Hong Kong siege turns campus into scorched battleground

A modern city-centre campus disfigured by fire and strewn with debris, its windows smashed and graffiti covering the red-brick walls — a Hong Kong university has become the epicentre of the city’s nearly six-month crisis. Cornered and increasingly desperate, a hard core of young pro-democracy protesters found themselves holed up at Hong Kong Polytechnic University…

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The Latest: Chinese envoy accuses UK, US of interference

HONG KONG (AP) — The Latest on Hong Kong protests (all times local): 9 p.m. China’s ambassador to Britain has accused the U.K. and U.S. of interfering in the internal affairs of China and Hong Kong as authorities in the semi-autonomous territory struggle to contain months of protests. Liu Xiaoming told reporters in London on…

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'Joker' becomes first R-rated movie to pass $1 billion

Joker has exceeded box office predictions and passed the $1 billion mark, making it the first R-rated movie to achieve the milestone. It’s also is the highest-grossing 15-rated title of all time in the UK box office having taken £56.1m to date. Despite many analysts reckoning the movie might stall at around $950 million, the DC Comics…

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Trump hosts White House screening of 'Joker'

WASHINGTON — A supervillain was inside the White House Saturday night. CNN’s Shimon Prokupecz reported that President Trump hosted a showing of “Joker,” which tells the origin story of Batman’s archnemesis.  A senior White House official confirmed to Yahoo News that Trump screened the movie for guests including “family, friends, and some staff.” “Joker,” which was released…

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Here's everything we know about Mina Chang, who rapidly rose from a self-described singer to a State Department official with a dubious résumé

Department of State Mina Chang, a 35-year-old State Department official, prompted a flurry of interest over her credentials this week after she was alleged to have embellished her work history and educational experience. In a statement from her previous nonprofit group, executive director Ian Dailey characterized the news reports as a “classic ‘hit-job’” and said…

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Vatican: top anti-money laundering official leaves post

Vatican City (AFP) – The Vatican’s top financial investigator charged with investigating money laundering and other such crimes has left his post after the non-renewal of his contract, the Holy See said on Monday. Click Here: liverpool mens jersey Rene Bruelhart, a Swiss lawyer, had worked for the Vatican’s financial watchdog, the Financial Information Authority…

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Lebanon’s Protests Divide Hezbollah. Will It Strike Back?

BEIRUT—He has fought Israel since the 1990s and killed many fighters in Syria’s civil war, but the increasing difficulty of working-class life in Lebanon and a popular revolt against the country’s leaders has forced Abu Hussein to reevaluate his decades-long service to Hezbollah.  The group whose name translates as “the Party of God” has been…

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Minneapolis Police Admit to Discovering 1,500 Untested Rape Kits, Spanning Over 30 Years, Found in Storage

The Minneapolis Police Department announced Friday that a 2015 count of rape kits collected from survivors came up terribly short, missing more than 1,500 rape kits held in police storage facilities. Minnesota passed a law in 2015 that required law enforcement agencies to audit their backlogged kits. But after conducting a new review this year,…

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Back in 2017, Russian Nuclear Submarines Fired Torpedoes at Each Other

Key point: Russia still maintains a powerful submarine fleet. Back in May of 2017, the Russian nuclear-powered attack submarine Obninsk fired a torpedo against one of Moscow’s newest nuclear-powered ballistic missile submarines, Yuri Dolgoruky. The massive Project 955 Borei missile boat in turn launched a torpedo back at Obninsk, a smaller Project 671RTMK Schuka-class vessel more commonly known as a Victor III in NATO parlance. But…

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