Category Archives: International News

“We Are Extremely Angry”: Thousands Of Protesters Block Hong Kong Roads In Protest Against China Extradition Bill

“We Are Extremely Angry”: Thousands Of Protesters Block Hong Kong Roads In Protest Against China Extradition Bill

Two days after over 1 million people protested in the streets of Hong Kong – unsuccessfully – against a proposed extradition bill that would allow Beijing to take people from Hong Kong to stand trial in mainland China on Wednesday morning in a fresh display of defiance against the contentious extradition bill, thousands of protesters started barricading roads and began stopping traffic from accessing the HK legislature on Wednesday morning, as the government’s proposal returns to a full council meeting.

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China’s Mass Surveillance App Hacked; Code Reveals Specific Criteria For Illegal Oppression [VIDEO]

China’s Mass Surveillance App Hacked; Code Reveals Specific Criteria For Illegal Oppression [VIDEO]

Human Rights Watch got their hands on an app used by Chinese authorities in the western Xinjiang region to surveil, track and categorize the entire local population – particularly the 13 million or so Turkic Muslims subject to heightened scrutiny, of which around one million are thought to live in ‘reeducation’ camps. After reverse-engineering it, they found truly dystopian criteria.

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Stunning Images Show France’s Historic Notre Dame Cathedral Engulfed In Flames [VIDEO]

Stunning Images Show France’s Historic Notre Dame Cathedral Engulfed In Flames [VIDEO]

The situation is a terrible tragedy as one of the most revered monuments in all of Catholicism looks like it could be completely destroyed, a historical tragedy that would be practically unrivaled in modern times. The cathedral’s 15-foot lead spire has collapsed, and the roof has as well, during holy week on the Catholic calendar, which is a busy season for Paris’s most popular tourist attraction.

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Extremely Disturbing Footage Of Deadly Mexico Pipeline Explosion Surfaces [VIDEO]

Extremely Disturbing Footage Of Deadly Mexico Pipeline Explosion Surfaces [VIDEO]

Extremely disturbing footage of the aftermath of a giant fireball that burst from an illegal gasoline pipeline tap near a small town north of Mexico City has surfaced online. In the video, people are seen throwing themselves on the grass and in water to try and extinguish the flames. The horrific incident took place as locals had gathered around a ruptured Pemex pipeline to collect the fuel that was spilling out. The company blamed the fire on thieves drilling into the pipe.

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Holland Heats Up, Belgium Burns As French Yellow Vest Protests Spread Across Europe [VIDEO]

Holland Heats Up, Belgium Burns As French Yellow Vest Protests Spread Across Europe [VIDEO]

France is now facing the possibility of martial law or greater unrest and violence. But, the discontent being seen in France is also being felt elsewhere in Europe – most notably Belgium and the Netherlands. Although receiving much less media attention, the “yellow vests” have taken to the street in Belgium over many of the same concerns as their counterparts in France.

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Brexit: The Transition Period Explained [VIDEO]

Brexit: The Transition Period Explained [VIDEO]

The BREXIT (a portmanteau of “British exit from the European Union”) Vote happened on June 23, 2016 where 52 percent of those who voted in the referendum supported withdrawal of Great Britain from the European Union.  Yet, here we are, two years later and we’re still hearing about it.  So, what’s going on?  Is Britain part of the EU or are they completely autonomous again?  Why is this transition period happening or even needed after the UK leaves the European Union in March 2019? Reality Check’s Chris Morris tackles the terminology.

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3,000 Hondurans Make New Run For US Border; Trump Threatens To Cut Aid If Not Stopped [VIDEO]

3,000 Hondurans Make New Run For US Border; Trump Threatens To Cut Aid If Not Stopped [VIDEO]

An estimated 2,500 – 3,000 Honduran migrants crossed into Guatemala on Monday for a second northbound trek to the US border in six months, following a tense standoff with police in riot gear. The caravan’s attempt to seek asylum in the United States will spotlight President Trump’s hardline immigration stance right ahead of midterms.

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