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Pro-Beijing groups tear down Hong Kong's protest walls, raising risk of clashes
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Groups of China supporters pulled down "Lennon Walls" of anti-government protest messages across Hong Kong on Saturday, raising the possibility of clashes with democracy supporters and another weekend of trouble.


Hurricane Lorena skirts east coast of Mexico's Baja
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Hurricane Lorena skirted along the east coast of Mexico's Baja California Peninsula late Friday, prompting new warnings and watches for coastal areas but apparently sparing a direct hit on the resort-studded twin cities of Los Cabos.


Millions in 150 countries protest for climate action
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Millions of students were taking to the streets around the world on Friday for a global strike demanding world leaders gathering at a UN climate summit adopt urgent measures to avert an environmental catastrophe.


Three Mile Island nuclear plant closes down
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Three Mile Island, the 1979 site of the United States's worst commercial nuclear power accident, was shut down Friday by its energy giant owner.


U.S. sending more troops to Saudi Arabia, UAE following attack on oil facilities
Saudi Persian Gulf Tensions

The Pentagon says the U.S. will deploy additional troops and military equipment to Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates to beef up security in response to the recent attack on the Saudi oil industry.


Walmart to stop selling electronic cigarettes at its U.S. stores 
Vaping Flavor Bans

Walmart says it will stop selling electronic cigarettes at its namesake stores and Sam's Clubs in the U.S. following a string of mysterious illnesses and deaths related to vaping. The decision is not expected to affect Walmart Canada, which does not carry e-cigarettes or tobacco.


Thomas Cook travel on verge of collapse
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Thomas Cook, one of the world's oldest and largest travel companies, is facing a race against time to stay afloat and ensure that around 150,000 British travellers can get home.


U.S. political battle escalates over whistleblower complaint about Trump
Trump US Australia State Visit

A political battle over a classified whistleblower complaint about U.S. President Donald Trump escalated on Friday, with Democrats warning of a national security threat and Republicans turning it into an attack on Democrat Joe Biden.


