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Anger mounts over government response at epidemic epicentre

Anger mounts over government response at epidemic epicentreChinese officials at the epicentre of a health crisis are coming under fire for incompetence and being ridiculed for not properly wearing protective masks as anger mounts over the handling of a deadly virus. Many Chinese netizens were incensed by what they perceived as a series of errors at a televised press conference Sunday by three local officials at the heart of the new virus outbreak. Governor of central Hubei province Wang Xiaodong held the press conference without wearing a mask — in violation of the provincial capital Wuhan’s own rules mandating masks in public spaces.



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Three Iraq protesters killed as anger boils over govt 'procrastination'

Three Iraq protesters killed as anger boils over govt 'procrastination'Three Iraqi protesters were killed in the capital as thousands of anti-government demonstrators sought to shut streets across the country on Monday, their deadline for authorities to implement long-awaited reforms. Rallies have rocked Iraq since October but, fearing they would lose momentum amid spiralling regional tensions, protesters last Monday told the government it had one week to meet their demands or they would escalate their demonstrations. Protesters sought to ramp up pressure on the government on Monday with pop-up rallies away from their main gathering place in Baghdad’s iconic Tahrir (Liberation) Square.



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Outgoing Kentucky Gov. Matt Bevin is facing backlash for pardoning over 600 people, but criminal justice reform advocates say the anger is misplaced

Outgoing Kentucky Gov. Matt Bevin is facing backlash for pardoning over 600 people, but criminal justice reform advocates say the anger is misplacedOutgoing Kentucky Gov. Matt Bevin's pardoning decisions drew ire from the victims' families and prosecutors who worked the cases alike.



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Funeral set for Texas sergeant amid anger over initial bond

Funeral set for Texas sergeant amid anger over initial bondFuneral arrangements have been set for a Houston-area police sergeant who was killed this week while trying to arrest a suspect during a traffic stop, officials announced Friday. The details of Nassau Bay police Sgt. Kaila Sullivan’s funeral come as law enforcement agencies and police unions expressed anger the suspect charged in her death was initially given a bond following his arrest. Sullivan’s funeral service has been scheduled for 10 a.m. Wednesday at Grace Church Houston.



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Anger erupts at U.N. climate summit as major economies resist bold action

Anger erupts at U.N. climate summit as major economies resist bold actionMajor economies resisted calls for bolder climate commitments as a U.N. summit in Madrid limped toward a delayed conclusion on Saturday, dimming hopes that nations will act in time to stop rising temperatures devastating people and the natural world. With the two-week gathering spilling into the weekend, campaigners and many delegates slammed Chile, presiding over the talks, for drafting a summit text that they said risked throwing the 2015 Paris Agreement to tackle global warming into reverse. “At a time when scientists are queuing up to warn about terrifying consequences if emissions keep rising, and school children are taking to the streets in their millions, what we have here in Madrid is a betrayal of people across the world,” said Mohamed Adow, director of Power Shift Africa, a climate and energy think-tank in Nairobi.



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The US Navy sailor who gunned down 2 people at a Hawaii base was reportedly unhappy and in anger management

The US Navy sailor who gunned down 2 people at a Hawaii base was reportedly unhappy and in anger managementThe sailor who fatally shot 2 people Wednesday was in anger management, raising questions about why he was serving as armed sentry.



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Hong Kong Student’s Death Fuels Anger Ahead of Weekend Protests

