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Hong Kong protesters burn flag, police fire pepper spray

Protesters in Hong Kong burn flag, police fire pepper spray in renewed clashes over anti-government grievances<

Saudi Arabia says it will respond appropriately if probe confirms Iran’s role in attacks

Minister of State for Foreign Affairs Adel al-Jubeir said the probe would prove that the September 14 strikes came from the north and that Iran bore responsibility, a charge Tehran denies.

The simple strategy fueling the rise of Bill Gates’s fortune

The Gates fortune had about $60 billion of equity assets as of Monday, according to data compiled by Bloomberg.

Critics slam US-El Salvador asylum deal as ‘cynical and absurd’

The White House reportedly plans to help El Salvador host US-bound asylum-seekers from neighboring countries. Experts blasted the Trump administration for sending migrants to one of the world's most dangerous countries.

Is Germany too stingy to fund the fight against climate change?

The German government is proposing a climate protection package that will cost billions of euros. The country is wealthy, but there are already concerns over how to fund the measures.

Area 51: Why does a military compound in the desert attract millions from all over the world?

It may have started as a joke, but just how many of the two million people "attending" an Area 51 alien hunting event on Facebook are laughing or taking it seriously, no one knows. The US military has issued a warning.

Germany: Angela Merkel’s Cabinet agrees ‘climate packet’, environmentalists say it’s paltry

Germany's Cabinet has agreed a climate packet, including carbon dioxide pricing via emission certificates, costlier fuels, cheaper rail, and a ban on oil heaters from 2026. A leading Green was "bitterly disappointed."

SUV drives through Chicago-area mall, leaves shoppers panicked

Video posted on social media shows the black Chevy Trailblazer driving through the Woodfield Mall in Schaumburg around 2:30 p.m. while shoppers and store employees run for safety.

Trump focuses on defending Saudis, not striking Iran, for now

Dunford said that the precise number of US troops headed to the region has not been determined, but that it would be a “moderate deployment” in the hundreds, not thousands.

Trudeau’s support holds after apology for wearing brownface

Trudeau's brownface controversy has drawn some comparisons with developments earlier this year in the U.S., where Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam withstood intense pressure to resign after a racist picture surfaced from his 1984 medical school yearbook.

Twitter suspends account of former adviser to Saudi Crown Prince

Twitter said it suspended Qahtani’s account because of “violations of our platform manipulation policies.” The company declined to provide more details, but said in a blog post that it took down 5,000 other accounts for what it described as inauthentic behavior or spamming.

Donald Trump asked Ukraine’s leader for Joe Biden inquiry

Trump also repeatedly told President Volodymyr Zelenskiy of Ukraine to talk with his personal lawyer Rudy Giuliani, who had been urging the government in Kyiv for months to investigate Biden and his family, according to two other people briefed on the call.