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Hong Kong protesters crash NBA opening night party

Hong Kong pro-democracy supporters crashed the NBA’s opening night party yesterday handing out thousands of black t-shirts as the Toronto Raptors prepared to begin the defence of their championship title against the New Orleans Pelicans. While the Raptors gifted the

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China may replace HK leader, appoint ‘interim’ chief executive

China is drawing up a plan to replace Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam with an “interim” chief executive, the Financial Times reported, citing people briefed on the deliberations, which would bring to a close Lam’s rule after months of often-violent

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Hong Kong protesters stage huge rally, violence erupts

Police and pro-democracy protesters battled on the streets of Hong Kong yesterday as thousands of people rallied in several districts in defiance of attempts by the authorities to crack down on demonstrators. After two weeks of relative calm in the

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Lam backs police use of force against ‘illegal march’

HONG KONG: Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam took to the airwaves today to back the use of force by police ahead of a major anti-government march planned this weekend in the Chinese-ruled city, which has been battered by months of

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Hong Kong bans protesters from police housing areas amid escalating violence

HONG KONG: A Hong Kong court has granted an injunction to ban anyone from blocking or damaging areas used to house married police officers and other disciplined services that have been targeted in more than four months of anti-government protests.

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Xi: Attempts to break China risk ‘smashed bodies and bones’

BEIJING: Chinese President Xi Jinping has warned that any attempts to split the nation would result in “bodies smashed and bones ground to powder,” amid four months of anti-Beijing unrest in Hong Kong. Xi issued the dire message during a

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HK protesters and police clash, metro and shops targeted

HONG KONG: Hong Kong pro-democracy activists and riot police clashed in chaotic scenes around the city yesterday, with police in riot gear chasing protesters through crowds of lunchtime shoppers. Rallies in shopping malls on Hong Kong island and across the

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Lam: No plans to expand emergency powers to quell unrest

HONG KONG: Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam said today that her administration had no plans to use emergency powers for the introduction of other laws and that the Chinese territory was equipped to handle the current situation on its own

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Chinese soldiers in HK warn protesters as emergency rules fail to quell unrest

HONG KONG: Chinese soldiers issued a warning to Hong Kong protesters yesterday who shone lasers at their barracks in the city, in the first direct interaction with mainland military forces in four months of anti-government demonstrations. The People’s Liberation Army

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Lam: Emergency powers needed to deal with ‘extreme violence’

HONG KONG: Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam said today that “extreme violence” in the Asian financial hub had justified her decision to invoke emergency powers for the first time in half a century, following a night of violent protests. Transport

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