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HONG KONG (Reuters) – A march drawing tens of thousands of anti-government protesters in Hong Kong on New Year’s Day spiraled into chaotic scenes as police fired several rounds of tear gas and water cannon at crowds including families before halting the event. The violence broke out during the largely peaceful march as masses of
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MELBOURNE (Reuters) – Thousands of tourists and residents swarmed to beaches on Australia’s east coast on Tuesday to escape fierce wildfires bearing down on several seaside towns at the peak of the summer holiday period. The sky glows red as bushfires continue to rage in Mallacoota, Victoria, Australia, December 31, 2019, in this photo obtained
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BLUE MOUNTAINS, Australia (Reuters) – A possum severely burnt by bushfires in Australia’s Blue Mountains laps water from a bowl as her rescuer holds her gently in a towel, while at a nearby home a kangaroo with bandaged feet is rocked like a baby by another carer. Wildlife Information, Rescue and Education Services (WIRES) volunteer
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MOGADISHU (Reuters) – Her ears still ringing from the deafening sound of an explosion near her home in the Somali capital on Saturday morning, 18-year-old Qali Ibrahim frantically dialed her husband’s mobile phone. Minutes earlier he had left home, hammer and saw in hand, headed out for a day of construction work. “The number you
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ALMATY (Reuters) – Twelve people were killed and dozens injured when a plane with nearly 100 passengers and crew on board crashed soon after take-off in Kazakhstan on Friday. The Bek Air Fokker 100 got into trouble shortly after departing from Almaty, the Central Asian country’s commercial center, on a pre-dawn flight to the capital
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SYDNEY (Reuters) – Australian authorities said on Friday they are focused on protecting water plants, pumping stations, pipes and other infrastructure from intense bushfires surrounding Sydney, the country’s largest city. FILE PHOTO: Dick Pearson from the Sydney Catchment Authority stands in front of Sydney’s Warragamba Dam to show the lowest level the dam has ever
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SANDRINGHAM, England (Reuters) – Britain’s Prince Andrew skipped the royals’ traditional Christmas Day walk to church after what his mother Queen Elizabeth said in her seasonal address had been a “bumpy” year. Andrew has kept a low profile since stepping down from royal duties last month amid outrage over his friendship with convicted sex offender
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