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Police fire tear gas at Hong Kong protesters

Police said some of the attackers at the train station were connected to triad gangs and others were villagers who live in the area. Demonstrators accused law enforcement of not acting quickly enough to protect the victims and even colluding with the mob, an allegation that police have firmly denied. …

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Russia detains more than 600 people over election protest

At least one woman appeared to suffered serious head wounds. Jailed opposition leader Alexei Navalny had called for the protest, near the Moscow mayor’s office, to persuade authorities to allow opposition-minded candidates to run in a Sept. 8 vote in Moscow, which they have been barred from. The opposition has …

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Egan Bernal poised to become first Colombian to win Tour de France

Bernal, who claimed the yellow jersey after he was virtual leader at the top of the Col de l’Iseran in Saturday’s truncated 19th stage, was never bothered in a stage that had been shortened due to landslides on the initial course. Three Colombians will feature in the top 10 as …

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Faith: Picture a world in which we join together

“Children are the hope of the future.” Once this phrase was an optimistic truism. But now the same words can place an unfair burden on our children. Many commentators have observed that our current generation of political leaders and voters don’t have a vision of the earth they want their …

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Romance novelist Helen Hoang writes about love on the autism spectrum

The Kiss Quotient, for example, follows Stella, a young woman with Asperger’s who’s never enjoyed sex, so she hires an escort, Michael, to teach her to be comfortable in the bedroom. The portrayal is a revelation, both for readers with Asperger’s, who have never seen themselves so accurately or compassionately …

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Books That Changed Me: Philip Salom

Philip Salom is an award-winning poet and novelist. His previous novel, Waiting, was shortlisted for the Miles Franklin and his latest, The Returns, is published by Transit Lounge. The VivisectorPatrick WhiteI was soon to be 20. I had been working with research cattle in the WA wheat belt for nearly …

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‘A drug cheater’: Swimmers show no sympathy for Australian Shayna Jack

The Australian team was only informed of the anti-doping violation at the Athletes Village on Saturday afternoon, before a number of swimmers were involved in semi-finals and finals later that night. Loading Campbell said she would wait for the full processes to be followed and stressed that Jack’s test result, …

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Tech know: smart alarm clocks

VERDICTThe choice primarily comes down to whether your smart home is on Team Google or Team Amazon. If you’re yet to swear your allegiance, Amazon’s Echo Show 5 comes out ahead on screen size and sound quality, along with photo frame features, but the Lenovo might win you over if …

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