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13:03  17 june  2019
13:03  17 june  2019 Source:   usatoday.com

Hong Kong arrests 4 after bombs set off near police

Hong Kong arrests 4 after bombs set off near police Hong Kong police announced Saturday they have arrested four men in connection with two apparent gasoline bomb attacks on law enforcement.The arson cases occurred Friday, first near a police vehicle and then by a police station, said the Hong Kong government. The attacks come as police brace for what is expected to be a major protest Sunday against proposed changes to Hong Kong's extradition law that would allow some suspects to be sent to mainland China to face charges. In the early hours of Friday, officers inside a patrolling police vehicle spotted a man holding an ignited glass bottle that he then threw toward the car before fleeing.

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Please read the rules before joining the discussion. 5 things you need to know Monday . The Supreme Court kicks off the new year Monday seemingly poised to deal a major blow to the nation's public employee unions by wiping out, or at least weakening, a legal precedent that dates back nearly

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Hong Kong protests: Police clear streets as protesters move to park

Protesters in Hong Kong left the streets and moved to a plaza and park near the city’s government headquarters Monday, averting possible clashes with police. The pro-democracy activists had said they would press on with a general strike over the handling of a controversial extradition bill that critics said would undermine the city's unique civil liberties. Protesters chanted and kneeled in front of officers on Monday, and hundreds lay or sat on the roads until they agreed to move to a plaza outside the government building and a spacious nearby park. Activists had called on Hong Kong residents to boycott classes and work, though it was unclear how many might heed that call. Nearly 2 million protesters participated in a march Sunday to express concerns over the government's handling of the bill.

Hong Kong leader says extradition bill will not be scrapped

Hong Kong leader says extradition bill will not be scrapped Hong Kong's pro-Beijing leader said Monday she had no plans to scrap a controversial plan to allow extraditions to the Chinese mainland, a day after huge crowds came out to oppose the proposal. "This is a very important piece of legislation that will help to uphold justice and also ensure that Hong Kong will fulfil her international obligations in terms of cross-boundary and transnational crimes," chief executive Carrie Lam told reporters. The city government is pushing a bill through the legislature that would allow extraditions to any jurisdiction with which it does not already have a treaty -- including mainland China.

5 things you need to know Monday . The biggest news to start your morning. Post to Facebook. Fans line up early to watch the civil trial between pop star Taylor Swift and her courtroom opponent The NFL legend was accused and later acquitted of killing his wife, Nicole Brown Simpson , and a

5 things you need to know Monday . Congress returns Monday with just five days left to keep the government from shutting down, and President Trump is adding to the pressure by demanding money for a Southwest border wall and other controversial programs that threaten a bipartisan deal.

5 things you need to know Monday: Hong Kong, Raptors, OJ Simpson, Taylor Swift and 'MIB'
5 things you need to know Monday: Hong Kong, Raptors, OJ Simpson, Taylor Swift and 'MIB'
5 things you need to know Monday: Hong Kong, Raptors, OJ Simpson, Taylor Swift and 'MIB'
5 things you need to know Monday: Hong Kong, Raptors, OJ Simpson, Taylor Swift and 'MIB'
5 things you need to know Monday: Hong Kong, Raptors, OJ Simpson, Taylor Swift and 'MIB'
5 things you need to know Monday: Hong Kong, Raptors, OJ Simpson, Taylor Swift and 'MIB'
5 things you need to know Monday: Hong Kong, Raptors, OJ Simpson, Taylor Swift and 'MIB'
5 things you need to know Monday: Hong Kong, Raptors, OJ Simpson, Taylor Swift and 'MIB'
5 things you need to know Monday: Hong Kong, Raptors, OJ Simpson, Taylor Swift and 'MIB'
5 things you need to know Monday: Hong Kong, Raptors, OJ Simpson, Taylor Swift and 'MIB'
5 things you need to know Monday: Hong Kong, Raptors, OJ Simpson, Taylor Swift and 'MIB'
5 things you need to know Monday: Hong Kong, Raptors, OJ Simpson, Taylor Swift and 'MIB'
5 things you need to know Monday: Hong Kong, Raptors, OJ Simpson, Taylor Swift and 'MIB'
5 things you need to know Monday: Hong Kong, Raptors, OJ Simpson, Taylor Swift and 'MIB'

Toronto Raptors celebrate their NBA Championship

Hong Kong leader defiant as city gears up for fresh protests over extradition bill

Hong Kong leader defiant as city gears up for fresh protests over extradition bill Hong Kong leader defiant as city gears up for fresh protests over extradition bill

Trump added that he does not consider a foreign government sharing information on a political opponent interference in the election process. "If I thought there was something wrong, I'd go maybe to the FBI — if I thought there was something wrong," he said.

