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Police are locked in a lengthy stand-off with a gunman who injured at least six officers during a shootout in the US city of Philadelphia. A gun battle broke out between police and a male shooter at around 16:30 local time (20:30 GMT). The officers were serving a drugs warrant at a home in Philadelphia's Nicetown-Tiago...
Hong Kong is now entering its 11th week of unrest, with increasing outbreaks of violence and strikes causing major disruption. The Chinese government has strongly criticised the protesters, but many are wondering whether it will eventually lose patience and take more direct action. What legal options does Beijing have to intervene, and could we ever...
Hong Kong airport has resumed operations after a night of chaos which saw protesters clash with riot police. Hundreds of flights were cancelled on Tuesday after protesters flooded the terminal buildings. Early on Wednesday flights appeared to be running as scheduled, though some still remained delayed or cancelled. After days of disruptions,...
Former Chancellor Philip Hammond has accused the PM of trying to wreck the chance of a new Brexit deal, by making demands the EU could never accept. In a Times article, Mr Hammond said a no-deal Brexit would be "a betrayal" of the 2016 referendum result. He said Parliament would "make its voice heard", adding that a...
US President Donald Trump's administration is to make it more difficult for poorer legal migrants to extend their visas or gain permanent resident status (a green card). The rule targets migrants who rely on public benefits, such as food aid or public housing, for more than a year. Their applications will be rejected if...
Ebola may soon be a "preventable and treatable" disease after a trial of two drugs showed significantly improved survival rates, scientists have said. Four drugs were trialled on patients in the Democratic Republic of Congo, where there is a major outbreak of the virus. Two of those were considerably more effective in treating the disease,...
Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam has warned anti-government protesters not to push the city into an "abyss", in an emotional press conference on Tuesday. Ms Lam warned that Hong Kong had "reached dangerous situation" and that violence would push it "down a path of no return". She was met with hostility as she dodged...
US immigration officials have said they have released some 300 people who were arrested in a massive raid in Mississippi on Wednesday. Nearly 700 workers from seven agricultural processing plants were arrested for allegedly not having proper documentation to be in the US. The raids sparked condemnation from Democrats as stories emerged of children...
Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi has appeared on state media to defend his highly controversial decision to remove the special status accorded to Kashmir. Mr Modi said a "new era" was beginning for the Indian-administered part of the region, where "hindrances" to its development had been lifted. The area has been in lockdown since Sunday...
Chinese authorities have declared a red alert as a powerful typhoon heads towards the eastern coast. Typhoon Lekima is currently battering Taiwan with winds of more than 190km/h (120mph) and is due to make landfall in China's Zhejiang province on Saturday. Emergency teams have been deployed to the region to guide relief work, China's emergency...

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