HSBC may have to choose between East and West as China tightens grip on Hong Kong

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China’s ambassador to the United Kingdom, Liu Xiaoming, responded this week by accusing the country of “gross interference” in Hong Kong and saying any treatment of China as an enemy is “completely wrong.” HSBC’s relationship with both countries makes it an obvious target as relations worsen, according to Willy Lam, an adjunct professor for the … Read more

New Power Rangers helmet lets you cosplay as the original Red Ranger

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This wearable Red Ranger helmet joins Hasbro’s Lightning Collection of Power Rangers merchandise. Hasbro Original Mighty Morphin’ Power Rangers fans are getting their newest way to cosplay as the original Red Ranger from the ’90s series with a new helmet revealed by Hasbro Thursday. The Mighty Morphin Red Ranger Collector Helmet joins the toy company’s Lightning … Read more

Turkish fireworks removal team hit by second blast


Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionLast Friday’s explosion at the fireworks factory killed seven people and wounded dozens Three Turkish soldiers have died in the explosion of an army truck while removing explosives from a fireworks factory that blew up last week. At least six other soldiers were wounded in the latest … Read more

MHA hands over Kerala gold smuggling case to NIA, says case has national security implications

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The probe has been handed over to NIA since organised smuggling operations have serious implications for national security, the MHA said. Kochi Police producing Sarith, accusing in the gold smuggling case, at a special court on July 9 (Photo Credits: PTI) The Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) on Thursday handed over the probe into Thiruvananthapuram … Read more

India again rejects China’s claim over Galwan Valley; another round of talks expected Friday

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India has once again rejected China’s claim over Galwan Valley in eastern Ladakh even as both sides are expected to hold another round of diplomatic talks on the border row on Friday to thrash out modalities for further de-escalation of tension along the Line of Actual Control. External Affairs Ministry Spokesperson Anurag Srivastava said India … Read more