China accused of seeking to turn Taiwan into 'the next Hong Kong'

Al Jazeera - Tue, 08/11/2020 - 06:34
Taiwan's top diplomat tells visiting US health secretary that Chinese pressure is making 'life increasingly difficult'.
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Hong Kong's Apple Daily vows to 'fight on' after Lai's arrest

Al Jazeera - Tue, 08/11/2020 - 05:53
Hong Kong people rush to buy copies of Apple Daily after owner Jimmy Lai's arrest under China-imposed security law.
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Coronavirus: Australia's Northern Territory extends border restrictions for virus hotspots

BBC News - World - Tue, 08/11/2020 - 05:44
The virus-free Northern Territory will continue to ban visitors from Victoria and New South Wales.
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Hong Kong paper Apple Daily defiant after arrest

BBC News - World - Tue, 08/11/2020 - 05:44
In an apparent show of solidarity for the paper queues to bulk buy copies began forming at 0230.
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Worldwide coronavirus cases surpass 20 million: Live updates

Al Jazeera - Tue, 08/11/2020 - 05:42
More than 12.2 million have recovered while over 736,000 deaths have been reported.
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Trump exits briefing as man shot near White House

BBC News - World - Tue, 08/11/2020 - 05:21
The US president returned minutes later, saying that the US Secret Service shot an armed suspect.
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Trump: Tech giants challenge US foreign worker crackdown

BBC News - World - Tue, 08/11/2020 - 05:17
Amazon, Apple and Facebook are among the firms backing the legal case against the temporary visa ban.
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Student protesters, royalists hold rival rallies in Thailand

Al Jazeera - Tue, 08/11/2020 - 05:04
About 3,000 to 4,000 protesters chant 'Long live democracy' as speakers call on PM Prayuth Chan-ocha to resign.
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Trump escorted from briefing after shooting near White House

Al Jazeera - Tue, 08/11/2020 - 04:31
US president abruptly leaves press briefing at White House after Secret Service shoots a man outside the complex fence.
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Apple boss Tim Cook joins the billionaires club

BBC News - World - Tue, 08/11/2020 - 03:57
The company's share price has soared, helping to boost the personal wealth of its chief executive.
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US denounces arrest of Hong Kong media mogul

Al Jazeera - Tue, 08/11/2020 - 02:57
US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo says latest move shows Beijing unlikely to change its position on the financial hub.
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India Air crash survivor recounts final minutes in plane

BBC News - World - Tue, 08/11/2020 - 01:36
Yuojin Yusuf was one of 190 passengers aboard an Air India Express plane that skidded and crashed.
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Belarus: Five things you may not know about the country

BBC News - World - Tue, 08/11/2020 - 01:34
The country's election has put Belarus back into the headlines but what do you know about the country?
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Coronavirus and South Africa's toxic relationship with alcohol

BBC News - World - Tue, 08/11/2020 - 01:30
A ban on drinking highlights a legacy of the country's racist past but threatens it economic future.
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'Bacha bazi' outrage after pandemic takes play to the small screen

BBC News - World - Tue, 08/11/2020 - 01:30
The Boy Who Danced on Air is cancelled after its TV debut provokes a backlash among Afghans.
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Beirut explosion: Where else is ammonium nitrate being stored?

BBC News - World - Tue, 08/11/2020 - 01:22
After the Beirut disaster, concerns are being raised about stockpiles of ammonium nitrate in other countries.
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Downfall: BP worker sacked after Hitler meme wins payout

BBC News - World - Tue, 08/11/2020 - 00:56
Scott Tracey used the scene from Downfall to portray scenes from company wage negotiations.
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Belarus election: Second night of clashes over disputed poll

BBC News - World - Tue, 08/11/2020 - 00:48
Riot police again fire rubber bullets to quash protests, as the first unrest casualty is confirmed.
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Coronavirus: Keeping the virus at bay on S Korea's beaches

BBC News - World - Tue, 08/11/2020 - 00:47
Authorities have implemented a number of safety measures to keep visitors safe this summer.
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Coronavirus: Does your mask need an upgrade?

BBC News - World - Tue, 08/11/2020 - 00:38
Designer Anne Sophie Cochevelou decorates her face coverings with anything from Barbies to Pokemon toys.
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