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YouTube Channels Suspended For 'Coordinated' Influence Campaign Against Hong Kong

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The announcement by Google, which owns YouTube, comes days after Facebook and Twitter suspended accounts for an alleged campaign to manipulate public opinion about Hong Kong's pro-democracy protests.

Did A Hong Kong Tycoon Hide A Protest Message In His Innocuous Newspaper Ads?

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The ads by Li Ka-shing, a billionaire known as Hong Kong's richest man, seem to express bland sentiment. But at least one scholar says they secretly sound a note of support for the protest movement.

South Korea To Scrap Military Intelligence-Sharing Agreement With Japan

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A South Korean security official says the pact "does not serve our national interest." Japan's foreign minister says Seoul's decision "completely misreads the security situation."

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Face Recognition Lets Palestinians Cross Israeli Checkposts Fast, But Raises Concerns

Israel has begun using the technology at its West Bank checkpoints to verify Palestinians' identities as they cross into Israel. The new system means shorter wait times but is drawing criticism.

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WHO Study Finds No Evidence Of Health Concerns From Microplastics In Drinking Water

The World Health Organization says that the tiny particles of plastic found everywhere in the environment do not appear to pose any significant risk to human health.

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'You Have To Remain An Optimist.' NW Farmers Wrap Wheat Harvest As Prices Depress

Across the country, farmers are losing money on every load of grain. The National Association of Wheat Growers estimates that since last year, U.S. wheat farmers have lost about $430 million in trade to China.

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Australia Joins U.S.-Led Maritime Force Protecting Persian Gulf Shipping

Prime Minister Scott Morrison said Canberra would commit a frigate, patrol plane and specialist defense force personnel to the security flotilla escorting commercial shipping from Iranian attacks.

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Iceland's Prime Minister To Skip Meeting With VP Mike Pence

Prime Minister Katrin Jakobsdottir denies she means to snub Pence. Her scheduling decision was made before President Trump cancelled his trip to Denmark.

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Captain Who Rescued Migrants At Sea Refuses Paris Medal, Calling It Hypocritical

"Your police [steal] blankets from people that you force to live on the streets, while you raid protests and criminalize people that are standing up for rights of migrants," said Pia Klemp.

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'The Government Is Very Afraid': Meet Moscow's New Opposition Leader, Lyubov Sobol

Lyubov Sobol's tenacity in standing up to the authorities, combined with a savvy use of social media, has put her at the center of attention as a new protest leader.

World | Environment

Tens Of Thousands Of Fires Ravage Brazilian Amazon, Where Deforestation Has Spiked

Researchers say there's been a huge rise in the number of fires compared to last year. That's likely linked with a similar leap in deforestation since President Jair Bolsonaro took office.

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Trump Says Russia Should Be Allowed Into G-7; Moscow Wants Talks To Continue

"I think it's much more appropriate to have Russia in," President Trump told reporters. In Russia, the foreign ministry spokeswoman said discussions should move from the media "to the expert level."

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China Vows Sanctions On U.S. Firms For Arms Sales To Taiwan

The State Department approved an $8 billion sale of fighter jets and related equipment to the self-governing island. China views the sale as a violation of its sovereignty.