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Democracy Activists Found Guilty of 'Unlawful Assembly' in Hong Kong Court


Wong was found guilty of illegitimate assembly and climbing into the Civic Square, a Hong Kong government complex forecourt, on September 26, 2014, along with other students. The residents of Hong Kong urged Beijing to allow fully free elections of future leaders. "The continued persecution of prominent figures of the Umbrella Movement is a blow to freedom of expression and peaceful assembly in Hong Kong ". Read More »

Some Melania Trump speech lines mirror Michelle Obama speech


H/t to Jarrett Hill for amplifying Trump's plagiarism on Twitter . Following Melania Trump's speech Monday night at the Republican National Convention, several social media users pointed out a section that was startlingly similar to one the country has heard before - it came from current first lady Michelle Obama at the Democratic National Convention in 2008. Read More »

Shaw sacrificed holiday for United - Mourinho

However, Mourinho's plans for Fellaini are not yet clear, so we'll have to wait and see whether he'll be a key part of the first team or just an occasional impact substitute. "I'm sure everyone is excited in China that we are coming". Around 7,000 United fans turned out for the gentle workout, unanimously roaring their support for a manager who is keen to pay them back after three relatively lean years under David Moyes and Louis van Gaal. Read More »

New British foreign secretary arrives for first EU meeting

Speaking at a press conference with US State Secretary John Kerry, Johnson claimed that some people did not feel the benefits of globalization. "We have a crisis in Yemen that is intractable and a burgeoning crisis on Egypt and those are to my mind far more important than any obiter dicta you may have disinterred from 30 years of journalism". Read More »

Xbox One S Release Date Is August 2nd

The Xbox One S will support 4K Ultra HD and feature High Dynamic Range (HDR). Xbox One games like Gears of War 4, Forza Horizon 3 , and Scalebound will benefit from the HDR support, offering a higher contrast ratio between lights and darks and bringing out extra visual depth. Read More »

Death toll from IS-claimed bombing climbs to 157


The blast also wounded 200 people, said the minister, who on Tuesday told AFP that the process of identifying the dead - which she put at 150 at the time - was expected to take 15-45 days. The death toll from a suicide bombing in Baghdad this weekend has reached 292, Iraq's health ministry said on Thursday. In Sunday's bombing, an explosives-laden lorry blew up outside a crowded, three-storey shopping centre where people had been enjoying a night out after breaking their daily fast for ... Read More »

Mice watch out: Larry the cat to stay at 10 Downing Street

Mr Cameron's youngest daughter appeared to be moved by her father's words as she rubbed both her eyes during his final speech as prime minister. David Cameron might have had an eye on a second, albeit less well-paid, career in stand-up comedy as he joked his way through his final round of Prime Minister's Questions in Parliament on Wednesday. Read More »

Detectives: Escaped Florida murder suspect may be armed


The Broward Sheriff's office identified the escapee as Dayonte Omar Resiles, 21, who was in a fourth-floor courtroom for a pretrial hearing. Resiles is charged with the September 2014 home invasion stabbing death in nearby Davie of Jill Halliburton Su, 59, a member of the wealthy Texas-based Halliburton Co who married a University of Florida entymology professor. Read More »

MP Jo Cox's funeral cortege applauded by well-wishers


Many threw flowers in the path of the cortege as it passed the market place. As the hearse approached, some in the crowd burst into tears at the sight of her husband Brendan, son, Cuillin, five... Her death provoked a wave of shock and sympathy around the United Kingdom and across the world. French Interior Minister Bernard Cazeneuve said in the aftermath of the attack: "We are in a war with terrorists who want to strike us at any price and in a very violent way". Read More »

Chinese Businessman Gets Nearly Four Years in US Hacking Case


Bin assisted the military hacker in China in the efforts of the group to illegally gain access then steal designs for military aircraft that indispensable for the national defense of the country, added the statement from prosecutors. Under his guidance, they nabbed data relating to "the C-17 strategic transport aircraft and certain fighter jets produced for the USA military", the Justice Department said . Read More »

Taylor Swift, Calvin Harris fell out over hit song

Although they were excited about the song, they agreed that its success would be overshadowed if they publicly collaborated as a couple. So Swift kept the publishing rights and used the pseudonym, Nils Sjoberg on the credits. Taylor reportedly broke it off with Calvin after she felt he "disrespected" her contributions on Ryan Seacrest's radio show the day the song dropped. Read More »

