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Posted: Fri-Jan-2020



The demonstrators were mostly peaceful, but some hurled bricks and bottles as they charged officers guarding the Legislative Council.

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Iran's supreme leader says Trump is a 'clown' who will betray Iranians
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Ayatollah Ali Khamenei said President Donald Trump is a "clown" who only pretends to support the Iranian people but will "push a poisonous dagger" into their backs, as Iran's supreme leader struck a defiant tone in his first Friday sermon in Tehran in eight years.

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China's population now over 1.4 billion as birthrate falls
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China's population has crept past 1.4 billion last year for the first time, even as the birthrate continues to fall.

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Ukrainian prime minister submits resignation after tapes emerge
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Ukraine's prime minister submitted his resignation Friday, days after he was caught on tape saying the country's president knows nothing about the economy.

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Putin's political gambit suggests plan to rule Russia forever
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Russia's risk-averse political system seems set for a big shake-up, with proposed constitutional changes that appear to ensure that Vladimir Putin will hold power indefinitely.

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China's economic growth sinks to lowest level in decades
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China's economic growth sank to a new multi-decade low of 6.1 per cent in 2019 as consumer demand weakened and Beijing fought a trade war with Washington.

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Parts of Australia finally get some much-needed heavy rain
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Intense thunderstorms with heavy rains dampened bushfires on Australia's east coast on Friday and brought relief to farmers in three states battling a drought that has left much of the country tinder dry.

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U.S. Senators sworn in as impeachment procedures against Trump begin
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Israel hits Hamas target in Gaza after incendiary balloon attacks resume
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The Israeli military said an attack helicopter struck a Hamas target in the northern Gaza Strip late Thursday in response to the launch of incendiary balloons into Israeli territory earlier in the day.

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Canadian military resumes some operations in Iraq following Iran scare
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The Canadian military is resuming some operations in Iraq following a temporary suspension of activities last week.

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Ash still coming from Philippine volcano prompts mass evacuations
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A Philippine volcano that erupted last weekend shuddered frequently with earthquakes Thursday, belching smaller plumes of ash, but prompting authorities to block access to nearby towns due to fears of a bigger eruption.

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Patient in Japan infected with new coronavirus from China
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Japan confirms first infection from new coronavirus in a man returning from Wuhan, China.

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Google parent, Alphabet, just became trillion-dollar company
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As Google parent, Alphabet Inc. became the fourth U.S. company to top a market value of more than $1 trillion Thursday, some fund managers holding its shares are wondering whether now is the time to cash in on the stock's extraordinary gains.

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Ukraine opens probe into possible surveillance of U.S. ambassador
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Ukrainian police say they have opened an investigation into the possibility the former U.S. ambassador came under illegal surveillance before she was recalled from her post.

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Microsoft says it will be 'carbon-negative' — not just neutral — by 2030
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Microsoft Corp said on Thursday it aims to remove more carbon from the atmosphere than it emits by 2030 and that by 2050, it hopes to have taken out enough to account for all the direct emissions the company has ever made.

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U.S. Senate approves new version of North American free trade agreement
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Senators on Capitol Hill have finally approved the latest version of North America's free trade pact. That means it now needs only the signature of President Donald Trump to be fully approved in the United States.

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Iran's president says 'no limit' to nuclear enrichment
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Iran's president said Thursday that there is "no limit" to the country's enrichment of uranium following its decision to abandon its commitments under the 2015 nuclear deal in response to the killing of its top general in a U.S. airstrike.

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Committee finds aircraft approval process safe, despite 737 Max crashes
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A government committee asked to review U.S. approval of new passenger planes after two deadly crashes involving the Boeing 737 Max has found that the system is safe and effective but could be improved.

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Giuliani associate Lev Parnas says Trump had knowledge of Ukraine pressure
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A close associate of President Donald Trump's personal lawyer says he delivered an ultimatum in May to the incoming president of Ukraine: No senior U.S. officials would attend his inauguration and all American aid to the war-torn country would be withheld if an investigation into Joe Biden wasn't announced.

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Ukraine opens probe into possible surveillance of U.S. ambassador
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Ukrainian police say they have opened an investigation into the possibility the former U.S. ambassador came under illegal surveillance before she was recalled from her post.

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Harvey Weinstein trial: 5 jurors in, model Gigi Hadid out
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Harvey Weinstein's lawyers went to court Thursday with a last-minute demand to halt jury selection and move his rape trial out of New York City, where they say intense media coverage, protesters and even the consideration of supermodel Gigi Hadid as a juror have turned the case into a 'media and entertainment circus.'

