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Hong Kong bans group that wants independence from China

by Onize Ohikere
Posted 9/24/18, 10:40 am

Hong Kong banned a pro-independence party in an unprecedented move on Monday, raising more concerns over China’s grip on the semiautonomous territory. John Lee, the region’s security secretary, announced the ban on the Hong Kong National Party without providing any additional details.

Hong Kong police in July recommended prohibiting the party under the Societies Ordinance, which allows authorities to ban groups on national security and public safety grounds. Hong Kong has not invoked the ordinance since 1997, the same year Britain returned the semiautonomous territory to China.

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Deadly landslide buries Philippine mining community

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by Mindy Belz
Posted 9/17/18, 02:37 pm

PHILIPPINES: A landslide triggered by Typhoon Mangkhut buried a gold-mining community in a river of debris, with 40 bodies discovered Monday in Itogon. The super typhoon slammed into the northern Philippine province of Luzon on Saturday, killing at least 69 with numbers expected to rise.

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Rescuers dig for typhoon survivors in the Philippines

by Onize Ohikere
Posted 9/17/18, 08:30 am

Rescue workers in the Philippines searched for survivors Monday after powerful Typhoon Mangkhut battered the northern Philippines and China over the weekend, killing at least 69 people. The typhoon weakened to a tropical storm on Monday as it moved farther into southern China. The Philippine national police confirmed that 65 people died in the storm, with 43 others missing. Chinese officials said at least four people died in Guangdong province.

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