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    Escaping Hong Kong's university siege — sewers, makeshift ropes and secret exits
     24 November 2019
    A high school student who was inside the Polytechnic University during the siege last weekend says being barricaded inside was "scary", but an "unforgettable moment" for the young people of Hong Kong.
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    I've witnessed the trauma of Catholic atomic bomb survivors. This is why Pope Francis's visit to Japan is so important for them
    24 Nov: Pope Francis's arrival in Nagasaki marked the second ever papal visit to Japan. More than two thirds of Nagasaki's Catholics were killed in the atomic bombing of 1945.... more
    Will former New York City mayor Michael Bloomberg make a worthy presidential candidate?
    24 Nov: Just when you thought the US Presidential race was starting to clarify, former New York City mayor Michael Bloomberg has entered the contest. Cue confusion, writes Micheline Maynard.... more
    Two young sisters found dead in car at Logan 'exposed to extreme heat'
    23 Nov: Queensland police are investigating the deaths of two young sisters, aged one and two, who were found unresponsive inside a "hot" car at Waterford West, south of Brisbane.... more
    Sacha Baron Cohen attacks Facebook's policy on political advertising with Hitler comparison
    23 Nov: British comedian Sacha Baron Cohen launches an attack on Facebook's stance on political advertising, suggesting they would have allowed Adolf Hitler to advertise if the social media platform had existed in the 1930s.... more
    Prince Andrew said he saw Ghislaine Maxwell, Jeffrey Epstein's alleged 'madame', earlier this year. Here's what we know about her
    23 Nov: With Jeffrey Epstein dead, prosecutors are focusing on his "co-conspirators". But a key figure has gone missing.... more
    Bougainville could become the world's newest nation — here's what you need to know
    23 Nov: Decades after the region's bloody civil conflict, the people of Bougainville will today start casting their votes in a referendum on whether they should seek independence from Papua New Guinea.... more
    Donald Trump unloads in on-air Fox News call after a bad week of impeachment hearings
    23 Nov: For 53 minutes, the US President repeats conspiracy theories, tees off on Democrats and complains that an ambassador didn't want to hang his portrait in an embassy.... more
    Hong Kong's district council elections could send powerful message to China
    23 Nov: On Sunday the results of the election of these largely powerless officials will send a powerful message that could reshape the protest movement or draw the ire of an increasingly impatient China.... more
    Weekend Reads with Virginia Trioli: catch up on the stories of the week
    23 Nov: Welcome to Weekend Reads, where Virginia Trioli brings you a handpicked selection of the week's stories.... more

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     11 Nov: The first generations of 'digi kids' are struggling with literacy as experts warn against screen time ++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++
     24 Nov: Escaping Hong Kong's university siege — sewers, makeshift ropes and secret exits ++++++++++++++
     10 Dec: New Zealand police say there are no survivors from White Island volcano eruption; fears for Australian tourists and Ovation of the Seas cruise ship passengers +++++++++++++
     16 Nov: Interstellar comet 2I/Borisov is visiting from deep space — but it's also strangely familiar +++++++++++
     19 Nov: Hong Kong mask ban ruled 'unconstitutional' as siege of Polytechnic University continues +++++++++++
     28 Nov: German murderer has 'right to be forgotten' by internet, according to top court ++++++++++
     20 Nov: In Hong Kong, violence is the new normal for protesters and police ++++++++++

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      10 Dec: Travel 'chaos': long delays at auckland airport due to 'worldwide' it issue (NZ Herald)
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