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Hong Kong slips further on EIU democracy index

Hong Kong slips further on EIU democracy index

Moreover, journalists are at risk from government, military and non-state actors and radical groups, and the threat of violence has a chilling effect on media coverage. The authorities there have rest...

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Ivory Banned In Hong Kong Following Historic Vote

Ivory Banned In Hong Kong Following Historic Vote

A ban on the import and re-export of elephant trophies - animal parts collected by recreational hunters - will be in place immediately after the law comes into effect. "However, to ensure these legisl...

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Turkish chair of Amnesty International held in custody - rights group

Turkish chair of Amnesty International held in custody - rights group

He and 10 other human rights activists, including Amnesty International Turkey's director, İdil Eser, went on trial in October accused of aiding groups that Turkey describes as "armed terrorist organi...

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Theresa May to COME CLEAN over Brexit as European Union documents are leaked

Theresa May to COME CLEAN over Brexit as European Union documents are leaked

Buzzfeed News on Monday reported that Britain's economy would be worse off whether it leaves the European Union with a free trade deal, single market access, or with no deal at all, citing a gover...

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Black History Month events at Halton District School Board

Black History Month events at Halton District School Board

But the actual desegregation of the military was not complete for several years, and all-Black Army units persisted well into the Korean War. Speakers, dancers and community members will explore bla...

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We're still recovering from the Test series: Du Plessis

We're still recovering from the Test series: Du Plessis

As chairman of the national selection committee, the former India captain who turned out for India in 116 Tests and 129 ODIs, made a decision to blood Kohli in the "Men in Blue" team for the s...

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South Africa's Zuma asks prosecutors to drop graft charges

South Africa's Zuma asks prosecutors to drop graft charges

But the Supreme Court of Appeal (SCA) dismissed this as a reason for Zuma not to be charged. The state-of-the-nation address (SONA) would be delivered by whoever the South African President is on Fe...

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LeBron James could meet with Warriors during free agency period, report says

LeBron James could meet with Warriors during free agency period, report says

That, coupled the Warriors besting the Cavs in two of the last three National Basketball Association finals, could be enough to lure James to California. The Warriors could set up talks with LeBr...

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Haley: UN report on companies with settlement ties demonstrates 'anti-Israel obsession'

Haley: UN report on companies with settlement ties demonstrates 'anti-Israel obsession'

The UN human rights office issued an update Wednesday of its report [text, PDF] on the human rights situation in Palestine. The majority of the companies, or 143, are domiciled in Israel or the se...

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India to become $5 trillion economy soon: Arun Jaitley

India to become $5 trillion economy soon: Arun Jaitley

This year's budget is quite important to the ruling party as well as the nation as this happens after demonetization and other issues. Exporters are positive about the higher allocations for interes...

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Nassar in court for third sentencing, 65 survivors expected to speak

Nassar in court for third sentencing, 65 survivors expected to speak

Meridian Township paid for her to fly to MI from Seattle, and she confronted Nassar in the courtroom before he was sentenced to 40 to 175 years in prison . She wanted him arrested. And like the Ingha...

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Super Blue Blood Moon: What to expect in Tampa Bay

Super Blue Blood Moon: What to expect in Tampa Bay

A total lunar eclipse turned the moon a brooding, dark red over night on Wednesday with the eclipse coinciding with both a supermoon and a blue moon - for the first time in 150 years. Met o...

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Goodell: Patriots' Success Is Good For NFL

Goodell: Patriots' Success Is Good For NFL

That mark doesn't lead all SEC programs, as Georgia and LSU have both sent players to the Super Bowl for 17 consecutive seasons - representing the high mark in the league. I think our other club...

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Lord Bates's resignation over lateness rejected by PM

Lord Bates's resignation over lateness rejected by PM

Lord Bates described himself as "ashamed" to not be in his place to answer a question from Labour's Baroness Lister . Thereafter, it took less than 60 seconds for Bates to publically announce to ...

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Polish senate approves Holocaust law

Polish senate approves Holocaust law

The law sparked a major uproar in Israel after it was approved in a preliminary reading, and now awaits the final approval by Polish President Andrzej Duda. "If enacted this draft legislation could ...

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Trump Lets Some 7000 Protected Syrians Stay Longer

Trump Lets Some 7000 Protected Syrians Stay Longer

Protections were set to expire for Syrians on 31 March. President Donald Trump's administration has stripped that same protection from hundreds of thousands of immigrants from several Central Americ...

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North Korea Cancels Joint Performance With South Korea

North Korea Cancels Joint Performance With South Korea

Bush administration official Victor Cha , President Trump's top pick for the us ambassador post in South Korea , was no longer in the running for the gig. "Past experience has taught us that com...

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Nassar victims, inspired by court proceedings, continue to come forward

Nassar victims, inspired by court proceedings, continue to come forward

Cunningham, like Judge Rosemarie Aquilina in Ingham County, is allowing women and girls who were not involved in this specific court case to share their experiences at the sentencing hearing. In the w...

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Texas Governor orders legal probe of Houston gymnastics ranch

Texas Governor orders legal probe of Houston gymnastics ranch

Larry Nassar looks at the gallery in the court during the sixth day of his sentencing hearing Tuesday, Jan. 23, 2018, in Lansing, Mich. Nassar admitted sexually assaulting athletes when he was empl...

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Ghani declines phone call request from Pakistani PM Abbasi

The Afghan delegation held late-night talks with the prime minister, who was assisted by the DG ISI, the foreign secretary and other senior officials. The visit comes amid anger in Afghanistan over an...

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Home Republicans vote to launch secret memo on Federal Bureau of Investigation abuse of energy

Home Republicans vote to launch secret memo on Federal Bureau of Investigation abuse of energy

But later Wednesday morning, White House chief of staff Gen. John Kelly told Fox News radio that the memo will "be released here pretty quick", just as soon as the White House's national security ...

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Kiwis face court action after Lorde cancels concert

Kiwis face court action after Lorde cancels concert

The plaintiffs are asking for $13,000 in damages for "emotional injury". She cancelled her show days later. Lorde responded on twitter to fans, explaining that she would get informed on the Isra...

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South Korean skiers arrive in North for joint training event

South Korean skiers arrive in North for joint training event

The former head of the U.S. intelligence community revealed North Korea's "kryptonite", which could topple Kim Jong Un's regime without any military action. The South Korean media frenzy surro...

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Chicago Cubs Co-owner Ricketts Expected to Head GOP Fund-raising

Chicago Cubs Co-owner Ricketts Expected to Head GOP Fund-raising

Trump nominated Ricketts as his deputy commerce secretary a year ago, but Ricketts ultimately withdrew his bid in April after struggling to reconcile his family's complicated finances with the Off...

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Shahid Kapoor: Knew my character an underdog in Padmaavat

Shahid Kapoor: Knew my character an underdog in Padmaavat

In just a matter of four days, the movie has shown that despite the negative flak which rose to a never before level, it successfully kept the buzz around it alive and is going super strong at the BO....

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