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U.S., El Salvador Sign New Asylum Deal To Stem Tide Of Migrants
The agreement furthers the administration's goal of requiring migrants to seek asylum in so-called "third countries" through which they traveled en route to the U.S.
Trump Sends Troops To Middle East After Attack On Saudi Oil Facilities
The Pentagon provided few details on the deployment. The announcement appears to indicate that the president has not made a decision whether to take military action against Iran
How To Design A Female-Friendly Toilet
In developing countries, public toilets may be in short supply. And even when they are available, women and girls might not feel comfortable using them.
China Has A Lot At Stake As Attacks In Persian Gulf Rise
China is the world's largest importer of oil. It buys a lot of crude oil from Saudi Arabia and is investing heavily in Iran. So China is especially vulnerable to instability in the Middle East.
'They Will Have To Die Now' Is A Bare-Knuckles Account Of The Fight Against ISIS
James Verini's book will stand up with some of the best war reporting, as he takes an unblinking look at the dirtiest kind of battle — urban combat — and the human wreckage it leaves in its wake.
Far Right Makes Gains In 2 German State Elections As Centrists Hang Onto Power
The far-right Alternative for Germany (AfD) party won big in this month's Brandenburg and Saxony state elections. A recent poll shows the AfD more popular than ever throughout Germany.
Justin Trudeau's Blackface Incidents Reveal Another Side Of Canada
The Canadian prime minister faces intense criticism after photos and videos emerged showing him wearing blackface while dressed for costume parties. Trudeau's central message has been inclusion.
Retrospective: The 18-Year, And Counting, Afghan War
Since peace talks fell apart, the U.S. and Taliban have ramped up violent activity. We examine the shifting currents of the war in Afghanistan — the longest in U.S. history.
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Saudi oil attack is a wake-up call for China
Last weekend's drone attack on Saudi Arabian oil facilities sent shockwaves through global energy markets and the price of crude spiking.
The UK is gearing up for its dirtiest election ever
Boris Johnson has been backed into a corner over Brexit. Partly through his own missteps, partly from the growing opposition to his "do-or-die" Brexit plan, Johnson is a man for whom the losses are piling up, while the UK is a cou
Sex work is legal here. But only if you register with the police
Due to the stigma associated with sex work in Senegal, the women CNN interviewed asked that their identities be protected. They are identified using pseudonyms.
Rare footage of Russian warning shots fired at sea
CNN's Brian Todd reports about the relationship between Russia and North Korea after a tense confrontation at sea.
The most expensive horse ever sold
How much is the world's most expensive horse worth? It's a question with no easy answer, but there are decades' worth of jaw-dropping sums involved.
Ikea wants to build homes in Britain that cost what the buyer can pay
Ikea conquered the world with inexpensive furniture. Now it's turning its attention to affordable homes in Britain.
Uber's flying taxis are heading to Melbourne
Uber has picked Melbourne as the first city outside the United States to debut its flying taxis.
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Pro-Beijing groups tear down Hong Kong's protest walls, raising risk of clashes
Groups of China supporters pulled down "Lennon Walls" of anti-government protest messages across Hong Kong on Saturday, raising the possibility of clashes with democracy supporters and another weekend of trouble.
Bus filled with Chinese tourists crashes in Utah; four killed
A bus carrying Chinese tourists careened off a road and crashed near Bryce Canyon National Park in Utah on Friday, killing four people and injuring the remaining 26 people aboard, several of them critically, authorities reported.
Media visit Saudi oil plant damaged in strike blamed on Iran
Saudi Arabia on Friday took media on a tour of oil facilities damaged by attacks that Washington and Riyadh blame on Iran, showing melted pipes and burnt equipment, as Tehran vowed wide retaliation if heightened tensions boil over
U.S. sanctions Iran's central bank, fund after Saudi oil attack
The United States on Friday imposed another round of sanctions on Tehran, including on Iran's central bank and a development fund, following last week's attacks on oil facilities in Saudi Arabia that Riyadh and U.S. officials have
United States sending troops to bolster Saudi defenses after attack
U.S. President Donald Trump on Friday approved sending American troops to bolster Saudi Arabia's air and missile defenses after the largest-ever attack on the kingdom's oil facilities, which Washington has squarely blamed on Iran
Inspired by Greta Thunberg, worldwide protest demands climate action
Millions of young people flooded the streets of cities around the world on Friday to demand political leaders take urgent steps to stop climate change, uniting in a worldwide protest inspired by 16-year-old Swedish activist Greta
U.S. says it will help El Salvador handle more asylum seekers
The United States and El Salvador on Friday agreed to attempt to reduce the flow of migrants arriving at the U.S.-Mexico border by strengthening El Salvador's capacity to provide for asylum seekers, but did not detail any concrete
Small but rare protests in Egypt after online call for dissent
Hundreds protested in central Cairo and several other Egyptian cities late on Friday against President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi, responding to an online call for a demonstration against government corruption, witnesses said.
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Saudi Arabia oil attacks: US to send troops to Saudi Arabia
The "defensive" deployment comes after attacks on Saudi oil installations, which it blames on Iran.
Climate protests: Marches worldwide against global warming
"This is what people power looks like," teen Greta Thunberg says after a global climate strike.
Climate strike: What US children are sacrificing for the cause
Young people want politicians to act but they aren't just leaving it to others. Here's what they're giving up.
Egyptians protest against President Fattah al-Sisi
The protests are among the first in Egypt since President Abdul Fattah al-Sisi took power in 2014.
Utah tourist bus crash kills at least four, injures more
The bus was carrying Chinese tourists near Bryce Canyon National Park when it veered off the road.
Trump dismisses 'ridiculous story' about alleged promise to foreign leader
The US president made a "troubling" promise to a foreign leader, an intelligence official alleged.
Area 51: Storming of secretive Nevada base to 'see aliens' fails to materialise
Some three million expressed an interest in raiding the US base to "see aliens", but 75 turned up.
Prince Andrew 'was an abuser', says Epstein accuser
Virginia Giuffre says in a US TV interview that she was "trafficked" to the Duke of York.
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Goodnight, and good luck
A valedictory note from Al Jazeera America on what we tried to bring to the online news landscape

A long road to reintegration for Rwandan ex-combatants
Despite programs aimed at helping former fighters recover and rebuild, many struggle to find their place in society

The Cabula 12: Brazils police war against the black community
Brazil's anti-police movement continues to fight for the soul of Cabula, even as death threats intensify

Nevada governor says he doesn't want Supreme Court consideration
Republican Brian Sandoval, reportedly under consideration by Obama for the nation's top court, says he's not interested

Elegy for a website where Native voices mattered
AJAM reported on tribal communities and offered coverage on Indian Country that few could match

As thousands enter Europe, EU flails in anti-smuggling efforts
Why did Frontex, the EU border agency, abruptly cancel a successful anti-smuggling pilot program in Greece?

