Inside the mysterious lot of land Donald Trump owns in Florida’s swamplands
Jun25

Inside the mysterious lot of land Donald Trump owns in Florida’s swamplands

The quarter-acre parcel brings in no income, has no natural resources and has environmental restrictions. So why does the president still maintain it? Amid the gilded tower blocks, luxury hotels and high-end golf clubs of Donald Trumps vast global property portfolio is a much smaller holding that looks more than a little out of place. Its a quarter-acre lot of overgrown woodland in one of Floridas poorest counties that the US...

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‘I kept my daughter’s body at home for three weeks’ – BBC News
Jun24

‘I kept my daughter’s body at home for three weeks’ – BBC News

Gilli’s other children – including Niamh’s twin, Zach – were at school or college. But through the blur of upset and sorrow, Gilli knew one thing clearly: she wanted to donate Niamh’s eyes, the only part of the little girl unaffected by disease. Organ donation is very important to Gilli’s family – as a baby, one of Niamh’s brothers had a heart transplant after contracting a serious chest...

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Incoming Hong Kong leader says she defers to China on missing booksellers
Jun23

Incoming Hong Kong leader says she defers to China on missing booksellers

Hong Kong (CNN)The detention of Hong Kong booksellers in China is not an issue the city’s government should take up, its incoming leader said Thursday. Hong Kong’s government is duty bound to safeguard its own situation under the principle of “one country, two systems” — by which the city retains certain autonomy and freedoms — but Lam told CNN that the bookseller case “has to be dealt with in...

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As China tramples on Hong Kong’s freedom, a feeble Britain avoids its glance | Angela Gui
Jun22

As China tramples on Hong Kong’s freedom, a feeble Britain avoids its glance | Angela Gui

Theresa May emphasises the importance of British values. But Britains limpness over Hong Kong demonstrates how easily they are compromised I am too young to remember the handover of Hong Kong to China in 1997 and its promise for the new world I would live in. But I have lived to see that promise trampled. The Sino-British Joint Declaration, signed to pave the way for the handover, was supposed to protect the people of Hong Kong from...

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Duterte begs forgiveness, pledges to rebuild ISIS-infested Philippines city
Jun21

Duterte begs forgiveness, pledges to rebuild ISIS-infested Philippines city

Philippines (CNN)Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte begged forgiveness Tuesday for declaring martial law in Mindanao island and vowed to rebuild Marawi, the battle-scarred city at the heart of nearly four weeks of fighting between Philippines forces and ISIS-affiliated militants. “I will rebuild Marawi,” he...

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Singapore PM apologizes for family feud but denies siblings’ allegations
Jun20

Singapore PM apologizes for family feud but denies siblings’ allegations

(CNN)Singapore’s Prime Minister has made a rare public apology for a family spat that has gripped a city unused to elites airing their grievances. “I deeply regret that this dispute has affected Singapore’s reputation and Singaporean’s confidence in the government. As your Prime Minister, I apologize to you for this,” Lee said in a video statement posted to Facebook that also aired on national TV. Lee...

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