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‘We’re Almost Extinct’: China’s Investigative Journalists Are Silenced Under Xi - The New York Times


Posted: Tue-Nov-2019



Reporters were once a force for accountability in China. But President Xi Jinping has brought about what critics call a “total censorship era.”

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Winds fan ferocious fires in Australia's most populous state
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Ferocious wildfires were burning at emergency-level intensity across Australia's most populous state and into Sydney suburbs on Tuesday as authorities warned most people in their paths that there was no longer time to flee.

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Turkey's Erdogan threatens to allow ISIS fighters to be released into Europe
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President Tayyip Erdogan said Tuesday the European Union's decision to sanction Turkey over drilling off the coast of Cyprus could disrupt talks with the bloc, and warned Turkey could send captured ISIS fighters to Europe.

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Israeli airstrike kills Islamic Jihad commander in Gaza home
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A pair of Israeli airstrikes on Tuesday targeted two senior commanders from the Palestinian militant group Islamic Jihad, killing one in Gaza but missing another in Syria, escalating Israel's confrontation with Iran across the region and threatening to unleash another round of cross-border violence with Palestinian militants.

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Clashes renewed in Hong Kong as police and protesters face off
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Police and protesters battle outside university campuses and several thousand demonstrators block roads as they take over a central business district at lunchtime on Tuesday in another day of protest in Hong Kong.

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Rare, fanged deer-like species rediscovered after 30 years
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A tiny deer-like species not seen by scientists for nearly 30 years has been photographed in a forest in southern Vietnam, a conservation group said Tuesday.

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Jimmy Carter in hospital ahead of procedure to relieve pressure on his brain
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Former U.S. President Jimmy Carter has been admitted to Emory University Hospital for a procedure to relieve pressure on his brain, caused by bleeding due to his recent falls.

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U.S. Supreme Court to hear Trump bid to end safeguards for immigrant 'Dreamers'
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The U.S. Supreme Court is set on Tuesday to hear arguments over the legality of President Donald Trump's effort to rescind a program that protects from deportation hundreds of thousands of immigrants — dubbed "Dreamers" — who entered the United States illegally as children, part of his tough immigration policies.

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Spain's Socialists, Podemos reach quick deal, but still short of majority to govern
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Spain's Socialists have reached a preliminary agreement with the far-left Podemos party to form a coalition government following Sunday's election, a senior Socialist source told Reuters on Tuesday.

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Evo Morales flees crisis-torn Bolivia after deadly clashes
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Bolivia faced its worst unrest in decades amid a political vacuum Tuesday, while Evo Morales, who transformed the Andean nation as its first Indigenous president, fled the country following weeks of violent protests.

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British founder of Syrian White Helmets found dead in Istanbul
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The British founder of an organization that trained the Syrian White Helmets emergency response group has died in Istanbul, three people with knowledge of his death said on Monday.

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Myanmar formally accused of genocide in court case filed at The Hague
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Myanmar has repeatedly been blamed in the systematic displacement, killing and widespread sexual assault of Rohingya Muslims, but only today has it been formally accused in an international court of acts of genocide.

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Minister says Mexico has made arrests in massacre of American women, children
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Mexico has made an unspecified number of arrests over last week's massacre of three women and six children of dual U.S-Mexican nationality in the north of the country, Security Minister Alfonso Durazo said on Monday.

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Trump loses another bid to block the release of his tax returns
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A U.S. federal judge has dismissed President Donald Trump's lawsuit against New York officials that was aimed at preventing the release of his tax returns.

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Sombre Remembrance Day services held across Europe
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French President Emmanuel Macron marked Remembrance Day on Monday by relighting the flame at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier under the Arc de Triomphe in Paris.

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Iran's violations of nuclear deal increasing, UN watchdog says
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The United Nations' nuclear watchdog reported Monday that its inspectors have discovered uranium particles of a man-made origin "at a location in Iran not declared to the agency."

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Egypt denies former president Mohammed Morsi was mistreated in prison
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Egyptian lawmakers said Monday that the late president Mohammed Morsi was treated well in prison, just days after a UN report attributed Morsi's death to "brutal" conditions in the country's jails.

