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Hong Kong has 'risen from the ashes', Xi Jinping says on rare visit
Wearing masks, Xi and his wife, Peng Liyuan, stepped off a high-speed train to be greeted by children waving flowers and Chinese and Hong Kong flags and chanting "Welcome, welcome, warmly welcome" in Mandarin. "Hong Kong has withstood severe tests again and again, overcoming challenges one by one," Xi said during a brief speech. "After the wind and rain, Hong Kong has risen from the ashes."
Israel's parliament dissolves, sets 5th election in 4 years
Yair Lapid, Israel’s foreign minister and architect of the outgoing coalition government, will become the country’s caretaker prime minister just after midnight on Friday. He will be the 14th person to hold that office, taking over from Naftali Bennett, Israel's shortest serving prime minister. New elections will be held on November 1.
Musk's tweets echo tactics used to great effect by Trump
Musk's presence on Twitter is so forceful that even his absence is noticed: He hasn't tweeted since June 21, leaving his admirers resorting to online speculation about the billionaire's whereabouts. Typically, though, Musk serves up what his audience wants, emulating and fine-tuning Trump's strategy to build his fan base and brands.
New Zealand designates Proud Boys a terrorist organization
New Zealand's government has declared that American far-right groups the Proud Boys and The Base are terrorist organizations. The two groups join 18 others including Islamic State that have been given an official terrorist designation, making it illegal in New Zealand to fund, recruit or participate in the groups, and obligating authorities to take action against them.
Gas lines and scuffles: Sri Lanka faces humanitarian crisis
What’s happening Sri Lanka- a nation of 22 million - is worse than the usual financial crises seen in the developing world: It's a complete economic breakdown that has left ordinary people struggling to buy food, fuel and other necessities and has brought political unrest and violence.
Men will represent women at religious gathering: Taliban
Over 3,000 religious scholars, tribal elders, intellectuals, influential figures and national traders will attend the gathering in Kabul on Thursday without the participation of women, stated the deputy prime minister, Khaama Press reported. "The women are our mothers, sisters, we greatly respect them, when their sons are in the gathering it signifies that they are also involved, in a way," he said.
Ferdinand Marcos Jr sworn in as Philippine president
Marcos Jr, the son and namesake of the country's late dictator, took his oath in front of hundreds of local and foreign dignitaries as well as journalists and supporters at the National Museum in Manila. Ferdinand Marcos Jr was sworn in as Philippine president on Thursday, completing a decades-long effort to restore the clan to the country's highest office.
Russia steps up attacks in Ukraine after landmark Nato summit
Ukrainian authorities said they were trying to evacuate residents from the frontline eastern city of Lysychansk, the focus of Russia's attacks where about 15,000 people remained under relentless shelling. "Fighting is going on all the time. The Russians are constantly on the offensive. There is no let-up," regional governor Serhiy Gaidai told Ukrainian television.
Toll now at 53 in San Antonio as families wait for answers
The truck had been packed with 67 people, and the dead included 27 from Mexico, 14 from Honduras, seven from Guatemala and two from El Salvador, said Francisco Garduño, said the chief of Mexico’s National Immigration Institute.