Hong Kong Leader: Protesters ‘Paralyzing’ City Are Selfish

Hong Kong’s embattled leader Carrie Lam on Tuesday said protesters who are trying to “paralyze” the city were extremely selfish and hoped all universities and schools would urge students not to participate in violence.Lam was speaking a day after police shot a protester and a man was set on fire in some of the most …

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Guinea President Replaces Security Minister Following Deadly Protests

Guinea President Alpha Conde announced on Monday that he was replacing his security minister following deadly protests against suspected efforts by Conde to extend his mandate.Conde, 81, is due to step down next year when his second and final five-year term expires, but he has refused to rule out running again and asked his government …

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Australia’s East Coast Girds for ‘Catastrophic’ Fires

Firefighters across Australia’s east coast were bracing for “catastrophic” fire conditions as temperatures across the country’s most populous state were set to soar.Authorities in Australia’s Queensland and New South Wales states declared a state of emergency Monday, urging residents in areas deemed at most risk of fires to evacuate.Sydney has been designated at “catastrophic fire …

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