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US intelligence accuses Russia, China and Iran of election meddling – live (source — www.theguardian.com) 07/08/2020 22:22:13

ODNI says foreign trio trying to ‘sway voters’ preferences’ US added 1.8m jobs in July as states grapple with Covid-19 resurgenceTrump claims Biden is ‘against God’Karen Bass: progressive congresswoma...

Carrie Lam: Hong Kong to offer free, one-time coronavirus testing to all residents (source — www.foxnews.com) 07/08/2020 21:00:12

The goal is to be able to increase the city's testing capacity ten-fold in order to handle the initiative.

Black Lives Matter meets Animal Crossing: how protesters take their activism into video games (source — www.theguardian.com) 07/08/2020 11:00:32

In the Covid-19 age, protestors are finding novel ways to express themselves, from BLM rallies in The Sims to Hong Kong protests in Animal CrossingAs street protests against anti-black racism erupted ...

'A matter of when not if': New Zealand begins battle against 'Covid fatigue' (source — www.theguardian.com) 05/08/2020 23:00:10

Spooked by outbreaks in Australia and Hong Kong, authorities are urging ‘constant vigilance’Coronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageCustomers stream into a central Wellington cafe,...

Live: Two new cases of Covid-19, Minister Megan Woods and Air Commodore Darryn Webb give update (source — www.stuff.co.nz) 05/08/2020 04:18:43

Both new cases of coronavirus came into the country from the Philippines via Hong Kong. There are now 24 active cases in the country.

What Hong Kong's iconic trams and ferries could look like in a post-Covid world (source — www.cnn.com) 04/08/2020 02:53:01

Hong Kong's public transit system has long been regarded as one of the most efficient in the world, so it's no surprise that a ride on the famed tram, MTR or Star Ferry is a must on every traveler's b...

Can Trump Really Ban TikTok – And Could It Happen In The UK Too? (source — www.huffingtonpost.co.uk) 03/08/2020 16:42:55

TikTok is known more for its viral dance challenges than its place in geopolitics, but that could be about to change. With Trump announcing on Friday that the US administration is now pursuing a ...

China accused of terrifying surveillance plot as Hong Kong residents' DNA 'harvested' (source — feedproxy.google.com) 03/08/2020 15:30:00

CHINESE health officials have been sent to Hong Kong to carry out COVID-19 testing - prompting suggestions they are using the pandemic as an excuse to harvest the data of residents as part of a wider ...

This wave of anti-China feeling masks the west's own Covid-19 failures | Richard Horton (source — www.theguardian.com) 03/08/2020 14:09:14

The threat of coronavirus should kindle global cooperation, not a new cold war Coronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageFrom the very beginning of this pandemic, legitimate question...

The threat of Covid should kindle global cooperation, not a new cold war with China | Richard Horton (source — www.theguardian.com) 03/08/2020 14:09:14

A wave of anti-China feeling, fostered by western governments, is rising. But it is misplaced – and threatens international peaceCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageFrom the ve...

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