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Hong Kong’s Leader Pleads for Order in a City on Edge 12 Aug 2019, 11:51pm Hong Kong’s Leader Pleads for Order in a City on Edge
Carrie Lam, the embattled leader of the Asian financial hub, said at a news conference that the “stability and well-being of seven million people are in jeopardy.”
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12 Aug 2019, 10:19pm F.B.I. Wants to Interrogate Egyptian Man in Brazil, Citing Qaeda Links
Brazil says it “stands ready to cooperate” with the F.B.I. seeks to interrogate an Egyptian man linked to planning attacks against the United States.
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In Russia, Days of Fake News and Real Radiation After Deadly Explosion 12 Aug 2019, 8:01pm Updated In Russia, Days of Fake News and Real Radiation After Deadly Explosion
Russians vented their anger online and to local officials about the absence of reliable information after the explosion of a small nuclear reactor at a military test site last week.
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Alejandro Giammattei, a Conservative, Wins Guatemala’s Presidency 12 Aug 2019, 7:32pm Updated Alejandro Giammattei, a Conservative, Wins Guatemala’s Presidency
The former prisons director got nearly three-fifths of the vote, but few voters expect relief from poverty and graft.
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Immigration, Endangered Wildlife Act, Jeffery Epstein: Your Monday Evening Briefing 12 Aug 2019, 6:36pm Updated Immigration, Endangered Wildlife Act, Jeffery Epstein: Your Monday Evening Briefing
Here’s what you need to know at the end of the day.
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How YouTube Radicalized Brazil 12 Aug 2019, 6:26pm Updated How YouTube Radicalized Brazil
YouTube built its business on keeping users hooked. This has been a gift to extremist groups. An investigation in the company’s second-biggest market found serious consequences.
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Argentina’s Macri Trounced in Primary by Voters Angry Over Economy 12 Aug 2019, 6:17pm Updated Argentina’s Macri Trounced in Primary by Voters Angry Over Economy
The results of Sunday’s primary elections vindicated Argentina’s leftist former leader, Cristina Fernández de Kirchner, who is running on a different ticket.
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12 Aug 2019, 5:50pm Teenage Suspects in Canadian Killings Died of Self-Inflicted Gunshot Wounds
The bodies of Kam McLeod and Bryer Schmegelsky were found in northern Manitoba last week after a two-week manhunt. An autopsy found they had died from “suicides from gunfire.”
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Inside Kashmir, Cut Off From the World: ‘A Living Hell’ of Anger and Fear 12 Aug 2019, 5:37pm Updated Inside Kashmir, Cut Off From the World: ‘A Living Hell’ of Anger and Fear
A firsthand look inside Kashmir, the contested region the Indian government has all but cut off from the outside world, found a population that is feeling besieged and furious.
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Two New Ebola Treatments Prove Highly Effective in Congo Epidemic 12 Aug 2019, 4:25pm Updated Two New Ebola Treatments Prove Highly Effective in Congo Epidemic
The therapies saved roughly 90 percent of the patients who received them early in the course of infection. Doctors hope patients will seek out the cures, ending the outbreak.
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‘I Just Peeked Into Their World and Took Notes’: Yoko Ogawa Conjures Spirits in Hiding 12 Aug 2019, 4:09pm Updated ‘I Just Peeked Into Their World and Took Notes’: Yoko Ogawa Conjures Spirits in Hiding
The Japanese writer, inspired by Anne Frank’s diary, sought to “recompose” that experience for her new book “The Memory Police,” a dystopian novel about surveillance and erasure.
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With Pens, Paper and Motorcycles, Journalists Chronicle Kashmir Crackdown 12 Aug 2019, 3:54pm Updated With Pens, Paper and Motorcycles, Journalists Chronicle Kashmir Crackdown
Kashmir’s newspapers, cut off from technology by the Indian government, are rising to the occasion to serve readers desperate for information in the war-torn region.