Hong Kong Student’s Death Fuels Anger Ahead of Weekend Protests(Bloomberg) — A Hong Kong student who fell in a parking garage near a protest earlier this week has died, a development that could potentially inflame protests planned for this weekend.Chow Tsz-lok suffered a brain injury after falling early Monday as police carried out a dispersal operation nearby using tear gas. A spokesman for the Hospital Authority confirmed Friday that he was certified dead at 8:09 a.m.While some demonstrators have committed suicide during the prolonged period of protests, nobody has been confirmed dead as a direct result of a clash between police and demonstrators. Anger over police tactics — and injured protesters — has been a major focus of recent rallies.“Considering it’s the first death that’s happened at a police-people confrontation scene, it will certainly add fuel to the already strong fire of anger — particularly when people generally have absolutely no trust in the system, and the police,” said Alvin Yeung, a pro-democracy lawmaker.Protesters held a memorial for Chow before a lunchtime rally in the city center Friday, and calls for “flash mob”-style demonstrations marking his death were trending on online protester forums.“We are very sad about the incident, we do not know what’s the next step,” said a 31-year-old bank employee who asked to be identified by the surname Tam as she protested in centrally located Chater Garden. She said the midday rally was about showing that Hong Kong people “have not let go” of grievances that have fueled months of protest. Chow, 22, was a second year computer science undergraduate at Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, according to the South China Morning Post newspaper, which reported the death earlier Friday. University President Wei Shyy briefly paused the school’s graduation ceremony to announce Chow’s death and observe a moment of silence.The death comes after five months of historic unrest in the region’s main financial hub. Sparked by a since-withdrawn bill that would have allowed extraditions to mainland China, the protest movement expanded to include calls for greater democracy, morphing into the biggest challenge to Beijing’s rule over the former colony since its return to China in 1997.Hong Kong’s government said it was “deeply saddened” and offered condolences to Chow’s family in a statement responding to media inquiries about his death.‘Freedom Fighter’Prominent activist Joshua Wong mourned Chow’s death and called him a “freedom fighter.”“Today we mourn the loss of the freedom fighter in HK. We will not leave anyone behind – what we start together, we finish together. Given the losses suffered by HK society in the past month, the gov must pay the price,” he tweeted.Chow fell from the third floor to the second floor of a parking garage in the Tseung Kwan O neighborhood while police worked nearby to disperse protesters. Hong Kong is bracing for a weekend of rallies that have been planned in areas across the city, beginning Friday.The death comes amid a week of violence that saw an outspoken politician stabbed while campaigning, raising concerns about whether the city will be able to hold upcoming district council elections. The lawmaker, Junius Ho — known for his inflammatory comments against protesters and pro-democracy politicians — suffered only minor injuries.On Thursday, the government’s Electoral Affairs Commission issued an appeal for the “public to keep calm and return to rationality” ahead of the vote, currently scheduled for Nov. 24. “The community is also urged to stop all threats and violence to support the holding of election in a peaceful and orderly manner,” it said.(Updates with protester comment in sixth paragraph)To contact the reporters on this story: Iain Marlow in Hong Kong at imarlow1@bloomberg.net;Josie Wong in Hong Kong at jwong836@bloomberg.net;Natalie Lung in Hong Kong at flung6@bloomberg.netTo contact the editors responsible for this story: Brendan Scott at bscott66@bloomberg.net, ;Daniel Ten Kate at dtenkate@bloomberg.net, Karen LeighFor more articles like this, please visit us at bloomberg.com©2019 Bloomberg L.P.



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Anger over Las Vegas ban on sleeping in streets

Anger over Las Vegas ban on sleeping in streetsFaced with a growing number of homeless people, Las Vegas has passed a controversial law that bans sleeping on the street and imposes punishments of a $ 1,000 fine and six months in prison. Sleeping on the streets of the gambling hub will only be illegal in downtown Las Vegas and residential areas — not the famous casino “Strip,” which comes under a different jurisdiction. It will not apply when homeless shelters are full.



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Protests in Iraq reveal a long-simmering anger at Iran

Protests in Iraq reveal a long-simmering anger at IranThe shoes are coming off again in Iraq. In years past, Iraqis have beaten their shoes against portraits of Saddam Hussein in a sign of anger and insult. Now protesters in Baghdad’s Tahrir Square are using their shoes again — slapping them against banners depicting Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, Iran’s supreme leader.



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Anger mounts as utility imposes more blackouts in California

Anger mounts as utility imposes more blackouts in CaliforniaWith no electricity for the fourth straight day Tuesday, chef and caterer Jane Sykes realized she would have to throw out $ 1,000 worth of food, including trays of brownies, cupcakes and puff pastry. “I don’t think PG&E really thought this through,” she lamented. Frustration and anger mounted across Northern California on Tuesday as the state’s biggest utility, Pacific Gas & Electric, began another round of widespread blackouts aimed at preventing its electrical equipment from sparking wildfires in high winds.



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