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University Head in Hong Kong urges protesters to leave, could seek hel...

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Moscow/Sputnik/UNI: The president of an embattled university in Hong Kong on Friday urged protesters, some of whom are not students at the university, to leave, while not ruling out the option of seeking assistance from the local government.
Yellow vest protests cost France $2.75Bln - Reports
Moscow/Sputnik/UNI: France has lost 2.5 billion euros ($2.75 billion) over the yellow vest protests, which started exactly a year ago, French RTL radio station reported on Friday, citing the government.
Elderly man dies after being wounded in Hong Kong violence : hospital
Moscow/Sputnik/UNI: A 70-year-old man died after being injured in clashes between government supporters and anti-government protesters in Hong Kong's Sheung Shui area, a local hospital said.
Syria's Assad hints at CIA role in death of White Helmets co-founder Le Mesurier
Damascus/Sputnik/UNI: Syrian President Bashar Assad has suggested that whichever intelligence agency had killed White Helmets co-founder James Le Mesurier, the US Central Intelligence Agency was the one pulling the strings.
Renewal of cross-border aid operation critical to northern Syria: UN relief chief
New York/IBNS: The top UN humanitarian official was in the Security Council on Wednesday to appeal for the renewal of an operation that delivers life-saving food and other aid relief to some four million civilians in northern Syria.
UN agency sounds alarm: Dwindling agrobiodiversity ‘severe threat’ to food security
New York/IBNS: To help ensure the most-consumed foods don’t disappear in the face of the climate crisis, farmers must cultivate crops able to resist environmental shocks and other stresses, the Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) highlighted in a new set of conservation guidelines published on Thursday.
Bolivia crisis: UN chief sends envoy to support peace, amidst renewed clashes
New York/IBNS: UN chief António Guterres announced on Thursday that he had appointed a Personal Envoy who would be travelling to Bolivia later in the day, to offer support to national leaders, following the departure of former president, Evo Morales.
Human rights experts call for ‘paradigm shift’ on arbitrary detention in Qatar
New York/IBNS: A group of independent UN human rights experts is calling for a “paradigm shift” in Qatar to protect people in the Gulf State from arbitrary detention.
Police suspect university in Hong Kong of turning into 'Weapons Factory' amid clashes
Moscow/Sputnik/UNI: Police in Hong Kong shared on Wednesday their suspicions that the Chinese University of Hong Kong was used to stock or make weapons after hundreds of petrol bombs were thrown on its campus during Tuesday’s violent clashes between protesters and police officers.
Islamic Jihad group says 5 militants killed in clashes with Israel over 24 hours
Gaza/Sputnik/UNI: Gaza-based Palestinian militants group Islamic Jihad (PIJ) said on Wednesday that five of its militants had been killed over the past 24 hours during an armed confrontation with Israeli forces.
Grenade explosion at festival in Southeastern Myanmar kills 4: Reports
Moscow/Sputnik/UNI: Four people were killed and another 10 sustained injuries in a grenade explosion that happened during a festival devoted to the end of the rainy season in southeastern Myanmar, local media reported on Wednesday, citing a local charity group.
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