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Six democracy activists including US citizen wanted in Hong Kong, state media reports

Six democracy activists including US citizen wanted in Hong Kong, state media reports

Chat with us in Facebook Messenger. Find out what's happening in the world as it unfolds. Hong Kong (CNN) police have issued arrest warrants for six overseas-based democracy activists who are alleged to have breached the city's newly imposed , according to Chinese state media.The six include United States citizen and resident Samuel Chu and , a former Hong Kong lawmaker and prominent pro-democracy campaigner who fled the city and is now living in London, according to the report.The issuing of the warrant appears to mark the first time that authorities have used the new national security...

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World will have 710M tons of plastic pollution by 2040 despite efforts to cut waste, study says

World will have 710M tons of plastic pollution by 2040 despite efforts to cut waste, study says

Chat with us in Facebook Messenger. Find out what's happening in the world as it unfolds. (CNN)If the world embarked on an immediate and globally-coordinated effort to reduce our plastic consumption, there would still be an estimated 710 million metric tons of plastic that will pollute the environment by 2040, has found. The study, from a group of international researchers and published in the journal Science on Thursday, found that even in a "best-case scenario" where the amount of plastic pollution was reduced by 80% by 2040, there would still be a massive build-up of accumulated...

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Three children allegedly raped a five-year-old boy on an Australian beach

Three children allegedly raped a five-year-old boy on an Australian beach

Chat with us in Facebook Messenger. Find out what's happening in the world as it unfolds. (CNN)A five-year-old boy was allegedly raped by three children in northern Australia earlier this month, police said.The alleged incident occurred on a beach in the remote Queensland town of Napranum at about 7 p.m. on July 1, according to a spokesperson for Queensland Police. The alleged offenders -- boys between the ages of 10 and 13 -- "will be dealt with under the provisions of the Youth Justice Act," the police spokesperson said. On Friday, Queensland Police Commissioner Katarina Carroll said the...

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Thailand could become the first Southeast Asian country to legalize same-sex civil partnerships

Thailand could become the first Southeast Asian country to legalize same-sex civil partnerships

Chat with us in Facebook Messenger. Find out what's happening in the world as it unfolds.Bangkok, Thailand (CNN)Thailand's Cabinet on Wednesday approved a draft bill that will legally recognize same-sex civil partnerships and give greater rights to same-sex couples, a potential first for any nation in Southeast Asia if passed into law. If ratified by parliament, it would make Thailand only the second place in Asia to allow for the registration of same-sex unions after same-sex marriage last year. While it doesn't go as far as endorsing same-sex marriage, the Civil Partnership Bill allows...

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First person charged under Hong Kong's national security law appears in court

First person charged under Hong Kong's national security law appears in court

Chat with us in Facebook Messenger. Find out what's happening in the world as it unfolds.Hong Kong (CNN)The first person in Hong Kong to be prosecuted under the city's sweeping new has been denied bail after appearing in court on Monday.Tong Ying-kit, 23, was charged with inciting secession and terrorist activities and is accused of ramming his motorbike into a group of police officers, injuring at least three, at a pro-democracy . Tong, who was hospitalized after the incident and appeared at the West Kowloon Magistrates Court in a wheelchair, was allegedly a carrying a "Liberate Hong Kong"...

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Protests break out in Hong Kong as first arrest made under new security law

Protests break out in Hong Kong as first arrest made under new security law

Chat with us in Facebook Messenger. Find out what's happening in the world as it unfolds.Hong Kong (CNN)Hong Kong was facing up to a new reality on Wednesday, after China's central government imposed a sweeping late the night before that critics say has of its autonomy and precious civil and social freedoms, and cements Beijing's authoritarian rule over the territory. Hundreds turned out to protest the legislation in the busy shopping district of Causeway Bay but were met with a heavy security presence. Riot police fired pepper spray into the crowd, kettled and dispersed protesters, and...

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China passes sweeping Hong Kong national security law: report

China passes sweeping Hong Kong national security law: report

Chat with us in Facebook Messenger. Find out what's happening in the world as it unfolds. (CNN)Beijing has reportedly passed a wide-reaching for Hong Kong, which could be used to override existing legal processes and further erode the city's freedoms. Beijing's top lawmaking body, the National People's Congress (NPC), passed the law unanimously on Tuesday morning local time, bypassing Hong Kong's legislature, to Hong Kong public broadcaster RTHK, citing unnamed sources.Chinese state-run Xinhua news agency the law would such as secession, subversion against the central Chinese government,...

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The South Pole is warming at three times the global average, study says

The South Pole is warming at three times the global average, study says

Chat with us in Facebook Messenger. Find out what's happening in the world as it unfolds. (CNN)The South Pole has been warming at more than three times the global average over the past 30 years, a new study has found. That could have huge implications for the melting of Antarctic ice sheets, marine life in the region and the rising of global sea levels. The study, published in the journal Nature Climate Change on Monday, sheds new light on the most remote region on Earth. While scientists have known for years that the outer regions of Antarctica is warming, they previously thought the South...

