Hong Kong marks 20 years since handover to China

Thousands of police have been deployed in Hong Kong as the territory marks 20 years since its handover to China from Britain with a series of lavish events.China's President Xi Jinping will join celebrations on Saturday, including a flag-raising ceremony and a fireworks display over Victoria Harbour
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Brazil sends meat safety report to EU, vows reinforced inspections

SAO PAULO Brazil's Agriculture Ministry said in a report to the European Union's food safety body on Friday that salmonella with a potential to harm public health had not been detected in lots of poultry due to be exported to the bloc.In a statement, the ministry also said it was reinforcing the ins
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New York hospital: Ex-employee opens fire in Bronx

A gunman has opened fire with an assault rifle inside a hospital in the Bronx borough of New York, killing one doctor and injuring six other people, five of them seriously.The gunman, a former doctor at the hospital, killed himself in the attack.The shooting began at about 14:55 local time (18:55 GM
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Lionel Messi’s ‘wedding of the century’ begins in Argentina

Argentine football star Lionel Messi's "wedding of the century" is taking place in his hometown of Rosario.Messi, 30, is marrying his childhood sweetheart Antonela Roccuzzo, 29, in a civil ceremony at a luxury hotel.Football stars and celebrities are among 260 guests attending the ceremony. Hundreds
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Trump to Senate Republicans: kill Obamacare now, replace later

WASHINGTON U.S. President Donald Trump urged Republican senators in a tweet on Friday to repeal Obamacare immediately if they cannot agree on a new plan to replace it, muddying the waters as congressional leaders struggle for consensus on healthcare legislation.Senate Republican leaders had set Frid
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Prince Charles and Camilla honour troops on Canada tour

The Prince of Wales and the Duchess of Cornwall have honoured Canadian soldiers who died while fighting in Afghanistan.On the second day of their tour, Charles and Camilla laid a wreath at a memorial in Trenton, Ontario, alongside a handwritten note by the prince.In total 158 people from Canada died
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Theresa May has ‘hamstrung’ David Davis in Brexit talks

Theresa May has made David Davis's job more difficult by setting "red lines" for him in Brexit talks, his ex-chief of staff has told the BBC.James Chapman said the Brexit secretary had been "hamstrung" by the prime minister's stance on the European Court of Justice (ECJ), among other things.He said
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JAY-Z apologizes to Beyoncé on new album ‘4:44’

JAY-Z is sorr-y. The rapper seems to apologize to Beyoncé for his infidelity on his new album "4:44" — a little over a year after his famed wife sparked speculation about his unfaithfulness on her record, "Lemonade." "I apologize often womanize /Took for my child t
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Grenfell fire: Council leader quits over fire response

Kensington and Chelsea Council leader Nick Paget-Brown has resigned following continued criticism of the council's handling of the Grenfell Tower tragedy.Mr Paget-Brown faced calls to resign from London Mayor Sadiq Khan and a number of other senior politicians.It comes after an aborted meeting of th
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Beyoncé and JAY-Z’s twins’ names have Twitter buzzing

The just-released names of Beyoncé and JAY-Z’s twins — Rumi and Sir — are generating buzz in the Twitter hive. Bey and Jay’s fans took to social media to express mixed emotions, including delight (“These are adorable — and very unexpected”) and confusion (“Rumi and Sir Carter?
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