New Orleanians see tourism bias in post-Katrina public transport
While 62 percent of transportation has been restored, locals say bus service has been left behind

The cancer cluster of Piketon, Ohio
How the legacy of the Cold War poisons people still

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U.S., El Salvador Sign New Asylum Deal To Stem Tide Of Migrants
The agreement furthers the administration's goal of requiring migrants to seek asylum in so-called "third countries" through which they traveled en route to the U.S.
Trump Sends Troops To Middle East After Attack On Saudi Oil Facilities
The Pentagon provided few details on the deployment. The announcement appears to indicate that the president has not made a decision whether to take military action against Iran
How To Design A Female-Friendly Toilet
In developing countries, public toilets may be in short supply. And even when they are available, women and girls might not feel comfortable using them.
China Has A Lot At Stake As Attacks In Persian Gulf Rise
China is the world's largest importer of oil. It buys a lot of crude oil from Saudi Arabia and is investing heavily in Iran. So China is especially vulnerable to instability in the Middle East.
'They Will Have To Die Now' Is A Bare-Knuckles Account Of The Fight Against ISIS
James Verini's book will stand up with some of the best war reporting, as he takes an unblinking look at the dirtiest kind of battle — urban combat — and the human wreckage it leaves in its wake.
Far Right Makes Gains In 2 German State Elections As Centrists Hang Onto Power
The far-right Alternative for Germany (AfD) party won big in this month's Brandenburg and Saxony state elections. A recent poll shows the AfD more popular than ever throughout Germany.
Justin Trudeau's Blackface Incidents Reveal Another Side Of Canada
The Canadian prime minister faces intense criticism after photos and videos emerged showing him wearing blackface while dressed for costume parties. Trudeau's central message has been inclusion.
Retrospective: The 18-Year, And Counting, Afghan War
Since peace talks fell apart, the U.S. and Taliban have ramped up violent activity. We examine the shifting currents of the war in Afghanistan — the longest in U.S. history.
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Pentagon to boost air defenses in Saudi Arabia

The Pentagon is boosting air defenses in Saudi Arabia after drones and missiles, allegedly from Iran, targeted the world's largest oil processing facility and a major oil field. The modest response, announced after the White House added new sanctions to Iran's Central Bank, reflects an attempt to keep mounting tensions from escalating into war.


California sues Trump over revoking state's authority to set car emissions standards

California's unique authority to set its own tailpipe emissions standards has made the state an environmental leader and irked the Trump administration.


Global climate strikes: Protesters rally around the world

Walkouts are taking place worldwide Friday calling for action on climate change in a youth-led movement for renewable energy and carbon-neutral goals.


Saudi Arabia says it's 'willing and able' to respond to Iran. Is it?

Is Saudi Arabia 'willing and able' to respond to Iran? Yes, it says.


Newsletter: Young and driven to save the planet

The kids are not all right with global warming, as protests today call for action.


The global climate strike could make history. Here's what you need to know

On Friday, 5,000 youth-led demonstrations in 156 countries — 100-plus in California — will demand government action to end reliance on fossil fuels.


Q&A: What is the U.N. climate change summit?

The U.N. Climate Change Summit will kick off next week in New York. What is it, and what do its organizers hope to accomplish?


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'We will make them hear us': Millions call for climate change action
Across the globe, millions of people, mostly students and children, have taken part in demonstrations calling for more urgent action from their governments to tackle climate change.

Historic day of climate strikes is unlikely to move Trump
Greta Thunberg told a huge crowd in Manhattan that she thought around four million people had taken part in Friday's global climate strikes.

Life near rapidly-warming North Pole: Rain in winter and more avalanches
People living just 800 miles from the North Pole are facing new and unpredictable hazards because the climate is warming so rapidly.

Click here to see where a climate strike is taking place
Around 2,000 planned protests are taking place globally as demonstrators call for action on climate change.

Blindfolded and shackled: Prisoner video 'genuine'
Online footage purporting to show hundreds of blindfolded and shackled prisoners in a mostly Muslim region of China is believed to be authentic, a European security source has told Sky News.

Trump approves deployment of US forces in Saudi Arabia
Donald Trump has approved the deployment of US forces to Saudi Arabia following the attack on two oil facilities in the country.

Trump: Whistleblower allegations 'just another political hack job'
Donald Trump has described allegations by an intelligence whistleblower as "just another political hack job".

Four people dead as tour bus crashes near Bryce Canyon
Four people have died and around 30 people were injured after a tour bus crashed near Bryce Canyon in Utah.

