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Lebanon scraps WhatsApp fee amid violent protests

18 October, 2019

BEIRUT – Demonstrators and police clashed in Lebanon on Thursday as thousands of people rallied against the government’s handling of an economic crisis, in one of the biggest protests the

18 October, 2019

Trump to host G7 summit at his Florida golf resort, sparking criticism

WASHINGTON – US President Donald Trump will host next year’s Group of Seven economic summit of leaders of developed nations at his Florida golf resort, a move Democrats and others

18 October, 2019

Facebook’s Libra cryptocurrency faces new hurdle from G7 nations

LONDON/ WASHINGTON – Facebook’s plans to launch its Libra cryptocurrency faced a new hurdle, when the Group of Seven wealthy nations said such “stablecoins” should not be allowed to launch

18 October, 2019

Fate of Japan’s imperial dynasty rests on shoulders of 13-year-old

TOKYO – When Japan’s youngest prince, Hisahito, visited Bhutan in August on his first overseas trip just months after his uncle Naruhito became emperor, his trip was regarded as the

17 October, 2019

Exclusive: Satellite images reveal China’s aircraft carrier ‘factory,’ analysts say

HONG KONG/ BEIJING – High-resolution satellite images show that the construction of China’s first full-sized aircraft carrier is progressing steadily alongside expansive infrastructure work that analysts say suggests the ship

17 October, 2019 | World News

Malaysia needs to be ready for the worst in South China Sea – foreign minister

KUALA LUMPUR – Malaysia needs to boost its naval capabilities to prepare for possible conflict in the South China Sea, its foreign minister said, even as Southeast Asia’s third-largest economy

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17 October, 2019 | World News

Hong Kong legislature suspended amid chaos over protests

HONG KONG – Pro-democracy lawmakers in Hong Kong have heckled the city’s embattled leader and called for her to step down during a legislative session that was repeatedly suspended as several politicians were manhandled

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16 October, 2019 | World News

US House takes hard line on China over Hong Kong, Huawei

WASHINGTON – The US House of Representatives has passed four pieces of legislation taking a hard line on China, three related to pro-democracy protests in Hong Kong and one commending

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16 October, 2019 | World News

Japan typhoon death toll climbs to 74, rescuers search for missing people

DATE, Japan – Rescue workers in Japan have searched for the missing as the death toll from one of the worst typhoons to hit the country rose to 74, public

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15 October, 2019 | World News

Hong Kong bans protesters from police housing areas amid escalating violence

HONG KONG – A Hong Kong court has granted an injunction to ban anyone from blocking or damaging areas used to house married police officers and other disciplined services that

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