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‘Men’s rights’ blogger summons police to mother’s house after death threats over ‘tribal meeting’

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Author and “neo-masculinist” blogger Daryush “Roosh V” Valizadeh called police to his mother’s home in response to what he described as threats against his life stemming from his attempt to organize a “tribal meetup,” the Daily Mail reported.

Valizadeh, who drew massive criticism after trying to organize a Feb. 6 international event through his website, Return of Kings, reportedly lives at the Maryland residence, and showed officers emails and voice messages threatening him. One threat allegedly stated, “We will kill you if you come to our city.”

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The report surfaced a day after Valizadeh canceled the events, citing concerns over attendees’ “safety and privacy.”

The hacker collective Anonymous made a statement saying that it took his website down, and counter-protests were organized with the intention of disrupting the “tribal” gathering.

Critics of the event cited a post he wrote last year calling for rape to be made legal on public property. According to the Mail, Valizadeh told police that he added a disclaimer calling it “satire” on Wednesday.

Organizers of one counter-protest planned in New York City celebrated Valizadeh’s decision to back down, saying they still planned to hold their gathering to denounce his site’s values.

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“We showed the entire MRA, PUA and neo-masculine movements that they are not welcome, and should we see them in person, they’ll never forget the experience (to put it politely),” organizers said on the event’s Facebook page. “But we are vehemently of the opinion that we shouldn’t just pat ourselves on the back and call it a day. No, rape culture still permeates our society, and we’re f*cking tired of it!”


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Tropical Storm Humberto dumps rain on hurricane-hit Bahamas

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Tropical Storm Humberto lashed the Bahamas with rain and wind on Saturday, possibly slowing down relief efforts in the wake of the devastation wrought less than two weeks ago by Hurricane Dorian.

The US National Hurricane Center said the center of the storm, packing maximum sustained winds of 60 miles (95 kilometers) per hour, was passing Saturday evening about 85 miles north of Great Abaco Island, one of the areas hardest hit by Dorian.

Humberto was moving away from the Bahamas on a path taking it well off the east coast of Florida this weekend and early next week, the NHC said.

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Stormy Daniels offers to speak before Congress: ‘Sh*t is about to hit the fan again’

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In an interview with the Daily Beast, adult film actress Stormy Daniels says she is waiting to hear from Congressional investigators taking a look at payments made to her through Donald Trump's lawyer to keep quiet about their reported affair.

With lawmakers indicating they may not call the actress to speak before a congressional committee, Daniels confessed she is waiting for them.

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Drones hit Saudi Aramco plants, disrupting oil flow

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Saudi Arabia said Saturday it was ready to respond to drone attacks claimed by Iran-aligned Yemeni rebels on two major oil facilities, which severely disrupted production as Washington blamed Tehran for the strike.

The strikes sparked fires at the state-owned Aramco oil plants and prompted furious condemnation from the top US diplomat who blamed Tehran for the strike.

Huge palls of smoke rose into the sky after the pre-dawn attacks on Abqaiq and Khurais, two key Aramco facilities in eastern Saudi Arabia as the giant prepares for a much-anticipated stock listing.

The drones triggered multiple explosions, forcing state-owned Aramco to temporarily suspend production at the two facilities, interrupting about half of the company's total output, Energy Minister Prince Abdulaziz bin Salman said.

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