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Ocean plastic waste probably comes from ships: report

Most of the plastic bottles washing up on the rocky shores of Inaccessible Island, aptly named for its sheer cliffs rising from the middle of the South Atlantic, probably come from Chinese merchant ships, a study said.

Singapore's fake news law takes effect as critics sound alarm

Singapore's new law to combat "fake news" came into effect Wednesday despite criticism from tech giants and activists, who labelled the tough rules a "chilling" attempt to stifle dissent.

Hong Kong flash-mob rallies erupt as anger mounts over shot protester

Spontaneous flash-mob rallies broke out in Hong Kong on Wednesday as anger mounted over police shooting a teenage protester who attacked officers in a dramatic escalation of the violent unrest that has engulfed the territory for months.

Red meat unhealthy? Maybe not

Cutting back on red meat is standard medical advice to prevent cancer and heart disease -- but a review of dozens of studies has concluded that the potential risk is low and evidence uncertain.

Hong Kong defies China anniversary with 'Day of Grief' rallies and clashes

Strife-torn Hong Kong on Tuesday marked the 70th anniversary of Communist China's founding with defiant "Day of Grief" protests and fresh clashes with police as pro-democracy activists ignored a ban on marches and took to the streets.

Rescuers fear six trapped after Taiwan bridge collapse

Rescuers were scrambling on Tuesday to reach six people feared trapped after a bridge collapsed in Taiwan, smashing onto a group of fishing boats moored underneath.

Over 500 arrested after fresh Indonesia legal-reforms protests

More than 500 people were arrested after clashes in Indonesia's capital amid nationwide protests against a raft of divisive reforms -- including banning pre-marital sex and weakening the anti-graft agency -- authorities said Tuesday.

Tanjung Piai by-election on Nov 16

The Tanjung Piai by-election will be held on Nov 16. Nomination will be held on Nov 2 while early voting on Nov 12.

Missiles and fireworks: China to mark 70 years with a bang

Beijing's massive 70th anniversary celebrations for the People's Republic of China on Tuesday will be tightly choreographed and controlled.

Hong Kong braces for China anniversary violence

Ripped-up paving stones lay scattered around the graffiti-scarred streets of Hong Kong after one of the most violent days in a summer of rage, as protesters ready for fresh clashes on Tuesday's 70th anniversary of communist China's founding.


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