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HONG KONG (Reuters) – Hong Kong’s weather observatory said it might issue its third-highest typhoon warning at midnight, with severe tropical storm Hato forecast to veer within 100 km of the city early on Wednesday, disrupting flights and other services. The city’s flagship carrier, Cathay Pacific, said the storm would “severely” impact flight operations, with
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(Reuters) – A city council meeting in Charlottesville, Virginia briefly dissolved into an angry protest on Monday as activists and residents demanded answers from officials regarding the response from police during a deadly rally held by white supremacists. About 100 activists and residents crowded into the council meeting, the first since the violent demonstrations two
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TOKYO (Reuters) – Asian shares rose on Tuesday after modest gains on Wall Street, while robust metals prices underpinned some regional markets even as investors remained wary ahead of the annual central banking conference in Jackson Hole later this week. Futures suggested the brighter mood would carry through to Europe, with the Eurostoxx 50 STXEc1
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BEIJING (Reuters) – Chinese authorities on Tuesday began the trial of a prominent rights lawyer on charges of subverting state power in a case that drew the attention of the United Nations. Jiang Tianyong, who took on sensitive cases such as defending practitioners of the banned Falun Gong spiritual movement, disappeared last November while visiting
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MELBOURNE (Reuters) – Australia’s Jeff Horn has given Conor McGregor little chance of beating Floyd Mayweather in Saturday’s super-fight and hopes the American will “annihilate” the mixed martial arts fighter for the sake of boxing. Horn, who became WBO welterweight champion by beating 38-year-old Manny Pacquiao in Brisbane last month, said McGregor would struggle to
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(Reuters) – Authorities in Houston charged a 25-year-old man on Monday with trying to blow up a Confederate statue, federal prosecutors said, following demonstrations and fierce debate in the United States about race and the legacy of America’s Civil War. Word of the arrest of Andrew Schneck came just hours after the University of Texas
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SANTIAGO (Reuters) – The Chilean government rejected on Monday a controversial $2.5-billion copper and iron project proposed by privately-held Andes Iron, though the company vowed to appeal. Chile’s Ministers’ Committee, a gathering of high-ranking political officials who decide on the fate of controversial projects, pointed to numerous alleged flaws with the Dominga project, which would
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SINGAPORE (Reuters) – Singapore’s High Court on Monday granted leave for the attorney-general’s office to begin contempt of court proceedings against Li Shengwu, a grandson of the city state’s late founding leader Lee Kuan Yew, over comments he made last month about the country’s legal system. According to correspondence released by Li, the attorney-general’s chambers
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