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Hong Kong extradition: Police fire rubber bullets at protesters

Hong Kong extradition: Police fire rubber bullets at protesters

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Media playback is unsupported on your device Police have fired rubber bullets and tear gas at protesters in Hong Kong where anger at a new extradition bill has spilled over into violence. Protesters have blocked key roads around government buildings and threw bricks and projectiles at police. The government is still pushing for the bill which would allow extradition to mainland China and it is expected to pass its final vote on 20 June.But the Legislative Council (LegCo) has now delayed its second reading.Follow live: Hong Kong protesters and police face offThe pro-Beijing LegCo said Wednesday's scheduled meeting would instead be held at an unspecified "later time". This is the first time rubber bullets have been used in Hong Kong for decades. What's happe...
Dodging bullets on the frontline of Libya’s chaotic conflict

Dodging bullets on the frontline of Libya’s chaotic conflict

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Fierce fighting has broken out in Libya's capital as military groups try to defend the city against a warlord formerly allied to ex-dictator Colonel Gaddafi.Here, Sky's special correspondent Alex Crawford gives her first-hand account as she joined forces frantically trying to stop Khalifa Haftar and the Libyan National Army. The frontlines in Tripoli are a chaotic mess.A ragtag group of fighters allied to a range of different militias have banded together to defend the capital - and it's a jumble of shooting, firing, running and attacking, only to be followed by frantic retreating. Image: Fierce fighting has broken out in Tripoli Image: A range of different militias have banded together to...
Why is mass murder by bombs and bullets okay?

Why is mass murder by bombs and bullets okay?

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The use of chemical weapons may be the overwhelming image of the Syrian war - but it shouldn't be.Hundreds of thousands of people have been slaughtered with conventional arms.None of those people would differentiate between a crude barrel bomb and one loaded with noxious chemicals.Image:Dozens were killed and hundreds injured in the suspected chemical attackIt's a cynical joke Syrians sometimes make: "How would you rather be killed?"By a shell, starvation through siege, or a chemical attack?"When you speak to Syrians about what has happened to them, their families and their country, their outrage about the inaction of the West is not that we didn't react when chemical weapons were used, it is that we didn't react at all.:: Corbyn: May 'waiting on Trump' over SyriaImage:Many buildings in Do...