‘Colonial wine from new, authoritarian bottles’: Hong Kong re-tools sedition law

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By Greg Torode and James Pomfret HONG KONG (Reuters) – The Hong Kong government is expanding its use of a long-dormant sedition law in what some lawyers and democracy advocates say is intensifying a squeeze on press freedom. Evidence of the renewed reliance on the sedition legislation came in late December when China-ruled Hong Kong targeted two media outlets. On Dec 29, about 200 police raided the office of online outlet Stand News and arrested seven people, charging two editors with conspiracy to publish “seditious publications”. Authorities have not fully detailed what led to the charges. B…

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Japan automakers’ domestic output falls nearly 50% in Sept.

Published by Kyodo News Total domestic output by eight major Japanese automakers fell 49.7 percent in September from a year earlier to 398,075 units amid an ongoing global chip shortage and delays in procuring parts from Southeast Asia due to the COVID-19 resurgence this summer, data showed Thursday. The drop was the sharpest since May

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Published by Relaxnews Google said Wednesday its most popular search terms in 2021 include “Squid Game,” Alec Baldwin and the cryptocurrency Dogecoin. Sports were also big on the platform: the top eight search terms had to do with cricket, the NBA and international football tournaments like Euro 2021, Google said. The wildly popular and uber

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Karate Pilipinas attains world recognition

Published by Philippine Star Joey Villar – Philstar.com November 8, 2021 | 3:14pm MANILA, Philippines – Karate Pilipinas will be officially the country’s governing body of the sport next week. Karate Pilipinas president Richard Lim on Monday said the World Karate Federation (WKF) will give its full blessing when it holds its world congress on

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Two charged in shootout at Oakbrook Center mall

Published by Chicago Tribune CHICAGO — Two people have been arrested and charged in connection with the Dec. 23 shootout at Oakbrook Center that injured three people and a suspect, authorities said. The shooting, just two days before Christmas at the popular west suburban mall, rattled crowds of holiday shoppers and wounded three women who

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Truck e-Wars: Chevy Silverado EV brings 400-mile range, bed extender

Published by The Detroit News The Detroit truck wars have gone electric. Answering Ford Motor Co.’s F-150 Lightning EV salvo, General Motors Co.’s Chevrolet let loose its first electric Silverado pickup truck Wednesday at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas with headline-grabbing features like a mid-gate bed extender, 664 horsepower, and 400-mile range. Aimed

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