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Hong Kong metro train derails during rush hour, disrupting service on 2 lines (PHOTOS, VIDEO)

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A Hong Kong metro train derailed at Hung Hom station in the middle of rush hour, injuring at least one person and causing commuter chaos as service on two lines was disrupted in a rare accident for the rail system. ​The MTR commuter train suddenly swayed and lost a door before coming to a stop Read More

Trump faces tough choices after blaming Iran for Saudi oil attack

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By Jordan Fabian, Nick Wadhams, David Wainer and Glen Carey on 9/15/2019 WASHINGTON (Bloomberg) – The Trump administration sought to offer new evidence to back its claim that Iran conducted the attack on major Saudi Arabian oil facilities, saying the munitions used in the strikes were well beyond the capabilities of the Houthi rebels who Read More

Criminals in Syria to have sentences cut under Assad amnesty

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Criminals in Syria, including those convicted of some of the most serious offences, will have their sentences cut as part of an amnesty by President Bashar al Assad. Those who were given the death penalty will now have a life sentence of hard labour, while life terms will be cut to 20 years in jail. Read More

Rule, Britannia! Hong Kong protesters sing ex-colonial sovereign’s anthem

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Activists flocked to the UK Consulate in Hong Kong on Sunday, waving Union Jacks and singing ‘God Save the Queen’ in a bid to convince London to step in and protect them from Beijing like it would have in the colonial era. The hundreds of protesters who gathered in front of the British Consulate-General claim Read More

Tropical Storm Humberto lashes Bahamas, U.N. chief views devastation from Dorian

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NASSAU (Reuters) – Tropical Storm Humberto lashed already devastated parts of the Bahamas with heavy rain and strong winds before crawling northwest on Saturday, and forecasters said it was likely to become a hurricane before the end of the weekend. The storm, packing maximum sustained winds of 50 miles per hour (85 km per hour), Read More

Industry awaits Saudi Arabia’s move after drone attack on infrastructure

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By Julian Lee on 9/14/2019 LONDON (Bloomberg) – Middle East geopolitics have come back with a vengeance to hit the oil market. What everybody feared has happened. An attack has penetrated the defenses of Saudi Arabia’s massive Abqaiq oil processing facility, the heart of the kingdom’s oil production and export infrastructure, causing an unknown amount Read More

Singapore smog worst in three years as forest fires rage

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SINGAPORE (Reuters) – Singapore’s air quality deteriorated to “unhealthy” levels on Saturday for the first time in three years, data from the National Environment Agency (NEA) showed, threatening to deepen a regional dispute over forest fires. FILE PHOTO: Public housing apartment blocks are shrouded by haze in Singapore September 13, 2019. REUTERS/Feline Lim/File Photo Every Read More

France, Germany blast Facebook’s Libra, back public cryptocurrency

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HELSINKI (Reuters) – France and Germany said on Friday that Facebook’s (FB.O) Libra currency posed risks to the financial sector that could block its authorization in Europe, and backed the development of an alternative public cryptocurrency. FILE PHOTO: Representations of the Ripple, Bitcoin, Etherum and Litecoin virtual currencies are seen on a PC motherboard in Read More

Illicit cannabis vaping products could be behind US deaths

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Illicit cannabis vaping products have been identified as a possible cause of hundreds of cases of severe lung illness in the US. A sixth person died on Wednesday as officials urgently try to find out what killed them. New York’s state heath department said “Dank Vapes” and “Chronic Carts” contain vitamin E acetate, a thickening Read More

Dorian forces Bahamas to find new schools for 10,000 displaced students

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NASSAU (Reuters) – Bahamian education officials are scrambling to find classroom space for up to 10,000 students displaced by Hurricane Dorian after the Category 5 storm ravaged two of the archipelago’s northern islands, destroying many school buildings. A girl pets her dog after Hurricane Dorian hit the Abaco Islands in Spring City, Bahamas, September 11, Read More