Crackdown as HK security chief warns of growing 'terrorism'

Pro-Beijing officials expect no delays to the passage of new law amid signs the annual June 4 vigil will be banned. Hong Kong’s security chief on Monday warned “terrorism” was growing in the city as the local government rallied behind Beijing’s plan to impose national security laws on the restive territory and police fired tear gas and pepper spray at […]

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White House imposes coronavirus travel ban on Brazil – The Denver Post

WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump on Sunday further limited travel from the world’s coronavirus hotspots by denying entry to foreigners coming from Brazil, which is second to the U.S. in the number of confirmed cases. Trump had already banned certain travelers from China, Europe, the United Kingdom and Ireland and, to a lesser extent, Iran. He has not moved to […]

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New Zealand's Ardern stays cool as earthquake strikes during live interview

WELLINGTON (Reuters) – New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern was undaunted by an earthquake that struck the capital Wellington on Monday while she was doing a live TV interview, and calmly continued with the programme. Ardern, who became prime minister in 2017, is hugely popular in New Zealand for her handling of several crises – a mass shooting in Christchurch […]

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World war 3: Donald Trump SHOCKS by planning nuclear weapons test

We will use your email address only for sending you newsletters. Please see our Privacy Notice for details of your data protection rights. It comes as the US finds itself in the midst of rising tensions with Russia and China. At a meeting in the White House on May 15, national security officials debated whether the first test explosion since […]

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US bars travellers from Brazil: Coronavirus live updates

US move comes after Brazil records second-highest number of coronavirus cases in the world. Hello and welcome to Al Jazeera’s continuing coverage of the coronavirus pandemic. I’m Kate Mayberry in Kuala Lumpur. The United States has barred all arrivals from Brazil, the country with the second-highest number of cases in the world after the US. Domestic flights are due to […]

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Hong Kong's security chief warns of growing 'terrorism' as govt backs Beijing's planned security laws

HONG KONG (Reuters) – Hong Kong’s security chief said “terrorism” was growing in the city, as government departments rallied on Monday behind Beijing’s plans to introduce national security laws and after thousands took to the streets to protest against the move. Police said they arrested more than 180 people on Sunday, when authorities fired tear gas and water cannon to […]

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Suzanne Morphew disappearance: Investigators finish search of property near Salida – The Denver Post

The authorities investigating the disappearance of Suzanne Morphew were looking for more clues Sunday night after concluding a three-day search of a residence east of Salida. They’ve received hundreds of tips, but Chaffee County Sheriff John Spezze is seeking more. “Someone has that key piece of information in this case that will help us locate Suzanne, and I’m asking our […]

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The baby left stranded by coronavirus

The first-time parents were driving through India’s winding, empty highways to see their newborn child. It was the middle of April, and the country was in the throes of the world’s harshest lockdown to prevent the spread of coronavirus. Almost everything was shut. At checkpoints, policemen halted the couple, examined their papers and asked why they were on the road. […]

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Qatar makes COVID-19 app mandatory, experts question efficiency

Qatari public health officials try to quell privacy concerns as contact-tracing app Ehteraz comes into force. Qatar is turning to technology to help contain the coronavirus. Although the country has only seen 23 confirmed deaths to date, its infection rate remains stubbornly high. More than 40.000 people have been infected amid a population of roughly 2.8 million. The new Ehteraz […]

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Bus fuelled by french fry oil proposed to service Kelowna-Osoyoos route

An eco-friendly intercity bus service is hoping B.C.’s passenger transportation board (PTB) will give it the green light to service a new route from Kelowna to Osoyoos, B.C. Mike Hathaway, who owns and operates Mountain Man Mike’s bus service, already offers a weekly intercity bus service from Vancouver to Kaslo and Kaslo to Calgary, with stops at most communities along […]

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