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Sunday October 13rd, 2019 night edition

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(CNN) — The commander of the Kurdish-led Syrian Democratic Forces told a senior US diplomat, "You are leaving us to be slaughtered," demanding to know whether the US is going to do anything to protect Syrian Kurds as Turkey continues its military operation targeting America's Kurdish allies in Syria.

"You are not willing to protect the people, but you do not want another force to come and protect us.

The US does not want the Kurds turning to the Russians, administration officials say.

"I need to know if you are capable of protecting my people, of stopping these bombs falling on us or not.

I need to know, because if you're not, I need to make a deal with Russia and the regime now and invite their planes to protect this region," Mazloum said. »

Oxygen-dependent California man dies 12 minutes after PG&E cuts power to his home

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A Northern California man dependent on an oxygen supply died Wednesday, shortly after power cuts by Pacific Gas and Electric Co. affected his home, fire officials said Friday.

Robert Mardis, 67, died roughly 12 minutes after PG&E cut power to his home and the surrounding area.

An autopsy report concluded the man died of severe coronary artery atherosclerosis, according to the Sacramento Bee. »

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Uganda announces ‘Kill the Gays’ bill that will impose death penalty on homosexuals

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Uganda’s government announced plans Thursday to reintroduce a bill which would impose death penalty on homosexuals in the East African country.

Same-sex relationships are considered taboo and gay sex is a crime across most of the continent, with punishments ranging from imprisonment to death.

Uganda faced worldwide condemnation after the original “Kill the Gays” bill was signed into law in 2014. »

JRR Tolkien snubbed by 1961 Nobel jury, papers reveal

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JRR Tolkien was passed over for the 1961 Nobel literature prize after the storytelling in his Lord of the Rings trilogy was described as second rate.

Newly-released documents - declassified after 50 years - show that he was nominated by fellow author CS Lewis.

The Nobel prize jury said "the result has not in any way measured up to storytelling of the highest quality". »