. “The only thing we can ask ourselves is why do they hate us so much?”In late 2018, the FBI released data which showed hate crimes in the US rose by 17% in 2017, the third straight annual increase. Many incidents go unreported and not all regions supply hate crime data to the federal agency.Some experts have said there is a link between political rhetoric and hate crimes. The comments Villalaz said his attacker made paralleled rhetoric from Donald Trump, who regularly disparages immigrants and downplays the destructive impact of white nationalism.In July, the president was widely condemned after telling a group of four congresswomen, all US citizens, to “go back” to the countries they came from. Three were born in the US.Since May 2018, Trump’s re-election campaign has run 2,200 ads which mention the word “invasion” while referring to immigrants at the southern border, according to the Associated Press.Milwaukee alderman Jose Perez also said the incident was being investigated as a hate crime, and urged people in the city and the US to be more respectful to each other.“We need those elected officials who are spreading racial hatred to knock off the rhetoric that is designed to divide us,” Perez said in a statement. “Instead, we need to work to heal the wounds that have been gashed open in the last few years. We as a country are better than this.”



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Leonardo DiCaprio reacts to Trump's 'insulting' tweet to Greta Thunberg at 2019 Global Citizen Festival

Leonardo DiCaprio reacts to Trump's 'insulting' tweet to Greta Thunberg at 2019 Global Citizen FestivalLeonardo DiCaprio defended Greta Thunberg in front of 60,000 people during NYC's 2019 Global Citizen's Festival.



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