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Six months of sacrifice: Hong Kong's protesters take stock

Six months of sacrifice: Hong Kong's protesters take stockWith Beijing taking a hard line, it has since broadened into a call to halt authoritarian China’s attempts to erode freedoms in the city. Raymond Yeung, a liberal studies teacher at the elite Diocesan Girls’ School, joined the movement early and was there on June 12 when a massive protest descended into violence. Protesters broke into the forecourt of the city’s legislative building, throwing objects including metal bars at police.



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China Built The DF-26 Missile To Take Down America's Prized Aircraft Carriers

China Built The DF-26 Missile To Take Down America's Prized Aircraft CarriersDon't underestimate these missiles.



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Justices take up high-profile case over young immigrants

Justices take up high-profile case over young immigrantsThe Supreme Court is taking up the Trump administration’s plan to end legal protections that shield 660,000 immigrants from deportation, a case with strong political overtones amid the 2020 presidential election campaign. All eyes will be on Chief Justice John Roberts when the court hears arguments Tuesday. It’s the third time in three years that the administration is asking the justices to rescue a controversial policy that has been blocked by several lower courts.



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'I Tried to Take Photos That Meant Something': After the Cartel Ambush in Mexico

'I Tried to Take Photos That Meant Something': After the Cartel Ambush in MexicoMexican photographer César Rodríguez was granted intimate access to the families directly impacted by the killings. Here's what he saw



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Harassed but unbowed, Philippines VP to take on 'poisoned chalice' role

Harassed but unbowed, Philippines VP to take on 'poisoned chalice' roleThe last time aides of Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte sent a text message to his vice president, it was to tell her to stay away from his cabinet meetings. Robredo, a 54-year-old who was elected separately to Duterte, has called the campaign ineffective and out of control. Robredo’s allies see the job offer – to co-chair an inter-government panel on drugs along with the head of the anti-drugs agency – as a poisoned chalice.



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The 10 most-viewed fake-news stories on Facebook in 2019 were just revealed in a new report — take a look (FB)

The 10 most-viewed fake-news stories on Facebook in 2019 were just revealed in a new report — take a look (FB)Fake news stories targeting American voters are still rife on Facebook, and a new investigation from Avaaz just revealed the 10 most-viewed in 2019.



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White House lawyers expected to take lead in impeachment

White House lawyers expected to take lead in impeachmentAs House Democrats prepare for public impeachment hearings, President Donald Trump and his legal team are working to organize a defense that will rely heavily on White House attorneys and congressional Republicans to stave off the threat to his presidency. Democrats consider the hearings to be their best chance to put Trump’s behavior on public display before a politically fraught impeachment vote. Trump’s allies, for their part, see the hearings as an opportunity to take the fight to the president’s opponents.



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Iran frets as anti-government protests take hold in Iraq and Lebanon

Iran frets as anti-government protests take hold in Iraq and LebanonProtesters attacked the Iranian consulate in the Iraqi Shia holy city of Karbala on Sunday, as demonstrations continued to grow against Tehran’s influence in the country. Crowds scaled the building’s concrete barriers and tried to take down the Iranian flag and replace it with the Iraqi one before three were shot dead by security forces. Many demonstrators have accused Iran of propping up the “corrupt, inefficient” government they want to overthrow, as they have taken to the streets in the biggest mass protests since the US-led invasion that toppled Saddam Hussein in 2003. “I am the son of Karbala and there is no Iranian who can dictate to me,” one angry protester shook his fist as he spoke to a local TV station, in a clip widely shared on social media on Monday. An Iraqi protester waves the Iraqi national flag as he stands on a concrete wall at the Iranian consulate in Karbala, Iraq Credit: REX In recent days, they have been seen burning posters of Iranian Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, which would have been unthinkable before the recent protests began last month. In the 16 years since the fall of Saddam Huseein, a Sunni Muslim, Shia neighbour Iran has emerged as a key power broker in Iraqi politics. Tehran closely backs both its Shia-led government and maintains control over a number of powerful armed groups in Iraq. Iran has reportedly stepped in to prevent the ouster of Abdel Abdul Mahdi, Iraq’s prime minister, which has been called for by protesters and prominent political rivals.  Militias backed by Tehran have tried to help put down the rallies, which are growing in scale, deploying snipers and firing on unarmed demonstrators. More than 250 people have been killed since the protests first erupted on October 1. Iraqi demonstrators block al-Sanak bridge during the ongoing anti-government protests in Baghdad Credit: Reuters In another holy city, Najaf, demonstrators changed the name of Imam Khomenei road (after the late ayatollah) to “ Martyrs of October Revolution” road after those killed. Elsewhere, in Lebanon, protesters have been chanting against what they see as the meddling of both Iran and Saudi Arabia in the Mediterranean country’s domestic affairs. Protests against political corruption and mismanagement have been largely secular and peaceful, however supporters of the two biggest Shia parties, Hizbollah and Amal, have attempted to quash the rallies with violence. Lebanon's government is dominated by the allies of Shia armed movement Hizbollah, through which Iran exerts significant influence.  Hizbollah is part of a political bloc that won the 2018 election, giving it control over the parliament and most to lose should the government fall. Lebanese riot policemen face off with anti-protest demonstrators shouting pro-Hizbollah and Amal Movement slogans in Beirut Credit: REX Protests in Iraq and Lebanon have rattled Iran, analysts say, threatening the latter’s hard-won influence on both countries. "Very clearly, Iran in both Lebanon and Iraq wants to protect the system and not allow it to fall apart," said Renad Mansour, researcher at London-based Chatham House. In both countries "it considers the demands of protesters potentially destabilising," he said.



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NYPD commissioner resigning; top deputy to take his place

NYPD commissioner resigning; top deputy to take his placeThe police commissioner who led New York City away from controversial “broken windows” policies, oversaw continued drops in crime and leveraged his position to confront some of the darkest moments in the department’s complicated history announced Monday that he is retiring. James O’Neill, 61, said he will leave next month for a job in the private sector. The career policeman has been in charge of the nation’s largest police department for more than three years, bringing a community-oriented philosophy that moved patrol officers out of their cars and onto the streets to interact more closely with residents.



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In China, Macron wants to take Beijing "at its word" on free trade

In China, Macron wants to take Beijing "at its word" on free tradeSHANGHAI/PARIS, Nov 3 (Reuters) – French President Emmanuel Macron will seek to make China deliver on promises to grant more access to foreign companies, eyeing agribusiness and finance, advisers said ahead of his arrival in Shanghai for a giant import fair. Macron, who will attend the fair along with other European officials including incoming EU trade commissioner Phil Hogan, would take China “at its word” that it aims to open itself up to trade, a presidential adviser said ahead of the Nov. 4-6 trip.



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