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Pan-democrats launch bid in legislature to remove city leader Carrie Lam

Pan-democrats have launched a bid in the legislature to remove Hong Kong’s leader from office, accusing her of making “many unconstitutional decisions” in pushing forward the highly unpopular extradition bill and handling the months-long social unrest. The motion against Chief Executive Carrie Lam Cheng Yuet-ngor, launched under Article 79 of the Basic Law, the city’s […]

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Thai PM threatens to reshuffle the cabinet or dissolve parliament

A pall of gloom descended on the cabinet meeting yesterday (December 3) when Prime Minister and Minister of Defence mentioned about the government’s quorum in promoting a commission to study the impact of the National Council for Peace and Order’s actions and its use of power under Section 44. Minister of the Office of the […]

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North Korea threatens to resume calling Trump ‘dotard’

SEOUL, South Korea¬†– North Korea threatened on Thursday (Dec 5) to resume insults of US President Donald Trump and consider him a “dotard” if he keeps using provocative language, such as referring to its leader as “rocket man.” Choe Son Hui, the first vice-foreign minister, issued the warning via state media days after Trump spoke […]

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Not your usual day out for a tourist in Hong Kong: Curious visitors join walking tours to see protests

Many tourists may have Victoria Peak, Ocean Park or Lantau Island on their Hong Kong itineraries, but in a sign of the times, one tour company has added something new: protest tours. Hong Kong Free Tour, which takes visitors to see “the real Hong Kong”, including its poorer districts, has seen an opportunity at a […]

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Thailand sees first case of pneumonia from e-cigarettes

E-cigarettes have been blamed for breathing problems in a 48-year-old male patient admitted to a private hospital, Dr Asadang Ruaycharin, deputy director-general and a spokesman for the Department of Disease Control, said yesterday (Dec¬†7). The man told doctors he had started to smoke e-cigarettes containing marijuana on November 3 and soon developed shortness of breath, […]

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10 firemen in Malaysia carry obese man with breathing problems to ambulance

GEORGE TOWN – It took 10 firemen to carry an obese man from his home on the ninth floor of the Medan Angsana flats in Penang to an ambulance after he suffered breathing difficulties. Paya Terubong Fire Station chief Muzamer Mohd Salleh said they received a distress call at about 12.33pm on Tuesday (Dec 3), […]

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