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The by-election marked the first time the democratic camp has lost its long standing veto power via the ballot box, raising fresh questions over the future of the struggle for democracy and autonomy in the freest city in greater China. During a visit to the city last July, Xi warned Beijing wouldn't tolerate any challenge to its authority. But Wong said this election process is increasingly being "co-opted" by Beijing.
  • Evacuations lifted, but threat of more mudslides continue

    Evacuations lifted, but threat of more mudslides continue

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    By Tuesday morning, the National Weather Service determined the critical levels of rain did not arrive, lowering the risk of debris flow. The Santa Barbara County Sheriff's Office said Monday that a mandatory evacuation order is in effect for foothill neighborhoods in and around Montecito, Summerland and Carpinteria that are at high risk for loss of life and property.
  • PM Modi salutes bravery of CRPF jawans killed in Sukma attack

    PM Modi salutes bravery of CRPF jawans killed in Sukma attack

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    However, despite the heavy loss, the central and state governments have been making efforts to expand the road network in the region, believing that will bring development to tribals there. Besides focusing on modernisation of the security forces, the government has also been looking for the latest technology on the Improvised Explosive Device (IED) detection techniques, Ahir said.
  • Nobel winner 'became disoriented', found wandering; wife found dead nearby

    Nobel winner 'became disoriented', found wandering; wife found dead nearby

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    The Ogle County Deputies were able to locate the auto, and Sumire, in the nearby Orchard Hills Landfill. The Ogle County Coroner's Office says that Sumire's autopsy shows that no foul play is suspected. "We are devastated by the loss of our beloved wife and mother, Sumire Negishi, who was near the end of her battle with Parkinson's", the statement said.
  • Preparations finalized in Lahore, Karachi for PSL matches

    Preparations finalized in Lahore, Karachi for PSL matches

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    On the advice of Sindh Government, the Pakistan Cricket Board ( PCB ) Tuesday adjusted the dates of the Pak-West Indies Twenty-20 series to take place in National Stadium, Karachi. "Lahore had Zimbabwe, PSL2 Final, ICC XI and Sri Lanka". Sethi also had a message for those doubting that the Pakistan Super League 2018 final will be held in Karachi.
  • BJP suffers from by-poll jinx ahead of 2019

    BJP suffers from by-poll jinx ahead of 2019

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    Nevertheless, these bypoll results will hearten opposition parties to make a fight of it against the dominant BJP in upcoming state and national elections. Remember, the Congress contested separately in both seats, which means the damage could have been much more, had the Grand Old Party been part of the anti-BJP front.
  • Palestinian PM Hamdallah survives Gaza roadside bomb attack

    Palestinian PM Hamdallah survives Gaza roadside bomb attack

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    The PA, however, was noticeably absent from the six-hour meeting which took place at the White House's Executive Office Building. "The explosion was precisely planned and carried out, which means that it was not done by individuals but rather professionals", Mansour, who was in Hamdallah and Faraj's motorcade, told official PA radio.
  • Dhinakaran launches new party 'Amma Makkal Munetra Kazhagam'

    Dhinakaran launches new party 'Amma Makkal Munetra Kazhagam'

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    The 18 MLAs who were disqualified by the Tamil Nadu Assembly Speaker in September previous year after they expresed lack of confidence in the Eddappadi Palaniswami government extended their support to TTV Dhinakaran at the launch. In December, the sidelined AIADMK leader won the key RK Nagar Assembly seat, previously held by Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J. Jayalaithaa, as an independent candidate, with pressure cooker as his symbol.
  • More details released on murder of Pikeville officer

    More details released on murder of Pikeville officer

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    Officer Scotty Hamilton was shot and killed while assisting Kentucky State Police Trooper Matt Martin investigate a suspicious vehicle, according to a news release issued by Trooper Jody Sims. A police officer has died after being shot in the line of duty. The murder investigation is being conducted by troopers with Kentucky State Police.
  • More Sign-Ups Needed For Missoula St. Patrick's Day Parade

    More Sign-Ups Needed For Missoula St. Patrick's Day Parade

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    Hanford - The city's annual Saint Patrick's Celebration is from 6-9 p.m. downtown . Called one Cleveland's finest Irish pubs by Cleveland City Voter and Cleveland Scene , P.J. Warning: The Escondite will get very crowded as the night wears on. Kalurah Street Grill: To party all day, a $10 cover will get you your first drink free and access to drink specials, a K Street brunch and clean bathrooms.
  • Fresh aid convoy to reach Syria's rebel-held Eastern Ghouta

    Fresh aid convoy to reach Syria's rebel-held Eastern Ghouta

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    Earlier reports said that the army troops continued their offensive on terrorists" positions in Eastern Ghouta towards the town of Douma, the most important stronghold of the terrorists in that region, east of Damascus. Turkey has denied the claims. On Wednesday, Turkish bombing raids killed 10 fighters loyal to the Syrian regime, which has deployed pro-government forces to the fray after the Kurds asked for help.
  • Gunman, 2 others critically injured during shooting at UAB Highland Hospital

    Gunman, 2 others critically injured during shooting at UAB Highland Hospital

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    Wednesday. The suspect was found dead of an apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound, Williston said. Captian HR Watson of Birmingham Fire and Rescue said two victims were shot and wounded, and the shooter then turned the gun on himself. The Birmingham Police says there is an active shooter at UAB Highlands Hospital. UAB tweeted late Wednesday that all surgeries scheduled for Thursday where the shooting occurred were being canceled.
  • House rejects experimental drug bill

    House rejects experimental drug bill

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    House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy said this was not the end, and assured they will try to pass it again. Under the most recent House version of the bill, introduced by Energy and Commerce Committee Chairman Greg Walden (R-Ore.) and Health Subcommittee Chairman Michael C.
  • Ford recalls nearly 1.4M cars after reports of steering wheels detaching

    Ford recalls nearly 1.4M cars after reports of steering wheels detaching

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    Ford GoBike' adding 250 docking e-bikes in Bay Area Ford says steering wheel bolts can loosen over time. Any action carried out on affected vehicles will be free of charge. In total 1.3 million vehicles in the United States are affected, as well as about 62,000 vehicles in Canada and about 14,000 vehicles in Mexico. Dealerships will replace the bolt in question with a revised unit that is longer and has " more robust thread engagement", as Ford puts it.