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Boris Confirms UK Pledge to Hong Kong's BNOs
Boris Johnson offers 3 million Hong Kong citizens refuge in the UK in retaliation to China imposing national security law
The UK offers millions of Hong Kong citizens the right to move to the UK.
Three million Hong Kong citizens with British visa rights will be offered a path to UK citizenship, along with their family members.
UK prime minister Boris Johnson announces the move in retaliation to China's passage of a new national security law in the country.
Johnson says the law breaches the Sino-British joint declaration.
Almost 200 protesters were arrested in Hong Kong after the law was imposed.
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Google announced this Tuesday the launch of an earthquake alert system, which will allow Android phones to act as seismographs.
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