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Situation in Hong Kong after 10 weeks of protests

After the 10 week long of protests and demonsteations in Hongkong over the controversial extraditon bill, people around the world turn their attention to the financial hub. What is really…

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Warriors outlast Raptors to square NBA Finals at 1-1

TORONTO, June 2 (Reuters) – The two-time defending champion Golden State Warriors used a massive third quarter to overcame a sluggish start and secure a 109-104 win over the Toronto…

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New breast cancer drug found to boost survival rates by 30%

Chicago (AFP) – A new form of drug drastically improves survival rates of younger women with the most common type of breast cancer, researchers said on Saturday, citing the results…

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Liverpool beats Tottenham 2-0 to win sixth European title

Liverpool has defeated Tottenham 2-0 in the Champions League final to win its sixth European title. Mohamed Salah opened the scoring by converting a penalty kick in the second minute…

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(Photo) The building where the shooting took place in Virginia Beach

Disgruntled city worker kills 12 in Virginia beach resort; suspect also killed

VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. (Reuters) – A disgruntled public utility employee opened fire with a handgun on co-workers at a municipal building in Virginia on Friday afternoon, killing 12 people and…

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Raptors hold off Warriors to win Game 1 of NBA Finals

TORONTO — Pascal Siakam scored a career-playoff-best 32 points and added eight rebounds and five assists as the Toronto Raptors defeated the Golden State Warriors 118-109 Thursday night in the…

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Tobacco kills eight million people each year: WHO

Tobacco kills eight million people each year, the World Health Organization (WHO) has warned, ahead of World No Tobacco Day on Friday. WHO said on Wednesday that 40% percent of…

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Hazard double powers Chelsea to Europa League title

Eden Hazard scored twice and then admitted it was his parting gift as the Belgian’s brace helped Chelsea sweep away Arsenal to win 4-1 in the Europa League final in…

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Knife-wielding man slashes schoolgirls at bus stop in Japan, killing two

TOKYO (Reuters) – A knife-wielding man slashed at a group of schoolgirls at a bus stop in Japan on Tuesday, killing one girl and an adult who may have been…

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Brazilian riot police prepare to invade the Puraquequara Prison facility in Manaus on May 27, 2019, where at least 55 inmates were killed in clashes/AFP

Brazil to send gang leaders to federal prisons after massacre: minister

LISBON (Reuters) – Brazilian Justice Minister Sergio Moro said on Tuesday that the prison gang leaders responsible for killing 55 inmates in prisons across the northern city of Manaus will…

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History man: Novak Djokovic reacts after winning the 2016 final against Andy Murray/AFP

Federer, Nadal threaten Djokovic bid for historic Slam

Novak Djokovic can become only the second man in history to have twice held all four Grand Slam titles at the same time with victory at the French Open. However,…

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Shane Lin (L) and Marc Yuan kiss before signing their marriage certificate in Taiwan’s first same-sex wedding.

Taiwan holds first gay marriages in historic day for Asia

Taiwan’s first official same-sex weddings kicked off Friday in a landmark moment for LGBT rights in Asia as gay couples took the historic step of registering as married, the culmination…

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Trump says ‘dangerous’ Huawei could be included in U.S.-China trade deal

WASHINGTON/BEIJING (Reuters) – President Donald Trump said on Thursday U.S. complaints against Huawei Technologies Co Ltd might be resolved within the framework of a U.S.-China trade deal, while at the…

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Interpol expects more arrests will follow as investigations continue, stemming from an operation into a site on the “dark web” that was launched two years ago/AFP

50 children saved after police bust paedophile website: Interpol

International police group Interpol said Thursday that nine people had been arrested in Thailand, Australia and the US and 50 children had been rescued after investigators took down an online…

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Police in Jakarta clashed with some anti-Widodo protesters

Indonesia curbs social media, blaming hoaxes for inflaming unrest

JAKARTA, May 22 (Reuters) – Indonesia has introduced curbs on social media in a bid to prevent the spread of hoaxes, some calling for violent post-election attacks, and quell two…

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North Korea U.N. Ambassador Kim Song speaks during a news conference at U.N. headquarters in New York, U.S., May 21, 2019./REUTERS

North Korea warns U.S. over seized ship at rare U.N. news conference

UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) – North Korea stepped up its campaign on Tuesday for the United States to return a seized cargo ship belonging to Pyongyang, warning Washington that it had…

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Huawei puts Honor above Android at new smartphone launch

LONDON (Reuters) – Huawei put uncertainty over the future of its devices business to one side on Tuesday with the launch of new Honor smartphones, in a confident display of…

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Huawei’s founder has defiantly hit back after a bruising week for the Chinese smartphone giant

U.S. eases restrictions on Huawei; founder says U.S. underestimates Chinese firm

U.S. eases restrictions on Huawei; founder says U.S. underestimates Chinese firm NEW YORK/SHANGHAI (Reuters) – The United States has temporarily eased trade restrictions on China’s Huawei to minimize disruption for…

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(Photo) US President Donald Trump speaks to the media prior to departing on Marine One from the South Lawn of the White House in Washington, DC on May 20, 2019/AFP

Trump: Iran will be met with ‘great force’ if it moves against U.S

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. President Donald Trump said on Monday Iran would be met with “great force” if it attempted anything against U.S. interests in the Middle East, adding that…

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A 3-D printed Android logo is seen in front of a displayed Huawei logo in this illustration picture May 20, 2019./ REUTERS

Huawei will continue security support for Android smartphones

LONDON (Reuters) – Huawei said on Monday it would continue to provide security updates and services for its smartphones and tablets after being barred from Google updates to its Android…

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Manchester City’s Belgian captain Vincent Kompany with the winner’s trophy after the English FA Cup final football match between Manchester City and Watford at Wembley Stadium on Saturday.

