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  1. Comment on Vietnamese President Tran Dai Quang Dies After 'Serious Illness' in ~news

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    Vietnamese President Tran Dai Quang, one of three top leaders in the Southeast Asian country, has died at age 61, according to state media, which says he suffered from a "serious illness."

    Quang was sworn in as president in 2016 and served in the largely ceremonial post alongside Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc and secretary-general of the Vietnamese Communist Party, Nguyen Phu Trong, who experts believe wields the bulk of the power in the country's leadership triumvirate.

    Quang died in a military hospital in Hanoi from a "serious illness despite efforts by domestic and international doctors and professors," according to Vietnam Television.

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  2. Comment on Ireland Plans To Offer Abortions For Free, As Ban Is Officially Repealed in ~news

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    Ireland officially revoked its ban on abortion this week – and its health minister says that under a new law, women won't have to pay for abortion services in the country. The goal is to ensure access and make sure women aren't forced to travel for the procedure, Health Minister Simon Harris says.

    Irish President Michael D. Higgins signed the abortion referendum bill into law on Tuesday, striking the Eighth Amendment from the books.

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  3. Comment on Kim Hosts South Korea's Moon For Summit Talks In Pyongyang in ~news

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    South Korean President Moon Jae-in is visiting North Korea's capital for the first time, hosted by Kim Jong Un for three days of talks. The two leaders shared an embrace and stood in an open car to wave to spectators at a parade in Pyongyang.

    It's the third meeting between Moon and Kim – and the first to take place outside of the "truce village" of Panmunjom, on the border. Their agenda centers on two large goals: creating more ties between the two Koreas, and making progress in talks over North Korea's denuclearization.

  4. Comment on Elon Musk sued for libel by British Thai cave rescuer in ~news

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    The way he treated his ex-wife was pretty bad. He would say things like "I am the alpha in this relationship" and "If you were my employee, I would fire you" to her.

    But also, has he previously done anything else as bad as this diver/pedo disaster?

    The way he treated his ex-wife was pretty bad. He would say things like "I am the alpha in this relationship" and "If you were my employee, I would fire you" to her.

    6 votes
  5. Comment on Is anyone here into vexillology? in ~hobbies

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    My absolute favorite flag is the flag for the Japanese Communist Party It's very simple, while also being very symbolic. Instead of a basic hammer and sickle, it's the two industries which...

    My absolute favorite flag is the flag for the Japanese Communist Party

    It's very simple, while also being very symbolic. Instead of a basic hammer and sickle, it's the two industries which represent them instead (industry and agriculture). It's also a nice inversion from the Red on White color scheme of the current Japanese flag.

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  6. Comment on What have you been watching/reading this week? in ~anime

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    I've been watching Avatar: The Last Airbender for the first time. I've missed out on it for all these years, despite all the high praise it's gotten. After I finish it up I'm planning on watching...

    I've been watching Avatar: The Last Airbender for the first time. I've missed out on it for all these years, despite all the high praise it's gotten. After I finish it up I'm planning on watching Legend of Korra.

    Any recommendations for someone whose looking to get into anime?

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  7. Comment on A New World Marathon Record Almost Defies Description: Eliud Kipchoge runs the Berlin marathon in 2:01:39 in ~sports

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    This is the seventh time in a row a marathon record has been set at the Berlin Marathon. Must be something about that place.

    This is the seventh time in a row a marathon record has been set at the Berlin Marathon. Must be something about that place.

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  8. Comment on <deleted topic> in ~enviro

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    Such a shame. Used to be such a beautiful looking country.

    Mining has rendered the inner 80 percent of Nauru uninhabitable, with the island's roughly 11,000-strong population almost entirely restricted to the coast. Now, the interior is dotted with jagged limestone pinnacles -- geological "leftovers" after the phosphate-rich soil was scooped out from the hard stone.

    Such a shame. Used to be such a beautiful looking country.

    2 votes
  9. Comment on Reddit continues its banning spree, r/GreatAwakening has been banned in ~talk

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    I believe one of them already started a major fire in California a few weeks back

    The whole QAnon movement is a ticking time bomb for a murder or mass shooting of some sort.

    I believe one of them already started a major fire in California a few weeks back

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  10. Comment on hey tilda swintons - what would you do if you were awarded $130,000,000 in post-tax lottery money? in ~talk

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    That reddit comment actually makes me a little upset, because that comment (which got quite a few gildings), was stolen directly from another website

    That reddit comment actually makes me a little upset, because that comment (which got quite a few gildings), was stolen directly from another website

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