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Uber CEO walks back comment on Jamal Khashoggi's murder
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Uber CEO Dara Khosrowshahi is being criticized for calling the murder of a Washington Post columnist "a mistake" and comparing it to the death of a pedestrian struck by one of the company's autonomous vehicles.

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Election gift for Boris Johnson: U.K. Brexit Party stands down in Conservative seats
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U.K. Prime Minister Boris Johnson won the most significant boost of his election campaign to date, after Brexit Party leader Nigel Farage said he would not contest 317 seats where the Conservative Party won in 2017.

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Russia charges historian with murder after lover's severed arms found in bag
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A Russian court has charged a distinguished historian known for re-enacting Napoleonic battle scenes with the murder of his partner after he was found in a river with a backpack containing her severed arms.

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Boeing now says it expects 737 Max to resume commercial service in January
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Boeing said Monday it now expects its grounded 737 Max to resume commercial service in January as it works to address questions from regulators over its documentation for revisions to the plane's software.

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3 Taliban Figures Released In Exchange For American, Australian Professors
The two professors had been abducted three years ago while working at the American University in Kabul. ... read more


Israeli Airstrike Kills Islamic Jihad Commander In Gaza
The incident threatened to unleash a fierce round of cross-border violence with Palestinian militants. ... read more


Former Bolivian President Evo Morales Says He’s Leaving Bolivia For Mexico
Morales stepped down Sunday following weeks of massive protests over a disputed presidential election. ... read more


Australia Battles Outbreak Of Wildfires As Officials Brace For ‘Catastrophic’ Conditions
“We plan for these sorts of days, but we always hope they will never come," a New South Wales fire commissioner said. ... read more


What To Know About The Political Crisis In Bolivia
Socialist President Evo Morales resigned after a disputed election and calls from the military that he leave, raising more concerns about democracy in the region. ... read more


British Man Who Helped Form Syria's White Helmets Found Dead In Turkey
The humanitarian group has been vilified by the Syrian government and its allies, including Russia. ... read more


Bolivia In Power Void As President Resigns
Evo Morales' resignation creates a space for the military to potentially step in and assume power. ... read more


Russian Professor Found With Woman's Arms In Backpack After Being Pulled From River
Oleg Sokolov reportedly confessed to the murder of former student Anastasia Yeshenko after her body was found in his St Petersburg apartment. ... read more


States Of Emergency Declared Across Australia's East Coast As Deadly Fires Loom
All residents have been warned “to be on alert." ... read more


Hong Kong Police Open Fire On Protesters, Shooting One As Chaos Erupts
Video footage appeared to show police firing rounds at Hong Kong protesters, hitting at least one as demonstrations prepare to enter their sixth month. ... read more


Offshoot Mormon Community Returns To U.S. After Deadly Attack In Mexico
After a massacre earlier in the week, a community that had called Mexico home since the 1950s returned to the United States. ... read more


Bolivian President Agrees To Hold New Election After Damning Audit
The Organization of American States found serious irregularities in an Oct. 20 vote won by leftist leader Evo Morales. ... read more


Germany Commemorates 30th Anniversary Of Berlin Wall's Fall
As the country reflects on the wall's historic toppling, German leaders have warned that democracy continues to be "challenged" -- and must be defended. ... read more


Brazil's Newly Freed Former Leader Sets Up Clash With Bolsonaro's Right-Wing Government
Brazil’s former leader Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva, newly freed from jail, attacked right-wing President Jair Bolsonaro for impoverishing working Brazilians. ... read more


Oh, Baby: Prince Harry Is Keen On Tips About Second Kids In Visit With Military Moms
"Harry was really quite interested in how things were with second children," reveals an Army mom after a visit from the Duke and Duchess of Sussex. ... read more


Brazil's Former Left-Wing President 'Lula' Is Freed From Prison, Hailed By Bernie Sanders
Cheering throngs mob Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva as court rules he can remain free as he fights conviction. He poses a political threat to President Jair Bolsonaro. ... read more


