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Thousands of protesters throng streets of Hong Kong as government urges calm

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Thousands of black-clad protesters from all walks of life thronged the streets of Hong Kong on Sunday in a sign of broad support for anti-government demonstrations that have roiled the Chinese-ruled city for six months. With chants of, "Fight for freedom, stand with Hong Kong," anti-government activists, young and old,… Read

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North Korea conducts 'very important test': KCNA

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North Korea said Sunday it had carried out a "very important test" at its space launch center, as Pyongyang ramps up pressure on Washington over stalled nuclear talks. The announcement of Saturday's test at the Sohae satellite launch site came just hours after U.S. President Donald Trump said he'd be… Read

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Pearl Harbor veteran interred on sunken ship

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With speeches and salutes, veterans and officials on Saturday commemorated the 78th anniversary of the 1941 sneak attack by Japan on Pearl Harbor, which brought a previously reluctant United States into World War II. A ceremony in Hawaii honoring survivors was attended by U.S. Interior Secretary David Bernhardt and Washington's… Read

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Smoke haze settles over Australian capital as bushfires burn

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Smoke haze from bushfires raging in Australia spread to the capital Sunday, as firefighters raced to contain more than 140 blazes ahead of a heatwave forecast early this week. Australia is experiencing a horrific start to its fire season, which scientists say began earlier and is more extreme this year… Read

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Hong Kong democracy protesters aim for massive turnout at rare sanctioned march

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Hong Kong protesters are hoping to get out huge crowds later Sunday as they try to keep pressure on the city's pro-Beijing leadership six months into their movement pushing for greater freedoms and police accountability. The semi-autonomous financial hub has been battered by the often violent demonstrations pushing for greater… Read

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Democrats meet to draft impeachment charges against Trump

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Democrats in the U.S. House of Representatives met behind closed doors on Saturday to prepare for what could be the final week of their months-old impeachment inquiry that has imperiled Donald Trump's presidency. The House Judiciary Committee's Democratic lawmakers were working through the weekend to sift through evidence against the… Read

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Pentagon chief plans to shift U.S. focus to China and Russia

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U.S. Defense Secretary Mark Esper said Saturday he still plans to shift the American military’s focus to competing with China and Russia, even as security threats pile up in the Middle East. Esper outlined his strategic goals and priorities in a speech at the Reagan National Defense Forum, an annual… Read

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U.S., Iran swap prisoners in rare act of cooperation

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The United States and Iran each freed a prisoner on Saturday in a rare act of cooperation between two longtime foes whose ties have worsened since President Donald Trump took office. Iran released Xiyue Wang, a U.S. citizen who had been held for three years on spying charges, while the… Read

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Johnson ahead but polls suggest majority might be tough

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Prime Minister Boris Johnson is heading into Britain's election on Thursday with a lead in opinion polls, but some of the surveys also suggest that his chance of winning a parliamentary majority could be too close to call. Four opinion polls published on Saturday put the lead of Johnson's Conservative… Read

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Saudi suspect in U.S. Navy base attack linked to anti-U.S. Twitter screed

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The Saudi airman accused of killing three people at a U.S. Navy base in Florida appeared to have posted criticism of U.S. wars and quoted slain al-Qaida leader Osama bin Laden on social media hours before the shooting spree, according to a group that monitors online extremism. Federal investigators have… Read

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