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K-pop top awards show skips Hong Kong due to protests: source

14 hours 18 min ago
An annual K-pop festival is not happening in Hong Kong this year due to months-long political unrest, a source with direct knowledge of the matter said on Monday.
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Turkey starts repatriation of captured Islamic State militants

14 hours 21 min ago
Turkey said on Monday it had deported two Islamic State militants -- a German and an American -- beginning a programme to repatriate fighters that has caused friction with its NATO allies since it launched an offensive in northern Syria.
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Exclusive: Hedge fund Whitebox places big bet on gunmaker Remington

14 hours 21 min ago
Whitebox Advisors LLC, a credit-focused hedge fund, has been quietly capitalizing on Wall Street's ambivalence toward gun manufacturers by replacing some banks as a lender to Remington Outdoor Company.
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As Trump fumes, public impeachment hearings set to grab spotlight

14 hours 27 min ago
This week will mark a new and unparalleled chapter in Donald Trump’s tumultuous presidency, as the Democratic-led impeachment probe goes public with televised hearings into allegations about Trump’s dealings with Ukraine.
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Spain's Socialists promise to act fast to form government as far-right surges

14 hours 39 min ago
Spain's Socialist party pledged on Monday to act fast to form a government after its leader and acting prime minister Pedro Sanchez gambled on a repeat election that on Sunday night resulted in no clear winner but a surge for the far right.
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Germany does not yet know identity of people Turkey deporting: spokesman

14 hours 41 min ago
Germany does not yet know the identity of seven people Turkey plans to deport on the grounds that they have fought for the Islamic State militant group, a Foreign Ministry spokesman said on Monday.
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Spain's Ciudadanos leader steps down after heavy election losses: El Mundo

15 hours 2 min ago
The leader of Spain's Ciudadanos, Albert Rivera, on Monday stepped down as party president after the centre-right party saw its result collapse in a repeat parliamentary election, El Mundo newspaper said, citing sources.
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Police shooting rattles Hong Kong markets, investors count on Alibaba listing

15 hours 12 min ago
Hong Kong's share index lost almost 3% as unrest in the Asian financial hub worsened on Monday, with police firing live rounds at anti-government protesters on the eastern side of island and firing tear gas at protesters in the Central business district.
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'Pam! Pam! Pam!'- Shooting of protester marks step up in Hong Kong violence

15 hours 12 min ago
Hong Kong police shot and critically wounded a protester and a man was doused with petrol and set on fire on Monday as the Chinese-ruled territory spiralled into rare working-day violence in its 24th week of pro-democracy unrest.
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Catalan independence protesters block major Spain-France road link

15 hours 16 min ago
Catalan pro-independence protesters blocked a border point on the AP-7 highway that connects the Spanish region with France on Monday, stopping traffic in both directions the day after a parliamentary election in Spain.
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Hong Kong leader says violence has far exceeded calls for democracy

15 hours 23 min ago
Hong Kong's embattled leader Carrie Lam said on Monday the violence that is roiling the former British colony has exceeded protesters' demands for democracy and demonstrators are now the people's enemy.
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U.S. calls on Iraq to hold early elections

15 hours 37 min ago
The United States has called on Iraq's government to stop using violence against protesters, reform its electoral system and hold early elections, after weeks of unrest in which security forces have killed nearly 300 protesters.
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With Indian court ruling, Modi's Hindu-first agenda barrels forward

15 hours 43 min ago
Just six months after sweeping to re-election, Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi has delivered on two major promises of his Hindu-first agenda, electrifying his base but sowing unease among liberals and the nation's Muslim minority.
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World shares fall as Hong Kong violence unnerves investors

15 hours 44 min ago
Shares across the globe fell on Monday, buffeted by escalating violence in Hong Kong that pushed Asian stocks to their worst day since August and stoked demand for the safe-haven yen and gold.
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Russia accuses Bolivian opposition of unleashing wave of violence

16 hours 18 min ago
Russia on Monday accused Bolivia's opposition of unleashing a wave of violence in the South American nation and said it looked like a government push for dialogue had been swept aside by an orchestrated coup.
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Alibaba's Singles' Day sales hit $30 billion, on track for record

16 hours 25 min ago
Chinese retailer Alibaba Group Holding Ltd said on Monday that sales for its annual Singles' Day shopping blitz crossed the $30 billion mark at 4:31 p.m. (0831 GMT), putting the event on track to set a record in its 11th year.
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Spain faces tough government talks after inconclusive vote boosts far right

16 hours 27 min ago
Spain's acting prime minister, Socialist leader Pedro Sanchez, faced the prospect of hard bargaining to form a government on Monday after his gamble on holding Spain's second election this year resulted in no clear winner but a surge for the far right.
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Turkey starts repatriation of captured Islamic State militants: media

16 hours 45 min ago
Turkey has deported an American foreign fighter and will soon deport another seven Germans, a spokesman for the interior ministry was quoted as saying on Monday after state media said Ankara began repatriation of captured Islamic State militants.
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Hong Kong spirals into rare working-hour violence as police shoot protester

18 hours 18 min ago
Hong Kong police shot and wounded one protester who, hospital officials said, was in critical condition on Monday, as the Chinese-ruled territory spiraled into rare working-hours violence in its 24th straight week of pro-democracy unrest.
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Alibaba Singles' Day sales jump 25% in first 9 hours to $23 billion

18 hours 47 min ago
Chinese retailer Alibaba on Monday said sales for its annual Singles' Day shopping blitz jumped 25% in the first nine hours to $23 billion, nearly two thirds of U.S. rival Inc's online store sales in the latest quarter.
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