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21 leaders, cadres of Biplav-led Maoist group arrested

DANG: Police on Wednesday night arrested 21 leaders and cadres of Netra Bikram Chand group from Dang district. According to the District Police Office, Dang, such number of leaders and cadres were arrested from a jungle at Mugretakhola of Rajpur rural municipality-4 in the district. A police team..

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In Hong Kong, all trust gone between police and protesters Saturday, October 12th, 2019

By JOHN LEICESTER, HONG KONG (AP): As a police van sped past them, the 90-year-old woman and her 60-year-old daughter raised their fists, pointed their thumbs very deliberately down and yelled, “Triads!” That silver-haired women in Hong Kong no longer think twice about openly accusing officers..

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Trump says US-China trade talks are ‘going very well’ Thursday, October 10th, 2019

By PAUL WISEMAN, WASHINGTON (AP): President Donald Trump offered an upbeat assessment of U.S.-China trade talks and said he would meet at the White House on Friday with the leader of the Chinese negotiating team. Expectations were low that the negotiations would do much to resolve a 15-month trade..

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Even in death, Uighurs feel long reach of Chinese state Wednesday, October 9th, 2019

SHAYAR, CHINA, (AFP): China is destroying burial grounds where generations of Uighur families have been laid to rest, leaving behind human bones and broken tombs in what activists call an effort to eradicate the ethnic group's identity in Xinjiang. In just two years, dozens of cemeteries have been..

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Protests, clashes as bid to block Hong Kong mask ban fails Sunday, October 6th, 2019

By EILEEN NG and JOHN LEICESTER, HONG KONG (AP): Furiously yelling “Wearing a mask is not a crime,” tens of thousands of masked protesters hit Hong Kong’s rain-drenched streets Sunday in defiance of a new ban on facial coverings. Riot police later swept in with volleys of tear gas and..

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Hong Kong lawmakers challenge mask ban as protests persist Saturday, October 5th, 2019

By JOHN LEICESTER and EILEEN NG, HONG KONG (AP): A group of pro-democracy Hong Kong legislators filed a legal challenge against the government’s use of a colonial-era emergency law to criminalize the wearing of masks at rallies to quell anti-government demonstrations, which diminished in..

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Hong Kong protesters defy mask ban as city grinds to halt

HONG KONG, (AFP): Masked pro-democracy protesters marched through Hong Kong in defiance of a ban on face coverings as much of the city ground to a halt on Saturday, with the subway suspended and many shops shuttered following another night of violence. Thousands of protesters staged unsanctioned..

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Hong Kong suspends trains, appeals to public after rioting Friday, October 4th, 2019

By JOHN LEICESTER, HONG KONG (AP): All subway and train services were suspended and lines formed at the cash machines of shuttered banks as Hong Kong dusted itself off and braced for more protests Saturday after another night of rampaging violence that a new ban on face masks failed to quell. The..

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Three people accused of gang rape arrested

SUNSARI: The Area Police Office Itahari has arrested three people on the charge of gang rape on a woman. They were arrested on Tuesday. Two others who are also inbolved in the gang rape are absconding. Those arrested are bus driver Bikas Kasai of Sundar Haraincha-12, Suraj Thapa of Surunga-4,..

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Sit-in at school of Hong Kong protester shot by police Tuesday, October 1st, 2019

HONG KONG, (AFP): Hundreds of Hong Kongers staged a sit-in on Wednesday outside the school of a protester who was shot by police as authorities said the wounded 18-year-old was now in a stable condition. The international finance hub has been left reeling from the shooting, the first time a..

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