UK leadership handover in dramatic day in British politics

She will also attempt to unite a divided ruling Conservative party and a fractured nation in which many, on the evidence of the vote, feel angry with the political elite and left behind by the forces of globalisation. "We have an incredibly tough, shrewd, determined and principled person to lead those negotiations for Britain", Hunt told Sky News television. Since the vote, she has repeatedly said that "Brexit means Brexit" and her backers say she is determined to make the exit a success. Read More »

David Cameron delivers final Prime Minister's address


SNP leader Nicola Sturgeon told Sky News the lack of applause was natural as "there's a lot of anger in Scotland about the situation we find ourselves in, facing and exit from the European Union against our will". But he paid some tribute to Mr Corbyn telling him he admired his tenacity in holding on. "He is not always the easiest person to get hold of". And he said Mrs May would provide "strong and stable leadership in delivering the Conservative manifesto on which we were elected" and ... Read More »

Police Swipe at Obama Over Tensions


Obama's meeting with Rajoy came as Spain grapples with high unemployment and remains in the grip of a political crisis sparked by two general elections that produced no clear victor. The U.S. president cut a two-day visit to Spain down to one and canceled a trip to Seville with the king altogether, after a black army veteran killed five white police officers. Read More »

UK Conservative Party leaders in kids spat


Leadsom "is intelligent and charming and so on, but what the events of the last week have demonstrated is that she has come under a bit of pressure - because leadership contests, as I know to my cost, are somewhat pressurized", Davis said . Read More »

Mother of woman suspected to have joined ISIS meets Pinarayi Vijayan


Bindu met Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan on Sunday, seeking his help to trace her missing daughter. The Chief Minister termed the issue as "very serious" and ordered an urgent probe. "Once when I said being pregnant she should be consulting doctors regularly, she said she had once and did not believe in modern medicines any longer", Bindu says, adding the baby is expected in September. Read More »

Trump takes in $51 million, takes potential VP's on tour

He's been given the brushoff by several potential vice presidential picks. Here in the suburbs of Cincinnati on Wednesday, Trump was initially slightly taken aback by the flurry "Neeeeeewt" chants that popped up as he spoke for more than an hour. Read More »

Man exchanges gunfire with Georgia police officer

The shooting in Valdosta, just north of the Georgia-Florida state line, happened hours after five police officers were killed Thursday night in an ambush in Dallas. A Dallas police officer, who did not want to be identified, takes a moment as she guards an intersection in the early morning after a shooting in downtown Dallas, Friday, July 8, 2016. Read More »

Jewish Son-in-Law: Trump's No Anti-Semite

Jared Kushner , husband to Ivanka Trump, insisted that his father-in-law was not an anti-Semite or a racist, despite a much-criticized tweet that depicted presumptive Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton against a backdrop of cash and stamped with a six-pointed Star of David. Read More »

South Korean swimmer wins appeal to compete in Summer Olympics


However, under a KOC regulation, he was then subjected to an additional three-year ban from the national team the day the Fina suspension expired, effectively ruling him out of the Rio Olympics. They have confirmed they will respect the ruling and will now grant the four-time Olympic medallist and two-time world champion a place on the team at Rio 2016, according to the Yonhap news agency. Read More »

Spain: 5 gored in hair-raising Pamplona bull-run


The festival became famous after Ernest Hemingway's 1926 novel The Sun Also Rises drew global interest to the event. One of the thousands of revelers at the annual Running of the Bulls in Spain snapped a quick pic with one of the wild beasts Thursday - the first day of the eight-day festival. Read More »

Modi stresses on industry-to-industry ties with South Africa


PM Modi said that the common cultural, religious and spiritual heritage ensured that both countries remained close and connected. India and South Africa signed four agreements on Friday following bilateral discussions led by Modi and South African President Jacob Zuma in Pretoria . Read More »

Syrian army declares temporary, nationwide truce


A statement released by the Chiefs of Staff said that the "regime of calm" would be applied across all of Syria. Aleppo, which was Syria's commercial and manufacturing hub before the civil war erupted, is divided between a rebel-held east and regime-controlled west. Read More »

Cinemark attorneys want victims to pay $700K in legal fees


The request comes after jurors in May ruled in Cinemark's favour over 28 victims and their families, who argued that the chain - the third-largest in the United States - should have done more to prevent the attack that killed 12 people and left more than 70 injured. Read More »