• University president urges HK protesters to leave
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    University president urges HK protesters to leave

    The president of a university under siege in Hong Kong, has said he's brokered a truce with police. Teng Jin-Guang from the Polytechnic University said it would allow the hundreds of protesters stuck inside to leave the campus peacefully: "Protesters on the PolyU

  • Switching allegiances? Brexit stirs election doubts around England
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    Switching allegiances? Brexit stirs election doubts around England

    Jules Wilde has never voted for Britain's Conservatives and would hate to do so at the Dec. 12 election, yet for the first time in his life, the 62-year-old carer is considering backing the governing party because of Brexit. Wrapped up against icy wind in the northwestern English town of Crewe,

  • Russian military exports unaffected by sanctions - Rostec CEO
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    Russian military exports unaffected by sanctions - Rostec CEO

    Russia's military export sales have not fallen despite U.S. sanctions, the head of state conglomerate Rostec said on Monday. Rostec, whose business includes weapons manufacturer Kalashnikov as well as Russian Helicopters and United Aircraft Corporation (UAC), is among Russian firms that have been

  • 28 arrests after Greek annual anti-junta demo
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    28 arrests after Greek annual anti-junta demo

    Greek police said they have arrested 28 people for violence that followed a large demonstration in Athens to mark the anniversary of a 1973 anti-junta uprising. "In some cases, groups of persons attempted to carry out unlawful action and attacked police forces," the police said in a statement

  • Ana Navarro Burns Roger Stone With Prison Farewell: 'Rot In Jail...Then In Hell'
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    Ana Navarro Burns Roger Stone With Prison Farewell: 'Rot In Jail...Then In Hell'

    The longtime Republican strategist called Stone a racist, a misogynist and a jerk.

  • Cambodian opposition leader still to face treason trial: PM
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    Cambodian opposition leader still to face treason trial: PM

    Cambodian opposition figure Kem Sokha, freshly freed from house arrest, will still stand trial for treason, strongman premier Hun Sen said Monday. Kem Sokha, 66, is the co-founder of the banned Cambodia National Rescue Party (CNRP), which was dissolved ahead of widely criticised elections last year.

  • People’s Daily says no room for compromise with Hong Kong protesters
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    People’s Daily says no room for compromise with Hong Kong protesters

    Hong Kong’s future is at a crisis point and there is “no room” for compromise in the “struggle” with anti-government protesters, said a hard-hitting commentary published on the front page of People’s Daily, the Communist Party’s mouthpiece, on Monday.“What we are faced with today is a struggle between

  • Facial recognition makes subtle advance in Britain
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    Facial recognition makes subtle advance in Britain

    The experiment was conducted discreetly. Between 2016 and 2018, two surveillance cameras were installed in the Kings Cross area of London to analyse and track passers-by using facial recognition technology. The deployment of the cutting-edge technology at one of the British capital's busiest transport

  • Samoa makes measles vaccine mandatory to stop deadly outbreak
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    Samoa makes measles vaccine mandatory to stop deadly outbreak

    Samoa finalised plans for a compulsory measles vaccination programme Monday, after declaring a state of emergency as a deadly epidemic sweeps the Pacific nation. Samoa is the worst affected with more than 700 cases reported from across all areas of the country, prompting the government on Friday to

  • Protesters set fire to hold off police at Hong Kong campus
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    Protesters set fire to hold off police at Hong Kong campus

    Pro-democracy demonstrators holed up in a Hong Kong university campus set the main entrance ablaze Monday after police warned they may use live rounds, deepening fears over how nearly six months of unrest across the city will end. The violence extended a dangerous new phase of the crisis, which over

  • Chile's president condemns police violence after four weeks of unrest
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    Chile's president condemns police violence after four weeks of unrest

    President Sebastian Pinera condemned on Sunday for the first time what he called abuses committed by police in dealing with four weeks of violent unrest that have rocked Chile. Furious Chileans have been protesting social and economic inequality, and against an entrenched political elite that comes

  • Hong Kong student protesters rest after intense clashes
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    Hong Kong student protesters rest after intense clashes

    Anti-government protesters holed up at the Hong Kong Polytechnic University take some rest after intense clashes with the police early on Monday morning. But their respite was cut short when a call to arms was made again to prepare for further battles with the police.

