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3Novices:Blast rocks Zimbabwean president’s rally, injuries reported

An explosion rocked a stadium where Zimbabwe’s president was addressing a campaign rally on Saturday, state media reported, saying he was not hurt and was evacuated from the scene. Witnesses said several people appeared to be injured.
President Emmerson Mnangagwa was whisked to a state house in Bulawayo, where he had been speaking ahead of next month’s election, the Zimbabwe Herald reported.
Witnesses said the blast occurred as Mnangagwa had just finished addressing the crowd and…
June 23, 2018 at 07:32PM https://ift.tt/2tymLjc
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3Novices:Thousands march in London demanding second vote on Brexit deal

Thousands of demonstrators gathered in London on Saturday to call for a second vote on Britain’s departure from the European Union.
The anti-Brexit campaigners are to march on parliament to mark the second anniversary of the Brexit vote, demanding a “people’s vote” on whether to approve the final deal Prime Minister Theresa May strikes with the EU, if an agreement is struck at all.
“I was in deep tears when the referendum happened, it looked like the future was…
June 23, 2018 at 06:38PM https://ift.tt/2MS0iXA
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3Novices:The American with a dream of becoming a Chinese citizen

Wealthy Chinese may be lining up to immigrate to the United States, but an American man named “Brent W” is heading in the opposite direction.
Eight years ago, he moved to China from the southeastern US state of Florida to take a job as a chief representative with an online Hong Kong company.
Today, he lives happily in Dongguan, an industrial city in central Guangdong province, with his wife, whom he met in Dongguan in 2010 and married a year later, and her daughter from a previous…
June 23, 2018 at 06:31PM https://ift.tt/2lv8H6y
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3Novices:‘Don’t give our land away’: the clash of interests in Vietnam’s anti-China protests

The first sign of trouble came on a Saturday earlier this month when more than 1,000 workers went on strike at a Taiwanese shoe factory in Ho Chi Minh City in southern Vietnam, blocking a highway.
Chanting slogans and waving banners saying: “We don’t want to give any of our land away to China, not even for one day”, the protesters voiced opposition to the Vietnamese government’s plan to set up three new special economic zones where foreign companies would be granted…
June 23, 2018 at 06:30PM https://ift.tt/2yH3EJA
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3Novices:Taipei scrambles jets and navy as mainland China sends warships through Taiwan Strait

Taiwan has scrambled jets and navy ships as two mainland warships sailed through the Taiwan Strait, in the latest sign of heightened tensions between Beijing and the self-ruled island.
The PLA Navy warships – a Type 052C destroyer and a Type 054A frigate – sailed southward off the island’s east coast early on Friday, Taiwan’s defence ministry said.
“They were moving in open sea close to Taiwan’s territorial waters before passing through the Bashi Channel,…
June 23, 2018 at 06:18PM https://ift.tt/2tj6G1N
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3Novices:Subsidised electricity scheme set to benefit more than 40,000 poor Hong Kong families from next year

More than 40,000 poor Hong Kong families, a quarter of whom live in subdivided flats, can pay less for their electricity from next year under a scheme launched by a major power company in the city.
The initiative, which involves a cost of HK$70 million, is part of a programme launched under CLP Power’s community energy saving fund following commitments made under the new 15-year Scheme of Control Agreement that regulates the city’s two power companies.
The agreement will take effect…
June 23, 2018 at 05:58PM https://ift.tt/2yxSmr2
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3Novices:Salvador Dali Triangle in Spain: there’s more to the surrealist than melting clocks

If the name Salvador Dali conjures images of melting watches and a conspicuous moustache – but not much else – then a visit to Spain’s “Dali Triangle” will not only make for a fantastic road trip, but will show that there is much more to the renowned surrealist’s work.
Dali’s homes, converted to museums, are located along the Costa Brava, a nearly 100-mile (160-kilometre) stretch of rugged coastline in northeastern Catalonia. A leisurely drive with…
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