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How a British teen model was lured into Jeffrey Epstein's web
Anouska De Georgiou, who grew up in an affluent family, says she fell into Epstein's circle of abuse through well-connected friends.
Deny, divert, discredit: Trump turns to his scandal playbook once again
Analysis: The president has a canned approach for trying to fend off bad news. This time, it's a whistleblower report.
U.S. to deploy military forces to Saudi Arabia after drone attacks on oil sites
"The president has approved the deployment of U.S. forces which will be defensive in nature," Secretary of Defense Mark Esper said Friday.
Millions take to streets in youth-led rally for climate change action
Coordinated action is expected in some 150 countries, organizers said.
Barron Hilton, hotelier and founding owner of Los Angeles Chargers, dies at age 91
Barron Hilton was an entrepreneur before succeeding his father, Conrad, as head of Hilton Hotels Corporation.
Congress promised teachers student loan forgiveness — but hired loan companies that made it impossible
“If someone had told me I needed to make a change, I would have,” said one school psychologist who found himself on the hook for thousands of dollars in loans.
Jail inmate who died allegedly pleaded for water as staff laughed
Mario Terruso's death is being investigated by the state office of the attorney general.
Patriots release Antonio Brown after just one game amid rape allegations
The controversial wide receiver told his now-former team: "Thanks for the opportunity."
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Seattle Seahawks' Ezekiel Ensah to play versus New Orleans Saints
Seattle Seahawks defensive end Ezekiel Ansah is expected to make his debut with the franchise Sunday against the visiting New Orleans Saints.

Cleveland Browns place TE David Njoku on injured reserve
Cleveland Browns tight end David Njoku was placed on injured reserve with a wrist injury.

Hurricane Lorena hugging coast of Baja California peninsula
The eye of Hurricane Lorena came close to making landfall along the coast of Mexico's Baja California on Friday.

Showers, thunderstorms from Jerry to graze Leeward Islands
Jerry continued its journey to the west on Friday as it neared the Leeward Islands. Jerry, which became a hurricane Thursday, is the 10th named storm and the fourth recognized hurricane of 2019 Atlantic season.

U.S. to send additional troops to Middle East after Saudi oil attack
President Donald Trump ordered additional U.S. troops to the Middle East on Friday, nearly a week after an attack on Saudi oil facilities, Department of Defense Mark Esper announced.

Indianapolis Colts LB Darius Leonard ruled out against Atlanta Falcons
Indianapolis Colts starting linebacker Darius Leonard was ruled out for Sunday's game against the Atlanta Falcons.

Bus crash near Utah's Bryce Canyon kills 4 Chinese tourists
A tour bus carrying dozens of Chinese nationals crashed near Utah's Bryce Canyon National Park on Friday, killing at least four people, local authorities said.

Carolina Panthers rule out QB Cam Newton against Arizona Cardinals
Carolina Panthers star quarterback Cam Newton won't play against the Arizona Cardinals due to a foot injury.

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Across the globe, millions join biggest climate protest ever

Young and old alike took to the streets in an estimated 185 countries to demand action

Millions of people demonstrated across the world yesterday demanding urgent action to tackle global heating, as they united across timezones and cultures to take part in the biggest climate protest in history.

In an explosion of the youth movement started by the Swedish school striker Greta Thunberg just over 12 months ago, people protested from the Pacific islands, through Australia, across-south east Asia and Africa into Europe and onwards to the Americas.

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'The men who plundered Europe': bankers on trial for siphoning €60bn

Martin Shields and Nick Diable are accused of tax fraud in ‘cum-ex’ scandal that exposes City’s pursuit of profit

They have been called “the men who plundered Europe”: a group of cowboy traders, seasoned tax lawyers and mathematical whizz kids who are alleged to have conspired in the heart of the City of London to siphon at least €60bn in taxpayers’ money from the state coffers of several EU countries.

In Britain, the so-called “cum-ex” scandal, named after the complex derivatives juggling act employed, gained little attention amid the frenzied debate around the UK’s departure from the European Union when the fraud scheme was discovered in 2017.

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Ukraine imbroglio confirms Giuliani's as Trump's most off-kilter advocate

The man once called America’s Mayor has become the loosest of cannons, embroiling his boss in an election-meddling furore

On Thursday night Rudy Giuliani, Donald Trump’s personal lawyer and troubleshooter-in-chief, went on CNN to defend his boss against the latest scandal swirling round him.