  • Marshall Islands heads to polls in election closely watched by Washington
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    Marshall Islands heads to polls in election closely watched by Washington

    Voters in the Marshall Islands went to the polls on Monday in a general election that will determine who will lead the Pacific island country's negotiations with the United States on the renewal of a regional security pact. The vote comes at time of growing concern in the United States and among

  • Trump Hails New Farm Aid Billions As Report Reveals Money Helps Wealthy, Southerners
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    Trump Hails New Farm Aid Billions As Report Reveals Money Helps Wealthy, Southerners

    The president again falsely claims the cost is being borne "compliments of the Chinese tariffs."

  • Japanese prime minister's approval rating wilts amid accusations of party funding
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    Japanese prime minister's approval rating wilts amid accusations of party funding

    Japan Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's approval rating has taken a hit in the past month, a media poll shows, amid opposition accusations that his office may have violated political spending laws. Allegations that his political office sponsored a party for supporters are the latest in a string of gift-giving

  • Avoiding Race 'Wasn't An Option' For 'Watchmen'
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    Avoiding Race 'Wasn't An Option' For 'Watchmen'

    Executive producer Nicole Kassell explains why "Watchmen" was always political.

  • US trade war pushing foreign companies to shift focus of China production to serve domestic market
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    US trade war pushing foreign companies to shift focus of China production to serve domestic market

    Foreign factories in China are increasingly turning their focus to the mainland’s huge domestic market given the considerable challenges posed by trying to relocate production out of China to avoid American tariffs.And as government support and bigger personal incomes accelerate the shift to a consumption-based

  • A cousin, tribal groups, Buddhists gather for the pope in Thailand
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    A cousin, tribal groups, Buddhists gather for the pope in Thailand

    Pope's Francis's missionary cousin, tribal minority people from remote mountain villages and Buddhist children will be among the tens of thousands of people who descend on the Thai capital to catch a glimpse of the pontiff this week. Here are profiles on some of the interesting figures who will

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    China says carrier's passage through Taiwan Strait not directed at any target - Xinhua

    A Chinese Navy spokesman said its aircraft carrier sailed through the Taiwan Straight on Sunday, adding it was involved in "scientific research" and the passage was not directed at any target, according to a report in China's official Xinhua media. Taiwan's defence ministry had said

  • Leaked Chinese government documents show details of Xinjiang clampdown - NYT
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    Leaked Chinese government documents show details of Xinjiang clampdown - NYT

    A trove of leaked Chinese government documents reveals details of its clampdown on Uighurs and other Muslims in the country's western Xinjiang region under President Xi Jinping, the New York Times reported. United Nations experts and activists say at least 1 million Uighurs and members of other

  • Explosive prose: translation of Pakistani satire hits bookstores
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    Explosive prose: translation of Pakistani satire hits bookstores

    Featuring bumbling generals, assassination plots, and homosexual romance, Pakistani military satire "A Case of Exploding Mangoes" by Mohammed Hanif has finally been released in the country's official language Urdu -- even as the army tightens its grip on freedom of expression. The former

  • Deval Patrick at odds with some U.S. Democratic hopefuls over big money in politics
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    Deval Patrick at odds with some U.S. Democratic hopefuls over big money in politics

    White House hopeful Deval Patrick said on Sunday he would not disavow a super PAC in support of his nascent candidacy, breaking with some leading Democrats who have ruled out accepting financial backing from outside groups. The former Massachusetts governor and investment executive will need deep pockets

  • Panda Bei Bei enjoys farewell treats
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    Panda Bei Bei enjoys farewell treats

    The agreement specifies that once a panda reaches the age of four, they must be returned to China for breeding purposes. A panda keeper and veterinarian will travel with Bei Bei to ensure his health and wellness during the flight. Loads of his favorite treats - bamboo, apples, pears, carrots

  • Romania's forests under mounting threat -- along with rangers
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    Romania's forests under mounting threat -- along with rangers

    Like thick wrinkles, a multitude of dirt roads cut through barren slopes in Romania's mountainous Valea Rea region, showing the impact of aggressive illegal logging -- which is not just threatening its rare forests but human life too. In a recent escalation of violence, two rangers were killed within

  • Chinese still choosing to study in US despite hostilities – but growth of the trend slows sharply
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    Chinese still choosing to study in US despite hostilities – but growth of the trend slows sharply

    Sun Hang, a 19-year-old first-year student from eastern China’s Zhejiang province, decided to study in the United States at George Washington University despite his concern about growing US-China tension and the US government’s increasingly restrictive visa policy.“It will allow me to have a good resume