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December 16, 2019

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Australians protest as bushfire haze sparks health fears

Australians protest as bushfire haze sparks health fears

Up to 20,000 protesters rallied in Sydney on Wednesday demanding urgent climate action from Australia's government, as bushfire smoke choking the city caused health problems to spike.Sydney has endured weeks bathed in toxic smoke as hundreds of blazes have ra

Six dead in hours-long New York-area shootout

Six dead in hours-long New York-area shootout

Six people including a police officer and two suspects were killed during an hours-long shootout across a New York suburb not far from the Statue of Liberty, local officials said."Our officers were under fire for hours," Jersey City Police Chief Michael Kell

Trans woman puts Chinese law to the test in landmark case

Trans woman puts Chinese law to the test in landmark case

Earlier this year, shortly after completing gender-reassignment surgery, a Chinese transgender woman surnamed Yang was fired from her job, an all-too-common fate for members of the country's LGBT community.The reason given for her dismissal was chronic tardin

Stars coach Montgomery axed after NHL announce crackdown

Stars coach Montgomery axed after NHL announce crackdown

The Dallas Stars fired head coach Jim Montgomery on Tuesday for "unprofessional conduct", just a day after National Hockey League chiefs vowed to crack down on teams who fail to report bad behaviour.In a surprise announcement, Stars general manager Jim Nill

Toxic bushfire haze blankets eastern Australia

Toxic bushfire haze blankets eastern Australia

Toxic haze blanketed Sydney Tuesday triggering a chorus of smoke alarms to ring across the city and forcing school children inside, as "severe" weather conditions fuelled deadly bush blazes along Australia's east coast.Fire engines raced office-to-office in