• Beijing's pick chosen as Hong Kong leader amid protests
Beijing's pick chosen as Hong Kong leader amid protests

Lam, 59, received 777 of 1,163 votes cast by an election committee regarded as friendly to Beijing. Lam was chosen to be Hong Kong's next leader on Sunday amid accusations that Beijing had meddled in the election to ensure her victory. Tsang, as finance chief, was quieter and less visible. Pro-democracy campaigner Joshua Wong, one of the leader...

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  • No appetite for another Northern Ireland assembly election, UK Government says
No appetite for another Northern Ireland assembly election, UK Government says

Talks to help form a new power-sharing executive in Northern Ireland look set to finish without agreement. "I believe that there remains an overwhelming desire among the political parties and the public here for strong and stable devolved government.

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  • South Korean prosecutors reportedly push to arrest ex-president
South Korean prosecutors reportedly push to arrest ex-president

Park denied the allegations. The quick decision to seek to arrest her is appropriate, considering the possible effect of her detention on the presidential election less than 50 days away. Choi is accused of coercing a total of $70 million from big business on the promise that they would get favorable treatment from Park's government.

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  • Utah victim of London attack thanks supporters for 'outpouring of love'
Utah victim of London attack thanks supporters for 'outpouring of love'

She is so grateful and overwhelmed with you generosity and out pouring of love. One woman who took part told the U.K.'s Press Association that she participated because, "When an attack happens in London , it is an attack on me". The family said Mr Cochran, from Utah, bore no "ill will" to anyone and spent his life focusing on "the positive". T...

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  • World powers to remain absent from United Nations meet on nuclear weapons ban
World powers to remain absent from United Nations meet on nuclear weapons ban

U.S. Ambassador Nikki Haley and colleagues from Britain, France and about 20 other nations gathered Monday outside the General Assembly to show opposition to the talks starting inside. Western nuclear powers and 37 other countries led by Washington are boycotting the negotiations on banning nuclear weapons that began on Monday, US Permanent represe...

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  • Shiv Sena says will 'raise hand' where needed, targets airline
Shiv Sena says will 'raise hand' where needed, targets airline

Possessing a business class ticket, Gaikwad insisted on taking the airline's early morning flight from Pune to Delhi, Flight AI-852; which happens to be an all-economy class flight. "Let them complain", he said in a video clip published by the Hindustan Times . "I stopped him from hitting Sukumar and pushing him. He should apologise.

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  • Ronaldo, Giroud Lead Portugal, France in Race to World Cup
Ronaldo, Giroud Lead Portugal, France in Race to World Cup

The latter has now scored 70 goals with Portugal , which trails Switzerland by 3 points, which previously had a tough win over Latvia. We were slow to react to their tactics, but everything changed with the first goal. It was a fair victory, with some good things and some things we can do even better". Portugal remained in possession through...

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  • Border with Pakistan to be sealed by 2018: Indian Home Minister
Border with Pakistan to be sealed by 2018: Indian Home Minister

BSF first began induction of woman officers back in 2013 and after a training of three years, India has now got their first women BSF officer who would soon be posted to command a unit along the Indo-Pak border in Punjab. "It is not only the first line of defence but also the first wall of defence". Assistant Commandant Sandeep Mishra lost his ey...

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  • Shots fired at Las Vegas casino
Shots fired at Las Vegas casino

Some witnesses said they saw a gunman near the Rolex watch shop and pictures uploaded to the social media platform showed a suspect wearing a pig mask and carrying a bag. Police Capt. Kimberly Williams said in a press conference that officials believe there were at least two shooters involved. First, the suspects couldn't start their auto in the ho...

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  • Merkel's conservatives make big gains in German Saarland election
Merkel's conservatives make big gains in German Saarland election

Support for Chancellor Angela Merkel's conservative bloc and their Social Democrat rivals is even at 32 percent, a survey by pollster Infratest dimap for broadcaster ARD showed, ahead of Germany's September 24 federal election. Recent polls have suggested a left-leaning "red-red-green" alliance of the SPD, the far-left Linke party and the environme...

