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Magnitude 5.6 earthquake rocks buildings in Albania

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Destroyed cars stand next to a damaged building after an earthquake in Tirana, Albania, September 21, 2019. REUTERS/Florion Goga TIRANA (Reuters) – An earthquake with a preliminary magnitude of 5.6 and an aftershock only slightly weaker shook the Albanian port town of Durres on Saturday, rocking buildings there and in the capital Tirana and sending Read More

Hong Kong protesters vandalize train station, hurl firebombs as police deploy tear gas to stop riot

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Hong Kong police have fired tear gas at protesters, who vandalized a train station, erected barricades and started fires, in the latest anti-Beijing demonstration there this weekend. The Chinese city is enduring its 16th consecutive week of street protests, which initially were aimed at blocking a controversial extradition law but which have continued long after Read More

Pro-Hong Kong rally in DC against ‘CHINAZI regime’ being sponsored with US govt-linked money

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A planned Washington DC protest in support of Hong Kong activists and promoting the ‘Chinazi’ flag is being sponsored by at least six organizations backed by the notoriously shady, US-funded National Endowment for Democracy (NED). Posters for the event circulated online contain an image of the so-called ‘Chinazi’ flag – an altered version of the Read More

Calling for US help is risky – but it may be what HK protesters need

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By Alex Crawford, special correspondent, Hong Kong Tens of thousands turned out to show Hong Kong’s leader Carrie Lam her dramatic midweek U-turn on policy was simply not enough. This was the first major rally since the chief executive took to the airwaves to declare the controversial extradition bill was ditched. It was this bill, Read More

Protesters need powerful outsiders to make Hong Kong change stance

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By Alex Crawford, special correspondent, Hong Kong Tens of thousands turned out to show Hong Kong’s leader Carrie Lam her dramatic midweek U-turn on policy was simply not enough. This was the first major rally since the chief executive took to the airwaves to declare the controversial extradition bill was ditched. It was this bill, Read More

Hong Kong protesters call on Trump to help as march turns violent

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Pro-democracy protesters in Hong Kong have appealed to Donald Trump to help them as their latest march descended into violent clashes with police. Thousands of people, many carrying US flags, marched to the US consulate to deliver petitions before police used tear gas to disperse them after fires were started in an upmarket district. The Read More

‘You cannot arrest us all’ – Hong Kong protesters defend use of violence

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A health worker, a civil servant, a business owner and a policeman’s son are among the group of people filing upstairs to a secret address in Kowloon, where we can meet in safety. These are some of the people behind the Hong Kong protests and they have agreed to talk to Sky News. They all have Read More

Hong Kong’s credit rating slashed amid ongoing anti-government protests

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Fitch has downgraded one of Asia’s major financial hubs after months of violent protests, stating that Hong Kong’s rating outlook is currently negative. The global credit rating agency issued its statement on Friday, downgrading Hong Kong’s long-term foreign currency issuer default rating from ‘AA+’ to ‘AA.’ Fitch said that public discontent within the financial hub Read More

Hurricane Dorian closes in on Florida coast after battering Bahamas

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MARSH HARBOUR, Bahamas (Reuters) – Hurricane Dorian grew and picked up speed, churning on a path that forecasters said would come “dangerously close” to Florida later on Tuesday after the storm battered the northern Bahamas, killing at least five people. Dorian over the weekend was one of the most powerful Atlantic hurricanes on record, pulverizing Read More

Marvel superheroes power up Lego’s sales

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COPENHAGEN (Reuters) – Models of superheroes and villains from Marvel’s “Avengers” movies helped lift first-half sales at Lego, as the Danish toymaker continued its turnaround drive with investments in China, India, the internet and new stores. FILE PHOTO: Lego logo is seen at a toy store in Bonn, Germany, September 5, 2017. REUTERS/Wolfgang Rattay/File Photo Read More