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Worsening Hong Kong Violence Could Embolden Hawks in China (Bloomberg) -- For two nights last weekend, Hong Kong lawmaker Lam Cheuk-Ting slept on a fold-out mattress on the floor of his office in the Legislative Council and ate congee delivered by his staff.One of seven pro-democracy lawmakers who faced arrest fo
Yahoo! News | 1 hour, 45 minutes ago | comment? | recommend
Highlights: Hong Kong on edge as violence spreads Hong Kong prepared for more clashes on Wednesday as anti-government protesters planned to paralyze parts of the Asian financial hub for a third day, with some transport, schools and many businesses closing after an escalation of violence.
Reuters | 1 hour, 47 minutes ago | comment? | recommend
Christchurch royal commission extended after receiving more than 1,000 submissions Minister says inquiry into whether New Zealand mosque attacks could have been prevented will get an extra $3m in fundingA major investigation into whether the Christchurch mosque attacks could have been prevented will be given months longer to produce its
The Guardian | 2 hours, 7 minutes ago | comment? | recommend
Suspected suicide bombing at police headquarters in Indonesia's Medan A suspected suicide bombing outside police headquarters in Indonesia's city of Medan in North Sumatra killed the perpetrator and wounded some officers on Wednesday, police said, just a month after an attack on a former security minister.
Reuters | 2 hours, 14 minutes ago | comment? | recommend
Australians ordered to evacuate as firefighters struggle to contain bushfires Australian officials ordered people in several communities, including a major tourist destination, to evacuate immediately on Wednesday as firefighters struggled to contain bushfires raging across the country's east coast.
Reuters | 2 hours, 16 minutes ago | comment? | recommend
Abe's mission unaccomplished: pushing to revise Japan's pacifist charter Prime Minister Shinzo Abe surged back to power seven years ago, pledging to bolster Japan's defenses in response to a growing threat from China and aiming to amend the pacifist constitution.
Reuters | 2 hours, 29 minutes ago | comment? | recommend
Grace Millane trial: jury shown CCTV of accused transporting suitcase with body inside Suspect gave police several accounts of the days following her death that were contradicted by CCTV footageThe jury in the Grace Millane trial has seen confronting CCTV footage of the man accused of her murder wheeling a luggage trolley bearing two suitca
The Guardian | 2 hours, 32 minutes ago | comment? | recommend
Massive mural of Greta Thunberg stares down at San Francisco A massive portrait of Greta Thunberg gazed down onto San Francisco on Tuesday night after an artist unveiled a mural of the Swedish teen activist in a bid to remind residents of the dangers posed by climate change.
Reuters | 2 hours, 47 minutes ago | comment? | recommend
Australia bushfires: Fresh warnings in Queensland and New South Wales Huge blazes continue to rage in two drought-hit states, amid warnings of a dangerous summer.
BBC News | 2 hours, 52 minutes ago | comment? | recommend
How a preacher sent gunmen into Burkina Faso's schools When an Islamist preacher took up the fight in Burkina Faso's northern borderlands almost a decade ago, his only weapon was a radio station. The words he spoke kindled the anger of a frustrated population, and helped turn their homes into a breeding groun
Reuters | 3 hours, 4 minutes ago | comment? | recommend