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Hong Kong security law ‘needed to tackle terrorism’

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionHong Kong protesters flee tear gas during rally against China’s draft security law Hong Kong needs a controversial new security law to tackle “growing terrorism”, the territory’s security chief has said. John Lee said the city had become “shrouded in the shadow of violence”. After months of […]

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Coronavirus: Americans flock to beaches on Memorial Day weekend

Image copyright ReutersImage caption In Missouri, revellers partied on the Lake of the Ozarks, violating social-distancing rules Americans have flocked to beaches and lakes for Memorial Day weekend, often flouting restrictions imposed to tackle the coronavirus outbreak. In Florida, state police dispersed an unauthorised gathering of hundreds of people in Daytona Beach on Saturday. In […]

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Iran oil tanker reaches Venezuela amid US tension

Image copyright Getty ImagesImage caption Oil-rich Venezuela now relies heavily on imports (file photo) The first of five Iranian oil tankers has entered Venezuela’s waters carrying more than a million barrels of fuel. The Iranian tankers are being escorted by the Venezuelan navy and air force. The US, which has has imposed sanctions on both […]