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  -DR Congo election: Opposition candidate declares winner YBTC NEWS- The Leader of the Union for Democracy and Social Progress (UDSP) Felix Tshisekedi, has been announced winner of the presidential election in Democratic Republic of Congo. UDSP is DR Congo’s largest opposition...
—Pakistan bans sex scenes on TV YBTC News—Pakistani television channels may no longer show “intimate moments between couples” or “bedroom scenes,” the conservative country’s media regulator has announced, complaining of too much feminist content and warning that such “bold themes”...
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    -UN, U.S. ‘shocked’ as Saudi confirms journalist Khashoggi killed YBTC NEWS-The United Nations and the United States have expressed shock at Saudi Arabia’s confirmation that journalist Jamal Khashoggi was killed inside its Consulate in Istanbul after a fight. In a statement...
-UN chief urges peaceful, credible elections in Cameroon YBTC NEWS-UN Secretary-General António Guterres has called for peaceful, credible and inclusive elections in Cameroon, ahead of the country’s presidential election on Sunday. The UN chief, in a statement issued by his spokesperson,...
JUST IN: Kofi Annan dies at age 80 YBTC NEWS- Kofi Annan, one of the world's most celebrated diplomats and a charismatic symbol of the United Nations who rose through its ranks to become the first black African secretary-general, has...

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Tax Talk: Weird Taxes in History

—Tax Talk: Weird Taxes in History YBTC News—As discussed in previous editions, a very key component of taxes is the basis on which they are...
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