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11 American Troops Injured In Iran Attack On Iraqi Bases Used By U.S. Military
The United States military originally said no service members had been hurt in Iran's Jan. 8 missile attack on the al-Asad and Erbil military bases in Iraq. ... read more


Gripping Images Show Mourning Koala Beside Dead Companion In Australia Fires
The moment was captured on Kangaroo Island, which one shaken rescuer said has "bodies of charred animals as far as the eye can see.” ... read more


Russian Government Resigns As Putin Plots Post-Presidency Power Grab
The resignations came hours after the president proposed new constitutional amendments to boost parliament's powers. ... read more


Greta Thunberg Provides Inspiration For Hilarious Public Salt Truck Naming Poll
Residents in Manchester, England, voted to name the city's fleet of highway maintenance vehicles after a variety of beloved figures. ... read more


30,000 People Flee As Taal Volcano Continues To Spew Lava Near Philippine Capital
Officials have warned the volcano, which began erupting on Sunday, could be on the cusp of a much bigger and more dangerous eruption. ... read more


Video Appears To Show Iranian Security Forces Shooting At Protesters
Demonstrators protested against the country's initial denial that it shot down a Ukrainian plane. ... read more


Sydney Opera House Honors Firefighters With Photos, Thanks On Its 'Sails'
"Thank you, Firies," said the message to those battling Australia's record-breaking wildfires. ... read more


Lava Gushes From Philippine Volcano As Ash Spreads To Manila
The sudden eruption of ash and steam forced villagers to flee en masse and shut down Manila’s international airport, offices and schools. ... read more


'Operation Rock Wallaby' Airdrops Food To Australia's Fire-Affected Animals
Thousands of pounds of carrots and sweet potatoes were airdropped across New South Wales. ... read more


Iran's Only Female Olympic Medalist Says She Has Permanently Left The Country
Taekwondo fighter Kimia Alizadeh defected from Iran, accusing its ruling regime of "injustice" by exploiting Iranian women as political tools. ... read more


Explosive Book Alleging Underage Sexual Relationship With French Writer Prompts Outcry
Vanessa Springora's “Consent” is also being hailed by child-protection activists as a possible watershed moment for France. ... read more


Iranians Defy Police, Protest Over Ukranian Plane Shootdown
The plane crash killed all 176 people on board, mostly Iranians and Iranian-Canadians. ... read more


After Five Weeks Of Protests, French Prime Minister Offers Concession To Unions
French Prime Minister Edouard Philippe offered to withdraw plans to raise the age for access to full pension benefits, hoping to end nationwide labor strikes. ... read more


Reports: Anti-Government Protests Break Out In Iran Over Downing Of Passenger Plane
Iran's belated admission of blame has squandered the national unity seen after Qassem Soleimani's assassination. ... read more


Iran Faces Tough Questions At Home And Abroad After It Admits To Downing Plane
Iran initially denied that a missile downed the Ukrainian airliner for days. ... read more


First Full Moon Of 2020 Is A Striking Celestial Sight
Friday night's "wolf moon" was snapped by stargazers around the world. ... read more


Iran Admits It Shot Down Ukrainian Plane By Mistake
The head of the Revolutionary Guard's aerospace division said an officer mistook the passenger plane for a cruise missile. ... read more


As Iran And U.S. Take Step Back From The Brink, Canada Grieves
What began with a drone attack on Gen. Qassem Soleimani ended with 176 people, including 138 passengers on their way to Canada, dead. ... read more


Iraqi Prime Minister Tells U.S. To Decide Mechanism For Troop Withdrawal
The request comes after Iraqi lawmakers passed a non-binding resolution to oust U.S. troops following a strike that killed top Iranian general Qassem Soleimani. ... read more


Top Olympic Committee Issues Ban On Political Gestures During 2020 Games
The committee will attempt to root all political gestures out of the 2020 Games in Tokyo. ... read more


Ukraine PM Honcharuk offers to quit in audiotape furore
PM Honcharuk appears to mock President Zelensky's grasp of economics in a leaked recording. ... read more


Brexit relationship: EU reveals clues ahead of talks with UK
Presentation slides published online give an insight into how the future relationship might pan out. ... read more


Brexit: There will be no automatic deportation for EU citizens - No 10
So far more than 2.7 million EU citizens have applied for settled status after Brexit in the UK. ... read more


What's behind the fight for Libya?
The oil-rich North African country has been beset by a civil war for nearly a decade. ... read more


Edinburgh brothers set rowing world records in the Atlantic
The MacLean brothers from Edinburgh crossed the ocean in 35 days, setting three world records. ... read more


Collector pays UK-record £1m for rare coin
Only six Edward VIII sovereigns were made but it is not just its rarity that fascinates historians. ... read more


