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People Hong Kong jailings could lend democracy cause greater legitimacy
Author: 0 Hong Kong jailings could lend democracy cause greater legitimacy

Law was sentenced to eight months, Chow to seven and Wong to six. Wong and Law were originally given community service orders, and Chow a three-week suspended jail sentence, last year. Wong said he was " mentally prepared " for jail time, and before entering the courtroom today (link in Chinese), rallied his supporters: "Those of us going to jail haven't given up...

People Alibaba beats on earnings as e-commerce remains core revenue driver
Author: 0 Alibaba beats on earnings as e-commerce remains core revenue driver

Sales across its e-commerce platforms made up 86% of revenue in the three months to June 30, up from 73% a year prior, according to Reuters . Yesterday's results show the firm, one of Asia's most valuable companies, is benefiting from more Chinese buying an increasing proportion of everything from food to clothing to luxury items online.

People J&K: LeT terrorist Ayub Lelhari killed in encounter with forces
Author: 0 J&K: LeT terrorist Ayub Lelhari killed in encounter with forces

The gun battle between the terrorists and security forces took place at Kakpora's Banderpora in Pulwama . However, he opened fire at the security personnel who retaliated and killed him within minutes. He claimed that one AK 47 rifle, 03 magazines and 54 rounds were seized from the killed militant. Police sources said security men arrested a driver of the vehicle and his questioning was going on.

People KENYA: Odinga goes to court to contest defeat to Kenyatta
Author: 0 KENYA: Odinga goes to court to contest defeat to Kenyatta

Uhuru Kenyatta, who is the sitting President and declared victor of the election by the Independent Electoral and Boundary Commission ( IEBC ), is the son of Kenya's first President and Founding Father, Jomo Kenyatta, while Raila Odinga's father, Jaramogi Odinga served as his vice, but later became an opposition leader following an era of irreconcilable differences between the two.

People Malala gets admission into Oxford University
Author: 0 Malala gets admission into Oxford University

After surviving the incident she continued to campaign for human rights and became the youngest person to win a Nobel Prize aged 17. Ms Cole also got all A grades, eventually heading to Cambridge University while continuing her supermodel career.

People Congratulate your child/ grandchild/ sibling/ friend on A Level results day 2017!
Author: 0 Congratulate your child/ grandchild/ sibling/ friend on A Level results day 2017!

LSBU is challenging the idea that the Clearing process needs to be stressful by leading the way in helping prospective university students calmly plan and prepare so they can tackle A-level results day head on. Think about why you are considering Adjustment - what exactly is it about your firm choice that you do not like? Make sure you check your confirmation letter carefully - it will say if there's anything else you need to do, or if your university or college will be in touch with ...

People Mass burials set to begin after Sierra Leone mudslides
Author: 0 Mass burials set to begin after Sierra Leone mudslides

With 600 people still missing in capital Freetown , President Ernest Bai Koroma described the humanitarian challenge ahead as "overwhelming". He noted that, he was not surprise for such good-will gesture from the Chinese government and people because they are always one of the first to support Sierra Leone in times of hard moment.

People NAFTA has 'failed' Americans, US prepared for drastic overhaul
Author: 0 NAFTA has 'failed' Americans, US prepared for drastic overhaul

The first round of NAFTA talks will end this Sunday in Washington and resume later this year in Mexico. "What that means is that if they're doing anything which causes Mexico or Canada to limit for example USA agricultural exports, which are quite substantial to both countries, that would be harm".

People Indian and Chinese Troops Skirmish Along Himalayan Border
Author: 0 Indian and Chinese Troops Skirmish Along Himalayan Border

China on Wednesday said that its border troops are always committed to maintain the peace and tranquility along the Indo-China border. China's response comes a day after Indian and Chinese boat patrols clashed at the Pangong lake in Ladakh on Tuesday.

People Steve Bannon's job has never been in more jeopardy, sources say
Author: 0 Steve Bannon's job has never been in more jeopardy, sources say

Bannon has survived other White House power struggles this year and established a detente with Trump's son-in-law and senior adviser Jared Kushner after a scolding from the president. Colbert pressed. "What does the Mooch think?" "There must be no sugarcoating the reality that a white nationalist has been named chief strategist for the Trump administration".

People Abe meets with 4 governors over N Korean missile threat
Author: 0 Abe meets with 4 governors over N Korean missile threat

At a ceremony that day honoring those who died in the war, Abe stressed that he will humbly face history while working toward a bright, hope-filled future. Ex-Defense Minister Tomomi Inada visited separately from the group. After a precedent set in 1993 by then-leader Morihiro Hosokawa, memorial addresses by subsequent Japanese prime ministers included mentions of the "immense damage and suffering" Japan caused to people in other Asian countries and expressions of "deep remorse and ...

People Pence tells Latin America the United States still cares
Author: 0 Pence tells Latin America the United States still cares

The following day, Pence noted that "the President said we have many options with regard to Venezuela ". The US accuses Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro of a power grab that has sparked deadly protests and condemnation across the region.

People Vancouver wants to be part of the Federation Internationale de Football Association 2026 World Cup bid
Author: 0 Vancouver wants to be part of the Federation Internationale de Football Association 2026 World Cup bid

That declaration is to be made before September 5. All of the knockout-round games will be played in the US, but there is reportedly a chance Mexico City's Azteca Stadium could host the opener. The unified bid won't identify the final host cities before submitting the bid, instead leaving that decision for a later date, assuming they win. The US-Mexico-Canada World Cup bid will submit between 20-25 venues in its final bid to Federation Internationale de Football Association, with 12 ...

