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Hong Kong police arrest man for booing Chinese national anthem while watching Olympics Hong Kong police have arrested a man after he allegedly booed the Chinese national anthem while watching an Olympics award ceremony inside a shopping mall, authorities said on Friday.
CNN.com | 6 hours, 37 minutes ago | comment? | recommend
First person charged under Hong Kong's national security law sentenced to 9 years The first person charged and convicted under Hong Kong's national security law was sentenced to nine years in prison on Friday, setting a likely precedent for how future cases will be tried.
CNN.com | 7 hours, 5 minutes ago | comment? | recommend
UK's HMS Queen Elizabeth aircraft carrier pictured in South China Sea The South China Sea has been a hotbed of naval activity this week as a British aircraft carrier strike group, an American surface action group, and forces from China's People's Liberation Army have all staged exercises in the contested waterway.
CNN.com | 10 hours, 37 minutes ago | comment? | recommend
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Afghan Visa Applicants Arrive in U.S. After Years of Waiting The first group of Afghan interpreters and others who helped Americans during the war will stay on an Army base in Virginia until they are resettled.
New York Times | 10 hours, 59 minutes ago | comment? | recommend
Philippines renews key military agreement with the United States The Philippines is restoring a military agreement with the United States that makes it easier for US forces to move in and out the country and signals to China a renewed commitment to the 70-year-old US-Philippine alliance.
CNN.com | 11 hours, 5 minutes ago | comment? | recommend
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Hong Kong Protester Is Sentenced to 9 Years in First Security Law Case Tong Ying-kit, 24, who drove a motorcycle into police officers while carrying a protest flag, was convicted of terrorism and inciting secession.
New York Times | 11 hours, 46 minutes ago | comment? | recommend
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Your Friday Briefing The E.U. surpassed the U.S. in vaccinations.
New York Times | 20 hours, 21 minutes ago | comment? | recommend
Afghanistan Flood Kills 80 The casualty toll from the flood in a Taliban-controlled district in Nuristan Province was expected to rise beyond the 80 confirmed deaths as the search for victims continues.
New York Times | Jul 29, 2021 5:39 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
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These Herders Lived in Peaceful Isolation. Now, War Has Found Them. Accompanied by their livestock, hundreds tried to flee the Wakhan Corridor, a mountainous region of Afghanistan now threatened by the Taliban. But they were turned back by northern neighbors.
New York Times | Jul 29, 2021 4:06 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
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As Covid Cases Hit Record High in Tokyo, Can the Olympic Bubble Hold? With the Games approaching their midway point, promises of a safe and secure event are being put to the test.
New York Times | Jul 29, 2021 3:22 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend