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Hong Kong's elderly march in support of young protesters

17th July 2019 | 0

This post was originally published on this siteSenior citizens in Hong Kong have taken to the streets in support of the youths at the forefront of month-long protests against a widely-hated extradition bill. About 2,000 elderly people, including a popular actress, joined a “silver hair protest” in the semi-autonomous Chinese territory on Wednesday. Wearing white […]

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Cambodia to return plastic waste to US and Canada

17th July 2019 | 0

This post was originally published on this site By David Chipakupaku, news reporter Cambodia will send back more than 80 shipping containers filled with plastic waste, the country’s environment ministry has said. Some 1,600 tonnes of waste was found in 83 shipping containers in Sihanoukville, Cambodia’s main port. All of the containers came from either […]

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Fishy customers: Police remove penguins from sushi shop

17th July 2019 | 0

This post was originally published on this site By Lucia Binding, news reporter Two peckish penguins were removed twice by police after attempting to nest underneath a sushi shop in New Zealand. Police described the little blue penguins as “waddling vagrants” after they were attracted by the smell of fish in the food truck at […]

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Mexican drug lord 'El Chapo' jailed for life

17th July 2019 | 0

This post was originally published on this siteNotorious Mexican drug lord Joaquin ‘El Chapo’ Guzman has been jailed for life for smuggling illegal drugs into the US over a violent, decades-long career. Jurors found the 62-year-old guilty of drug trafficking, money laundering and the use of firearms in February after an 11-week trial. Speaking to […]

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EU to investigate Amazon over use of sellers' data

17th July 2019 | 0

This post was originally published on this siteThe EU’s competition regulator is to investigate the use of sellers’ data by Amazon – the latest big multinational firm to face pressure over exploitation of customer information. The world’s largest retailer has the been the subject of a call for evidence since last year into its dual […]

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Calls for probe into US 'weaponising insects' to 'spread disease'

17th July 2019 | 0

This post was originally published on this site Politicians are calling for an investigation into whether the US government experimented with weaponised insects. The US House of Representatives has asked for a review into whether the Department of Defense (DoD) “experimented with ticks and other insects regarding use as a biological weapon between the years […]

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UK carbon emissions target 'doing more harm than good' – Thunberg

17th July 2019 | 0

This post was originally published on this site By Hannah Thomas-Peter, climate change correspondent, and David Mercer, news reporter Teen climate activist Greta Thunberg has told Sky News that the UK’s pledge to produce net zero carbon emissions by 2050 is “actually doing more harm than good”. The 16-year-old Nobel Peace Prize nominee – who […]

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Three men charged with murdering Maltese journalist

17th July 2019 | 0

This post was originally published on this site By Noel Phillips, news correspondent Three men are to stand trial in Malta for allegedly murdering anti-corruption journalist Daphne Caruana Galizia, who was killed by a car bomb. Brothers Alfred and George Degiorgio, as well as Vincent Muscat, were arrested in December 2017, nearly two months after […]

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Mafia raids aim to dent resurgence of powerful crime family empire

17th July 2019 | 0

This post was originally published on this siteScores of suspected members of two of Sicily and New York’s most powerful crime families have been targeted in coordinated dawn raids. Italian investigators joined forces with America’s FBI (Federal Bureau of Investigation) to execute 19 arrest warrants. More than 200 police officers were involved in Wednesday’s crackdown […]

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Partial lunar eclipse: Moon's tribute 50 years after historic Apollo 11 launch

17th July 2019 | 0

This post was originally published on this site By Sharon Marris, news reporter On the 50th anniversary of Apollo 11’s historic launch, it was almost as if the moon was paying its own tribute. The UK and most of the world was treated to a partial lunar eclipse on Tuesday night, the last one until […]

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