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  1. A gunman who killed one person and wounded 14 others in a Tennessee grocery store worked in a sushi business at the store and was the son of refugees from Myanmar who had settled in Nashville, a family friend said Friday.The shooter was identified by police as UK Thang, a “third-party vendor” who police said worked at the Kroger in Collierville on a daily basis. He died of an apparent...
  2. There was Cantonese in the air, a stall selling Hong Kong-style milk tea, and a “Lennon wall” of brightly coloured notes filled with protest slogans and messages that said: “UK welcomes Hongkongers”.The Friendship Festival, held at a park in south London, also featured live music, a choir of 45 Hong Kong children and stalls where visitors could make paper lanterns for the Mid-Autumn Festival.The...
  3. Business as usual at Guinea’s bauxite mines following a coup early this month and China’s campaign to reduce domestic energy consumption have mitigated concerns about supply shortages of the mineral – a key ingredient in aluminium, analysts say.The tonnage of ships calling at Guinean ports for bauxite exports remained stable in the first three weeks of September, dropping only two per cent...
  4. Hundreds gathered on Friday in southeast London to light candles and to mourn for slain primary school teacher Sabina Nessa while demanding an end to violence against women.Nessa’s death – as she walked through a park to meet a friend a few minutes from her home – is the second high-profile killing of a young woman this year in London, and fuelled concerns that women are not safe on the streets...
  5. “Are we related?” US President Joe Biden asked India’s Prime Minister Narendra Modi when they met at the White House on Friday.“Yes!” Modi joked in reply.At the start of his first bilateral White House meeting with Modi as leaders, Biden explained that he had learned about an Indian branch of the Biden family when he was first elected to Congress in 1972 and received a letter from someone called...
  6. US President Joe Biden on Friday vowed to take action against border patrol agents on horseback whose actions in Del Rio, Texas, drew widespread outrage.“It’s outrageous. I promise you those people will pay. They will be investigated. There will be consequences,” Biden said in response to a reporter’s question at the White House.The remarks, which came after Biden talked about the roll-out of...
  7. The Urban Renewal Authority (URA) has unveiled a blueprint for redeveloping parts of two old, densely built Hong Kong districts with relaxed planning restrictions, potentially allowing residents to enjoy more living space and open areas while providing room for subsidised housing.Urban planners hailed the scheme, which the government supports, as “thinking out of the box”, but a district...
  8. If there is a country likely to be hurt the most by President Xi Jinping’s decision for Beijing to stop building new power plants overseas, it is Zimbabwe.Among several African countries with large deposits of coal, it is heavily dependent on China after it had sanctions imposed on it by the United States and some European countries because of former president Robert Mugabe’s human rights abuses...
  9. The prominent Chinese civil rights activist Xu Zhiyong has been accused of plotting a “colour revolution” to subvert state power, according to an official indictment.Xu, 48, has been held in detention for more than 20 months, including at a centre in Linshu county in Shandong province, but according to an informed source he is in “good health and spirits”.“He is a man of unshakeable belief, this...
  10. A veteran TV news executive said CNN anchor Chris Cuomo sexually harassed her by squeezing her buttocks at a party in 2005.Shelley Ross said in an opinion piece in The New York Times on Friday that Chris Cuomo, who had formerly reported to her at ABC News, greeted her with a bear hug “while lowering one hand to firmly grab and squeeze the cheek of my buttock” while she was at a party with her...