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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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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Analysts: Spate of Disappearances in China Sends Warning to Taiwan

Amid tensions with Taiwan, China appears to be flexing its political muscle by capturing a growing number of Taiwanese for suspected political crimes, say analysts.At least four people have vanished since 2017 on suspicion of spreading information that offends Chinese leaders, according to local media reports and Taiwan government officials.Hundreds of thousands of Taiwanese invest …

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