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HONG KONG -- Hong Kong protesters have, once again, seized control of part of the city. Police and the government were completely wrong footed Wednesday morning, as thousands and then tens of thousands of mostly young protesters surrounded the city government headquarters --...
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HONG KONG -- Hong Kong is a city built for business. Seized by the British after the first Opium War ended in 1842 and used as a base for trade in drugs and other products, in the late 20th century Hong Kong became a leading global financial center and gateway to the giant...
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KHARTOUM, Sudan. -- The streets of the Sudanese capital were mostly deserted Sunday, the first day of the country's Islamic working week, amid a mass general strike called by opposition groups. The move to shutdown Khartoum -- a city of some two million people -- came as four...
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MELBOURNE, Australia. -- Australian authorities made the country's largest onshore methamphetamine seizure when police found 1.6 tons of drugs hidden in a shipment of stereo speakers from Thailand, the federal agency announced on Friday. Australian Border Force (ABF) officials...
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MELBOURNE, Australia. -- Cardinal George Pell will remain behind bars while an Australian appeals court considers whether to overturn his conviction on five charges of sexually assaulting two choirboys in the 1990s. A two-day hearing in Melbourne's Supreme Court building ended...
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ALBERTA, Canada -- Wildfires in Alberta, Canada, have burned more than 700,000 acres of land and have forced 11,000 people to evacuate, according to the province's government. The government of Alberta said that at least two out-of-control wildfires are burning in the area --...
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LONDON -- Julian Assange won a major legal victory on Monday, when a Swedish court denied a request to detain the WikiLeaks founder over a sexual assault investigation dating back to 2010. The ruling by the Uppsala District Court is a setback for prosecutors who were hoping to...
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KHARTOUM, Sudan. -- At least nine protesters were killed and several others injured on Monday when the Sudanese military opened fire to break up a sit-in, according to a local doctors' union. Protesters had congregated outside the Defense Ministry in Sudan's capital Khartoum,...
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BEIJING -- The massacre of unarmed citizens by soldiers in Beijing's Tiananmen Square in 1989, should not be referred to as "suppression," a Chinese Defense Ministry spokesman told reporters Thursday. Next Tuesday, June 4, marks 30 years since Chinese troops ended several weeks...