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German Police Look Into Killing of Rare Bird and Vigilantes’ Payback 12 Aug 2019, 2:06pm Updated German Police Look Into Killing of Rare Bird and Vigilantes’ Payback
Two men said a western capercaillie attacked them in the Black Forest. The men, who were drunk, killed the bird, and then a crowd set upon them.
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As U.S. Nears a Pullout Deal, Afghan Army Is on the Defensive 12 Aug 2019, 12:28pm Updated As U.S. Nears a Pullout Deal, Afghan Army Is on the Defensive
Afghan commanders promised last year to stop fighting a static “checkpoint war.” But most of their soldiers are still hunkered down in their bases.
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Jeffrey Epstein, Hong Kong, Simone Biles: Your Monday Briefing 12 Aug 2019, 8:51am Updated Jeffrey Epstein, Hong Kong, Simone Biles: Your Monday Briefing
Here’s what you need to know.
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Earth’s Food Supply Is Under Threat. These Fixes Would Go a Long Way. 12 Aug 2019, 8:40am Updated Earth’s Food Supply Is Under Threat. These Fixes Would Go a Long Way.
The food production system accounts for up to a third of greenhouse gas emissions. But if agriculture is done right, experts say, it can actually be a climate change solution.
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Climate of Fear: When Part of a Country Bans Abortion 12 Aug 2019, 8:39am Updated Climate of Fear: When Part of a Country Bans Abortion
Northern Ireland’s draconian rules, separate from the system in the rest of Britain and in Ireland, may provide a foretaste of life in some American states if Roe v. Wade is overturned.
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South Korea Retaliates Against Japan in Trade and Diplomatic Rift 12 Aug 2019, 8:35am Updated South Korea Retaliates Against Japan in Trade and Diplomatic Rift
South Korea said it would remove Japan from its list of countries entitled to preferential treatment in trade, following a similar move by Japan this month.
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Cathay Pacific, Icon of Hong Kong’s Rise, Now Reflects China’s Grip 12 Aug 2019, 8:25am Updated Cathay Pacific, Icon of Hong Kong’s Rise, Now Reflects China’s Grip
The airline agreed to bar employees who support or join protests from working on flights to mainland China, though it didn’t say how they would be identified.
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U.S. Officials Suspect New Nuclear Missile in Explosion That Killed 7 Russians 12 Aug 2019, 7:37am Updated U.S. Officials Suspect New Nuclear Missile in Explosion That Killed 7 Russians
Intelligence officials suspect that the explosion involved a prototype of a nuclear-propelled cruise missile that President Vladimir V. Putin of Russia has boasted can reach any corner of the earth.
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Protest at Hong Kong Airport Forces More Than 100 Flight Cancellations 12 Aug 2019, 5:15am Updated Protest at Hong Kong Airport Forces More Than 100 Flight Cancellations
The cancellations occurred after demonstrators descended on the airport in a show of anger over the police’s handling of unrest the night before.
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After Attack on Norway Mosque, Body Found at Home Tied to Assailant 12 Aug 2019, 4:49am Updated After Attack on Norway Mosque, Body Found at Home Tied to Assailant
The body of a woman was found in a home linked to the man who opened fire on a mosque near Oslo. A 75-year-old worshiper thwarted the attack.
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Recycling Is in Crisis. Could These Innovations Be the Answer? 12 Aug 2019, 3:05am Recycling Is in Crisis. Could These Innovations Be the Answer?
Now that China is turning away the world’s recyclable waste, Australia wants to ban export of the materials and increase domestic processing. Here are some techniques being pursued.
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Photos Emerge From Kashmir, a Land on Lockdown 12 Aug 2019, 2:37am Updated Photos Emerge From Kashmir, a Land on Lockdown
Indian photographers managed to work around a communication blockade to publish their images.
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Russian Explosion, Jeffrey Epstein, Uighurs: Your Monday Briefing 12 Aug 2019, 1:43am Russian Explosion, Jeffrey Epstein, Uighurs: Your Monday Briefing
Here’s what you need to know.
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