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Day: July 29, 2019

Years of ignoring peaceful protests fuels Hong Kong violence: jailed activist

Hong Kongers are becoming more accepting of violent protests because the city’s pro-Beijing leaders have ignored years of peaceful demonstrations, a leading democracy activist has told AFP in letters penned from his prison cell. Benny Tai, a law professor and staunch non-violence advocate, was jailed for 16 months […]

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Putin opponent Navalny may have been exposed to ‘toxic agent’: doctor

Russia’s jailed opposition politician Alexei Navalny might have been exposed to an unidentified “toxic agent,” his personal doctor said on Monday, while health officials insisted his condition was satisfactory. “Some toxic agent may be the reason for Alexei Navalny’s ‘illness’,” his physician Anastasia Vasilyeva said in a post […]

Shooting at California festival kills 3; suspect is dead

GILROY, Calif. — A gunman cut through a fence to avoid security and opened fire at Northern California’s popular Gilroy Garlic Festival, killing three and wounding at least 15 before police fatally shot him as terrified people and performers ran for cover. Gilroy Police Chief Scot Smithee said […]

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