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Doomsday Clock moved up and now sits at 3 minutes before midnight

The metaphorical Doomsday Clock, created by and kept up by The Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists, has been moved. It is now the closest it's been to midnight in three decades, moving up Thursday to 3 minutes to midnight.

Hong Kong Occupy protest leaders arrested

Hong Kong - The original founders of Hong Kong's pro-democracy Occupy movement were arrested and released Saturday as the city's police chief defended the investigation into mass protests, saying it was not "a show".

Hong Kong police hunt young girl over diamond heist

Hong Kong - Hong Kong police say they are hunting a girl aged between 12 and 14 years old over the theft of a diamond necklace worth more than HK$36 million (US$4.6 million) from a luxury jewellery store.

Op-Ed: Manny mouthing more hype but Mayweather vs. Pacquiao still likely

Here's this: Manny Pacquiao and his camp are not simply engaging in hype when they take shots at Floyd Mayweather, when they are accusing him of ducking the fight every boxing fans wants to see. They're also engaging in, frankly, self-serving bullshit.

Hong Kong financiers challenge China in newspaper advert

Hong Kong - A group of pro-democracy financiers in Hong Kong took out an advert in the Wall Street Journal on Thursday challenging China to respect the city's autonomy and introduce free elections.

Hong Kong media tycoon arrested over pro-democracy protests

Hong Kong - Hong Kong pro-democracy newspaper tycoon Jimmy Lai was arrested and released by police Wednesday after turning himself in, the latest figure targeted in a broadening investigation which protest leaders describe as harassment.

Disillusioned Hong Kongers press UK for escape route

Hong Kong - With Hong Kong increasingly polarised on political reforms and fears growing over the influence of Beijing, frustrated residents are pressing former colonial power Britain to offer them an escape route.

Op-Ed: Mayweather patiently waits for contract, Pacquiao mouths off

There is nothing from any official involved in negotiations that suggests Floyd Mayweather is balking at signing to fight Manny Pacquiao on May 2. The only suggestions that Mayweather won't sign are coming from none other than Pacquiao himself.

Betting starts for Mayweather vs. Pacquiao fight before contract

Betting lines and odds are already up on the Floyd Mayweather - Manny Pacquiao fight for May 2 - before the fight has even been signed. Not surprisingly, Mayweather is the odds on favourite at about 3-1.

Two RCMP officers shot in Alberta badly wounded, suspect on loose

Two RCMP officers in St. Albert, Alta. were shot and wounded at about 3 a.m. this morning and are in hospital with serious wounds There is a hunt in the area for an armed and dangerous suspect.

Hong Kong student leaders arrested, released without charge

Hong Kong - Hong Kong student leaders including the teenage face of the pro-democracy movement, Joshua Wong, were arrested Friday on charges relating to mass protests as authorities target prominent figures who spearheaded the rallies.

Miley Cyrus naked in 'V' magazine with photos from Bangerz tour

It's all about the publicity and Miley Cyrus knows about publicity. This time she's posed naked, with some conveniently located soap bubbles, for 'V' magazine. Given her look that's pretty good publicity, too.

Macau prostitution ring busted, tycoon's nephew arrested

Hong Kong - Police in the Chinese gambling enclave of Macau have busted a major prostitution ring and arrested more than 100 people, including the nephew of gaming tycoon Stanley Ho, city authorities said Tuesday.

Firebomb attacks on home and office of Hong Kong media tycoon

Hong Kong - Firebomb attacks early Monday on the Hong Kong home and office of pro-democracy newspaper tycoon Jimmy Lai have triggered new fears over the safety of outspoken media figures in the city.

285,000 to immigrate to Canada in 2015, Express Entry changes how

The Canadian government is on record as saying they will bring in 260,000 to 285,000 immigrants in 2015, and a new method of selection changes how economic entries get in. It's called Express Entry and it began on Jan. 1.

Hong Kong student leader Wong slams authorities in court

Hong Kong - The teenage face of Hong Kong's pro-democracy movement, 18-year-old Joshua Wong, slammed the authorities Thursday in a court appearance linked to mass protests which brought parts of the city to a standstill for months.

Charlie Hebdo suspects identified, reports differ on their status

The identities of three men believed to have attacked the French satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo Wednesday and shot dead 12 have been released. Some reports say one was killed, the other two captured. Other reports say one is in custody, two at large

Floyd 'Money' Mayweather posts photo of spiffy cars, private jet

They do not call him 'Money' for nothing...though that's actually a nickname he gave himself. At any rate, Floyd Mayweather showed off on Instagram today what he does with his money, posting a photo of his fleet of cars and private jet.

Hong Kong takes next step on political reform

Hong Kong - Hong Kong Wednesday announced new proposals for how the city should choose its next leader but made clear that candidates would still be screened -- the key issue behind more than two months of mass protests.

Hong Kong leader warns against protests ahead of reform talks

Hong Kong - Hong Kong's leader Tuesday warned against fresh pro-democracy protests ahead of the next step in the city's contentious political reform process, as a new official report on the mass rallies sparked widespread anger.
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