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Worst typhoon in 6 decades, Hagibis closes in on Tokyo

Tokyo and surrounding areas braced for a powerful typhoon forecast as the worst in six decades, with streets and trains stations unusually quiet on Saturday as rain poured over the city.

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Hong Kong leader says Chinese military could step in if uprising gets bad

Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam warns the Chinese military could step in if an uprising for democratic reforms in the city gets bad, but she reiterates the government still hopes to resolve the crisis on its own.

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Hong Kong lawmakers take mask ban to court

Pro-democracy lawmakers in Hong Kong went to court on Sunday, seeking an immediate injunction against a recent face mask ban for protesters and an end to a government-declared emergency that bypassed the city’s legislature. Further protests were also planned for later in the day.

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Violence and chaos spreads through Hong Kong as protests enter 16th week

There were more scenes of violence and destruction across Hong Kong over the weekend as protesters targeted subway stations and shopping malls in an apparent escalation as the city enters its sixteenth consecutive week of unrest.

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Hong Kong protesters ask for British help in pressuring China

Hong Kong protesters are expected to rally outside the British Consulate on Sunday demanding that the former colonial power ensures China honours its commitments to the city’s freedoms.

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۱ dead, 9 wounded in France after suspected knife attack

One person was killed and at least nine others wounded on Saturday in the city of Villeurbanne near Lyon in central France after a suspected knife attack, a police source told Reuters.

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Hong Kong protests: What’s going on and what’s its impact

Millions of Hong Kongers have taken to the streets since early June in the largest and most violent protests to rock the city in decades.

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Twin rallies after tear gas clashes in Hong Kong tourist district

Pro-democracy protesters in Hong Kong are set to defy Chinese authorities with another two major rallies later Sunday, a day after police fired tear gas to disperse them in one of the city’s most renowned tourist districts.

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First Ebola case confirmed in Congo city of Goma

Health officials in Congo have confirmed the first case of Ebola in the city of Goma, which is home to more than 2 million people, the Associated Press reported.

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Blackout disrupts Manhattan, darkens Broadway theatres

A wide swath of New York’s Manhattan borough was plunged into darkness Saturday after a transformer explosion knocked out power to subways, stores and Broadway theatres, but the city’s main utility said it had restored most power within hours.

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Hong Kong protesters clash with police on anniversary of handover to China

Hong Kong police used pepper spray and batons against anti-government protesters who seized key roads early on Monday ahead of what is expected to be a huge pro-democracy rally on the anniversary of the city’s handover to China.

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Hong Kong: Protestors end 15-hour long siege of police headquarters amid battle for Extradition Bill

Thousands of protestors here in the wee hours of Saturday morning ended their 15-hour siege of the city’s police headquarters after putting up demonstrations demanding complete withdrawal of the controversial extradition bill and exoneration of protestors arrested during previous clashes.

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Philly refinery fire could have been ‘catastrophe’

A series of explosions and a spectacular fire ripped through a South Philadelphia oil refinery early Friday, rattling windows, injuring five workers, unnerving the city and causing gasoline markets to spike on speculation of fuel shortages.

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Hong Kong protest planned to demand city leader steps down

Tens of thousands are expected to take to the streets in Hong Kong on Sunday to demand the city’s leader steps down, a day after she suspended an extradition bill following the most violent protests in decades.

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Hong Kong protest planned to demand city leader steps down

Tens of thousands are expected to take to the streets in Hong Kong on Sunday to demand the city’s leader steps down, a day after she suspended an extradition bill following the most violent protests in decades.

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Hong Kong’s controversial extradition bill may be suspended

Hong Kong media reported on Saturday the city’s government would suspend a proposed law on extradition to mainland China that sparked widespread anger and violent protests, with leader Carrie Lam planning to address reporters later in the day.

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