Hand Of Missing Tourist Found In The Stomach Of A Tiger Shark
A 44-year-old Scottish man went snorkeling off an island notorious for its shark attacks. His wife identified his body through his wedding ring. ... read more


Brazil Top Court's Ruling Could Free Ex-President Da Silva
The decision appears to cover former President Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva and others convicted in cases arising from the sprawling “Car Wash” corruption investigation. ... read more


Italian Holocaust Survivor Placed Under Police Protection After Anti-Hate Campaign
Liliana Segre, 89, who was sent to Auschwitz when she was 13, has said she receives about 200 anti-Semitic threats a day on social media. ... read more


How A Conspiracy Theory About The Notre Dame Cathedral Led To A Mosque Shooting
Disinformation can bleed into the real world in violent ways. It happened in the French city of Bayonne. ... read more


Catalan crisis: AP-7 Spain motorway protesters face French police
Pro-independence demonstrators are dragged from the scene as riot police use tear gas on crowds. ... read more


American Islamic State suspect 'stranded on Turkey border'
An alleged US Islamic State militant is stuck after Turkey deported him and Greece refused him entry. ... read more


Belgian foie gras farmer blames activists for deaths of 500 ducks
Animal rights activists glued themselves to cages where ducks were being force-fed in West Flanders. ... read more


Poland nationalists hold huge Warsaw march
Far-right groups turned out in force to mark Polish Independence Day. ... read more


Poland reacts angrily to Netflix Nazi death camp documentary
The prime minister asks Netflix to make changes to a map shown in The Devil Next Door. ... read more


Channel migrants: Pride of Canterbury in U-turn rescue
The man in his 30s tried to swim to the UK in a wetsuit but was rescued with severe hypothermia. ... read more


Hillary Clinton: 'Shameful' not to publish Russia report
A report on alleged Russian interference in the UK should come out, says the former US presidential candidate. ... read more


James Le Mesurier, White Helmets co-founder, discovered dead in Turkey
The body of ex-British Army officer James Le Mesurier is found near his office in Istanbul. ... read more


More than 750kg of cocaine washes up on French Atlantic beaches
Tides have dumped more than 750kg of cocaine on France's Atlantic coast this month, police say. ... read more


Turkey starts sending Islamic State fighters back to home countries
Turkey says one US jihadist has been expelled, and several Europeans will follow shortly. ... read more


Roman Polanski denies new 'violent' rape claim
The film director threatens to sue after a fresh allegation from a former French actress. ... read more


Climate change: British Airways reviews 'fuel-tankering' over climate concerns
A British Airways insider has revealed airlines deliberately fill planes with extra fuel to cut costs. ... read more


Russian historian found with body parts accused of murder
Napoleon expert Oleg Sokolov admits in court he shot his girlfriend in his St Petersburg flat. ... read more


Robert Keogh jailed for smuggling guns into UK at Dover
The discovery at the Port of Dover is the largest seizure of weapons at a UK port, police say. ... read more


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Swedish police are dealing with unprecedented levels of attacks, in city centres and suburbs. ... read more


Robert Enke: Remembering former Germany and Hannover goalkeeper, 10 years on
Robert Enke was Germany's goalkeeper, set to play in the next summer's World Cup. On 10 November 2009, he took his own life. ... read more


Spanish elections: How the far-right Vox party found its footing
Santiago Abascal's party has become the third force in parliament, gaining 52 seats in the election. ... read more


The Iranian opposition fighters who mustn't think about sex
Some ex-members of the 'cult-like' MEK have quit - and are now stranded in Albania. ... read more


How Trump Ukraine story unfolded, step by step
It's a complicated story - here's how Trump got into deeper and deeper trouble over Ukraine. ... read more


The Russian adventurer who is heading to the stratosphere
Fedor Konyukhov is seeking a high-altitude hot-air balloon record, with the help of an 80-year-old Scot. ... read more


Nikki Haley grilled over Trump's Ukraine conduct, truthfulness
During the interview, NBC News' Savannah Guthrie pushed back on the former U.N. ambassador's claim that she was often the only one to speak her mind to the president. ... read more


