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1. Charges to be dropped after Ghomeshi signs peace bond
“The former radio host will appear in court Wednesday, almost one month earlier than he was slated to go to trial on a single charge of sexual assault, a source with knowledge of the case confirmed on Monday night. At that time, Mr. Ghomeshi is expected to sign a peace bond that would prompt the Crown to withdraw the charge.”
The June trial was related to a charge over an incident which allegedly took place at the CBC in 2008 and involved a female colleague.
2. Uganda’s top export? Mercenaries
“The African nation makes more money from military contractors than coffee.” Read Bloomberg Businessweek’s latest feature on the growing trend of private military contractors.
3. Study blames climate change for disappearing Solomon Islands
“Scientists link the destructive sea level rise to anthropogenic — that is, human-caused — climate change. The study marks the first time anyone has concretely analyzed the loss of Solomon Island shoreline in the context of global warming, they say.”
+1: Scientists say 21% of plant life on earth is at risk of extinction.
4. Why did the Phillipines just a elect a guy who jokes about rape?
“Millions yearn for a firebrand who can rid the country of the graft and crime that have plagued it for years. Rodrigo Duterte says that’s him.”
5. Hillary Clinton’s next target demo: UFO truthers
“But it is her unusual knowledge about extraterrestrials that has struck a small but committed cohort of voters.
“Mrs. Clinton has vowed that barring any threats to national security, she would open up government files on the subject, a shift from President Obama, who typically dismisses the topic as a joke. Her position has elated U.F.O. enthusiasts, who have declared Mrs. Clinton the first ‘E.T. candidate.'”
+1: President Obama will become the first sitting president to visit Hiroshima