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Hong Kong: Divisions over whether to stay after new security law imposed
Should I stay or should I go? Two young men, who have British National passports, tell the BBC they're debating their future in the country amid the introduction of a new security law.
The UK government has said up to three million Hong Kong residents will be offered the chance to settle in the UK and ultimately apply for citizenship.
The national security law, imposed by Beijing, targets secession, subversion and terrorism with punishments up to life in prison, but activists say it erodes freedoms.
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CDC Data Shows 200,700 'Excess Deaths' During Coronavirus Pandemic, Far Eclipsing 160,000 Confirmed Death Count
According to a New York Times analysis of data from the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), there have been 200,700 excess deaths in the United States during the coronavirus pand...
Simon Cowell breaks his back while testing electric bicycle
The music mogul, 60, was trying out the bike in the courtyard of his Malibu home when he fell off.
Beirut Explosion Rocks Church During a Wedding
A Lebanese couple’s wedding day was ruined as the Beirut explosion tore through the venue, leaving guests panicked and confused. One guest was even captured on camera making the...
Power firm pays £237m divi to Hong Kong tycoon
A British electricity company controlled by Hong Kong billionaire Li Ka-shing and his family has paid out its biggest ever dividend.
U.S. intelligence report on Trump-Biden election meddling reveals who Russia, China and Iran want to win
Russia is trying to “undermine” presumptive Democratic nominee Joe Biden’s candidacy, a leading U.S. intelligence official said Friday. But China and Iran want President Donald ...
As Trump bans WeChat, some in China turn to encrypted messaging app Signal
NBC News reports Signal isn't blocked by the Great Firewall, unlike other encrypted messaging apps including WhatsApp and Telegram.
NPC to review Hong Kong LegCo's future
China's top legislative body will deliberate a proposal during its meeting starting Saturday about the normal operation of Hong Kong Legislative Council after the postponement o...
Why Sweden, pilloried for refusing to lock down, may have last laugh
As infections spike again in places that locked down, where schools struggle to reopen and the economic carnage grows clearer, is it possible Sweden made the right long-term call?
Troops fire on Beirut protesters as streets brim with violence
Chaotic scenes returned to Beirut as clashes between anti-government protestors demanding regime change and security forces saw buildings damaged by Tuesday huge explosion set o...
Beijing's top office in Hong Kong slams 'ridiculous' US sanctions
Officials subject to US sanctions include Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam and head of China's Liaison Office, Luo Huining.
TikTok and Twitter are starting to talk about a possible combination, WSJ reports
Amid President Donald Trump's threats to ban TikTok, or force it to sell its US operations, Twitter was reported to be in talks with the video-sharing app Saturday night. The Wa...
Bitcoin is Almost as Big as Bank of America
As crypto prices continue climbing, Bitcoin's market cap has almost reach par with Bank of America's market cap.
Doctors sound alarm as deadly tick-borne virus re-emerges in China, kills 7 so far
As if Covid-19 wasn’t enough, Chinese doctors are warning that the country’s population is threatened by yet another virus. The infection is passed by tick bites, but could also...
Almost 240 people injured, 1 officer killed in Beirut protests amid clashes, reports of fire & police shooting
Army has been deployed to Beirut downtown to quell protests over the deadly blast earlier this week. At least 238 people were injured and 63 of them hospitalized and police sai...
‘Nobody knows our work’: Hong Kong’s unsung workers who risk Covid-19 for less pay
Cleaner Chiu has not missed a day of work since the Covid-19 outbreak started, despite seeing some of his colleagues giving up for fear of infection.
‘Shameless and despicable’: Hong Kong decries US sanctions on officials over national security law
Hong Kong’s embattled leader was defiant on Saturday, refusing to be intimidated by what she called “shameless and despicable” sanctions imposed on her and 10 other local and ma...
China’s growing military power may make drone and cruise missile proliferation ‘inevitable’ in Asia-Pacific
Countries in Asia-Pacific are looking at developing small and smart weapons like drones and cruise missiles to deter China, making their proliferation “inevitable”, a study has ...
Is US official’s visit to Taiwan a sign of Washington’s disregard for Beijing?
US Health and Human Services Secretary Alex Azar is set to lead a delegation to Taipei on Sunday, but observers say his trip is unlikely to herald the re-establishment of diplom...
Intel Hacked, 20 GB of Data Leaked On Messaging App Telegram
Password-protected zips in the folder may be accessed using either “Intel123” or “intel123” as the password.
Inside a Royal’s extravagant former London home on sale for £19.5 million
A Prime Minister also spent a lot of time there
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