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Russia’s Norilsk and South African coal town Kriel top SO2 emissions hot spots: NASA data

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JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) – Russia’s Norilsk smelter complex and a town in South Africa’s eastern coal mining province have the highest sulfur dioxide (SO2) emissions in the world, according to satellite data from U.S. space agency NASA. The NASA-compiled data published on Monday was commissioned by environmental group Greenpeace India and used the space authority’s satellites Read More

‘How is that non-news?’ Lee Camp REVEALS why MSM choose to ignore Honduras & Brazil unrest

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Americans are bombarded with non-stop news on Hong Kong and Moscow rallies, but how come mass protests in Honduras and Brazil aren’t high on the agenda? Lee Camp looks at why the US corporate media are keeping mum on the subject. Honduras, a Latin American nation of nine million people, has been hit by massive Read More

The Hajj is done – but challenges lie ahead for its future

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By Anwar Tambe, at The Hajj in Saudi Arabia The Hajj is done. The millions of people of all races and colours, rich and poor, young and old are beginning to head home – their obligation as Muslims to do one pilgrimage at least once in their lifetime fulfilled. Their last rites, the symbolic stoning Read More

US House Foreign Affairs panel threatens ‘swift consequences’ if China uses violence in Hong Kong

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Any violence used against “peaceful protesters” in Hong Kong would be a “mistake” for China and will trigger a “swift” response, a congressional foreign affairs panel has warned, insisting Beijing is responsible for the unrest. The ranking members of the House Foreign Affairs Committee – Chairman Eliot Engel (D-NY) and Michael McCaul (R-TX) – issued Read More

Beijing to US: Don’t ‘stick your nose’ in China’s Hong Kong affairs

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China rebuked Donald Trump for his Twitter-conveyed alarm over the amassment of troops near Hong Kong. The US should mind its own business and let China’s domestic affairs be, it said. Zhang Hanhui, China’s freshly appointed ambassador in Moscow, reminded that Hong Kong is Chinese and not “American” or “English.” He thus cautioned foreign nations Read More

Hong Kong native Jackie Chan takes part in pro-Beijing campaign to protect national flag

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Chinese megastar Jackie Chan has said that he was heartbroken by the mass unrest that has rattled his native Hong Kong, and supported the state TV’s initiative to protect the national flag ‘desecrated’ by protesters. The world-famous actor and Kung Fu master Jackie Chan has thrown his weight behind Beijing over the mass protests that Read More

‘Can’t imagine why’: Trump has no idea why anyone would relate Hong Kong protests to US meddling

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For the life of him, US President Donald Trump can’t explain why critics would associate Washington with Hong Kong’s unrest, expressing bewilderment in a tweet just before sounding the alarm about a Chinese invasion of the city. In a tweet on Tuesday afternoon, the president observed: “Many are blaming me, and the United States, for Read More

‘World is watching’: US reaction points to Hong Kong as a ‘color revolution’

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If the iconography and tone of Hong Kong protests and the support from US diplomats weren’t enough, Washington’s words of concern sure seem to suggest that the months-long demonstrations amount to a ‘color revolution.’ On Monday, the Trump administration urged “all sides to refrain from violence.” While carefully paying lip service to Hong Kong being Read More

Sweet life of Emily Ratajkowski! It must be cool to be called a feminist hero for having armpit hair

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Imagine you didn’t shave for a fortnight, took a pic, and then millions of “followers” would tell you how amazing you are, how much good you are doing for the world. Oh, for the life of the woke celebrity. This act of stunning hirsutal derring-do is one the model and actress Emily Ratajkowski performed during Read More

India PM defends Kashmir action amid ‘Armageddon’ warning

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By Alex Crawford, special correspondent, in Islamabad The Indian prime minister has given his justification for ditching Kashmir’s special status in a stirring address on national TV and online. Incorporating a message of hope, aspiration, political and social growth, Narendra Modi said he had made an “historic” decision that would benefit the people of the Read More