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    Hong Kongers vote in record numbers

    Agence France-Presse . Hong Kong | Updated at 01:03am on November 25, 2019

    Hong Kong’s voters turned out in record numbers Sunday for local council elections that the city’s pro-democracy movement hopes will add pressure on the Beijing-backed...

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    Pope urges abolition of nuclear weapons

    Reuters . Hiroshima | Updated at 09:25pm on November 24, 2019

    Pope Francis brought his campaign to abolish nuclear weapons to the only two cities ever hit by atomic bombs on Sunday, calling their possession indefensibly...

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    Campus siege nears end as Hong Kong gears up for election

    Reuters .  Hong Kong | Updated at 10:31pm on November 23, 2019

    A Hong Kong university campus under siege for more than a week was a deserted wasteland on Saturday, with a handful of protesters holed up...

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    US troop presence in Japan a concern: Russia

    Agence France-Presse . Nagoya, Japan | Updated at 10:26pm on November 23, 2019

    The presence of US soldiers on Japanese soil is hindering closer ties between Tokyo and Russia and remains of concern to Moscow, Russian foreign minister...

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    Pope arrives in Japan to preach anti-nuclear message

    Agence-France-Presse . Tokyo | Updated at 10:23pm on November 23, 2019

    Pope Francis arrived in Japan on Saturday, where he is expected to deliver a robust anti-nuclear message of peace in the only country to have...

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    Indonesia ministries ban pregnant, LGBT job seekers: report

    Agence France-Presse . Jakarta | Updated at 10:18pm on November 22, 2019

    Several Indonesian ministries are banning pregnant, disabled, or LGBT job hunters in favour of what one called ‘normal’ applicants, the Ombudsman said Friday, slammed as...

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    3 dead in Colombia protests

    Agence France-Presse . Bogota | Updated at 10:09pm on November 22, 2019

    Three people were killed during nationwide demonstrations in Colombia as part of a general strike protesting against the policies of president Ivan Duque’s right-wing government,...

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    Court suspends ruling on unlawful HK mask ban for seven days

    Agence France-Presse . Hong Kong | Updated at 10:05pm on November 22, 2019

    Hong Kong police can continue enforcing a ban on demonstrators wearing masks for the next seven days, the High Court said Friday, to allow the...

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    Protesters stay holed up on Hong Kong campus, surrounded by riot police

    Reuters . Hong Kong | Updated at 12:04am on November 22, 2019

    Fewer than 100 protesters remained holed up in a Hong Kong university on Thursday as riot police encircled the campus, with some activists desperately searching...

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    US Senate passes HK rights bill, angering China

    Agence-France-Presse . Washington | Updated at 01:46am on November 21, 2019

    The US Senate unanimously adopted legislation Tuesday supporting ‘human rights and democracy’ in Hong Kong and threatening to revoke its special economic status, angering China...