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Hong Kong teachers gather in the thunderstorm at the beginning of the protest weekend

HONG KONG (Reuters) – Several thousand teachers and supporters of the Hong Kong school brave the storm on Saturday to start a weekend of anti-government protests, although police fear the tactic could be tightened to get activists off the streets to evict. Teachers protest against the extradition law during a rally by the Hong Kong Professional Teachers' Union in Hong …

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Scorched Portugal turns to the goat as a low-cost firefighter

VERMELHOS, Portugal – Portugal has been looking for solutions to forest fires that have devastated the country in recent years. It has tested high-tech tools such as drones and deployed satellites and aircraft for fire fighting. It has addressed long-term policy changes to improve land management that could prevent it. And then there's the goat. Part of Portugal's problem, as …

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US emissions justify the seizure of the Iranian tanker off Gibraltar

GIBRALTAR (Reuters) – The United States has issued an arrest warrant for an Iranian oil tanker trapped in the stalemate between Tehran and the West to prevent the ship from leaving Gibraltar. The name of Iranian oil tanker Grace 1 is considered to be removed as it is anchored after the UK Supreme Court annulled its detention order on 16 …

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Andrew Harper's death: Ten men aged 13 to 30 years arrested

Caption PC Andrew Harper was killed near Sulhamstead, Berkshire Ten people between the ages of 13 and 30 are questioned on suspicion of murdering a police officer who was dragged across a street by a vehicle. 28-year-old PC Andrew Harper, who married four weeks ago, died Thursday in response to reports of a break-in. He was killed on the A4 …

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The Court of Appeals re-enacts Trump's family planning rules

A US appeals court again declined on Friday to block new Trump administration rules prohibiting clinics receiving federal funds for the referral of patients for abortions. The 9th US Court of Appeals rejected an application from more than 20 states Parenthood and the American Medical Association have already ruled that the rules can come into effect when they are taken …

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What a mysterious explosion tells us about Russia's "doomsday weapon"

Its owner, Russian President Vladimir Putin, claims to have unrestricted reach and to be able to surpass all US air defenses. But this month, another high-profile problem proved to be for a Kremlin wanting to emphasize its growing military muscle. It would not be the first time that a missile test was not entirely successful US officials. But what is …

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What if democracy is not what the Chinese want?

Protesters in Hong Kong wave the American flag and sing the American national anthem to signal their desire for democracy and opposition to the Chinese Communist Party. American politicians ranging from Speaker of the House Speaker Nancy Pelosi to GOP minority leader Kevin McCarthy have declared their support . Of course, the reality of the struggle for democracy is far …

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Buying Greenland is not a good idea – it's a great idea

The reaction to President Trump's sudden interest in buying Greenland from Denmark was largely ridiculed. And Denmark, which owns the territory, seems to oppose any sale. But do not laugh – an American purchase of Greenland could be an extraordinary business in terms of America's national security, economic interests and environmental protection. The takeover of Greenland by the US is …

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