Britain's Hong Kong official missing in China was nabbed on train says family

Sydney Morning Herald - 3 hours 29 min ago
Cheng appears to have been detained by Chinese police and secreted away under the communist legal system while travelling on a new high speed train.
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DNA testing kits: Family secrets revealed

Channel 4 News - 3 hours 32 min ago

It might seem like the perfect birthday present – a DNA test you can do at home to find out a bit more about where you come from.

More than 26 million people have done tests with the leading companies worldwide. But as the database gets bigger – so does the number of surprises thrown up. Secrets that once went to the grave, are now being revealed years later.

In the first of our series looking at DNA , we hear from people for whom a simple test has revealed more than they bargained for.

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Yungblud on being a socially conscious artist and defying gender norms

Channel 4 News - 3 hours 33 min ago

The musician Yungblud has been described as a socially conscious artist – who writes genre defying protest songs.

Or as one journalist put it – his lyrics make teenagers want to punch the air – and adults want to punch themselves in the face.

He says his sexuality is fluid and that he wants to defy gender norms.

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Hong Kong protests no longer peaceful, claims Chinese international relations expert

Channel 4 News - 3 hours 33 min ago

Victor Gao, translator for the former Chinese leader Deng Xiaoping and is now the Director of China’s National Association of International Studies, joins the programme from Beijing.


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Why is Jubaland election important for East Africa?

Al Jazeera - 3 hours 37 min ago
Kenya, Ethiopia among countries jostling for influence over Somali region.
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Facebook rolls out tool that shows you which apps and websites tracked you

Sydney Morning Herald - 3 hours 38 min ago
Soon, you could get fewer familiar ads following you around the internet - or at least on Facebook.
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In just 18 days, extreme rain this Aug at 5-yr high

Times of India - 3 hours 41 min ago
The country has seen 1,204 instances of very heavy to extremely heavy rainfall in the first 18 days of August alone, the highest for any monsoon month in the last five years for which such data was made available. This is twice the number recorded in August 2018. The IMD calculated the very heavy to extremely heavy rainfall frequency during 24-hour periods for its 3,500 stations spread across India.
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Labour Brexit divide widens as Diane Abbott tells Today programme she would support Remain over deal

Daily Mail - 3 hours 47 min ago
Shadow home secretary Diane Abbott said today she will be 'personally campaigning for Remain' regardless of whether Labour commits to staying in the EU or not.
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‘Irish Government will seek to protect the Single Market,’ says Senator

Channel 4 News - 3 hours 48 min ago

Chair of the Irish Senate’s Brexit Committee, Senator Neale Richmond joins the programme from Dublin.

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Online gambling addict stole £32,000 from disabled woman and left her with 36p in her account

Daily Mail - 3 hours 52 min ago
Karl Robson, 28, stole cash from a savings account that was for around-the-clock care. He spent a total of £53,889 gambling at his home in Grangetown, Middlesbrough.
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France to mobilise 13,200 troops for G7 summit

Al Jazeera - 3 hours 54 min ago
Raft of unprecedented measures set to transform Biarritz into a security fortress as it gears up to host G7 leaders.
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How Katherine Keating found her way into the inner sanctum of Jeffrey Epstein

Sydney Morning Herald - 3 hours 58 min ago
A former prime minister's daughter was just the sort of social credentials Katherine Keating needed to gain entree to the inner sanctum of one of New York's richest and most controversial men.
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Over 24 hours stuck in emergency: 'inhumane' wait for mentally ill

Sydney Morning Herald - 3 hours 58 min ago
One in 10 mentally ill people presenting to emergency departments in south-west Sydney hospitals is stuck there for over 24 hours.
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'Ticking time bombs': Unis accused of compromising English standards

Sydney Morning Herald - 3 hours 58 min ago
A new report has accused universities of compromising standards by ushering international students with poor English through expensive "foundation" programs.
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Jeffrey Epstein's multimillionaire brother is seen heading to the NYC subway

Daily Mail - 4 hours 2 min ago
Mark Epstein, 65, was seen leaving his apartment in Tribeca around 8.30am on Tuesday and walking to the subway, in exclusive pictures obtained by
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UK Government ‘extremely concerned’ as Hong Kong consulate employee detained

Channel 4 News - 4 hours 11 min ago

The Foreign Office says it is “extremely concerned” about reports a consulate employee from Hong Kong has been detained in China.

Simon Cheng is thought to have been stopped earlier this month, whilst crossing the border from the mainland.

Tensions between China and Britain are high after weeks of pro-democracy protests in Hong Kong.

Today, its pro-Beijing leader spoke to the media, but again failed to address any of the protesters demands.

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Betting firms accused of targeting children for video game betting

Channel 4 News - 4 hours 11 min ago

The recent success of tournaments for online games has been phenomenal.

In July, a World Cup of the ‘Fortnite’ game generated 30 million dollars in prize money and now online betting companies have got involved.

But according to a new report, some bookmakers have been accused of breaking advertising rules by encouraging children to place bets on the tournaments.

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Appear within 2 hours: CBI pastes notice at Chidambaram's house

Times of India - 4 hours 16 min ago
Hours after the Delhi high court refused former Union finance minister P Chidambaram to grant any protection from arrest in the INX Media case, the CBI issued a notice to him asking him to appear before the investigation officer "within two hours", after failing to find him at his residence. ​
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Baby monitor catches toddler brothers teaming up to break out of their cribs

Daily Mail - 4 hours 18 min ago
Toddler brothers, Georgie and Wilder, from Franklin, Tennessee were caught on camera joining forces to break out of their cribs
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Czech government teeters as president schemes

Al Jazeera - 4 hours 20 min ago
The combined strength of the prime minister and president may be too much for the leftist minority coalition partner.
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