Thousands march in Hong Kong as government urges calm

Thousands march in Hong Kong as government urges calm

Thousands of black-clad protesters from all walks of life marched in Hong Kong on Sunday (December 8) under a crisp blue sky to march for human rights and democratic reforms in the financial hub.
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Democrats use words of Trump allies against him in impeachment trial

Democrats use words of Trump allies against him in impeachment trial

Democrats on Thursday pressed their case at U.S. President Donald Trump’s Senate trial for removing him from office by using the words of his own allies against him to make the point that his actions constituted impeachment offenses. Lisa Bernhard has more.
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WHO: Chinese coronavirus 'not yet' a global emergency

WHO: Chinese coronavirus 'not yet' a global emergency

The World Health Organisation (WHO) said on Thursday that the new coronavirus that has emerged in China and spread to several other countries does not yet constitute an international emergency but it was tracking its evolution "every minute".
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"I tried to fight" -Actress Sciorra on Weinstein

"I tried to fight" -Actress Sciorra on Weinstein

Actress Annabella Sciorra testified on Thursday that Harvey Weinstein violently raped her more than 25 years ago in her apartment as prosecutors began making their sexual assault case against the former Hollywood producer. Jillian Kitchener has more.
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Most Americans want witnesses in Trump impeachment trial - poll

Most Americans want witnesses in Trump impeachment trial - poll

A bipartisan majority of Americans want to see new witnesses testify in the impeachment trial of President Donald Trump, according to Reuters/Ipsos polling released Wednesday.
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Pence and Netanyahu criticise 'anti-Semitic Iran' at Holocaust memorial event

Pence and Netanyahu criticise 'anti-Semitic Iran' at Holocaust memorial event

U.S. Vice President Mike Pence and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu both accused Iran of being anti-Semitic as world leaders gathered in Jerusalem to commemorate the 75th anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz.
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The biggest swimming pool in Russia's North Caucasus bans women

The biggest swimming pool in Russia's North Caucasus bans women

The biggest swimming pool in Russia's Muslim-majority North Caucasus region has banned women, prompting anger from rights activists and others who have accused the sports complex of discrimination.
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Court orders Myanmar to protect Rohingya Muslims

Court orders Myanmar to protect Rohingya Muslims

The International Court of Justice has ordered Myanmar to take urgent measures to protect its Muslim Rohingya population from persecution and atrocities - and preserve evidence of alleged crimes against them. Joe Davies reports
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Wuhan goes into lockdown as coronavirus spreads

Wuhan goes into lockdown as coronavirus spreads

China locks down the central city to try to contain the virus which has killed at least 17 and infected more than 600 people.
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Canadian air tanker crashes while fighting Australia bushfires, three dead

Canadian air tanker crashes while fighting Australia bushfires, three dead

A Canadian-owned C-130 Hercules air tanker crashed while fighting bushfires in Australia's alpine region on Thursday, killing all three of its crew, authorities said.
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Japan faces decision over Fukushima contamination

Japan faces decision over Fukushima contamination

Nearly a decade after the Fukushima disaster, the Japanese government must decide what to do with the buildup of both treated and contaminated water held in tanks at the site. By 2022, TEPCO say they will run out of space of hold the water.
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Seattle shooting leaves 1 dead, suspects at large

Seattle shooting leaves 1 dead, suspects at large

A violent altercation that escalated into gunfire in downtown Seattle left one woman dead and six other bystanders wounded outside a fast-food restaurant on Wednesday.
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Democrats accuse Trump of corrupt scheme at impeachment trial

Democrats accuse Trump of corrupt scheme at impeachment trial

At the start of President Donald Trump's impeachment trial, House impeachment manager Adam Schiff said Trump had pushed Ukrainian President to investigate former Vice President Joe Biden and his son on unsubstantiated corruption charges last year.
Wuhan shuts down, as WHO mulls 'global emergency'

Wuhan shuts down, as WHO mulls 'global emergency'

China cut off all urban transport networks into and out of Wuhan Wednesday as global alarm mounts over the coronavirus - a new flu-like virus spreading in and beyond China. The World Health Organization (WHO) said it will decide on Thursday whether to declare a global emergency over the outbreak.
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Prosecutor paints Weinstein as 'a rapist'

Prosecutor paints Weinstein as 'a rapist'

Harvey Weinstein abused his status as a Hollywood power broker to lure young women into violent sexual attacks, a New York prosecutor told jurors on Wednesday as the former film producer's rape trial got underway. Jillian Kitchener has more.
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Hillary Clinton walks back Sanders comments

Hillary Clinton walks back Sanders comments

Hillary Clinton appeared to walk back comments she made about Bernie Sanders, after she refused to say whether she would endorse him if he captures the Democratic party's nomination.
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Coronavirus may be 'similar' to SARS: U.S. health official

Coronavirus may be 'similar' to SARS: U.S. health official

NIH's Allergy and Infectious Diseases Director Dr. Anthony Fauci tells Reuters the new coronavirus has characteristics that make it 'somewhat similar' to SARS and that a vaccine is being developed.
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Trump downplays reported injuries to U.S. troops in Iranian attack

Trump downplays reported injuries to U.S. troops in Iranian attack

U.S. President Donald Trump on Wednesday said he did not consider the brain injuries suffered by 11 U.S. service members in Iran's recent attack on a base in Iraq to be serious, as the American military moved more troops out of the region for medical
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Iran tells Europe not to follow U.S. by undermining nuclear pact

Iran tells Europe not to follow U.S. by undermining nuclear pact

Iran’s president told European powers on Wednesday not to copy the United States by undermining Tehran’s strained nuclear pact with world powers, and said Tehran would not seek nuclear weapons whether or not the deal survived.
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Trump: impeachment witnesses would be a national security risk

Trump: impeachment witnesses would be a national security risk

U.S. President Donald Trump on Wednesday said he would prefer a longer impeachment trial so that current and former top administration officials could testify, but that having them appear would present national security concerns.
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U.S. plans to add Nigeria and others to travel ban: reports

U.S. plans to add Nigeria and others to travel ban: reports

The Trump administration is planning to add a host of African, Asian and Eastern European countries to its travel ban list, U.S. media has reported.
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'I will continue to fight': South Korea's first transgender soldier vows to oppose dismissal

'I will continue to fight': South Korea's first transgender soldier vows to oppose dismissal

South Korea's first transgender soldier said on Wednesday she would sue the military after it announced it would dismiss her for undergoing gender reassignment surgery last year.
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Senate approves rules for Trump impeachment trial

Senate approves rules for Trump impeachment trial

The Republican-controlled U.S. Senate voted early on Wednesday on party lines to approve the rules for President Donald Trump’s impeachment trial, rejecting Democratic efforts to obtain evidence and ensure witnesses are heard.
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Russia gets new government in what Putin calls 'major shake-up'

Russia gets new government in what Putin calls 'major shake-up'

Russian President Vladimir Putin approved a new government on Tuesday which he described as a break with the past, bringing in some fresh faces but retaining many senior ministers.
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Meghan's father defends reputation in new documentary

Meghan's father defends reputation in new documentary

The estranged father of Meghan, Duchess of Sussex, has sought to defend his reputation in a new documentary to be broadcast on Wednesday, but said he fears he will never speak to his daughter or her husband, Britain's Prince Harry, again.
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