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U.S. sending military mission to Liberia to escalate Ebola fight

Plans include building 17 treatment centres, training thousands of health-care workers and establishing a military control centre for co-ordination, U.S. officials said

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CY warns pan-dems will ‘have a case to answer’ if they block universal suffrage plan

<!– google_ad_section_start –> Hong Kong’s Chief Executive this morning took a swipe at the city’s pan-democrats, saying they would “have a case to answer” if Beijing’s proposal for universal suffrage is voted down in LegCo. <!– google_ad_section_end –>

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Full text: US President Barack Obama’s address on fight against Islamic State

<!– google_ad_section_start –> My fellow Americans – tonight, I want to speak to you about what the United States will do with our friends and allies to degrade and ultimately destroy the terrorist group known as ISIL. <!– google_ad_section_end –>

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Barack Obama&#039;s Thursday night live televised speech to outline mission to combat Islamic militants

The U.S. President will give a major nationally televised speech at 9 p.m. ET Thursday to outline an expanded military and political effort to combat Islamic militants in Syria and Iraq, and urge Congress to quickly give him authority to arm moderate Syrian opposition forces fighting President Bashar al-Assad.

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Obama Wants a Blank Check to Fight ISIS

The Obama administration asked Congress for $5 billion to fight terrorism but offered no details about how the money would be spent. Democrats want to give Obama the money anyway.

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Young Iraq Vet Takes Out Mass. Democrat

Three sitting members of Congress have lost reelection bids in 2014—and now scandal-tarred Rep. John Tierney has joined them, going down to Harvard grad Seth Moulton on Tuesday.

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GOP Offers War Power Obama Doesn’t Want

Senators are tripping over themselves to grant Obama the authority to go to war—but he’s not really interested in getting Congress’s permission.

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Li Fei – speaking his mind or toeing the line?

<!– google_ad_section_start –> In the week since Beijing set down strict restrictions on electoral reform in Hong Kong, one man’s stern defence of the central government’s ruling has made him a household name. <!– google_ad_section_end –>

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British lawmakers release angry letters from China urging end to Hong Kong inquiry

<!– google_ad_section_start –> The full extent of China’s anger over what it sees as Britain’s meddling in Hong Kong affairs has emerged in two letters sent to British lawmakers. <!– google_ad_section_end –>

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Former chief executive Tung Chee-hwa to lead tycoons on visit to Beijing

<!– google_ad_section_start –> Former chief executive Tung Chee-hwa will lead Hong Kong tycoons and business elites to meet state leaders in Beijing as the central government garners support for its controversial decision on political reform. <!– google_ad_section_end –>

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Full text of former Chief Executive Tung Chee-hwa’s speech on Hong Kong’s political reform

<!– google_ad_section_start –> The decision by the National People’s Congress Standing Committee a few days ago on the framework for the election of the chief executive has confirmed that from 2017 onward the people of Hong Kong will elect our chief executive by universal suffrage, fulfilling the collective aspiration of the people of Hong Kong. I fully support this decision, just as large numbers of Hong Kong people do. <!– google_ad_section_end –>

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Right-Wingers Flip Out Over Imaginary “Obama Car” Welfare Program

On Friday, humor less “satire” site Empire News published an article titled “Congress Approves Bill That Will Offer Free Automobiles To Welfare Recipients,” suppling elderly Facebook users with their weekly requirement of anti-Obama outrage.Read more…

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Tripoli in militias’ hands, government admits after fleeing Libyan capital

<!– google_ad_section_start –> Libya’s toothless outgoing government has admitted that it has in effect lost control of Tripoli to armed militias. The interim government led by prime minister Abdullah al-Thani, which resigned last week, said armed groups, mostly Islamist militias, were in control of ministries and blocking access to government workers. <!– google_ad_section_end –>

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Xinjiang county offers 10,000-yuan reward for Uygurs who marry Han Chinese

<!– google_ad_section_start –> A county in the restive Xinjiang region has introduced a package of preferential policies and cash rewards to encourage ethnic minority residents to marry Han Chinese. <!– google_ad_section_end –>

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Senior Hong Kong officials should resign over Beijing’s reform decision, says lawmaker

<!– google_ad_section_start –> Senior Hong Kong officials including Chief Secretary Carrie Lam Cheng Yuet-ngor should examine their consciences and resign in a bid to make Beijing reconsider its tough restrictions on the vote for the city’s next leader, a pan-democrat lawmaker says. <!– google_ad_section_end –>

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Police arrest 19 protesters outside Li Fei’s Hong Kong hotel

<!– google_ad_section_start –> Police overnight arrested 19 protesters who demonstrated outside a Wan Chai hotel over restrictions set out by Beijing for Hong Kong’s future chief executive elections. <!– google_ad_section_end –>

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At least we now know where we stand

<!– google_ad_section_start –> One country, two systems is as much about substance as appearance. We can argue till we are blue in the face about to what extent it still actually underpins Hong Kong-mainland relations. <!– google_ad_section_end –>

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Pepper spray, angry chants and naked fury greet Li Fei’s visit

<!– google_ad_section_start –> Hecklers at a speech by top mainland official Li Fei were hauled away by security guards yesterday, while police used pepper spray to stop protesters from entering the venue of a forum to discuss the 2017 electoral framework set by Beijing. <!– google_ad_section_end –>

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China changes Budget Law to relax rules on local government bond sales

<!– google_ad_section_start –> The mainland’s top legislature passed an amendment to the Budget Law yesterday, paving the way for more local governments to sell bonds directly to raise funds for public projects. <!– google_ad_section_end –>

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The Republican Party’s Next Top Bigot

Jody Hice isn’t fond of gays, Muslims, or women. He’s also on his way to becoming Georgia’s next Republican congressman. So maybe it’s time to expand his worldview.

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