Hong Kong leader refuses to scrap extradition bill despite rally/newsheadline247
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Hong Kong leader refuses to scrap extradition bill despite rally

Hong Kong’s pro-Beijing leader on Monday refused to scrap a controversial plan to allow extraditions to the Chinese mainland, a day after record crowds came out to oppose the proposal. Striking a defiant tone after the city’s largest protest since the 1997 handover, chief executive Carrie Lam said the legislature would debate the bill on Read more

Cardinal jailed for sex abuse won’t seek reduced sentence – Report/newsheadline247
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Cardinal jailed for sex abuse won’t seek reduced sentence – Report

Jailed Australian Cardinal George Pell will not seek a reduced sentence if he loses an appeal against his conviction for sexually abusing two choirboys in a Melbourne Cathedral in the mid-1990s, news agency AAP reported on Monday. The 77-year-old former Vatican treasurer and one-time close adviser to Pope Francis was sentenced in March to a Read more

Lyon bomb blast leaves several injured/newsheadline247
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Heart of France shattered as Lyon bomb blast leaves several injured

A package blast on a pedestrian street in the heart of France’s city of Lyon wounded several people Friday, officials said, just two days ahead of the country’s hotly contested European Parliament elections. President Emmanuel Macron called the blast an “attack” during a live Facebook interview, adding that no deaths had been reported, “for the Read more

Details: Britain's May announces resignation in emotional end/newsheadline247
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Details: Britain’s May announces resignation in emotional end

British Prime Minister Theresa May announced her resignation in an emotional address on Friday, ending a dramatic three-year tenure of near-constant crisis over Brexit. “It is and will always remain a matter of deep regret to me that I have not been able to deliver Brexit,” May, her voice breaking, said outside her Downing Street Read more