Kompany to leave Man City and join Anderlecht as player-manager

LONDON (Reuters) – Belgian defender Vincent Kompany said on Sunday he would be leaving Manchester City and joining Anderlecht as player-manager after helping the Premier League club to become the…

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Some awed Australian pundits have declared Prime Minister Scott Morrison a campaigning ‘legend’

Australian PM heads to church, football after ‘miracle’ election win

MELBOURNE/SYDNEY (Reuters) – Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison thanked his fellow Pentecostal churchgoers on Sunday after a miraculous election victory that defied years of unfavorable opinion polls and bruised a…

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Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi is showered with petals during a campaign stop.

India’s epic election ends as Modi meditates

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi is showered with petals during a campaign stop Voting in India’s election, the world’s biggest ever, ends on Sunday after an acrimonious and at times…

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Novak Djokovic is a four-time Italian Open winner.

Djokovic and Nadal to meet in Rome final, Konta faces Pliskova

ROME (Reuters) – Novak Djokovic and Rafael Nadal won on Saturday to set up an Italian Open final meeting, while British number one Johanna Konta booked a final clash with…

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Much of Prime Minister Scott Morrison’s cabinet has resigned or gone into virtual hiding during the campaign because of their unpopularity.

Australia’s conservative government moves into election-winning position

SYDNEY (Reuters) – Australia’s Liberal-led conservative government is in position to win the national election with more than half the votes counted on Saturday, media projected, though it is unclear…

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Bill Shorten’s Labor party has been tipped for victory in the Australian election.

Australians vote in first ‘climate election’

Australians flocked to the polls Saturday capping a bitterly fought election that may be the first anywhere decided by climate policy. Between 16 and 17 million people are expected to…

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(Photo) Maduro expressed gratitude to Norway and its support for “dialogue,”/AFP

Venezuela’s Maduro says Norway talks sought ‘peaceful agenda’ with opposition

CARACAS (Reuters) – Talks in Norway this week with representatives of Venezuela’s government and the opposition sought to “build a peaceful agenda” for the crisis-stricken South American country, President Nicolas…

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China backs Iran during U.S. tensions

BEIJING (Reuters) – China offered strong support to Iran on Friday, with its top diplomat telling Iran’s foreign minister that China opposes unilateral sanctions and supports Tehran’s efforts to safeguard…

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Photo: (AFP) Donald Trump signed an order prohibiting purchase of equipment from companies that pose ‘an unacceptable risk to the national security’

Trump administration hits China’s Huawei with one-two punch

WASHINGTON/NEW YORK (Reuters) – The Trump administration on Wednesday took aim at China’s Huawei Technologies Co Ltd, banning the firm from buying vital U.S. technology without special approval and effectively…

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(AFP) Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif said Iran is showing ‘maximum restraint’ despite the US withdrawal from their nuclear deal

U.S. pulls staff from Iraq, says Iran gave ‘blessing’ for tanker attacks

BAGHDAD/WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Helicopters ferried U.S. staff from the American embassy in Baghdad on Wednesday out of apparent concern about perceived threats from Iran, which U.S. sources believe encouraged Sunday’s…

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Washington orders some U.S. government employees to leave Iraq

BAGHDAD, Iraq (Reuters) – Washington ordered the departure of non-emergency government employees from Iraq on Wednesday, after repeated U.S. expressions of concern about threats from Iranian-backed forces. The U.S. State…

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U.S. lawmakers want to tighten visas for Chinese students, researchers

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – A group of President Donald Trump’s fellow Republicans in Congress introduced legislation on Tuesday intended to prohibit anyone employed or sponsored by the Chinese military from receiving…

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One dead, 46 hurt in Venezuela May Day clashes

May Day clashes between opposition supporters and Venezuela’s armed forces in Caracas left a woman dead and 46 people injured on Wednesday, with opposition leader Juan Guaido attempting to rally…

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French seasteader blacklisted and has visa revoked

The Thai Immigration Bureau has revoked the non-immigrant visa of a French Polynesian and blacklisted him after it was discovered that he and his Thai wife had built a floating…

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Cabinet approves 3rd runway at Suvarnabhumi airport

The Thai cabinet today approved the construction of a third runway at Suvarnabhumi international airport as part of the country’s ambition to become the aviation hub of ASEAN. The 21.7…

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‘Seeing the unseeable’: Scientists reveal first photo of black hole

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Using a global network of telescopes to see “the unseeable,” an international scientific team on Wednesday announced a milestone in astrophysics — the first-ever photo of a…

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