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Hong Kong police fire rubber bullets as extradition bill protests turn to chaos

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HONG KONG (Reuters) – Hong Kong police fired rubber bullets and tear gas at demonstrators who threw plastic bottles on Wednesday as protests against an extradition bill that would allow people to be sent to mainland China for trial descended into violent chaos. Tens of thousands of protesters had gathered peacefully outside the Chinese-ruled city’s Read More

As Gabon’s new forests minister, UK conservationist aims to lead by example

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DAKAR (Reuters) – Gabon hopes to lead by example in stamping out illegal logging of the world’s tropical hardwoods, a prominent British conservationist said on Tuesday after being named the central African country’s new forests minister. FILE PHOTO: Gabon’s President Ali Bongo Ondimba addresses a meeting on climate change at the 30th Ordinary Session of Read More

Trump-Macron ‘oak of friendship’ DIES in US ‘custody’ – reports

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The sessile oak tree, given by French President Emmanuel Macron to his US host Donald Trump and planted by the two on the White House lawns, has perished in quarantine, French media reported. The sad demise of the tree was revealed on Saturday, when Le Figaro newspaper wrote it can confirm an earlier report by Read More

Iranian daredevil does death-defying parkour moves off the sides of buildings

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An Iranian daredevil is taking the internet by storm, overcoming a difficult childhood and his father’s unsolved disappearance by pushing the limits of parkour, exploring his home city in the most adrenaline-fuelled way possible. This 27-year-old titan of Tehran, Alireza Japalaghy, has been performing death-defying stunts since he was just 12 years old. “Growing up Read More

British hiker missing in New Zealand for five days

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A huge search and rescue operation is under way for a British hiker who has been missing in New Zealand for five days. Darren Myers, 49, was trekking in the Tararua Ranges on the North Island alone when he lost contact with his family. Mr Myers, who is from the UK but lives in Wellington, Read More

Mexicans left without shadows thanks to peculiar solar phenomenon (PHOTOS, VIDEOS)

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Residents in Mexico’s Yucatan Peninsula noticed a peculiar phenomenon over recent days; as they went about their daily business, their shadows all but disappeared beneath their feet. Known as the solar zenith, when our Sun reaches its highest point above Earth, resulting in the near total disappearance of lateral shadows, the shadowy disappearances took place Read More

Hiker who went missing in Hawaii two weeks ago found alive

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By David Mercer, news reporter A yoga instructor who vanished while hiking in Hawaii two weeks ago has been found alive. Amanda Eller, 35, disappeared in the Makawao Forest Reserve in Maui on 8 May, prompting a frantic search effort to find her. Warning: Graphic image of injury below In a post on a Facebook Read More

Gabon president fires VP, forests minister over hardwood scandal

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FILE PHOTO: President Ali Bongo of Gabon addresses an African Union meeting on climate change in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia January 29, 2018. REUTERS/Tiksa Negeri/File Photo LIBREVILLE (Reuters) – Gabon’s President Ali Bongo has fired his vice president and his forests minister, his office said on Wednesday, after hundreds of containers of illegally logged kevazingo wood Read More

A year on, Indian anti-Vedanta protesters say still await justice

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THOOTHUKUDI, India (Reuters) – A year after Indian police killed 13 people protesting against pollution from a copper smelter in this hardscrabble southern port city, tensions within the community and between residents and the police are still running high. FILE PHOTO: Police stand guard outside a copper smelter controlled by London-listed Vedanta Resources in Thoothukudi Read More