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Former Vancouver residents share first-hand accounts of Hong Kong protests

Maggie Lee was born in Hong Kong but moved to Canada as a child. She told the Globe and Mail: ‘A lot of people started walking the streets with cling wrap and lab goggles and disposable raincoats. They didn’t know how to protect themselves against tear gas.’

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Show of defiance closes City Hall for first time since 1962

<!– google_ad_section_start –> Through disasters, epidemics and even the deadly 1967 riots, City Hall kept its doors open – until Sunday’s police crackdown on Occupy Central. <!– google_ad_section_end –>

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Over 1,500 secondary pupils cut classes for democracy

<!– google_ad_section_start –> Casting thick textbooks aside, hundreds of secondary pupils scribble away furiously on notebooks at their first “civil lecture”, conducted out in the open over loudspeakers when they should have been confined within the four walls of the classroom. <!– google_ad_section_end –>

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School that taught women a career is too costly ordered to shut down

<!– google_ad_section_start –> A private school in Guangdong province’s Dongguan said to be shunning maths and English in favour of solely teaching ancient Chinese scriptures and philosophies has been ordered to shut down by education authorities for “instilling the wrong values in children and women”, the Southern Metropolis Daily reported. <!– google_ad_section_end –>

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Here’s Why You Should Read (or Reread) Gone Girl This Week

David Fincher’s Gone Girl comes out October 3, which means right about now plenty of movie fans are asking themselves: Should I read the book before I see the adaptation? The answer usually varies by project — we recommend watching Game of Thrones before reading “A Song of Ice and Fire” … More »

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Snoozing policeman who let convict escape is jailed for breach of duty

<!– google_ad_section_start –> A policeman who fell asleep on the job and allowed a woman convict to escape during hospital treatment has been charged with breach of duty and sentenced to six months in jail. <!– google_ad_section_end –>

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Thomas Kwok didn’t want siblings to know of higher fee, Rafael Hui tells trial

<!– google_ad_section_start –> One of the three Kwok brothers of SHKP asked Rafael Hui Si-yan not to tell the two siblings he would be paid more than the stated sum for his consultancy, lest they rejected the payment, the High Court heard yesterday. <!– google_ad_section_end –>

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Ebola could deal ‘catastrophic blow’ to hardest hit African economies, World Bank warns

<!– google_ad_section_start –> The World Bank warned yesterday that fear of the deadly Ebola virus was choking off economic activity in West Africa with potentially “catastrophic” results. <!– google_ad_section_end –>

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Iraqi army’s new offensive targets Islamic State in three cities

Offensives in Ramadi, Falluja and Haditha in the western province of Anbar started before dawn, security sources in the three cities said

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REVIEW: Thinking of upgrading to an iPhone 6? Trust me, it’s worth the wait

<!– google_ad_section_start –> On Friday, Apple will release in Hong Kong and eight other markets around the world its thinnest and largest smartphones to date – the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus. <!– google_ad_section_end –>

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Doctor Who Recap: Fear Makes Friends of Us All

Part of the genius of Season Three’s benchmark “Blink” is how utterly standalone it is, which is why it’s often the go-to installment to show to newbies: The ride can be enjoyed with virtually no knowledge of the Who mythos. “Listen” comes from a different direction; our protagonists are front … More »

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Apple chooses Hong Kong over mainland for iPhone 6 launch

<!– google_ad_section_start –> Apple will roll out its new smartphones in nine markets, including Hong Kong, next week. But customers in mainland China will have to wait a week longer for the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus. <!– google_ad_section_end –>

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HK$200,000 gone as burglars target Sai Kung area

<!– google_ad_section_start –> Two more homes have been burgled in the Tai Mong Tsai area of Sai Kung, with over HK$200,000 in cash and valuables stolen. <!– google_ad_section_end –>

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Solution to Seat Rage: No More Reclining

Three planes have been forced to divert because of fights over reclining seats. So why not keep all passengers in the ‘upright position’ when they fly?

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Chinese authorities delay permits for scientists’ experimental rice and corn

<!– google_ad_section_start –> Authorities in China have held back on renewing the safety permits of three genetically modified plants, casting uncertainty on the future of experiments by the scientists who developed those crops. <!– google_ad_section_end –>

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Detroit-area man sentenced to at least 17 years for killing woman on porch

‘I will carry that guilt and sorrow forever,’ Theodore Wafer says

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India humble England to win series

India send England to a humiliating nine-wicket defeat to win the fourth one-day international at Edgbaston and the series 3-0.

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Nanking massacre textbooks for primary schools launched in Jiangsu amid war anniversary

<!– google_ad_section_start –> Grade Five students in Jiangsu province became the first on the mainland to receive official textbooks detailing the Nanking massacre, a painful chapter of history that has been a sticking point between China and Japan. <!– google_ad_section_end –>

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Has Football Jumped the Shark?

The character-building cornerstone of American life has lately come under fire for ills ranging from racism to concussions. Three new books find the good, the bad, and the ugly.

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Three prestigious mainland universities vow to strengthen ideological control

<!– google_ad_section_start –> Three prestigious mainland universities have vowed to strengthen ideological control over students and teachers, according to statements in the latest issue of Quishi, a magazine of the Central Party School. <!– google_ad_section_end –>

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