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Indian DJ receives death threats after being mistaken for FCC commissioner who repealed net neutrality

Indian DJ receives death threats after being mistaken for FCC commissioner who repealed net neutralityThe wave of online discontent with the Federal Communications Commission decision to reverse Internet neutrality rules has yielded one unlikely victim: A 42-year-old Indian DJ. As the American agency marched closer this year to making a decision that would allow telecommunications companies to discriminate when it comes to bandwidth, Internet mobs took up their virtual pitchforks and began circling around the Instagram account of FCC Commissioner Ajit Pai. Ajit Pai, the DJ who lives in Goa, India, says that he first noticed the strangely abusive comments about two months ago, but wasn’t immediately sure why he had been targeted.



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North Korea says U.S. threats make war unavoidable as China urges calm

North Korea says U.S. threats make war unavoidable as China urges calmTwo American B-1B heavy bombers joined large-scale combat drills over South Korea on Thursday amid warnings from North Korea that the exercises and U.S. threats have made the outbreak of war "an established fact".



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School cancels Muslim speaker after teacher organising presentation receives threats

School cancels Muslim speaker after teacher organising presentation receives threatsA teacher at Northeastern Middle School in Bristol, Connecticut, had invited a local Muslim woman to speak about her faith and sent a note to parents informing them of the event. The letter, which was posted online, introduced the speaker as a New York City native who resided in Connecticut and had founded an organisation devoted to “empowerment of Muslim women”. In a statement to NBC, Bristol Public Schools superintendent Susan Kalt Moreau said despite the cancellation “there was an outpouring of support for bringing a speaker in to support our curriculum which includes religions of the world”.



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Hillary Clinton Calls DOJ Investigation Threats An 'Abuse Of Power'

Hillary Clinton Calls DOJ Investigation Threats An 'Abuse Of Power'Hillary Clinton responded to news that Attorney General Jeff Sessions is considering whether to appoint a special counsel to investigate allegations leveled against her and other Democrats.



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Sen. Corker Scorches Trump Over Veiled Threats Against Jeff Sessions

Sen. Corker Scorches Trump Over Veiled Threats Against Jeff Sessionsslammed Donald Trump on Friday, calling his intimidation of U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions “totally inappropriate” and accusing the president of “undermining our justice system.”



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China Pleads With Trump: ‘Cool It' Already With The North Korea Threats

China Pleads With Trump: ‘Cool It' Already With The North Korea ThreatsAs President Donald Trump continued to spout threats against North Korea, China entreated the U.S. to please “cool it” and “stop with the games.”



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Russia Asks Trump to Tone Down North Korea Threats

Russia Asks Trump to Tone Down North Korea ThreatsNorth Korea and the U.S. have been enemies for decades, but tensions have increased significantly over the past several months.



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The Supreme Court's Gerrymandering Case Is A Debate About Threats To American Democracy

The Supreme Court's Gerrymandering Case Is A Debate About Threats To American DemocracyUnderneath the legalistic debate about standing, standards and statistical analysis during oral arguments in a landmark Wisconsin gerrymandering case at the Supreme Court on Tuesday, there was a deeper debate happening among the justices about guaranteeing confidence in the American democratic system.



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'The Sound of a Dog Barking.' North Korea Dismisses Trump's Threats

'The Sound of a Dog Barking.' North Korea Dismisses Trump's ThreatsNorth Korea's foreign minister has described as "the sound of a dog barking" President Donald Trump's threat to destroy his country.



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What does North Korea's Kim Jong-un hope to achieve with missile tests and threats?

What does North Korea's Kim Jong-un hope to achieve with missile tests and threats?Kim Jong-un has a long list of demands of the international community but the ultimate aim remains the crowning glory that his father and grandfather were never able to achieve: Reunification of the Korean Peninsula under North Korea's ideological philosophy. Kim Il-sung attempted a land grab in 1950 that would have given him control of the southern half of the peninsula but his troops were denied by United Nations forces after a three-year conflict.  Children in the North are still taught that the "Fatherland Liberation War" was started by the South and ended in a resounding victory for Pyongyang, but the failure of the offensive still rankles with the latest member of the Kim clan to inherit the leadership of the isolated republic. Inside North Korea And Mr Kim's increasing belligerence – in the last week he has fired a ballistic missile over Japan and carried out a sixth underground nuclear test – suggests that the young dictator believes the time has come to settle old scores. For many years, North Korea's primary ambition has been to ensure regime survival, said Daniel Pinkston, a professor of international relations at the Seoul campus of Troy University. The deployment of nuclear weapons and intercontinental ballistic missiles with at least a degree of proven capabilities goes a long way to achieving that and enables Pyongyang to make more demands. North Korea detonate sixth and most powerful nuclear test 00:56 "They want to be recognised as a peer nuclear power and to have the level of respect and prestige that they believe is commensurate with that", Mr Pinkston told The Telegraph. "They also want the sanctions regime to be lifted." "Beyond that, they want to rewrite the current security architecture in the region, including Washington's alliances in the region, and eventually to remove the US military presence from north-east Asia", he said. "North Korea wants to replace those alliances with a situation in which it would be every nation for itself and all difference would be settled by individual states' military power. Nuclear North Korea "But, ultimately, North Korea wants the peninsula to be unified on Pyongyang's terms and for it to be recognised as the sole legitimate Korean state", Pinkston said. Stephen Nagy, a senior associate professor of international relations at Tokyo's International Christian University, says Pyongyang also craves recognition by Washington and is attempting to force the US to the negotiating table for a peace treaty that would replace the armistice that was signed at the conclusion of the Korean War in 1953. It is unlikely that the US will contemplate those discussions because Pyongyang can be expected to include terms and demands that would be unacceptable to Washington and other UN nations that came to South Korea's assistance in 1950. There is also concern that any such meeting would be used as a propaganda coup for North Korea.



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