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There is a palpable sense of shame in Hong Kong

18th August 2019 | 0

This post was originally published on this site By Diana Magnay, news correspondent, in Hong Kong Protest movements over time, just as crowds do, ebb and swell – gathering momentum only to deflate again as if heaving a collective sigh. Tuesday night at the airport by all accounts was a moment where a mob – […]

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Protesters gather in Hong Kong for anti-government rally

18th August 2019 | 0

This post was originally published on this site Tens of thousands of protesters have gathered in Hong Kong’s Victoria Park ahead of a major anti-government rally. The demonstration is being led by the Civil Human Rights Front, which organised marches in June that attracted a million people. Hundreds of thousands of people are expected to […]

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Houston has a problem: NASA snubs city's bid to lead next moon mission

18th August 2019 | 0

This post was originally published on this siteIt may have been one of the first words ever uttered on the moon, but Houston has been snubbed by NASA as the base of operations for the development of the next lunar lander. Marshall Space Flight Center in Huntsville, Alabama, has been chosen to lead preparations for […]

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Juncker cuts short holiday for emergency gallbladder surgery

17th August 2019 | 0

This post was originally published on this site European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker has cut short his holiday to have urgent surgery to remove his gallbladder. The 64-year-old was taken back to Luxembourg from Austria to undergo an urgent cholecystectomy. Mr Juncker, who is due to leave his post as the EU’s figurehead in October, […]

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Dozens feared dead in explosion at Afghan wedding hall

17th August 2019 | 0

This post was originally published on this siteDozens of people are feared dead or injured after an explosion ripped through a wedding hall in the Afghan capital of Kabul. The blast happened at the Dubai City venue in the west of the city, which is home to many members of the Shiite Hazara community, with […]

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The Ashes: Oz batsman forced off field after being hit by 92mph ball

17th August 2019 | 0

This post was originally published on this siteAustralian batsman Steve Smith was forced off the field during the second Ashes Test after being struck by a 92.4mph delivery. The ball from English paceman Jofra Archer hit Smith on his neck when he was on 80 not out. Smith immediately hit the ground and remained there […]

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Italy's Salvini agrees to let minors off stranded migrant boat

17th August 2019 | 0

This post was originally published on this siteItaly’s hardline interior minister Matteo Salvini has relented and agreed to allow minors on a migrant ship off the country’s coast to disembark. The boat is carrying 134 people who were rescued near Libya but has been blocked from docking at Lampedusa, Italy’s southernmost island. Prime minister Giuseppe […]

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Army and civilians clinch power-sharing deal in Sudan

17th August 2019 | 0

This post was originally published on this site By Philip Whiteside, international news reporter A power-sharing agreement has been signed in Sudan between the ruling military council and the main opposition coalition. Sudan has been hit by months of protests which have seen dozens of demonstrators killed. The signing, at a ceremony in the capital […]

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NASA scientist slams man on dating app who asked if she was a receptionist

17th August 2019 | 0

This post was originally published on this siteA planetary scientist who worked for NASA has slammed a man on a dating app after he asked her if she was “like, the receptionist?” Dr Lauren McKeown matched with a man named Mikey on Hinge who left a comment on the part of her profile where she […]

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Kim's 'great satisfaction' over sixth missile test in three weeks

17th August 2019 | 0

This post was originally published on this site By Philip Whiteside, international news reporter North Korean leader Kim Jong Un has expressed “great satisfaction” over the “amazing success” of his country’s missile programme after another test on Friday, according to state run media. The North Korean leader was seen in a newly released photo smiling […]

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