People NTSB: No distress signal issued for VSP helicopter that crashed in Charlottesville
Author: 0 NTSB: No distress signal issued for VSP helicopter that crashed in Charlottesville

Both Virginia State Police troopers died Saturday, August 12th when their police helicopter crashed and burned in Charlottesville, as they patrolled near the site of clashes between white nationalists and counterprotesters. The horrific helicopter crash occurred a few hours after a speeding Dodge Challenger accelerated and slammed into two other cars that hit dozens of counter-protesters.

People Charlottesville: Trump blasted for failing to condemn far right
Author: 0 Charlottesville: Trump blasted for failing to condemn far right

Eventually, a vehicle rammed into a peaceful crowd of anti-white-nationalist protesters, killing 32-year-old Heather Heyer . The driver, James Alex Fields Jr., a 20-year-old who recently moved to OH from where he grew up in Kentucky, was charged with second-degree murder and other counts.

People Attack from North Korea not imminent
Author: 0 Attack from North Korea not imminent

German Chancellor Angela Merkel has already spoken out against such a prospect, Parker noted, pointing to center left governments in South Korea , France, Japan and even traditional United States stalwart England who would have difficulty getting behind the prospect of a preemptive strike.

People Tropical Storm Gert forms in the Atlantic Ocean
Author: 0 Tropical Storm Gert forms in the Atlantic Ocean

The storm system is moving north-northwest at 9 miles per hour. A tropical storm formed off the coast of the Bahamas has a relatively low chance of impacting Central Florida, according to the National Weather Service in Melbourne. First up, is Tropical Storm "Gert". The system is expected to turn northeast away from the US, possibly becoming a hurricane before losing it's tropical characteristics over the cooler North Atlantic.

People Chinese media warns Trump could 'trigger US-China trade war'
Author: 0 Chinese media warns Trump could 'trigger US-China trade war'

But gaining real leverage is proving elusive, as deep trade links mean that bold sanctions risk backfiring and targeted ones may end up yielding little. It argued the two sides should explore new trade territory through negotiations to address the imbalance. The announcement expected today comes amid sharply escalating tensions, with Trump warning that USA military options are "locked and loaded" if North Korean President Kim Jong-Un acts unwisely.

People Mother of attacker had no idea he was attending rally
Author: 0 Mother of attacker had no idea he was attending rally

Fields is charged with second-degree murder and other counts after authorities say he drove into the crowd, fatally injuring one woman and hurting 19 others. The suspected white supremacist who allegedly rammed his auto into a crowd of protesters over the weekend was described Monday as a quiet man who has held radical views for years.

People Not surprising if North Korea tests missile again — Central Intelligence Agency chief
Author: 0 Not surprising if North Korea tests missile again — Central Intelligence Agency chief

Pompeo touted a unanimous United Nations Security Council vote earlier this month to increase sanctions on North Korea over its nuclear program and said the USA had seen China join the U.S. North Korea's Minju Joson newspaper said in an editorial Saturday that the North's army is "capable of fighting any war the USA wants". "And we can't know, we don't understand, exactly what the decision making mechanisms are, processes surrounding Kim Jong-un in North Korea or what would set him off".

People Monday continues the great weather with more sunshine and low humidity
Author: 0 Monday continues the great weather with more sunshine and low humidity

Any storms through the rest of the week look to remain isolated with partly sunny skies . Northeast wind at 5-10mph. Sun: High: 91 Low: 70 Mostly sunny. A few of these storms could become severe, with large hail and gusty winds being the primary threats. Futurecast thinks that there could also be a slug of moisture sailing our way from the Ohio Valley during the morning, to bring clouds and a period of rain during the first half of the day.

People Bryce Harper has no ligament or tendon damage in knee
Author: 0 Bryce Harper has no ligament or tendon damage in knee

Of course, we have to wait for the official news, but Bryce Harper had to leave tonight's game against the Giants after the first inning due to a leg injury . From Rotoworld: Stratton allowed three runs - two earned - over five innings Saturday in a no-decision versus the Diamondbacks. The 2015 NL MVP left the game immediately , and manager Dusty Baker said Harper hyperextended his knee.

People Sunderland house hit by gas explosion
Author: 0 Sunderland house hit by gas explosion

Ms Shepherd's sister Tracy Tia Judson said she was able to talk in the ambulance, having miraculously survived the major blast which sent roof tiles flying and shot the back door more than 20 metres down the back garden and over a fence. The company said it was "urgently" investigating the cause of the blast. The emergency services said they were unable to give further details, including whether anyone was trapped in the rubble.

People Pakistan ousted PM's wife to contest in parliament by-election
Author: 0 Pakistan ousted PM's wife to contest in parliament by-election

Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf ( PTI ) spokesperson Fawad Chaudhry asked Nawaz Sharif who is behind the conspiracy against him, adding that his children will sent to Adiala Jail if they don't take bail. A boy named Hamid was allegedly killed by the former Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif's Elite Force motorcade on Friday. Political observers believe that Kulsoom knows the complex nature of Pakistani politics as she led the PML-N in hard time and toured the country to seek support for her ...

People Woman in BMW plunges seven floors off garage and lives
Author: 0 Woman in BMW plunges seven floors off garage and lives

According to police, the female driver hit the wrong pedal on the top story of the auto park before driving through a barrier and plunging into an alleyway. But besides calling on the city and parking garages to work to prevent incidents like hers from occurring, Bowmer said she was thankful to all the passers-by, paramedics, police and other medical professionals who helped her get through the traumatic aftermath.

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