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(CNN)In the now widely-shared Facebook video, a young man in a Hong Kong restaurant stands up at his table and glares down at his family members. "You're criticizing my friends, saying we're all radicals, saying we're criminal triads," he says, voice raised, as an older relative gestures for him to sit down. "You dare to call us triads?" It's an inter-generational spat...
(CNN)International human rights lawyers Amal Clooney and Caoilfhionn Gallagher QC will lead a legal team representing Maria Ressa, the award-winning Philippines journalist who has been repeatedly arrested this year on charges that critics say are designed to silence her. "It is clear that the government is manipulating the law to muzzle and intimidate one of its most credible media critics," said the...
Hong Kong (CNN)Chinese diplomats repeatedly interrupted a Hong Kong pop star and activist as she accused Beijing of "preventing our democracy at all costs" in a speech to the United Nations on Monday. Denise Ho told the UN Commission for Human Rights in Geneva that China had reneged on the commitments it made when it took control of Hong Kong in 1997, echoing the concerns of millions of...
Washington (CNN)President Donald Trump said Monday that the White House will no longer deal with British Ambassador to the US Kim Darroch after a series of leaked diplomatic cablesrevealed he told 10 Downing Street that the administration was "inept" and "clumsy." "I have been very critical about the way the U.K. and Prime Minister Theresa May handled Brexit. What a mess...
Tokyo (CNN)When Japanese politician Yuka Ogata decided to bring her 7-month-old child into Kumamoto's city assembly, she was hoping to set a precedent for working mothers. Instead, she set off a confrontation. "They were telling me like, 'No, you cannot stay here' and, 'Leave the chamber immediately with your baby.' Those words really shocked me," Ogata said. One councilman even began shouting at her....
Hong Kong (CNN)In early July 1944, on a tiny island in the Pacific Ocean, the United States clinched a devastating defeat over Japan in one of the bloodiest battles of World War II. Some 29,000 Japanese troops, almost the entire force Tokyo put on Saipan, in the Northern Marianas, were killed. US losses totaled almost 3,000 dead and more than...
(CNN)Right after a 6.4 magnitude earthquake rocked Southern California on July 4, filmmaker Ava DuVernay, a lifelong Angeleno, tweeted that it was the longest quake she'd ever felt. "It was so long," she wrote, "I thought for the first time ever is this the Big One?" But it wasn't even the biggest tremor Californians would see that week, with a more powerful...
CNN)With jets roaring overhead and a poncho-clad crowd before him, President Donald Trump implored Americans to come together Thursday in a show of national pride -- a rare unifying message from a deeply divisive President that came after days of controversy and criticism over his precedent-shattering military spectacle on the National Mall. "We must go forward as a nation with...
Beijing (CNN)Each summer, as Chinese cities swelter under the baking heat, middle-aged men across the country roll their T-shirts up above their bellies to cool down. It's a style so ubiquitous that it's even earned a fond nickname: the "Beijing bikini." But in a city in China's eastern Shandong province, Beijing bikini lovers -- and those who forgo tops altogether -- have fallen out...
(CNN)British Royal Marines in Gibraltar stormed an Iranian ship believed to have been carrying oil to Syria on Thursday, in what authorities said was a violation of European Unionsanctions on Syria. Gibraltar port and law enforcement agencies, aided by the British marines, detained the Grace 1 super tanker early Thursday morning, the territory's chief minister, Fabian Picardo, said in a statement. Spain's acting foreign minister, Josep...

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