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Offers full support to region’s leader in rare remarks from government office WT24 Desk China has condemned the recent anti-government protests in Hong Kong as “horrendous incidents” that have caused “serious damage to the rule of law”, The Guardian reports. “We hope that… people will stand firm in defence of the rule of law,” a spokesman for the Hong Kong ...

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‘Worst run, dangerous’: Trump calls mostly-black US city ‘rat infested mess’

Trump’s outburst came in a series of sharply worded tweets aimed at Democratic Representative Elijah Cummings — a high-profile critic of Trump’s administration whose district covers much of Baltimore. WT24 Desk US President Donald Trump was hit with new accusations of racism Saturday after he attacked a prominent African-American lawmaker and branded the majority black city of Baltimore an “infested ...

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Boris Johnson ‘turbo-charging’ no-deal Brexit plans, say ministers

Cabinet blitzes media, saying preparations for crashing out are top priority WT24 Desk Boris Johnson is “turbo-charging” preparations to leave the EU without a deal on 31 October as his government’s number one priority, according to several senior cabinet ministers, The Guardian reports. The new prime minister sent out cabinet ministers for interviews across newspapers and broadcasters this weekend as ...

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Hong Kong police fire teargas as thousands march in Yuen Long

Activists defy police ban to stage protest at site of attacks last weekend WT24 Desk Hong Kong riot police have fired teargas and pepper spray at thousands of protesters who were marching in the town of Yuen Long to condemn an attack by suspected gang members on commuters last weekend, The Guardian reports. Almost 300,000 protesters and residents descended on ...

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Moscow police arrest hundreds of protesters ahead of election

Demonstrators are demanding opposition candidates be allowed to run for city council WT24 Desk Russian authorities detained hundreds of protesters in Moscow on Saturday, in an attempt to quash a recent surge in protest mood that has spooked the Kremlin. Police also arrived at the homes of multiple opposition figures with search and arrest warrants, and called the editor-in-chief of the country’s leading ...

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150 migrants feared dead after boat capsize

People rescued from migrant boat kept at Libyan centre hit by airstrike WT24 Desk Up to 150 Europe-bound migrants, including women and children, were missing and feared drowned on Thursday after the boats they were traveling in capsized in the Mediterranean Sea off Libya, the country’s coast guard and the U.N. refugee agency said, Agencies report. A top U.N. official ...

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Mueller dismisses Trump’s claims of Russia probe exoneration

In hours of sometimes halting and stilted testimony, unfolding at a moment of deep division in the country, Mueller also condemned Trump’s praise of WikiLeaks, which released Democratic emails stolen by Russia. WT24 Desk Robert Mueller on Wednesday bluntly dismissed President Donald Trump’s claims of total exoneration in the federal probe of Russia’s 2016 election interference, telling Congress he explicitly ...

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‘We saved ourselves’: Hong Kong train attack victims describe 30-minute ordeal

Victims describe ‘smell of blood’ in train carriages as China blames ‘black hands’ of US for unrest WT24 Desk Victims of an attack by masked men in a Hong Kong train station on Sunday have accused police of not responding to their calls for help, saying: “We saved ourselves … because nobody else was there”, The Guardian reports. Their faces obscured ...

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Mired in poverty, Afghans bring their children to work

WT24 Desk Kabul — Every day before dawn, 10-year-old Kamran goes to work with his father and other relatives at a brick factory on the outskirts of Kabul, AP reports. Like many children in Afghanistan, school is a luxury his family can no longer afford. His father, Atiqullah, supports his family of eight as well as several siblings, nieces and ...

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US policemen fired for suggesting ‘this vile idiot needs a round’

The officer’s Facebook post followed criticism that the president’s incendiary rhetoric, which continued Monday with a new tweet about the four “very racist” and “not very smart” Democratic congresswomen, was bordering on incitement to violence. WT24 Desk Two Louisiana policemen were fired Monday over an incendiary Facebook post suggesting a liberal congresswoman should be shot, as President Donald Trump’s tweets ...

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