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Former UK Consulate Staffer in Hong Kong says he was tortured in China: NPR

Simon Cheng, pictured in this poster, disappeared on August 9 after visiting China's city of Shenzhen. Hong Kong's citizen and former employee of the British Consulate says he was tortured while being held by Chinese police. Willy Kurniawan / Reuters hide captions switch captions Willy Kurniawan / Reuters Simon Cheng, pictured in this poster, disappeared on August 9 after visiting …

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Russia's Putin says shale oil technologies are "barbaric"

Russian President Vladimir Putin Speaks Under Russia's Call! VTB Capital Investment Forum on November 20, 2019 in Moscow, Russia. Mikhail Svetlov | Getty Images News | Getty Images Russian President Vladimir Putin has criticized sharp nations like the United States for ignoring the environmental impact of shale oil and gas production, and describes it as a "barbaric" process that the …

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A prisoner ran an online fraud from prison and received $ 1 million, authorities say

Hope Olusegun Aroke was convicted of fraud four years ago and held in a maximum security prison in Lagos following his conviction, according to Nigeria's Economic and Financial Crimes Commission. While in prison, he worked with employees to commit fraud targeting victims in various countries, the commission said in a statement Tuesday. During that time, he was taken to the …

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Sondland's testimony targets Trump, Pompeo and confirms agreement with Ukraine

WASHINGTON – US Ambassador Gordon Sondland points his finger at President Donald Trump, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and former National Security Advisor John Bolton in an explosive public testimony on Wednesday where he explicitly said there was a "quid quo pro" "which linked a visit to the White House by the President of Ukraine to investigations by a political …

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The Hong Kong bill passes the US Senate as legislators aim to crack down on human rights violations

On Tuesday, the United States Senate unanimously approved a bill designed to protect human rights in Hong Kong, as a new escalation in the violence raises the now five-month protest against Chinese control of the semi-autonomous city. HONG KONG SHOWDOWN: 100 PROTESTERS 'SURVEY OF UNIVERSITY POLICY Hong Kong's human rights and democracy law, first introduced by Florida's GOP Sen. Sen. …

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2 American service members killed

Two US officials were killed in a helicopter crash Wednesday in Afghanistan, the US military said without providing further information. The crash is under investigation, but the military said the preliminary reports indicated that the incident was not caused by enemy fire despite a Taliban claim that it shot down a helicopter in eastern Logar province and caused fatalities. The …

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Hitler's birthplace in Austria to become a police station

BERLIN – After years of arguing about the future of the butter-yellow house in Austria where Hitler was born, the authorities have decided to turn the building into a police station, to make it less of a magnet for neo-Nazis. With the move, announced by the Interior Minister on Tuesday, the Austrian authorities hope to send a clear message to …

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