Arctic blast brings snow, ice and bone-chilling temps across U.S.
At least four people in the Midwest have been killed in crashes in which officials say weather was a factor. ... read more


Israel hit by rockets from Gaza after airstrike kills Islamic Jihad leader
Hamas, the militant group controlling Gaza, called the strike "a dangerous escalation." ... read more


Dreamers hold their breath as Supreme Court takes up future of 800,000
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Trump impeachment inquiry: Live updates and the latest news
Stay informed about Democrats' impeachment efforts and the Trump administration's responses. ... read more


Disney+ suffers technical errors on launch day
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President Jimmy Carter recovering after surgery to relieve pressure on brain from falls
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Widow of Elijah Cummings will run for late representative's seat
"He wanted me to continue this fight, and I'm going to continue this fight and run the race, and, prayerfully, win," Maya Rockeymoore Cummings said. ... read more


Mother of missing 5-year-old girl in Florida now a person of interest
The mother of Taylor Rose Williams stopped cooperating with police once investigators pressed her on inconsistencies in her story. ... read more


Is this asteroid the littlest planet? Some astronomers think so.
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Watch Alex Trebek become emotional over contestant's gesture
Jeopardy contestant Dhruv Gaur surprised Alex Trebek with a sweet note during the "Final Jeopardy" question. ... read more


Clinton criticizes U.K. government for blocking Russian report
Clinton said the public needs to know what is in the report, as Britain prepares for a general election. ... read more


Taliban to release 2 professors in prisoner swap
Kevin King, a U.S. citizen, and Timothy Weeks were kidnapped at gunpoint from the American University of Afghanistan in Kabul in August 2016. ... read more


CPS took their kids. Now, the agency says it found no evidence of abuse.
Melissa and Dillon Bright were temporarily separated from their two young children after doctors raised concerns of abuse. ... read more


Sean Spicer eliminated from 'Dancing With the Stars'
Spicer's average scores in past weeks have been relatively low, frustrating judges who have limited say in who stays and who goes due to an audience voting system. ... read more


Watch Mercury make rare transit between Earth and the sun
Time lapse video captured by NASA shows the moments Mercury passed between Earth and the sun. ... read more


Trump staffers have a choice: Loyalty and maybe prison, or betrayal and derision
Aides like Mick Mulvaney were seemingly deeply involved in Ukraine decisions. If they stay silent, a narrative may emerge saving Trump at their expense. ... read more


Hong Kong police clash with protesters in tense standoff>
The clashes came a day after police shot a protester at close range and a man was doused with petrol and set on fire. ... read more


Slashing 'Baby Trump' was matter of good versus evil, Alabama man says
Hoyt Deau Hutchinson said on a syndicated talk show that he was shaking in anger when he drove past the balloon and its handlers on Saturday, AL.com reports. ... read more


5 comic books that handle Asian American representation well
The list includes groundbreaking comic books involving a 1970s Kung Fu series with an in-the-works film adaption that will star Awkwafina. ... read more


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Nikki Haley grilled over Trump's Ukraine conduct, truthfulness
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At least four people in the Midwest have been killed in crashes in which officials say weather was a factor. ... read more


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Israel hit by rockets from Gaza after airstrike kills Islamic Jihad leader
Hamas, the militant group controlling Gaza, called the strike "a dangerous escalation." ... read more


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Dreamers hold their breath as Supreme Court takes up future of 800,000
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Trump impeachment inquiry: Live updates and the latest news
Stay informed about Democrats' impeachment efforts and the Trump administration's responses. ... read more


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Disney+ suffers technical errors on launch day
In addition, some users who pre-ordered the service in Puerto Rico, Canada and other areas, were shown an error message that states: “Disney+ is only available in certain regions." ... read more


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President Jimmy Carter recovering after surgery to relieve pressure on brain from falls
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Widow of Elijah Cummings will run for late representative's seat
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CPS took their kids. Now, the agency says it found no evidence of abuse.
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Sean Spicer eliminated from 'Dancing With the Stars'
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Watch Mercury make rare transit between Earth and the sun
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