Ayia Napa false rape claim trial: Briton files appeal against conviction
Legal support group says the teenager did not get a fair trial and her rights have been breached. ... read more


White House 'broke law' by withholding Ukraine aid, says watchdog
A non-partisan US watchdog agency says the White House block on congressional aid was illegal. ... read more


Smog in southern Europe sparks car bans and street protests
People in southern Europe are advised to stay indoors or head for the mountains amid poor air quality. ... read more


Spain billionaire guilty of trying to smuggle a Picasso
Jaime Botín was jailed for trying to get The Head of a Young Woman out of Spain to sell abroad. ... read more


Syria war: Society leaders hold secret peace summit in Berlin
Leading figures met this week to overcome the sectarian divides that are tearing their country apart. ... read more


Flybe: Ryanair's Michael O'Leary threatens legal action over rescue
Michael O'Leary writes to the chancellor criticising the government's rescue of the regional airline. ... read more


Serbia migrants: The man offering heat to people rejected by Europe
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Violence against women: 'Battered faces' poster campaign appears in Milan
An Italian artist uses the bruised faces of female politicians to highlight violence against women. ... read more


What Putin's plans mean for Russia
President Putin's major reform of the constitution looks like the start of his "transition". ... read more


Never mind Transylvania, Dracula was Irish
A dramatic Monaghan deathbed scene and a bloodsucking Derry chieftain suggest Dracula was Irish, analysts say. ... read more


What is climate change? A really simple guide
BBC News looks at what we know and don't know about the Earth's changing climate. ... read more


What is Russia's Putin up to?
Even ministers in the Russian government apparently did not see their departure coming. ... read more


Putin's plans: What Russian president's surprise means
New PM, new government and plans to change the constitution - the BBC's Sarah Rainsford explains what's going on in Russia. ... read more


Climate change: Can Glasgow go carbon neutral?
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Flipping the Texas House: Inside Democrats' effort to turn a red state blue
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In rare address, Iran's supreme leader praises strikes on U.S. bases
The supreme leader's decision to speak at Friday prayers shows how seriously authorities take reaction to the accidental downing of Ukrainian jet. ... read more


Reading, campaigning, praying: Senators get ready for the Trump impeachment trial
“For any of us who haven’t been preparing, they’re cramming right now,” one senator said days before next week's opening arguments. ... read more


Armed guards, secret location: Inside an illegal marijuana bazaar publicized on Instagram
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Giuliani associate Parnas says Trump ordered Ukraine ambassador's firing several times before recall
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DHS asks Pentagon to fund hundreds more miles of border wall construction
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Days before Virginia gun rally, FBI arrests 3 alleged white supremacists
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Ex-nurse suspected in killing of dozens of children gets life sentence
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Trump-appointed judge dismisses trans defendant's chosen pronouns
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Christopher Tolkien, son of 'Lord of the Rings' author J.R.R. Tolkien, dies at 95
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Gray walls are out. Here's what you need to know before you paint them white.
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Police reveal evidence in N.Y. serial killer case nearly decade after 11 bodies found
Long Island police showed a photo of a belt with the letters "HM" or "WH," believing it was handled by an unknown suspect in the Gilgo Beach killings. ... read more


ASOS is making online shopping more inclusive
C. True Coleman, a plus-size bride-to-be, found their perfect dress using the new technology that allows customers to view clothes on models in various sizes. ... read more


Dermatologist-approved skincare products for dark skin
People with dark skin could benefit from skincare especially formulated for their skin types. We asked dermatologists and experts which ones to consider. ... read more


Georgia election server showed signs of tampering, expert says
The server was left exposed to the open internet for at least six months, a problem the same expert discovered in August 2016. ... read more


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Flipping the Texas House: Inside Democrats' effort to turn a red state blue
With his presidential hopes dashed, Beto O'Rourke has joined the Democrats' fight to take control of the Texas state House. ... read more


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In rare address, Iran's supreme leader praises strikes on U.S. bases
The supreme leader's decision to speak at Friday prayers shows how seriously authorities take reaction to the accidental downing of Ukrainian jet. ... read more


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Reading, campaigning, praying: Senators get ready for the Trump impeachment trial
“For any of us who haven’t been preparing, they’re cramming right now,” one senator said days before next week's opening arguments. ... read more


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Armed guards, secret location: Inside an illegal marijuana bazaar publicized on Instagram
An NBC News producer gained access to an underground operation in Los Angeles where dealers were selling bulk amounts of bootleg THC vape cartridges. ... read more


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Giuliani associate Parnas says Trump ordered Ukraine ambassador's firing several times before recall
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