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Seven Hong Kong police officers have been jailed for two years each for beating a handcuffed protester. According to BBC News, the group was convicted on Tuesday of assaulting social worker and activist Ken Tsang (sang) as he took part in the 2014 pro-democracy rallies. TV cameras caught the officers

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Samsung’s heir apparent Lee Jae-yong has been placed under arrest in South Korea, accused of bribery and other charges. The case is linked to a scandal that led to the impeachment of President Park Geun-hye. Samsung is accused of giving donations to non-profit foundations operated by Choi Soon-sil, a friend

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The United Nations chief has warned Donald Trump against abandoning the idea of a two-state solution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, saying there is “no alternative”. It comes after Mr. Trump went against decades of US policy, saying he would back whatever formula led to peace. Palestinians reacted with alarm to

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Two more suspects have been arrested in connection with the death of Kim Jong-nam, the brother of North Korean leader Kim Jong-un, in Malaysia. According to BBC News, a female Indonesian suspect and a Malaysian man thought to be her boyfriend were both detained today. A woman travelling on a

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President Donald Trump has lashed out at the US intelligence community and media after new reports of contacts between members of his team and Russia. According to BBC News, Mr. Trump accused the National Security Agency (NSA) and FBI of giving out information illegally. Some US media say top Trump

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At least four people have died in an avalanche at the ski resort of Tignes in south-eastern France, rescuers say. A group of nine was buried after the wall of snow swept through an off-piste area, police say, with the other five people still missing. The group was reportedly made

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China has voiced opposition to North Korea’s test of a reported new ballistic missile more than 24 hours after reports of the launch emerged. But the country shrugged off suggestions it should be doing more to intervene in the state’s military affairs, pinning the test down to Pyongyang’s testy relations

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Kenya’s president has declared the drought, which has affected as much as half the country, a national disaster. Uhuru Kenyatta appealed for international aid and said the government would increase food handouts to the most needy communities. According to BBC News, Kenya’s Red Cross says 2.7 million people face starvation

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A US federal appeals court has rejected President Donald Trump’s attempt to reinstate his ban on citizens from seven mainly Muslim countries. The 9th US Circuit Court of Appeals said it would not block a ruling by a Seattle court that halted the order. The ruling means that people from

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Cocaine with a street value of more than 50million British Pounds washed up on two beaches in England, British officials tasked with disrupting organised crime announced today. The 794 pounds of drugs were in holdalls found at Hopton-on-Sea on Thursday and Caister-on-Sea today, villages on either side of Great Yarmouth,

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