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Hong Kong polishes ties with China just as shine as global hub fades

HONG KONG (AP) — Every few generations, Hong Kong transforms itself, evolving from a swampy fishing village to a 19th-century colonial port, to a capitalist outpost and factory after the 1949 revolution in China, to a 21st-century financial center . As the former British colony marks the 25th anniversary of its return to China, bewitched …

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World faces ‘oceanic emergency’, UN warns as activists push for action | Climate crisis news

The five-day United Nations Ocean Conference in Lisbon, Portugal, aims to restore ocean health. The world is facing an “oceanic emergency”, United Nations head Antonio Guterres warned as thousands of activists, scientists and leaders gathered at the United Nations Ocean Conference in the Portuguese capital to call for measures to be strengthened protection of the …

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G7 launches $600 billion infrastructure plan to counter China | News

The G7 Global Infrastructure and Investment Partnership will help fund infrastructure projects in developing countries. The leaders of the Group of Seven (G7) countries have pledged to raise $600 billion in private and public funds over five years to fund infrastructure in developing countries and the older, multitrillion-dollar Belt and Road project. against China. US …

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New Colombian president pledges to protect rainforest

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Gustavo Petro, Colombia’s first elected left-wing president, will take office in August with ambitious proposals to halt record deforestation in the Amazon rainforest. Petro has pledged to limit agribusiness expansion into the forest and create reserves where indigenous communities and others are allowed to harvest rubber, acai and other non-timber …

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Afghans bury dead, dig for survivors of devastating earthquake

GAYAN, Afghanistan (AP) — Villagers rushed to bury the dead on Thursday, digging by hand through the rubble of their homes in search of survivors of a powerful earthquake that hit eastern Afghanistan. state media reported that 1,000 people were killed† Residents seemed largely on their own to deal with the aftermath as their new …

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Myanmar’s Aung San Suu Kyi moved to solitary confinement | Aung San Suu Kyi News

Military government confirms transfer of deposed leader from house arrest to prison complex. Myanmar’s deposed leader Aung San Suu Kyi has been transferred from a secret detention site to solitary confinement in a prison complex in the capital Naypyidaw, a spokesman for the country’s military government said. “In accordance with the criminal laws… [Aung San …

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Myanmar’s Aung San Suu Kyi moved to solitary confinement | Aung San Suu Kyi News

Military government confirms transfer of deposed leader from house arrest to prison complex. Myanmar’s deposed leader Aung San Suu Kyi has been transferred from a secret detention site to solitary confinement in a prison complex in the capital Naypyidaw, a spokesman for the country’s military government said. “In accordance with the criminal laws… [Aung San …

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