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In 2010, he was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize for what the committee called "his long and nonviolent struggle for fundamental human rights in China ". Mr. Liu, a lecturer at Beijing Normal University, was a prominent figure during the student-led protests that swept Beijing and other Chinese cities in 1989.
  • UK: All samples from high-rise towers fail fire safety tests

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    The scope of Britain's fire-safety crisis broadened Saturday after a local government agency evacuated four public housing towers due to concerns about fire doors and the insulation around gas pipes, expanding the focus beyond the external cladding blamed for the rapid spread of a deadly inferno in west London .
  • Macron says Europe owes a lot to Helmut Kohl

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    Kohl is widely credited as the architect of their eventual reunification, brokering a deal with Soviet premier Mikhail Gorbachev including an undisclosed sum estimated at around 50 to 80 billion marks paid from West Germany to the Soviet Union.
  • MISSILE TESTS: US pressures China to impose more sanctions on North Korea

    MISSILE TESTS: US pressures China to impose more sanctions on North Korea

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    A second United States official also confirmed the test but did not provide additional details on the type of rocket component that was being tested or whether it fit into the ICBM program. U.S. President Donald Trump has warned that a major conflict with North Korea is possible over its weapons programs, though U.S. officials say tougher sanctions, not military force, are the preferred option.
  • Year Anniversary of Virginia Loving Case

    Year Anniversary of Virginia Loving Case

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    The couple was charged with unlawful cohabitation and jailed in 1958 after a black 17-year old woman, Mildred Jeter married Richard Loving , a 23-year-old white construction worker, according to the ACLU . The Lovings were locked up and given a year in a Virginia prison, with the sentence suspended on the condition that they leave Virginia. Remembering Loving five decades later, as many have done thanks to the 2016 movie chronicling the case , is an experience in cultural ...
  • Eboni Williams: Democrats Are 'Delusional' If They Stick With Pelosi

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    Beto O'Rourke of El Paso launched his Senate campaign earlier this year, Republicans bought advertisements on Snapchat portraying O'Rourke as Pelosi's puppet - even though he had publicly voted against her in the leadership elections. The Democrats have been bleeding seats while she's been patting herself on the back, and they don't want to blow what they see as a golden opportunity next year.
  • Philippines: Maute leader, financier might be dead

    Philippines: Maute leader, financier might be dead

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    At least 26 civilians and 69 soldiers have been killed since fighting began on May 23. The Muslim world will be celebrating Eid al-Fitr, an important religious holiday that marks the end of Ramadan, the Islamic holy month of fasting. Intelligence information suggested that a Malaysian militant believed to have bankrolled a siege of Marawi, and a Filipino brother accused of plotting the attack, were killed in the clashes in the city.
  • North Korea might co-host 2018 Winter Olympic Games

    North Korea might co-host 2018 Winter Olympic Games

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    Tensions have risen in recent months with the United States and North Korea trading threats as the latter nation's leader Kim Jong-un launched new missile tests despite repeated warnings to stop. Currently, North Korea have not qualified any athletes for the Games, with pairs figure skating representing their only hope. He said, "I am honored to have been chosen as an ambassador for the PyeongChang 2018 Games".
  • Record-breaker Stroll realises Formula One dream

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    The FIA has clarified the reasons as to why it didn't find fault with Lewis Hamilton "slowing" under the safety auto, triggering the clash with Sebastian Vettel that led to their so-called "road rage" incident during the Azerbaijan Grand Prix.
  • Rain washes out India opener with WI

    Rain washes out India opener with WI

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    Speaking to reporters after the team's win, skipper Virat Kohli praised Rahane , saying that he has been part of the ODI set up for long and his presence gives the side the leverage of adding an extra bowler. Sunday, putting in doubt the prospect of a full 50-overs aside contest at Queen's Park Oval . The pair put on 114 before Dhawan was stumped off the bowling of Ashley Nurse for 63 off 59 balls.
  • Solar Companies Surge After Trump Proposes Panels on Border Wall

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    President Trump on Thursday claimed Mexico is the second deadliest country in the world, behind only war-torn Syria, prompting an official rebuke from Mexico's government asserting Trump's statement was not true. And, of course, to a cheering crowd, Trump added that Mexico will still be paying for it. However, Democrats and even most Republicans reportedly doubt that the wall will ever be built.