Related: Rudy Giuliani's quest for dirt on Biden via Ukraine – a timeline

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Pro-China supporters tear down Hong Kong's 'Lennon Walls'

Action against symbol of democracy protests could lead to renewed trouble on city’s streets

Groups of pro-China supporters have pulled down “Lennon Walls” of anti-government protest messages in Hong Kong, raising the possibility of clashes with democracy supporters and another weekend of trouble.

By mid-morning on Saturday, dozens of demonstrators vowing support for Beijing had started to tear down the large mosaics of colourful posted notes calling for democracy and denouncing perceived Chinese meddling in the former British colony.

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Prince Andrew was an abuser, Epstein accuser says in TV interview

Virginia Giuffre claims prince was participant in disgraced financier’s exploitation of her

An accuser of Jeffrey Epstein has alleged Prince Andrew was “an abuser, a participant” in the disgraced US financier’s exploitation of her as a teenager, in her first television interview.

Virginia Giuffre, formerly Roberts, who was pictured with Prince Andrew in a now notorious photograph, spoke to the US network TV station NBC News about her involvement with Epstein, a convicted sex offender who killed himself in a New York jail in August while facing fresh child sex trafficking charges.

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Climate strikes: hoax photo accusing Australian protesters of leaving rubbish behind goes viral

The image was not taken after a climate strike and was not even taken in Australia

A hoax photo that claims to show rubbish left behind by Australian climate strike protesters is circulating on Facebook, despite being revealed as fake months ago.

Though it lacks any verification, and was debunked in April, the image and false caption have been shared 19,000 times in 12 hours, and thousands of times from copycats.

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Egyptians shout 'Leave Sisi' in rare protests against president

Security forces fire tear gas on protesters in Cairo but many stayed on the streets

Hundreds of Egyptians have protested in central Cairo and several other cities against president Abdel Fattah al-Sisi, responding to an online call for a demonstration against government corruption, witnesses said.

Protests have become very rare in Egypt following a broad crackdown on dissent under Sisi, who took power after the overthrow of the former Islamist president Mohamed Morsi in 2013 following mass protests against his rule.

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Trump pressured Ukrainian president to investigate Biden's son, reports say

White House has refused to turn a national security official’s formal whistleblower complaint over to Congress

Donald Trump pressed the new leader of Ukraine this summer to investigate Joe Biden, multiple reports say, as Democrats condemned what they saw as a clear effort to damage a political rival.

It was the latest revelation tied to an explosive whistleblower complaint that sparked a showdown between congressional Democrats and the Trump administration. Trump officials have refused to turn over the complaint by a national security official or even describe its contents.

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‘Boiling us like frogs’: China’s clampdown on Muslims creeps into the heartland, finds new targets
The Hui minority, a mostly Islamic people who speak Chinese, face increasing restrictions on religious observance, raising fears of Xinjiang-style oppression.
The biggest Arctic expedition in history is launching for the North Pole
Researchers will allow the sea to freeze around their vessel, trapping them as they collect observations on climate change in the Arctic.
Even as rallies are bombed, Afghanistan’s Ghani plows ahead with a populist campaign
The president is already planning for a post-election role as chief interlocutor with the Taliban.
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‘Everything Was Broken.’ The Photographer Who Captured the Most Haunting Photographs of Dorian and Its Aftermath
'I've covered hurricanes in the Caribbean the last fourteen years... but nothing compared to this one'
Here’s Everything To Know About The Status of Family Separation at the U.S. Border, Which Isn’t Nearly Over
Nearly 1,000 children have been separated from their parents since the practice was declared over
Climate Change Is Devastating the Lush Gardens of Versailles
'It’s heart breaking,' said Alain Baraton, Versailles’s chief gardener
Marines Charged With Human Smuggling Across U.S.-Mexico Border
Two riflemen were stopped driving from the border with three Mexicans in the back of a BMW
Facebook Says ‘Tens of Thousands’ of Apps Suspended Over Malware, Data Misuse Concerns
The company said it has banned a few apps completely and has filed lawsuits against some
Whistleblower: Trump ‘Urged’ Ukraine’s President to Investigate Biden’s Son
Two people familiar with the matter say the complaint was based on a series of events
Why Joe Biden’s Slow-Paced Campaign Hasn’t Slumped
"It's a little early to play hide the candidate," said one former Biden aide who has no formal role with the current campaign. "But I get it."
Backlash Over Border Agency Lawsuit Forces Montana Women to Leave Town
A border patrol officer detained the women because, he said, Spanish is 'very unheard of' in their town

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