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The South Pole is warming at three times the global average, study says

The South Pole is warming at three times the global average, study says

Chat with us in Facebook Messenger. Find out what's happening in the world as it unfolds. (CNN)The South Pole has been warming at more than three times the global average over the past 30 years, a new study has found. That could have huge implications for the melting of Antarctic ice sheets, marine life in the region and the rising of global sea levels. The study, published in the journal Nature Climate Change on Monday, sheds new light on the most remote region on Earth. While scientists have known for years that the outer regions of Antarctica is warming, they previously thought the South...

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China releases new details on Hong Kong national security law

China releases new details on Hong Kong national security law

Chat with us in Facebook Messenger. Find out what's happening in the world as it unfolds. (CNN)China revealed a blueprint on Saturday night for a controversial new national security law, which critics say threatens political and civil freedoms in Hong Kong and broadens Beijing's direct control over the semi-autonomous city.Under the sweeping draft legislation, Beijing would be able to override Hong Kong's prized independent legal system and mainland officials will establish a national security office in Hong Kong, further eroding the city's autonomy. The draft, which is being reviewed by...

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Stranded woman died after waiting days for bus home during lockdown

Stranded woman died after waiting days for bus home during lockdown

Chat with us in Facebook Messenger. Find out what's happening in the world as it unfolds. (CNN)The death of a single mother in the Philippines who died after trying to get a bus home during the country's coronavirus lockdown has led to widespread anger online, and prompted the government to look into how it treats stranded workers during the pandemic. Michelle Silvertino, 33, was found unconscious on a footbridge along a major highway in the capital Manila on June 5. The mother of four had tried to catch a bus to her home in Calabanga, Camarines Sur province -- more than 400 kilometers...

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New Zealand to provide free sanitary products in schools

New Zealand to provide free sanitary products in schools

Chat with us in Facebook Messenger. Find out what's happening in the world as it unfolds. (CNN)The New Zealand government said Wednesday that it will provide free sanitary products in schools across the country in an effort to tackle -- where girls or women are unable to afford or access sufficient menstrual hygiene products.Nearly 95,000 girls in the country aged nine to 18 are thought to stay home from school during their due to not being able to afford pads and tampons, Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern said in a"By making them freely available, we support these young people to continue...

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Hong Kong protest over proposed national security law met with tear gas

Hong Kong protest over proposed national security law met with tear gas

Chat with us in Facebook Messenger. Find out what's happening in the world as it unfolds. Hong Kong (CNN)Thousands of protesters took to the streets of Hong Kong Sunday to oppose the Chinese government's move to impose a controversial , which threatens the city's autonomy and civil liberties.Police fired tear gas at the crowds less than an hour after the start of the march, which did not receive official authorization and went against coronavirus social distancing restrictions, which ban groups of more than eight people meeting. An online stream showed protesters throwing objects at police....

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Air pollution falls by unprecedented levels in major global cities during coronavirus lockdowns

Air pollution falls by unprecedented levels in major global cities during coronavirus lockdowns

Chat with us in Facebook Messenger. Find out what's happening in the world as it unfolds. (CNN)Lockdowns restricting travel and industry imposed to halt the spread of have resulted in unprecedented reductions in deadly air pollution around the world, new analysis shows. Major cities that suffer from the world's worst air pollution have seen reductions of deadly particulate matter by up to 60% from the previous year, during a three-week lockdowns period. Researchers from IQAir -- a global air quality information and tech company -- studied 10 major cities around the world which have...

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Tens of thousands protest Australian PM's climate policies amid bushfire crisis

Tens of thousands protest Australian PM's climate policies amid bushfire crisis

Chat with us in Facebook Messenger. Find out what's happening in the world as it unfolds. (CNN)Thousands of in several major cities acrosson Friday, calling on the government to act on the climate crisis and do more to stop the that continue to ravage large swathes of the country.The protests, organized by national student organization Uni Students for Climate Justice, were set to take place in nine cities including Melbourne, Sydney, Brisbane and Perth, indicating widespread public discontent after months of New South Wales police told CNN more than 30,000 people attended the climate...

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India's Modi extends nationwide coronavirus lockdown until May 3

India's Modi extends nationwide coronavirus lockdown until May 3

Chat with us in Facebook Messenger. Find out what's happening in the world as it unfolds.New Delhi (CNN)Indian Prime Minister has extended the country's until May 3 in a bid to contain the continued spread of the , but said that some states which have avoided outbreaks may be allowed to resume "important activities."Speaking in a televised address on Tuesday, Modi said it was vital that the virus is prevented from impacting parts of the country that remain unaffected. "My request to all my countrymen is that coronavirus will not be allowed to spread across new areas at any cost," said Modi,...

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India's Modi extends nationwide coronavirus lockdown until May 3

India's Modi extends nationwide coronavirus lockdown until May 3

Chat with us in Facebook Messenger. Find out what's happening in the world as it unfolds.New Delhi (CNN)Indian Prime Minister has extended the country's until May 3 in a bid to contain the continued spread of the , but said that some states which have avoided outbreaks may be allowed to resume "important activities."Speaking in a televised address on Tuesday, Modi said it was vital that the virus is prevented from impacting parts of the country that remain unaffected. "My request to all my countrymen is that coronavirus will not be allowed to spread across new areas at any cost," said Modi,...

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