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Hong Kong protesters and police clash, metro and shops targeted

Hong Kong protesters and police clash, metro and shops targetedRallies in shopping malls on Hong Kong island and across the harbor in the Kowloon district began peacefully around midday with a few hundred people at each chanting “Free Hong Kong” and other slogans. Police said protesters threw bricks and petrol bombs at police, with one setting a police van alight in Kowloon’s Sha Tin district. Police made several arrests and used tear gas to disperse protesters, saying they used “minimum force”.



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UPDATE 2-Hong Kong protesters, police in chaotic clashes, as metro, shops targeted

UPDATE 2-Hong Kong protesters, police in chaotic clashes, as metro, shops targeted* ‘Hong Kong has become a police state. Several rallies in shopping mall started peacefully around midday with a few hundred people at each chanting slogans such as “Free Hong Kong”, but by late afternoon hardcore black-clad activists trashed shops and metro stations and erected road blocks around the city.



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UPDATE 4-Hundreds return to Hong Kong streets as metro, shops shut after violence

UPDATE 4-Hundreds return to Hong Kong streets as metro, shops shut after violenceHong Kong’s metro system stayed shut on Saturday, paralysing transport in the Asian financial hub, and malls and shops closed early after a night of chaos in which police shot a teenage boy and protesters torched businesses and metro stations. Friday’s protests across the Chinese-ruled city erupted hours after its embattled leader, Carrie Lam, invoked colonial-era emergency powers for the first time in more than 50 years to ban the face masks demonstrators use to hide their identities.



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One dead, one hurt in blast outside Stockholm area metro

One dead, one hurt in blast outside Stockholm area metroOne person died and another was slightly hurt Sunday in a blast outside a metro station in a Stockholm suburb, which police said did not appear to be a terrorist attack. A man in his 60s died in hospital after “he picked up an object off the ground which promptly exploded,” police spokesman Sven-Erik Olsson told AFP.



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Erdogan opens Turkey's first driverless metro line in Istanbul

Erdogan opens Turkey's first driverless metro line in IstanbulTurkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Friday opened the country’s first driverless metro line, an eagerly awaited project expected to relieve congestion in a traffic-choked area of Istanbul. Erdogan is already gearing up for November 2019 legislative and presidential elections and a host of new infrastructure projects are being prepared across the country. The president, a former mayor of Istanbul, has already presided over an era of transformation for the city since his ruling party came to power in 2002, with a new bridge across the Bosphorus and two tunnels under the iconic strait.



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D.C. Archdiocese sues Washington Metro over rejected Christmas ad

D.C. Archdiocese sues Washington Metro over rejected Christmas adThe Archdiocese of Washington has joined the ACLU in challenging the Washington, D.C., metro system’s advertising policies. After an ad with a Christmas theme was rejected, the archdiocese sued the transit authority for violating its First Amendment rights.



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Washington Metro sued by diverse groups over issue-oriented ad ban

Washington Metro sued by diverse groups over issue-oriented ad banThe American Civil Liberties Union and groups across the political spectrum sued Washington’s Metro transit system on Wednesday, saying its ban on issue-oriented ads violated U.S. constitutional guarantees of free speech. The suit was filed in federal court in Washington by the ACLU, women’s healthcare collective Carafem, far-right commentator Milo Yiannopoulos’ company, and animal rights nonprofit People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA).



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DC Metro sued after rejecting an advertisement reprinting the First Amendment

DC Metro sued after rejecting an advertisement reprinting the First AmendmentA leading civil rights group in the United States is suing Washington, DC’s public transportation company after the organisation rejected advertisements featuring the First Amendment — the portion of the US Constitution that establishes freedom of speech in America. The American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) filed the lawsuit after the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority (WMATA) deemed its ad featuring the text of the First Amendment in three languages to be “controversial”. “This case highlights the consequences of the government’s attempt to suppress all controversial speech on public transit property,” Arthur Spitzer, the legal director for the ACLU in Washington, said in a press release.



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D.C. Metro Sued Over Refusal to Run Some Ads

D.C. Metro Sued Over Refusal to Run Some AdsThe transit authority rejected ads that included an abortion pill and Yiannopoulos’s book.



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Russia metro bombing suspect says he was unwitting accomplice

Russia metro bombing suspect says he was unwitting accompliceBy Polina Nikolskaya and Hulkar Isamova MOSCOW/JALAL-ABAD, Kyrgyzstan (Reuters) – The man Russian investigators say orchestrated a suicide bombing on the St Petersburg metro told a court on Tuesday he was an unwitting accomplice in the attack, in which 14 people were killed and scores injured. Russian investigators said that before the April 3 attack, the suspected suicide bomber, Akbarzhon Jalilov, had spoken by telephone with Abror Azimov, who the investigators said was helping mastermind the attack from a Moscow suburb. At a preliminary court hearing in Moscow, the suspect, Azimov, said he had participated in the preparation of the attack but only indirectly.



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