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VIDEO: Minneapolis police fire teargas at protesters after the murder of George Floyd by white policeman
Police have clashed with protesters on the streets of Minneapolis amid outrage over the death of an unarmed black man in police custody.
George Floyd died after an officer knelt on his neck for several minutes. Large crowds gathered in the city on Tuesday night and police in riot gear fired teargas and rubber bullets at demonstrators.
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Pair of glasses belonging to Gandhi left in auctioneer's letterbox
A pair of spectacles belonging to Indian independence leader Mahatma Gandhi will go on sale this month after being left in a local auctioneer's letterbox. Employees of East Bris...
Hong Kong goes a week of fewer than 100 Covid-19 cases a day but death toll rises
Hong Kong’s third wave of Covid-19 continued to show signs of slowing down as the city marked a week of recording only double-digit daily increases to its infected tally, with h...
Could funeral of Taiwan’s former leader Lee Teng-hui fuel US-China tensions?
With relations between Washington and Taipei on a high, academic says she will be surprised if US does not send at least a middleweight official to mark president’s passing.
Hong Kong’s financial institutions gripped by anxiety over US sanctions
Hong Kong’s financial institutions, from banks and fund managers to brokerages and insurance companies, have been gripped by anxiety and uncertainty since the United States slap...
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...
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