Here are five things you didn’t know about the Black Panthers. NTSB to release evidence in fatal Amtrak train derailment Federal investigators on Monday are expected to release a trove of evidence in the May 12, 2015, Amtrak derailment in Philadelphia that killed eight commuters and injured more

Four days after winning the NBA championship, the Raptors will bring the celebration home to Toronto with a parade Monday that’s expected to be the biggest party the city has seen in years. Nearly two million people are expected to pack the parade route on what Mayor John Tory has declared "We The North" Day in honor of the Raptors. Some fans began camping out over 24 hours before the parade to get the best spots to watch Kawhi Leonard, Kyle Lowry, Fred VanVleet and company celebrate the first NBA title in franchise history.

The OJ Simpson car chase, 25 years later

The slow-moving police chase involving O.J. Simpson and a Ford Bronco took place 25 years ago on June 17, 1994. What followed, including his arrest and what many called the "trial of the century," captivated America. Simpson was charged with the murders of ex-wife Nicole Brown and her friend Ronald Goldman and the country was riveted by wall-to-wall television coverage of the trial that lasted 11 months and gave us the phrase: "If it doesn't fit, you must acquit." Indeed, Simpson was acquitted on Oct. 3, 1995, unleashing emotional reactions — in favor of and against — the verdict.

Chinese Activist Ai Weiwei Warns Hong Kong Protests Could End Like Tiananmen Square in 1989

Chinese Activist Ai Weiwei Warns Hong Kong Protests Could End Like Tiananmen Square in 1989 "We have a clear memory about what happened thirty years ago, what happened when students assembled peacefully in Tiananmen Square."

O . J . Simpson , American football hero and blockbuster movie star, has taken on legendary status as the subject of a tragic modern Hollywood parable. Simpson , having believed the items in the room to be his own and stolen from his own property, is clearly heard shouting to the inhabitants of the room “ You

A link has been posted to your Facebook feed. 5 things you need to know Monday . Editors, USA TODAY Published 4:05 a.m. ET Dec. The 74th anniversary of the surprise attack on Pearl Harbor will be commemorated Monday with ceremonies, a parade and a host of other events from Washington

Taylor Swift's latest star-studded video debuts

Taylor Swift's "You Need to Calm Down" video is scheduled for release Monday morning at 8:15 a.m. ET. The song, which debuted Thursday, is a cheeky bop dedicated to celebrating Pride and an anti-hate anthem. "Asked a few friends to be in the 'You Need to Calm Down' video," Swift said in an Instagram post teasing the video. The list, largely comprised of some of Hollywood's biggest LGBTQ icons, includes comedian Ellen DeGeneres, TV star Laverne Cox, TV personality RuPaul and Broadway actor Billy Porter.

'Men in Black' and 'Shaft' slump at the box office

Final numbers are expected Monday after apparent franchise fatigue set this weekend when "Men in Black: International" and "Shaft" hit theaters. "Men in Black" took the No. 1 spot but with lower-than-expected numbers: Sony Pictures estimates the film, directed by F. Gary Gray, earned only $28.5 million against a reported $110 million production budget. The last three "Men in Black" films all opened to more than $50 million, not accounting for inflation. "Shaft" placed sixth with an unsatisfactory $8.3 million. The Tim Story stars Samuel L. Jackson in a follow-up to his performance nearly 20 years ago. It cost around $30 million to make.

AP Domestic Tessa Thompson pitched 'Humans in Black' At the New York premiere of "Men in Black: International," actress Tessa Thompson reveals her alternative title pitches, while Chris Hemsworth says he's excited to step into a new franchise. (June 12)

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Chinese foreign minister claims 'black hand' of Western involvement in Hong Kong.
Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi has accused the "black hand" of Western forces of attempting to use recent mass demonstrations in Hong Kong to "stir up trouble" in the city. require(["medianetNativeAdOnArticle"], function (medianetNativeAdOnArticle) { medianetNativeAdOnArticle.getMedianetNativeAds(true); }); An estimated 2 million people hit the streets of Hong Kong on Sunday to protest against the government and an extradition bill which critics allege could see the city's residents sent to face trial in China's opaque criminal justice system.

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