Hong Kong’s protesters created their own “national anthem”

Hong Kong pro-democracy protesters boo the Chinese national anthem at a soccer match on September 10, 2019. | Anthony Kwan/Getty Images “Glory to Hong Kong” has become the new theme song of the months-long protests against the Hong Kong government and China. In an online video, protesters in riot gear sing and play instruments. They have violins tucked under chins covered with masks, drumsticks swinging in black-gloved hands. And together, in Cantonese, they belt out…

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The Supreme Court has delivered a devastating blow to the US asylum system

Immigrant rights activists rally at the US Supreme Court in Washington, DC, on April 23, 2019. | Mandel Ngan/AFP/Getty Images The justices effectively blocked asylum claims at the southern border, for now. The US Supreme Court left the future of the US asylum system uncertain Wednesday night by allowing the Trump administration to proceed with its plan to bar most asylum seekers at the southern border while a lawsuit over the rule makes its way…

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Enough is enough: London Stock Exchange to reject Hong Kong’s £32bn bid over China fears

HONG KONG’s ambitious £32billion takeover bid for the London Stock Exchange is set to be slapped down by officials over fears it would place the bourse in China’s hands. HONG KONG’s ambitious £32billion takeover bid for the London Stock Exchange is set to be slapped down by officials over fears it would place the bourse in China’s hands. Simply The Best 7 Days A Week Powered by WPeMatico

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Knives Out is a delightful Agatha Christie-style whodunnit made for 2019 America

Daniel Craig, Lakeith Stanfield, and Noah Segan in Knives Out. | Claire Folger Daniel Craig, Chris Evans, Jamie Lee Curtis, and more star in the latest caper from Rian Johnson. Whodunnits in the vein of Agatha Christie — like Knives Out, a romping delight from genre-bending Last Jedi auteur Rian Johnson — require a degree of prejudice in the reader in order to work properly. Characters are slotted into a type, usually owing to their…

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ABELHA CACHACA: Brazilian organic spirit is a win for small farmers and British business

ARTISANAL spirit Abelha Cachaca is giving some of Brazil’s organic sugar cane farmers, the bees on their pesticide-free land and British business many reasons to be cheerful as it blazes a new trail uniting ethical production and commercial success. ARTISANAL spirit Abelha Cachaca is giving some of Brazil’s organic sugar cane farmers, the bees on their pesticide-free land and British business many reasons to be cheerful as it blazes a new trail uniting ethical production…

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