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Chinese president makes first ever visit to Hong Kong

Chinese president makes first ever visit to Hong Kong

Image copyright AFP Xi Jinping is due to arrive in Hong Kong, his first ever visit as Chinese president, as the territory marks the 20th anniversary of the handover from British rule. His highly symbolic visit comes amid an increasingly tense political climate. Official celebrations will be taking place, but large demonstrations from rival pro-democracy […]

Vanderbilt suspends 3 football players indefinitely after shooting at Nashville Target – The Tennessean

Vanderbilt suspends 3 football players indefinitely after shooting at Nashville Target – The Tennessean

CLOSE What we know about the double shooting in the parking lot of a Nashville Target that injured two Vanderbilt University football players. Jon Garcia / USA TODAY NETWORK – Tennessee Police are investigating after a shooting Monday night in Nashville that left two people hurt.(Photo: Adam Tamburin/USA TODAY NETWORK-Tennessee) Vanderbilt football coach Derek Mason […]

IS faces end game in Mosul, says Michael Fallon

The so-called Islamic State group is facing its “end game” in the Iraqi city where its campaign of violence began in 2014, the defence secretary has said. Sir Michael Fallon said the RAF had hit more than 700 targets in support of the liberation of Mosul by Iraqi forces. IS is also losing ground in […]

Cardinal Pell: Vatican treasurer charged with sex offences

Cardinal Pell: Vatican treasurer charged with sex offences

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Cardinal Pell has repeatedly denied any wrongdoing The Vatican treasurer and Australia’s most senior Catholic figure Cardinal George Pell has been charged with sex offences in Australia. The charges relate to alleged “historical” incidents, police in the state of Victoria said. The allegations were made by more than one […]

#NotInMyName: Indians protest against ‘beef lynching’

#NotInMyName: Indians protest against ‘beef lynching’

Image caption About 2,000 people gathered at Jantar Mantar in Delhi Protests are taking place across India against rising attacks on Muslims and Dalits (formerly untouchables) by vigilante cow protection groups. About 2,000 people turned out in Delhi. Protests were also being held in 15 other cities as well as in London, protest organiser Saba […]

Cantonese v Mandarin: When Hong Kong languages get political

Cantonese v Mandarin: When Hong Kong languages get political

Image copyright ANTHONY WALLACE/AFP/Getty Images Image caption For some young people in Hong Kong, speaking Mandarin is somewhat taboo When Hong Kong was handed back from the UK to China in 1997, only a quarter of the population spoke any Mandarin. Now, two decades later, that figure has nearly doubled. But even as people get […]

China bails activists at shoe factories linked to Ivanka Trump

China bails activists at shoe factories linked to Ivanka Trump

Image copyright EPA Image caption Ms Trump has been labelled a “bad example” by the non-profit’s director Three undercover activists investigating a company which made shoes for the fashion line of President Donald Trump’s daughter Ivanka have been released on bail. New York-based China Labor Watch (CLW) said its investigators would be put on trial […]

China woman faints after breaking jade bracelet in jewellery shop

China woman faints after breaking jade bracelet in jewellery shop

Media captionThe incident happened in a shop in south-western Yunnan province A Chinese woman fainted in a jewellery shop after accidentally breaking a jade bracelet priced at $44,000 (£35,000). The tourist from eastern Jiangxi province was trying on the bracelet in a shop in Ruili in Yunnan province near the border with Myanmar, where much […]

Grenfell fire: Retired judge to lead disaster inquiry

Grenfell fire: Retired judge to lead disaster inquiry

Image copyright British High Commission in Brunei Retired Court of Appeal judge Sir Martin Moore-Bick has been chosen to lead the public inquiry into the Grenfell Tower fire, sources say. The government is likely to confirm Sir Martin’s appointment on Thursday. A legal source who has worked with him said he was “highly respected” in […]

Trump holds $10m fundraiser at his hotel

Trump holds $10m fundraiser at his hotel

Image copyright AFP Image caption Healthcare was the main subject of protests US President Donald Trump is holding a fundraising event at his hotel in Washington, to raise cash for his 2020 re-election campaign. Protesters greeted the president with cries of “Shame!”as he arrived at the $35,000 (£27,000) per person bash. Many were unhappy with […]

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