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Police fire rubber bullets at Hong Kong protesters

Police fire rubber bullets at Hong Kong protesters

World
By Emily Mee, news reporter Hong Kong police are firing rubber bullets in an attempt to disperse anti-government protesters.Hundreds of demonstrators gathered outside Prince Edward station in Mong Kok took cover behind umbrellas and barricades fashioned from street fencing as police deployed tear gas, rubber bullets and pepper spray. Some protesters had plastered the walls of the station with graffiti and torn down signs after breaking through a metal grill to enter the building. Image: Crowds gathered outside Prince Edward station to call for the release of CCTV footage from clashes last weekend The station was closed during rush hour as crowds gathered to call for the release of ...
Hong Kong police fire gun and use water cannon on protesters

Hong Kong police fire gun and use water cannon on protesters

World
A Hong Kong police officer fired a gunshot during protests on Sunday, the first time a live round has been used since demonstrations broke out in June.Images show several other officers also pointed guns at protesters who were chasing them with sticks and poles.In another first, police deployed water cannon against protesters earlier in the day.The protests began in the city's Tsuen Wan district and have since spread to the district of Tsim Sha Tsui.Demonstrations were sparked by an extradition bill but have since morphed into broader anti-government protests, and developments on Sunday mark a serious escalation in the unrest. Media playback is unsupported on your device Police told l...
Tesla and Walmart address solar panel fire issues

Tesla and Walmart address solar panel fire issues

Technology
US supermarket chain Walmart and Tesla are working to solve the issues which allegedly caused solar panel fires in seven of its stores, Reuters reports.It follows a lawsuit launched by the retailer, alleging "widespread negligence" when the panels were installed on roofs.Clean energy firm SolarCity had installed panels on 240 Walmart stores, and was bought by Tesla in 2016.In a joint statement, the firms said they were addressing the concerns.Every system needed to operate safely, they added.The firms said they were looking to "re-energise Tesla solar installations at Walmart stores, once all parties are certain that all concerns have been addressed"."Above all else, both companies want each and every system to operate reliably, ...
Broadband chiefs fire back at PM’s full-fibre internet pledge

Broadband chiefs fire back at PM’s full-fibre internet pledge

Business
The UK's telecoms industry has issued the prime minister a challenge of its own after Boris Johnson said he wanted full-fibre broadband "for all" by 2025.An open letter says the target is possible, but only if the government tackles four problems causing delays.It adds that all of the issues must be resolved "within the next 12 months" to achieve the high-speed internet goal.But one expert said at least one of the measures was unachievable in that time frame.Mr Johnson originally declared his desire to deliver the 100% rollout of fibre-optic broadband to properties across the UK "in five years at the outside" in an article for the Telegraph published before he won the leadership vote.In it, he described the government's former ta...