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Hong Kong police fire tear gas as protests take violent turn again

Protesters threw bricks and gasoline bombs at police, who responded with tear gas, as chaotic scenes returned to the summer-long anti-government protests on Saturday for the first time in nearly two weeks.

Global economic slowdown hovers over Trump and other G-7 leaders at summit

President Trump and his counterparts are facing mounting anxiety over the world economy.

North Korea has fired two unidentified projectiles off its east coast, South Korea says

South Korea’s Joint Chiefs of Staff says in a statement that the launches were made from the North’s northeastern Hamgyong province on Saturday morning.

Amazon fires prompt alarm in Europe, and anger at Brazil’s government

President Emmanuel Macron of France went so far as to accuse President Jair Bolsonaro of Brazil of lying about being committed to fighting climate change and protecting the Amazon forest.

Paris prosecutor opens investigation in Jeffrey Epstein scandal

The prosecutor did not reveal whether his office had received any specific accusations against Epstein, but said in a statement that the investigation would aim to “uncover potential offenses” committed against any French citizens in France and abroad.

Hong Kong protesters join hands to form human chains across the city

Participants fanned out across three routes totaling 20 miles over densely populated sections of Hong Kong Island, Kowloon, and the New Territories.

UN says it’s possible to eradicate malaria, but probably not soon

Dr. Pedro Alonso, the UN health agency’s global malaria director, said WHO is ‘‘unequivocally in favor’’ of eradication, but that major questions about its feasibility remain.

Polish official: Deadly lightning storm like terror attack

The Giewont mountain is a highly frequented destination, but the metal chains that were installed there to aid the climbers and a huge metal cross at the top attract lighting, making it very dangerous during thunderstorms.