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'Night fell': Hong Kong's first month under China security law

'Night fell': Hong Kong's first month under China security law

Teenager Tony Chung said he was walking outside a shopping mall when police officers from Hong Kong's new national security unit swooped, bundled him into a nearby stairwell and tried to scan his face to unlock his phone.Chung's alleged crime was to write co

How Hong Kong's freedoms are fast eroding

How Hong Kong's freedoms are fast eroding

The crackdown on Hong Kong's democracy movement has hit a frenetic pace in the month since Beijing imposed a sweeping national security law on the restless city.The law targets four types of crime: subversion, secession, terrorism and colluding with foreign f

Bolivia records 10% increase in coca cultivation in 2019: UN

Bolivia records 10% increase in coca cultivation in 2019: UN

Bolivia recorded a 10 percent increase in coca cultivation in 2019 as compared to the previous year, the UN Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) said on Wednesday.That amounted to an increase from 23,100 hectares to 25,500 devoted to the crop, a primary ingredien

New York would sue if Trump sends federal troops: mayor

New York would sue if Trump sends federal troops: mayor

New York would go to court to stop President Donald Trump from sending federal troops to the city to quell rising crime, Mayor Bill de Blasio said Tuesday.After the Department of Homeland Security deployed scores of Border Patrol police and federal marshals --