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3Novices:Man dies after being crushed between two lorries in Hong Kong car park

A 63-year-old man has died after being crushed between two lorries in the car park of an industrial building in Kowloon Bay.
Police and firefighters were called to the car park on the ground floor of Yeung Yiu Chung (No 8) Industrial Building in Wang Hoi Road after receiving a report at about 12.10pm on Thursday, according to police.
“Initial information showed the man was trapped between two light goods vehicles and had to be freed by firemen,” a police spokesman said.
The victim…
August 24, 2017 at 12:14PM http://ift.tt/2xewmNr
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3Novices:SpaceX unveils slim-fit spacesuits, pushing back final fashion frontier and dispensing with bulky Nasa styling

Astronauts travelling aboard Elon Musk’s Dragon Capsule will wear form-fitting white-and-black spacesuits that bear little resemblance to their Nasa forebears, the SpaceX founder revealed Wednesday, a pivotal development in his quest to launch crewed missions to and from the International Space Station and beyond.
Although he offered few details in his sneak-peek Instagram post – “More in the days to follow,” a brief message promises – the tech billionaire, who is also chief…
August 24, 2017 at 12:12PM http://ift.tt/2vqWq5Q
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3Novices:In Hato’s aftermath, Hongkongers pick up the pieces, one rubbish bag at a time

A day after the biggest storm in five years lashed the city with torrential rain and hurricane force winds, wreaking havoc on the roads and grounding flights all over the region, Hongkongers found the ordeal was far from over as they confronted Typhoon Hato’s aftermath.
On Thursday, fallen trees and scaffolding continued to obstruct traffic in Hato’s destructive wake, while flood waters failed to subside completely overnight despite residents’ best efforts with cloths and…
August 24, 2017 at 12:10PM http://ift.tt/2xuRnTb
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3Novices:China says US probe ‘sabotages’ global trade system

China ratcheted up its opposition to the US investigation into its intellectual property practices, accusing the Trump administration of sabotaging the international trading system, and again pledging to defend its interests if necessary.
At the same time, Ministry of Commerce spokesman Gao Feng said at a briefing on Thursday in Beijing that the two nations had more shared interests than disputes and stressed that cooperation was the best way to address any differences.
“The US…
August 24, 2017 at 12:08PM http://ift.tt/2wq3q7H
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3Novices:Qatar restores full diplomatic ties to Iran, in snub to Arab neighbours amid regional crisis

Qatar restored full diplomatic relations with Iran early Thursday, disregarding the demands of Arab nations now locked in a regional dispute with the energy-rich country that it lessen its ties to Tehran.
In announcing its decision, Qatar did not mention the diplomatic crisis roiling Gulf Arab nations since June, when Qatar found its land, sea and air routes cut off by its neighbours over Doha’s policies across the Mideast.
However, the move comes just days after Saudi Arabia began…
August 24, 2017 at 11:45AM http://ift.tt/2v8nmMa
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3Novices:At Beijing book fair, publishers admit to self-censorship to keep texts on Chinese market

Just days after the world’s oldest publisher briefly caved in to Chinese censorship demands, international publishing houses are courting importers at a Beijing book fair, with some admitting they keep sensitive topics off their pages.
The censorship controversy that hit Cambridge University Press (CUP) sent a chill along the stands staffed by publishers from nearly 90 countries at the Beijing International Book Fair, which opened on Wednesday.
But some acknowledged their companies had…
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3Novices:‘Mind the massive gap’: Beijing subway train keeps running with door wide open

Passengers on a surface level section of the Beijing subway got a breezy ride on Wednesday, when the driver of their train decided to go full steam ahead despite one of the doors failing to close, local media reported.
The incident happened on the Batong Line, an extension of the underground Line 1, while the train was heading eastbound, news website 163.com reported on Thursday.
While the report did not say at what point in the journey the door malfunctioned – the line runs between Sihui…
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