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Rare rallies in China over Mongolian language curb Rare rallies in China over Mongolian language curb

Rare rallies in China over Mongolian language curb

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Image copyright AFP Image caption Protesters gathered to show their support in neighbouring Mongolia Ethnic Mongolians in northern China have staged rare rallies against measures to reduce teaching in the Mongolian language in favour of Chinese.As schools began a new term on Tuesday some parents held children back in protest at the policy.Under the rules,…

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Biden tells National Guard: I’ll never use the military as ‘a prop’ Biden tells National Guard: I’ll never use the military as ‘a prop’

Biden tells National Guard: I’ll never use the military as ‘a prop’

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Former Vice President Joe Biden pledged Saturday to National Guard members that he’d never put them in the middle of a domestic political dispute and he’d “restore” respect for civilian-military relations.”It’s been tested lately,” Biden said to the virtual National Guard Association of the United States’ 142nd General Conference.JOINT CHIEFS HEAD SAYS MILITARY WON’T HAVE ROLE…

Kim Darroch: Former top UK diplomat ‘does not regret’ Trump criticism Kim Darroch: Former top UK diplomat ‘does not regret’ Trump criticism

Kim Darroch: Former top UK diplomat ‘does not regret’ Trump criticism

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Image copyright Getty Images Image caption The UK’s ambassador to the US quit after private comments about the Trump administration were leaked The UK’s former ambassador to the US has told BBC Newsnight he does not regret criticising Donald Trump in briefings later leaked to the media.Kim Darroch quit last year after it emerged he…

indyref2: Starmer refuses to rule out backing Scotland referendum indyref2: Starmer refuses to rule out backing Scotland referendum

indyref2: Starmer refuses to rule out backing Scotland referendum

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Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionKeir Starmer says he would not “be doing a hypothetical for what would happen after May”.Labour leader Sir Keir Starmer has refused to rule out the possibility of supporting a second referendum on Scottish independence in the long term.But he told the BBC a vote like the…

US ambassador to Hungary to step down US ambassador to Hungary to step down

US ambassador to Hungary to step down

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Washington (CNN)The US ambassador to Hungary announced Tuesday that he would step down from his post on November 1, two days before the US presidential election. David Cornstein, a longtime friend o…

NYPD detective starts ‘Fund the First’ platform to raise money for military members and first responders NYPD detective starts ‘Fund the First’ platform to raise money for military members and first responders

NYPD detective starts ‘Fund the First’ platform to raise money for military members and first responders

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When veteran New York police Detective Robert Garland saw his supervisor’s daughter born with a rare neurological condition known as Alexander disease three years ago, he knew he had to step up and help. It was through this experience, that Garland founded “Fund the First,” which was created to provide financial and emotional support to all first…

Military veteran’s companion dog allowed into US after it was almost deported Military veteran’s companion dog allowed into US after it was almost deported

Military veteran’s companion dog allowed into US after it was almost deported

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Lassie’s coming home.A military veteran’s companion dog was given approval to stay in the U.S. on Thursday after the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) initially denied the dog’s permit because of a “mistake with her paperwork.”RESCUE DOG ADOPTS KITTENS AFTER THE TRAGIC DEATH OF HER OWN PUPPIESStaff Sergeant A.J. Kirrish met 1-year-old Harley…

Jennifer Laude case: Duterte pardons US marine over transgender killing Jennifer Laude case: Duterte pardons US marine over transgender killing

Jennifer Laude case: Duterte pardons US marine over transgender killing

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Image copyright Reuters Image caption Joseph Pemberton (C) was tried for murder in 2015 Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte has drawn criticism from rights groups after pardoning a US marine convicted of killing a transgender woman.Mr Duterte issued the pardon on Monday to Lance Corporal Joseph Scott Pemberton, who has been in prison since 2014 for…

Hong Kong embarks on mass virus testing amid criticism Hong Kong embarks on mass virus testing amid criticism

Hong Kong embarks on mass virus testing amid criticism

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Image copyright Reuters Image caption Hong Kong is battling repeated surges in infections Hong Kong has begun a free universal Covid-19 testing programme, despite criticism that it is not effective and could be misused for surveillance. The voluntary mass testing is being conducted with the help of medical staff from mainland China. A health workers…

Coronavirus: ‘Does Nicola Sturgeon hate pubs and clubs?’ Coronavirus: ‘Does Nicola Sturgeon hate pubs and clubs?’

Coronavirus: ‘Does Nicola Sturgeon hate pubs and clubs?’

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Image copyright Hold Fast Entertainment Image caption Donald Macleod says thousands of jobs are at risk if the Scottish government does not help the night-time economy One of Glasgow’s biggest nightclub operators is demanding urgent help to save jobs in the night-time economy.Donald Macleod is asking Nicola Sturgeon to “let us know if you hate…

Profile: Former Australian PM Tony Abbott Profile: Former Australian PM Tony Abbott

Profile: Former Australian PM Tony Abbott

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Image copyright EPA Tony Abbott was already a polarising figure when he became prime minister of Australia in 2013.A former Rhodes Scholar who once wanted to be a monk, he attracted early criticism for gaffes and was famously called a misogynist by former Labor Prime Minister Julia Gillard.In September 2015, he was ousted as prime…

This is the healthiest community in the US. Here’s why This is the healthiest community in the US. Here’s why

This is the healthiest community in the US. Here’s why

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(CNN) With its vast mountain ranges, diverse wildlife and clean air, Los Alamos County, New Mexico, has been ranked the healthiest community of 2020. Located about 40 miles from Santa Fe, the count…

Washington Post: CIA assessment says Putin ‘probably directing’ efforts to interfere in 2020 election against Biden Washington Post: CIA assessment says Putin ‘probably directing’ efforts to interfere in 2020 election against Biden

Washington Post: CIA assessment says Putin ‘probably directing’ efforts to interfere in 2020 election against Biden

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Washington (CNN)The CIA assessed in August that Russian President Vladimir Putin and his top aides “are aware of and probably directing Russia’s influence operations” aimed at undermining Democratic …

Top military appeals court rejects Bowe Bergdahl’s claim Trump prevented him from getting fair trial Top military appeals court rejects Bowe Bergdahl’s claim Trump prevented him from getting fair trial

Top military appeals court rejects Bowe Bergdahl’s claim Trump prevented him from getting fair trial

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The U.S. military’s top appellate court on Friday rejected a legal challenge made by former Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl over his court-martial conviction for deserting his post in Afghanistan.Bergdahl’s lawyers argued that repeated comments made by President Trump — both while he was a presidential candidate in 2016 and then later as commander in chief, when he repeatedly ridiculed…

Mahomes’ sneaky good ability to run gives defenses more to worry about Mahomes’ sneaky good ability to run gives defenses more to worry about

Mahomes’ sneaky good ability to run gives defenses more to worry about

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KANSAS CITY, Mo. — The Los Angeles Chargers experienced firsthand what may be the most demoralizing thing for a defense trying to stop Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes. The Chargers led 20-17 in the fourth quarter and had forced the Chiefs into a precarious third-and-20 with about a minute to go. When the reigning Super Bowl…

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