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UK seeks explanation after HK bans journalist

Hong Kong’s decision to effectively blacklist a senior Financial Times journalist required an “urgent explanation,” the UK said yesterday, as foreign governments sounded the alarm over eroding freedoms in the former British colony. Victor Mallet, the Financial Times’ Asia news editor and a British national, earned the ire of…

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Brazil’s Far-Right Presidential Candidate Jair Bolsonaro Is Headed For Victory On Sunday — And He’s Bringing His Shock Troops With Him

It was lunchtime on a Saturday, and a crowd of a dozen people stood outside of São Paulo’s Albert Einstein Hospital. Some wore Brazilian flags as capes. Others sported t-shirts that bore the name and face of Jair Bolsonaro, Brazil’s far-right presidential hopeful — who was at the time due to be discharged from the hospital. A 20-minute drive away, ...

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Lee Myung-bak sentenced to 15 years in prison for corruption

Former President Lee Myung-bak was sentenced to 15 years in prison on Friday, over a series of corruption charges including abuse of power and embezzlement. The Seoul Central District Court also ordered a fine of 13 billion won ($11.5 million) and the forfeiture of 8.27 billion won. Prosecutors had demanded 20 years in jail, a 15 billion won fine and ...

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Pakistan asks India to share data of J&K’s Kishanganga dam

Islamabad, Oct 5 (IANS) Pakistan has asked India to immediately share the data showing inflow and discharge of water at the Kishanganga hydropower project in Jammu and Kashmir, a media report said on Friday. It has also sought dates for inspection of the 330MW hydroelectric project that India had agreed to during a two-day meeting held in August in Lahore ...

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