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Falling Tear Gas Canisters Raise Risk of Hong Kong Protest Death...
(Bloomberg) -- As protesters blocked roads in Hong Kong's central business district this week, something unusual happened: Tear gas canisters began raining down from the sky.It was unclear where they were coming from, but police officers wearing gas m
By Anonymous Submission on 2019-08-08 22:36 UTC
Canada increases travel warning for Hong Kong...
Canada has raised its travel advisory warning for travel to Hong Kong, telling Canadians to exercise 'a high degree of caution.'
By Anonymous Submission on 2019-08-08 22:35 UTC
US urges increased caution for Americans visiting Hong Kong...
The travel advisory urges U.S. citizens to exercise 'increased caution in Hong Kong due to civil unrest.'
By Anonymous Submission on 2019-08-08 22:35 UTC
US calls China 'thuggish regime' for singling out US diplomat over Hong Kong meeting with Joshua Wong...
A US State Department spokeswoman on Thursday called China a "thuggish regime" for disclosing personal details and a photograph of a US diplomat who met leaders of Hong Kong's pro-democracy movement."I don't think that leaking an Ameri
By Anonymous Submission on 2019-08-08 22:34 UTC
China warns it will not 'sit idly by' while the US moves to put new strike missiles on its 'doorstep'...
Mark Esper, the new US secretary of defense, told reporters over the weekend that he is interested in fielding intermediate-range missiles in Asia "sooner rather than later." Fielding this capability in the Pacific, which the US is looking at in t
By Anonymous Submission on 2019-08-06 14:15 UTC
Tensions high as Hong Kong pro-democracy protesters face court...
Dozens of Hong Kong pro-democracy protesters appeared in court Wednesday after being charged with rioting, setting the stage for further unrest in a weeks-long crisis that has rocked the global financial hub.The global network of Agence France-Presse cove
By Anonymous Submission on 2019-07-31 20:39 UTC
US monitoring Hong Kong border as Chinese forces gather en masse...
The White House is closely monitoring a situation described by an administration official as a "congregation of Chinese forces on Hong Kong's border," according to a report Tuesday. The reason for the buildup, which includes the Chinese milita
By Anonymous Submission on 2019-07-31 16:00 UTC
China calls for swift punishment of Hong Kong violence...
China on Monday threw its backing behind Hong Kong's beleaguered leader and police, saying violent protesters must be swiftly punished following another weekend of running street battles in the financial hub.The global network of Agence France-Presse
By Anonymous Submission on 2019-07-29 16:29 UTC
Years of ignoring peaceful protests fuel Hong Kong violence, jailed activist says...
Hong Kongers are becoming more accepting of violent protests because the territory's pro-Beijing leaders have ignored years of peaceful demonstrations, a leading democracy activist said in letters penned from his prison cell.
By Anonymous Submission on 2019-07-29 16:28 UTC
'PANDEMONIUM': Dramatic footage as CNN crew is caught between police and protesters in violent clash...
A CNN crew covering the ongoing Hong Kong protests, which have more than once proved violent over the months. On Friday, thousands took over an airport, clad in black, and tensions escalated quickly. CNN correspondent Anna Coren was on scene at the airpor
By Anonymous Submission on 2019-07-28 07:19 UTC
Facial recognition becomes a weapon in Hong Kong protests...
As Hong Kong convulses amid weeks of protests, demonstrators and the police have turned identity into a weapon.
By Anonymous Submission on 2019-07-28 07:15 UTC
Hong Kong Protesters, Police Prepare for Another Clash...
Protesters and police prepared Sunday for a likely showdown in central Hong Kong, one day after clashes led to 11 arrests and left at least two dozen injured in an outlying district toward the border with mainland China.A midafternoon rally has been calle
By Anonymous Submission on 2019-07-28 07:14 UTC
US State Department worried by Beijing's hints it could use troops to put down Hong Kong protests...
The United States government has expressed concern about recent statements by a senior Chinese military official suggesting that mainland forces could be deployed in Hong Kong to quell dissent on the city's streets."We note with concern the Chines
By Anonymous Submission on 2019-07-25 23:31 UTC
North Korea says missile test was "solemn warning" to South...
A day after two North Korean missile launches rattled Asia, the nation said it had tested a "new-type tactical guided weapon" that was meant as a "solemn warning" about South Korean weapons development and its plan to hold military exercis
By Anonymous Submission on 2019-07-25 23:31 UTC
U.S. warship sails through strategic Taiwan Strait...
The U.S. military said on Wednesday it sent a Navy warship through the Taiwan Strait, which separates Taiwan from China, a move likely to anger China during a period of tense relations between Washington and Beijing.'
By Anonymous Submission on 2019-07-25 01:24 UTC
China Warns of War in Case of Move Towards Taiwan Independence...
China warned on Wednesday it was ready for war if there was any move toward Taiwan's independence, accusing the United States of undermining global stability and denouncing its arms sales to the self ruled island.This month, the United States approved
By Anonymous Submission on 2019-07-25 01:15 UTC
Mainland Chinese sentiment on protests 'may spur tougher line on Hong Kong'...
News of Sunday night's brutal attacks on protesters and journalists in suburban Hong Kong has been censored on the mainland, but vandalism at Beijing's liaison office received blanket coverage.As a result, while Hongkongers focused on an armed mob
By Anonymous Submission on 2019-07-22 21:51 UTC
Hong Kong braces for weekend of marches as pro-establishment camp to support police at Tamar Park ahead of Sunday's massive protest against the government...
Hong Kong is bracing for another weekend of protests with the pro-Beijing camp set to stage its second major rally on Saturday to mobilise middle-of-the-road residents to condemn violence and support police, a day before yet another massive march against
By Anonymous Submission on 2019-07-18 14:43 UTC
Man shouting 'You die' kills 33 at Japan anime studio...
Police said the suspect started a fire in the three-story building in Japan's capital after spraying an unidentified liquid accelerant.
By Anonymous Submission on 2019-07-18 14:42 UTC
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