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Tear gas and water cannon fired at Hong Kong protesters

Tear gas and water cannon fired at Hong Kong protesters

World
Riot police in Hong Kong have fired water cannon, tear gas and pepper spray during clashes with anti-government protesters.The latest violent confrontations, which saw some demonstrators hurl petrol bombs at official buildings, follow weeks of pro-democracy unrest in the city. Image: Petrol bombs were thrown by some anti-government protesters It will fuel fears of escalating violence in the run up to China's National Day on 1 October, marking the 70th anniversary of the founding of the People's Republic.Thousands of protesters, many clad in black with umbrellas and carrying pro-democracy posters, sang songs and chanted Stand With Hong Kong, Fight For Freedom as they marched on government offices, in defiance of a police ban. ...
Surgery helps older patients with meniscus tear better than observation, study says

Surgery helps older patients with meniscus tear better than observation, study says

Health
July 11 (UPI) -- Meniscal root tears, often associated with younger athletes, also commonly strike older people with degenerative knee problems, a new study says. Now, a new inside arthroscopic repair technique has proven to help repair these injuries in older adults, avoiding the need for more complicated surgeries, according to research presented Thursday at the American Orthopedic Society of Sports Medicine Annual Meeting. These root tears can loosen up the meniscus, which may lead to cartilage damage. "Our study found a significant improvement in all clinical outcome scores in the surgery group at two-year follow-up," said Jason L. Dragoo, a researcher at Stanford Medicine and study author, in a news release. The study included 48 people ages 50 and older who tore their meniscal root...
Fires, tear gas highlight another round of Yellow Vests protests in Paris

Fires, tear gas highlight another round of Yellow Vests protests in Paris

World
April 20 (UPI) -- Days after Paris firefighters put out a devastating blaze at the Notre-Dame Cathedral, they rushed to extinguish small fires around Place de la Republique set by Yellow Vests protesters demonstrating Saturday against high taxes and economic equality. Paris police fired tear gas at protesters while bicycles, bins, motorbikes and cars alongside streets were set on fire. One group of protesters stole goods from a sports shop after smashing its front window, The Guardian reported. The Yellow Vests protests have been ongoing since last November, starting as a fuel tax revolt but have come to represent social policies and dissatisfaction with the French government in general. Much of action happened at Place de la Republique where protesters set the bulk of the fires and poli...
Watch Dusan Tadic tear Real Madrid apart as Ajax stun Champions League holders

Watch Dusan Tadic tear Real Madrid apart as Ajax stun Champions League holders

Sports
outrageous The former Southampton ace was the architect of the Dutch club's sensational victory at the Bernabeu Dusan Tadic set the Bernabeu on fire to inspire one of the most almighty Champions League shocks in recent memory. Ajax stunned Real Madrid by beating them 4-1 in their own back yard, sealing a 5-3 aggregate victory and eliminating the holders before the quarter-finals. Dusan Tadic and Hakim Ziyech celebrate And it was largely thanks to one man: former Southampton ace Tadic. Not only did he provide the assist for Hakim Ziyech’s opener with a smart cutback, he then turned on the magic for David Neres’ goal, and scored a screamer of his own for good measure. Surrounded by four Madrid players, he danced away from all of the...