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  • Blind accepts blame for Netherlands woes
Blind accepts blame for Netherlands woes

The former Ajax boss was dismissed by the Royal Dutch Football Association (KNVB) with the Oranje at risk of missing out on a second major worldwide tournament. "The blame is on me". Blind took a massive risk by starting 17-year-old centre-back Matthijs de Ligt, but it proved a step too far, as he was hauled off at half-time following some costly...

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  • Alexei Navalny, Russian opposition leader, 'arrested' in Moscow
Alexei Navalny, Russian opposition leader, 'arrested' in Moscow

Scuffles with police erupted sporadically and the arrested demonstrators included a gray-haired man whom police dragged along the pavement. Some demonstrators carried running shoes - a reference to Navalny's assertion that tracking shipments of running shoes for Medvedev helped reveal his real-estate portfolio.

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  • Cyclone Debbie set to intensify as it nears Queensland's north coast
Cyclone Debbie set to intensify as it nears Queensland's north coast

As of Sunday evening, the category 2 cyclone was tracking south-west towards the coast but was expected to intensify before making landfall between Rollingstone and Proserpine on Tuesday morning. The warning zone stretched all the way from Ingham to St Lawrence, with the sugarcane-growing Burdekin region predicted to cop the brunt of the "most sign...

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  • Sewol ferry salvaging operations get underway in South Korea
Sewol ferry salvaging operations get underway in South Korea

Great care has been taken to ensure it did not break apart. Numerous 250 teenagers, who died while on a school trip, were instructed by crewmembers to remain in their cabin, even as the crew abandoned ship. Other bereaved family members gathered at Paengmok harbour, an hour away from the site, huddled in front of a small computer monitor for any ...

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  • Scores Killed In Boko Haram Attack In Borno State
Scores Killed In Boko Haram Attack In Borno State

Col. Nwanchukwu, while confirming the suicide attacks in Maiduguri on Wednesday, said the three female bombers killed themselves and one civilian after their attempt to enter Maiduguri metropolis was foiled by residents of the community.

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  • Turkey summons Swiss envoy over rally it says supported terrorism
Turkey summons Swiss envoy over rally it says supported terrorism

A spokesman for the Swiss foreign ministry confirmed Ankara had summoned its envoy and said the incident would be investigated. During the visit on March 23, Burkhalter also told Çavuşoğlu that he was aware of Turkey's "difficult situation" following the July 2016 failed coup attempt, the Swiss statement said.

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  • Keystone XL Pipeline is not a done deal, here's what's ahead
Keystone XL Pipeline is not a done deal, here's what's ahead

That gives TransCanada Corp, the Canadian company that owns the pipeline , the go-ahead to complete the final part of a crude oil route cutting through the length of the continental US . "I don't think it would have ever gotten done", Trump said on Friday. Nebraska requires residents to show a "substantial legal interest" in a project before ...

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  • Marine Le Pen: we reject diplomacy of sanctions and blackmail
Marine Le Pen: we reject diplomacy of sanctions and blackmail

Mr Putin's spokesman, Dmitry Peskov, told a press conference the visit had nothing to with fundraising for Le Pen's French presidential candidacy. French foreign minister Jean Marc-Ayrault has threatened "retaliatory measures" if Russia interferes in the electoral process in favour of Le Pen, who is widely perceived to be the anti-European "chaos...

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  • Martin McGuinness To Be Laid To Rest
Martin McGuinness To Be Laid To Rest

The Sinn Fein policitcian and former Deputy First Minister died early on Tuesday morning. Deputy Doherty was a teenager when he first met Mr. McGuinness and said that while Mr. I'm grateful to have that memory of Martin and feel blessed to have known him. He is survived by his wife, four children and hundreds of widows. Criticising Mr McGuinnes...

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  • British minister who tried to save policeman greets armed officer
British minister who tried to save policeman greets armed officer

What does London mean to you? The officer had multiple wounds and Ellwood rushed to help. "I thought to myself: the one thing we don't want is a whole load of tourists walking up and wandering in with their children into this situation", she said .

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